Entries from Elbert 1975-81 in Pollex-Online

Elbert, S. H. (1975-81). Dictionary of the Language of Rennell and Bellona. Copenhagen, The National Museum of Denmark.

Language Item Description
Rennellese Huatahi, huatasi To be single, unmarried; unmarried person
Rennellese Hue A beach vine, (Ipomoea pes-caprae)
Rennellese Huhu Scold, rant, damage, ransack, have sex relations etc. Uncertain Semantic Connection
Rennellese Huhu Rough, of sea; splash, of wave
Rennellese Hunga Son-in-law, daughter-in-law
Rennellese Hungabai Parent-in-law
Rennellese Hui Cluster or bunch, as of baga [Barringtonia], baghu [Pandanus sp.], kala [Pandanus sp.]; string, as of fish; fruit, as of pandanus
Rennellese Huu A kind of conical shell
Rennellese Hu/huʔi/ Wash hands, clothes, dishes
Rennellese Huʔi/huʔi/ Dip into water
Rennellese Huka Unplaited strips extending from plaited part of mat
Rennellese Huka/atai Surface of the sea
Rennellese Huke Open v, as an oven
Rennellese Hu/huke/ Untie or loosen; undress, take off, pull out; unfurl, as sails
Rennellese Huga Ulcer, as in pubic area, neck, or armpit
Rennellese Huge To fell (as coconut trees by one in mourning)
Rennellese Huge hakatamana Cut off fronds by one in mourning
Rennellese Hugi Push v, shove, roll, throw, turn over
Rennellese Hugi All, everyone, freely, do unanimously
Rennellese Hugu Body-hair, feathers
Rennellese Hugu Anoint or rub, as with perfume or turmeric; dye (hair)
Rennellese Huuna/ki Hide v., conceal
Rennellese Huna Put on loincloth, trousers
Rennellese Husi Swamp n, especially wet-land taro patch
Rennellese Husu Box v
Rennellese Huti Pull out, pluck, pick
Rennellese Huti Banana or plantain
Rennellese Hutu (Barringtonia asiatica
Rennellese -nga Nominaliser
Rennellese Ngaa/ekeeke Pant, breathe hard
Rennellese Na(a) Plural definite article preceding nouns Phonologically Irregular
Rennellese Ngaha Portion of food
Rennellese Ngako Fat, grease, pus, marrow...
Rennellese Ngagi/ngagi To bite while holding , in the hand, as a papaya
Rennellese Ngago Disappeared, forgotten
Rennellese Ngago Double-headed Parrot-fish (Bolbometopon muraticus)
Rennellese Ngagu Wave (of sea)
Rennellese Ngague/gue Move about, as to work; beat, as pulse; wiggle
Rennellese Ngaague Prepare, make ready; be ready, prepared
Rennellese Ngana/ngana To gurgle; make noises; be noisy
Rennellese Ngao Molar tooth
Rennellese Tapu/ngao Sole of foot, footprint, steps in coconut trunks for climbing
Rennellese Ngaoaʔa Rocky, piled with rubbish
Rennellese Ngaoʔi To move a little
Rennellese Ngaoʔia To be tired, sore, sickly
Rennellese Ngasau Arrow
Rennellese Ngaʔese(ʔese) Rustle, tap
Rennellese Ngasogo Change, shift, as wind
Rennellese Ngasogo Go or move slowly; grow as a child or plant, gain weight
Rennellese Ngatae Tree with large heart-shaped leaves and red flowers