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Language: Niue

Source/Author:  POLLEX 2000 (Bruce Biggs & Ross Clark) 
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Data Entry:  Typed By: Simon Greenhill  Checked By: Simon Greenhill 
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Classification:  Austronesian:Malayo-Polynesian:Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Eastern Malayo-Polynesian:Oceanic:Central-Eastern Oceanic:Remote Oceanic:Central Pacific:East Fijian-Polynesian:Polynesian:Tongic 
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ID: Word: Item: Annotation: Cognacy: Loan:
69 to hunt word info      
82 dull, blunt      
98 egg      
118 grass      
128 sky      
132 fog      
141 wet      
165 bad, evil      
171 to hide word info      
172 to climb word info      
177 this      
186 you      
193 if      
13 back word info tu'a   11  
15 bone hui   52  
58 wife hoana   8?  
61 house fale   14  
63 name higoa   6  
64 to say ke pehe   59  
110 spider kufani      
125 salt matima   3  
150 yellow ago   9  
151 green lanu laukou   12  
167 night pouli-   1, 10  
185 we word info taua   1, 29  
185 we word info tautolu   1, 39  
185 we word info maua   2, 29  
185 we word info mautolu   2, 39  
187 they laua   x  
187 they maua   x  
208 Fifty word info lima fiha      
8 to turn word info fuli (ACD) turn over, turn away 15  
170 when? word info fe_ (ACD)which?, where?, when? 5  
113 branch word info laalaa (pl). Small branch (McE) B. [<] 1  
113 branch word info laa (sg) 1  
83 to work word info galue A feast (Sph) [<] x  
35 to vomit puhaki A sigh (McE) [<] x  
175 above lunga Above 9  
191 all gotoa All, everyone, whole. Archaic, used in church (Sph) 13  
191 all katoa All, total 13  
192 and ma And (not confined to numerals) 2  
192 and mo And, with, for, nor, as, in, from (McE) 9  
97 bird manu Animal 1  
66 to tie up, fasten liilii Arrange a raft (I) 14  
7 to come aua/a Arrive opportunely, to happen upon (McE) 44  
161 shy, ashamed maa Ashamed 1  
146 ash efu/efu Ashes (I) 1  
173 at i At (preposed particle) 1  
39 to cook word info tao Bake (Mce) 10  
72 to hit word info haha Beat down 12  
14 belly manava Belly 9  
14 belly alo/alo Belly, bowels (i) 10  
176 below lalo Below, under 8  
66 to tie up, fasten lilii Bind 14  
66 to tie up, fasten fa/fau/ bind together (McE) 11  
97 bird manu/lele Bird 1  
97 bird manu lele Bird (not animal) 1  
147 black uli Black, dark coloured (i), black (Mce) 7  
23 blood toto Blood, sap, juice (McE) 4  
137 to blow word info ifi Blow 5  
137 to blow word info puhi Blow (I), spurt out, blow out (McE) 6  
137 to blow word info a/angi/ Blow gently (of wind) (Ndc) 8  
136 wind havili Blow softly, gentle breeze 11  
137 to blow word info havili Blow softly, gentle breeze 11  
18 breast huhu Breast, breast milk (i) 1  
28 to breathe faka/manava/ Breath 1  
38 to chew word info gau Chew, as sugar cane 8  
56 child tamaikiiki Children (McE) 6, 64  
85 to choose fifili Choose, select (MCE) 1  
131 cloud word info ao/lagi Cloud 12  
139 cold word info makalili Cold, chilly 1, 52  
66 to tie up, fasten fa(fa)u Construct by tying 11  
115 root aka Creeper, Kudzu Bean (Pueraria thunbergiana) (McE) 2  
10 dirty palapala Dampness (McE) 7  
168 day aho Day (not night) 1, 54  
178 that ia demonstrative: that, those 1  
10 dirty pilo Dirty    
180 far mamao Distant 13  
96 dog kulii Dog 7  
89 to hold word info kuku Draw together, embrace, grasp, hold 12  
50 to dream miti Dream 36  
40 to drink inu Drink 1  
104 fat/grease gako Dripping, cooking-oil (Sph) 14  
47 to yawn mamao DUP x  
83 to work word info gahua DUP x  
168 day aho DUP x  
11 dust efu Dust 1  
11 dust puefu Dust crumbled(I) x  
43 ear teliŋa Ear (Mce) 1  
119 earth/soil kele/kele Earth, soil 10  
