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A Combined

Kiribati-English Dictionary

based on the works of

Hiram Bingham, D.D.
Father Ernest Sabatier, M.S.C.
(translated by Sr. M. Oliva)

with additional scientific material from Luomala, Goo & Banner.

B -Bingham, Hiram. 1908, 1953. A Gilbertese-English Dictionary. vii, 179 pp (8vo). American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, Boston.
O -Sabatier, Ernest. 1954. Dictionnaire Gilbertin-Français. xii, 984pp, duplicated. Mission Catholique, GI, Abaiang, Tabwiroa. 1971. Gilbertese-English Dictionary. translated by Sr. M. Oliva. x, 426pp, Sacred Heart Mission, Tarawa. South Pacific Commission Publications Bureau, Sydney.
G -Goo, Fannie C.C. & Albert H. Banner. 1963. A Preliminary Compilation of Gilbertese Animal and Plant Names. 2, 2, 55, 10, 26cm. prepared under contract SA-43-ph-3741, National Institute of Neurological Diseas. UH - Haw. Marine Lab., Honolulu.
L -Luomala, Katharine. 1953. Ethnobotany of the Gilbert Islands. Bishop Museum Bulletin 213, v, 129pp, map, bibl 122-4, index, 26cm. Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu.

compiled by
Stephen Trussel and Gordon W. Groves,
University of Hawaii, 1978

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B ba 
  conj because, for, that, as
B b'a 
  n a continuous hard coral rock or ledge
  n coconut oil, a general term for oil, a coconut shell oil bottle
B ba 
  n the midrib or main stem of the coconut frond, a leaf
  n thunder
  n a skin disease of infants
B b'a 
  vi to belch
B ba 
  adv just now
  ex I a ba roko I arrived just now
O ba 
  conj because, so that, as, for.
  ex I aki nako ba I tabe: I am not going because I am busy
  idiom akea ba...: well, and so...
  ex ao ba?: why?
  ex taua ba kanam: take as your food.
O ba1 
  n te ba: something great, strong, powerful.
O ba2 
  n thunder.
  ex e ruo te ba, e rurunga te ba: the thunderbolt has fallen, the thunder roars.
O ba3 
  n a big crowd.
  syn te runga n aomata
O ba4 
  n rock, reef, crag, iceberg.
  a hard, solid, firm as a rock, fixed.
  ex e ba te wa, e ba te ang: a mass of canoes... clouds.
O ba5 
  intj tai ba! tai babu! don't say anything! don't move!
O ba6 
  n 1. oil.
  ex te ba nikoniko: small coconut shell used formerly as recipient for oil.
  ex te ati ni ba: small bottles for oil.
  n 2. coward.
  a cowardly.
  ex e ba, e bu:
  see inabaia, to make a show of courage and run away.
  n 3. belch.
  v to belch.
  fig n. disgust, aversion, repugnance.
  vc ka ba: which disgusts, causes...
  ex tai taekinna, I ba iai: don't talk about it, it disgusts me
  vc ka ba, kabaea: to make or cause to belch.
  n food which causes belching.
  see ba ni kana
O ba7 
  n leaf, palm, midrib of palm leaf, page of paper, card, leaflet
  ex te bana, ua ba, teni ba, etc.: one, two, three leaves
  ex au ba, am ba, etc.: fig. height, rank, class, excellence
  ex bau, bam, bana, etc.
  ex ko aki rota bau: you are not up to my rank, or worth
  ex te ba n uea: royalty, prince
  ex te moa ni ba: high rank
  ex te mwi ni ba: lowest rank, vile, rejected
  a baba: leafy, branchy, luxuriant
  ex ba ni kai: leaves, leaf of tree
  ex ba n ni: coconut leaf, palm branch <frond -- gwg>
  ex ba kabane: top branch
  ex kakoko : white leaf of coconut not fully developed.
  syn marewe
  ex te kinati: leaf of palm just beginning to appear
  ex te ba ni kiokio: small leaf (of babai, ene)
  ex te ba ni kimaimai: a leaf not yet divided into folioles
  ex te ba raerae: leaf already divided into folioles
  ex e iranibara te ni: a young coconut tree with leaves already straight, long and well developed
  v rae ba: strip palm of its folioles
  ex te ba: cut off (with knife) the outside edges of midrib of palm leaf to make it even and utilizable
  ex tae ba: tie the midribs of a leaf on; for ex. lattice
  n te ba ni boki, te iteraniba: leaf, page
  ex te ba ni kati: playing cards, a pack of...
O ba8 
  n a sickness (symptoms, violent diarrhoea)
  ex te ba bubura: same sickness only stronger
  ex te ba uraura: a sickness, red patches, inflammation of vein, phlebitis
  ex te babobo: a sickness, yellow jaundice.
O ba9 
  a tasteless, repugnant, repulsive.
  vc ka ba: giving...
O ba10 
  n ba akuaku moral support, help, helpful person.
  vt baakuakua: to succour, to relieve.

ba n iku

O ba n iku 
  n hard, dry skin.
  a tanned, tawny, bronzed.
  fig avaricious, avarice.

ba n ruruo

O ba n ruruo 
  n a kind of rod baited and moved in water to attract bonito.
  syn kai n ruruo, kaewewe:

ba n uri

O ba n uri 
  n leaves of uri.
  fig land or object acquired by adoption, inherited by an adopted ...

ba ni babai

O ba ni babai 
  n 1. taro leaves.
  n 2. membrane around the intestines.
  n 3. green fat found in turtle.

ba ni kaina

O ba ni kaina 
  n pandanus leaves.

ba ni kamaimai

O ba ni kamaimai 
  n perfumed oil.

ba ni kana

O ba ni kana 
  n gizzard, crop, oesophagus, gullet.
  v to have dry throat, have little to eat, be in want, belch in swallowing, choke from eating quickly.
  vc ka banikana: to make belch, to upset (heavy, indigestible).

ba ni kanawa

O ba ni kanawa 
  n paleness.
  a pale like leaves of kanawa, sickly.

ba ni koko

O ba ni koko 
  and bakoko.
  n one who possesses but will not share, rich but mean.

ba ni kua

O ba ni kua 
  n cod liver oil.

ba niko

O ba niko 
  n beautiful leaf of tree.

ba raerae

O ba raerae 
  n coconut tree with leaf just beginning to foliate.

ba rairai

O ba rairai 
  n a way of fishing consisting of encircling a rock or heap of stones with a net.
  from ba and rai or from ba rairaki.

ba rerei

O ba rerei 
  n a healthy leaf.

ba rongorongo

O ba rongorongo 
  n famine oil, old oil.

ba roro

O ba roro 
  n dark green flourishing leaves.
  syn ba maiu


L baamai 
  sn Pomacentridae
  n damselfish (gen)
  sn Abudefduf septemfasciatus
  sn A. sordidus
  sn Chromis caeruleus (bamaii)
  sn Dascyllus trimaculatus


L baara 
  ew pala
  sn Acanthocybium solanderi (scombridae)
  n mackeral, tuna


B bæ/ba 
  a foolish, destitute of reason, wanting in umderstanding, weak in intellect
  n a fool, a dunce, an idiot
B b'aáb'aa 
  n the breast, the bosom
B baába 
  va abounding in leaves
B b'áb'a 
  vi to drown, to be drowned
O baba 
  n lancet fish.
O baba1 
  n imbecility, silliness, foolishness, imbecile, fool, simpleton.
  a foolish, silly, cracked, crazy, stupid.
  vc kababa: to make... treat as... to flatter, to toady.
  ex ko kababai: you take me for a fool
  ex babaea: love, dote on, idolize
  n te kababa: flattery of vain persons.
O baba2 
  n rope of lower sail yard, tack line.
  ex aita te baba: pull the line or haul in close to the wind
  ex kaki te baba: slacken the rope.
O baba3 
  n a board, plank, used for divers purposes; for ex. a wash board, surf board, etc.
  ex te baba ni borau: a draught board
  ex te baba n raranga: a board to weave on
  ex baba ni wati: wash board.
O baba4 
  vt 1. babai, babaiko, etc. to make mad, to bewitch, to cast a spell on.
  vt 2. to love to distraction, to give in to all the whims of...
  syn kinrangin
O baba5 
  n board, committee. (HAW)
  ex te baba n aine: an association of women, women's club.
O baba6 
  n papa (father). (ENG)
O baba7 
  v to drown, to be drowning.
  vt to drown.
  va tibaba: to lose foot and be drowning.
O baba8 
  n chest, lower part of thorax or breast.
  a kaubaba: large chested
  ex baba n ura: a bulging chest (like a lobster).
  n ubaba: brace, breast drill.
  vt u-babaea: to pierce with...
  syn ubaniban, ubanibania
O baba9 
  n te babana, ua baba: one basket, two baskets, etc.
  n coarse basket made of coconut leaves.
  ex te kanoa ni baba: the youngest, last child of family, youngest pig in litter (an insulting term).
O baba10 
  a leafy, branchy, thick set (foliage).
O baba11 
  n native brace (used formerly).
  vt babaea: to pierce with this instrument.
G baba 
  sn Acanthurus guttatus (ll)
  n lancetfish (sm)
G baba1 
  sn Ctenochaetus sp. (ll)
  n lancetfish (sm)
L baba 
  sn Acanthurus guttatus
  sn Ctenochaetus
  n surgeonfish, unicornfish
L baba 
  sn Ranzania laevis (milidae)
  n molas

baba n aine

O baba n aine 
  n a passion for women, females.
  ant baba ni mane: passion for men, males.

baba na aine

O baba na aine 
  n women's club, association. (HAW)


O babababa 
  n sound of escaping air or water.
  vc ka babababa: go pff... pff... like bursting balloon.


B babáea 
  vt to bore with a ubaniban


B b'ab'áeao 
  n abounding in babaeao


B b'ab'aeb'áeta 
  vt frequentative of baebaeta


L babaeina 
  sn Lutjanus monostigmus
  n snapper


B babáenikái 
  va frequentative of baenikai


B baabaái 
  vi to approach cautiously for the purpose of stealing
B b'ábai 
  n name of a plant having an edible bulbous root, resembling taro
  sn Arum cordifolium
O babai 
  v to go... treat gently (with precaution).
  adv cautiously, silently.
  vt babaea, babaia: idem
  ex babaia n anaia: take it gently, with care.
O babai1 
  v a large tubercle, species of taro
  sn Arum cordifolium
  ex kinds -- aning, ikaraoi, kaiura, kabe, atimainiku, atouman, boang, bukimakana, rikiantebaba, tutu, katutu, taororo
  ex plants -- baku, kabwebwe, ninganingan
  ex leaves -- ba ni babai, barobaro, barobaroba
  see ati ni katoka, butababa, ngan, bwerewa, etc.
O babai2 
  n yolk of egg, cooked
  note white is called te marai.
G b'ábai 
  sn Arum cordifolium
  n name of a plant having an edible bulbous root, resembling the taro (k)

babai n anti

O babai n anti 
  syn bubu
  n box, drawer, trunk of pandanus hollowed out and used as a chest for butu (war weapon).

babai wae

O babai wae 
  v to go or walk stealthily.
  vt babaiwaea.


O babaia 
  n papaw, fruit of... <papaya>. (ENG)
  syn mwemweara: mummy apple.


B b'ab'áib'ai 
  va receiving recompense for what one does


B b'ab'áib'ainæn/ti 
  a frequentative of b'aib'ainanti: deformed


B babáib'ao 
  vi frequentative of baib'ao: to miss the mark


B babáibati 
  a frequentative of baibati: much, strong as the wind


B babáibuaka 
  a frequentative of baibuaka: very bad


B babáikabubu 
  a frequentative of baikabubu: awkward in throwing or spearing


B babáikimoa 
  a frequentative of baikimoa: thievish


B b'ab'áikoraki 
  a frequentative of b'aikoraki: rich, encumbered with much luggage


B babáiku 
  a frequentative of baiku: unduly wide


B babáikúikui 
  va frequentative of baikuikui: hesitating to shoot or throw


B babáimangóri 
  v frequentative of baimangori: slow in doing or making


B babaimæ/no 
  a frequentative of baimano: skilled in fitting canoe planks


B b'ab'áinatáeia 
  vt frequentative of b'ainataeia: to practice incantations over a child


B b'ab'áinikirína 
  vt frequentative of b'ainikirina: to persecute, abuse


B b'ab'áinrængirEael 
  vt frequentative of b'ainrangirangia: to perform incantations upon


B b'ab'áinraráea 
  vt frequentative of b'ainraraea: to blackguard


B babáiraábaba 
  vi frequentative of baira:baba: to claim land as one's own unjustly


B b'ab'áiraráoi 
  a frequentative of b'airaraoi: impartial in the distribution of food


B babáiræ/weræ 
  a frequentative of bairawerawe: wont to carry off theivishly


B babaáire 
  vi frequentative of baire: to preside


B babaáirea 
  vt frequentative of bairea: to measure


B babáirékereke 
  a frequentative of bairekereke: skillful in catching


B babáiremwe 
  vi frequentative of bairemwe: to manipulate slowly


B babáiroko 
  va frequentative of bairoko: doing quickly


B babáitæ/bare 
  vi frequentative of baitata: to work rapidly


B babáitau 
  vi frequentative of baitau: to assume a position for a fight


B babáiteke 
  a frequentative of baiteke: skillful in hitting the mark


B babáitoka 
  va frequentative of baitoka: working rapidly


B babáitókatoka 
  va frequentative of baitokatoka


B babáitoto: 
  a frequentative of baitoto: very light, not dense


B b'ab'áka 
  vi frequentative of b'aka


B babakáine 
  vi frequentative of bakaine: to be negligent of a parent's wants
O babakaine 
  v to neglect one's obligations to those in one's charge, leave in want, hungry
  see bakaine
  vt babakainea... to neglect...


B babákamóamoa 
  vi frequentative of bakamoamoa: to accuse another of fault


B bábakanaákoa 
  vt to entertain or treat kindly outwardly, but not at heart


B bábakanaákoi 
  vi to act kindly at such times that it pays to do so, as a foster child in the presence of its parents


B babákanatáei 
  vi frequentative of bakanataei


B babákanateiáine 
  vi frequentative of bakanateiaine


B babákanátua 
  vi frequentative of bakanatua


B babákanikáwai 
  a extortionate, rascally, vicious
O babakanikawai 
  n injustice, fraud, cheating
  ex te tia babakanikawai: a cheat.
  a unjust.
  v to defraud, to cheat, etc.
  vt babakanikawaia: to cheat, to defraud, to trick, to sponge on...


B babákaniking/ 
  vi to assume royalty


B b'ab'ákannáno 
  vi frequentative of b'akannano


B babákanreréi 
  vi frequentative of bakanrerei


B babákanroróbuaka 
  vi frequentative of bakanrorobuaka


B babákanrorónga 
  vi frequentative of bakanroronga


B babákantamároa 
  vi frequentative of bakantamaroa


B babákantang/ 
  va frequentative of bakantang


B b'ab'ákantóka 
  vi frequentative of bakantoka


B babakáonon 
  vi frequentative of bakaonon: to be in a very humble or abject way


B b'ab'ákarake 
  vi to depart to the east


B b'ab'ákario 
  vi to depart to the west


B babákatae 
  a frequentative of bakatae


B babáki 
  va frequentative of baki
B babaáki 
  vi to lie or sleep on the ground anywhere
  see raea


B b'ab'áko 
  vi to lie as an infant in the arms or lap of a person
B b'ab'áko 
  n a foster child
O babako 
  from bako: bent, or ko: tight.
  v to carry in arms, on breast, to cuddle, to nurse, to press to bosom.
  n an adopted child.
  vt babakoa: to carry in nurse, to cuddle.


B b'ab'ákoa 
  vt to hold, as a child in the arms


O babakoinawa 
  n lancet fish (large one).
G babakoinawa 
  sn Acanthurus triostegus (ll)
  n big one; lancetfish (ll,sm)
L babakoinawa 
  sn Acanthurus triostegus
  n surgeonfish, unicornfish


B babákoran 
  vi to plan to assault
O babakoran 
  n small fry.
  v to fish for...
  syn ni babakouti


B b'ab'áku 
  n the flower of the uri
O babaku 
  n flower of uri tree
  ex te tokotoko: bud of this flower.


B babamáiu 
  a frequentative of bamaiu: verdant, green, fresh


O babana 
  from baba:
  vt to love passionately, to dote on, to be infatuated with.


B b'ab'ánanun 
  a churlish
  bk 1 Sam. 25:3


B b'ab'áne 
  a ready, prepared
B babæ/ne 
  a skilled in climbing
B baábane 
  va an intensive of bane completely gone, all gone
O babane 
  a skilful (at climbing especially), skilful in any, every way.
O babane1 
  red of bane
  a worn out, finished, absolutely finished.


B babæ/nebæne 
  vi frequentative of banebane


O babaneki 
  n large cetacea, whale.


B babánga 
  vi to be without knowledge, not to know how or about
  vt to know not, to understand not
O babanga 
  n ignorance, inaptitude.
  a ignorant, inapt, unqualified, unskilful, inexpert at...
  vc ka-babanga: treat as ignorant, find...


B babángab'ai 
  a frequentative of bangab'ai : unskillful


B baabángaki 
  a red and swollen as the bite of a mosquito
O babangaki 
  from bangaki
  a placed across, crosswise, crossing.
  see bangaki
O babangaki1 
  n a large cetacea, a whale.
O babangaki2 
  n marks or traces of blows, or stripes on the skin. <welt ? -- gwg>.


B b'ab'ánganikóu 
  va frequentative of b'anginikou: fast or caught as the hand


B b'ab'ánganimæ/tang 
  a abounding in caves


B b'ab'ánganríno 
  a frequentative of b'anganrino: wont to do nice and careful work


B b'ab'ánganríro 
  vi frequentative of b'anganriro: to be very particular about


B b'ab'ángantáeka 
  vi frequentative of b'angantaeka: to murmur,
  vi to complain


B b'ab'ánganun 
  va frequentative of b'anganun: quarrelsome, e asily angered


B babangaáomata 
  a frequentative of bangaomata: unkind, ungrateful


B bábangare 
  vi to joke, to be funny
  see manikangare


O Babaniman 
  n Sirius; Babaniman meang: star
  n Babaniman Maiaki: another star.


