Entries from Churchward 1959 in Pollex-Online

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

Language Item Description
Tongan Fakalongo To be silent, not to speak or make a noise
Tongan Fakaongo Defer to, accept authority, be subject or submissive; report, carry, convey (news or orders); keep one’s ears open for; sound (as doctor listening to chest)
Tongan Fakalotolotoua Causing or tendency to cause uncertainty
Tongan Fakamatala Explain, describe, report on; explanation, description, report
Tongan Fakamatuʔu To cause to cease flowing, to stop the flow of, to stanch (blood)
Tongan Fakamaʔu Make firm; do up, fix, fasten; tighten; engaged to be married
Tongan Fakamaveu(veu) To throw into disorder or confusion; to cause disturbance or disorder
Tongan Fakamele Say bad things about, cast aspersions on; cause to be defective, mar, spoil, injure
Tongan Fakaʔopo/ʔopo Fit three or more things closely and evenly together
Tongan Fakapeʔe To cause or allow (breadfruit) to become over-ripe
Tongan Fakapelepele To pet, to make a pet of, treat with indulgence or favouritism; treat (a thing) with special care
Tongan Fakahee(ʔi) Cause to stray or wander; banish, expel, exile
Tongan Fakaheheke To slide along (deliberately), to skate or ski
Tongan Fakaʔata Observe, look at or examine with a telescope, etc.; take aim
Tongan Fakataha Come together, meet or gather together, assemble; together, unitedly; meeting, assembly
Tongan Fakatau/tehina Like a brother or sister Problematic
Tongan Faka(to)tofu Give more or less similar shares to everyone (obj. people)
Tongan Fakatoka Set about, set out, begin (to do something)
Tongan Fakaʔuta Imagine, envisage; consider, think of
Tongan Fakavaʔe To provide with legs or feet...; to provide with a stand, base (something) on...
Tongan Fakavaka Handle, frame, provide with a handle or frame
Tongan Faki Pick, pluck, especially banana, coconut
Tongan Fala Mat
Tongan Fala Sand for grave mound
Tongan Faa Seashore Pandanus
Tongan Faa/faa Kind of Pandanus
Tongan Faʔala Search for lice
Tongan Falafala Yam sp
Tongan Falala Lean v
Tongan Falala Blow against
Tongan Faalahi Wide
Tongan Falahola Pandanus sp.
Tongan Fale House
Tongan Fale koloa Shop, store
Tongan Faliki Floor
Tongan Faliki/ʔi Cover (Floor) with mats
Tongan Feliu/aki Change, turn around, become different
Tongan Fao Stretch tight, make taut
Tongan Faloo Stretch and keep stretched (e.g. to get the kinks or creases out of it)
Tongan Faloo Stretch oneself (esp in order to see something)
Tongan Fau Pull or drag by force
Tongan Fana Shoot
Tongan Kau/fana Bow
Tongan Fafana Whisper
Tongan Fanafana Whisper
Tongan Fanaa Mast
Tongan Fananga Fictitious fable or story, fairytale
Tongan Fanau Have a child or children (human, animal, fish, but not birds)
Tongan Faanau Children, offspring
Tongan Fano/vale Wander aimlessly