Entries from Pawley & Sayaba 2003 in Pollex-Online

Pawley, A. and T. Sayaba (2003). Words of Waya: A dictionary of the Wayan dialect of the Western Fijian language. Canberra, Department of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies.

Language Item Description
Waya Sooloi Have fresh coconut oil added (in order to extract more oil by compressing the gratings) Problematic
Waya Somo/somo The fat of a turtle Problematic
Waya Soosaa Be fully engaged with something, very busy, preoccupied with something; suffer from or with something
Waya Sua/ki Stab something, husk something
Waya Cua A pudding made of starch, sugar and coconut-cream Problematic
Waya Curu Be bagged, put into a bag or basket with the top fastened
Waya Sumsum Fish, prob. Pufferfish or Toadfish
Waya Cum Fish taxon, comprising considerable number of Triggerfish (Balistidae) and Leatherjackets (Aluteridae)
Waya Cunu Burnt or branded by a smouldering stick or firebrand
Waya Taa Be cut by chopping or slashing
Waya Taa Excrement
Waya Tavi Be brushed lightly, swept
Waya Tavu Be heated over a fire
Waya Tavu/ni Set fire to something; light a fire
Waya Tavu/to Whale (includes all large whales)
Waya Taga Any deep receptacle with open top made of woven material; bag, sack
Waya Taagava A fish, prob. (Cheilinus undulatus)
Waya Tagi Cry
Waya Taci Coast, seashore, sea (from the perspective of the land)
Waya Taci- Younger (classificatory) sibling of the same sex
Waya Taka Spread, become widespread (as a disease, breed of animals)
Waya Takele Keel of a boat
Waya Taakelo Bent, curved, crooked Problematic
Waya Taku Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)
Waya Takubu Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans approximans)
Waya Tala/i Chief's messenger
Waya Tala Remove goods or cargo from a container or place
Waya Taaravu Fireplace
Waya Tali Plait
Waya Taliga Ear
Waya Taa(y)alo Wave, signal by waving the arms
Waya Tarutaru Shrub taxon. Grows on coast, up to 2-3 metres tall, has sweet-smelling white flower
Waya Tanive A class of small, sardine-like fish
Waya Tabataba Skin; body of a living organism Uncertain Semantic Connection
Waya Tabakau Mat, loosely woven from coconut fronds
Waya Tabai Be split, come apart; break up, stop cooperating (of partners in a project)
Waya Cabacaba Parribacus sp., similar to Moreton Bay Bug
Waya Tabono Stopped up, sealed, blocked up, patched
Waya Tapu Forbidden, prohibited
Tongan Tau- Persistence (semi-productive)
Samoan Taaupoou Virgin village maiden
Waya (Y)alu (Epipremnum pinnatum)
Waya Teqe Set or stand on a support (tr. and intr.); be put on to cook
Waya Dere Touch, handle, make contact
Waya Civa Pearl oyster
Waya Tivitivi Butterfly fishes
Waya Tiri Ooze out, bleed, run slowly in a thick stream
Waya Diri Be smashed, broken up by blows
Waya Tidro Look, peer, watch
Waya Tiro Peep, take an unobtrusive look; look from behind or through something