A Fijian and English and an English and Fijian Dictionary; With Examples of Common and Peculiar Modes of Expression and Uses of Words

A Fijian and English and an English and Fijian Dictionary; With Examples of Common and Peculiar Modes of Expression and Uses of Words : Also, Contain

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...e. to have dysentery. ai Vekaveka, n. the anus. Vekaveka, interj. of surprise. Vela, n. vela ni cagi vinaka, a drodrolagi. Velavela, a. nauseous or sour on the stomach: hence, filthy, or abominable, disgusting: hence, of the face, ashamed at having done something; to look sheepish. Velavela, interj. of surprise. Veleko, n. a chisel, the primitive idea seems to be that of sharpness. or beauty; as the polished part of an edged tool is called a kena veleko. Veli-ta, v. to imitate; mock. Veiveliti, n. a mocker, or mimic; doing whatever another does; mockery. Sa veliti a ua ko ka. Veli, n. curl: a. curled, as hair, or a pig's tail. See Veiveliyaki. Velovelo, n. a small canoe; more properly, an open canoe, or one without taus; hence, a boat. Velulu, a. wrinkled with age. Venuki, n. the fibres of the husk of the co. nut when beaten ready for qiliqili-ing. Vera, vera na vanua, sa sautu na vanua, ni sa levu na vuaka, etc. food is abundant. Vere, n. a plot, conspiracy., a. entangled, confused. Vere-ta, or-taka, v. to entangle: hence, to plot against. Verekanukanu, a. variegated. Vereverea, n. intricate, entangling, entangled. Vesa, n. smoke-dried meat, generally fish: v. to dry fish so as to preserve it: a. smoke-dried. Vesa, an ornament on the legs, or a bandage put round the leg to strengthen it. Vesau, Veivesau-taki, v. to speak unintelligibly, from having but an imperfect knowledge of the language. Vesi, n. the name of a spear. Vesivesia, a. hard, of the heart of a tree. Veso-ka, v. to pierce. Suaka, nearly syn. ai Vesu, n. a rope or chain by which any one is bound. Vesu samusamu, a viakana. Veta, -na, n. the best of a thing; as, a veta ni vudi, the upper or best bananas on a stalk; a veta ni vanua, best spots of ground. Vetaki, n. the sticks..show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236546951
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