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 L/lote Noisy Uncertain Semantic Connection
Tuvalu Maluu Calm (of sea, lagoon, or wind)
Tuvalu Maluu/luu Cold (from Samoan) Borrowed
Tuvalu Maluu(luu) Soft
Tuvalu Nunu To scrape the fruit of the vaatia [arrowroot]
Tuvalu N/nuti To squeeze, as in washing clothes by hand
Tuvalu Nuti momomo To break into small pieces, smash up, squeeze into small fragments
Tuvalu Pago/taa Prisoner, captive
Tuvalu Piko Corrupt, unfair
Tuvalu Pisi Splash; (of rain) spray
Tuvalu Polo Limit or line. Boundary of games area (Rby).
Tuvalu Tau Pick or harvest [ex. flowers]. Pluck (of fruit or flowers) (Rby).
Tuvalu Taia To hit, beat
Tuvalu Vanu Valley, canyon
Tuvalu V/vesi To be in an uproar, to be completely upset, disturbed
Tuvalu Feiloai To meet, welcome Borrowed
Tuvalu Leaga Bad, wicked Borrowed
Tuvalu Uga/uga Small coconut crab before reaching maturity
Tuvalu Lue To wiggle hips, to sway in dancing
Tuvalu Sepo To lick
Tuvalu Malie To be sweet (of drinks)
Tuvalu (Mata) ttuka Blunt, dull
Tuvalu Leva (of time) Long duration, long ago, ancient. Long (of time) (Rby).
Tuvalu Kelekelea/a To be dirty, covered in soil, sand, dirt Phonologically Irregular
Tuvalu Masaia To be shallow, stranded by low tide
Tuvalu Vili Dice; lot for deciding something
Tuvalu Tu ʔkese To stand out as different Phonologically Irregular
Tuvalu Ivitua Backbone
Tuvalu Kite To see (of eyes), to have sharp vision