B b'ab'anúra 
  a having a full breast over the sternum
O babanura 
  n lobster, chest like a lobster (neve).


B babánuri 
  va abounding in the leaves of the uri


B b'ab'áo 
  a crooked
O babao 
  sup superlative of bao.
  a twisted, crooked, deformed, dishonest, false.


B b'ab'áokoko: 
  a frequentative of b'aokoko: bent over


B babáono 
  a foolish


B b'ab'áoua 
  a frequentative of b'aoua: crooked


B b'áb'araæ/nikewe 
  vi frequentative of b'aranikewe


B babaraáki 
  a able to turn over as an infant


B b'ab'aræn/tiko 
  vi frequentative of b'arantiko


B babaáreka 
  a frequentative of bæreka


B babárekátia 
  vi frequentative of barekatia


B b'ab'áriko 
  va habitually assembling


B b'ab'áro 
  va assembled in numbers
  a bent a little as the arm in walking
O babaro 
  n assembly of people.
O babaro1 
  from baro
  v to empty, to overflow.
  vt kababaroa, to make flow over, to pour out.
O babaro2 
  a curved inwards (arms, legs)
  ex te bai babaro, te wae babaro.


B b'ab'árua 
  vt to crave, to greatly relish
O babarua 
  vt to be very fond of... (food).


O babatababa 
  n large tiger shark.
G babatababa 
  n large, tiger shark (ll)
L babatababa 
  sn Galeocerdo cuvieri
  n large requiem shark


B b'ab'atáuti 
  a frequentative of b'atauti


B babaátei 
  vi to have the head so low as to be in danger of falling headlong
  ex e baka ni babatei: he fell headl ong
  bk Acts 13:18
O babatei 
  a person or object or animal turned upside down, or with head or front part down (aeroplane, bird, swimmer).
  vt kababateia: to put head lower than body.
  ex e baka ni babatei: it fell head first.


B babæ/ti 
  n the upper part of the thigh
  n the flesh of a fowl on the breast bone
  a having prominent, largely developed hips
B b'ab'áti 
  n a bundle
  vi to engage in making bundles
O babati 
  n rocks with holes where fish abound.
O babati1 
  n a collection, a sheaf, parcel, bundle, armful, bale, bunch.
  vt babata, babatia: to collect, to put in bundles or bunches.
O babati2 
  n side of hip, flesh off breast of birds.
  ex te ri ni babati: hip bone, iliac.

babati ni kai

O babati ni kai 
  n collection of arms, war weapons.


O babatiakina 
  from babati
  vt to put in bunches, or packets, or bundles.


O babatiana 
  from babati
  vt to put in bunches, or packets, or bundles.


B b'ab'átinikái 
  a fully armed, armed to the teeth


B babátiráeia 
  vi frequentative of batiraeia


B b'ab'átita 
  vt to bundle
O babatita 
  vt to put in bundles, bunches, packets.
  syn babatiana, babatiakina


B b'ab'atóngotongo 
  a frequentative of b'atongotongo


B babæ/tu 
  n a mat just begun, the first half of a mat
  vi to begin braiding a mat
O babatu 
  n from babati.
  n a mat just commenced
  n Nei Babatu: the woman who made the first mat. <myth>.


B babaátua 
  n a roach
O babatua 
  n cockroach, blackbeetle, blakidae spider.
G babaátua 
  sn family Blattidae
  n a roach <cockroach> (k)


B babatúrua 
  va coming up as a squall, about to fall as the rain
O babaturua 
  n devastator, devastating force (as wind, storm, person, etc.).


O babau 
  n part of abdomen around pelvis.
  n te kai ni babau: a certain lath at base of fronton in construction.


B babaubáuta 
  vt frequentative of baubauta


O babaurua 
  v to gather together in great number, to assemble, to muster often.


B babáware 
  vi frequentative of baware


B babáwarea 
  vt frequentative of bawarea


O babeina 
  n fish, spot snapper.
G babeina 
  sn Lutianus monostigmus
  n spot snapper (hh)


B bábera 
  n a poplar (ENG)
O Babera 
  n Babel (ENG)
  ex te nono ni Babera: Tower of Babel.


B bæ/bero 
  n buffalo (ENG)


B babetíto 
  vi to baptize (GR)
O babetito 
  n baptism. (ENG)
  vt babetitoa: to baptise.


B bábetitóa 
  vt to baptize (GR)


B babóbo 
  n a fading leaf growing red or yellow
  a red or yellow as a fading leaf
O babobo 
  a colour of withering leaf, yellow, tan.


B babóia 
  a skilled in perfumeing
O baboia 
  n clever perfume maker, one knowing how to perfume oil.


B bábu 
  see n rawarawa
B b'ábu 
  n a fish, the
B b'aábu: 
  n a game in which every one is to keep silent and not to move at all
  vi to play the game of babu, to assemble
B b'aábu 
  intj an exclamation on hearing the report of a gun
O babu 
  n a shark with flat snout.
O babu1 
  a cut short, cut close, flat nosed.
  vt katibabu: to cut short, to cut close.
  idiom e babu karawa: the sky is calm and clear
  ex e babu marawa: the sea is calm, no wind
  ex e kababu tabon aba: it is impossible to reach the end of the island (either because of strong wind or because of no wind).
O babu2 
  intj bang! exclamation imitating a detonation.
O babu3 
  n a game, players are silent and immobile.
  v to play at this game.
  ex kaina babu!: keep silent and don't move
  idiom tai babu!: keep quiet! keep still! don't move.
G babu 
  n toothless shark (ll)
L babu 
  sn Ginglymostoma (orectolobidae)
  n nurse shark


O Babua 
  n Papua. (ENG)


O babubura 
  n a disease.
  see ba


O babue 
  n a species of taro.
O babue1 
  from papa and bue: (chest, burning).
  v 1. to have heartburn, sour stomach.
  n 2. spirit of salts, hydrochloric acid.


B b'ábunibákoa 
  n a species of shark, the


B b'ábutábaba 
  n a species of shark, the
G b'ábutábaba 
  n large toothless shark (ll)


B bæ/e 
  n this thing which
  va busily engaged
B b'áE 
  n a lamp (perhaps from eng. fire)
O bae 
  n te bae, te bae aei. this thing which ...
  see baenne, baere
O bae1 
  n an obligation, duty, bond, occupation, employment, debt.
  a bae, baebae, babae: obliged, tied, engaged, occupied, indebted.
  ex ti bae iroun te tia reirei: we are indebted to the teacher
  ex I aki bae iai: I am not bound
  vc kabae, kabaebae, kabaea, kabaebaea: to tie, to attach, to oblige, to engage, to be under an obligation, to be bound, to get into debt, to borrow
  ex I kabaeai iroum: I want to borrow from you
  n te kabaebae: obligation, engagement, debt
  ex e bara baena: his debt is remitted
  ex kabaran te bae: fulfilling an obligation, paying a debt.
O bae2 
  n light, lamp
  ex wikin te bae (wick of lamp): lamp wick.
  ex kiratin te bae: lamp glass.


B b'áeao 
  n the pearl shell
O baeao 
  n oyster, pearl oyster, pearl shell.
  n tebo baeao: pearl fishing, diving for...
L baeao 
  sn bivalve
  n bivalve, white pearl oyster


B b'aeb'áeta 
  vt to chant the dead
O baebaeta 
  vt to lament over, to wail over, to cry...
  fig to run down, to discredit, to abuse.


O baebaeti 
  n idem. lamentation, plaint, dirge, chant of lamentations.


B bæ/ei 
  n this thing
O baei 
  pron te bae aei, te baei: this thing here.


O baeka 
  n baekaeka: rock with pebbles around it
  ex kabaekaeka: hump on rock.


O baekeke 
  or bura ekeke.
  a dominating or standing out, high.
  ex e baekeke i eta te wa arei: that canoe stands out well.
  fig remarkable, distinguished, of high rank, a person of...
  vc kabaekeke, kabaekekea: to exalt, to praise.


B b'aekékeiéta 
  vi to excel in sailing to windward


B b'aenaáta 
  n a collection of stones used in entrapping fish <fsg>
  vi to engage in piling up stones as a trap for fish
O baenata 
  n a pile of stones, coconuts, debris lined up, long barrage of...
  vt kabaenata: idem. to make...


B b'áene 
  n a basket having no cover
B bæ/ene 
  n that thing which (nearby)
O baene 
  n (N.) basket, basket without lid
  ex kinds: -- te baene ni kibe, te baene ni bon, te kabiaua, te kabure, te kete, te kuarong, te nokonoko, te nouburabura
  ex (S.) te baba, te bengabenga, te taurekareka, te abein, etc.
  vt baenena, baenenamarake: to put... in provision basket.


B b'áenenibòn 
  n a basket for containing bon


B bæ/enikai 
  va busy, engaged, hindered
O baenikai 
  a late, retarded because busy, hindered, hampered.
  n delay.
  syn ningangata, au reke tabuki
  ex kabaenikai: which keeps late or delays
  ex kabaenikaia: to keep back, to hinder.


O baenne 
  n dem. adj. te bai anne: that thing there.


B bæ/ere 
  n that yonder thing which
O baere 
  n the thing there which...


B bæ/erei 
  n that thing yonder
O baerei 
  dem adj. that thing there.


G baewe 
  sn Neothunnus macropterus (ll)
  n yellowfin tuna; large one (sm,ll)
L baewe 
  sn Neothunnus macropterus (Scombridae)
  n large mackeral, tuna


B b'ái 
  n a thing, an object
B bái 
  n an arm, a wing
O bai 
  n thing, object, affair, member, organ, matter, material, element, substance, personal belonging, property, instrument, tool, machine, apparatus, utensil, result, report.
  ex e bai, e toronibai, ae bai: it counts, it is good, it is real
  ex e aki bai, e aki toroni bai: that doesn't matter, it is nothing at all
  ex te bai ni bobai: merchandise
  ex te bai ni buaka: war weapons
  ex te oi ni bai: a real thing, valuable
  ex oin te bai: essence, substance
  ex am bai ngai: I am your thing, your servant.
O bai1 
  n hand, arm, wing, fin, propellor, hands (of clock or watch) etc.
  ex baiu, baim, baina, etc.:
  ex some parts of hand: ngake ni bai, nano ni bai, raurauni bai, buki ni bai, roroa ni bai, tonotono ni bai, ika ni bai, tou ni bai, koro ni bai, etc.:
  ex parts of arm: a ni bai, manoku ni bai, biroto ni bai, buare ni bai, bubua ni bai, etc.
  ex e bai!: a foul! touching football by hand
  ex katei bai: show hands, swear
  ex bobai, kabobai, taubai: shake hands.
  fig servant, slave, employee.
  syn tabonibai, kaunga, toro, etc.
O bai2 
  pref to several compound words.

bai maono

O bai maono 
  n clammy hands, sweating hands.

bai n oro

O bai n oro 
  n hammer, cane, axe, whip, any instrument to hit with.
  syn te kai n oro
  red te kai n ororo.

bai n rang

O bai n rang 
  n a person who is a laughing stock... made fun of.
  vc kabainranga: to contemn, to despise, to use as a plaything.

bai n taitaim

O bai n taitaim 
  n a sharpening stone, a grind stone, a whet stone.

bai n takakaro

O bai n takakaro 
  n an object made sport of... fun of, toy, sports gear, equipment.
  vt baintakakaroa: to make fun of, to ridicule.

bai n tinaniku

O bai n tinaniku 
  n bars of canoe between taka and biro.

bai ni karau

O bai ni karau 
  n rain coat.

bai ni kataratara

O bai ni kataratara 
  n an instrument for looking, binoculars, telescope.

bai ni katine

O bai ni katine 
  n balance, scales, weighing machine.

bai ni katoto

O bai ni katoto 
  n a copy, model, pattern.

bai ni kiakia

O bai ni kiakia 
  na something glittering or shining in the distance (white sail).

bai ni man

O bai ni man 
  n a jest or attitude of dancer imitating flight of wings.
  a baiman raoi, baimanra: well, badly...
  vt bainimanraoa, bainimanraea: to imitate... well, badly.
O Bai ni man 
  n a star. Bai ni man maiaki, Bai ni man meang.
O bai ni man 
  n bird's wing, fish's fin.

bai ni mane

O bai ni mane 
  n men's clothes.
O bai ni mane1 
  n compensation for rape.
  vt bainimanea:


O baia 
  n a coarse kind of food, tough and stringy.


O baiati 
  na generous, giving without counting, good measure.


B báiba 
  n a viper (ENG)


B báib'ab'áro 
  va carrying the arms a little bent
  n a person carrying his arms a little bent
O baibabaro 
  n curved arms
  also wae-babaro: bowlegged.


B báibai 
  n a fish, the
B b'áib'ai 
  vi to be in possession of property or wages
O baibai 
  n a fish, sole, flounder.
O baibai1 
  n Tem Baibai: a ladle.
O baibai2 
  n possession, ownership.
  v to use, to possess.
  n te tia baibai: the beneficiary, owner, heir.
  see n.v. kanibaibai: covetousness, <envy ? gwg>, desire to become rich.
  vc kabaibaia: to constitute possessor, heir, to give a legacy to..., to will to...
G báibai 
  sn Bothus mancus (ll)
  n flounder (sm)
G baibai1 
  sn Bothus pantherinus (ll)
  n flounder (sm)
G baibai2 
  sn Samariscus sp. (y)
  n flounder (sm)
L baibai 
  sn Bothidae
  n left-eye flounder


B b'áib'ain 
  n a heathen marriage ceremony attended with incantations
O baibain 
  n ancient marriage ceremony with incantations.


B b'aib'áina 
  vt frequentative of b'aina: to use
O baibaina 
  red of baina.
  vt to possess, to use regularly.


B b'áib'ainæn/ti 
  n deformed
  n a deformity
O baibainanti 
  na deformity, deformed, misshapen from birth.
  vc ka baibainanta: to treat as...


O baibakara 
  na one who dirties things with hands, sloven, slut, dirty
  ex baibakarakara.


O baibake 
  a awkward, clumsy with hands
  ex e bai bake, e bake baina.


B báib'áo 
  vi to miss the mark
  n a missing the mark
O baibao 
  a awkward with hands when throwing.


B b'áibara 
  n Bible (ENG)
O Baibara 
  n Bible, Holy Scripture. (ENG)


O baibaro 
  n one who spills liquids through awkwardness of hands.


B báibati 
  a much, strong as the wind
O baibati 
  n vehemence.
  a vehement, strong, impetuous, (wind, sound).
  syn kibati
  vc ka-baibata: to make... to give strength, force to...
  ex kabaibati banami: increase the volume of voices.


B báibi 
  n a water or oil pipe (ENG)
O baibi 
  n pipe, tube. (ENG)


O baibingao 
  n 1. offensive smell on hands.
  a 2. dirty...
O Baibingao 
  n a star.


B báibo 
  n a fish, the
G báibó 
  sn Neothunnus macropterus (ll)
  n yellowfin tuna; big one (sm,ll)
L baibo 
  sn Neothunnus macropterus (scombridae)
  n big mackeral, tuna


O baibuaetia 
  syn baibuaka


B báibuaka 
  a very bad, badly done
  n injustice, poor or unskillful work
O baibuaka 
  syn tabonibai buaka
  a awkward, clumsy, lefthanded.
O baibuaka1 
  a rude, illmannered, improper in manners and act, filthy, dirty, insulting.
  n bad behaviour.
  v anga baibuaka: insult by coarse, rude words.
  ex kana butaeu, te butae!


O Baibuobuoki 
  n name of a star in Pegasus constellation.
O baibuobuoki 
  n a helping hand.
  a helpful, ready to help, give a hand.


O Baibure 
  n Nei Tebaibure or Baiburebure;
  n a constellation of five stars in V shape, part of Pegasus...
O baibure 
  n 1. a shark with white spots on fins.
  n 2. a species of dragon fly.
  syn tikutaumauna


B baibúrebure 
  n a species of shark, the
  n a species of dragon fly, the
  a having white spots on the arm
O baiburebure 
  a having white patches on skin of back of hands.
G baiburebure 
  n a large shark said to be dangerous (ll)
L baiburebure 
  sn Charcharhinus melanopterus
  n requiem shark


O baieta 
  a skilful on land only, not skilful at steering a canoe.
  ex e aki baitari ba e baieta: he is not a good seaman.


O Baieti 
  n a star.


B báika 
  n these things which


B báikabubu 
  a awkward in throwing or spearing
  n want of skill in throwing
O baikabubu 
  a awkward, not skilful, badly aimed blows, not hitting home.
  vc ka baikabubua.
  syn baibake


B báikai 
  n these things
O baikai 
  n pron. baikai, bai aikai: these things.


O baikairua 
  v taking what belongs to others by mistake, a mild way of pointing out a theft.


O baikakateke 
  n beautiful arms and elegance of dancers.


B báikaki 
  n a pygarg [antelope, sea-bird] (ENG)


B báikana 
  n those things near by which
O baikana 
  n pron. bai akana: those things which...


B báikanne 
  n those things near by
O baikanne 
  n pron. bai akanne: those things there (near).


O Baikare 
  n a star (Spica?) Heart? (Grimble).


O baikateke 
  n sure aim combined with elegance.
  vc kabaikatekea: to boast of the skill or elegance of... to deem clever or artful.


B báike 
  n those things yonder, which
O baike 
  n pron. baike, bai ake: those things which...


B báikiaro 
  a having a rising on the back of the lower arm
  n a person having a rising on the back of the lower arm
O baikiaro 
  a inelegant (arms puffed out), knarled towards the middle like kiaro of canoe.


B báikimoa 
  a thieff>vish
  n a thief
O baikimoa 
  n thief, robber.
  red babaikimoa.


O baikinakina 
  n flying fish.
G baikinakina 
  sn Cypselurus suttoni (ll)
  n flying fish (sm)
L baikinakina 
  sn Cypselurus suttoni (exocoetidae)
  n flying fish


O baiko 
  n strong hands for tying.
  fig a. mean, economizing, selfish.


O baikoa 
  n agile hands, quick at work.
  syn baitata, baitoka
  vc kabaikoa: to hurry with work
  ex kabaikoakoa: to be quick.


