Entries from Buse 1996 in Pollex-Online

Buse, J. (1996). Cook Islands Maori dictionary with English-Cook Islands Maori finderlist. Canberra, Pacific Linguistics.

Language Item Description
Rarotongan ʔIakai To feel hungry (dialectal)
Mangaia Mara Bitter
Rarotongan Mangio, mangeo Itch, prick or sting (as the skin does from insect bites or nettles, or the throat from pungent food); irritant, stinging
Rarotongan Pa/pare Turn or swing something around into another direction; bring (a canoe) about; round (a quarry) up
Rarotongan ʔEkenga A way down, steps or stairs down Problematic
Rarotongan Matara Unravelled, solved (of a mystery or riddle)
Rarotongan Piro Old and much worn (of things), worn out, rotten
Rarotongan Piro/piro Smell rotten or putrid
Rarotongan Taaʔora A bare expanse of sand or rock, esp. along the coast, e.g. a large sandpit
Rarotongan Mataa vai Head of the channel [s.v. mata.1.14]
Rarotongan Turituri Be deafened by noise; noisy, deafening, a deafening row; be quiet! it is too noisy
Rarotongan Kapi(kapi) Covered completely, fully occupied (of floor space or a piece of land which has been planted up), filled in and completed (of the cane wall of a house, or a palisade)
Rarotongan Pou, pau All gone, used up, worn out, exhausted, spent, eliminated, destroyed, done for
Rarotongan Pau, pou All (exhausting the total number or amount)
Rarotongan ʔIkuʔiku End, tip (exs. ends of coconut leaves, tails of fish)
Rarotongan Tua Ridge (of mountain), crest (of wave), bottom (of inverted bowl, canoe, etc.); surface, face; side or end (of house)
Rarotongan Epa(epa) Honour ceremonially, dedicate, consecrate
Rarotongan Aa Along, over the surface of (before locative nouns and a few common nouns indicating position)
Rarotongan Maa/nguu/nguu Thunder
Rarotongan ʔAkateretere Sail along
Rarotongan Tangi Any noise or sound
Rarotongan Peke Removed, taken away, driven off...disappeared, gone away (of physical or emotional states); cleared (of debt); defeated, beaten
Rarotongan Peke Clamber
Rarotongan Karu Go slack, sag (of a rope, line or net)
Rarotongan Karu/karu Hang or sag in folds, crumpled, wrinkled, wizened
Rarotongan Mea Used with wide range of meanings, almost as a pro-verb: do, make. Do something, bring something, be about to do something, say, tell, think, wish
Rarotongan E ʔia ʔua Only a few
Rarotongan Tari Anything used for tying up or lashing together
Rarotongan Varea Overcome by sleep, fallen asleep
Rarotongan Ao World
Rarotongan Mavete Split apart, divide (vi)
Rarotongan Muka Fragrant Uncertain Semantic Connection
Rarotongan Rava(a)kai Fisherman
Rarotongan Vaitata Draw close, be near (of time and place) Phonologically Irregular
Rarotongan Mangamangaa rima Finger(s)
Rarotongan Mangamanga vaevae Toe(s)
Rarotongan Taratara Prickly, bristly, barbed, jagged, sharp-edged (as stones, not knife), rough-surfaced, serrated
Rarotongan Taapuni Stow away (on a ship)
Rarotongan Teeraa That (one over there, not here by me or there by you, also used temporally for distant (non-present) time
Rarotongan Teenaa That (there by you, connected with you)
Rarotongan Koo/mataauu Nipple, teat
Rarotongan Peeraa Like that
Rarotongan Varo Hollow out, scoop out
Rarotongan Taa/pata Cause drops of sweat to form
Rarotongan ʔAanau Give birth, to bear (offspring); be born
Rarotongan ʔAanau Offspring, progeny
Rarotongan ʔAkaʔoa Make friend, companion, mate
Rarotongan Toko To prop up
Rarotongan ʔOoiti Constricted (of openings), narrow Problematic
Rarotongan ʔAkaa(a)ta Reflect, reflection