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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 n 
  pron his, her, its, always written as a suffix, much resembling of
  pron I (never alone but always with verb, or predicate)
  prep in, at, to, by, with, of n
  note becomes ni before m, b, k, and the word ne
O N 
  pron (capital) replaces I before na, nang, the future tense.
  ex N na kawariko: I will call on you
O n 
  pref to certain words to indicate the nature, natural custom.
  ex ntorotoro, from torotoro, etc.
O n1 
  and ni
  prep of, in, at, by, for, with, as.
  ex e aki toki ni karongoa: he doesn't stop (in) making noise
  ex e roko ni kawarai: he came to see me
  ex e mena n au auti: he is in my house
  ex ni makana: by his power
O n2 
  prep is used before vowels and n, r, t it becomes ni euph. before b, k, m, ng, p, w. Before w it becomes nu in many islands.
  ex tabonuwai for taponiwai.
  note in Butaritari and Makin n is put between the negative and the verb.
  ex I aki n ataia: I don't know
O n3 
  and ni
  and na
  suf poss. adj. for his, her, its (n. euph.).
  ex baran te tei: the child's hat
  ex barani Betero: Peter's hat.
  and na for ana.
  ex barana: his hat


B na 
  n loose rocks or stones on a flat
  aux sign of the future or imperative
  pron suffix euphonic particle
  ex bongina, terana?, tebwina
  pron possessive suffix, his, her, its
  vt spit out
O na 
  suf (1) for one (teuana).
  ex te barana: one basket.
  ex terana? for tera teuana: one what?
  part (2) aux. sign of future tense.
  ex a na nako: they will go. <shall>
O na1 
  and nang
  and nan te
  art the. before certain proper nouns (masculine), names of species, qualifications. a kind of title used in Makin and Butaritari corresponding to Te in other islands.
  ex Na Kaiea: Mr. Kaiea
  ex Na Kauki: crab
  ex Na Katama: cat.
  note Na is used before ka and ke, and nang before ki, ko, ku

na bawe

O Na Bawe 
  n Na Pawe: name of an ancient dweller of the first maneaba

na boua

O Na Boua 
  n a star

na kabanei

O Na kabanei 
  n a star

na kabibi

O Na kabibi 
  n a star

na kabiri

O Na kabiri 
  n a star

na kamoto

O Na kamoto 
  n a star

na karanga

O Na Karanga 
  n (who plays at karanga). a constellation

na karinaba

O Na karinaba 
  n (the big ant) a constellation

na nu ware

O Na nu ware 
  n a constellation near Canopus


B nába 
  adv also, too, in addition
O naba 
  adv also, as well, included, inclusively, with, as well as.
  ex are ko taku naba: as you say; are ko taku: which you said.


O nabanaba 
  adv at once, forthwith.
  syn ngkainaba
O nabanaba1 
  n ancestors' home in the west (unknown) <land>


B nabángkai 
  a recent
O nabangkai 
  a recent, actual
  adv recently, lately, newly


B nabáwe 
  adv formerly, before
  see ngkoa
O nabawe 
  n antiquity, old things.
  a old, antique, out of date, desuetude, archaic.
  idiom roron Na Bawe: as old as ..., a veteran


O nabe 
  red nabenabe
  v to be attached to, devoted to ...


B nábea 
  vt nourish tenderly, as a child
O nabea 
  vt to cherish, to pamper, to take great care of.
  red nabenabea: to idolize, to care for tenderly.
  n te nabenabe: particular attachment, tender love, care


B nábenabe 
  vi nourishing


B nabenábea 
  vt frequentative of nabea


B náe 
  pron this little boy right here


B náei 
  pron that little boy yonder
O naei 
  for Na-aei
  pron this little fellow; naene: that ...
  ex naerei: that other ...


B náene 
  pron that little boy near by


B náerei 
  pron that little boy yonder


B náeta 
  n serpent, snake (HEB)
O naeta 
  n serpent. <snake>. (HEB)
  a nanaeta: full of ...
  fig bad person


B náewa 
  pron mr. what's his name
O naewa 
  pron Ten Naewa: Mr. So and So


G nagarei 
  n sandshark, said to be dangerous (ll) <shark>


B náiabu 
  n the milky way, the galaxy
O naiabu 
  n Nei Naiabu: the milky way


B náibi 
  n knife, a long knife (ENG)
O naibi 
  n (Eng.) knife


B naáibunaki 
  n name of a false god
O Naibunaki 
  n name of an anti-aomata, spirit (Myth.). his wife, Nei Bakatorotoro


B náikamawa 
  n name of a false god
O Naikamawa 
  n name of anti-aomata, spirit (myth.)


B náinai 
  n hoop of a scoop net
  vt provide a scoop-net with a hoop
  vi adjusting the hoop of a scoop-net
O nainai 
  n a circle, hoop (scoop net, sieve, spokes of bicycle wheel).
  vt nainaina: to put a circle around


O nairo 
  or nera
  n nail, tack (ENG)


B náita 
  n nitre (ENG)


B naákaa 
  pron these men and women, or boys and girls who, these women who, these girls who, (right here)
B naáka 
  pron a word to call the attention of two or more women or girls or a man and woman or men and women, or a boy and girl, or boys and girls.
O naka 
  pron (1) for calling several women or men together. ladies! gentlemen! ladies and gentlemen! singular Neiko! Nao!
  pron (2) naka a ...: those who (women); naka a ...: those who (men and women)
O Naka 
  n an ancient who came first from Samoa to the Gilberts


B naákai 
  pron these women or girls, these men and women, or boys and girls,
O nakai 
  pron these (masc. and fem.)


B naákanaa 
  pron those women or girls who, those men and women who (near by)
O nakana 
  pron nakana a: these who ... (masc. and fem.)


B naákanne 
  pron those women those girls, those men and women those girls and boys
O nakanne 
  pron those ... (masc. and fem.)


O Nakara 
  n a star (Regulus)


B naáke 
  pron that man and woman yonder who, that boy and girl yonder who, those girls yonder who, those men and women yonder who, those women yonder
  pron who, the word is followed by a
O nake 
  pron those who ... (masc. and fem.). used for persons remote in space or time


B nakéa 
  vi to go where?
  ex ko nakea where are you going?
O nakea 
  for nake ia
  int used in interrogation only.
  ex te nakea?: to where?
  ex ko na nakea?: where are you going?kam nakea?: where did you all go?
  adv nakea? where? <whither>


B naákekei 
  pron those men and women yonder, those women yonder etc
O nakekei 
  pron for nake-kekei. those over there (masc. and fem.)


B nákibáina 
  a palsyy>ied
  n a paralyzetic
O nakibaina 
  for n akea baina
  a without limbs, paralysed in one or several members.
  n paralysis, paralytic


B nakíniwae 
  n the name of a female goddess
O nakiniwae 
  or nakinuwae (n akea waena: without legs or feet)
  n female spirit, stirred up against canoes she will stir up a tornado to engulf everything
  note esp. in Butari
O nakiniwae1 
  n waterspout, tornado, cyclone, magic spell to ward off cyclone, hurricane, etc.


O nakirua 
  from kiruwe
  n Nei Nakirua hurricane, cyclone personified
  syn preceding.


B náko 
  vi to go
  pre to go to
  ex E nako Tarawa. He went to Tarawa.
  adv away, off
  a all, all in succession
  bib Gen 41:34
O nako 
  prep nakon, nakoni: to, towards, against, more than; nakoiu, nakoim, nakoina, nakoira, nakoimi, nakoia: towards me, etc.
  ex nako karawa: towards heaven; nako eta: upwards
  ex nako mone: (without article) downwards, the depths
  ex nakon te kawa: towards the village
  ex e rietata nakoni kai: it is higher than trees
  ex e un nakoiu: he is cross (to) with me
O nako1 
  a each, every, all
  ex te bong nako: each day
  ex bongi nako: every day
O nako2 
  v to go, to depart, to go on, to go away.
  red nanako: to go often.
  ex E nako Tarawa: He went to Tarawa
  ex Tai nako!: Don't go!
  ex Nako!: Go away, Be off ...
  n the act of going, leaving, walking, departing, moving
  see nakonako
  ex I uringa nakom: I remember your departure
  ex Akea nakona: It won't go again.
  nv nakoiang, nakoaiaki, nakomainiku, nako maeao: to go to the north, to the south, ... east, ... west
  ex nakomai, nanakomai: to come, to approach
  ex nakoati, nakowati: to go towards the one who calls.
  a kai nako, kakai nako: quickly gone, easily taken off, easy to take off.
  vc kanakoa: to make go, to send, to cause to depart, to send away, to expel, to banish, to dismiss, to discharge, to let go, to let escape.
  red kananakoa: to make go often, regularly, to loosen little by little.
  v kanakoianga: to send towards the north
  ex kanakomaia: to make approach ..., come towards
  ex kanakowatia: to make go towards kanakomaiaka: to make go or come south
  ex kanakomeanga: to make come northkanakomaeaoa, kanakomainikua


B nákoa 
  n employment, office, profession, calling
O nakoa 
  n profession, trade, employment, charge, duty.
  vt nakoana: to have for ..., to make profession of ...
  ex te nakoa ae tabu: Holy Orders


O nakoakina 
  vt (1) to go, to go constantly to, ... towards, to have as reason, end, term of one's goings and comings.
  vt (2) to carry news, information, rumours, messages


B nákon 
  pre to
O nakon 
  prep (1) nakoni (before pr. nouns and names of inanimate things).
  ex nakon Tauro: to Tauro; nakoni Petero: to Peter.
  suf (2) to many verbs meaning to prolong distance in time or space, usually joined to verb, but may be separate if it does not change meaning of word.
  ex e a mauna nako: it disappears in space


B nákonako 
  vi to walk
  n walking, going
O nakonako 
  red of nako.
  n walk, stroll, displacement, voyage, movement, to publish, to make known ...
  vc ka-nakonakoa: to make ...
  vc kanakonakon: act of ...


B nákoni 
  pre to (nakon with the euphonic i)


O nam 
  n smacking of tongue, tasting, gustation, suction.
  v to smack lips, to taste, to suck. red. namnam: (to count)
  ex te namnana, ua namnan, etc.
  vt nama, nanama: to taste to see ..., to taste, to suck.
  see namta


B næ/ma 
  n lagoon
  vi enter a snare noose as a bird
O nama 
  n lagoon, lake (diff. from namo)
O nama1 
  n the act of tying, stringing together (fish, pearls, etc.).
  fig liaison, attachment, agreement, understanding, unanimity, fraternity
  ex namau, namam: my friend, your friend, etc.
  ex nei te Namau or Nei Namau: the one I get on well with.
  n te namnama: sort of magic to attract affection with wearing of charm, amulet
  ex (kakoko, korotabuki, nimaerere).
  va nama, namanama: to thread on to string, to make sorcery to gain affection.
  fig namanama, namaraoi: to agree, to have affection for.
  see namata


B namakáina 
  n moon, month
O namakaina 
  n the moon (no article).
  n Ten namakaina: (Mr.) moon.
  n te namakaina: month, lunar month.
  ex te namakaina ae Tianuare: the month of January.
  note different phases of the moon:
  ex 1st <first> day: e ba n uri
  ex 2nd <second> day: e buti n ika
  ex 3rd <third> day: e oti, e koran
  ex 4th <fourth> day: e aomata
  ex 7th <seventh> day: e itibong
  ex 8th <eighth> day: e kare ao e bongina
  ex 9th <ninth> day: e kare ao uabong
  ex 10th <tenth> day: e kare ao tenibong
  ex 12th <twelvth> day: e renaba
  ex 13th <thirteenth> day: e toka, e eremao
  ex 14th <fourteenth> day: e toka n rin, e tabanin
  ex 15th <fifteenth> day: e tanimainiku
  ex 16th <sixteenth> day: e rin tebongina ... uabong
  ex 17th <seventeenth> day: e rin tenibong
  ex 21st <twenty first> day: e kaitibong i an tari
  ex 25th <twenty fifth> day: e unabong, e kaiti
  ex 26th <twenty sixth> day: e unabong naba, e kaiti
  ex 27th <twenty seventh> day: mata-oiaki
  ex 28th <twenty eighth> day: e neve roro
  ex 29th <twenty ninth> day: e anti.
  idiom e amoua namakaina: a thin cloud cuts it in two (a sign of good fishing)
  ex e katea maneaba: a halo round the moon


O namakin 
  n impression, sentiment, sensation.
  v to feel, to perceive.
  vt namakina: to feel, to perceive.
  vc kanamakina or karamakina: to have a presentiment, suspicion, to surmise


B námakina 
  vt feel of


B namæ/nama 
  vi performa certain incantation
  vi bind fish with namata for convenience in cooking


B namæ/namata 
  vt frequentative of namata


B næmaónga 
  vi swallow a portion of the food which is being masticated for a little child
  n the act of swallowing a portion of the food which is being masticated for a little child
O namaonga 
  vt to taste a little portion and chew it for a baby


B namæ/ta 
  vt manipulate the bunna
  vt bind or wrap a fish with a namata
B námata 
  n leaf with which a torch is tied, or a fish for bakeing
O namata 
  n fibre pulled from palm used to tie torches made of leaves, to string fish, beads, shells, necklace, string of ...
  vt namata (namatia), namatamata: to pass through the loop.
  vt namatana: idem. to thread, to tie with a namata, to put a loop on.
  ex namata am rin: tie your torch with ...
  ex namata te bong: fig. to name, to fix for a favourable day

namata ni bure

O namata ni bure 
  n a string of bure shells, a bracelet of these shells worn as armlet.
  n a measure (from end of fingers to armlet)


L nambauia 
  sn Charcharhinus albimarginatus (charcharhindae)
  n requiem shark


B næm/næm 
  vi eat up the remnant of soft or liquid food as molasses with the finger


B næmnæm/ta 
  vi frequentative of namta


O namo 
  n a small lagoon, small lake, shallow water forming lake at low tide in certain parts of lagoon.
  va namo raoi. fig. well placed, nestled
  vc kanamo: make lake in form of lagoon.
  vn namo i eta: a pond of water near beach at low tide
  ex te kanamonamo: a small namo, forming ...
  n namo ni keang: a namo where sea-weed grows


O namoa 
  vt to surround with ..., to plant trees around


O namokare 
  n opercule of nimatanin shell


O namoro 
  v nnamoro: to dribble continually


B næm/ta 
  vt taste of a liquid or soft food
  n portion of coconut molasses to be taken with the finger or a brush
  n sharp knife
O namta 
  n a pointed knife.
  a sharp as a razor
O namta1 
  n a draught, a sup, a sip
  ex te namtana, etc.: one, two, three ...
  vt namta, nanamta: to sip, to taste, to suck, to inhale


O namtea 
  vt sup. of namta: to suck, to inhale, to sip noisily, ravenously.
  red namtetea (fig.) to touch everything but finish nothing


B næmteéte 
  va still relishing, craveing more
O namtete 
  a syn. with preceding word.
  fig greedy, insatiable (said of spirit inhaling tobacco smoke).
  vc ka-mtetea


B næ/na 
  n cocoon
  n half of a coconut shell
  a content to reside in one place, domestic
O nana 
  n shell, cocoon, pod, husk, carapace.
  n a vessel made with half of coconut shell, vase.
  n te nana ni kanei, te kuo n aine: a vessel for making oil in.
  n te nana ni mae: vessel to soak flowers in oil.
  n te nana maung: slut, sloven (insult)
O nana1 
  n food (a homely word used without article, employed to designate food for children),
  ex nanau, nanam, nanana, etc.
O nana2 
  a used to, accustomed to, acclimatized.
  ex e aki nana iai, e tuai n nana iai: he is not used to, has not yet got used to
  vc kanana: to inure, to accustom

nana ni mata

O nana ni mata 
  n eye socket


O nanaboi 
  n evil smell, bad odour


B nanáeta 
  va abounding in serpents or snakes


B næ/nai 
  n herd, brood
  a relishable
O nanai 
  n herd, flock, clutch, flight, mob.
  a to form a group, form a herd.
  ex nanai ni moa: flock of hens, chickens
O nanai1 
  a delicious, tasty, sweet, appetizing, savoury
  vc kananaia: to make ..., to flavour, to make tasty


