Entries from Donner 1983-87 in Pollex-Online

Donner, W. (1987) Sikaiana Vocabulary: Na male ma na talatala o Sikaiana. Honiara, Solomon Island

Language Item Description
Sikaiana Heai No (declarative statement); to be no, nothing
Sikaiana Kaavei The tentacles of an octopus
Sikaiana Kai/nono To beg for food, goods or money (usually demeaning)
Sikaiana Haanau Siblings of the same sex, including real and classificatory siblings; same generation, same sex, lineal and collateral relatives
Sikaiana Haanau To bear a child, to give birth; to be born
Sikaiana Aauna Gestures, action, movement, in speech or action; the action or movement of a dance
Sikaiana Kaputi Buds of a shoot {kauloloa} of a coconut tree
Sikaiana Kaulama A branch of dried coconut leaves
Sikaiana Hakahua A small wave
Sikaiana Hakapulu/pulu To do in a manner that conserves’ [miti hakapulupulu ‘smoke slowly to conserve tobacco’]
Sikaiana Hakasoa To mix two liquids together in order to dilute one liquid [hakasoa te kaleve, ‘to mix fermented coconut sap with freshly cut coconut sap’, a part of the fermentation process]
Sikaiana Sua To mix foods with coconut cream
Sikaiana K/kutu To collect, bring together; to come together, of people’
Sikaiana Taa To turn direction in a canoe
Sikaiana Tata To jerk a line, as in jerking a trap
Sikaiana Tau ama A rope on the outrigger canoe that runs from the mast to the boom and then back to the stern of the canoe
Sikaiana Tautali Follow another, walk behind
Sikaiana Atumata The spacing of holes in the mesh of a net
Sikaiana Paa taketake To be shallow (of water)
Sikaiana Isu Hurt, be in pain, be sore
Sikaiana Posu To be full of food, satiated
Sikaiana S/sepe To cut thinly to make something even, as when joining two pieces of wood or cutting a shoot of a coconut tree to collect coconut sap
Sikaiana Sunu To smell something
Sikaiana Alahia To keep oneself awake
Sikaiana Tuukaha Fibres of coconut husk that is used for making string after they have been placed in salt water for several months
Sikaiana Hiti uka To hold one’s body tense so that the veins stick out, as some small children do when they are straining their muscles
Sikaiana Alava Shark sp., very large and man-eating
Sikaiana Kaumai Send towards speaker
Sikaiana Kauatu Send between two people
Sikaiana Kauake Give away
Sikaiana Uhu Pull out, separate out; depart, leave
Sikaiana Lesi/a To be lied to
Sikaiana Kai/meo To feel jealous or unfairly treated as when another man is given a gift but one is not
Sikaiana Hakanava Tree sp. (Sea Trumpet?) used for making house posts, etc.
Sikaiana Tuluma A hand carved wooden cyclinder used for storing special items, especially the bonito hooks {paa}
Sikaiana Huule/i To pull back the glans of the penis (Restricted)
Sikaiana Tulei Push away
Sikaiana Paa A dip or delve in a canoe
Sikaiana Henu/a A necklace or neck band
Sikaiana U/ui Green or blue
Sikaiana Nasue Shake, vibrate, pulsate, spasm
Sikaiana Kahota To sweat, as from heat or physical activity; sweat, perspiration
Sikaiana Hakae/niu The husk of a green or fresh coconut
Sikaiana Heliani Rod running from bow of boat to top of mast {kautuu} in an outrigger canoe
Sikaiana Ika hatu Fish species, a large grouper (normally the fish that is caught in the deep sea fishing technique, hakasolo)
Sikaiana Tititai Plant sp. (traditionally used to wash out tattoo wounds immediately after tattooing)
Sikaiana Tua tolo A plant species, a type of creeper; used for decoration, fragrance and certain fishing rituals
Sikaiana Makkatau Very hard, very firm
Sikaiana Pula The tip of the penis that is not covered by foreskin (Restricted) Phonologically Irregular
Sikaiana Puu The head of an octopus