Vocabulary and Grammar of the Niue Dialect of the Polynesian Language

Vocabulary and Grammar of the Niue Dialect of the Polynesian Language

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...loto: loto-matala), understanding. Ati matala ai hana loto, When he camo to himself. 2. To possess wisdom or craftiness. Ne mua e loto matala he gata ke he tau m anu oti, The snake was wiser than all the animals. Matalatala, ), .., Matalamatalajto apPear, be vlslble' Ka kito matalamatala mai e tau lau, When the leaves recently appeared. Matale, the forehead. Mo e fakamailoga ai e koe ke he tau matale ha lautolu, And set a mark upon their foreheads. Mataliki, one of the constellations--the Pleiades. Matalima, a finger. Ti fakamamaga atu e tau matalima, And spread out the fingers. Matalima-motua, the thumb. Ti hio kehe e lautolu hana tau matalimamotua, And they cut off his thumbs. Matalima-tuhi, the forefinger. Matalima-loto, the middle finger. Matalima-ta, the third finger. Matalima-tama, the little finger. Matamata, reticulated; appearing like meshes of a net. Ka kitekite atu a lautolu ke he puga ne matamata tuga e tau mata-kupega, We see the coral reticulated like the meshes of a net. Matamatagi (pi. of matagi), winds. Matapoko, blind (disrespectful term). (See Matapouli), Matapotu, edge, end of cloth, rope, &c. 2. A corner, a point of land. Ko he matapotu he fahi lalo i Vai-opeope, The point to the west side of Vai opeope. Matapouli, blind. Mo e tau kulikuli mo e tau matapouli, And the lame and the blind (people). Matapula, staring. Matapulega, an ancient rite, akin to circumcision. Matatetefu, stern-looking. Matatiale, of good character. Mata-titipi, edge of a knife. Matatohi, a letter of the alphabet. Mata-tolu, three-pronged. Huki matatolu, a fork. Mate (pi., mamate), to die. Neke mamate. a mua, That ye may not die. Ka haga atu ke he akau, ti mate e akau ia, If he raised (his eyes and looked at) a tree, the tree died. 2. To go out (as...
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  • English
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