B næ/nako 
  vi frequentative of nako


B nanákonako 
  vi frequentative of nakonako


B nanáma 
  vt taste of, or test the taste of food
O nanama 
  red of nama; see this word. to taste food


B nanæ/makína 
  vt frequentative of namakina


B nanæ/maoónga 
  vi frequentative of namaonga


B nanæm/ta 
  vt frequentative of namta


B nanæ/nam'aka 
  a frequentative of nanom'aka


B nanæ/namæ/toa 
  a frequentative of nanomatoa


B næ/nanga 
  va stripped of its bark or skin
O nananga 
  na scratch, graze, skin chafed, skin rubbed off.
  vc kanananga: to scratch, to scrape bark or skin


B næ/nanikánei 
  n large coconut shell cup for receiving boiled oil


B nanæ/nim'ae 
  n half coconut shell for holding oil for besmearing a wreath for the neck


B nanæ/nimæta 
  n rim of the socket of the eye


B nanæ/noanga 
  a frequentative of nanoanga


B nanæ/nobítaki 
  a frequentative of nanobitaki


B nanæ/nobúaka 
  a frequentative of nanobuaka


B nanæ/nokaáwaki 
  a frequentative of nanokawaki


B nanæ/nokókoraki 
  a frequentative of nanokokoraki


B nanæ/nomæ/rak 
  va frequentative of nanomaraki
B nanæ/nomæ/rak 
  n frequentative of nanomaraki


B nanæ/noráoi 
  a frequentative of nanoraoi


B nanæ/norinæ/n 
  a frequentative of nanorinano


B næng 
  a well filled with babai plants, as a patch
  n cloud
  adv about to, near to, presently
O nang 
  na four (when counting by two's
  ex tera (1), ua (2), ten (3), nang (4), nim, etc.
O nang1 
  adv aux. part. of na, future tense. very near, about to happen.
  ex ti nangi mananga: we are just about to go
  ex e nangi mauna: it is going to disappear
O nang2 
  n (1) a cloud.
  a nanginang: with a few clouds, cloudy.
  fig hindrance, annoyance, obstacle, veil, worry.
  ex e tei nang, e tei nangina: there is an obstacle, a barrier
  ex e katei nang: it puts obstacle, it is too far distant, too difficult (e makinaki)
  ex katea te nang, katea nangina: to put obstacle, to keep off
  ex tae nang, e tae nangina: the hindrance or obstacle has been taken away
  ex e tae nangu: I am free, disencumbered
  ex kataea nangina: to take away the ..., to have done with ..., to be rid of ...
  na (2) taro (pit) too closely planted


B næ/nganænga 
  a cave-like, opening in, arched
  n cave under the reef
O nangananga 
  n grotto, cave, cavern, excavation


O nange 
  syn n. Nao (Butaritari).


O nangibungea 
  n a cloud protecting from sun, dark cloud.
  fig e rabunai te nangibungea: a dark cloud overshadows me (or) rangibungea.
  n an umbrella (S.)


B nánginang 
  a cloudy, abounding in clouds
  bib Joel 2 : 2
O nanginang 
  a cloudy.
  va kananginang: to bring clouds, to darken.
  vc ka-nanginanga: to darken the sky


B nángo 
  n fly
O nango 
  n fly, blowfly (nango n I-Matang).
  a nango-nango: full of, swarming with ...
  vc ka-nangonango: to attract flies.ka-nangonangoa: idem.
O nango1 
  n a support, stock, roller for canoe, prop, wedge.
  v nango, nangonango: to put a support, ... a prop to
O nango2 
  n fig. nango teiana, nango uai, nango tenai: certain days calculated for navigation


B nángoa 
  a something put under as a protection or rest
  n streak of planks on which the deck rests
  n base
  vt place a rest or protection under
O nangoa 
  v to put a support under, a prop to


B naángoango 
  a drowsy, listless, dull
  n listlessness, dullness, drowsiness


O nangoba 
  n base of coconut leaf <frond>


B nángobung/ 
  n stick on which a canoe can rest when not floating
O nangobung 
  n a support put under keel to protect embarkation or to roll it ashore.
  vt nangobungia: to put a support or roller under keel


B nangobúngia 
  vt provide a canoe with rests or blocks under the keel, when it has been beached


B naángoe 
  pron Nao (address)


B nángonango 
  a abounding in flies
O nangonango 
  n debility, weakness, feebleness.
  a weak, feeble, indolent, listless, nonchalant.
  a ka-nangoango: debilitating, weakening
O nangonango1 
  n full of flies <fly>, swarming with ...


O nangora 
  a ill at ease in bed, uncomfortable, badly wedged, anxious.
  vt nangoraea: to be badly propped.
  vc kanangoraea: to give little support, to be uncomfortable


O nangoraoi 
  a contrary of preceding word. comfortably propped, lying at ease.
  vc kanangoraoa: to procure ease, to rest


B naánikíakia 
  n beach frequented by the kiakia


B næ/no 
  n harbor
  vi give a pleasing aspect to as growing grass
B næ/no 
  n the inside, the within,
  n the mind, thought
  a deep
O nano 
  n the interior, the inside, contents
  ex nanon te riri: running string in garment
  ex akea nanon au taeka: what I said has no meaning, no sense
O nano1 
  n soul, conscience, hearts, will, desire, sentiment, opinion, conviction, disposition, inclination, etc.
  ex bon nanou: it is my will, my desire
  ex akea nanona: it is all the same to him
  ex te nano teuana: a funny idea, a queer person
O nano2 
  va nano n, nano ni: to have a taste for ..., an inclination to ..., a weakness for, to be inclined towards
  ex e nano n amarake: he thinks of nothing but food.
  see nanona, nanoa
  vc ka-nanoa: to make deep, to dig deep, to deepen.
  pref and suffix to many words

nano n aine

O nano n aine 
  a reasonable as an adult woman (when referring to a girl), acting like a woman, effeminate (if speaking of a man), one who takes the part of a woman (man)

nano n amarake

O nano n amarake 
  na having a fondness for food

nano n aomata

O nano n aomata 
  na common sense, reason, reasonable

nano n aro

O nano n aro 
  a religious minded, devout

nano n ataei

O nano n ataei 
  a childish, puerile, acting like a child

nano n i matang

O nano n I Matang 
  a evolved, emancipated mind, pretentious, copying ways of Europeans

nano n ikawai

O nano n ikawai 
  n (1) maturity of mind, adult tastes.
  a serious, mature.
  a (2) partisan of old customs, conservative, reactionary

nano n rang

O nano n rang 
  n low instincts or tastes, sordid desires, vulgar sentiments

nano n ranga

O nano n ranga 
  n inner side of legs.
  vt nanonranga: to put between legs, to get astride of ...

nano n tang

O nano n tang 
  na sadness, sorrow, desolation, sad.
  vca kananotang: which saddens.
  syn katangi nano

nano n tangaua

O nano n tangaua 
  and nanotangaua
  n perplexity, embarrassment.
  a perplexed, embarrassed.
  vca kananotangaua: to embarrass

nano n taromauri

O nano n taromauri 
  a religious minded, pious, devout

nano n taume

O nano n taume 
  n a person fair, beautiful and fresh (esp. used about girls)

nano n tauti

O nano n tauti 
  a heart of miser, mean, avaricious

nano n tituaraoi

O nano n tituaraoi 
  na generous heart, generosity, gratitude, charitable

nano n toka

O nano n toka 
  na noble, generous hearted

nano n toro

O nano n toro 
  a base minded, servile, low, servile as a slave

nano nano

O nano nano 
  a nanonano, nanokiroro: deep, abstract, sublime, unfathomable, hard to understand.
  adv i nano, i nano i nano: below, down below

nano ni baba

O nano ni baba 
  n folly, silliness, stupidity, foolishness.
  a stupid, silly, foolish
  v kananobaba: to make stupid, to make lose one's head, to flatter.
  vc kananobabaea

nano ni bai

O nano ni bai 
  n palm of hand.
  vt nanonibaia: (to take in palm of hand), to take a poor or destitute person into one's service (formerly)

nano ni ie

O nano ni ie 
  or kanoan en te ie
  n rope or corded edge around sail

nano ni kai

O nano ni kai 
  na a taste for arts and craft

nano ni kainga

O nano ni kainga 
  or nano ni kaina
  na home lover, domestic person, stay at home, hermit

nano ni kakatonga

O nano ni kakatonga 
  n sentiment of joy, vanity, exuberance

nano ni katituaraoi

O nano ni katituaraoi 
  n gratitude, thankfulness, a grateful heart

nano ni mane

O nano ni mane 
  na a lover of money, interest in ...
O nano ni mane 
  a virile, serious, manly

nano ni pai

O nano ni p'ai 
  n attachment to things, goods, cupidity, avarice.
  vc kananonibaia, kananonibai

nano ten

O nano ten 
  n string, cord tripled, three ply.
  fig n.a. stubborn, self willed (rarely used).
  vc ka-nanotena


B næ/noaa 
  n the front, the before
B næ/noa 
  vt trouble, molest, interfere with
O nanoa 
  from nano
  vt to think about ... to keep in mind, to be pre occupied with, to be busy about.
  ex tai nanoai, tai nano irou: don't be worried about me


B nænoáea 
  vt turn toward a person so as to face him


B næ/noanga 
  n sympathy
  a compassionate, sympathetic
O nanoanga 
  n compassion, pity, sympathy.
  v to be compassionate, to sympathize.
  n rai nanoanga, rarai nanoanga: home sickness, dumps, melancholy.
  vt nanoanga (ngaea): to have pity, to have compassion, to pity
  ex ko aki nanoangai? haven't you any pity for me?
  a ka-nanoanga: pitiful, lamentable, to be pitied


B nænoángaea 
  vt have compassion on


O nanoata 
  v to have a presentiment, foreboding, suspicion.
  n presentiment, misgiving.
  vt nanoata: to have a presentiment, to suspect


B næ/noæ/ti 
  a desirous of a large or full supply
  n desire for a full supply
O nanoati 
  n immoderate desire, immoderation.
  a unsatiated, insatiable, immoderate.
  v nanoati: to want more.
  vt nanoatia: idem.


B næ/nobába 
  a foolish, weak minded
  n foolishness, a weakminded person
O nanobaba 
  n imbecility, silliness, stupidity, foolishness, foppishness.
  a silly, foolish, imbecile, simple.
  vc ka-nanobaba: which causes ...
  vc kananobabaea: to make ..., to make silly, to treat as ...


O nanobakobako 
  from bako
  na to feel weak, feeble (to feel empty inside)


O nanobaraki 
  n faintness, dejection, discouragement, prostration.
  a dejected, discouraged, cast down.
  vc kananobaraka: to cast down, to discourage


O nanobebebebe 
  from pepe
  n hesitation, groping, wavering, incertitude, tergiversation.
  a hesitating, staggering, uncertain.
  vc kananobebebebe


B næ/nobeébete 
  a light-hearted, cheerful
  n cheerfulness, hopefulness
O nanobebete 
  n peace and joy of soul.
  a appeased, relieved, tranquil, light of heart.
  vc kananobebete: which appeases, relieves.
  vc kananobebetea: to appease, to relieve, to console, to tranquillize


B næ/nobítaki 
  a inconstant, subject to change of opinion
  n inconstancy, fickleness
O nanobitaki 
  n inconstance. a. inconstant, changing.
  vc kananobitaka: to make change idea, ... conduct


O nanobotabota 
  n ardent soul, active ..., impatient ardour, feverish activity
  a ardent, active, zealous


O nanobu 
  n (piu) pusillanimity, cowardice, poltroonery.
  a pusillanimous, cowardly, etc.
  vc kananobu: to cause hesitation, to discourage


B næ/nobúaka 
  a cherishing revenge, revengeful
  n revengefulness, ill will
O nanobuaka 
  syn nano ra
  n resentment, bitterness, rancour, animosity,
  spite, ill feeling, discontentment.
  a offended, hurt (feelings), bitter, discontented, etc.
  vc kananobuaka: to offend, to hurt, to vex, to irritate, to set against


O nanobukibuki 
  n emotion, excitability, anxiety, anguish, fright.
  a moved, excited, anxious, etc.
  vc kananobukibuki: which causes ...kananobukibuki (kia): idem. to make heart beat quicker


O nanobwi 
  see nano ni bwi


O nanoingainga 
  n active mind, vivacity, activity, impatience.
  a impatient, zealous, active


O nano-iraira 
  and nano n iraira
  na having no personal opinion but following that of one or other. taking sides for ..., against another


O nanokanaeng 
  n susceptibility, sulky person.
  a inclined to be susceptible


O nanokanga 
  na a strange character


O nanokatanga 
  a wicked, cruel, causing suffering, saddening, inclining to complain


O nanokawa 
  a unhappy, sad, afflicted, desolate, broken hearted.
  vc ka-nanokawa: makes sad


B næ/nokaáwaki 
  n grief, sorrow
  a sad, sorrowful
O nanokawaki 
  n sadness, affliction, sorrow, grief.
  a sad, afflicted, sorry.
  vc ka-nanokawaki: to cause ..., to sadden.
  vc kananokawaka: to sadden, to afflict


O nanoketaketa 
  n great desire, longing, concupiscence, having great desire.
  vc kananoketaketa


B næ/nokírokiro 
  a very deep
O nanokirokiro 
  a deep, unfathomable


B næ/nokiroóro 
  a very deep
O nanokiroro 
  na very deep, extraordinary depth.
  vc kananokiroroa.
  syn nanokururu


O nanokobakoba 
  n a feeling of emptiness <empty>.
  a feeling faint, weak from hunger.
  vc kananokobakoba: to give ...


B næ/nokókoraki 
  a of many minds, doubtful
  n doubt, indecision, unsettled purpose


B næ/nokóraki 
  a having many doubts
O nanokoraki 
  n hesitation, indecision, perplexity.
  a hesitating, undecided, perplexed, to be drawn in different directions.
  sup nanokokoraki: very undecided.
  vc kananokoraki, kananokokoraki: to cause perplexity, hesitation, etc.kananokoraka. idem.


B nænom'áiti 
  va hesitatee>ing or doubting in reference to many
O nanomaiti 
  na hesitating in choice, perplexity, perplexed.
  see nanokoraki
  vc kananomaiti: to cause ...


B næ/nom'aáka 
  a enduree>ing, persevereing
B næ/nom'áka 
  n perseverance
O nanomaka 
  a strong character, energetic, obstinate.
  n energy, firmness, tenacity.
  vca ka-nanomaka: to make ...
  vc ka-nanomaka: idem.


O nanomakaki 
  from maku
  a feared, terrible, redoubtable, alarming


O nanomakana 
  na weak character, soft, weak willed.
  vc kananomakana: to cause ...


O nanomaku 
  na timid soul, timorous, timid, pusillanimity.
  vc ka-nanomaku: to make ...


O nanomamara 
  na weakness of character, weak, too condescending, too good natured
  see nanomakana
  ex e mamara nanona: he has no will power.
  vc ka-nanomara: to cause ...


O nanomane 
  a manly, virile, strong willed.
  n strength


O nanomano 
  a discreet, deep, sly, sullen


B næ/nomára 
  n mental weakness, weakness of purpose
  a wanting mental firmness, weak in purpose
B næ/nom'ára 
  va nauseated, disgusted
  n nausea, disgust
O nanomara 
  n disgust, sickness, moral lassitude, discouragement.
  a disgusted, sick, discouraged.
  vc ka-nanomaraea: to disgust, to make sick, to discourage, to demoralize
O nanomara1 
  see nanommamara


B næ/nomæ/raki 
  va revengeful, painfully disturbed in mind
B næ/nomæ/raki 
  n ill-will, a disposition to retaliate
  n anguish, extreme pain of mind
  bib Ex 6 : 9
O nanomaraki 
  n sorrow, regret, remorse, contrition, repentance, interior pain, feeling, resentment
  ex te nanomaraki ae koro raoi: perfect contrition
  ex te nanomaraki ae aki koro: imperfect contrition
  ex marakin te nano: interior pain, moral suffering, sorrow, afflictionte maraki n nano: animosity, spite, grudge, resentment.
  v nanomaraki, nananomaraki: to regret, to repent.
  vca ka-nanomaraki: vexatious, annoying, irritating.
  vc kananomaraka: to hurt, to cause sorrowy, to vex, to annoy


O nano-marawarawa 
  sup superlative of nanomara:
  n dizziness, fear of immensity of task to be faced.
  a upset, afraid.
  vc kananomarawarawa


O nanomaruru 
  from ruru
  na uneasy mind, agitated
  vc kananomaruru: to cause ...