B baikom/kom 
  a not skilled in catching or holding
O baikomkom 
  a whose hands do not grip, who loses hold, lets go.


O baikora 
  n strong hands or arms, muscular arms.
  vt baikora: to hold firm with hands, to overcome, to subdue, to use violence, to grasp, to seize, to lay hold of.
  vc kabaikora: to boast of the strength of...


B b'áikoraki 
  n wealth, riches
  a rich in personal effects
O baikoraki 
  a having all kinds of knacks, manners, ingenious, shrewd.
  ex ko baikoraki ra!: how shrewd, ... odd you are!
  fig odd, quaint,eccentric
  vc ka baikoraka: to boast of one's shrewdness , to treat someone as...


B b'aikórakora 
  a heavily sparred
B baikórakora 
  a capable of a firm grasp


B báikori 
  vi to engage in scratching the skin in abger, or gently
  n wrathful scratching
O baikori 
  a with long pointed fingernails.
  n claws which scratch.
  red bai korikori.


B baikórikori 
  vi frequentative of baikori
  n frequent wrathful scratching


B báiku 
  n the fish
B báiku 
  a unduly wide as a mat unskillfully made
O baiku 
  n a fish, ray, skate.
  a baiku, babaiku: large and long.
O baiku1 
  n hand or arms curved, not raised enough, arched (very inelegant in dance, ruoia).
G báiku 
  n name given to all sting rays (ll)
L baiku 
  sn Dasyatidae
  n stingrayy


B baikúikui 
  va afraid to handle or touch : hesitating to throw lest failing to hit, or in fear of hitting one standing near
  n hesitancy in throwing
O baikuikui 
  a babaikuikui: hesitating (hands), slow to act, to throw, to touch.
  vc kabaikuikuia: to treat as...


O baimaere 
  n flying fish with striped fins.


B baimáiu 
  a skilled in cultivation
O baimaiu 
  a knowing how to plant and make grow, skilful cultivator.


O baimanea 
  vt to clasp around with hands, to sustain or hold, etc.
  ex manea n taua, rabatia.
  syn manea n akoa: treat carefully, kindly.


B baimángori 
  a slow in doing or making
O baimangori 
  n mediocre worker.


O baimano 
  a skilful at making watertight canoes.
  vt kabaimanoa: to boast of skill at...
  fig thrifty, saving.


B báimanu 
  n a large fish, the
O baimanu 
  n giant ray, manta ray.
G baimanu 
  sn Manta sp.
  n manta ray (ll)

baimanuteitei (teitei)

L baimanu-teitei (teitei) 
  sn Manta (mobulidae)
  n manta ray


L baimanu-temai 
  ew fai
  sn Dasyatidae
  n stingrayy (baimanu = ray)


B baimáono 
  a having habitually sweaty hands


O baimara 
  n weak hands, feeble grip.
  ant baimatoa.


B báimæræn 
  a not skilled in catching or holding
O baimaran 
  a letting things slip from hand, butter fingers.
  vc kabaimarana: to treat as bad climber, etc.


O baimare 
  n flying fish.
G baimare 
  sn Cypselurus suttoni (ll)
  n flying fish (sm)
L baimare 
  sn Cypselurus suttoni (exocoetidae)
  n flying fish


O baimatoa 
  a strong handed.
  vt baimatoa: to hold tight, to squeeze, to tie tightly, to overcome, to subdue.
  syn baikora
  vc kabaimatoa: to praise the..., to judge to be...


O Baimoa 
  n Venus, Morning Star.

bain aine

O bain aine 
  n 1. women's clothes.
  n 2. land, etc., given in compensation for assault of wife or daughter.
  vt bainainea: to compensate husband or father for...

bain ni kun

O bain ni kun 
  v to cover one's face with one's hands in order to hide one's confusion.

bain tebo

O bain tebo 
  n diving suit, gear.


B b'áina 
  vt to use, to make use of, to hold, to possess, to value
O baina 
  vt babaina, baibaina. to appropriate, to possess, to own, to use, to make use of, to employ or to make one's own.
  see bai
O baina1 
  n Tem Baina: ladle (with handle).


B báinabora 
  n a pineapple (ENG)
O bainabora 
  n pineapple. (ENG)


O Bainae 
  n Nei Bainae: Will o' the wisp.
  see tebokamarawa


B b'aináine 
  va stirred to anger or quarrel with reference to a woman


B baínainéa 
  vt to quarrel with or assail a man in reference to a woman


O bainanti 
  a unusual, unwonted, singular, extraordinary, abnormal, exceptional
  see baibainanti: deformed, natural deformity.
  vc kabainanta... to hold as...
  syn manninanti


B b'ainatáei 
  n an incantation over a child
O bainataei 
  n 1. an incantation over a child (formerly).
  n 2. thing, way, manner, conduct of a child, childish.
  vt bainataea, babainataea: to treat as a child, to delude, to seduce, to fool, to beguile, to make fun of, to commit sacrilege.


B b'ainatáeia 
  vt to practice incantations over a child


O bainikanewe 
  n a hook, coat hanger.


B b'áinikatæ/ratEael 
  n a spy-glass


B bainikíakia 
  va having white-caps on the sea


B b'áinikirína 
  vt to persecute, to abuse, to ill-treat
O bainikirina 
  vt to illtreat someone in any way, to torment, to persecute, to mock, etc.


B báinimæn 
  va just appearing in the distance


B b'áinim'aáne 
  n a disturbance arising from the unfaithfulness of the man
  va stirred to anger or quarrel as a woman in reference to a man


B b'áinim'aánea 
  vt to quarrel with or assail a woman with reference to a man
O bainimanea 
  vt to hold, to hold firmly, to subdue, to keep together.
O bainimanea1 
  v to make an incantation over a person to make them strong, virile.


O bainingare 
  a laughable, ridiculous, derisory.
  ex tai karaoa anne, ko bainingare iai: don't do that you will make yourself ridiculous
  ex bai ni kangare: jest, trick
  vt bainingarea: to laugh at... to make fun of...


O bainingareakina 
  vt to ridicule, to mock, to jeer, to scoff, to laugh at...


B b'áinoróro 
  n a hammer


B b'áinræ/ngiræ 
  vi to practice incantations
  n a fetish or instrument of sorcery
O bainrangirang 
  n fool's affair, tinsel, tawdry finery.
  vt bainrangirangia: to dress up in... to furnish with...


B b'ainræ/ngiræ 
  vt to perform incantations upon


B b'ainraráea 
  vt to blackguard, to assail with vile epithets
O bainraraea 
  vt to insult with rude, indecent words.


B báinte 
  n a pint (ENG)
O bainte 
  n pint, liquid measure. (ENG)


O baio 
  from bai o: strong arms.
  a having strong arms for rowing, throwing, etc.
  vc kabaioa: to boast of the strength of, to bring into action the force of arms.


O Baioa 
  syn Bau, Bakora
  n gods, Nemesis, personification of chastisement, accident, obstacle.
  ex e taonai Baioa: something kept me late.


O baira 
  a clumsy, awkward.


B bairaábaba 
  vi to claim land as one's own unjustly
  n a false or unjust claim to land
O bairababa 
  a having large hands.
  fig grasping, avaricious, rapacious, greedy, covetous, ambitious.


O bairae 
  a having large hands.
  fig grasping, avaricious, rapacious, greedy, covetous, ambitious.


B bairaákau 
  n a bird, the
O bairakau 
  n 1. frigate bird or other with large wings.
  a 2. abnormally long arms.


O bairaoi 
  a bairaroi. handy, skilful, clever, expert, generous, impartial.
  vt kabairaroa: to boast of the skill of..., the beauty or generosity of...
O bairaoi1 
  n one who makes or sells valuable things, well-made things.
  vc kabairaraoia, kabairaroi.


O bairara 
  n a man of blood, a murderer.


B báirarae 
  a having unusually long arms
  n a species of shark, the
O bairarae 
  a a person with long arms.
  vt kabairarea: to treat as... to insult.
O bairarae 
  n a shark with long fins.
G báirarae 
  n a shark (ll)


B b'áiraráoi 
  a well furnished
B báiraráoi 
  a impartial in the distribution of food


O Bairaro 
  n Nei Bairaro: a strong regular wind.


O bairaroi 
  n good things, useful things, valuable things.
  a babairaraoi: who uses or gives good things.


O bairawata 
  a heavy handed, having hands full of ill-gotten goods, thief, grabber.
  syn baiabuabu, bairuarua, bairawerawe


B bairæ/weræwe 
  a wont to carry off thievishly
O bairawerawe 
  n idem. swindler, pick pocket, kleptomaniac.


B báiræweræ/we 
  vt to snatch or carry off thievishly


B baáire 
  vi to engage in measuring
  n a measure
O baire 
  n arrangement, organization, ordinance <decision -- gwg>.
  vt baire, babairea: to arrange, to regulate, to lay out, to organize, to rule, to administer. <decide -- gwg>
  n te baire, te babaire, bairean, baireakin: arrangement, organization, disposition, regulations, combination, etc.
  n te tia babaire: the organizer, chairman, president, administrator.


B baairéa 
  vt to measure, to adjust or set in order, to preside over as a moderator


O baireke 
  a handy, skilful with hands at catching, climbing, taking, i.e. to steal, to grasp, etc.
O Baireke 
  and Bairekereke, Kabairekereke
  n a star (of Scorpion).


B bairékereke 
  a skillful in catching
  n skill in catching
O bairekereke 
  va catching, holding tightly.


B báiremwe 
  vi to manipulate slowly
O bairemwe 
  from iremwe
  a slow at hand work.
  red babairemwe, babairemweremwe, kabairemwe: who works slowly, keeps back the work.
  vc kabairemwea: to keep late, to slow down, to impede work.


L bairera 
  sn Neothunnus macropterus (scombridae)
  n small mackeral, tuna


B b'áiri 
  n the nose
O bairi 
  n the nose
  ex te kai ni bairi: the bone of nose
  ex te ngake ni bairi: division between nostrils
  ex te tabo ni bairi: the end of nose.
  ex e maraki te bairi ao e winantiaki te aba: a sore nose means someone is speaking ill of you.


B b'áiriati 
  n a tree, the
O Bairiati 
  n a flowering tree (with strong smell), smell makes the nose swell up, fruit and flower are poisonous.
  sn Baringtonia Asiatica


O Bairikaki 
  n a star.


B báiroko 
  va quickly doing as in producing fire by rubbing sticks, or in fitting the planks of a canoe
O bairoko 
  n 1. flying fish.
  a 2. skilful at readjusting, setting bones.
  n a good bone setter.


G bairoro 
  sn Prognichthys albimaculatus (ll)
  n flying fish (sm)
L bairoro 
  sn Prognichthys albimaculatus (exocoetidae)
  n flying fish


O bairua 
  v to make a mistake in taking.
  vt to take by mistake or, without appearing to, to steal.
  vc kabairua: to make...


O bairuti 
  n a bird.
  syn matawa, te matawa n aba


B b'áita 
  vt to take down as a basket from a shelf
O baita 
  from aita
  v to take, to take away, to withdraw quickly, skilfully.
  vt to move.
  ex baita kanoan am ati: take out the contents of your trunk.


O baitaba 
  n 1. a species of fish with large fins (big ntaningamea)
  sn Mugilidae sp.
  n 2. a species of tuna, medium sized, yellow tuna.
G baitaba 
  sn Neothunnus macropterus (ll)
  n yellowfin tuna; medium sized (sm,ll)
L baitaba 
  sn Neothunnus macropterus (Scombridae)
  n medium mackeral, tuna


B báitabare 
  vi to meddle
  n meddlesomeness
O baitabare 
  a touching everything, upsetting things.
  n a meddler, a thief.


O baitabuaeti 
  a working badly, carelessly, spoiling.
  vt baitabuaetia: to spoil, to bungle, to make a mess of, to botch...


O baitabuariki 
  a idem. breaking everything, spoiling, working at break-neck speed.
  vt baitabuarikia: to break, to spoil, to smash.


O Baitaere 
  n Nei Baitaere: a star.


O baitangako 
  a hands covered with dirt, dirtying what they touch (object or food).
  n sloven, slut, dirty person.
  vt kabaitangakoa: to treat as...


O baitanganga 
  a beating the air, without energy, inert.


O baitangauri 
  vt idem. baitangauria: to touch, handle with fingertips.


O baitangitang 
  n a thing given with regret, a paltry gift, a mean gift.
  syn batoto


B b'áitari 
  n a species of jelly fish
O baitari 
  n jelly fish, large, (edible).
  sn Seypho medusae
G b'áitari 
  sn Carybdea alata
  n large scyphomedusae, 10-12 inches (i) <Medusa ?>
L baitari 
  sn Carybdea alata (Coelenterate)
  n jellyfish


B báitata 
  vi to work rapidly
  n rapid work
O baitata 
  a deft with hands, expeditious, smart.
  n smartness, quickness.
  vt kabaitata: to hurry, to be quick, to hasten with work.
  ex kabaitatako!: be quick!.


O baitau 
  a skilful at wrestling, boxing
  and bai-itau is more commonly used.


B báiteke 
  a skilled in hitting the mark
  n skill in hitting the mark
O baiteke 
  n dexterity.
  a having a sure aim.
  vt kabaitekea: to make dexterous, to boast of the dexterity of...
  nv kabobaiteke: competition of target shooting, dart throwing, etc.


O baitererei 
  v to touch or take with tips of fingers.
  vt baitereia: to take, to touch daintily.


O baitia 
  a active or smart at work, getting done quickly, to accomplish in short time
  ex babaitia.
  syn baitata, baitoka


B báitoito 
  a light in weight, not heavy
O baitoito 
  a light as the ito, very light, weightless.


B báitoka 
  v working rapidly
  n rapid work, rapidity in work
O baitoka 
  a baitokatoka, babaitoka: quick, smart, agile with hands, accomplishing rapidly, agile.
  vt kabaitoka: to hurry, to hasten a work, to make someone hurry with work. make haste!
  see baitata


B baitókatoka 
  va frequentative of baitoka


O baitongo 
  n fruit, endocarp of foreign tree.


B baitoóto 
  a very light, not dense, hence light
  n lightness, want of weight
O baitoto 
  n a petty thief.
  v to pilfer.
O baitoto1 
  n thing given regretfully, reluctantly, grudgingly.
  syn baitangitang
O baitoto2 
  a dirty, soiled.


B báituru 
  n a scar of a burn
  vi to engage in burning scars
O baituru 
  from turu: marked.
  n marks on the skin, burn mark, gash made as a sign of mourning, stigmata.
  vt baiturua: to imprint, to stamp, to mark.


B baitúrua 
  vt to scar as the arm with burns


B báiuki 
  a unskillled in fitting canoe planks
O baiuki 
  n bad adjuster (used especially in construction of canoes for joining boards). .
  ant bairoko: for small things; baimano: for canoes.


O baiun 
  n object or subject of a dispute
  and bai n un is more frequently used.


O baiura 
  n 1. a species of yellow tuna.
  n 2. large flying fish with reddish fins.
G baiura 
  sn Cypselurus unicolor (ll)
  n flying fish (sm)
G baiura1 
  sn Neothunnus macropterus (ll)
  n yellowfin tuna; small one (sm,ll)


B báiuti 
  n a small louse
O baiuti 
  n small lice, vermin <louse -- gwg>


B b'áka 
  vi to fall
  n a fall, suppression, defeat
  n land acquired through marriage
B bæ/ka 
  n a wedding feast
  a fully ripe, as the pandanus fruit
  vi to go at, to begin, to attempt
B bæ/kaa 
  vt to pretend, to make as though
O baka 
  a red, vermilion (used specially for fruit, and more especially for pandanus fruit)
  ex baka, bakabaka: red, vermilion. e baka-tawa, e baka tokinana, e baka morina: the fruits are red, ripe
  vt kabakea, kabakabakaea: to let ripen.
O baka1 
  n te amarake ni baka, te baka: a feast, banquet, marriage feast.
O baka2 
  v babaka, baka n ... babaka n: to simulate, to feign, to pretend.
  n pretence.
  ex e baka n akoi: he pretends to be kind
  ex e baka ni birinako: he pretends to run away
  vc bakaea te: to pretend to ...
O baka3 
  v to fall, to tumble, to overturn, to ruin.
  n decadence, want, turn to play (cards).
  v baka, babaka, bakabaka: to fall, to tumble, to succumb, to sink down, to collapse, to give away, to fall in, to die (S.), to be beaten in combat, to fall away, to fall from one's rank, to deceive, to dupe, to be scandalized, to abate.
  ex e baka man nakoana: he was sacked, put out of office <fired -- gwg>.
  ex e kakerikakaki, e baka au bong: I lost a day, I missed my day.
  v bakarake, bakario: to go or to drift towards the east, the west side.
  v nibakabaka: to stumble, to stagger often.
  vc kabaka, kabakabaka: to make fall, to throw down, to upset, to knock down, to steer for, head for.
  fig scandalize, deceive, disconcert, to foil.
  ex kabakanano: to discourage, to deceive
  ex ko a kabaka: you are discouraging
  a kabakaroro: very deceptive
  v kabaka: to disconcert
  n te man ni kabaka: deceptive manners
  n te bai ni kabaka: scandal
  n te kabakabaka: scandal giving
  idiom e na baka ra?: excuse for not giving more
  ex te kab'aka: syrup of toddy (very thick) gets its name from the fact that it does not pour out but falls by bits
  see bakaraoi, bakara, bakabuaka

baka n akoi (p.)

