Entries from Ranby 1980 in Pollex-Online

Ranby, P. (1980). A Nanumea Lexicon. Canberra, Department of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies, The Australian National University.

Language Item Description
Tuvalu Gaa- Prefix to indicate "in the direction of"
Tuvalu Gaegae Short of breath; breathe heavily. (To have) asthma (Jsn).
Tuvalu Gaakau Gut, intestines
Tuvalu Gali Bite off more fruit than one can chew
Tuvalu Gali Handsome, beautiful
Tuvalu Galulu To shake, rock; to be shaken, rocked, vibrate, quake
Tuvalu Gao Footprint
Tuvalu Gao/tua Dress timber with an adze
Tuvalu Gao/gaoa/ Untidy
Tuvalu Gaaosi [Sam] to prepare (food); to manufacture, make, produce (Jackson)
Tuvalu Gaholo Grow, increase, decrease, change, move (Rby)
Tuvalu Gahu Saltbush (Scaevola taccada)
Tuvalu Gaatai Seawards
Tuvalu Gati Coconut-shell container for water
Tuvalu Gati/ fagogo Skull
Tuvalu Go/goto/ Descend towards the bottom of the sea
Tuvalu Gugu Rheumatism or arthritis
Tuvalu Aa What?
Tuvalu Aga Measure in spans
Tuvalu Aga Turn to face; listen, obey
Tuvalu Ai Who?
Tuvalu Ia Initiatory interjection Problematic
Tuvalu Akau Reef formations in the lagoon
Tuvalu Ake Upwards
Tuvalu Aku Fish (Platybelone argalus)
Tuvalu Ala/tuu Road, path
Tuvalu A/ali Hand weed taro; scoop a dry substance
Tuvalu Paki/au/ Tattooing pen
Tuvalu Taupulu Coconut husk
Tuvalu Ikofi Tongs
Tuvalu Hikofi Tongs (NAN) Problematic
Tuvalu Igoa Name
Tuvalu Iva Nine
Tuvalu Ogoogo Small herb (Acalypha grandis)
Tuvalu Oge Mean, miserly; a miser, one who will not share with others; famine, stricken by famine
Tuvalu Oka House rafters
Tuvalu Oka Coconut husk; to husk, to punch
Tuvalu Oko Touch; arrive at or reach a certain place or time; call to or set off for a certain place
Tuvalu Holi Favour one side or contender to win
Tuvalu Uu Breast
Tuvalu Ui Take something off, undress oneself; strip dead leaves from coconut tree
Tuvalu Uku Dive, swim under water
Tuvalu Ulu Enter
Tuvalu Ulu/fia Possessed by a spirit; inspired
Tuvalu Kaa Future tense-aspect marker
Tuvalu Kaa If
Tuvalu Kaa But
Tuvalu Kafa Coarse rope of coconut fibre
Tuvalu Kafa/kafa Mullet
Tuvalu Kaafai If