B næ/nomæ/toa 
  a fixed or form on mind or purpose
  n firmness of purpose
O nanomatoa 
  n nano matoatoa strength of character.
  a strong willed, strong, constant, energetic
  red nanomatoatoa: strict, severe, persevering.
  vc kananomatoa: to make ...


O nanomawa 
  a broadminded, understanding, magnanimous
  ex e mawawa ana iango


B næ/nona 
  vt have regard for, give attention to
O nanona 
  from nano
  vt to have at heart, to love, to desire, to have a taste for, to have a liking for, to be attracted to, to take to heart, to be infatuated with.
  ex e nanona te rabakau: he has a taste for learning


O nanonano 
  n partiality, preference, favouritism, taking sides


O nano-ngetangeta 
  syn nanoketaketa

nanoni wae

O nanoni wae 
  and nano nu wae
  n sole of foot


B næ/nonib'ái 
  vi be careful of property, used also in a bad sense
B næ/nonib'ái 
  n great care of property
B næ/nonibái 
  n palm of the hand


B næ/nonibáia 
  vt hold one as a slave or serf


O nanonibwi 
  n envy, with a little jealousy or emulation, rivalry.
  v to desire to have, to gain, to profit, to win.
  vca kananonibwi: which gives envy.
  vc kananonibwia: to make envious, avaricious, to excite cupidity


B næ/nonimæ/tan 
  va determined to be like white men
  n estrangement from one's family


B næ/noniwáe 
  n sole of the foot


O nanora 
  and nano-puaka
  na bad humour, upset, etc.
  vc kananoraea: to vex, to put in bad humour


B næ/noráke 
  va quickly taking offence, easily disturbed
  n great sensitiveness, temper
O nanorake 
  n susceptibility.
  a susceptible, irascible, flying into a passion without warning, fiery, hot tempered


B næ/noráoi 
  a at peace, quiet in mind
  n peace of mind
O nanoraoi 
  n interior peace, calmness of spirit, good dispositions.
  a calm, well disposed, open hearted.
  sup nananoraoi: very ...
  vc kananoraoa: to pacify, to restore serenity, to appease, to calm, to tranquillize.
  vc a. ka-nanoraoi: calming, pacifying


O nanorau 
  ex e rau nanona
  n peace, tranquillity of soul, peace of mind.
  a peaceable, peaceful.
  vc ka nanoraoa: to make ...


O nanorawata 
  ex rawawata nanona
  sup nanorawawata
  na interior oppression, anguish, weighed down with sorrow, grief.
  vc ka-nanorawawata: to grieve, to vex, to afflict, etc.


O nano-reke 
  a friendly, amiable


O nanoriba 
  from ripa: tight
  ex a. (1) e ripa ana iango narrow minded, intolerant, hard hearted, selfish.
  a (2) taking sides against one or other (for family or other reasons)


B næ/norinæ/no 
  a humble, low or poor in spirit
  n humility
O nanorinano 
  n humility.
  a humble.
  vc ka-nanorinanoa: to esteem as ...


B næ/noró 
  a dark-mindded
  n mental darkness
O nanoro 
  n e ro: nanona ignorance (of child or adult).
  a uncultured, not yet reached age of reason, uneducated, ignorant.
  vc ka-nanoroa: to esteem ..., to treat as ...


O nanotang 
  see nano n tang


O nanotangaua 
  see nano n tangaua


O nanotau 
  from tau
  a agreeable, resigned, pliable, easy to deal with


O nanotaunga 
  n love of travel


B næ/notéuana 
  a of a strange disposition
O nano-teuana 
  na strange, queer character, particular, different, curious type of person


O nanotiotio 
  from tiotio
  n instability
  a changeable, heedless, distracted.
  vc ka-nanotiotioa: to make ..., to distract ...


B nænóua 
  a homesick, regarding tenderly one's own
O nanoua 
  n heart divided between two loves
  vc ka-nanoua: to trouble the mind, ... the heart
  vc ka-nanoua: idem.
  n indecision, perplexity


B næ/nouái 
  n double thread or line
O nanouai 
  na two ply string, cord or thread.
  vt nanouaia: to double string, to tie using double ...


B næ/nouaáia 
  vt make double a thread or line


O nanoubu 
  a soft, tender in the interior of trunk, soft blade


O nanouki 
  a open minded, broad minded, understanding, cordial, sincere.
  n cordiality


O nanoun 
  and nano n un
  a irascible temperament, choleric, violent temper, peevish, severe, strict


B næ/nouóua 
  va hesitatee>ing, in doubt between two
  n doubt, indecision, uncertainty
O nanououa 
  n doubt, perplexity.
  a hesitating, undecided, perplexed.
  v to doubt, to hesitate.
  vc ka-nanououa: to make doubt, to perplex


O nanoutu 
  and nano-n-utu
  na family spirit, clannish, nepotism, infatuated with one's family, favouring one's relations, one's clan


O nanowana 
  and nanowanawana
  n age of reason, intelligence, sagacity, perspicacity, sound judgement.
  a reasonable, sensible, wise, sagacious, judicious.
  vc ka-nanowana, ka-nanowanawana: to make ...


B næ/nowánawana 
  a cunning in a good and a bad sense
  n cunning in a good and a bad sense


B náo 
  int halloo, ho, you there (addressed only to a male )
  n wave
O nao 
  interj for calling a man. Nao! you!
  interj Mr.! (to be respectful the name or title must follow).
  ex Nao, te Tama, Teuaei (for women, Neiko! Neiei!)
O nao1 
  n waves, billows, breakers.
  a naonao: rough sea.
  ex e ba naonao: the waves are breaking on the reef
  ex te tabo n nao: a rough spot.
  ex kinds of waves: te nao uea: big swell
  ex te nao uatao: piled up waves
  ex te nao bangaki: wave coming sideways
  ex te nao moro: short waves breaking
  ex te nao batia: ... close together
  ex te nao batete: wave descending
  ex te nao bai ni kaikia: white crested waves
  ex te nao buroburo: waves with foam
  ex te nao ni bunobuno, te nao ni kabuno, te nao ni kabo: waves retreating from the shore
  ex te karaki: short breaking wave
  ex te nao kamaoto, te nao rebua, te nao tokia, te nao tuoa, te nao kabwereia: a kind of tidal wave which once swept the shore and left trace behind <tsunami ?>.
  ex a aibiko, a aibikobiko nao: wave rising and being entangled reason of currents and shallows.
  n te ba-naonao: breakers


B náobangaki 
  n cross-sea
  va running ws waves in a cross sea


B naobátia 
  a choppy as waves
  n choppy sea


O Naobue 
  n Nei Naobue, te bua n ang: wave from rear


O Naobwe 
  n Nei Naobwe: wave which carries towards shore


B náomoro 
  n short wave


B náonao 
  a rough as the sea, billowy


B náonikábuno 
  n wave caused by a receding surf meeting the incoming wave


B náota 
  a north (ENG)


O naouatao 
  fig n. an added difficulty, an added disaster.
  see nao: wave


B náouéa 
  n mounting wave which does not break or comb
  va having a ground swell


O nareau 
  for Na Areau; see this word.
  n Te nareau: spider (which makes web)
  ex te nawa: a large spider with long legs
G nareau 
  sn Gomphosus varius (ll,y)


B naárei 
  n day after tomorrow
O narei 
  adv after tomorrow, the day after, later on


B næ/ri 
  n smooth stone
  n the fish
O nari 
  n (1) a lagoon fish, scomber, mullet.
  ex te narinari: a small nari
  ex te nari baba: a thin one
  ex te nari takua: a nari from the ocean, very large
  ex te nari kai: a long ...
  n (2) te nari: a hard smooth stone resembling granite used as posts for maneaba
  red a. narinari: abounding in these stones (nari)
G nari 
  sn Chorinemus sanctipetri (ll)
  n queen fish (sm)


B næ/rikai 
  n the fish


B næ/rinæri 
  va hard as a boil in the earlier stage
  abounding in nari
O narinari 
  n a hard abscess


B naáro 
  n nard (ENG)


B naáru 
  n the bird
O naru 
  n Ten Naru: a frigate bird rarely seen.
  ex ko kantaninga Ten Naru: you will be waiting a long time
  ex e torotoro Ten Naru: to wait foolishly or uselessly


B næ/ta 
  n a collection of more than two persons or animals
  a numerous, collected in numbers
O nata 
  n (1) a heap, pile, collection, mass, crowd
  ex te nata ni bai, te kanata ni b'ai: accumulation of things
  ex te nata n aomata: a crowd of people.
  note for animated things it is better to say: te nna n aomata, te nna ni man.
  vc ka-nata: to pile up, to heap up, to accumulate.
  n (2) te nata: place of assembly of certain fish


B næ/te 
  n a nut (ENG)


B næ/ti 
  n a child, son, daughter, nephew, niece
O nati 
  n natu, natiu (S.) natim, natina: son, daughter, adopted child
  ex ai natu, ai natim: niece, nephew (niece and nephew may also be called simply natu ... <nati ?>

nati n ataei

O nati n ataei 
  n a child born of young parents

nati n tama

O nati n tama 
  n bastard.
  syn nati ni kimoa, nati n ira, nati ni marae

nati ni kara

O nati ni kara 
  n a child born of elderly parents

nati ni marae

O nati ni marae 
  n a bastard, illegitimate child (abandoned more or less)

nati ni mate

O nati ni mate 
  n an orphan child

nati tara

O nati tara 
  n and nati-toro.
  see natibaraki


B næ/tiæ/ti 
  n a fish
O natiati 
  n (1) a fish, species of tunny fish.
  n (2) te natiati: a star
G natiati 
  pr natiati (k)
  n name of a large fish (ll)


O natibaraki 
  n an infection of the mouth, tumour of the tongue.
  ex te tanora, te wiboi

natin te baima

O natin te baima 
  n demoiselle fishh
  sn Amphiprion sebac

natin te taima

G natin te taima 
  sn Amphiprion bicinctus (ll)
  n demoiselle fish (sm)
G natin te taima1 
  sn Amphiprion sebae (ll)
  n demoiselle fish (sm)


B næ/tina 
  vt to adopt as a son or daughter, to father, to mother
  n the adoption of a child
O natina 
  vt to adopt for son or daughter, to be a parent to ...


B næ/tinati 
  vi to have adopted children, to be parental
O natinati 
  v to take or have adopted children.
  n te natinati: act of adoption


B næ/tinimæ/rae 
  n a child left to provide for himself, a bastard
  vi to be left as a child or bastard to care for itself


B næ/tinimæ/te 
  n orphan


B næ/tintám'a 
  n bastard


B næ/tiraite 
  n a nazirite (ENG)


B naátirea 
  n name of a false god
O Natirea 
  n (1) Na Tirea: name of a spirit.
  n (2) Na Tirea: name of a comet.(3) Te natirea: a native dance


O natitaro 
  n disease of mouth, ... of tongue.
  syn tanora


O natitiba 
  n Ten natitiba: man-clown <clown>, comical mimic


O Nau 
  n a constellation


O Naubwebwe 
  n stars


B náunang 
  n shoal or school of fish
O naunang 
  from nango
  n (1) scaffolding on which canoes or boats are supported while being built.
  n (2) a species of fish (striped)


B náunau 
  n outrigger of the makei
O naunau 
  n outrigger of makei canoe, toy canoe


B náunimæn 
  n fish
O nauniman 
  n large fish found on outside reefs


O nautonga 
  n (1) white worm found in riburibu, non-edible.
  n (2) mythological person


B náwaa 
  vt to rest another by taking his place
B náwa 
  n marine animal
  n ripe coconut suspended in air by a rope tied high up on their tree for show or safety
O nawa 
  n (1) large spider with long legs
  n a species of crab like ntabena: marine animal,
  n (2) a constellation ...
O nawa1 
  vt to breath, to take breath, to give a rest, to take a rest, to make a pause, to work in shifts.
  ex nawaiko!: take a breath, have a rest.
  red nawanawa.
  vc kanawa: to let have a rest, to relieve each other


B náwanawaa 
  vt frequentative of nawa:
O nawanawa 
  a kinawarawa, kirinaua, kirinawanawa: motly, streaked.


O Nawaro 
  n Nauru Island (phosphate mines).
  ex kawain Nawaro: method of ...


O nawawa 
  see nnawawa


B nawáwaki 
  a stupid through overeating
  n a stupid condition, as from overeating


B ne 
  n a place for
  spe nne
O ne 
  n place, spot, locality, site, container, box, case, vase.
  ex te ne ni kanai: fireplace


B néa 
  va ashamed, mortifyied
  vt to put in its place
  spe nnea
B néaa 
  n a sound as of wind
  vi to sound as the wind
O nea 
  vt nea, neia: to put in place, to arrange, to place, to put in ..., to put on ...
O nea1 
  n shame, confusion.
  a shameful, confused, abashed, snubbed, humiliated
  red neanea
O nea2 
  n a gust of wind, coconut blown down by wind.
  v nea, nenea: to blow, to come like whirlwind, to jostle, to push.
  vt neakina: to push, to shove, to jostle, to knock over.
  ex e neakinai: he pushed me


O neaba 
  n Nei Neaba: name of ancient country <land>.
  ex ko aitara Bouru ma Nei Neaba: you are facing ...


O neabu 
  n a piece of shell carved to make an axe


O neabung 
  n branch hanging broken by storm, nuts, fruit fallen by accident


B néakina 
  vt to push against
O neakina 
  vt to push, to shove.
  see nea


B néanea 
  vt to care for properly, as a child


O neang 
  n a two-horned shell, spider shell
  sn Lambis sp.
G neang 
  sn Lambis spp. (i)
  n spider shells (ja)
L neang 
  sn Lambis (gastropod)
  n snail


O neara 
  n te neara: a spike used to lift up ligature to pass a cord underneath


B nébo 
  va raised, lifted up, exalted, severe as pain


B nebóa 
  vt to lift up, to raise, to exalt
  n exaltation, glorification
O neboa 
  vt to raise up, to heave, to exalt, to glorify, to praise, to celebrate, to extol.
  red neboneboa, neneboa


B nébonebo 
  vi to engage in exalting
  n exaltation
O nebonebo 
  n idem. exaltation, elevation, glorification.
  v to praise, to glorify.
  n te nebonebo: compensation for murder


B néi 
  n fresh water pool or pond
  n blister a running sore
  pron the base of neie,prefixed to the name of women and girls - Mrs, Miss
B néi: 
  n the fish
O nei 
  n Mrs., Miss, Madam (art. or title before fem. names).
  ex Nei Joanna, Nei Oa: Miss So and So
  ex Nei-ko: Mrs! Miss! (for calling a woman)
  ex Naka! for calling women or females or for calling men and women (ladies and gentlemen); ...
  ex Neiei: this lady here; neie: this one who ...
  ex neienne: that one who ...; neierei: that ..., there; neiere: that one there who
O nei1 
  n (1) a pond, pool, swamp, marsh
  ex i taun te nei: on the bank of the pond, pool.
  v e nei, e neinei: having water, forming puddles.
  n te neinei: puddle of water, sheet of water, liquid.
  vc ka-neineia: to put liquid into ..., to make liquid.
  idiom e nei te ran: it is not boiling.
  n (2) pustule, pimple with pus, blister.
  a e nei: containing pus.
  vc kanei: to let the pus form in the ...
  vc kaneia: idem.
O nei2 
  n (1) a species of ray fish, numb fish with dart.
  n (2) a small fish with smooth skin (wrasse).
  n (3) a tiny fish found in holes in rocks
G nei 
  pr nei: (k)
  sn Hemigymnus fasciatus (ll)
  n wrasse (sm)

nei n riki

O Nei 'n Riki 
  n pond of Riki at Nikunau

nei toro

G nei toro 
  pr neitoro (k)
  sn Hippopus hippopus (i)
  n spotted clam; horseshoe clam (ja)
L nei toro 
  sn (small) Hippopus hippopus (gastropod)
  n snail


B néia 
  n the fish
O neia 
  n a fish (the young of matabareka). rainbow snapper
G neia 
  pr neia (k)
  sn Gnathodentex aureolineatus
  n rainbow snapper (it is reddish brown with narrow yellow lines on its body) (hh)


B néiakáka 
  vi to be oiled, as a fish pond or well with oil or fat
  n oil or scum on the surface of a pond or well
O neiakaka 
  na sheet of oil on water, calm water, smooth, limpid like sheet of oil.
  vc ka-neiakaka: to make ...


