Entries from McEwen 1970 in Pollex-Online

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

Language Item Description
Niue Pu/puni/ Enclose, shut in. Block up, cover up, partition (Sph).
Niue Puho A flame; to flare; blazing
Niue Afule, hafule Strip the dry leaves from sugarcane, pandanus, banana etc. (Motu dialect). To clear dead leaves (Sph).
Niue Haakina To strike (as the foot against a stone)
Niue Vai /halo/ A dish of scraped coconut and arrowroot
Niue Hama Wife (fig.)
Niue Kai/hamu/ Eat meat without vegetables. Eat only protein foods (Sph).
Niue Hana Maize
Niue Hahave Large flying-fish. Fully grown flying fish...(Sph).
Niue Hau/hauaa Churlish, bad-tempered Borrowed
Niue He Because of, on account of, as, whilst
Niue Hee Large flying grasshopper, cicada
Niue Hei Floral decoration for bride; to place a flower in hair or behind ear
Niue Hele To cut up, castrate; mark bark cloth; reap
Niue Mata/ngao Corner (of house etc.). Corner, very point of a corner, gable (Sph). Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Hina Drop of water falling from a stalactite; puddle in a rock
Niue Hi/hina Drip; flow (of tears).
Niue Hifo Go westwards Problematic
Niue Hoa Helper, follower, companion. Partner (Sph).
Niue Hoka Pierce, poke. Thrust, spear (Sph).
Niue Holi Trample on, kick, disobey. Break (promise) (Bib.)
Niue Hohaa Nuisance, noise; noisy
Niue Hu/hua Liquid, juice, juicy, filled with milk (of breast)
Niue Huli Young plants of taro, banana etc.; offspring, shoot, scion
Niue Hulu/hulu Mend (as a mat)
Niue Faka/huu/ hifo Headlong
Niue Huni A tree (Hernandia moerenhoutiana)
Niue Tangatoo Very loose, to loosen
Niue Tangutu/ngutu Stump of tree
Niue Taka/ia Roaming, wandering
Niue Takalo Play game of tika; to evade blows; sport
Niue Tika, hako-tika, tika-hako Straight
Niue Tala A seabird (grey, about the size of a taketake [white tern], flies in a flock). (Rarely seen (Sph.).
Niue Ta/tali/ Wait
Niue Tamaki Accident; accidentally Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Tamaikiiki Children
Niue Tapa/a Speak fast, babble, talk wildly; loud, boisterous, talkative
Niue Tau- Reciprocal prefix; a continual action
Niue Taua War
Niue Toihune [Motu dialect], toihuni [Tafiti dialect] A shrub (Messerschmidia argentea)
Niue Taihuni Coastal growth, scrub
Niue Tavahi Tree sp. (Rhus taitensis)
Niue Tuali A tree (Szygium clusiifolium)
Niue Tavili Grind
Niue Tavilivili Spin, whirl, rotate
Niue E Article, either definite or indefinite
Niue Teetee An exclamation Borrowed
Niue Tee Excrement
Niue Tea White, light-coloured, fair skinned
Niue Tegitegi A type of fine mat, coloured