O baka n akoi (p.) 
  v to pretend to be kind.
  n a feigned kindness or amiability.
  vt baka n akoa, babaka n akoa: to pretend, to feign to welcome.

baka n anea

O baka n anea 
  v babaka n anea. to pretend to take to heart.

baka n aoka

O baka n aoka 
  see n. v.t. aoka

baka n ataei

O baka n ataei 
  v babaka n ataei. to be childish, to be frivolous.
  n childishness, childish manner.

baka n ataeinaine

O baka n ataeinaine 
  v to act the young lady.

baka n atua

O baka n atua 
  v babakantua: to pretend to be God or acting as such, to make oneself God.

baka n nano

O baka n nano 
  v to fall in love.
  vt bakannanoa.

baka n nanona

O baka n nanona 
  vt babaka n nanona. to pretend to take to heart, to love, to be taken with, to desire.

baka n rabakau

O baka n rabakau 
  v babaka n... to pretend to be clever, to believe oneself to be so.

baka n rang

O baka n rang 
  v to feign poverty... want.

baka n rerei

O baka n rerei 
  v to jest, to banter, to treat wantonly, to tease, to joke.
  vt bakanrereia: to make fun of, to trifle with something serious.

baka n roronga

O baka n roronga 
  syn babaka n rorobuaka

baka n taeka

O baka n taeka 
  vt babaka n ... to abuse, to recriminate against.
  syn banga n taeka (more frequently used).

baka n tamare

O baka n tamare 
  n a debauchee.
  v to act the dandy.
  a debauched.

baka n toka

O baka n toka 
  v to act or ape the great or the rich.

baka oko

O baka oko 
  v to feign to be crippled.


O bakabai 
  n payment, wages, bets, salary.
  idiom e bakabai te aba: the wages are being paid.
  n te kabakabai: the payment of... the time for...


B bæ/kabæka 
  a frequentative of baka: fully ripe, as the pandanus fruit
  n a fully ripe or red pandanus fruit, a red color
B b'ákab'aka 
  va well cooked, as thick syrup

bakabaka ni koroa

O bakabaka ni koroa 
  v to keep aloof, to be singular, show off.


B b'ákab'akanikóroa 
  vi to hasten to meet a coming friend
  n a hastening to meet a coming guest, a welcome
B b'ákab'akanikóroaa 
  vt to welcome a returning friend by hastening to meet him


B baakabáne 
  n second stage of a coconut leaf
O bakabane 
  n the centre or highest palm leaf.


O bakabaun 
  from pound (lb) English weight.
  n issue, distribution of rations, of amount agreed to.
  n te tai ni bakabaun: hour, time of...
  vt bakabauna: to give... to distribute...


O bakabenuamuri 
  syn bakaburaerae
  n a kind of loin cloth with fringe.


O bakabobo 
  syn tiribobo
  v to flap wings (cock), to challenge by clapping hands on thighs.
  n early rising.


B bákabórau 
  vi to engage in escorting
  n the escorting of a person
O bakaborau 
  v to accompany someone leaving for a voyage, to see off (for long sea voyage).
  vt bakaboraua: to accompany to place of embarcation.
  n a farewell party.


B bákaboráua 
  vt to escort


O bakabota 
  n the sting of ray or sword fish tied in a bunch to a long pole and used formerly as war weapon.


O bakabu 
  n filling in, padding of dance melodies.


O bakabua 
  n te bakabua: hoarseness.
  a baka bua: hoarse.
  v kabakabua: to make hoarse, to talk, to sing or shout loudly (losing one's voice thereby).
  ex e baka buau ni weiteiko: I am hoarse calling you.


O bakabuaka 
  syn tekebuaka, tekera
  n ill luckk.
  vc kabakabuaka: to cause ill luck.


O bakabubu 
  v to smoke slightly.
O bakabubu1 
  n a magic ceremony formerly to take away fear, give courage to warriors.


B bákabure 
  vi to engage in plotting one's destruction
O bakabure 
  n suicide.
  vt bakaburea: to commit suicide, to neglect or cause the loss of something, to wish the loss or ruin of...


B bákaburéa 
  vt to commit suicide
  vt to give a person poison without his knowledge : to beguile one to his death or into trouble


B bákabwi 
  vi to engage in tying coconuts in bunches of ten each
  n a bunch of ten coconuts tied together
O bakabwi 
  n bundles or groups of ten, in tens.
  vt kabakabwia: to put in tens.


B bakabw/ia 
  vt to tie coconuts in bunches of ten each


B bakáea 
  see vt bakaine
O bakaea 
  vt to pretend.
  ex e bakaea te birinako: he pretends to run away.
O bakaea1 
  vt babakaea; to ill treat, to neglect, not take care of...


O bakaieie 
  v to rock oneself.
  n a rocking chair.


B bakáine 
  vi to be negligent of a parent's wants
O bakaine 
  n babakaine; negligence, abandonment, neglect.
  vt bakainea, babakainea: to neglect a person one has charge of, not to take good care of... to ill treat...


B bakáinea 
  vt to neglect one's parent


B bákake 
  vi to engage in ill treating a foster child
  vi to be negligent of work in the harvest season
  n ill trearment of a foster child
  n neglect of harcesting
O bakake 
  v to waste, to have no care of (food, harvest, children, etc.).
  vt bakaea: to waste, to neglect.
  syn bakaine


B bákakéa 
  vt to ill treat as a foster father his foster child


O bakako 
  sup superlative of akoi (probable).
  n a feigned welcome, false assiduousness.


O bakakurabe 
  n (fall of rectum) bottom fallen out of (basket, bag, etc.).
  ex e baka kurabena: the bottom has fallen out
  vc kabaka kurabena: to make... fall (used baskets, bags, utensils, etc.).
B b'ákakuræ/be 
  va protruding as the lower bowel


O bakamaieta 
  n a dish consisting of grated coconut and toddy (karewe).


O bakamanang 
  n clothing in rags, an open sore.
  a in rags, in pieces.
  ex e baka manangina: it is falling asunder.


B b'akam'ángai 
  n a person having a sharp chin
O bakamangai 
  a stupefied, dazed (in admiration or supefaction).
  ex e baka mangaina: he is gaping, open mouthed
  vc kabakamangai: cause of...

bakamau bakamaua

O bakamau bakamaua 
  vt to steer, to direct towards.
  ex bakamaua te nano: to direct the will towards.


O bakamaurua 
  vt to rush at with great force, to fall upon.


B bákamim 
  n the bladder
O bakamim 
  n the bladder.
  vt bakamimia: to cause to urinate.
  ex bakamimia te tei: make child pass urine.


B bakamóamoa 
  vi to accuse another of fault in order to screen one's self
O bakamoamoa 
  n hypocrite, boaster, braggart.


O bakanako 
  adv gone pastt (in time or space).
  ex e a bakanako taina: a long time ago
  vc kabakanakoa: to let pass on.
O bakanako1 
  a abundant, plentiful, extreme, excessive, enormous, extraordinary, surpassing, going further.
  ex e bakanako tamaroana: excessively beautiful
  vt kabakanakoa n ... : to overstep, to exceed, to go beyond the mark.


B bákanana 
  va scattered about in profusion
O bakanana 
  a bakatakanana. dirty, soiled, stained, filthy.
  vt kabakanana: to dirty, to soil.


B b'ákanæ/noa 
  vt to fall in love with, to be enamored of


B bakanataei 
  vi to pretend to be, or to assume the airs of a child


B bákanatéiaine 
  vi to pretend to be a young woman, to flirt as a woman
  n flirtation, a pretending to be a young woman


B bákanátua 
  vi to aspire to deity, to pretend to be a god
  n the assuming to be god


O bakanikai 
  or beka ni kai:
  n spermatozoon, sperm.


O bakanikoroa 
  v to have no restraint, to desire, to cover (esp. food).
  vt babakanikoroa: to covet, have strong desire for...


O bakanimate 
  v to feign death.
  n sudden death.
O bakanimate1 
  vt to desire, to covet, to love passionately, blindly,
  see mate n ...
  ex ai bakanimatena te amarake anne: he is crazy about that kind of food.


B bakanjm/tao 
  n boiled, scraped, coconut after having been squeezed in a strainer : the oil from the same
  va sufficiently boiled for squeezing as scraped coconut
O bakanimtao 
  n 1. oil made from grated coconut.
  and bakanutao (S.)
  n 2. residue of coconut after oil is extracted.
  vt bakanimtaoa: to treat coconut with this method.


B bákanimtáoa 
  vt to prepare boiled coconut oil


O bakannaioro 
  v to rebound against obstacles in succession.
  syn tirioro


B b'ákannæ/no 
  vi to fall in love


B bákanrang 
  vi to act as a man who is meanly fed by another


B bákanreréi 
  vi to trifle, to jest, to make fun
  n trifling, jesting, joking


B bákanreréia 
  vt to turn into jest


B bákanroróbuaka 
  vi to put on the airs of manhood


B bákanrorónga 
  vi to feed away from home
  n the taking of one's meals away from home


B bákantamaároa 
  vi to dress up, to try to look fine
  n the attempt to show off in dress, assuming to be good looking


B bákantang 
  va envious, jealous, lit: pretending to cry
B bákantang 
  n envy, jealousy
O bakantang 
  n jealousy, envy.
  a jealous, envious.
  vc babakantanga: to make envious, to cause...


O bakantirioro 
  syn n.v. bakanaioro


B bakantoka 
  vt to assume to be a large landholder


O bakanutao 
  n ordinary coconut oil.
  syn bakantao, bakanimtao


B bákao 
  n hire, rent, interest
O bakao 
  n rent, interest, revenue.


B bakáobo 
  a very hungry
  n great hunger
O bakaobo 
  v to be in jeopardy, to fall from weakness.


B bakáoko 
  vi to engage in lashing a sail to a spar
  n the lashings of a sail
O bakaoko 
  n the cord which attaches the sail to yards or those used to reef sails.
  vt bakaokoa: to tie or reef sail by these.


B bakáokoa 
  vt to lash a sail to a spar


B bakáonqn 
  n begging done in an abject way
  vi to beg in a very humble or abject way
O bakaonon 
  v to act the beggar.
  n an importunate beggar.


O bakaoraora 
  from ora
  n a spirit, Nemesis.
  see Baioa


B bákara 
  n ill treatment of a foster child
  n neglect of harvesting
B b'akaraa 
  a not well married
B b'akara 
  vt to fall upon
O bakara 
  from baka
  vt to fall on, to surprise, to attack suddenly, to shock.
  idiom e bakarai te bata: the house fell on me (or) I was stupefied; idem.
  sup rere bakara: to fall on like lightning.
O bakara1 
  n unlucky, ill luck (in marriage only).
O bakara2 
  idiom e na bakara: it is not so bad (or) it can be appreciated (said to excuse oneself for the poor gift one is giving).
O bakara3 
  n dirt, stains.
  a dirty, daubed.
  vc kabakara: to make dirty, to spread or daub
  ex kabakabakara.


B bákarae 
  va scattered about, in confusion, out or order
O bakarae 
  a bakaraerae: scattered about, in disorder, scattered in disorder.
  vc kabakarea: to leave in disorder, to scatter.
  a bakaraerae: unkempt, abandoned, forsaken, friendless.
  vt bakaraerae: to abandon a person, to forsake, to leave something abandoned.


B bákarákara 
  vt to besmear with filth, etc, to daub


O bakarake 
  v to go up, to ascend, to go towards the sky or towards the east.
  ex e a bakarake Tai: the sun is already up.


O bakararan 
  v to be exhausted, to be tired out, to be downcast.


O bakarateaba 
  n Nei Bakarateaba: Pole Star.


B bakaráurau 
  see a bakara and taubururu


O bakarawa 
  n food distributed to donors in compensation.
  syn kabomwi:


B bákarere 
  n a neuralgic, darting pain
  vi to engage in casting and transfixing with a dart
O bakarere 
  from rere:
  v go; to go in a straight line quickly.
  vt bakarerea: to throw straight on, to steer direct to, to hurl straight, to dart.
  n te kai ni bakarere: weapon thrown, arrow, dart, javelin, harpoon, a sharp pain.


B bakarérea 
  vt to spear by throwing, to transfix with a dart,
  vt to baste, to sew slightly with long stitches


O bakario 
  v to go, to steer, go towards, to advance towards the west.
  ex e bakario tai: the sun inclines towards the west.


O bakaro 
  vt bakaroa: to mend.
  a mended, patched.
O bakaro1 
  n bakarokaro: a feeble wake of light, an intermittent pale glimmer, phosphorescent glimmer, spark.
  see makaro, makarokaro, takaro, takarokaro, taukaro, taukarokaro
  n a spark, a flame, a glimmer.


B bakaróto 
  va rising or ascending, as a great volume of smoke
O bakaroto 
  n thick black smoke of damp wood, trailing, spreading out.
  vt kabakarotoa: to make black smoke so.


B bakaróuaba 
  n a large sleeping mat
O bakarouaba 
  n an ancient double mat (ideal and imaginary) used as form of respect and tenderness towards a person to be honoured, honourable formula
  ex kiem te bakarouaba, rabunam te iti ao uningam te bakatokatake: for your bed a large mat, your blanket lightning, your pillow a royal cushion.


O bakarua 
  a lost, mislaid in disorder, not to be found among the disorder.
  vt bakarua: to lose, to upset, to change place among disorder, to upset debris.


B bakárube 
  n a covering, either a mat or cloth
O bakarube 
  n something to drape oneself in. a cover, veil, cloak, shawl, toga, mat (used mostly in figurative or poetic style), nimbus, shadow, halo of light, covered by moonbeams.
  see boa ketam
  vt bakarubea: to cover with... to cover so.


B bákaruru 
  a hungry
  n great and distressing hunger
O bakaruru 
  v to be shaking from weakness, hunger, tiredness.
  vt kabakarurua: to make tremble, to shake.
  syn kabakirurua


B bákatae 
  a extravagant, prodigal, lavish
  n prodigality, extravagance
O bakatae 
  v to waste, to squander, to lavish, to dissipate.
  vt bakataea: to waste, to squander, to dissipate.
  n te tia bakatae: squanderer
  ex te nati ae bakatae: the prodigal son.


B bakatáea 
  vt to squander, to waste


O bakatamoa 
  n a sort of ballet dance, imported from Samoa.


B bákatara 
  vt to assault on the sly
O bakatara 
  vt to look carefully at
  ex bakatara: to look well, to observe, to remark, to notice.


O bakatarawa 
  n a half-size coarse mat, made of coconut leaves, used for canoes (inai), placed on canoe at place of this name.


O bakatari 
  n cord or string to tie a weapon (mbo, batiraku) to wrist.


B bákatæta 
  va badly battered as a hand or foot by a blow <phy>


B bákatæti 
  va evenly cut
  n a straight or even row as of trees or houses
O bakatati 
  n steep slope, cliff.
  a steep, sheer, cut straight, in line.
  vt bakatatia: to cut straight, to crop straight.
  fig net, outright, well sliced, certain.


B bakatæ/tia 
  vt to cut off evenly the hair in front or behind


O bakataua 
  vt to steer towards, to point out place, to show the way towards...


O Bakate 
  n Easter, Paschal time
  ex te tai ni Bakate: Easter time.
  syn Itita

bakate keria

O bakate keria 
  v to point out, to show, to head for, to steer to end in view.


B b'ákatéke 
  n a rough ledge of rock or stratum
O bakateke 
  n 1. a rock with sharp surface.
  a 2. rough, rugged.


B bakatékea 
  vt to visit by water or land
O bakatekea 
  vt to steer towards, to aim at, to head for, to point out, to speak directly to, to blame directly.


B bakatékera 
  vt to approach, to go to, to visit
O bakatekera 
  vt idem. (for places) to steer towards, to head straight for...


B bákati 
  n a fish, the
  vi to squirt
B b'akaáti 
  vi to go to a strange land
  n a visit to a strange land
O bakati 
  n a fish, Jew fish, rock cod (poisonous)
  ex kauoton te bakati: idem. giant, enoromous species of...
  a squint eyed, cross eyed.
  syn matabao
O bakati1 
  from ti bakatiti
  v to jet, to spout, to gush, to spurt out, to squirt out.
O bakati2 
  from æti: land.
  v to go from one island to another, to travel.
  syn kare ati, ewe ati, tiriaba, borau.
G bákati 
  sn Promicrops lanceolatus
  n jewfish (this rock cod grows to an enormous size but is not often caught; it is considered to be poisonous in all areas where poisonous fish have been found) (hh)
L bakati 
  sn Plectropomus lanceolatus (Serranidae)
  n grouper, seabass


B bákatibu 
  n an ancestor
O bakatibu 
  n ancestors.


B bakatíbutibu 
  a dropsical
O bakatibutibu 
  a tendency to swell up, to obesity, to dropsy.


O bakatitau 
  n a certain dish, prepared from kabubu and grated coconut mixed.
  see kauau, kaiai


O bakatiti 
  a beginning to ooze in thin trickle.
  a frequentative of bakatokitoki.


O bakatoki 
  n frequentative of bakatokitoki.
  n stop, end, terminus, barrier, obstacle.
  a refractory, stopping, stubborn.
  v to be refractory.
  vt bakatokia: to stop, to repel, to reject, to send away.
  red bakatokitokin te nao: momentary and successive stoppages caused by waves.


B bakatókitoki 
  vi to reverberate, to bump again and again as a boat


B bákatoko 
  n a long brace for supporting the prow of a canoe when beached
O bakatoko 
  n a support, prop, stay, buttress.
  v to lean against, to support.
  vt bakatokoa: to support, to uphold, to stay, to consolidate.


B bakatókoa 
  vt to brace the end of a canoe when beached


O bakatoto 
  a rotting, corrupting.


O bakatuka 
  vt to pretend opposition, try to make opposition, to oppose.


B bakatun/tun 
  vi to arrive as a fleet
O bakatuntun 
  v to break against, to bump against, to knock against directly.
  v to fall directly on.
  vc kabakatuntuna: to aim straight and arrive directly on...


O bakaturu 
  v to lean against, to press on, to stick to, to hit directly
  see turu:
  v apply directly to... to stick to, to mark strongly.
  ex e bakaturu te taeka i aona: what is said applies directly to him... hits the nail on the head.


O bakatutu 
  n a bath towel, a towel, a sponge.

bakaua n iku

O bakaua n iku 
  n name of giant ray, personified, totem.


O bakaukau 
  n (foreign word, Hawaii?) private business.
  v to trade (with food mostly).
  vt bakakaua: to buy or sell so.


O bakawai 
  n a variety of food, a delicacy made with taro.
  vt bakawaia: to prepare, to cook this dish.