G neiang 
  sn Lambis sp.
  n spider shell (hh)


B néie 
  pron she here who
O neie 
  see nei


B néiei 
  pron she here, her here


B néiene 
  pron she not far away who


B néien/ne 
  pron she not far away, her not far away


B néiere 
  pron she yonder who


B néierei 
  pron she yonder, her yonder


L neikamanging 
  sn Nudibranchs (gastropod)
  n snail


O neikarua 
  n kereboki: sea slug


B néikin 
  n a young louse
O neikin 
  n young louse


B néiko 
  pron Miss, Mrs, Madam,(used only in address to address the attention of a female, the singular of Naka)
O neiko 
  pron Mrs! Miss! (for calling or interpellating)

nein tabuariki

O Nein Tabuariki 
  n pond of Tabuariki at Beru

nein te amarake

O nein te amarake 
  n stomach


O neineaba 
  n Nei Neaba: land of spirits


B néinei 
  n a shallow pool, pond
  a liquid, fluid
O neinei 
  from nei
  na (1) sheet of water, marshy, swampy, liquid.
  vc ka-neineia: to make more liquid, to add more liquid to a mixture, to shake to see if there is liquid inside.
  n (2) term for an operation of sorcery
O neinei1 
  or neia
  n fish. rainbow snapper
G neinei 
  sn Gnathodentex aureolineatus
  n rainbow snapper (hh)


B neingoe 
  pron Makin word for Naka in address socs


B néinibæ/neawa 
  n mullet or baneawa pond <fishing>
  a flooded, pond-like


B néintao 
  n the part of the face or cheek by the side of the nose
  bk Phys p.80
O neintao 
  or nei n tao
  n tear duct, hollow where tears flow


B néioa 
  pron Miss or Mrs What's-her-name


B néiran 
  n needle (ENG)
O neiran 
  n needle (ENG)


B néiranráoi 
  va easyy>ily securing the thing desired
  see tekeraoi
O neiranraoi 
  n nei kan raoi. luck, fortune.
  a fortunate, lucky


O neireurekea 
  n nudibranch (fish)


G neireurekia 
  n nudibranch (i)
L neireurekia 
  sn Nudibranchs (gastropod)
  n snail


B néiro 
  n needle (ENG)


O neiroba 
  n poisonous plant


O neiteiku 
  n puffer fishh
G neiteiku 
  sn Canthigaster jactator (ll)
  n pufferfish (sm)


O neitiewaewa 
  or nei n tiewaewa
  n nettle rash


B néitoro 
  n bi-valvular shell fish
  vi procuring neitoro
O neitoro 
  n general name of large clam shells. the largest are called te kima. spotted clam, horse clam.
  v to fish for ...
L neitoro 
  sn Tridacoconuta (round type) (gastropod)
  n snail


O neke 
  n pain of sting, wound, sting, prick.
  red nekeneke.
  vt nekea, nekenekea: to prick, to give needle.
  sup v. wainekeneke: idem
  vt wainekenekea: idem


B nékeneke 
  n the fish
O nekeneke1 
  n a fish (Belonidae)
O nekeneke 
  n a plant (Fleurya ruderalos)
G nekeneke 
  sn Fleurya ruderalis (z)


B nékenekeáki 
  vi to suffer with darting or pricking pains
O nekenekeaki 
  a for winekenekeneaki


B nÉne 
  a firm, immovable, fixed, stiff, steady as the wind
  n firmness, stiffness, fixedness
O nene 
  n persisting force, stability.
  a persisting, stable, firm.
  ex e nene marakina: his pain persists; nenen te ang: persistence of the wind
  vc kanene, kaka-nene: make a persisting effort, exert oneself, strive, persist in
  ex kanene!: keep up the effort!
  n te kanene: endurance, persistence in effort
  vc kan-nenei, kanenei nako: go at it tenaciously, go boldly, persist in the effort
  vt ka-nenea, kakanenea: use all one's strength, make big effort, reinforce, force
  ex kanenea banam: to speak louder


B nénea 
  a greasy, fatty
  n grease, fat
B néneaa 
  vi to blow strong as the wind
O nenea 
  n grease, fat, lard, cream, tallow
  ex e nenea: it is greasy, juicy, appetizing, unctuous.
  vc kanenea: to make greasy, to put grease in.
  n candle: te taura te nenea


B nénebo 
  vi to hold land taken by a relative of a murdered man as a recompense
  n a preparation of babai
  n land taken by a relative of a murdered man as a recompense
O nenebo 
  n a dish prepared from taro, punia, fresh toddy and molasses (to honour a guest).
  n a piece of land given in compensation for murder
  see neboa
  vt neneboa: to honour, to give this land


B nenebóa 
  vt to occasion the taking of land by being murdered


O neneboi 
  from nenera: to seek.
  nv scent, act of smelling, to scent, to smell
  ex nenera te boi, neneri boi: smelling, tracking by following smell, scent.
  vc n. kaneneboi or kaniniboi: give to be smelled.
  vc kaneneboia, kaniniboia: idem.
  ex kaneneboia te maneka: to put on the scent of the tracks


B nénei 
  n the fish
  ex nenei ao tera ngkoe e tang ? (idiomatic)
O nenei 
  idiom meaning much the same as maroaka. so! that's why ...
  n force, insistence.
  ex akea neneim, an uotia nako: since you insist, all right, take it
O nenei1 
  a a migratory fish. rainbow snapper
G nenei 
  pr nenei (k)
  sn Gnathodentex aureolineatus (ll)
  n rainbow snapper (hh)


B nenéia 
  va abounding in neia


B nenéiriko 
  a not well or sufficiently cooked as fish
O neneiriko 
  a not cooked enough, undercooked, hard, tough (fish)


B nénera 
  vt to inquire carefully, to search out
O nenera 
  vt to search, to make an inquiry, to enquire about, to get information about, ... make investigation about ...


B nenéweaba 
  vi frequentative of neweaba


B nenéwenrang 
  a frequentative of newenran


O nenge 
  see renge, rengerenge
O nenge1 
  vt nengenenge, nengenengea: to suck, to lick


B néngenenge 
  vi to engage in sipping karewe with a brushlike stick
  n the sipping of karewe with a brushlike stick
O nengenenge 
  or rengerenge
  n extremity, end, point.
  adv i nengenengen te: at the extreme end of
  ex i tabo rengerengen te taibora: right at the end of the table.
  vt nengenengea: to take the end of, to dip the end, to suck ..., to lick end dipped in sauce


B nengenéngea 
  vt to sip karewe with a brushlike stick


B nénikanáiai 
  n a stove, a fireplace


B neére 
  n a nail (ENG)
  bib Zech 10:4


B nétinim 
  n nethinim (HEB)


L nevekabane 
  sn Alutera scripta (monocanthida)
  n filefish


B néwe 
  n a tongue
  va lodged in the branches, as a stick thrown
  vi to lighten frequently, without thunder
O newe 
  n (1) tongue.
  ex bae-newe: stuttering, stutter, lisp, stammer
  ex bu newe: to put out tongue
  ex ribinewe: quick to learn, learning easily.
  vt newea, newenewea: to lick, to toss off, to lap up.
  n (2) tenon <tendon ?>, angle, something which joins.
  a ae newe ma: joined on to, touching, adhering to ..., fixed to, caught on to ..., hanging from ...
  vc kanewea: make join, fix to, catch on to, hang on ...
  n (3) lightning, flash of lightning.
  idiom e newe itina, e itirua: there is lightning


B néwea 
  vt to lick with the tongue
O newea 
  vt nevenevea: to lick
  ex tabo n nevea: to lick up


B néweæba 
  vi to sight-see, to explore, to see sights with curiosity
  n sight seeing, exploration
O neweaba 
  n voyage, promenade, excursion, exploration, seeing countries, curiosities, sight seeing.
  vt neweaba: to visit, to explore a certain place.
  vc ka-neweaba: to guide sightseers around, to conduct ...
  n te bai n neweabaki: a curiosity to see
  ex te bai ni kaneweabaki: a curiosity to be shown


B néwekabæ/ne 
  n the fish
O newekabane 
  n a smooth fish, (rabatan rianewekabane) reincarnated body of ...
  sn Halichoeres centiquadrus
G newekabane 
  pr newekabane (k)
  sn Halichoeres centriquadrus (y)
  n wrasse (sm)
G newekabane1 
  sn Thalassoma trilobatum (ll,y)
  n wrasse (sm)


B néwenewe 
  n a shell fish
  vi to engage in licking with the tongue
O newenewe 
  n a shell fish, volute
  sn Strombus gibberulus
  n a game of suspension


B newenéwea 
  vt frequentative of newea


B néwenrang/ 
  a slow to learn
  n slowness in learning
O newenrang 
  a slow to learn, ... to express oneself


O newe-uai 
  n cancer of the tongue.
  fig a cheat, liar, hypocrite


B ni 
  n a coconut tree
  pre in, at, to, by, with, of
O ni 
  prep euph. for n. at, in, for, to (used before b, k, m, ng, p, w)
O ni1 
  and nini
  pref showing frequency or intensity: (1) all, altogether, completely, continually, extremely.
  ex nibangabanga, ninibangabanga: having many holes; nimaoraki: sickly, always sick.
  rad from nira.
  ex ni karewe: tie up spathe of coconut for toddy cutting
  ex ni bake: tie in bundles
O ni2 
  n coconut tree
  ex ua ni: fruit of ...
  ex kanni: trunk of ... (as timber)banni: leaf <frond> of ...
  ex ani: fibre from ..., etc.
G ni 
  sn Cocos nucifera L.
  n coconut tree (k,z,sp)


O niai 
  v to roll a string around kabane line near the lead (ai) to strengthen it.
  vt niaia. idem.


O niau 
  n carelessness, nonchalance, idleness.
  a slow, awkward, idle, indolent.
  sup niniau


B níb'a 
  n a post hole
  n a small pit or bed for babai
O niba 
  n a small trench, small hollow in soil, notch, cut, mortise, nick.
  fig source, origin, place of ..., object of ...
  ex te niba n uea: royal origin
  ex te niba n akoi: object of complacency, person very dear
  ex te niba n ..., te niba ni ...: habit of ..., source of ..., hole of ...
  ex te niba ni kewe: personification of lies, out and out liar.
  syn bara ni ..., banga ni ...
  vt niba, nibaniba: to make holes, hollows, trenches, notches, nicks, pits, to scoop or dig, to notch.
  n kanibaniba: small hollow.
  a ka-nibaniba: full of little holes
O niba1 
  vt nibaniba: to dig, to excavate in soil, in timber

niba n akoi

O niba n akoi 
  n a very kind person
  ex niba n akoaki: cherished ...

niba n aoraki

O niba n aoraki 
  na a person very subject to catching every disease

niba n taeka

O niba n taeka 
  n subject of gossip.
  ex ko niba n taeka: you get yourself talked about too much

niba n taekina

O niba n taekina 
  v to take as subject of ...

niba n uea

O niba n uea 
  na see uea: origin of kings, of royal origin

niba ni mata

O niba ni mata 
  n the hollow at the corner of the eye nearest the nose.
  fig a person seen too often, one met often and everywhere (e kabe ni mata).
  vt ka-nibanimata: to accuse of being seen too often

niba ni mate

O niba ni mate 
  a in great peril, danger, risking one's life

niba ni ngare

O niba ni ngare 
  a jovial; nibani ngareakinaki: ... target of mockery

niba ni ngo

O niba ni ngo 
  a niba ni ngongo: argumentative, critical.
  n grumbler

niba ni ngore

O niba ni ngore 
  a weak, puny

niba ni ngure

O niba ni ngure 
  na grumbler, inveterate grumbler, always complaining.
  vc kanibaningurea: to make ...


B nib'aáb'akóuti 
  n a small or young eel
  vi to fish for nibabakouti <fishing>
O nibabakouti 
  red ninibabakouti
  v to fish for small fry, to surround stones, rocks with net to catch fish
  from nira, envelop
O niba'bakouti 
  n a small eel


O nibabati 
  v nibabatia: to pile up in a hole, to crowd into small space ..., to one side. te totoro ni bobotaki.
  syn ribabati


B nib'áeai 
  n a young coconut tree bearing fruit
O nibaeai 
  n a young coconut tree of which wood is still soft. a coconut tree or plant bearing fruit early


B nib'áeneene 
  vi to be provident for the wants of a child
O nibaenene 
  from paene: basket
  n food stored in a basket (esp. for children).
  vt nibaenenea: to make a store


B nib'aenénea 
  vt to treat a child with forethought by providing food for it in a basket to be used when required


B nib'ákab'aka 
  vi to fall again and again as an intoxicated person trying to walk
  n the repeated falling as of an intoxicated person
O nibakabaka 
  n the act of stumbling, ... staggering, ... falling over.
  a unsteady.
  v to stumble, to trip, to falter.
  vc kanibakabaka: to make ...


G nibakaouti 
  n a small eel (ll)


O nibakoakoa 
  from bakoa
  n repugnance to eat shark (or other food).
  v to faint at the sight of blood


O nibanaoraki 
  a sickly, always sick


O nibanga 
  and nibangabanga
  sup superlative of bangabanga
  a perforated full of small holes,
  vc ka-nibanga, ka-nibangbanga : to perforate in many places


B nib'ángab'anga 
  a having net-work
  n net-work


O nibangure 
  or niba ni ngure
  na a person always grumbling, <grumble>
  see ngure


B nib'ánimæta 
  n the side of the nose very near to the inner corner of the eye
  bk Phys p.80
  va much discomforted by the frequent appearing of another


B nib'ánimæte 
  va exposed to danger, as when fishing for sharks
  n exposure to danger, as in fishing for sharks


B nib'áningare 
  a liable to ridicule, open to banter
  n liability to ridicule


B nib'áningárea 
  vt to banter


B nib'áningo 
  va grumblee>ing, ever dissatisfyied
  n grumbling, dissatisfaction, complaint


B nib'áningóa 
  vt to grumble about


B nib'áningúre 
  va ever complaining or grumbling
  n complaint, murmuring. growling


B nib'áningúrea 
  vt to complain about, to grumble about


B nib'áraa 
  a wakeful, restless
  n wakefulness, restlessness
O nibara 
  a uncomfortable, ill at ease.
  n agitated sleep, insomnia.
  vc ka-nibaraea: to cause, to disturb


B nib'árab'ara 
  vi to engage in filling small baskets with fish to be given to one's neighbors
  n the filling of small baskets with fish to be given one's neighbors
B nib'árab'araa 
  vt to provide one's friends with small baskets of fish
O nibarabara 
  a ravelled away, undone, peeled.
  sup superlative of barabara
O nibarabara1 
  vt to put in basket (fish, food) for cooking or storing


O nibaraeakina 
  v to suffer from being uncomfortable, ill at ease.
  n sleeplessness


O nibaraoi 
  and nibararoi
  na ease, comfort, at ease


O Nibarara 
  n Nei Nibarara: blind woman (wife of the moon).
  see Nei Matanoko, Nei Ikuku


B nibárarai: 
  va covetous of, desireous of obtaining
O nibararai 
  v to crave for certain food (as pregnant women).
  see rarai


O nibarubarua 
  nv v.t. sup. of barua; see this word


O nibauea 
  n a nice pit, a large pit dug for plants


O nibawebawe 
  n small fish (bawe)


O nibiongong 
  a drowsy, torpid (S.)
  syn kiriongong (N.)


