Entries from Bruce Biggs in Pollex-Online

Language Item Description
New Zealand Maori A(a) Proper article before personal and locative class bases standing as subject and before personal class bases following prepositions ki,i,kei,hei
Marquesas I/a/ Case marker before personal names and personal pronouns
New Zealand Maori -Aa- In the manner of
New Zealand Maori Awhi-tia Embrace
East Uvea Ago Keep a liquid from dispersing by damming it up in some way (e.g. soup in a banana leaf)
New Zealand Maori Ai Consequential and anaphoric postposed verbal particle
New Zealand Maori Arawhata Bridge, stepped log used as a ladder
New Zealand Maori Aarai-te-tonga A peak on Ruapehu
New Zealand Maori Arawa Shark sp. . Also a name of one of the founding canoes
Samoan Aalia Watercourse, dry bed of a river ; brook, creek but example suggests perhaps one subject to drying up
New Zealand Maori Aro/aro/faki A motion of hands in dance
New Zealand Maori I te /aroaro/ o In the presence of, before
New Zealand Maori Ana If and when (i.e. if, with reference to a point of time)
New Zealand Maori H/ane/ Rotten, as wood
New Zealand Maori Aanewa(newa) Reel, fall; weak, listless; giddy; loaf, linger
New Zealand Maori Anoo Postposed particle, again
Marquesas Aanuanua Rainbow
New Zealand Maori Aruhe The edible rhizome of Bracken (Pteridium esculentum)
New Zealand Maori Rarauhe Bracken (Pteridium esculentum) (Tuuhoe)
New Zealand Maori Ao The world (as opposed to the underworld)
New Zealand Maori Ao Cloud
New Zealand Maori Apa Serf, minion, worker
New Zealand Maori Aha/aha Saw-like instrument of shark teeth set in a wooden mounting
Marquesas Puu/ahi/ Sandalwood tree
New Zealand Maori Aata- Carefully, deliberately
New Zealand Maori Atarau Moon, moonlight; a beam of light
New Zealand Maori Taariki A man's name (father of Taonui) Uncertain Semantic Connection
New Zealand Maori Te /Ati/- First part of some tribal names
New Zealand Maori Atu Postposed particle indicating direction away from speaker; a comparative marker
New Zealand Maori Auee Alas; howl
New Zealand Maori A(a)uru Pluck up (of weeds), destroy (as floodwaters destroying vegetation on banks), as scrofula destroying flesh
New Zealand Maori Aauta Toss, as in restless sleep
New Zealand Maori Aute Bark cloth
New Zealand Maori E(e) Preposed verbal particle, non-past tense
Marquesas E Tense-aspect particle, non-past
Marquesas E Agent marker
New Zealand Maori E...ana Imperfect tense, habitual tense
New Zealand Maori Ea Appear above surface of water, horizon (of heavenly bodies); reappear; be requited, avenged
Marquesas ʔEhi Coconut
New Zealand Maori Eenei The ones near me, these (head noun or qualifier)
New Zealand Maori Whaa- A non-productive causative prefix
New Zealand Maori Waahine Women
Motu Haahine Women
New Zealand Maori Whanga Bay, harbour, estuary . Common prefix to placenames
New Zealand Maori Akaroa A harbour in the South Island
New Zealand Maori Whai- Have, possess
New Zealand Maori Whakaahu Place, put (especially of something on fire)
New Zealand Maori Whakakai Cylindrical greenstone ear-pendant. Said to have been used as a teething-ring for babies
New Zealand Maori Whakapapa-tia Genealogy, recite genealogy
New Zealand Maori Whakatau-pootiki Apakura's young son who avenges death of his nephew Tuu-whakararo