B b'ákee 
  a having the lip deformed
B baákee 
  n tobacco (ENG)
O bake 
  n tobacco. (ENG)
  ex te kati ni bake: a case of tobacco.
O bake1 
  a bent, crooked, awkward.
  fig e bake bairina, e bake riana: crooked nose... lips.
  a disappointed, taken in, ashamed, confused.
  vc kabakea: to treat as awkward, disappointed, etc.
O bake2 
  n loading ship, cargo ship (barque). (ENG)


B bakeékete 
  a light, not heavy


B b'ákeke 
  va failing to make land, as a canoe
O bakeke 
  n a direct hit, sound of direct hit.


B bákete 
  a better, convalescent, easy
O bakete 
  n bakekete. lightness.
  a light
  see bebete
  vc kabaketea, kabakeketea: to ease, to lighten, to unballast, to abate, to diminish, to alleviate.


B báketi 
  n a meeting for exchange, a feast
  see ioki
B b'áketi 
  n a bucket, pail (ENG)
O baketi 
  n a bucket, pail. (ENG)
O baketi1 
  n a repast in common, exchanging food (S.)
  syn te ioki (recent word).


B b'áki 
  va assembled outside for want of room
B bæ/ki 
  a hungry
  n hunger
B baáki 
  n a park (ENG)
  n pan leaves for enriching a babai patch
  va gone ashore, as a boar on the beach
O baki 
  n accumulation, heap, pile, crowd, conglomeration, mob.
  a accumulated, piled up, grouped, crammed.
  vt kabaka (te koraki): to accumulate, to pile up, to group.
O baki1 
  n debris, driftwood, many things heaped or scattered.
  ex te baki ni mange: heap of rubbish lying across
  ex te baki ni kuia: tree trunks stranded
  ex e baki te wa: the canoe is stranded crosswise
  ex te baki, te aobaki: fig. an abandoned rejected person.
  vc kabaakia:.
O baki2 
  n pandanus leaves tied in long bundles made into coils and put around taro plants.
O baki3 
  n hunger, leanness, thinness.
  vt baki, babaki, bakibaki, aobaki, bakiruru, bakiroro, kibakibaki: to be hungry, to be famished,... starved, ... thin, ... slim, ... hollow, ... empty.
  vc kabaki: to cause hunger, make hungry
  vc kabaka: idem. to make thin.
  n te kabaki: time of famine.

baki ni kuia

O baki ni kuia 
  n trunks of trees stranded on beach
  ex te kuia, te kai ni maeao.


B bákibaki 
  see a b'atob'ato


O bakibora 
  a staved in, battered, dented, deformed.
  ex e bakibora am baketi: your bucket is smashed in
  vt kabakibora: to stave in, to deform.


O bakikangenge 
  na thinness of T.B., emaciated, skeleton like.
  vt kabakikangengea: to make...


B bákiroro 
  a very hungry
  see baki
O bakiroro 
  sup superlative of baki.
  v to be very hungry, starving.
  vc kabakiroroa: to starve, to make feel hungry.


O bakiruru 
  a weak with hunger (trembling).
  vt kabakirurua...


B bæ/kitáia 
  a poor, thin in flesh, lean
O bakitaia 
  a thin from sickness, wasting away, vegetating, skinny, rickety, frail, undernourished.
  vc kabakitaia: to cause... to make...


O bakitaiaroro 
  sup superlative of bakitaia.
  a skeleton like.


B baakitóutou 
  a beautiful
O bakitoutou 
  a general term for beauty, beautiful, magnificent, flourishing, admirable.
  syn tamaroaroa, tikauarerei (person, things).
  vt kabakitoutoua.


O bako 
  a concave, dented in, bent, curved, caved in (is said of persons for health, old age, or hunger reasons).
  syn kaibako: state of...
  vc kaibakoa: to cave in, to deform, to find to be... esteem in state of...


B bákoa 
  n a shark (general term for the genus)
  n a certain star
  vi to faint from the sight of blood
O Bakoa 
  n a constellation (Orion's sword) near to the constellation called Ituaninai.
O bakoa 
  n a shark (general name)
  ex species as follows -- anoi, araoboto, ia-anti, i-marawa, kimoa, ngarei, baiburebure, bairarae, babu, rokea, tababa, tikuroaroa, unikai, unimai, unun, urukameru, bai-rae, urunga, ia- bangebange, mata-bikebike, rokeatau.
  n bubakoa: smell of shark
  n kabakoa: shark fishing.
O bakoa1 
  v bakoakoa, nibakoakoa: to faint at the sight of blood.
  vt kabakoa, kabakoakoa, nibakoakoa: to cause repugnance to...
G bákoa 
  sn Gynglymostoma ferrugineum (y)
  n shark (sm)
L bakoa 
  n all sharks except C. amblyrhinchos & G. cuvieri (fan)


L bakoanimarawa 
  sn Charcharhinus amblyrhynchos
  n requiem shark


B b'aákoko 
  a stingy
  see bekoko and tatauti
O bakoko 
  n a rich miser.
  a holding on to possessions.


B bákora 
  n a large man or squid or buni
O bakora 
  from korakora
  a outstanding, very big, very strong (person, animal).
  n a giant, champion, hero.
  ex te bakora are Koriate: the giant Goliath
  vt bakora: to treat as ... to show strength, ... courage
  ex e bakoraea n rawa: he refused with all his strength.


O bakorana 
  vt to take, to use a strong man to reinforce a team.


G bakororso 
  sn Pandanus sp.
  n screwpine (sp,z) <pandanus>


B b'ákota 
  vt to hold in the arms as a child
O bakota 
  from bako carry in hollow.
  vt to have or carry in bended arms, on breast in hollow of chest.
  idiom e bakota karewena: he has an empty stomach, ... is starving.


B bákotakárewena 
  va suffering from the want of sufficient food


O bakoua 
  from bako: concave.
  n concave, coral stone; te ati bakoua: basin shaped stone.


B bæ/ku 
  n the top or leafy part of babai or taro cut close to the root for replanting
O baku 
  n top of plant, top of taro for replanting.
  vc ka bakua: to cut the head off, to cut the neck of, to behead (person), to truncate.
  n te kabaku: taro head.

baku ni kuia

O baku ni kuia 
  n a floating stump of a tree having roots visible, like top of taro cut off (obsolete).


O bakua 
  n black shark.
G bakua 
  sn Carcharhinus melanopterus (y)
  n black shark (sm)


O bakuaku 
  n moral support, help, helpful person.
  vt bakuaku: to succour, to relieve.


B bakuráewa 
  a handsome, beautiful
  see tamaroa
O bakuraewa 
  n babakuraewa: taro with several heads or head with several trunks.
  fig nice, beautiful.
  syn tamaroa (N.).
  a abandoned, neglected, left (as many baku scattered in pit -- raerae).


O bakurakura 
  a squat.


B b'aam 
  n balm (ENG)
B baam 
  n a palm tree (ENG)
O bam 
  n palm tree. (ENG)
O bam1 
  n a pump, a syringe. (ENG)
  vt bamua: to pump.


B bámai 
  n a fish, the
  n a variety of babai
O bamai 
  n 1. pale green leaves.
  n 2. a species of taro.
  n 3. a species of tiny fish.


B bamáiu 
  a verdant, green, fresh, thriving
O bamaiu 
  n a tree with deep green foliage, growing well.


O bamakoro 
  a sap stopped, unproductive, sterile for a time.
O bamakoro1 
  n rock or block of coral apart or separated.


O bamanio 
  a weak, soft, limp, flabby, sluggish.
  see manio, manionio


O bamano 
  a secret, discreet, reserved.
  see aomano, aomakuna


B bámæte 
  a not verdant, drooping
O bamate 
  n dead or dried up leaf.
  fig languishing, wasting away.


B bamb'an/ta 
  vt to assault, two against one


B bam/bati 
  n pampas (SPA)
  bk Geog p. 63


B bam/juranete 
  n a pomegranate (ENG)


B bámoti 
  n a hoop
O bamoti 
  n a hoop or collar of karoro and shells woven or intertwined.


B bæn 
  n a pan. (ENG)
O ban 
  n a pan. (ENG)
  vt baania: to fry.


B b'ánaa 
  n the voice, a word
B bæ/na 
  n a sling
B bana 
  vi to engage in slinging
B banaa 
  vt to sling at, to sling away
B b'ána 
  a discouraged, emaciated
  n discouragement
  n a fish, the
O bana 
  n 1. a sling.
  n 2. warrior's belt of string or skin of ray.
  vt bana, karebana: to hurl with sling and stones, to pelt with stones.
O bana1 
  a hollow, empty (inside or under).
  fig bana banabana, kibana, kibanabana, aobanabana, nanobana, nanobanabana, manibana, manibanabana: without any resistance or spring or energy, soft, flabby, limp, inconsistent, indolent, incapable, good for nothing.
  ex te kariki ni buraua ae banabana: well-risen bread
  ex kabana, kabanabana, kabanaroro: doing nothing worthwhile
  ex ko kabana: you are good for nothing
  vc kabana te nano: to take away energy, to cause weakness of will
  vc kabana, kabanabana: to treat as good for nothing.
O bana2 
  n fish, sea bass
  sn Varicola louti.
O bana3 
  n voice, speech, words, recommendations.
  ex kam na ongo banan te tia reirei: listen to the teacher,obey him
  ex kamaiua banan te bina: take care of the life of the young child
  ex banaraoi, bana buaka: having a good voice ... a bad voice
  ex nabana: stentor, loud and shrill voiced
  ex bana aoraki: sickly voice
  ex bana ababaki: strong voice
  ex bana korakora: idem.
  ex bana ke, bana keke: hoarse
  ex bana keke: shrill voice
  ex bana ngurengure: grumbling voice
  ex bana n un: cross voice, angry voice
  ex bana bangubangu: hollow, nasal voice.
G bana 
  sn Variola louti
  n sea basss (hh)
L bana 
  sn Variola louti (serranidae)
  n grouper, seabass


O Banaba 
  n Ocean Island, rocky island where phosphate has been mined since 1900, discovered 3rd January, 1801.


B b'ánaab'ab'áki 
  va speaking with a loud voice


B b'ánab'ana 
  va doing something with no interest but to accommodate another
  n the doing of something with no other intrest than to accomodate another


B b'ánaab'ángub'angu 
  va speaking with a nasal voice


O banabuabu 
  n swelling of abdomen, pot bellied.
  syn biroto n rongo


B b'ánaabuaka 
  va speaking with a poor voice, speaking illy


B b'anaáke 
  va speaking with a squeaking voice


B b'anaakéke 
  va frequentative of banake


O banakuaku 
  n oil, small vessel for oil or binobino.


B b'anána 
  va speaking angrily
B b'anæ/na 
  n a banana (ENG)
O banana 
  from b'ana
  v to speak with loud shrill voice
  ex bana-e, e ni bana, e e banana: particular accent.
O banana1 
  n banana. (ENG)


O bananiman 
  n a roar, cry of animal, inarticulate sounds, gibberish of sleeper, a grunt, a growl.


B b'ánao 
  a many
O banao 
  n a heap, number, multitude, collection, a pile of things.
  ex e tei banaona: that is a big heap of things
  vt kabanaonaoa, kabanaonao: to heap up, to amass.
  see nao


B b'anáonao 
  a very many
  a rough, as the sea
  n a rough sea
O banaonao 
  n stormy sea, breakers on reef.
  syn kau nao


B b'ánáoraki 
  n a tumor in the abdomen
O banaoraki 
  n tumour in stomach or abdomen, swelling abdomen.


B b'anaaráoi 
  va speaking with a pleasant voice, speaking with kindness


B b'anaarerárera 
  va stuttering
O banarerarera 
  v to stutter, to stammer, to lisp.


O banari 
  n hard, smooth stone like granite.
  syn te nari


O banaruru 
  n banarurururu; tremulous voice, quivering, voice of person in paroxysm of anger.


B b'anaarúrururu 
  va speaking with a trembling voice
  n a person speaking with a trembling voice


O banatabataba 
  v to stammer, to stutter, to splutter.


B b'ánaataekéke 
  va speaking with a clear, attractive voice
B b'ánaataekéke 
  n a person speaking with a clear artractive voice
O banataekeke 
  n loud, shrill voice.


O banataketake 
  n piercing voice, sharp, shrill voice.


B b'anaatákutaku 
  va speaking with a stuttering voice
  n a stammerer
O banatakutaku 
  v to speak a foreign language, to speak with a foreign accent.


B b'anaatoóto 
  va speaking with a small feeble voice
  n a persos speaking with a small feeble voice
O banatoto 
  v to speak with a weak, squeaky voice (like a mouse).


B bæ/ne 
  va finished, completed (haw: pau)
O bane 
  red babane.
  n banen te ... banena: totality, total.
  a wholly, fully, exhausted, finished.
  idiom adv. bane, babane, kabane: all, entirely, integrally.
  ex a bane n teirake: they all got up
  ex e bane n mka: it is all rotten.
  adv ni bane ni kabanea: totally, entirely, completely.
  vt kabanea, kakabanea, kababanea: to exhaust, to finish, to put together.
  adv ni kabanea, ni kabaneira, ni kabaneia, ni kabane: entirely, all of us, all of them, all, all things.
  ex ane kanam, kababanea: there is your food, finish it all up
  n te kabane: full assembly, reunion which all must attend
  a te kabane: the last
  vt uabanena: to finish up, to exhaust.
O bane1 
  n Altar bread, hosts. (LAT)


O baneakina 
  vt to make total, to take all, to put together, to assemble, to add up, to get at it together (a work).
  ex baneakiningkami: all of you be there
  ex kabaneingkami n te ... a baneakina te rabata n te maneaba: everyone is assembled around the corpse in the maneaba.


B bæ/neawa 
  n name of a fish, the mullet
O baneawa 
  n a fish, mullet, milk fish (lives in sea or in fresh-water ponds).
  sn Chanos chanos
G bæ/neawa 
  sn Chanos chanos (ll)
  n milkfish at 8 inches (sm,ll)
L baneawa 
  ew awa
  sn Chanos chanos
  n milkfish (under 8")


B bæ/nebæne 
  vi to spread about, or to be perceived, as an odor
O banebane 
  n diffusion, expansion, extension (smells).
  v to spread everywhere, to come out fully, to spread over.
  vc kabanebanei: to diffuse, to spread (smell).
  idiom e banebane boina: the odour is diffused on all sides.
O banebane1 
  n agility.
  a agile, rapid, esp. at climbing.
  syn barebare


B bæ/nebaneiéta 
  a too short, as a skirt


B b'ánei 
  a choppy as the sea
  n choppiness of the sea
O banei 
  n agitated rough sea.
  see banaonao, mareburebu


O baneinei 
  n repeat from stomach.


B bæ/neka 
  vt to pervade
O baneka 
  vt to spread out, to penetrate a place, to fill, to pervade (gas, odours).


O banekatia 
  for barekatia.
  n a send-off party before a departure, farewell meeting, ... party, saying good-bye to friends.


O baneki 
  n a large cetacea (wicked). myth. cetaceous man ogre, living at north end of Tarawa, devoured passengers off canoes.
  syn kaionobi


O Banerere 
  n a system of choreography composition in the section of kai ni kamaen dances.


B bæ/neriki 
  n a fish, the
O baneriki 
  n a small mullet fish.
G bæ/neriki 
  sn family Mugilidae
  n mullet; small ones (sm,ll)
L baneriki 
  sn Mugilidae
  n small mullet


B baang 
  n indistinct or side sight of a person passing by
O bang 
  n with tau, taubang: temperance, moderation.
  a temperate.
  adv moderately.
  vt taua bangin te ... taua bangin te amarake: to eat moderately.
O bang1 
  v itibang, itibabang: seen rapidly, in passing, passing like the wind.
  ex e bang i matau, e aki bane norana irou: it passed before me so quickly I hardly saw it
  ex e kabang: it leaves a blurred, vague vision.


B bánga 
  vi to be ignorant, not to know
B b'ánga 
  n a fish trap
  n a mosquito net
  n a house erected on poles on the tide flats to escape from mosquitoes
  vi to hide in a hole
  vi to enter a trap or mosquito ner
O banga 
  see n. babanga
O banga1 
  n a hole, cavern, excavation, hiding place, refuge, den, lair, net, eel pot, snare, mosquito net.
  v banga, babanga, banganako: to hide oneself in ... to take refuge in ... the action of ...
  vc kabanga, kabanga nakoa: to hide, to poke, to stuff into a hole, etc.
O banga2 
  n banga n: the hole of ... den of ...
  v to have the custom of ... habit of ... craze, inclination to ...
  ex te banga ni kewe: habit of telling lies
  ex bara ni ... niba ni ... I banga ni kewe:
  syn bara ni ... niba ni ...
  ex I banga ni kewe: I am in the habit of telling lies.
O banga3 
  n babanga, bangabai: ignorance.
  a ignorant.
  v to be inept, incapable.

banga aro

O banga aro 
  a ignorant of etiquette, rude, badly brought up.
  red banga aroaro, babanga aroaro.

banga n auau

O banga n auau 
  a having craze for indecent touching, doing so habitually.

banga n rabakau

O banga n rabakau 
  n a boaster, braggart.
  v to praise oneself, to pretend cleverness, cunning.
  syn kakarabakau

banga n rino

O banga n rino 
  a always looking for better, hard to please, choosy, capricious (about food or work).
  vt bangarinoa: to do carefully according to one's caprice or taste.

banga n rinorino

O banga n rinorino 
  a punctilious, meticulous, always wanting better.

banga n riroa

O banga n riroa 
  v to be always criticizing. (S.)
  vt banganriroa.
  syn banga n rinoa

banga n taeka

O banga n taeka 
  a one who is always abusing, recriminating against, answering back.

banga n taninga

O banga n taninga 
  a inclined to be lazy, indolent, inert, generally lazy, apathetic.

banga n tau ngea

O banga n tau ngea 
  n a large fish trap formerly used in deep water. It was weighed down in the sea and pulled up by a hook called tau ngea.

banga n tiko

O banga n tiko 
  sup superlative of baran tiko.
  a garrulous, talkative, loquacious.

banga n tingo

O banga n tingo 
  a idem. ranting, talkative, insupportable talker.

banga n u

O banga n u 
  n an eel pot, ... basket.

banga n un

O banga n un 
  also banga un.
  a given to anger, quarrelsome, inclined to bad humour, choleric, peevish, crabbed.

banga n waro

O Banga n waro 
  n constellation of stars near Canopus (Waro).

banga ni aine

O banga ni aine 
  n (vulgar word) a large spherical fish trap with opening on top.

banga ni bai

O banga ni bai 
  v to amass riches, property.
  n a hoarder, accumulation of...

banga ni kaniko

O banga ni kaniko 
  n a whimperer.
  v to whimper, to whine, to grumble (said in reference to children who cry to obtain what they want or covet).
  syn mona, monamona

banga ni karabakau

O banga ni karabakau 
  n a lover of discussions, debates.

banga ni kewe

O banga ni kewe 
  n a liar.
  a habit of lying.

banga ni kou

O banga ni kou 
  a having habit of recriminating, abusing.
  v to torment.
  vt banganikou: to speak against, to heap abuse on.

banga ni kume

O banga ni kume 
  n a busy body, meddler.
  a turbulent, irritating.

banga ni kuna

O banga ni kuna 
  a knowing a great number of songs (inexhaustible source... )
  see kuna

banga ni matang

O banga ni matang 
  n 1. an ancient kind of mosquito net made of mat sewn at ends, leaving only a small entrance hole.
  n 2. a cavern, a refuge, den, grotto.

banga ni waru

O banga ni waru 
  a in the habit of tormenting, irritating, twitching, pulling, making improper play with hands.