B níboki 
  n cartridge
O niboki 
  n ancient cartridge


G nibongbong 
  sn Gerres oblongus (y)
G nibongbong1 
  sn Lutianus gibbus
  n juvenile snapper (ll)


B nibóngibong 
  n a fish, the
O nibongibong 
  n (1) a fish (young of ikanibong).
  sn (2) Lutianus gibbus. Gerres oblongur


B nibuníni 
  n small or young buni (fish)
  n a certain mode of incantation
  vi to engage in performing the nibunini
O nibunini 
  n like buni.
  a swollen, distended.
  n swollen abdomen
O nibunini1 
  na (1) poisoning by buni.
  na (2) magic against this poison.
  vt nibuninia: to poison with ...
  vt (3) to ward off or cure with magic
O nibunini2 
  n a fish (young of buni)


B níbuninía 
  vt to perform a certain incantation on one


O nika 
  adv as, like

nika tebetebe

O nika tebetebe 
  n a small prawn (brangon lobster)


O nikabangabanga 
  n a piece of shell shaped and pierced for necklet, a necklet of ...


O nikabibi 
  n a shell


O nikabono 
  n a shell worked for neck ornament


B nikábu 
  n a large miller, the <moth>
O nikabu 
  n (1) pupa of moth, cocoon.
  n (2) a large bud ready to open
O nikabu1 
  n line of dancers around guide
O nikabu2 
  a swathed, bagged, covered with mats, blankets, as cocoon


O nikabubuti 
  n a tree (wood hard and heavy)


O nikaburaerae 
  n a nut of tree brought by current (like chestnut)


O nikaia 
  vt niranikaia: to tie around with string.
  see nira


O nikaika 
  n a kind of drowsiness, lack of energy, indigestion brought on by excess of eating (esp. fish).
  a drowsy, stupid, unable to stand up


O nikamatutu 
  n a plant which closes when touched
  sn Sophora tomentosa)
  or kaimatu
G nikamaatu:tu: 
  sn Sophora tomentosa L. (z)


B nikaámon 
  n name of a fish, the
  vi to engage in fishing for the nikamon
O nikamon 
  n a small fish.
  v nikamon: to fish for ...
  vt nikamonia: idem.
G nikaámon 
  n a species of fish (ll,k)


B nikaámonía 
  vt to fish for nikamon


O nikamonmon 
  v to go, to move away by rolling (child's game)


O nikanebu 
  n a large moth, dragon fly


B nikárababa 
  n a bivalvular shellfish
O nikarababa 
  n a species of shell fish, a certain kind of coral, a seed brought in by sea current


O nikarara 
  abbr of unikarara
  n a game of dexterity consisting of throwing up several balls (or other objects) and catching them, juggling <juggle>
O nikarara1 
  v to juggle with several balls, etc., to move away, to withdraw, to disappear quickly (ex. canoe).
  syn nikamonmon


O nikararaba 
  n knee capp


B nikaaraárai 
  n a certain game (see below)
  vi to play the game of nikararai by tossing up two or three balls in succession, and catching them as they fall back


B nikárarao 
  n a pan leaf hoop, driven by the wind
O nikararao 
  n (1) children's game.
  n (2) ring, hoop, shell fashioned into ring.
  n (3) knee cap.
  syn nikararaba


B nj/kare 
  n nickel (ENG)


B nikaréarea 
  n any especially relishable food
O nikarearea 
  syn nikarewerewe
  n agreeable taste, savoury, favourite dish, delicious drink, preference, special friend, favourite
  ex au nikarearea: my loved one, my delight


O nikarewerewe 
  n a crab
O nikarewerewe1 
  syn nikarearea
  sup superlative of karewerewe
  a delicious (in proper and in fig.), which has or leaves a sweet taste, loved, cherished, preferred
G nikarewerewe 
  n crabs about 6-7 inches across the carapace (i)
L nikarewerewe 
  n crab


O nikarikiriki 
  n a shell fish. big. heart cockle
G nikarikiriki 
  sn Cardium flavum (i)
  n flavum heart cockle (ja)
L nikarikiriki 
  sn Cardium flavum (gastropod)
  n snail


B nikárinei 
  n a bivalvular shellfish
  vi engage in seeking for nikarinei
O nikarinei 
  n a shell fish, big.
  sn Modiola agripeta auriculata


O nikariri 
  n fish (the young ikari)


B nikáririaki 
  n name of a certain game
O nikaririaki 
  n a game.
  v to play this game


B níkaro 
  vi to engage in cooking squid on the coals
  n the cooking of squid on the coals
O nikaro 
  n octopus tied in coconut husk to be roasted without being damaged (e niraki ni karonaki).
  vt nikaroa, ninikaroa: to tie up octopus so ...


B níkaróa 
  vt to cook a squid on the coals


G nikaroutaunene 
  n a species of fish (ll)


B nikatang/ 
  n a fish, the
O nikatang 
  n a very tiny fish. demoiselle fish
G nikatang 
  sn Amphiprion sebae (y,ll)
  n demoiselle fish (sm)
G nikatang1 
  sn Dascyllus aruanus (y)
G nikatang2 
  sn Pomacentrus vaiuli (y)
  n demoiselle fish (sm)
G nikatang3 
  sn Pseudochromis tapeinosoma (y)


B nikatæ/ratæra 
  n a bivalvular shellfish, the
  n glass
O nikataratara 
  n necklace of mother of pearl, a piece of ...


B nikatébetebe 
  n spe of lobster, the cray fish
L nikatebetebe 
  n small "glass" shrimps


O nikatinewa 
  n a shell fish


B nikátona 
  n a bivalvular shellfish, the
O nikatona 
  n an edible shell fish, found almost everywhere.
  n te kenikatona: dig for ..., Tellina shell
G nikátona 
  sn Tellina crassiplicata (k,i)
  n tellina shell (jr)
L nikatona 
  sn Tellina crassiplicata (gastropod)
  n snail


O nikatongitongnatu 
  n (1) dizziness of diver .
  n (2) a deep shell fish


B nikáwai 
  a old, not fresh, not new


B nikáwewe 
  n a sacred or haunted place, not to be approached with safety
O nikawewe 
  n an enclosure of stones around the spot where spirit is venerated, represented by large stone (the nikawewe indicates a sacred place).
  n a certain place of refuge formerly with right of sanctuary.
  n place surrounded by hedge, barrier, fence to indicate it is reserved to whom it concerns (ex. magistrate's bench, rostrum, stone wall around a house, etc.).
  see uma ni borau


O nikebokebo 
  na full, absolutely full.
  vt nikebokeboa: to fill up


B ni:/kero 
  n a negro (ENG)


B nikiaári 
  va itching, as the tongue or the palm of the hand
  n the itching as of the tongue or palm of the hand
O nikiari 
  n a certain kind of tingling pain at end of fingers, toes, tongue.
  v to tingle.
  va kanikiari: to cause


B níkierére 
  a joyous, exultant or boastful sfter a victory in battle
  n exultant joy as after a victory
O nikierere 
  from kire and kirei
  na joy of success, exultation.
  v to rejoice, to exult, to show contentment.
  sup ninikierere
  vc kanikierere: to make ...
  vc kanikiererea: idem.


O nikiniri 
  or riki n iri
  n pandanus grown from fruit and not from branch.
  syn te riki ni beti


B níkira 
  vi to engage in taking food to guests
  n food for guests
O nikira 
  n remainder, rest, left over, remnants, leavings.
  n te nikira: food offered to a guest at home or in maneaba.
  vt nikira, ninikira: to treat as guest, to entertain with food, to give refreshments.
  ex I aki nikiraki: I was not given anything to eat; nikira n rinerin
  a e: the last to be served, the least well received, treated with little honour
O nikira1 
  vt to bring back an article, to take a person back to their home, to put back.
  red ninikira

nikira n roronga

O nikira n roronga 
  n bachelor (rarely used)

nikira n tabwi

O nikira n tabwi 
  n a despised person, rejected, spared among conquered, by ironical comparison, a work one disdains to finish, a thing of which the remains are despised.
  vc kani-kirantabuia: to despise, to disdain, to scorn, to make no account of

nikira ni bobo

O nikira ni bobo 
  n an aborted, escaped abortion (used also as an insult)

nikiran roro

O nikiran roro 
  na girl remaining (nikira) not married after those of her age (roro) are married. old maid, dishonoured girl (different meanings signified by context and way of speaking).
  n kawain nikiranroro: manner of old maid (inconstant, irregular, independent, careless)


B nikiræn/roro 
  n an unmarried woman
  a unmarried as a woman, being without a husband


B níkirantaábwi 
  va regarded of no account as a person


O nikireirei 
  from kirei
  or nikurerei:
  n joy, enjoyment, delection, delight.
  sup superlative of kukurei: very pleasant and enjoyable, delectable.
  ex e nikukurei maiun arokam: your plant is growing in a delightful way.
  vc kanikureirei: to rejoice.
  vc kanikureireia: idem.


B níkitaa 
  vt to carry to


O nikitataro 
  a sup. of tataro


B níko 
  a sufficient, well, well enough, fine, delicate, charming
  n the trigger of a gun
O niko 
  n tumbler, sear of a gun lock. beauty, elegant of form, well done, well built, well assembled, strong and fair of form (ko: tight, well tied).
  fig firm, fit and well, robust, in good form
  ex nikoa wam: make your canoe strong and beautiful
  ex nikotatawa: well made for speed nikotaungaunga: badly balanced


B níkoa 
  vt to make trial of as a canoe
O nikoa 
  vt nikoa, ninikoa: to make niko, to build well, to make strong.
  vc kanikoa: idem.


B nikói: 
  n a young coconut in the second stage
O nikoi 
  n a coconut growing, not yet mature


B nikóniko 
  vi to engage in testing or trying as a canoe
  a admirable for delicacy of finish, nice
  n delicacy, fineness of finish


O nikora 
  and nikorara and nikobuaka
  a badly done, badly fixed, not strong
  ex e nikora te bong: the day is unfavourable


B níkoráoi 
  a quiet because thriveing as an infant


B nikóro 
  n a fish, the
O nikoro 
  n a red fish. snapper
  sn Epinephelus sp.
O nikoro1 
  n <fish> red rock codd (poisonous)
G nikóro 
  sn Epinephelus sp. (ll,k)
  n snapper (sm)
G nikoro 
  sn Scorpaenopsis sp.
  n red rock cod; poisonous (cc)


B nikórokoro 
  n a bivalvular shellfish
O nikorokoro 
  n a shell fish. biv.


B nikorotóunene 
  n a fish, the


O nikotatawa 
  a well built for speed.
  vc kanikotatawea: built for rapidity or to give speed to ...


B nikotætæ/we 
  a quick


B nikotaungáunga 
  va sailing badly as a poorly made makei
O nikotaungaunga 
  a badly built, unbalanced, which goes sideways


B níku 
  a wide as the rim of land in certain places
O niku 
  na width of land, island, wide from east to west.
  adv i nikun ... i nikun te kawa: to the east of the village.
  see mainiku


O nikuakua 
  sup superlative of kua
  a tired


G nikuau 
  sn family Serranidae
  n rock codd (fry) (ll)


B nikuáuau 
  n a fish , the
O nikuauau 
  n a fish, young of kuau, rock cod fry


O nikuma 
  vt nikuma te taeka: to lessen gravity, to cover over


O Nikumaroro 
  n Gardner Island, Phoenix Group


O nikunakuna 
  a covered with bruises, wounds


O Nikunau 
  n island of Gilbert Group (Byron 2-7-1765)


B nikúnikun 
  n name of a bird
O nikunikun 
  n species of small (kun) bird. red necked stint
O nikunikun1 
  from kun
  na blue marks on skin, bruises, bruised.
  vc ka-nikunikuna: to bruise, to make black and blue
G nikúnikun 
  sn Erolia ruficollis ruficollis
  n red necked stint (aa,k)


O nikurababa 
  n name of the first maneaba in Tarawa.
  see rababa


O nikuraroa 
  na wide part of island, land extending far across the island


B nikuréirei 
  vi to rejoice <joy>
  n joy, rejoicing
O nikureirei 
  see nikireirei


B nikutæ/retære 
  a provided with short connections for an outrigger
  a too short, as a person, to reach something high up
O nikutaretare 
  na beams too long in outrigger of canoe.
  vc ka ...area: to put too far distant


O nikutataro 
  na canoe with outrigger beams too short, unbalanced, badly balanced
  fig ashamed, very embarrassed
  see tata:ro


B njm 
  vi to stick, to adhere
  n a sponge
O nim 
  v nim ma to stick to, to adhere, to be attached.
  a sticky, adhesive
  ex e nimtangiriko: he loves you and is attached to you.
  vc ka-nima, kaninima: to stick, to fix, to put together, to juxtapose.
  n te kanim: glue, paste.
  sup nimnim


B nima 
  vt to drink
  a five, always followed by a numeral-suffix as ai, ua, ung, man, nga, kai, kora, or by certain nouns, as bong, ririki
  see a
  a ten, in counting by twos, five twos
O nima 
  a (1) rad. of adj. number five.
  ex nimaua, niman, nimai, nimangaun, etc.
  a (2) five pairs
O nima1 
  vt to drink, to swallow, to absorb.
  red ninima.
  n te ninima: drink, beverage
  ex nimau, niman, etc.


B nimaai 
  a five
  see nima:i


B nimába 
  a five leaves


B nimabúbua 
  a five hundred


B nimábwi 
  a fifty
  see nimangaun


B nimáea 
  a five millionn


O nimaenen 
  a very flexible, pliable in every way


O nimaere 
  n male parrot fish (Scarus sordidus)
G nimaere 
  sn Scarus sordidus (ll)
  n male; parrot fish (ll,sm)


B nim'áerere 
  n a fish line composed of hair and coconut fibre, used in sorcery
O nimaerere 
  n idem.
O nimaerere1 
  n a string or cord of plaited coconut fibre and hair mixed. string of amulet of same.
  a striped, streaked
G nimaerere 
  sn Scarus sordidus
  n male; parrot fish (y)


B nimaái 
  a five, in counting hardware, furniture, chests, barrels, timber, coconut leaf stems, fingers, teeth, large fish as sharks and ikari


B nímakai 
  a five, in counting trees, fish hooks, sections of land


O nimakaka 
  n a shell fish
  sn Thais hippocastranum
  n purple shell
  sn Vasum ceramicum ceram
G nimakaka 
  sn Morula granulata Duclos (i)
  n castor bean shell (ja)
G nimakaka1 
  sn Thais hippocastanum L. (i)
  n purple shelll (ja)
G nimakaka2 
  sn Vasum ceramicum (i)
  n Ceram heavy whelk (ja)
L nimakaka 
  sn Vasum ceramicum (gastropod)
  sn Thais hippocastanum
  sn Morula granulata duclos
  n snail


O nimakare 
  n operculum of nimakaka or nimatanin


O nimako 
  n a fish, young of mako, rock cod
G nimako 
  sn Cephalopholis leopardus (ll,y)
  n rock codd (sm)
L nimako 
  sn Cephalopholis urodelus (serranidae)Epinephalus fasciatus
  n grouper, seabass


B nímakora 
  a five, in counting baskets


O nimakorokoro 
  sup superlative of makoro. cut in pieces (as some islands are)


B nimákuri 
  a five hundred thousand


B nimaámanei 
  a gentle, meek, inoffensive, mild
  n gentleness, meekness, inoffensiveness, mildness
O nimamanei 
  from mannei
  n sweetness, gentleness.
  a meek, peaceable, inoffensive.
  vc ka ...


B nim'ám'ano 
  n a whirlpool, an eddy
  va eddying as a whirlpool
O nimamano 
  from mamano
  n whirlpool, eddy.
  v to turn around, to whirl


B nimaámæte 
  a fatigued, exhausted
  n fatigue, exhaustion
O nimamate 
  freq of mate
  n exhaustion
  a languid, declining.
  v kanimamate: to enfeeble, to become languid, to make decline
  vc kanimamatea: idem


B níman 
  a five, in counting persons and animals


B nimanáinai 
  n the adhereing vessels of the squid
O nimanainai 
  from nim: stick, adhere, and nainai: circle
  n (1) vent holes of octopus.
  n (2) a species of fish


B nim'aánæn 
  a dyspeptic, having heart burn, sick with a fever
  n a form of dyspepsia
  n the fish
O nimanan 
  a feeling faint, languid, indisposed, suffering.
  vc kanimanana: which causes...


