Entries from McEwen 1970 in Pollex-Online

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

Language Item Description
Niue Faala Catch lice, look carefully, search minutely
Niue Fanana Slope, lean, list; slanting, not vertical Phonologically Irregular
Niue Fale koloa Store, trading post
Niue Faliki To spread on the ground. To spread out; cover spread (Sph).
Niue Faloo To tie on, tie over, lash on, fasten on
Niue Falu Some, other
Niue Fanafana Whisper v.
Niue Fanau Give birth, bring forth, lay eggs
Niue Fina atu/ange Go
Niue Fanofano Rub clothes, wash clothes by hand; to rub (as in washing clothes
Niue Faanogo/nogo Hear, listen, obey
Niue Fonua Land
Niue Fonua Afterbirth
Niue Pao A coastal tree with large red berries (Ochrosia parviflora)
Niue Faahi Side, place, part; page of a book. Side; part, section; direction (Sph).
Niue Patuliki Meteoric stone. Lightning... (Sph).
Niue (Fa)fau Construct by tying, bind together, lash
Niue Faka/feao/ Stand face to face >
Niue Iki fakafeao prince-consort
Niue Feuaki Fornication
Niue Fefe The comb (of a fowl); the broader part of a skirt Borrowed Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Feka Beginning to ripen, almost ripe (of fruit) Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Fekefeke Rough (of a surface). To look aggressive (Sph).
Niue Fekite/aki To see one another
Niue Fela Break open (vt) (as a coconut, box, etc.)
Niue Felevei/a To meet
Niue Fenumi/aki Leave in an untidy heap, as clothing Problematic
Niue Vikiviki The side, below the armpits; the ribs. Bones (of skinny people) (Sph). Phonologically Irregular
Niue Fehikitaki Change about, swap
Niue A/ano Disagreeable, unpleasant (of taste) [ex. water] Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Fi/fili Choose, select
Niue Fii Enemy, hated one, enmity, hatred
Niue Fili Plait, twist Phonologically Irregular
Niue Filo To twist (as a rope), to plait; string, thread, reel of cotton
Niue Fio Mix
Niue Fiho Froth, foam
Niue Fitaa Definitely; sn emphatic affirmative, yes indeed, definitely yes. To already have done something (Sph). Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Faka/fitaa Become weary
Niue Fiu Wearied of,"fed up"
Niue Fo/foo Massage
Niue Foo Rub together, when washing clothes. Hand-wash (Sph).
Niue Foa To make a road, clear an opening. To clear an open space, to make a clearing (Sph).
Niue Fofonga Face, eyes, mouth (of chief)
Niue Fou Squeeze out, as a thorn. Removing something small in the body with a needle or thorn (Sph). Phonologically Irregular
Niue Liu/foki/ Return
Niue (Fo)fole To skin, to peel Phonologically Irregular
Niue Fono Council, parliament, meeting
Niue Foha Swollen, oversized, large(of root crops)
Niue Faulua, foulua Ship
Niue Fuu The trunk of a tree near the root; foot of a mast