O bangaaomata 
  from babanga:
  a one who ignores his fellow men, selfish, ungrateful, hard hearted, without pity, inhuman, cruel.
  n selfishness, hardness of heart.
  ant atatai aomata.
  vt kabangaomata: to treat as...


B bángab'ai 
  a unskillful
  n unskillfulness
O bangabai 
  n ignorance.
  a ignorant.
  sup bangabairoro.
  vt kabangabaia: to treat as... to find...


B b'ángab'anga 
  n a hole
  a full of holes, having a hole, leaky
O bangabanga 
  n nibangabanga, kibangabanga: a hole, an opening, orifice, breach, aperture, perforation.
  a pierced, having a hole in, perforated.
  vt kabangabanga: to make a hole in, to bore into, etc.


B b'ángabangauátabo 
  a having both ends of a canoe house open
O bangabanga-ua-tabo 
  n species of cetacea, very large.


B bæ/ngaki 
  va crossed at right angles
  a offended, sullen, sulky
O bangaki 
  a offended, sullen, sulky (see Bingham).
O bangaki1 
  a crosswise, across, crossed.
  vt kabangaka: to cross, to put across.
  see uabangaki, kaibangaki, tabangaki, rabangaki
  idiom e bangaki i marawa te na ni manuao: there are many warships at sea
  ex e bangaki te aomata n ana tabo te Tua: there is a crowd of people at the Government Station
  ex ko bangaki: fig. you are cross, vexed.


B b'ánganib'ái 
  a provident, forehanded
  n forehandedness


B b'ánganikaræ/bakau 
  va unceasingly ginen to plotting
  n unceasing conspiracy


B b'ánganikóu 
  va fast, or caught as the hand in a hole among the rocks
  va talking follishly
  n foolish talk


B b'ánganikóua 
  vt to complain abour a borrower or express misgivings concerning something loaned


B b'ánganikúna 
  va compasing or rehearsing many chants
  n the composing or rehearsing of chants


B b'ánganimæ/tang 
  n a cave


B b'ánganrino 
  va wont to do nice and careful work
  n fine and careful work


B bánganrinóa 
  vt to do a piece of work nicely


B b'ánganriro 
  vi to be very particular abour, to criticise
  n great particularity, severe criticism


B b'ánganriróa 
  vt to criticizs work


B b'ángantáeka 
  vi to murmur, to complain
  n murmuring, compalint


B b'ánganuáru 
  vi to meddle
  n meddlesomeness


B b'ánganun/ 
  n quarrelsome, easily angered
  n quarrelsomeness


B bangaáomata 
  a ungrateful, unjust
  n ingratitude, unjustness
B bangaáomataa 
  vt to treat ungratefully or unkingly
O bangaomata 
  see banga aomata


B b'ángare 
  vi to jest, joke
O bangare 
  for banga ni ngare.
  n habit of laughing, joking.
  a funny, comical, jolly.


O bangarua 
  a completely disappeared, lost amongst ... under ... in ... hard to find among, well hidden.
  vt bangarua: to push down, to completely hide.
  vc kabangarua: to hide, to make disappear in, ... under, ... among.

bangau nako

O bangau nako 
  a hidden, retired.
  v to lurk, cower, retire into hole or den.
  vt kabangau nakoa: to push in ... down ... to drive into hole, to hunt into lair, to bury deep down.


B b'ánge 
  n the chin
O bange 
  n chin.
  ex bange uatao: double chin
  ex bange ni bakoa: very long chin
  ex (insult)
  ex a ni bange: underneath of chin.
  fig to submit
  idiom ko bange kanga!: to sulk, to refuse to eat.


B b'ángekanga 
  a "what sort of a chin have you?" an expression of displeasure at a child's conduct


B b'ángenibæ/koa 
  a having a sharp promecting chin
  n a person having a sharp projecting chin


B bang/ke 
  n a pumpkin, a squash (ENG)
  n a monkey (ENG)


B baángota 
  n a burial plot, a sacred enclosure, an ancient inheritance
O bangota 
  n a sacred place, covered with gravel and enclosed, used for sorcery and composing songs and dances, cemeteries and family tombs.


B b'ángu 
  n a fallen young coconut, eaten by a rat
  va eaten out, as a young coconut by a rat
O bangu 
  n a hollow (with opening) in a tree, in a coconut, empty cask, etc.
  ex bangu, bangubangu: hollow sound, nasal sound, empty
  ex bana bangubangu: nasal voice.
  vt kabangubangua: to make hollow, empty, to give a hollow sound, tone
  see bongubongu
  vt bangua: to pump
  from bangu pump.
O bangu1 
  n dust having pleasant smell (from rotting timber, esp. te ngea).


B b'ángua 
  vt to pump out the contents


B b'ángub'angu 
  a nasal
O bangubangu 
  n a tin.


O bangure 
  v frequentative of banga ni ngure:
  a bangurengure, in the habit of complaining, grumbling.
  vt bangurea, bangurengurea: to grumble, to complain about or against ... continually.


O bani 
  n a branch <frond - gwg> or leaf of coconut
  ex ba ni kiokio, ba ni kimaimai: undeveloped leaves of young coconut trees.


B b'ánia 
  vt to reap
  see rabana


B b'ánib'an 
  n the bosom
  va having a neuralgic pain in the chest
O baniban 
  n chest, thorax.
  v to have a pain in chest.


B bánikaina 
  n a pan leaf


B b'aánikana 
  n the larynx
  n a fowl's crop
  bk Phys. p. 58
B b'aánikana 
  a miserly, stingy


B bánikimáimai 
  n a young coconut leaf, leaflets not yet separated


B bánikinauére 
  va dying or fading as a leaf, unthrifty, esp as a coconut leaf
B bánikinaue-re 
  n an unthrifty leaf


B b'aánikoko 
  a stingy, close
  n stinginess, closeness


O banikoniko 
  n oil phial with wide base.


B b'ánin 
  a whole, entire, solid
  n the entire thing, the whole
O banin 
  n all, total, sum, amount, block.
  a banin, babanin, baninin, kiribanin: entire, compact, solid.
  vc kabanina: to make the total of, to put together, to group
  ex kabaninina, kakiribanina: to make compact, hard, frozen.


O banina 
  from pan
  vt to fry in pan.
  syn bania


B bæn/na 
  n a corpse, a corpse of some days, a skeleton
O banna 
  n skeleton, bones, place where skeletons are kept, place of abode to which one always returns.
  fig a drawing, design, figure, image, picture, sketch, diagram, photo.
  a skeleton-like, emaciated, thin.
  v koro banna: to draw, to paint, to photograph
  syn koro tamnei
  n te tia koro banna, te tia koro tamnei, te tia karao tamnei: painter, artist, photographer.
  vt ka banna: to make skeleton-like, wasted, emaciated.


B bæn/naka 
  n pannag (ENG)


O bannao 
  n dropsy (?)
  syn tibu n ran


B bánruruo 
  n a pole some eight feet long to the end of which a fish is tied and with which the salt water is beaten to attract the fish baraa for capture <fsg>


B b'an/ta 
  vt to assault a songle person in numbers of two or more
B bæn/ta 
  n panther (ENG)
O banta 
  n encirclement.
  vt to encircle, to surround on all sides
  ex bambanta, kiribambanta.


O Bantongo 
  n Nei Bantongo, Alkaid or horseman of the Great Bear.


O banuea 
  a of royal origin, princely, noble, of royal blood.


O banunua 
  n fish, barracuda.
G banunua 
  sn Sphyraena sp. (ll)
  n barracuda (sm)
L banunua 
  sn Sphyraena
  n barracuda


B bánuri 
  n the leaf of the uri
  n a diaper


B báo 
  n a house with an elevated floor, a platform, a dais
  va drooping as the fringe of a mat, or the tail of a turkey after a strut
B baáo 
  vi to be spread out or along
B b'áo 
  a crooked
O bao 
  n a plain elevated surface, bunk, seat, litter, stretcher, table, platform, stage, floor, construction on pillars, a means of transport, embarcation, canoe, ship, boat, bicycle, etc.
  ex baou te kaibuke: I am travelling by ship
  ex te bao n uea: a throne
  ex te bao ni karea: an altar
  ex te bao n akawa: platform for fishing
  ex te bao ni motiki-taeka: judgement seat.
  a bao, baobao: flat, very little slope.
  vt baona: to use as means of transport.
O bao1 
  a bent, curved, inflected, twisted, crooked, askew, deviated, unjust, meandering
  ex ninibao, kiribaobao: very crooked, very bent.
  vt kabaoa, kabaobaoa, kakiribabaoa: (sup.) to bend, to inflect, to twist.
O bao2 
  v to diminish, to get less, to abate (rain, sickness).
  ex e bao te karau: the rain abates.
O bao3 
  a spread out, stretched out on ground.
  vt kabaoa: to spread out, to stretch out, to lie at full length.
  ex N na kabaoa te takataka: I will spread out the copra (to dry).


B b'áoua 
  a crooked
  n crookedness

bao n uea

O bao n uea 
  n a throne.


B báobao 
  a flat, not steep as a roof
  n a platform for drying fish in the sun
O baobao 
  n a platform on posts, a shelf for drying fish or other food, ... to put crockery and other utensils on.


B báokan 
  n a falcon (ENG)
G báokan 
  n a falcon <bird> (k) (ENG)


B b'áoki 
  n a box, a case, a hingham bucket (ENG)
O baoki 
  n a box, a case, a trunk (ENG)
  ex baoki ni mate: a coffin.
  vc baokinna: to put in boxes, to take possession of a ...


B b'áokoko 
  a bent over, stooping
O baokoko 
  sup superlative of bao.
  a very bent, stooped (ex. old people).


B b'áokubain 
  n a porcupine (ENG)


O baomara 
  n fish, snapper
  sn Lucianus sp.
G baomara 
  sn Lutianus sp. (ll)
  n snapper (sm); on Butaritari and Makin
L baomara 
  sn unknown Lutjanus
  n snapper


B báonikárea 
  n an altar
O baonikarea 
  n altar.


B báonimoto 
  n an elevated platform which adjoins the tamaerere from above
  see wauoa
O baonimoto 
  n a kind of half storey, garret, high platform in house, nuptial chamber.


B báonuéa 
  n a throne


O baotaburimai 
  n fish, snapper.
G baotaburimai 
  sn Lutianus sp. (ll)
  n snapper (sm); on Butaritari & Makin
G bao-taburimai 
  sn Lutianus semicinctus
  n barred snapper (hh)
L baotaburimai 
  sn unknown Lutjanus
  n snapper
L baotaburimai 
  sn Lutjanus semicinctus
  n snapper


O baoti 
  n reef, submerged rock.


O baoua 
  a bent in two, crooked, bent
  ex babaoua, kiribabaoua.
  vc kabaoua: to bend in two, to bend, to twist, to distort.
  ex bakaoua te taeka: change the meaning of the words, make a false report
  ex baoua ni maraki: bent up with pain
  ex baoua ni ngare: bent with laughter.


B b'ára 
  va loose, untied, dismissed, dispersed
B b'aáraa 
  vt to put into a basket
B b'ára 
  n a cap-like basket made of coconut leaf, a cap, hat
B b'aára 
  n a large fish, the
B baára 
  n barley (ENG)
O bara 
  n head gear, hat, helmet, bonnet, mitre, etc.
  vt baranna: to use as ..., to wear a ...
O bara1 
  n a small basket made of coconut leaves. (thrown away after use, is also used to wrap food going into oven)
  syn te kuaroun:
  ex te bara-baba.
  vt bara: to put in ... to roll up fish in leaves ready for cooking.
  vt barana idem.
O bara2 
  n custom of ... vice ... being wont to.
  ex te bara ni kewe: one who tells lies constantly.
  see banga ni ... niba ni
O bara3 
  a babara, barabara, nibarabara, baranako; untied, detached, unlaced, undone, in pieces.
  fig set at liberty, absolved, dissolved.
  ex e bara te nano: discouraged
  ex bara nako: coming away, getting undone, disbanded altogether.
  vc kabara, kakabara, kababara, kakababara, kabarabara, kabaranakoa: to undo, to untie, to unknot, to unravel, to detach, to take to pieces, to disband, to let loose, to loosen, to relax, to exempt, to dispense, to acquit, to dissolve, to absolve, to explain.
  ex kabara baena: acquit one's debt
  ex kabara te bure: forgive sin, offence
  ex kabarabara: explain, comment
  vc kabaranakoa: to undo completely
  idiom kabara bure iroun ... : to ask pardon of ...
O bara4 
  n small fish, small fry.
O bara5 
  n a deep-sea fish
  sn Acanthocybium solandri.
  nv kabara: to fish for ...
  ex species -- bara-ikarikiriki, bara-kua, bara itoi, bara-tau, bara-taburimai.
G b'aára 
  sn Acanthocybium solandri (ll)
  n wahoo (sm)

bara ikarikiriki

O bara ikarikiriki 
  n a species of bara <fish>.

bara n taninga

O bara n taninga 
  syn banga n taninga
  n indocility, laziness.
  a inert, lazy, slow to obey.

bara n tauti

O bara n tauti 
  n formerly a war helmet made from the skin of tauti (a fish).

bara nako

O bara nako 
  vt to undo completely, to unmake, to fall into ruin.
  a in pieces, loose ... free.
  see bara

bara ni kaue

O Bara ni kaue 
  n a constellation, some stars of Cephee.

bara ni kewe

O bara ni kewe 
  n a liar, big liar.
  a continually lying.
  see banga


B b'árab'ara 
  va chafed, as a rope of fish line
B bárabara 
  adv intensive
  ex e rinano barabara very low
O barabara 
  suf rinano-barabara: very low, level with the ground.
O barabara1 
  see bara
  a coming undone, unravelling, falling into ruin, tatters.
O barabara2 
  n blister, skin peeling off (as if burnt), coming off, peeling
  ex te man ni barabara: insect which makes blisters on skin.


B báraikaríkiriki 
  n a fish, a variety of the bara


O baraina 
  n a certain kind of stakes at cards. special way of putting down stakes in poker.


O barainoku 
  n disgust, repugnance.
  a capricious, sulky, sullen.
  vt bararainokua: to turn away with repugnance.


B b'aráirai 
  vi to fish with a seine and rai on the ocean flat <fsg>
  n a mode of fishing


B b'aráitoa 
  n a small hat
  n a certain shell fish
  n a certain star
O baraitoa 
  n 1. a small shell, conical-shaped
  sn Troque aigu.
  n 2. a small hat made of pandanus leaves and hair, fishing hat.
G baraitoa 
  sn Trochus spp.
  n all species of trochus shells (i,hh)
L baraitoa 
  sn Trochus (gastropod)
  n snail

baraitoa ae nei terata

O baraitoa ae Nei Teraata 
  n a constellation.

baraitoa ae te are

O baraitoa ae te Are 
  n a large constellation consisting of four stars of Hercules and four of Ophiuchus.

baraitoa te wae ni ma

O Baraitoa te wae ni ma 
  n idem. in Tabiteuea Island, a constellation.


O baraka 
  vt to put upside down, to turn over, to capsize.
  see baraki, bakaraka


B barákaraka 
  a not in earnest about
O barakaraka 
  from raka
  v to walk uneasily, unsteadily, to go or do with hesitation or difficulty.
  a awkward, slow.
  vc kabarakaraka: to make.
  ex teibarakaraka: to be hesitating, without initiative, waiting.


B baarakatúatua 
  a very dirty


B baraáki 
  va upset, capsized, turned over, covered over as an earth-oven with mats
O baraki 
  n a species of grass, ground cherry.
  sn Physalis angulata (or minima)
O baraki1 
  a babaraki: upset, upside down, capsized, inside out, face downwards, turned over.
  ex e baraki te ai: the fire is covered up with a mat
  ex e baraki te wa: the canoe capsized.
  vt kabaraka: to place upside down, to turn over, to cause to capsize.
O baraki2 
  v fig. to be bending over, to be absorbed in, to be busy at, to be working hard at ...
  vt barakia: to do, to accomplish (a task) without relaxing, to be assiduous at ...
O baraki3 
  n five cards of same colour in poker
  ex te kawai baraki: five cards in succession of value. <straight--gwg>


B baraákia 
  vt to give one's business close attention


B bárakua 
  n a fish, a variety of the bara
O barakua 
  n a species of large bara, deep sea fish.
  see bara
G bárakua 
  sn Acanthocybium sp. (ll)
  n wahoo (sm)
L barakua 
  sn Acanthocybium solanderi (Scombridae)
  n mackeral, tuna


B b'aárang 
  n a variety of coral
O barang 
  n a red coral stone.


O baranga 
  n menorrhagia.


B b'aræ/nikewe 
  vi to lie
  n a lie


O baranna 
  vt to wear or take possession of a hat, to put on.


O barano 
  from ran
  n coconut leaf or dead wood, rotten and wet, not burning well.


O barantauti 
  a mean, avaricious, sordid.


