Entries from Pawley & Sayaba 2003 in Pollex-Online

Pawley, A. and T. Sayaba (2003). Words of Waya: A dictionary of the Wayan dialect of the Western Fijian language. Canberra, Department of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies.

Language Item Description
Waya Cavaa A storm, a gale accompanied by rain
Waya Avato Wood-boring grubs of various kinds
Waya Avu Foundation of a house (a flat mound of earth)
Waya Yalawa Shark sp
Waya Alo/ga Insides, inner part of body; heart, soul
Waya Alo/vi Wave to
Waya Alo/va Paddle a craft
Waya Aro/aro Windward side, east
Waya Amo/ci Stroke or pat lightly
Waya A/niavi/ Yesterday
Waya Aaniini Tremble with fear or excitement
Waya Asi Sandalwood (Santalum yasi)
Waya Au I, me
Waya Auvee Cry over a trifle, cry for small cause
Waya Cawa Beach or reef below high-tide mark Problematic
Waya Awa A bony, carnivorous fish about a metre long
Waya Baa/baa Stalk or stem of certain large-leaved plants, especially taro, banana, coconut
Waya Vadra Pandanus
Waya Vana Shoot with a bow
Waya Basi Break, split, tear off
Waya Vii- Reciprocal prefix
Waya Ve/veke/ Defecate
Waya Vivi Rolled up, wrapped, bound, coiled or rolled around
Waya Vivi, viici- Wrap, roll up, bind, coil
Waya Vica How many?
Waya Voce Paddle, row
Waya Vali Indefinite, movement, progressive movement (Pawley 1970) Problematic
Waya Caa/levu Way, road, path...
Waya Gali Pleasant, nice, attractive, amusing
Waya Gwata Land snake
Waya Gado Stammer, stutter; speak with a glottal sound... Problematic
Waya Gudru Make a low, resonant sound
Waya Gusu Mouth of an animal
Waya Ei Who?
Waya Cala A narrow track or road esp. made by animals, or track left by a thief etc
Waya Cama (Float of an) outrigger
Waya Civo Downwards
Waya Cili Be on top, rest on
Waya Ciwa Nine
Waya Soga A palm (Saga vitiensis)
Waya Coqo Pierce, go into something Problematic
Waya Coro Be scraped clean
Waya Cuu Hide, comceal oneself; be hidden concealed
Waya Cucu Breast; suckle
Waya Culi Sucker of a plant, esp. banana or taro, also kava and others Problematic
Waya Kava-ti Roll sennit into a coil
Waya Kavo Be fortunate that someone avoided misfortune or overcame a difficulty; survive an ordeal, come through safely... Uncertain Semantic Connection
Waya Kai Points scored in a game
Waya Kalo Scoop up (liquid)
Waya Kanace Grey Mullet spp. (Mugilidae)