B nimaanaána 
  n a fever
  a feverish
O nimanana 
  sup superlative of preceding.. of preceding.
  n a kind of languor, feebleness caused by sickness, by fever


O nimanang 
  n a fish, kind of kuau, rock cod
  sn Epinephelus
G nimanang 
  sn Cephalopholis argus
  n black rock cod (hh,y,ll)
L nimanang 
  sn Cephalopholis argus (serranidae)
  n grouper, seabass


B nim'anæ/nginæ 
  va badly gashed
O nimananginang 
  freq of manangin ... complete dislocation, out of order, pulled to pieces, in pieces, in tatters.
  vt kamananginanga: to dislocate, to put out of order, to break up, to disaggregate


B nimæ/nei 
  a said by some to be the same as iowawa, ugly, bad (not approved by Kaure)


B nimæneúri 
  n the fruit of the uri
O nimaneuri 
  n fruit of uri tree


B nimánga 
  a five thousand, five in counting fathoms


B nimángaun 
  a fifty
  see ngaun


B nimæ/nimæn 
  n a young louse
O nimaniman 
  from man
  n small louse, vermin.
  a full of vermin


O nimaninaba 
  or nimanginaba
  n an eel with ears like mouse


B nimaanj/nginjng 
  n an oil scented with a certain pan leaf
  a very small in appearance, as a bird high in the air
O nimaningining 
  sup superlative of ningining
  n (1) extreme end, extreme point of ..., very small in the distance. (2) a perfumed oil.
  n (3) end of shoots of certain plants


B nimaníni 
  n a small fish,the
O nimanini 
  n shoals of small fish
O nimanini1 
  n (1) a tiny fish, surgeon fish
  sn Acanthuridae fan.
  idiom e nimanini te ang, e kanimanini te ang: the wind rustles.
  a rustling, swarming.
  n (2) fruit of ntanini
G nimaníni 
  sn family Acanthuridae (ll,k)
  n surgeonfish (sm)


B nim'ánom'ano 
  a having many depressions
  n a falling in of the surface, a depression
O nimanomano 
  a full of little dints, small holes, dinted, uneven (surface)


O nimanonganonga 
  a much, many.
  vc ka ...
  sup superlative of preceding word. of preceding word


B nimaanónginong 
  a having fine strands as a coconut fibre fish line, finely twisted
O nimanonginong 
  n very rapid movement.
  v to advance at great speed.
  a extraordinary rapidity


B nimæ/nu 
  n a certain disease of the skin
O nimanu 
  n a skin disease (eruptive fever)


O nimanunu 
  sup superlative of manunu:
  a all wrinkled, creased, crumpled, rumpled.
  vc kanimanunua: to make ...


O nimaomao 
  n toy canoe


O nimaoriori 
  from maoriori
  a extremely flaccid, limp, slack, flabby, spineless, apathetic


O nimarainai 
  n bracelet of green kanawa fibres
O nimarainai1 
  n idem. bracelet of dried kanawa fibres


O nimarakiraki 
  freq of maraki
  n general sick feeling, pains all over body


B nimarángirang 
  a intoxicated with joy
  n inordinate joy
O nimarangirang 
  from rangirang
  n a kind of delirious joy, overexcitement, frenzy, mad with joy.
  vc kanimarangirang: to cause
  vc kanimarangiranga: to make mad with joy


B nimaráwarawa 
  a seasick
  n seasickness
O nimarawarawa 
  from marawa
  n sea sickness.
  v to be seasick.
  red ninimarawarawa.
  vc ka-nimarawarawa: to give ...


B nimæ/rebu 
  a fifty thousand


B nimaaréburebu 
  n the seed of the bingibing
  a very many, as ben
O nimareburebu 
  n (1) fruit or seed of tree called bingibing.
  n (2) multitude, innumerable
G nimaa repwurepwa 
  sn Hernandia sonora L. (z)


O nimariri 
  n small pimples on the skin, ... on bark


O nimatakanin 
  n a shell fish with operculum


B nimæ/tamæta 
  va scarred, pitted
O nimatamata 
  a full of grubs, eaten by caterpillars
O nimatamata1 
  a variegated, flowered, striped, spotted.
  see matamata, kirimatamata
O nimatamata2 
  from m'ata
  n phosphorescence, furrow in sea, trail of slugs


B nimataánin 
  n a shell fish
  vi to seek for nimatanin
O nimatanin 
  n (1) a shell fish (Turbo setosus)
  n (2) nimatanin ae te uea, nimatakanin n atu, or nimatanin n atu: bone at the top of the head
G nimatanin 
  sn Turbo spp. (i)
  n turban shells (ja)
L nimatanin 
  sn Turbo (gastropod)
  n snail


B nímatæno 
  a fifty million


B nimataáreare 
  n a small kite
O nimatareare 
  n a child's toy, kite


O nimatata 
  a a small vessel or binobino used for sorcery.
  syn te ba n akuaku


L nimatawawa 
  sn Physalia (coelenterate)
  n jellyfish


O Nimate 
  n Nei Nimate: a woman of Tarawa.
  n syn: slut, trolop, corrupter of youth


B nimaátenten 
  va abounding in numbers or quantity
O nimatenten 
  a grouped, close together, gathered together (shoals of fish, swarms, distinct objects).
  vc kanimatentena: to group close together


O nimatewetewe 
  v to move, to advance in leaps and bounds (as rapid canoe).
  vc ka-nimatewetewea: to make ...


B nim'atoáua 
  va restless, lying uneasyily
O nimatoaua 
  n enervation, disquietude, insomnia.
  a to be feverish, enervated, worried.
  vc kanimatoaua: to cause ...


B nim'átoi 
  n a species of caterpillar
O nimatoi 
  n large caterpillar found on bushes and plants.
  see Nei mangoia, tenikapu


B nímatoki 
  a five hundred million


O nimatore 
  or imatore
  n tree of myth, legend, by means of which Nei Kiku went up to the moon to see Nei Nibarara


O nimatoro 
  n (1) coral stone grooved like underneath of mushroom.
  n (2) mushroom growth on foot (S.)


B nimatútu 
  vi to nod
  n nodding in drowsiness
O nimatutu 
  n sleepiness, torpor.
  a half sleep, somnolent, drowsy, numb, falling asleep.
  vc kanimatutu: to cause ...
  vc kanimatutua: idem.


B nimáua 
  a five, in counting things in general
O nimaua 
  a num. adj. five (for things).
  ex ka-nimaua: fifth


O nimaukuku 
  sup mauku
  a limp, lame.
  v to limp, to hobble


B nimaunáuna 
  va appearing and again disappearing, as among waves
O nimaunauna 
  sup superlative of mauna
  v to disappear rapidly in the distance (bird, canoe, plane)


B nimáung 
  a five, in counting pandanus fruit


O nimawawa 
  n a species of fish. wrasse
G nimawawa 
  sn Pseudocheilinus hexataenia (ll,y)
  n wrasse (sm)
G nimawawa1 
  sn Scarus globiceps (y)
  n parrotfish (sm)


O nimnai 
  n a small fish, rabbit fish
G nimnai 
  sn Siganus punctata (ll)
  n rabbitfish (sm)
G nimnai1 
  sn Siganus rostrata (ll)
  n rabbitfish (sm)


B njmnáinai 
  n the fish
O nimnainai 
  n (1) Nei Nimnainai: mythical person, personification of attraction.
  n (2) incantation to provoke mutual love
  from nim: adhere
  vc ka-nimnainaia: to make ...
  a muddy
  n sticky, muddy condition of the ground

nimnana ..bw njm

O nimnana 
  n sticky dirt, filth, mire, uncleanliness, dung.
  a sticky and dirty.
  vc kanimnana: to dirty with ...


B njm/njm 
  a sticky, adhesive
O nimnim 
  a sticky, adhesive
  ex ka-nimnim: which makes stick ...
  vc ka-nimnima: to stick


B njmnjm/ta 
  vt frequentative of nimta


B nimóibung 
  n a young coconut (in the second of twelve stages)
O nimoibung 
  n a coconut a little bigger than nimoimoi. (water just beginning to form inside.)


B nimóimoi 
  n a very small young coconut (first stage)
O nimoimoi 
  n a coconut just beginning to take form (about size of an egg).
  n nimoimoi ni bai: bone jutting out at wrist (end of ulna)
  ex nimoimoi ni wae: ankle bone (end of fibula).
  see timoimoi


B nimóimoinibái 
  n the wrist knobs


B nimóimoiniwáe 
  n the ankle knobs


G nimori 
  sn Canthigaster solandri (ll)
  n pufferfish (sm)


B nimórimori 
  a flimsy
O nimorimori 
  or rimorimori
  sup superlative of mori
  a tired out, exhausted, knocked up.
  syn nikuakua


O nimoro 
  n puffer fishh


O nimoti 
  from moti
  or nimoto
  a broken, smashed in many places.
  red nimotimoti


O nimroa 
  red nimroroa:
  vt to cling strongly to, ... all around, to cover with a coat of ...
O nimroa1 
  vt to cling tightly to, to adhere to ..., to hold on to ..., to attach


B njmróna 
  n froth, a variety of seamoss, the
  va foul as the bottom of a ship, covered with sea-moss
O nimrona 
  n marine moss which adheres to sea-going craft, boats, etc.
  a nimrona, ninimrona: covered with ...
  vc kanimrona


O nimroroko 
  v to importunate, to keep coming back in an attempt to gain cause


B njm/ta 
  vt to cling to, to adhere to, to stick to
O nimta 
  from nim
  vt to stick to ..., to hang on to ..., to adhere to ..., to cling to ..., to clasp, to entwine (as octopus, jelly fish, etc.)
  ex e nimtiko te kamaira: you are held, entwined by impurity.
  red ninimta, nimnimta


O nimtangira 
  vt to attach oneself to ..., to love


B njmtæ/wawa 
  n a marine animal , a flag signal of the same
O nimtawawa 
  n a species of jelly fish


O nimunai 
  n surgeon fishh (Teuthis rostratus)
G nimunai 
  sn Teuthis rostratus (y)
  n surgeonfish (sm)


O nin 
  n nin-ni-boua: half of husk of coconut. (N.) ewa n in


B ningaábong 
  n to-morrow
O ningabong 
  adv tomorrow


B níngai 
  adv when? at what time? (preceded by n)
O ningai 
  adv ningai? when?
  ex ningai ra? when?


B ningáira 
  adv when? at what time?


B ningaan/ 
  n day after to-morrow
O ningan 
  adv tomorrow (Makin)
  abbr of ningabong


O ninga'ngata 
  from ningai
  v to delay, to dawdle.
  a delaying, being late, dawdling.
  vc kaningangata: to make ..., to find ..., to accuse of ...


B ningæ/ningan 
  n a babai plant in its very early growth
O ninganingan 
  n young shoot of taro or any bulb


B ningaáro 
  n the early hours of the forenoon
O ningaro 
  n a small fish


O ningining 
  n edge, extreme end.
  see ringiringi


O ningiongio 
  v to move away, to withdraw, to be carried away at great speed.
  see ngio


B níngo 
  va high in air, ascending high in air
O ningo 
  nv ningoningo, ningoningo nako: to move, to fly away, to take flight into the air far away, to disappear, to fade away in the distance.
  vc ka-ningoa: to make ...
  vc kaningoningoa: to make ...


O ningoingo 
  n small fish


B ningóningo 
  n a ringing in the ears
  n a small shell
B ningóningo 
  va ascending high in air, at a great height in air
O ningoningo 
  n (1) an insect which chirps at night, the cry of ...
  n (2) a noise which can only barely be heard
  n (3) a small shell fish, opaline.
  n (4) a sort of humming or incantation to bring on sleep
  ex tiringan ningoningona: suppression of slight noises which might awaken). used for doing evil or robbing at night without hitch or hinderance.
  vc kaningoningoa: to make sleep by humming or incantation
O ningoningo1 
  n mythical person; Nei Ningoningo


B ningórengore 
  a sickly, feeble as a young infant
O ningorengore 
  a puny, small, feeble.
  see ngore


B níni 
  a lasting as a fragrance
  *cn abounding in trees
  n a palm tree, not the coconut tree
O nini 
  n palm trees (other than coconut)
O nini1 
  a abounding in coconut trees
O nini2 
  rad of several derivative words sup. freq.


B nínia 
  vt to enter as a house or room
O ninia 
  a penetrating.
  v to impregnate, to infuse, to insinuate.
  vt ninia: idem.
  fig to make impression, to touch
  ex e niniai am taeka: your words touched me


O niniakai 
  and ninia:uakai: sup. of niniau
  n extreme slowness.
  a very indolent, slow.
  vc kaniniakai: to make ..., to treat as ...


O niniau 
  from au and aua
  and niau
  a slow, dilly dallying, awkward, sleepy.
  vc ka-niniau
  vc ka-niniaua


O ninibabakouti 
  n young of eels


B nínib'aenéne 
  vi frequentative of nib'aenene


B nínib'aenénea 
  vt frequentative of nib'aenenea


O ninibanga 
  freq of banga.
  na domestic, stay at home, hermit, keeps hidden in hole, in shell.
  syn noubanga


B ninib'áningare 
  a frequentative of nib'aningare


B ninib'aníngo 
  va frequentative of nib'aningo


B ninib'áningure 
  a frequentative of nib'aningure


B nínib'áo 
  va curved up. warped, as a coconut husk
  n a dried up curved piece of coconut husk
O ninibao 
  sup superlative of bao
  a twisted, bent, deformed.
  n coconut dry and shrivelled up.
  n husk of coconut shrivelled up


B nínib'áoua 
  va warped, drawn up as a person lying down, repeated curved as a stick
O ninibaoua 
  sup superlative of baoua
  a warped, twisted, crooked, distorted


B ninib'áraa 
  a frequentative of nib'ara


B nínibéte 
  vi to engage in serving a person to an incantation for giving skill in climbing
  n an incantation for skill in climbing
O ninibete 
  sup superlative of bebete
  a very light, agile.
  n good climber, incantation to produce lightness.
  vc ka-ninibete: to make light, agile ...


B ninibétea 
  vt to serve a person to an incantation for giinng skill in climbing


O niniboi 
  v to seek the scent, to scent out, to follow the scent.
  vc ka-niniboia: to look for the traces of ..., to follow the track, to scent


B ninibóngibong 
  va abounding in nibongibong


B nínika 
  n an organ in a male fish
  a having much healthy fat about the ninika
O ninika 
  na a mass of grease found in certain fish (esp. ikanun, tauman, nari, etc.)
O ninika1 
  n kernel, tender and sweet of certain coconuts


O ninikabongira 
  n coconut tree producing nuts resembling bunia


B nínikabóngire 
  n a species of nut


B nínikabu: 
  va abounding in nikabu


B ninikaáinga 
  vi to visit in a threatening manner
  n an angry call at a person's house
O ninikainga 
  n housebreaking, burglary, prying with evil intentions.
  v to ...


B ninikaámon 
  va abounding in nikamon


B ninikárinei 
  va abounding in nikarinei


B nínikaro: 
  vi frequentative of nikaro, to engage in cooking squid on the coals


B nínikatæng/ 
  va abounding in nikatang, a fish


B nínikaatébetebe 
  va abounding in nikatebetebe, a species of lobster


B nínikátona 
  va abounding in nikatona


B nínikiaári 
  va frequentative of nikia:ri


B nínikierére 
  a frequentative of nikierere


B nínikira 
  vt frequentative of nikira, to carry on


B nínikiræn/roro 
  va abounding in unmarried women

niniko raoi

O niniko raoi 
  na good posture, elegant, fit and well, assurance, in good form


B nínikoráoi 
  a habitually quiet because thriving, as an infant


B ninikória 
  a courageous, bold, fearless
O ninikoria 
  a brave, courageous, valiant, dauntless, strong willed. n. bravery, courage, dauntlessness.
  vc ka-ninikoria: to make ..., to treat as ...


