Entries from McEwen 1970 in Pollex-Online

McEwen, J. M. (1970). Niue Dictionary. Wellington, Department of Maori and Island Affairs.

Language Item Description
Niue A Personal article
Niue -Aa- Like, as, after the manner of
Niue Afaa Storm, hurricane, gale
Niue Afine Armpit
Niue Afo Cord, line, string, fishing line
Niue Afu Hot, oppressive, sultry, airless
Niue Angi Light breeze (I), blow generally gentle breeze
Niue A(h)otea Broad daylight Problematic
Niue Aitu Evil spirit (I), ghost
Niue Aka Creeper, Kudzu Bean (Pueraria thunbergiana)
Niue Aka Kick
Niue Akelisi Locust (Bib.)
Niue Aki Instrumental (with)
Niue Aku Scrape out with hands (I), dig up, shovel up . Dig up, scoop
Niue Aalai Obstruct, stop up
Niue Ma/ali Clear, distinct
Niue Alofa Love n Borrowed Phonologically Irregular
Niue Fakaalofa Love, pity, compassion; to love, pity, have mercy, bless Phonologically Irregular
Niue Faka/alu/ Make a horse gallop
Niue Amanaki Hope, prepare, get ready . Be prepared, be ready; hope, look forward to
Niue Anoiha, noiha Day after tomorrow
Niue Anu To spit
Niue Aoao Pick up rubbish, sweep up with hands
Niue Aoga Useful, worthy, suitable
Niue Apa/apa Make obeisance, show respect
Niue Apiapi Crowded, congested (I), confined, narrow
Niue Ahi/ahi Visit frequently
Niue Maata/ata/ Dawn
Niue Ataa Wide, spacious, at leisure, free
Niue Faka/ati/ Peep into, look at
Niue Atiu A vine (Cucumis anguria), bur gherkin (introduced) the striped variety
Niue Au/a Arrive opportunely, to happen upon
Niue Aukava To poison fish
Niue Avanga Irregular liaison (from Samoan) Borrowed
Niue E By (agent) only before pronouns and proper names
Niue Eti To bite off (as rind of sugarcane, etc)
Niue Faa Stalk
Niue Faafaa Look out for someone, reconnoitre
Niue Fafali Clear away, wipe off, wash out
Niue Fafo Outside
Niue Fanga A trap for crayfish
Niue Fao A pet
Niue Fao A pet
Niue Fai- Prefixed to a verbal form produces noun denoting performer . Problematic
Niue Fai Possess, be
Niue Faai Extract; to open (as one's legs) . To open (as the eye with a finger)
Niue Tau Gather tiale flowers Problematic
Niue Faite Expose oneself provocatively, of a woman
Niue Faitoo Rub, massage a sick person, to give medical attention to
Niue Fakaeteete Walk with dignity, walk evenly or smoothly