B b'aræn/tiko 
  vi to chat, gossip, tattle, talk idly
  n talk, chat, gossip, tattle, foolish conversation
O barantiko 
  n babarantiko. gossip, prattle, chatterbox.
  a talkative.
  vt barantikoa: to speak about.


O Barantonga 
  n ana bara Ntonga: a certain star.


B b'árara 
  vi to trickle
B bæ/rara 
  a low because not fully grown, as a grove of coconut trees or a patch of babai
O barara 
  n te barara ni maono: perspiration running, flowing.
  vt kabara: to make ...
O barara1 
  from n.a. ba and rara
  a low, low lying.
  ex e bararan taetae, e wi barara, e uabarara: he lowers the voice, speaks with less assurance
  vc kabarara (raaea): to lower, to let ... to hush up, to stop.


B b'aárarai: 
  a sulky
  n sulkiness
O bararai 
  v to seem disgusted with everything.
  vt kabararaia: to give disgust ...


B b'áraráia 
  vt to regard food sulkily


B bárariku 
  n a running vine, the
O barariku 
  n a seed (like chestnut) brought by current.


B báratabúrimai 
  n a fish, a variety of the bara
O barataburimai 
  n kind of large bara (ocean fish).


B báratau 
  n a fish, a variety of the bara
O baratau 
  n a species of bara. <fish -- gwg>.
G báratau 
  sn Acanthocybium solandri (ll)
  n wahoo (sm); small one (ll)
L baratau 
  sn Acanthocybium solanderi (Scombridae)
  n small mackeral, tuna


B bæ/ratu 
  a unskilled in climbing
O baratu 
  n a bad climber, awkward and heavy.
  orig e bara waena ao e tura nako: his foot slipped and he fell.


B baráu 
  n a plow (ENG)


B b'aráua 
  n soft bread (ENG)
O baraua 
  n game of dominoes. (ENG)


B bæ/re 
  n a rank or grade in society, a class
O bare 
  n putty. (ENG)
O bare1 
  red barebare: the same, equal
  a of the same rank, class, age, size
  ex uabare: nearly the same.
O bare2 
  v barebare: to hasten, to hurry
  and bareiko (S.)
  pl bareingkami: make haste, hurry up!
  vt barea, barebarea: to hurry, to hasten.
O bare3 
  n a sheath, holster.


B bæ/reaka 
  n a canoe house
O bareaka 
  from fale and aka (Samoan).
  n shed, shelter for canoes.


B baáreau 
  va suffering with cataract
B baáreau 
  n a spider
O bareau 
  n a cobweb, a large spider.
  a not clear, hazy, dim, dull, misty.
  ex e bareau matau: my eyes are dim.
  v to have cataract, to be dim sighted.


B bárebare 
  vi to do gently or slowly
  see karaurau
O barebare 
  v barebare n rang, ni baba: be like a fool, a clown, the equal of ... resembling ...


G barebue 
  sn Caranx sexfasciatus (ll)
  n kingfish (sm); big one (ll)
L barebue 
  sn Caranx sexfasciatus
  n large jack


B bæ/reka 
  vt to hasten
B baáreka 
  n dirt
  a dirty, soiled
O bareka 
  n dirt, grime, filth, stain, impurity.
  a muddy, blotted, spotted, impure, filthy, dusty
  ex babareka, barekareka, barekatautau: extremely dirty, unclean, very filthy.
  vc kabareka, kabarekareka: to dirty, to soil, to stain.
  a ae kabareka, ae kabarekareka: that soils or dirties.
  vt bareka, kabareka: to dirty or scratch paper, to efface writing or make it illegible.
O bareka1 
  v to hurry, to hasten, to be quick, to expedite, to accelerate, to do quickly.
  ex bareki baimi: hurry (with your hands)
  ex barekiko!: hurry!


B baarekáreka 
  a very dirty, much soiled


B bærekátia 
  vi to take final leave
O barekatia 
  v to rejoice, to hurry to rejoice while there is time; (for ex. before a separation or departure).
  vt barekatia, kabarekatia.


B b'aáreke 
  n the clavicle, the collar bone
O bareke 
  n collar bone.


B bæ/rekurábe 
  n a paragraph (ENG)


O bareng 
  intj surely! certainly! of course! naturally! (S.)


O barengaia 
  intj perfectly so! certainly so!


B bæ/rengaru 
  n a helmet
O barengaru 
  n an ancient suit of armour, halberd made of string.


B bæ/rere 
  n a fish, the
B b'árere 
  n a kind of skin disease
O barere 
  n sickness which causes skin to peel, chicken pox, measles
  ex ae kabarere: which makes or causes skin to peel off.
G bæ/rere 
  sn Pempheris oualensis (ll)
  n sweeper (sm)
L barere 
  sn Pempherus
  n sweeper


B bæ/retaiti 
  n Paradise (ENG)
O Baretaiti 
  n Paradise, Heaven. (ENG)


O baretama 
  n a platform on the outrigger side of canoe.


O baretenia 
  n a virgin, term used when speaking of the Virgin Mary. (GR)


B bæ/reti 
  n a palace (ENG)
O bareti 
  n palace. (ENG)


B bæ/reum 
  n a cook house


O bareuma 
  n bareum
  or baroum (S.)
  and bareuma or barouma (N.)
  n a hut used as kitchen.


B b'æ/ri 
  a smooth and level as land
O bari 
  a slightly curved, puffed out, unequal.
  v kabari, kabari ranga, kabari wae: to sit with legs crossed
  ex kabari n uea: idem.
  ex te wae n rongo: idem.
  vt kabaria.
O bari1 
  n a fish (like large sardine), kingfish.
G bari 
  sn Caranx melampygus (ll)
  n kingfish (sm)
L bari 
  sn Caranx melampyges (Carangidae)
  n jack


B b'áriko 
  n a heap, a company
  va heaped, collected
O bariko 
  from rikoa
  n a heap, a pile, a stack, an assembly, a crowd, swarm, shoal.
  v bariko, barikoriko, babariko: to assemble, to group, to crowd.
  vt kabarikoa: to put in heaps, to gather, to assemble, to store up.


B b'arikóriko 
  va frequentative of b'ariko


O bariku 
  a folded, pleated, wrinkled.
  vt kabarikurikua, kabarikua: to fold, to pleat.


B baáring 
  n a farthing (ENG)
O baring 
  n farthing. (ENG)


B bæ/ritaio 
  n a Pharisee (GR)
O Baritaio 
  n Pharisee. (GR)


B bæ/riti 
  n pulse, as beans, peas, etc (ENG)
  bk ii Sam: 17:28


B b'áro 
  n the forelock cropped or banged above the etes <hair>
B b'áro 
  va assembled in numbers
  vi to comb as the surf, to flow out suddenly
O baro 
  v barobaro, babaro, barorio, baroake: to spill, to pour out, to overflow, to flow, to scatter, to shed, to empty.
  a hanging loose (hair), flowing.
  see rabaro, rabaroa
  vt baroa: to spill of flow on, to go in crowds towards, spill over, to fall on, to flood.
  vt kabaroa: to spill.
O baro1 
  n 1. attic, provision box, hutch, silo, small box, safe.
  n 2. overflow, hole, depression where water stays.
  n 3. baron te wa: forepart of canoe which dips up water in rough seas.
  n 4. a preparation of coconut and molasses.
  n 5. te baro ni kanaka: hair cut with fringe.


B b'ároa 
  vt to comb into or swamp a canoe as a wave
O baroa 
  n spittle, saliva.
  vt to spit on, to cover with...


O baroakina 
  vt to spill on, to pour on, to invade, to overrun, to crowd into.
  ex a baroakina te maneaba: they crowded into the maneaba.


B b'árob'aro 
  vi to comb as the surf
O barobaro 
  n a certain leaf of taro which hangs down.


B bárobároba 
  n the leaf proper of babai, not including the stem or stalk
O barobaroba 
  n idem. leaves moving, waving.


O baron 
  n a bottle.
  syn batoro


B bæ/ronga 
  n a tribe
O baronga 
  n tribe, clan, family, reunion, assembly of ...
  v to unite, to assemble by ...
  vt baronga: to treat as one of the family or clan.
  ex ko aki barongai?: you don't give me a favourable treatment. you don't count me as one of the family or clan.
  vt kabaronga: to group by clan or family, to treat as member of ...
O baronga1 
  from baro, small case.
  v to pack, to arrange, to prepare for a voyage, to pack up.
  vt baronga, barongaia: to arrange, to classify, to prepare to pack, to put in order.
  ex barongaiko!: get ready!


B bæ/rongai 
  a of suitable or moderate size of amount
O barongai 
  n moderate quantity, just enough.
  ex maiu barongai: easy circumstances.


B b'aron/ria 
  vi to chew tobacco
B b'aron/riaa 
  vt to chew as tobacco
B b'aron/ria 
  n tobacco for chewing
O baronria 
  from baron ria: what is put in the mouth
  n sweets, chewing gum, tobacco.
  vt to suck, to chew.


B bæ/rotia 
  n a vulture (ENG)


B b'áru 
  n a fish, the
B b'áru 
  vi to resound as a coconut that is broken in two by a blow
O baru 
  n a fish, wek cod.
  sn Epinephelus kohleri
O baru1 
  n a dull sound, hollow sound like breaking open a coconut
  ex barubaru.
O baru2 
  v babaru: to have taste for, a longing, a craving, an appetite, to love
  n te kainibabaru: concupiscence.
  vt barua, babarua, nibarubarua: to have a taste or appetite for ... to like or prefer certain food or drink, to covet strongly.
  ex e barua te manging: he has a passion for strong drink.
  see kai babaru
G b'áru 
  sn Epinephelus kohleri (ll)
  n rock codd (sm)
L baru 
  sn Epinephalus kohleri (Serranidae)
  n grouper, sea bass


B b'árua 
  vt to crave for, to grrealy desire or relish as food


B b'árub'aru 
  vi to resound as a large coconut when being cracked ipen


O baruku 
  na barukuruku.
  see bariku


B b'árukúruku 
  va bellying much as a sail


B bæ/ta 
  n a Gilbertese dwelling house with the ground for the floor
B b'áta 
  a black, dark colored, sunburnt, spoiled as old ton
  n a dark complexioned person
  n leaves of the uri
B b'æ/ta 
  n butter (ENG)
O bata 
  n a small house, hut, cabin, hovel.
  ex te i an ni bata: a stay at home, a misanthrope.
  vt batana: to have, to live in, to appropriate a house.
O bata1 
  n anything faded, leaves dried for manure.
  a ae bata: dried up, faded, withered, tanned, brown, sunburnt, blackened.
  sup batabata, batangoingoi: very dark.
  n te batabata: person with dark skin.
  n te i batabata: a Negro, person of dark race.
  vt kabata, e kabatata, kabatangoingoi: to make black, ... to blacken.
  n te kabata: leaves dried for fertilizing, compost
  n te kabata: trunk of rotten pandanus, dust of which is used to fertilize taro.
O bata2 
  n butter. (ENG)
O bata3 
  n a boiler, saucepan.
  syn kuro, te bati


B b'átab'ata 
  a very dark skinned
O batabata 
  a having dark skin.
  n te batabata.
  n te i batabata: Negro, of black race.
  a batangoingoi, bengoingoi: very black.
  n te batabata: house for drying copra (Fanning Is.).
  n te batata: chicken pox.
  vc kabata, kabatata: to make brown, to wither, to dry ...


B baátai 
  n a case made of pandanus leaf in which to bake a fish
  vi to engage in inserting fish in a batai for baking
O batai 
  n leaves used to roll fish or other food in while cooking.
  vt baataia: to roll food in leaves.
O batai1 
  n sheath for knife (S.).


B baatáia 
  vt to insert a fish in a batai


B b'átaka 
  a poor, worthless, not having much that is nourishing as certain lobsters
O bataka 
  from taka
  sup batakataka:
  a dried up, dry, parched (throat, beach, coconut, etc.).
  ex e batakataka buau: my throat is dry, I am very thirsty
  vt kabataka: to make dry, to let get dry, to lose, to waste.


B b'atákataka 
  a withered as an arm


O batana 
  from bata
  vt to manure taro with withered leaves.
O batana1 
  vt to dwell in a certain house


B b'átano 
  n coral sandstone
O batano 
  n sand stone, crumbling rock, soft ...
  syn te ati tano
  a shallow, needing a heap of sand to cover; for ex. to heap sand over a hole where one has buried something because hole was not deep enough, appearing just over horizon.
  ex e batano Nei Auti.


B b'atæn/tika 
  n the older of two combatants
O batantika 
  n the better of two rivals.
  a in good form.


B b'átata 
  va burnt by fire or sunscorched, scalded, blistered
  n an eruption on the skin, a blister
O batata 
  n chicken pox, small pox, sicknesses which cause eruptions of skin.
  vt kabatata: to blacken, to peel off.


O batatara 
  syn batoara
  n leaves growing alternately on stem (not corresponding).


O batau 
  from ba measure, and taua take.
  v take measure.
  n a measure.


O bataua 
  vt to measure.


B b'aátauti 
  a stingy
  n stinginess


B bæ/te 
  n a bat, a bath measure (ENG)


O Batena 
  n a star.


O Batere 
  n Nei Batere. a star, Capella (?).
O batere 
  n patele: Ellician dance, with rhythm beaten on box.


B baáteriti 
  n a partridge (ENG)


B baatétee 
  a intoxicated
  n intoxication
B b'átete 
  a inclined, sloping, at an angle, more or less steep, as the ground
B b'atete 
  vi to slide down, to glide or slip in, as a vessel
O batete 
  n a slight slope.
  v to come down a slope
  ex batete rio, batete nako, batete mai: slope to the west, slope away, slope this way (forward).
  vt batetea (ia),
  vc kabatetea.
  n te kabatete: incline or slope, a ramp, a sliding game, toboggan.
  note if very steep the word rabe is used
  a ae kabatete: sloping.
O batete1 
  n fermented toddy with froth on it.
  n drunkenness, drunkard.
  a drunk.


B bæ/ti 
  a many, much
B báti 
  n a pot (ENG)
O bati 
  a much, many.
  n batin te ... quantity, dose
  ex bati riki: more, extra.
  vt kabata: to increase the quantity, to augment
  ex kabatia riki: to put more.
  ex tai kabatia: don't put too much.
  vc idem. kabatia, kababatia.


B bæ/tia 
  vt to fold up and lay aside as an unfinished mat
B bæ/tia 
  n a small parcel
B b'átia 
  va assembled or collected in numbers
  n a large assembly
O batia 
  n a packet, parcel, bundle, armful
  ex te batia ni bai, te batia n aomata: parcel of things, lot of people.
  n te nao batia: waves very near each other.
  vt batia, babatia: to put in packets, to pack, to bundle together.
O batia1 
  vt to fold up work, to gather up one's belongings, to arrange.
O batia2 
  a batiatia. crumbled, creased.
  v crease, wrinkle, ruffle.
  vt kabatiatia: to put in disorder, to rumple, to crumple.


B b'atiæ/tia 
  va wrinkled, mussed up, piled up


B bæ/tibo 
  vi to engage in beating


B bætibóa 
  vt to beat
O batiboa 
  vt to beat with many blows, to thrash, to thump.
  ex N na batiboiko: I'll thrash you.


O batibobo 
  v beat wings, beating of wings, hit hands on hips.


O batibu 
  see ba, babubura


O batika 
  n bicycle. (ENG)
  v to ride a bicycle
  also baitika.


B bátikora 
  a strong, powerful
  see korakora
O batikora 
  from bati and korakora
  n vigour, strength.
  a very strong.


B b'átiku 
  vi to dodge down
O batiku 
  v batikutiku.
  v to go along bent down, to bend down, to reduce height, to stoop, to bow down.
  sup batoko.
  vc kabatikua: to make go ... to go before bending down in respect.
  see batokotoko.


B b'atíkutiku 
  vi to take refuge in or with


B bætimaára 
  a weak in throwing or striking
O batimara 
  idiom E bati mara? E aki bati? E na bakara? It is not enough? What more?


B b'átin 
  n a button (ENG)
O batin 
  n button, pill, tablet, aspirin. (ENG)


B bæ/tinæna 
  n a variety of crab, the
O batinana 
  n small red crab.


B bæ/tinawa 
  n the pit of the stomach
  va hit in the pit of the stomach, having pain in the pit of the stomach
O batinawa 
  n pit of the stomach, pain in ..., indigestion.
  v to have pain in stomach.
  a kabatinawa: indigestible.
  v to give pain ...
  see manawa: pit of stomach.


O batinou 
  n a species of sea urchin covered with poisoned spikes like needles.
L batinou 
  sn Echinoderm
  n all short and long spined sea urchins


O batirae 
  a wandering, straying.
  v to let loose, to go here and there
  ex batirae, batiraereaea, babatiraereaea: to wander.
  ex e batiraeraea kawaina: wandering up and down on the way.


B bætiráeia 
  vi to abide or stay in a place too long a time


B bæ/tiraku 
  n a war club
O batiraku 
  n cudgel, club, thick hard stick.
  vt batirakua: to hit, to knock on head, to kill with blows of ...


B bætirákua 
  vt to beat with a war club


O Batirara 
  n a star.


B b'áto 
  va not setting well as a sail whose leech-line has been overstretched
O bato 
  a batobato. collapsed, flat, released, slack.
  sup kibato, kibatobato, tokabatobato, katoto, nano batobato.
  fig coward, soft, faint hearted, pusillanimous, without energy, frightened.
  vt kabatoa: to deflate, to collapse.


O batoara 
  n leaves, laths.
  a alternate, not corresponding.


B b'átob'ato 
  a frequentative of b'ato


O batokitoki 
  n a species of fish; batoko, idem.
  n batongotongo, idem.


O batoko 
  v batokotoko to go or walk while stooped or bent over, to stoop to hide onself
  see batiku.
  vt kabatokoa.


B b'atókotoko 
  n the fish
G b'atókotoko 
  n a species of fish (ll,k)


B b'atóngotongo 
  a black and threatening as an approaching squall
O batongotongo 
  n flourishing plants with thick foliage.
  a green as tongo (mangrove).
G batongotongo 
  n a species of fish (ll)


B b'átoro 
  n a bottle (ENG)
O batoro 
  n bottle. (ENG)
  see baron, kamaran, toatoa
O batoro1 
  n Batoron Kama, batoron Nei Auti, etc. the rising of these stars, just before sunrise.
  ex katoron ... their setting, just after sunset.