140 dry word info maha Empty, dry 11  
105 tail hiku End, tail 13  
45 eye mata Eye, face 1  
95 to fall word info mokulu Fall (as ripe fruit) (McE) 11  
55 woman/female -fine Female 1, 41  
143 fire afi Fire 1  
182 I -ku First person singular (Possessive) x  
182 I kau First person singular pronoun 1, 21  
182 I au First person singular pronoun (Focus) 1, 21  
111 fish ika Fish 1  
15 bone ivi Fishbone B. [<] x  
1 hand lima Five, hand 1, 64  
201 Five word info lima Five, hand.(Source: Pollex) 1  
103 meat/flesh kakano Flesh, meaning (Mce) 14  
103 meat/flesh kiko Flesh; female genitalia 10  
116 flower fiti Flower 8  
101 to fly lele Fly (McE) 11  
37 to eat kai Food, eat (mc), eat (i) 1, 47  
127 woods/forest vao Forest 14  
200 Four word info faa four 1, 66  
117 fruit fua Fruit, bear fruit 1  
5 to walk haele Go (formal usage) 6  
104 fat/grease huni Greasy 12  
127 woods/forest ulu Grove, clump (i), plantation, group (Mce) 15  
86 to grow word info tupu Grow, spring up, be descended from (McE) 1  
26 hair word info lau ulu Hair of the head (Mce) 40  
26 hair word info fulu Hair, feathers 31  
166 correct, true hako/tika/ hako 107  
184 he/she ia He, she, it (McE) 1  
24 head ulu Head 1  
76 to live, be alive ola/ola Health, recover from illness (I) 6  
44 to hear faanoŋo/noŋo Hear, listen, obey (MCE) 1, 59  
142 heavy mamafa Heavy 46  
78 to cut, hack word info talai Hew, carve, chop, adze 1  
41 to bite ka/kati/ Hold in mouth (Mce) 1, 55  
61 house kaina Home, land, homeland (Sph) 6  
194 how? word info feefee How? 11  
209 One Hundred word info te au Hundred (McE).(Source: Pollex) 2  
174 in, inside loto Inside, pool 5  
16 intestines ŋaakau Intestines 12  
78 to cut, hack word info hele Knife, cut (I), cut up (McE) 16  
72 to hit word info tuki Knock, pound, mash (McE) 8  
93 to pound, beat word info tuki Knock, pound, mash (McE) 2  
20 to know, be knowledgeable iloa Know (Tgr) 13  
21 to think mahala L from EP 8 L
166 correct, true tika L from EP lgs 9 L
126 lake namo Lake, pond 7  
153 big lahi Large 12  
33 to laugh kata Laugh 7  
114 leaf lau Leaf 1  
4 leg/foot vee Leg (respectful term) (McE) 1, 100  
76 to live, be alive ola Life, health (Mce) 6  
137 to blow word info angi Light breeze (I), blow generally gentle breeze (McE) 8  
135 lightning uhila Lightning 2  
134 thunder pakūlagi lit: roar, sky    
17 liver ate Liver 1  
155 long word info loa Long 12, 105  
99 feather palaa Long tail-feathers of a bird (McE) 5  
46 to see mata Look at (Mce) 8  
108 louse word info kutu Louse 1  
108 louse word info tuma Louse (McE) 3  
144 to burn word info tafu Make fire, light fire, tend fire, cook (I) 8  
54 man/male taane Male, husband (Mce) 1, 11  
57 husband taane Male, husband (Mce) 14  
53 person/human being taŋata Man, person, mankind (Mce) 1, 66, 97  
77 to scratch word info laku Mix with hands [<] x  
129 moon mahina Moon (Bgs) 37, 5  
109 mosquito namu Mosquito 1  
30 mouth ŋutu Mouth, beak, orifice (I) (McE) 2  
63 name hinga Name 6  
179 near tata Near (Mce) 9  
25 neck ua Neck 18  
25 neck ka(a)/kia/ Neck (McE) 20  
195 no, not tee Negative (McE) 111  
68 needle hika Net needle (i) 9  
163 new foou New 1  
167 night poo Night 1  
205 Nine word info hiva Nine.(Source: Pollex) 5, 44  
27 nose ihu Nose 1  
162 old word info tuai Old, ancient; marks perfect aspect (McE) 48  
197 One word info taha One [<] 41  
124 sea vaha Open sea (McE) 12  
59 mother matua fifina parent female 4  
60 father matua taane parent male 9  
71 to stab, pierce hoka Pierce, poke (Mce) 67  
71 to stab, pierce huki Pierce, stab 1, 8  
78 to cut, hack word info kokoti Pinch 9  
78 to cut, hack word info koti Pinch, snip 9  
164 good -melie Pleasing, good 16  
156 thin word info aleale Pollex 06: Aleale. :Thin, transparent (Sph).    