B nínikoro 
  va abounding in nikoro
O ninikoro 
  and ninikorokoro:
  a cut up, carved.
  syn mokorokoro


O ninikoroa 
  from koro
  v to pass backwards and forwards very near to opponent before combat, to provoke


B nínikórokoro 
  va abounding in nikorokoro


B nínikorotóunene 
  va abounding in nikorotounene


B nínikotatáwe 
  a frequentative of nikotatawe, quick


B nínikotáungaunga 
  va frequentative of nikotaungaunga, sailing badly


B niníku 
  va ashamed because of lack of sufficient clothing of food
O niniku 
  from niku
  na a person staying away through shame, keeping apart (for ex. poor person, despised person).
  vc kaniniku: to cause shame, timidity, to cause embarrassment.
  vc kaninikua: idem.
O niniku1 
  v to keep apart, ... at a distance.
  a timid, shy (inferiority complex).
  vc kaninikua

niniku n imatang

O niniku n I-Matang 
  na one who keeps away or retires because of wounded pride, or politeness


O ninikuakai 
  sup superlative of niniku
  na one who keeps apart, keeps away, retires because of shame, temper, disdain


O ninikuraroa 
  red ninikuraroa.
  a unsociable, misanthrope, one who keeps right away from society


B nínikuréirei 
  vi frequentative of nikureirei


B nínikuróaroa 
  va living at a distance from a near relative


B nínima 
  vt frequentative of nima
  n a drink
O ninima 
  from nima
  n drink, beverage, potion.
  vt ninima: to drink frequently


B nínim'ai 
  nla small white thin fish
O ninimai 
  n a small fish
  sn Gerres oblongus, gerres argyrus
G ninimai 
  sn Gerres argyrus (ll)
G ninimai1 
  sn Gerres oblongus (ll)


B ninim'áina 
  va abounding in ninimai


O ninimakoro 
  a freq. of makoro very much cut, carved, slashed, full of cuts


B nínimaámanei 
  a frequentative of nimamanei


B nínim'aám'ano 
  va frequentative of nim'am'ano


B nínimaámate 
  a frequentative of nimamate


B ninim'ánan 
  a frequentative of nim'anan


B nínimanána 
  a frequentative of nimanana


B ninimæ/nimæn 
  a frequentative of nimaniman
  young abounding in lice <louse>


B nínimaráwarawa 
  a frequentative of nimarawarawa


B ninim'área 
  vt to accompany a ship as certain fish do
O ninimarea 
  vt to keep at the side of ...
O ninimarea1 
  vt to accompany, to keep close to (as fish following ship). said esp. of boys following girls


O ninimarena 
  n a ligature of the spathe


B nínimataánin 
  va abounding in nimatanin


B nínimæte 
  n rising up to avenge one's death
  va rising up in anger to inflict vengeance for the death of relations
O ninimate 
  nv to set about avenging the death of a relative <avenge>


B nínim'atoáua 
  a frequentative of nim'atoaua


B nínimaunáuna 
  va disappearing and reappearing, as a canoe among the waves


B nínimoti 
  a unevenly made, as a fish line
O ninimoti 
  freq of moti.
  a broken in many places (strings), in tatters


B ninjmróna 
  va frequentative of nimrona


O niningaina 
  or ingi ni ngaina
  n dawn, daybreak.
  vc kaniningaina: to wait till . ..


O niningaun 
  n a coconut tree with big number of fruit


B niníra 
  vt to roll up
  n a loose garment worn over the shoulders, a wrapper
O ninira 
  from nira
  n any kind of covering, wrapping, veil, sheet, shroud, blanket, mat, cloak, etc.
  vt ninira, nira: to wrap up, to drape, to parcel, to pack, to roll around, to tie up with string.
  idiom e ninirai boina: this smell penetrates me, ... troubles me


O niniwana 
  na intelligent, precocious child, learns easily, bright pupil


O nion 
  v to twist, to writhe.
  a twisted.
  n the writhing of a sufferer.
  vc ka-niona ...

nionio nako

O nionio nako 
  see ningo, ningoningo


B níra 
  vt to roll up
  n a small roll of coconut cord for tying the coconut spathe
  ex te nira ni boki : a scroll
O nira 
  n covering, cover, bandage, anything used to tie up.
  vt nira, ninira: to wrap up, to tie up, to tie string around, to bind around.
  fig to give nausea, dizziness

nira n riku

O nira n riku 
  nv a special way to tie spathe

nira n upa

O nira n uba 
  nv a certain way of tying
  also te uba

nira ni bau

O nira ni bau 
  n a certain kind of ligature


O niraki 
  n dizziness, vertigo.
  red niniraki (most used)


B níranúb'a 
  n a small cord wound around a fishhook and the takai as a protection


O niribariba 
  n (Acanthuridae sp.). young surgeon fish
G niribariba 
  sn family Acanthuridae
  n juvenile surgeonfishes (ll)


O niro 
  n black coconut
  or niroro
  and ni uraura


L nivarovaro 
  n large green shrimps


O niwaewae 
  na sup. of tawaewae: distant, very far


G niwarowaro 
  sn Crangon strenuus Dana (i)
L niwarowaro 
  sn Crangon strenuus
  n crustacean


B nna 
  vt to lower
  vt to feed the young as a bird does
B nnaa 
  n a fleet
O nna 
  n a bird. dusky shearwater.
  idiom e tang te nna, e bung te aomata.
  idiom te nna cries, a man is born. For some, the cry of this bird is unlucky
O nna1 
  n a fleet, fleet in line, organized group
  ex te nna nu wa: a fleet of canoes, flotilla, squadron
  ex te nna ni man, te nna n aomata
O nna2 
  vt to let go, to let unwind (line, sinker), to give, or dispense, little by little (food, advice, instructions, rules).
  red nnanna.
  vc ka nna, ka nnanna: to make ...
  vc kannara: to make regurgitate, to make nauseating
G nna 
  sn Puffinus iherminieri dichrous
  n <bird> dusky shearwater, Audobon's shearwater (This is the smallest of the local shearwaters. It is dark sooty brownish black above with white underparts. The under tail-coverts are black and the sides of the breast... The bill is short and black, with the feet flesh or yellowish.) (aa)


O nnamoro 
  n mucus, spittle.
  syn ngawata (Butari)


O nnanna 
  n te nanna. baby talk for food
O nnanna1 
  from nna
  n a way of fishing


B nnawáwaki 
  va suffering from indigestion by overeating
  n the suffering attendant on overeating
O nnawawaki 
  n state of ..., sensation of heaviness in stomach.
  vc ka-nnawawakia: to make sick with indigestion


O nne 
  n place, spot.
  see ne


O nneve 
  n lobster (Palinurus)
L nneve 
  n lobster


B nnéwe 
  n the genus of lobster


G nnonno 
  sn Calappa hepatica L.
L nnonno 
  sn Calappa hepatica
  n crustacean


B nnqn/nqn 
  n a variety of crab, the


B no 
  vt to look on, to witness
  ex e no ruoia
  n the looking on as a spectator
O no 
  v to see, to look at a spectacle, a scene
  ex no tamnei: to go to cinema, to look at pictures.
  red nono.
  n te no, te nono: act of looking, contemplation of spectator, gaping.
  n te tia no, tan no: spectator(s).
  n te kan no: curiosity, desire to see.
  v kan no, ka kanno: to desire to see.
  a kan n no: agreeable, interesting to see
  ex i nono: face to face, to be ...
  vc ka-noa, kakanoa: to give a display, to exhibit, to show

no aro

O no aro 
  v to see the manners or comportment of a person (impede their designs), to learn the hard way, to be ill-treated by parents.
  ex ko na no aro!: i'll teach you how to live, you will see what will happen to you
  ex ka no aro: to let see, to treat harshly.
  vc kanoaroa

no kao

O no kao 
  v (see the roots of ...) to see the underneath, the causes or consequences of an affair

no mata

O no mata 
  ex e no mata n aomata: it is daylight, it is getting light
  ex ti na nako n akawa ngkana e no matanaomata


O noa 
  n te noa: a coconut containing corrupted premature water
  see also nea


O noakina 
  from no
  vt to look, to admire, to enjoy the scene.
  syn matakuakina, miakina


B nóaro 
  va ill-treated, or poorly provided for by a host
  n inhospitality


B noaáu 
  n a pit with no babai in it, a marua
O noau 
  and kanoau
  n muddy place, too swampy for plants


B nobEm/ba 
  n November (ENG)


O noko 
  n midrib of side leaves of coconut palm.
  n te noko maka.
  vn rae noko, tae noko: to clean off noko from sides of leaves.
  note te noko m'aaka is a noko which falls to earth in such a way that it sticks upright in ground, and the belief is that such a noko is magic


O nokoa 
  vt to thread on to a noko or wire


B nókom'aka 
  n a stiff reddish midrib of a coconut leaflet


B nókonoko 
  n a covered basket
  va abounding in noko
O nokonoko 
  n a basket made from noko and part of leaf. a strong basket, usually made of kakoko


B nóku 
  a offended, sullen, sulky, esp in reference to food
  n sullenness, sulkiness, esp in connection with food
O noku 
  n sulkiness, bad humour, resentment.
  a noku, nonoku, nokunoku, kinokunoku: sulky, sullen, peevish, surly.
  na kai noku, kakai nokunoku: susceptibility, inclined to sulkiness.
  na tua nokunoku: hiding one's ill-humour, not showing bad humour


B nókua 
  vt to offend, to make sullen
O nokua 
  vt nokua, nokunokua: to make a face at, to show spite to ..., to scorn.
  vc ka-nokunokua: to make sulky, discontented, vexed, to hurt, to offend.


B nókunoku 
  a frequentative of noku
  n a pile or heap of kamauti (fish)
L nokunoku 
  sn Scaridae
  n dark blue-green large bump-head parrotfish


B nókunókua 
  vt frequentative of nokua


B nomæ/ki 
  n the undertow, as of a retreating wave
  a having an undertow
O nomaki 
  n whirlpool, eddy.
  see nimamano


B nqn 
  n name of a tree
  sn Morinda citrifolia
  a tough
O non 
  n (1) a tree , the fruit of this tree
  sn Morinda citrofolia
  ex ki n non: pipe shank made of ...
  red nonnon:
  na (2) soft and tough, leathery like certain mollusca which bend, twist but do not break
G nqn 
  sn Morinda citrifolia L. (k,z)


O nonga 
  a in large quantity, in abundance, covered with, full of ...
  n te nonga ni bai: many things
  ex te nonga ni kai: there are many trees
  ex e nonga uena: there are many flowers on it


B nóngai 
  n a wart
  a warty, having warts
O nongai 
  n wart
  ex te nongai ni manu: a suppurative wart
O nongai1 
  n shellfish
  sn Isogonus australica


B nóngainimæ/nu 
  n a certain nongai


B nònginqng 
  adv (adverbial intensive) very
O nonginong 
  suf indicating the superlative: very, altogether


O nongoa 
  vt to cork, to stop a hole, a passage, to obstruct.
  freq nongonongoa


B nóngona 
  a a cork, stopper, plug
  vt to cork, to plug
O nongona 
  n a cork, stopper, plug.
  vt nongona: to cork to put a ...
  freq nongonongona
  vi to plug, to caulk
  vi to plug, to calk


B nqn/nqn 
  a tough


B noóno 
  n a perquisite or recompense in the form of a coconut given to the climber for gathering coconuts
B nòno 
  a of firm texture, hard, firm as the ngea
  n breast-work, a fort, a wall
O nono 
  n a pile, mass, wall, tower, fort, trench
  ex te nono ni buaka: fortress, ramparts.
  a piled, massed, in a mass, heaped up, accumulated, strong, solid, firm.
  ex e nono tangirara iroun Jesu: the love of Jesus for us is immense, inexhaustible
O nono1 
  freq of no.
  n a coconut dropped from a bunch as specimen to see if it is at the stage desired


O nonoa 
  vt to build ramparts, to make walls around, to fortify
  ex e nonoaki te kawa: the town is fortified.
  see nonona


B nónoæba 
  a very many
O Nonoaba 
  n Canopus <star> (syn. man)
O nonoaba 
  na an immense heap, a big pile, very much


O nonoka 
  from nono
  nv nonoka rake high tide, tide rising.
  fig going up, getting higher in the mind (poet ex.).
  vc kanonoka: to make ...


O nonon 
  n (1) Ten Nonon: a species of crab
  sn Calappa
  a (2) ae nonon: tough, leathery, soft but elastic, resisting, flabby; nonnon: idem.


O nonona 
  from nono
  vt to pile up, to amass, to heap up, to accumulate


B nónonou 
  vi to fish much with a scoop-net


B nonóra 
  vt frequentative of nora: to see


B nónou 
  vi to fish with a scoop-net
  n fishing with a scoop -net
O nonou 
  n fishing.
  v to fish with large scoop net at ocean side


B nonóua 
  vt to take fish with a scoop-net
O nonoua 
  vt to fortify, to surround by wall


O Nonouti 
  n island in Gilbert group (first south of Equator -- discovered by Bishop, 1799)


B nóra 
  vt to see
O nora 
  from no
  vt to see, to perceive, to understand, to distinguish, to verify; norakin, noran: sight, perception.
  idiom ko na noriko! you'll see!
  a ae aki noraki: unseen, hidden


B noraába 
  vi to see
O noraba 
  n sight, seeing, eyesight
  ex a noraba mataki: the blind see
  vc ka-noraba: to make see clearly


O noti 
  n notes of scale (music)


B nótuaa 
  vt to shove away
B noótua 
  va inhospitablee>y treated
  n inhospitality
O notua 
  vt to reject, to repel, to send packing (in reality and in fig.)


O nou 
  n a blister.
  v to blister
O nou1 
  n a sedentary fish, very ugly and very poisonous
  sn Scorpionide
  fig ugly, unsightly as ..., stone fish.
  n nou n eta: land wound which becomes festered.
  n nou n anti: sore, abcess, without apparent cause
O nou2 
  pref kind of adv. noubaba, noumangan, noumaninga
O nou3 
  see kanou
  a fig. e nou, e kanou: he is embarrassed, ... ashamed.
  syn kui, maneang
G nóu 
  sn Pterois sp. (ll)
  n stingfish (sm)
G nóu1 
  sn Pterois volitans (ll)
  n stingfish (sm)
G nou 
  sn Scorpaena altobrunna (ll)
  n scorpionfish (sm)
G nou1 
  sn Scorpaena asperella (ll)
  n scorpionfish (sm)
G nou2 
  sn Scorpaenodes guamensis (ll)
  n scorpionfish (sm)
G nou3 
  sn Scorpaenodes kellogi (ll)
  n scorpionfish (sm)
G nou4 
  sn Scorpaenodes parvipinnis (ll)
  n scorpionfish (sm)
G nou5 
  sn Scorpaenopsis gibbosus (y)
  n scorpionfish (sm)
G nou6 
  sn Scorpaenopsis gibbosa (ll)
  n scorpionfish (sm)
G nou7 
  sn Synanceja verrucosa (ll)
  n stonefish (sm)
L nou 
  ew nofu
  sn Scoranopsis (scorpaenida)
  n scorpionfish


B nouáia 
  n a species of jelly-fish
O nouaia 
  n species of jelly fish
  sn Physalic galere
  ex taningan te nouaia: head, veil, springing portion of this jelly fish which when touched produces very painful stinging.
  fig injurious name given to person with large ears


G nouatibu 
  sn Synanceja sp. (ll)
  n stonefish (sm)


O noubaibai 
  n Nei Noubaibai, Nei Nimnainai: a scoop net which has had incantation to make fish slow like a sole (fish), baibai


O noubanga 
  see syn. ninibanga


O Novemba 
  n November


O nouere 
  n a certain sorcery


O nouika 
  n scorpion fishh
  sn Scorpaena albobrunnea
G nouika 
  sn Scorpaena albobrunnea (y)
  n scorpionfish (sm)
G nouika1 
  sn Scorpaena sp. (ll)
  n scorpionfish (sm)


O noumamaninga 
  n a sorcery to make forget


O noumangang 
  a idle, soft, no energy and slightly idiot, indolent


O noumaninga 
  n Nei ...: goddess of forgetfulness


O noumaninganinga 
  from maninga
  a very forgetful, absent minded
  n driveller, dotard.
  syn maninganinga n rang, kirimaninganinga


B nóunæn/ti 
  va swelling up as if pierced by nou's fin, but without apparent cause


O nouo 
  n a conical shell fish (several species)
  see binaoro. (Strombus luhuanus.)
G nóuo 
  sn Conus spp.
  n cone shell (i,k)
L nouo 
  sn Conus (gastropod)
  n snail


B nrabónobobo 
  a in restless distress, as when having eaten poisonous fish


O nrabonobono 
  na indigestion or nausea of rabono (eel)


B nráirai 
  a very weary, or exhausted by heat or the want of food, having lassitude
  n exhaustion through heat or want of food
O nrairai 
  from rai
  n exhaustion.
  a exhausted, extenuated.
  vc kanrairaia: to make ...


