Entries from Buse 1996 in Pollex-Online

Buse, J. (1996). Cook Islands Maori dictionary with English-Cook Islands Maori finderlist. Canberra, Pacific Linguistics.

Language Item Description
Rarotongan Roroi A dish of sliced taro or kumara mixed with coconut cream and baked in banana leaves
Rarotongan ʔE aʔa...ei? No te aʔa...ei? What for? why?
Rarotongan ʔAapuku Gulp down, swallow (a solid object)
Rarotongan Kaatiri Breed, produce a line of offspring; breed, strain, race
Rarotongan Mooraro Bowed down, bent over; defer (Bib.). Problematic
Rarotongan Moo/re/reʔu Dim, weak (of light)
Rarotongan Nguutupa Door, doorway, gate(way), entrance
Rarotongan Puʔera Open, unfold(ed), of blossoms, eyes, umbrella; blossom, flower (n).
Rarotongan Puu nuu Coconut palm
Rarotongan Ranga-ʔia To search for something
Rarotongan Tikaai, tika ai Really, definitely, certainly
Rarotongan Tupe rauʔara A disc-shaped roll of dried pandanus leaves
Rarotongan Tupe varaaoa Large round or square biscuit
Rarotongan Vaaere/nga A piece of land which has been cleared, weeded or partly weeded
Rarotongan Vaʔanga Flat piece, fragment, bit
Rarotongan Areare Clear (of water); weak (of tea, coffee); transparent (of glass)
Rarotongan Koorare Lance, wooden javelin
Rarotongan ʔUngaʔunga Pieces, fragments, crumbs; to shatter, be in pieces
Rarotongan Ka/i/ʔara The aerial brace-roots of the pandanus tree
Rarotongan Kaatinga(a ika) Biting place on the back of a fish's neck
Rarotongan Kauamo Carry jointly (on carrying pole, stretcher, or with linked hands)
Rarotongan Maakona Leader of a fishing party; captain of a *pua* disc-throwing team
Rarotongan Ngaateitei High rank(ing)
Rarotongan ʔEiaʔa Don't (weaker than *auraka, and often cautionary rather than imperative)
Rarotongan Au Several, many (usually translatable by English plural)
Rarotongan ʔAkamaʔara Remind, jog someone's memory, remember
Rarotongan ʔAkamaaʔara/ʔara Remember, reminisce
Rarotongan ʔIikoke Thin (of people and animals), gaunt, skinny, lean
Rarotongan ʔIti tangata Race, clan or tribe of people
Rarotongan ʔOoronga Give something (e.g. a present, permission, information); generous
Rarotongan ʔUriʔuri Debate, discuss, argue, exchange opinions
Rarotongan ʔUri/ʔia Hurricane, cyclone
Rarotongan ʔAaua Fence in (vt); any fenced or walled enclosure... Phonologically Irregular
Rarotongan Ngaa/koʔi/koʔi Quick (of pace or legs) Phonologically Irregular
Rarotongan Maaoro Massage (v)
Rarotongan Maaoro/oro Rub gently, fondle
Rarotongan Moo/moke Legendary inhabitants of the underworld, said to have very fair hair and skin, and quivering eyes
Rarotongan Ngutuʔare Home, household
Rarotongan Ruuʔau Old, aged; old man
Rarotongan ʔUutee A song with marked four-beat rhythm, often with narrative or love interest, or composed to commemorate some event; to sing an *'uutee*.
Rarotongan Vai Keep, remain, stay, last, exist (over a period of time or in a given place)
Rarotongan Vai/ranga Place where something is kept, container, receptacle
Rarotongan Tuku Cast or pay out net
Rarotongan Tuku/nga Fishing ground (where net is cast)
Rarotongan Vini(vini) Shudder, recoil in horror, fear or aversion; be horrified; horrifying, repellent, aghast
Rarotongan Vene Sweet, sweetness
Rarotongan Varenga Engrossed, beguiled, distracted, absorbed; become familiar, tame, lose shyness
Rarotongan Vae Rib of boat
Rarotongan Taavai-a, -ʔia Add liquid to something
Rarotongan Taumaaroo Argue, debate; argument, dispute