O batu 
  n te batutu, te kabatutu: wrinkled skin, pleat, edge, of scar.


B b'átua 
  n a large shell fish, the
O batua 
  n name of Tridacoconute while small.
O batua1 
  n a small fighting fish, puffer fish
  sn Canthigaster
  ex species or names -- iku, ikubaka, inaika, inamoimoto, ina-bikou, ina-tongo, ingietan-rabono, batua ni kaikinaki, birotokou, ruo ikabuti.
  n te ka-uni batua: Gilbertese national game for children and adults.
  n te tie batua: catching batua with coconut shell (nana).
  vt tiera: to take ...
O batua2 
  n ba-atua (S.) a venerated personage.
O batua3 
  v batua nako. to slide against, ... on.
  syn tua nako (more used).
  vt kabatuanako: to cause to ...
G batua 
  sn Canthigaster solandri (y)
  n puffer fish (sm)
G batua1 
  sn family Canthigasteridae (ll)
  n puffer fish (sm)
L batua 
  sn Canthigaster solandri (all big canthigasteridae)
  n sharpnose puffers

batua ni bai

O batua ni bai 
  n ingenuity.
  a clever, handy, smart, quick at everything.
  see baikoraki


L batuaaikairake 
  sn all small Canthigasteridae
  n sharpnose puffers


B bæ/tuáro 
  n the under and front portion of a shark
O batuaro 
  n 1. a star.
  n 2. flesh of underneath part of big fish.


B b'atuáun 
  n a person easily angered
  a wrathful, passionate
O batua-un 
  n a fighting batua.
  fig a fighter, a quarreller, quick tempered, fiery.


B bætunga 
  vt to begin a mat
O batunga 
  n batunga ni bai: things in a heap, in packets, a parcel of ... to put in a corner (as a mat in course of weaving).
  vt batunga: to begin weaving a mat.


O batutu 
  a pleated, gathered, wrinkeled
  ex mata-batutu: face puckered, ... wrinkled.
  vt kabatutua: to gather, to pucker.


B b'au 
  n a vow (ENG)
B b'áu 
  n a wreath for the head, a crown, a noose
O bau 
  n a round, a loop, a crown, a circle, a lasso, a slip knot.
  a grouped, assembled.
  syn tau
  ex te bau ae kateketeke: Crown-of-Thorns
  ex bau n uea: royal crown
  ex te bau n ue: crown of flowers
  ex E a bau te aomata, E a botaki te aomata: The people are assembled
  ex a bau rimoa, a bau rimwi
  vt baua: to surround, to encircle, to go around, ... to catch, to take with a slip knot, a lasso, to crown
  ex E nangi baua te iti: He shall be crowned with glory.
O Bau 
  ex E na oai Bau, E na oiko Bau: Something momentous but unknown will happen to me, ... to you.
O bau1 
  n vow (ENG)
  ex te taeka ni bau.
O bau2 
  n wood or tree trunk hollowed out (used as rat trap or basket).

bau n rimoa

O Bau n Rimoa 
  n a constellation.

bau n rimwimata

O Bau n Rimwimata 
  n two stars at each side of Antares.


B b'áua 
  va begging
  n a fish, the
O baua 
  n a fish, the young of te aua (ataein te aua)
  sn Mugilidae.
O baua1 
  v to make up one's mind to ... to decide to ...
O baua2 
  n baua te ngenge, te baua ngenge, baua rake: a beggar.
  v to beg, to envy, to look at with envy, to covet any food (as baua does near latrines on beach) (an insult).
O baua3 
  see bau
  vt to catch with a lasso, to take as one's own.

baua ni kiebaeba

O baua ni kiebaeba 
  a covered with blood, bloody, bleeding
  ex Nei Kiebaeba: woman who had a large, red birthmark on body. <myth>


B báuaneikiebáeba 
  a covered with blood as one severely wounded or hurt, very bloody


B b'áuarake 
  va looking with longing eyes as on the food of others
O bauarake 
  v to beg, to covet.
  vt bauarakea.
  see baua


O bauarira 
  vt to make an inviolable agreement, to bind by oath, to tighten the bonds of unity.


O baubau 
  n cotton, cotton wool, kapok.


L bave 
  sn Lutjanus fulvus
  n snapper


L baveata 
  sn Lutjanus kasmira
  n snapper


B b'áun 
  n a pound sterling, a pound (ENG)
O baun 
  n pound (money). (ENG)
  a gold, golden.

baun nei kiebaeba

O Baun Nei Kiebaeba 
  n a red birthmark on skin, stained with blood.


O bauna 
  from pound (weight)
  n ration of food (weighed, measured).
  ex baka bauna: to give or receive rations
  ex kabaka bauna: to give and distribute rations
  vt baunana: to give the ration
  ex baunanaki: to receive ration.
O bauna1 
  vt to catch with lasso or snare.
O bauna2 
  vt to crown.
  n coronation
  from bau


B baunuéa 
  n a crown
O baunuea 
  n royal crown.
  vt baunuea: to crown with ...
  va baunueaki: to be crowned king.


O baura 
  n powder, dynamite. (ENG)
  vt baurana: to explode or kill with dynamite.
O baura1 
  n bauraura: kind of jaundice.


B báurawata 
  vt to hold on to wrongfully, to unjustly take possession of.
O baurawata 
  for bai-rawawata
  v to monopolise, to keep unjustly.
  see bairawerawe


B báuriri 
  n a wadding to a gun
O bauriri 
  n powder and charge in gun.
  vt bauriria: to ram a charge into a gun .


B báuriría 
  vt to drive down a gun-wadding, to ram


B báurua 
  va collected together
  n a large canoe or proa, for war, or interisland sailing
O baurua 
  n a canoe of very large dimensions.
  vc kabaurua: to enlarge a canoe to make it baurua.
  a fat, strong-chested, corpulent.
  v baurua, babaurua: to assemble in big crowds, to come in large numbers.

baurua rekareka

O baurua rekareka 
  n a huge baurua.


B báuruarékareka 
  n a canoe larger than a baurua, a large proa


B báuta 
  vt to tie or bind with a cord, to lash, to bind up
O bauta 
  vt babauta, baubauta: to tie up, to bandage, to bind.


O bauti 
  na breakers on the reef.
  ex e bauti!
O bauti1 
  n pouch, purse, handbag. (ENG)


O bautimu 
  also bautim
  n a special kind of string binding for joining the toto and rama in the outrigger of canoes, and for certain pieces of timber in maneaba building.
  fig sentimental attachment, attract by currying favours.
  ex te bautimu n aomata: a person skilful at making this binding
  vt bautimua: to bind carefully.


B báutimwía 
  vt to adorn with fine clothing and ornaments


O bautongo 
  n a kind of big bararuku (chestnut).


B baáware 
  n saliva
  vi to spit
O baware 
  n spit, saliva.
  v to dribble, to spit.
  ex e bung baware: he slobbers.
  ex e kabuna bawarena, idem.
  vt bawarea, babawarea: to spit on ...
  a katim baware, kawawa baware: makes mouth water.


B baawárea 
  vt to spit upon


B b'áwe 
  n a fish, the
  va dried to an oily condition as the kernel of the takataka
O bawe 
  n a fish, snapper, goatfish
  ex species -- baweata, baweina, bawe-mara, bawe-taburimai, bawe-tabuariki.
O Bawe 
  n Na Bawe: one of first men (myth). <myth>
O bawe1 
  a old, ancient, old as Na Bawe, of Na Bawe's time.(N)
O bawe2 
  a well dried, a long time in the sun (copra)
G b'áwe 
  sn Lutianus vaigiensis
  n yellow snapper (a yellow-gray snapper with dark red on the dorsal fin, a dark tail and yellow anal, pelvic and pectoral fins; It is a common species and is not eaten everywhere


B b'áwea 
  n a fish, the


B b'áweæta 
  n a fish, the
G b'áweæta 
  sn Lutianus kasmira (ll)
  n snapper (sm)
L baweata 
  sn Lutjanus monostigmus
  n snapper


B b'áweina 
  n a fish, the
G b'áweina 
  sn Lutianus monostigmus
  n spot snapper (a creamy white snapper with a large spot on its side; It can be very poisonous, but at present appears to be safe to eat in most places) (hh)
G baweina1 
  sn Mulloidichthys samoensis (y)
  n goatfish (sm)
L baweina 
  sn Lutjanus monostigmus
  n snapper
L baweina 
  sn Mulloidichthys samoensis (mullidae)
  n goat fish


B b'áwemæra 
  n a fish
G b'áwem'ara 
  sn Lutianus sp. (ll)
  n snapper (sm)


L bawemare 
  sn unknown Lutjanus
  n snapper


B b'awetabuáriki 
  n a fish, the


B b'áwetabúrimai 
  n a fish, the
G b'áwetabúrimai 
  sn Lutianus sp. (ll)
  n snapper (sm)
L bawetaburimai 
  sn unknown Lutjanus
  n snapper


B bEaacute;ib'akee 
  vi to miss the mark
  n a missing the mark


B be 
  conj because (used only when followed by the pronoun e)
B be 
  n a waist-mat
B be 
  a bad, ugly, ill behaved
  n oar
  and bwe
O be 
  conj ba; ba e.
  ex ba e nako, be nako: for he has gone.
O be1 
  pref 1. mark of sup.
  ex berino, beroro, betoto, etc.
  n 2. coarseness, redness.
  a nasty, vile.
  sup bebe, benoinoi, benono.
  a rude, coarse, vile, odious, vicious, evil, unpleasant, insupportable, wicked, mischievous, bad, ugly.
  suf to certain words -- bure-be, moa-be
  ex mata-be: wicked face
  ex tabo-be: bad companion
  ex angabe: ill mannered.
  v be, bebe: to act badly, to behave badly, odiously.
  ex ai be ra!: how wicked! what conduct!
  vc ka be: to make oneself odious, to show viciousness
  vt ka-bea: to treat as such.
O be2 
  n loin cloth (mat), lavalava.
  vt bena, bebena: to wear a lavalava.


B béa 
  n bear (ENG)
B b'éa 
  va beginning to enlarge as in pregnancy
O bea 
  n a bear. (ENG)
O bea1 
  idiom tai bea! don't! leave alone!
  ex tai bea ni weteia: don't call them. leave them alone!


O beako 
  from beo-ko; very entangled.
  a entangled and tight as fish line, jumbled tight.
  vc kabeakoa: to tangle, to jumble.


O beba 
  n paper, note, written permit, licence. (ENG)
  ex e beba, a beba: he has a ..., they ...
  n beba ni borau: a passport.


B bÉbe 
  vi to stagger
  n the germ sprout, the soft contents of a sprouting coconut
B beébee 
  n the hip
  a having broad and prominent hips
O bebe 
  v bebebebe, bebe nako, kiribebe, kiribebeua.
  v to stagger, to reel, to waver.
  a unsteady, tottering.
  fig to stammer.
  v c. kabebea: to make ...
O bebe1 
  n sponge-like formation inside a germinated coconut (te riki), spongy ball.
O bebe2 
  n hips, largest part of tree trunk
  ex te ri ni bebe: hip bone.


B bébebebe 
  vi frequentative of bebe to stagger


B bebéii 
  v frequentative of beii to skim along


B bebéibeti 
  v frequentative of beibeti to float


B beebéka 
  vt to carry
O bebeka 
  vt to carry a load with difficulty or for a long time.
  see tabeka


B bebékoræra 
  vi frequentative of bekorara to growl , to roar, to hem


B bébeku 
  vi frequentative of beku to work


B bébekua 
  vt frequentative of bekua to work


B bebékutæta 
  vi frequentative of bekutata to be employed, to be busy, to serve, to work


B bebéna 
  vt to cover or dress with a waist cloth or mat


B b'éb'ene 
  vi to engage in stripping off the leaves of young coconut trees
  n the work of stripping off the dying leaves of young coconut trees


B b'eb'énea 
  vt to strip off the leaves of young coconut trees


B bebéngu 
  n a kind of game
O bebengu 
  n 1. a game accompanied with song.
  n 2. hollow log, hollowed-out log
  n bekubeku: noise of tam-tam.


B bebénono 
  a frequentative of benono


O bebenu 
  n a game (consisting of tying ing all around one so as to look terrifying).


B bebéo 
  va frequentative of beo tangled


B bebérino 
  vi frequentative of berino to be very particular
  n great particularity


B bebérinoa 
  vt frequentative of berinoa


B bÉberuare 
  n February (ENG)
O Beberuare 
  n February. (ENG)


B beébete 
  a light, not heavy
O bebete 
  red of bete.
  a light, easy, venial.
  n lightness, facility.
  vc kabebetea, kakabebetea: to lighten, to diminish, to facilitate, to relieve, to calm, to console, to moderate.
  syn bakekete


B bébeti 
  n the name of a god
  vi to beg
  see bubuti
O bebeti 
  n bebeta game in which one calls Bebeti and the other Bebeta.


B bebétingáingai 
  a frequentative of betingaingai: soiled


B bebétiroa 
  vt frequentative of betiroa: to admire one's self


B bebéuákora 
  va staggering under a load


B b'eb'eun/ta 
  a being twins


O bebi 
  n a baby. (ENG)


B béi 
  n a pile of stones on a flat collected as a snare for fish
B beéi 
  vi to skim along as a thin plate when thrown
O bei 
  n 1. something tied up, parcel of food,
  n 2. packet of bait tied in ing under canoe, or under water, or in a fish trap.
  vt to put or to keep in packet, to envelop.
O bei1 
  n te bei ni baenata: a heap of stones piled up so as to attract fish and then surrounded by a net or mat, finally the stones are thrown out one by one so as to take fish.
  v tao bei: to surround the bei with fishing net.
O bei2 
  n bebei: swaying movements or balancing movements as a person drunk, a kite, or a stone skidding over water, etc.

beia ma te kai

O Beia ma te Kai 
  n name of twin ancestors often taken for one person. <myth>


B béiamatekaái 
  n name of a male god


B béibei 
  n a species of whale, the
O beibei 
  n 1. a species of large cetacea.
  n 2. a mark of three points in card playing.
  n 3. a small, flat, oval fish, sole.


B béibeti 
  vi to float
O beibeti 
  v bebeibeti. to float, to float on surface.
  vc kabeibeta: to make float, to float, to put a floater on ...


B béina 
  vt to lay aside for an expected guest


B béira 
  n a pillar (ENG)


B beekaa 
  vi to engage in scraping pandanus fruit with a fixed or a stationary scraper
B bÉka 
  vi to pass feces
O beka 
  v bebeka. (coarse word) to evacuate faeces.
  syn te nako tari, te nako tinaniku
  a kani beka: wanting to ...
  n te uma ni beka: lavatory, toilet
  also te kai ni beka.
  n te beka ni mata, te bebeka ni mata: gum on the edge of eyelids, rheumy eyed.
  vc kabeka: to make go to stool, to empty insides of fish, etc.
  a ae kabeka: laxative.
  n te kabekabeka: diarrhoea, dysentery.
O beka1 
  n scraper for grating cooked pandanus fruit
  ex te beka (S.), te tuairoa (N.).
  vt beka, bekaea: to scrape flesh off pandanus or other like things.

beka ni kai

O beka ni kai 
  n te beka ni kai: sperm, semen
  ex te baka ni (But.)
  vc kabekanikaia: to cause, to provoke, pollution (bad word).


B bÉkabEka 
  n matter in the eye
  a having matter as the eye


B beekáea 
  vt to scrape pandanus fruit on a fixed scraper


B békan 
  n a heathen (ENG)
O bekan 
  n pagan, gentile, idolater, person of bad morals, nude. (ENG)


O bekara 
  from beka (dirty word)
  vt to dirty with excrements.
  ex e bekariko te beru.


O bekarekareka 
  from bekara
  n a certain kind of sorcery formerly practiced by children, supposed to give them vigour.
  vt to insult with rude words.
  vt kabekarakara, idem.

bekari ranga

O bekari ranga 
  vt jealousy of a woman for rival.
  ex e bekari rangana neierei: that woman is jealous of ...
  vc kabekari ranga:


B bekáriranga 
  a envious


B béke 
  n a fix (used only with bo. it is idiomatic
  ex e bo bekena
B bÉke 
  n a peck, one fourth of a bushel (ENG)
O beke 
  n idiomatic word used only with bo, meaning a fall which takes the breath away
  ex e bo bekena.
O beke1 
  n 1. a pick (tool). (ENG)
  n 2. peck (measure). (ENG)
O beke2 
  n throat, neck, hollow under Adam's apple.
  ex korea bekena, ewara bekena: to cut or stab throat,, to bleed animal.
  see taebeke
  idiom e bo bekena: takes breath away
  ex taebeke, taebekebeke: provisions exhausted, to be in want.


O bekei 
  n a preparation of taro and coconut.
  vt bekeina: to make into bekei.


B békenene 
  n a dirk
O bekenene 
  n pick, dirk, dagger, knife with sheath. (ENG)
  n pickaninny, black baby, baby. (ENG)


B beéki 
  n a pig (ENG)
  va given to much eating like a pig
O beki 
  n pig. (ENG)


O beko 
  n bogey man, goblin, ogre.
O beko1 
  n pekopeko. cough.
  v to cough.
  vc kabekobeko, kabekobekoa: to make cough
  see bekona, bekora
  vt bekoa, bekobekoa: to cough up.


B békobeko 
  vi to cough
  n a cough, a coughing
O bekobeko 
  v to cough.
  vc kabekobeko, kabekobekoa.


B békoko 
  a assembled in great numbers
O bekoko 
  from ibe and ko; many and close together.
  v to swarm, to teem.
  vc kabekokoa: to make ...
  syn ribakoko.


O bekona 
  vt to say, to reject in coughing.


O bekora 
  from beko
  ex v.t. bekora te rara: to cough up blood, to spit blood.


B békoræra 
  vi to hem, to roar, as a lion
  n hemming, roaring, a hem, a roar
O bekorara 
  n bebekorara: roar or voice from the throat.
  v to