Entries from Churchward 1959 in Pollex-Online

Churchward, C. M. (1959). Tongan Dictionary. London, Oxford University Press.

Language Item Description
Tongan Hili/faki To place, lay upon; lay, impose or inflict (duties, responsibilities, punishment)
Tongan Hili/fakia To be caught or stranded on top of something (e.g. ball in roof-gutter, falling fruit caught in branches)
Tongan Liifio Kind of large brown moth
Tongan Maalie Well done! (Eng-Ton)
Tongan Fafao To stretch oneself out (e.g. on the beach)
Tongan ʔO/ʔao/ʔi-ngutu The roof of the mouth
Tongan (Ene)ene To be on the point of doing something but to refrain from actually doing it
Tongan Faka/ene/ene To deal with in a hesitating way, not acting firmly lest some harm or damage might be done thereby
Tongan Haʔo/fia To surround or sit round
Tongan Moko/hula Earwig
Tongan Moko/moko/tuʔaniu Mantis
Tongan Moko/tola Shellfish sp.
Tongan Moko/hunu Sea-slug sp.
Tongan Lea/ʔi To speak to by way of reproof, admonition, encouragement or exhortation
Tongan Lau/ʔi Talk or gossip about (esp. in derogatory or critical way), say things about
Tongan ʔOla Gnaw, scrape off with teeth
Tongan Tina/amanu Breeding animal
Tongan Ao/faki Comprehensive, all-inclusive... Uncertain Semantic Connection
Tongan Lalo/kia Front of neck, throat (exterior)
Tongan Tau Green leaves...for covering food in a native oven