190 other falu Pollex 06: Falu. :Some, other (Mce).    
134 thunder halulu Pollex 06: Halulu. :Thunder; to thunder, reverberate.    
107 worm (earthworm) kelemutu Pollex 06: Kelemutu. :Earthworm. 9  
158 narrow lau/tote Pollex 06: Lau/tote. :Narrow.    
160 painful, sick maki Pollex 06: Maki. :Sickness, illness, sore. 1  
81 sharp matila Pollex 06: Matila. :Sharp. 2  
202 Six word info ono Pollex 06: Ono. :Six (Sph) 1  
49 to lie down word info takoto Pollex 06: Takoto. :Lie down. 7  
204 Eight word info valu Pollex 06: Valu. :Eight. 3  
94 to throw word info velo Pollex 06: Velo. :Throw (Mce). 38  
126 lake loto Pool, lakelet (McE) 6  
88 to squeeze word info lomi Press 10  
166 correct, true tonu Proper, right (McE) 8  
133 rain uha Rain 1  
102 rat kumaa Rat 13  
196 to count totou Read, count (McE) 8, 80  
149 red kula Red 13  
20 to know, be knowledgeable ilo Report, inform (Tgr) 13  
3 right matau Right (not left) 5, 13  
112 rotten word info pala Ripe, rotten (I), wet, clammy (McE) 13  
6 road/path hala Road 1  
6 road/path kauhala Roadside 1  
120 stone patu Rock 1  
65 rope toua Rope, cord (McE) (Tgr) 9  
112 rotten word info popo Rotten 14  
112 rotten word info pala/popo Rotting on ground (McE) 13, 14  
120 stone fatu/kalaa Rough volcanic stone 1  
121 sand one Sand 1  
121 sand /one/one Sand 1  
140 dry word info pakaka Scorched (i) [<] x  
77 to scratch word info v/aku/aku Scribble, scratch (Mce) 9  
124 sea tahi Sea 1  
124 sea moana Sea beyond the reef, ocean 10  
183 thou koe Second person singular, thou 1  
183 thou koe Second person singular, thou 1  
203 Seven word info fitu Seven.(Source: Pollex) 1  
70 to shoot word info fana/fiti Shoot with bow (I) 1  
19 shoulder tuke/ua Shoulder 78?  
