Entries from Sperlich 1997 in Pollex-Online

Sperlich, Wolfgang B., ed. (1997) Tohi Vagahau Niue/ Niue Language Dictionary. Government of Niue in association with Department of LInguistics, University of Hawai'i, Honolulu

Language Item Description
Niue -a Noun stativiser
Niue (H)afa/gi To open (vt)
Niue Afaga Beach, landing area (place where fishermen land their canoes)
Niue A/afe To branch off, turn aside
Niue Afe/afe Branch off repeatedly
Niue Alu To hurry; arrive empty-handed
Niue Afe Thousand
Niue A fee When? (future)
Niue Afi Fire
Niue Afii Parcel, cover; to wrap, to cover
Niue Afiafi Evening
Niue Kio To chirp, to cry (of birds)
Niue Te/afu, ta/afu Tired Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Te/alu, ti/alu Creeper sp. (Verbena officinalis); spreading weed sp. (Salvia occidentalis). Creeping shrub found on cliffs (McE).
Niue Afu Heap up firewood for oven
Niue Afua, hafua Fine weather
Niue Afuafu Sprinkle; to damp clothes before ironing
Niue Aga Habit, way of acting, behaviour; custom, tradition
Niue Agaaga Soul, spirit
Niue Age Post-verbal directive indicating orientation away from both speaker and hearer toward a third person (almost exclusively used with verbs of speaking, hitting or giving)
Niue A/agi/, agi/agi Blow gently (of wind)
Niue Ago Turmeric (Curcuma longa), yellow
Niue Hoana Wife; to marry
Niue Aho Day (not night)
Niue Aho-tea Broad or full daylight Problematic
Niue Ahu Gall-bladder. Gall (Tgr E-N). The spleen (McE).
Niue Ahu Smoke
Niue Ai Anaphoric pronoun....
Niue Aka Kick, push around with feet
Niue -aki Formative suffix
Niue Aki With (instrument)
Niue Ako Learn
Niue Ala Awake, be awake Phonologically Irregular
Niue A/ala/ Awake, be awake (pl. sbj.) Phonologically Irregular
Niue Alaga Limb
Niue Alaga vaka Parts of the canoe (other than the main hull)
Niue (A)lati To scratch
Niue Aleale Thin, transparent
Niue Fo/foo To take something without permission
Niue Fi/gita To kiss Uncertain Semantic Connection
Niue Faahi/a To be able (refers to physical ability). To endure, bear (Bib).
Niue Alelo Tongue
Niue Ali A flat fish, flounder (Bothus mancus)
Niue Api/tia To be jammed, tight. Choked, confined (as by plants etc.) (McE).
Niue Ma/ali Clear, distinct, apparent, obvious
Niue Iki Chief, important person...
Niue Alili/ Univalve mollusc, Cat's eye (Turbo sp.)
Niue Alito Core, kernel, intrinsic meaning
Niue Alo Beckon, signal
Niue Aalo To paddle, to row