Entries from Clark 1998 in Pollex-Online

Clark, R. (1998). A dictionary of the Mele language (Atara Imere), Vanuatu. Canberrra, Pacific Linguistics.

Language Item Description
Ifira-Mele A/furu te/mata Eyebrows, eyelashes
Ifira-Mele Puao Cloud; school of very small fish
Ifira-Mele Mate/a Love passionately
Ifira-Mele Fakkai/na Sharpen
Ifira-Mele Koi Boundary, boundary marker; line, row (of things)
Ifira-Mele Tuuta Time (set or appointed) Uncertain Semantic Connection
Ifira-Mele Aamoga Load, burden (esp. carried at both ends of a pole)
Ifira-Mele Te/ara matua The main road
Tongan Kananga Quip, jibe; common saying, or slang word or expression
Ifira-Mele Fakasuku Part of a name or phrase that is not mentioned but is understood
Tongan Tama Male of chiefly rank (of any age); (cql.) fellow, lad, chap, man...
Ifira-Mele Ruru Shake; earthquake
Tongan Ngangau (of the head) To ache; (of a person) very silly
Ifira-Mele T/tuki Slitgong
Ifira-Mele Ri/iri To fan (vi)
Ifira-Mele Surumaki/na Put something inside something
Ifira-Mele Maruu/ruu Gentle, slow
Ifira-Mele Kiinei Here (near speaker)
Ifira-Mele Naa This, that (near speaker or addressee)
Ifira-Mele Ppua Deep
Ifira-Mele Tau Leaves placed on top of oven stones
Ifira-Mele Taia Hit, kill, beat (drum)
Ifira-Mele Aro Down, under, below, the lower part
Ifira-Mele Napoo/fia Time, period
Ifira-Mele Tama- Father (older word)
Ifira-Mele Magamaga Having many finger-like projections
Ifira-Mele Pani/pani Cut down things destructively, as a display of anger
Ifira-Mele Kere/kere Dirty
Ifira-Mele Tari/puusia Carry a lot of things (not necessarily all at once)
Ifira-Mele Taro/nijia Graze, sideswipe, just miss
Ifira-Mele I- Prefix to short locationals (i-roto 'inside')
Ifira-Mele Maua Find, find out, discover
Ifira-Mele Ttoro Crawl on all fours (as babies, insects, reptiles)
Ifira-Mele Torofi/a Crawl all over
Ifira-Mele Kasi/tava A kind of bivalve shellfish
Ifira-Mele Fiamoe Feel sleepy
Ifira-Mele Maa Fish sp., vertically striped yellow and brown, in schools
Ifira-Mele Fakaagiagi Enjoy the breeze
Ifira-Mele Sa/kutea Be missing, lost; disappear Phonologically Irregular
Ifira-Mele Raakau Piece of wood
Ifira-Mele Fefeaau Teacher Borrowed
Ifira-Mele Seke Slip, slide
Ifira-Mele Papa Board; stem, butt (of coconut frond)
Ifira-Mele Faka/raakei Regalia, ornaments of a chief; decorate oneself, get spruced up
Ifira-Mele Faka/rakei/a Decorate, adorn
Ifira-Mele Rava/rava Lavalava, sarong, waist-cloth
Ifira-Mele Ka/amoa Pick up, carry, hold (by main part)... Problematic
Ifira-Mele Moo/rua Carry on pole with loads at both ends
Ifira-Mele Kave/kave Coconut-leaf basket, used for carrying away rubbish from a garden
Ifira-Mele Tausoa Have illicit sexual relations, commit fornication or adultery