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 Fakalesi To trick, deceive, pretend; to hide what you are doing; to put on a false appearance
Tuvalu Faifekau Messenger
Tuvalu Faifeau Minister, pastor, religious representative Borrowed
Tuvalu Sapai To lift using both hands in front [ex. baby]
Tuvalu Meakai Food
Tuvalu Tausoa Friend, companion
Tuvalu Aalofi Frontage of islet, island facing lagoon
Tuvalu Mata/loa Door, gate
Tuvalu Tapi To wipe using feet
Tuvalu Tifa Pearl shell; plate
Tuvalu Ma/tuku ki lalo To drop down, recede [ex. population]
Tuvalu T/tuku (Of tide) to fall
Tuvalu Tafa/a/tai Seashore [Eng-Tuv]
Tuvalu G/gase To be numb, anaesthetized
Tuvalu Tau/tolu Threesome, group of three (animals and fruit)
Tuvalu Suki Horn, incisor, canine tooth
Tuvalu S/suki To stab; give an injection
Tuvalu Ma/suki/suki To pain, ache; to have stabbing pains; (of cold) biting
Tuvalu T/ta To wash
Tuvalu Fakalua-gina To double, do twice over