B nráiraki 
  n a variety of babai
O nrairaki 
  n a species of taro


O nrakerake 
  n surgeon fishh
  sn Scanthuridae fam.
G nrakerake 
  sn family Acanthuridae (ll)
  n surgeonfish (sm)


O nrakuraku 
  n unicorn fishh
  sn Naso brevirostris
G nrakuraku 
  sn Naso brevirostris (ll)
  n unicornfish (sm)


B nraára 
  va flowing, discharging in excess from the uterus
  n an excessive discharge of blood from the uterus
O nrara 
  na haemorrhage (uterus), losing blood (disease)


B nrékereke 
  n a fish, the
  va abounding in nrekereke
O nrekereke 
  n a fish, kind of kuau, coral trout
G nrékereke 
  sn Cephalopholis mineatus
  n coral trout (A pretty fish which may be red, orange, brown, covered all over with small blue dots. it is a popular food fish, but is very rare on some islands. It may be exceedingly poisonous and is also one of the last to
  n become safe to eat. It is still poisonous on some islands.) (hh)


B nrEn/rEn 
  n a goat


B nribæ/riba 
  n a fish, the young riba
  n a pancake
O nribariba 
  n a fish, young of riba


O nrourou 
  n a fish, young of rou


B n/ta 
  n a reddish bivalvular shellfish, often used as a neck ornament
  n a disease of the skin
  a afflicted with the skin disease nta
O nta 
  pref for shell fish, crabs, fish
O nta1 
  n (1) a small red biv. shell used to make amulets and necklets
  n (2) a birthmark


B ntab'aáb'a 
  n a sea slug
  n a padlock
  va abounding in ntababa
O ntababa 
  n crab, padlock
G ntababa 
  n red eyed crab; breadth of carapace 3 inches (i)
L ntababa 
  n red-eyed crab


B ntab'áeko 
  n a fish, the
  va abounding in ntab'aeko
O ntabaeko 
  n a fish
  sn Gobier or Blennies sp.
G ntabaeko 
  n a fish
  sn Gobies or Blennies spp. (ll)


O ntabake 
  n spark, flint, lighter (ENG)


B ntab'aakéwe 
  n a species of crab, the
  va abounding in ntabakewe


L ntabanebane 
  sn Echinoderm
  n all black sea-cucumbers


B ntabæ/nibæn 
  n a gelatinous marine animal, the
  n <jellyfish>
  va abounding in ntabaniban
O ntabaniban 
  n a sea slug sea cucumber>


O ntabarereki 
  sn Charybdis crythrodadyla lamark
G ntabarereki 
  sn Charybdis erythrodactyla Lamark (i)
L ntabarereki 
  sn Charybdis erythrodactyla
  n crustacean


B ntæ/bena 
  a a crab, the
  va abounding in ntabena
O ntabena 
  n a crab.
  n ntabena n Imatang: white crab


O ntabenarere 
  n a crab


O ntabenarerei 
  n a land crustacean with nice carapace


B ntábo 
  n a neck ornament of shell made from the taninanatibu
O ntabo 
  n jewelery ornament fashioned from
  n red shell of koikoinanti.
  syn taningatiku


B ntabokaái 
  n a fish, the
  va abounding in ntabokai
O ntabokai 
  n a stone-eating fish (rock cod)
  sn Serrianidae
  fig very abstemious person.
  ex ko kanna kanan te ntabokai: you eat bricks
O ntabokai1 
  n wrasse. <fish>
O ntabokai2 
  sn Pleisops nigricans
G ntabokaái 
  sn Cephalopholis sonnerati (y)
  n rock codd (sm)
G ntabokaái1 
  sn Halichoeres marginatus (y)
  n wrasse (sm)
G ntabokaái2 
  sn Pleisops nigricans (ll)


B ntabúngabunga 
  n a fish, the
  va abounding in ntabungabunga
O ntabungabunga 
  n small fry of kabubu <fish>


B ntábwnarére 
  n a variety of crab, the
  va abounding in ntabenarere


B ntaeáea 
  n the very young of the ninimai and the ikari
O ntaeaea 
  n fry of fish (pulling bait but not able to swallow it) (young ninimai or ikari)


B ntaái 
  n a fish, the
O ntai 
  n (1) a lagoon fish.
  n (2) a sea slug


B ntákauráura 
  n the blossom of the kanawa
O ntakauraura 
  n red flower of kanawa


O ntakuakua 
  a sup. of kua. very tired, worn out, exhausted


G ntamaiewekia 
  n fish
  sn Gobies or Blennies spp.


B ntangáingai 
  va lying down frequently and constantly from weakness or gluttony
O ntangaingai 
  from tangaina
  na lying down without strength, inert.
  fig flabby, apathetic, indolent


B ntaangaánga 
  a gregarious
  n a gathering or herding together, a company
O ntanganga 
  n state of apathy, without energy.
  v to have no grip.
  vc katanganga: to make ...
O ntanganga1 
  n a swarm.
  v to swarm, movement of crowd, coming and going in band, swarms


B ntaangeénge 
  n a coarse mat
O ntangenge 
  n mat (kie) made of wide strips


B ntangórengore 
  a faint from want of food
O ntangorengore 
  sup superlative of ngore:
  a weak, sickly, puny, languid, stunted, debilitated (pers.)


B ntæningámea 
  n a fish, the
O ntaningamea 
  n a fish with yellow fins (Mugilidae)


B ntæningáninga 
  a languid, without energy, working slowly
  n lack of energy, lassitude, indisposition to move,
  n a fish, the
O ntaninganinga 
  from taninga
  n habit of inertia, of passivity
  a inactive, inert, lymphatic, with no initiative, afraid of effort


B ntaníni 
  n a running vine without leaves
O ntanini 
  n a climbing plant with no leaves, entwining (nini) everything
  sn Lassytha filiformis
G ntanini 
  sn Cassytha filiformis L. (z)


O ntaninin 
  a assembled, coagulated, united, concentrated (as blood in bruise, or crowd assembled in one spot, or things)


B ntanjn/njn 
  a ruffled, gathered


O ntaraia 
  n adze (S.)
  syn te kabao, te tanai


G ntaramakai 
  sn Periopthalmus sp. (ll)
  n mudhopper (sm)


G ntaramauri 
  n fish
  sn Gobies or Blennies spp. (ll)


B ntárem'a 
  n a fish, the
  va abounding in ntarem'a
O ntarema 
  n a small reef fish
  sn Blennidae family)
  n ntaremariaria: larger
  n ntarema: rock hopper
G ntárem'a 
  n fish
  n Gobies or Blennies spp. (ll)
G ntárem'a1 
  sn Istiblennius gibbifrons (y)
  n hopper (sm)
G ntárem'a2 
  sn Istiblennius lineatus (y)
  n hopper (sm)
G ntárem'a3 
  sn Istiblennius paulus (y)
  n hopper (sm)
G ntárem'a4 
  sn Pseudogramma bilinearis (y)
L ntarema 
  sn Brotula (ophidiia)
  n brotula


B ntárem'aríaria 
  n a fish, the
  va abounding in ntarem'ariaria


G ntaremauri 
  sn Cirripectus spp. (y)
  n rockhoppers (sm)


B ntaáribáriba 
  va poisoned by eating certain fish
  n a person who is suffering from poisonous fish
O ntaribariba 
  n stomach trouble, poisoning more or less dangerous. person suffering from ...
  vca ka ntaribariba: which causes.
  see taribariba


O ntarie 
  from rietata
  a wicked, violent, bad natured.
  sup ntarierie: quarrelsome, contrary (vague meaning)


B ntaríerie 
  n a scamp, a rascal, an evil-minded person
  a rascally, scampish


B ntæ/rine 
  n a fish, the
  va abounding in ntarine
G ntæ/rine 
  sn family Serranidae
  n all small red rock cods (ll)


O ntarini 
  n a small reef fish with red flags on dorsal spine
G ntarini 
  n small reef fish with red "flags" on its dorsal spines (ll)


O ntaritari 
  n Promichtys prometheus
G ntaritari 
  sn Promichthys prometheus (ll)


B ntaróurou 
  a liable or disposed to vomit, as a young infant
  n a fish, the
O ntarourou 
  from tarou
  na slight vomiting (of babies), having this vomiting
O ntarourou1 
  n a fish


O ntaurababa 
  n a crab. nta -- red.


B ntaurábaraba 
  n a variety of crab


B ntaawáewae 
  n a small marine animal, the
  va abounding in ntawaewae
O ntawaewae 
  n small sea creature, crawling at low tide like kamakama


B ntibétibe 
  n a fish, the
  va abounding in ntibetibe
O ntibetibe 
  n a fish. moorish idol
G ntibétibe 
  sn Zanclus cornutus (ll)
  n Moorish idol (sm)


G ntibetibei 
  sn Zanclus cornutus (y)
  n Moorish idol (sm)


O ntinebu 
  or intinebu
  see tinebu
  na heaviness (after eating), dropsy.
  vc ka-ntinebu: to make heavy.
  vc ka-ntinebua


O ntoakine 
  n puffer fishh
  sn Canthigarter amboinesis
G ntoakine 
  sn Canthigaster amboinensis (ll)
  n pufferfish (sm)


B ntóbatoba 
  a sick as a woman who has lately given birth
  n sickness sometimes following childbirth
O ntobatoba 
  from toba
  na discomfort happening to nursing mothers (from want of proper food).
  vc ka-ntobatoba: causing ...


B ntòkitqki 
  n a species of porpoise, the
O ntokitoki 
  n species of whales
  see tokitoki: porpoise sp.


B ntókotoko 
  a indisposed to effort from sickness or hunger or weariness
  n indisposition to effort
O ntokotoko 
  a incapable of effort, impotence (fatigue, hunger, illness, old age)


B ntòngitqng 
  a faint from want of food, or in sickness
  n faintness arising from sickness or want of food
O ntongitong 
  from tong
  n kind of dizziness, giddiness, vertigo, swoon.
  a stunned (sickness, hunger, etc.).
  vc ka-ntongitong: causes ...
  vc ka-ntongitonga


B ntórotoro 
  vi to squat frequently when at work, through wearyiness
  n frequent squatting while at work
  n a fish, the
O ntorotoro 
  from toro (person always sitting or stooping)
  n inertia, laziness.
  a inactive, lazy.
  vc ka ...
O ntorotoro1 
  n a fish (defends itself by its immobility)


O ntungaungau 
  a tired, worn out, from excessive perspiration.
  vc in lather of sweat, katungaungau (doubtful)


B nu 
  n a gnu (ENG)
  a shadee>y
  n a shade
O nu 
  n shade, shadow, shadow pictures, outline
  ex nu, num, nuna, etc.: my shadow, your shadow, his shadow
  ex te nu ni kai: shade.
  va nu, nunu, bainunu: shadowed, shady.
  a nubono: cloudy, overcast, dull, covered.
  vt nua, nunua: to shade, nunuan.
  vc ka nua, ka nunua: to put in the shade, to get into the shade, to have put in ...
  see nuna

nu ni kai

O nu ni kai 
  and nu ni ka:i (pl.)
  n shade.
  a shady


B nu-ai 
  a not hungry, satisfied
  n the sensation of having eaten enough
O nuai 
  n satiety.
  a satisfied, had enough.
  sup nunuai: very ...
  vc ka nuaia: to sate, to satisfy.
  vca ka nuai: satisfying, satiating


B núbono 
  n cloudiness, the state of being cloudy
B núbono 
  a cloudy
O nubono 
  na overcast sky, cloudy, dull day.
  red nunubono.
  vc ka-nubonoa ...


B nuúka 
  n the lower waist, the middle
B núka 
  vi to be made ashamed
O nuka 
  n middle, centre.
  a central, midst.
  adv i nuka: in the middle
O nuka1 
  vt nuka: to take as the middle, to put between two, in the middle, to surround.
  ex e nukaki: he was caught, caught red-handed.
  vc ka-nuka: to place between two, in the centre, in the middle
O nuka2 
  n the shame of one caught wrong-doing, infamy, dishonour.
  a ashamed, degraded.
  vc ka-nuka, kakanuka: to dishonour, to cover with shame, to make infamous
  ex ae aki ka-nuka: which does not dishonour


B núkabebéo 
  a put to shame as both thief and his family when detected in theft
O nukabebeo 
  from nuka and bebeo or beo
  sup superlative of nuka
  na shame, infamy, dishonour, die of shame, to want to hide for shame.
  vc kanubebeoa: to confound, to humiliate publicly, to heap shame on


B núkamotu 
  n an uninhabited tract between villages
  va uninhabited as the land between two villages
O nukamotu 
  n uninhabited land between two villages, open country


B nukáneaba 
  n the middle of the island rim from ocean to lagoon shore
O nukaneaba 
  for nukan te aba.
  n middle of island in reference to width


B nukánibong 
  n midnight
  a being midnight
O nukanibong 
  n midnight (middle of the night).
  vc kanukanibonga: to wait till ...


B núkanuka 
  a frequentative of nuka


O nukaraoi 
  n the exact middle


B núku 
  a having long outrigger poles
  a very wide as the land
O nuku 
  a large.
  see niku


B núkuma 
  vt to fold or do up in a bundle
  n a bundle or package
O nukuma 
  see rukuma
  vt to fold, to arrange


B nukunákuna 
  a blemished
  bk Malachi 1:14
O nukunakuna 
  or nikunakuna
  a covered with scars, bruises.
  vc ka ...


O Nukunau 
  or Nikunau:
  n island in south of Gilbert group discovered by Byron


O numa 
  vt to fold (clothes, material, mats, etc.).
  see rukuma


B núna 
  vt to perform an incantation on the head
  vi to engage in performing incantations on the head
  n an incantation performed on the head
O nuna 
  from nu
  vt to make shade over ..., to veil, to blur, to shade, to darken tattoo designs, to make an incision on head to beautify; nunan.
  ex nuna te bana, te taeka: to shade, to vary slightly (the voice, the words)


O nunu 
  v to cover, to shade (incantation)


B núnua 
  n a fish, the
  vi to sail fast
  a frequentative of nuai
O nunua 
  n lizard fishh
O nunua1 
  n barracuda fishh
G núnua 
  sn Saurida gracilis (y)
  n lizardfish (sm)
G nunua 
  sn Sphyraena forsteri (y)
  n barracuda (sm)
G nunua1 
  sn Sphyraena spp. (ll)
  n big sized barracuda (sm)
G nunua2 
  sn family Sphyraenidae
  n barracuda (hh)
L nunua 
  ew ono
  sn Sphyraena barracuda (sphyraenidae)
  n barracuda


B nunúbono 
  a frequentative of nubono


B núonuo 
  n the fish
  sn gen. Canthidermis (rc)
O nuonuo 
  n a fish with poisonous darts on tail (Canthidermis, file fish, trigger fish).
  sn Balistrapus sp.
  fig kun n nuonuo, ae aki muti: one who doesn't care, hard hearted
G núonuo 
  sn Balistapus sp. (ll)
  n triggerfish (sm)
L nuonuo 
  sn Balistoides viridescens (balistidae)
  n triggerfish


B nuóta 
  n a braid of hair
O nuota 
  n cord or girdle made of women's hair (worn by men at ruoia dance).
  vt nuotana: to gird oneself with, to take as one's own


B núraki 
  va poured out
O nuraki 
  va poured out, sprinkled.
  vt nurakina: to pour, to spill.
  see kabaroa ... baro


B núrakina 
  vt to pour out


G nwekabane 
  sn Halichoeres centriquadrus
  n wrasse (ll)
G nwekabane1 
  sn Halichoeres margaritaceus
  n wrasse (ll)


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