Entries from Shibata 1999 in Pollex-Online

Shibata, N. (1999). Mangaian-English Dictionary. Rarotonga, Cook Islands Library and Museum Society.

Language Item Description
Mangaia Tuaʔine Man's sister
Mangaia Tua âtea Rough sea, foaming sea, white-crested waves
Mangaia Tungane Woman's brother
Mangaia Vaaenga Fragment, piece, half; middle, in the middle
Mangaia ʔAkairo Givea mark to, put a mark on (e.g. pigs, coconut trees); mark, sign, omen
Penrhyn Piro To be old and smell bad
Penrhyn Pi/piro Pus
Penrhyn Aasanga To be far away (vaguely); distant land
Mangaia Taarii Suspend, hang
Mangaia Rava(a)kai Fisherman, expert in fishing
Mangaia Kaunuunu The month of September
Mangaia Muriaʔa The month of April to May (obs)
Mangaia Paroro The month of June to July, when the weather is verydry
Mangaia ʔAaniva/niva Shimmer (of heat waves)
Mangaia Aaiti Narrow
Mangaia Ito Excellently, to a very high extent
Mangaia ʔAkaata Mirror
Mangaia Matie Green; hard-stalked grasses and sedges in general (those having softer stalks called mauku)
Mangaia Mauku Soft-stalked grasses and sedges in general (mostly introduced as fodder grasses); water-grass (purple flower, good for feeding pigs)
Mangaia Nono Indian mulberry (Morinda citrifera)
Mangaia Taiʔinu, tauʔinu Tree sp. (Tournefortia argentea)
Mangaia Orongaa Nettle tree (Urtica argentea) (Bark used for cordage in former days.)
Mangaia Pooʔutu-aa-kava, puu-ʔutu-oo-kava, pooʔatu kava Silver bush (Sophora tomentosa)
Mangaia Maikuku Nail (anatomical)
Mangaia Peʔu Multiple-ply leaf covering of earth oven
Mangaia Mootiʔa Open place ["a vast place with nothing in"]
Mangaia Puu ʔeke Octopus head
Mangaia Raakoa Shearwater, petrel
Mangaia Paareu Ceremonial or dancing skirt
Mangaia Utunga Fine, penalty, forfeit
Mangaia Kautaa Stiff Uncertain Semantic Connection
Penrhyn Kakano Width
Mangaia ʔAna Come, go Phonologically Irregular
Penrhyn Iho Slip
Mangaia Puupuu Heap, pile, congregation
Mangaia ʔApa-rangi Half fine and half cloudy
Mangaia Kakenga Stone steps in the cliff
Mangaia Mei, mee Like, resembling, approximately, nearly Problematic
Mangaia Anei Adverbial particle marking a question
Mangaia Ngaki Earn, get more, try to get enough
Mangaia Ngaki/ngaki Do fishing continuously
Mangaia Tei Possible locations, what or which, among several possibilities Problematic
Mangaia Tee Particle of continuous action, sentence initial
Mangaia Kona There, where the person is standing or pointed to
Mangaia ʔAaore, kaore None, nothing
Mangaia Tana/taaʔana Poss. pron. He has
Mangaia Toʔou Your (possessive), yours
Mangaia Peenei Possibility (adv.) Possibility, likely, maybe, could-be, etc, also peneiake Problematic
Mangaia Toku My (possessive)
Mangaia Kaa Particle used in counting