Entries from Jackson 2001 in Pollex-Online

Jackson, G. W. (2001). Tuvaluan dictionary: Tuvaluan-English, English-Tuvaluan. Suva, Fiji. Geoff & Jenny Jackson.

Language Item Description
Tuvalu Fakatonu/tonu Correct, adjust, straighten
Tuvalu Fakatonu Command, order
Tuvalu Fulu (pl. ffulu) Clean, wash
Tuvalu Fakatupu To start, cause
Tuvalu Fakatupu(tupu) To gather together
Tuvalu Fakamata To sharpen
Tuvalu ʔMata Raw, green, uncooked
Tuvalu Ogogo Small herb used for fertilizer for taro crops (Acalypha grandis)
Tuvalu Ala/fia To perceive (the underlying cause, or hidden meaning) Uncertain Semantic Connection
Tuvalu Tulilima Elbow
Tuvalu Amoga Load to be carried on shoulde, burden, yoke; responsibility
Tuvalu Mataliki Narrow (of an opening). Fine (of net) (Rby).
Tuvalu Ootai A drink made from the meat of the motmoto coconut, toddy, water and milk of the motomoto
Tuvalu Tai s/soko High tide
Tuvalu Manavase To worry, be concerned
Tuvalu U/tia To be caught between two objects; hot, spicy (of curry, sauce, peppers)
Tuvalu Tai Nearly, shortly, somewhat, almost
Tuvalu Taai/taai (with negative) Not yet, nowhere near
Mota Vaoaa To be overgrown by weeds
Tuvalu Kaakaa To berate, scold; to shout, yell repeatedly Uncertain Semantic Connection
Tuvalu Ggau (of muscles) To be cramped
Tuvalu Ssoni Small container used to draw water from a well
Tuvalu Loonaa To have food stuck in windpipe, to choke
Tuvalu Maasima Salt
Tuvalu Taaga Gestures, movements, actions (of dancing and speaking)
Tuvalu Taa To play a musical instrument, to strum a guitar
Tuvalu Tuaa Sentence given from a court
Tuvalu Ttue (of fish) Tough
Tuvalu Motomoto Coconut in between the stage of a drinking coconut and an eating nut (fuaniu). An unhusked green coconut, more ripe than pii (Rby).
Tuvalu Pei To tell the future from cards or by other means of divination Uncertain Semantic Connection
Tuvalu P/pei To throw
Tuvalu Vaeosio Waterspout, whirlwind
Tuvalu F/fagu To blow or clear one's nose
Tuvalu Kalo/kalo(afi) Flame. Spark (Rby).
Tuvalu Valea Stupid, ignorant, uneducated. Foolish, irresponsible (Rby).
Tuvalu M/mene To shrink back, recoil, shy away from
Tuvalu Maimoa To observe, to take the part of a spectator
Tuvalu Maisi To be split
Tuvalu Maanu To swim; pumice stone
Tuvalu Savala Promiscuous
Tuvalu Matuku To decline, be put down, decrease
Tuvalu Maukoloa To be wealthy, rich
Tuvalu Tookia To be damp, cold, wet from dew
Tuvalu Fakatua/ga Trust, confidence; to trust, to believe
Tuvalu Fita Efforts, works
Tuvalu Fita To tire, be weary, exhausted
Tuvalu Soolofa To be flattened
Tuvalu Laga Start (a war)
Tuvalu Laku mai, laku atu Gather, scatter
Tuvalu Laauga Sermon; speech, talk; to give a sermon, preach; to give a speech