79 stick/wood laakau Shrub, plant (McE) [this is likely a borrowed form, however the semantic value is different to the one needed here. x  
51 to sit nofo Sit, dwell 16  
12 skin kili Skin 1  
72 to hit word info poki Slap (McE) [<] 6  
72 to hit word info paa Slap, strike, touch (I), clap (McE) 13  
48 to sleep mohe Sleep 10, 109  
152 small iki/iki Small 1  
152 small liki/liki Small (Motu dialect) (McE) 66  
152 small puku/puku Small, medium-sized (McE) 12  
154 short word info puku/puku Small, medium-sized (McE) 3  
145 smoke word info ahu Smoke 2  
106 snake gata Snake 12  
80 to split word info matofi/ua Split in two (McE) 7  
78 to cut, hack word info iihi Split, divide, rip open (McE) 10  
88 to squeeze word info fo/fota/ Squeeze, throttle, press (McE) 8, 2, 93  
52 to stand tuu Stand, be upright 2  
130 star fetuu Star 1  
73 to steal kaihaa Steal 7  
120 stone maka Stone, pebble, rock 4  
72 to hit word info taa Strike, kill, adze (Mce) 10  
74 to kill taa Strike, kill, adze (McE) 8  
42 to suck miti Suck; absorb (McE) 8  
9 to swim kakau Swim (I) 5  
9 to swim kau/kau Swim (McE) 5  
9 to swim kou/kou Swim (McE) 5  
89 to hold word info hapo Take in the hand 15  
206 Ten word info hongofulu Ten.(Source: Pollex) 5  
114 leaf au Thatch (McE) 1  
2 left hema The left (side or hand) (Tgr) 11  
157 thick word info matolu Thick 3  
21 to think manatu Think, consider, remember, wonder, try to understand; the mind, opinion (McE) 9  
210 One Thousand word info afe Thousand (Sph).(Source: Pollex) 3  
67 to sew word info tui Thread pierced objects, sew (I)(McE) 13, 16  
199 Three word info tolu Three (McE) 1  
25 neck kakia Throat, neck [<] 20  
194 how? word info pehe Thus 11  
41 to bite eti To bite off (as rind of sugarcane, etc)(Mce) 9, 84  
62 thatch/roof ato To cover (mainly refers to covering a shelter with leaves, or to cover an area of land with leaves (Sph) 1  
75 to die, be dead mate To die 1  
90 to dig keli To dig 1  
22 to fear mataku/taku To fear, be afraid 1  
123 to flow tafe To flow (I) 10  
144 to burn word info tungi To kindle, to light a fire 1, 7  
92 to open, uncover afangi To open (McE) 9  
47 to yawn faka/mama/nga To open the mouth (Mce) 19, 5  
91 to buy taui To pay, reward, revenge (McE) 9  
84 to plant too To plant; to conceive (of a woman) (McE) 4  
77 to scratch word info alati To scratch 10  
36 to spit anu To spit (McE) 14, 84, 121  
25 neck faka/kia/ To stretch out the neck (McE) 20  
87 to swell word info fu/fula/ To swell 7  
34 to cry tagi To weep, cry (Mce) 1  
83 to work word info gahua To work; job, occupation (Sph)    
32 tongue alelo Tongue 15  
31 tooth nifo Tooth 1  
29 to sniff, smell hoŋi Touch noses, smell (i), smell (Mce) 9  
207 Twenty word info tekau Twenty (only used in counting fish).(Source: Pollex) 4  
198 Two word info ua Two 1  
35 to vomit lua Vomit 8  
138 warm word info mafana Warm 1, 72  
122 water word info vai Water 2  
188 what? word info haa what?, why? 1  
181 where? word info fee Where? 3, 35  
181 where? word info fee Where? which? when? (MCE) [<] 3, 35  
148 white tea White, light-coloured, fair skinned (McE) 8  
189 who? word info hai Who 1  
159 wide laulahi Wide, broad 73, 9  
58 wife hama Wife (fig.) (McE) 8?  
136 wind mataŋi Wind 1, 66  
100 wing peehau Wing of a bird or other flying creature (McE) 1, 81  
100 wing tapakau Wing of a bird, fin of a fish (McE) 1, 59  
100 wing pekau Wing of a bird, fin of a fish (McE) 1, 59  
55 woman/female fifine Woman (Wtr) 1, 106  
79 stick/wood akau Wood, tree 1  
88 to squeeze word info tatau Wring, strain, press out (Mce) 13  
47 to yawn mamao Yawn 19, 28  
169 year tau Year, season (Mce) 1  

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