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The former editions of this work having passed out of 
print, in compliance with the urgent suggestions of 
several friends and a strong impression on my own 
mind of the necessity for preserving the usefulness of 
the work, I halve now prepared a revised and enlarged 
edition, and have also introduced into it valuable 
additions which will be found of great advantage to 
the student of the Samoan language. 

From a volume of MS. songs, written out by a native 
poet, and lent me by the Rev. G. Brown, I culled 500 
new words. On a visit to Samoa in 1885, 1 ascertained 
the correct meaning of these words from various pun- 
dits, and also collected many other words at the same 
time. Since then I have added to the new collection 
while translating a volume of myths and legends, &c., 
compiled by the late Eev. T. Powell. From Marsden's 
Malay Dictionary I obtained 180 Eastern Polynesian 
roots, which I have inserted in their places. There are 
also many resemblances found in the Malay Grammar 
to the Samoan. (See note appended.) 

In this edition I have enlarged the Grammar, and 


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have added 560 words to the English and Samoan part 
of the Pictionary.* About 1300 new words or new 
meanings have been added, making a total of over 
12,000 words. 

Lastly, I have given a number of Proverbs in use 
among the natives. 


Sydney, N.S.W., 1892. 

♦ The English and Samoan VocabnlaTy has bcsen placed last in the 
Book for the convenience of Samoan students learning English ; and 
the Samoan phonetic spelling of some English words, with the Samoan 
names for parts of speech, have been included for the benefit of natives. 



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For my own amusement in 1875 I wrote out a syntax 
of the Samoan Grammar. I was led to do tim by 
observing, while reading Nordheimer's Hebrew Gram- 
mar, that the Samoan, in many points, resembled the 
Hebrew. Shortly afterwards the Eev. S. J. Whitmee 
asked me to contribute the Samoan part of a compara- 
tive Malayo-Polynesian Dictionary. I at once, with 
ther aid of pundits, commenced revising the first edition 
of my Dictionary, whidi was printed at the Samoan 
Mission Press in 1862. I read through the Hawaii, 
Maori, Tahiti, and Fiji Dictionaries, and from these I 
obtained some words which occur also in the Samoan 
dialect, but which had been overlooked in the first 
edition. I also culled words and examples from 
Samoan genealogical accounts, songs, traditionary tales, 
proverbs, &o. In this way I have been enabled to add 
over four thousand new words or new meanings. 

To the Rev, T. Powell, F.L.S., I am indebted for 
many new words, including names, both native and 
scientific, of plants. 

Mr. Whitmee has filled up, as far as possible, the 
scientific names of the plants and animals. 

Many immodest words excluded from the first 
edition have bew admitted into this. 

** 'Tis needful that the most JmmndflHt word 
Be looked upon and leam*d ; which, onoe ittinHwi, 

Gomes to no farther use 
But to be known and hated." 


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Such is my experience. Having once learnt such a 
word, I know how to avoid stumbling upon it in 
speaking. Those who take the opposite course are 
apt, all unconsciously, to say things which, had they 
known, they would have wished unsaid. 

Some Polynesian tribes have recently changed the 
pronunciation of one or two consonants. The natives 
of Nine (Savage Island) have changed the t into ts, 
Fifteen years ago only a portion of the younger people 
made the t into ts before i ; as lautd for lautL Since 
then the practice has spread amongst the people, and 
the use has been extended by some to the t before any 

In Hawaii they have changed the t into ft, and ng 
into n. Thus tangata has become kanaka, Samoans 
are doing the same thing at the present time, to the 
great injury of the language. 

The examples in the Grammar are taken from the 
Scriptures. I wrote that part on the Island of Tutuila. 
I had not access to any other Samoan writings, and 
the convenience afforded by the use of a Concordance 
was not to be despised. In the Samoan and English 
part of the Dictionary most of the examples are taken 
from old songs and historical myths. The examples 
given with the nouns will show whether they take o 
or a, lona or lana, in governing another noun, or in an 
accompanying pronoun. 

That all Samoan words have been collected it would 
be useless to affirm. I would fain have had several 
years during which to go on collecting, but must needs 
be content to go to press with such as I have, as a new 
edition is called for, the former being out of print. 


Matautu, IsJiAND OF Savai*i : 
June 6, 1876. 


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(!)• On the Malay Language. — The Malay language was innndated 
in the 12th century by the Arabic. Some letters were then intro- 
duced ; and all words beginning with those letters are Arabic. There 
are besides " multitudes of pure Sanscrit words." (Marsden's Malay 

In introducing Arabic the words have been softened in accordance 
with the genius of the Malay. May not the Malayan words also have 
been hardened to bring them into accordance with the genius of the 
Arabic, as iku to ikur; IcmgiU) langit. 

The Malayan abounds in reduplicated words as lakUaki. Bedupli- 
cation is a characteristic feature of the Samoan verb. Nouns have no 
cases. Case is indicated by a preposition, eg. ka langit, to the sky. 
An is suffixed to form the noun as jpilian, choice, from 'pili; compare 
ga in Samoan. Gender is denoted by adding male or female. The 
adjective follows the noun, and is not otherwise distinguished. 
Numerals have many resemblances : lima puluhj five feathers, or fifty. 
In Samoan limajvlu, fifty. 

In the verb, the causative is indicated by men ; as diya men jalat 
All the tenses in Javanese and in Malay are indicated by adverbs ; 
and this is probably the origin of the verbal particles of the Samoan. 

Syntax. — The subject generally follows the verb, and the agent 
precedes; as, A horse eats grass. Sometinaes the subject precedes; 
as. My plantation the elephants have destroyed. So the Samoan. In 
the imperfect the agent mostly follows the verb; thus. Hear thou. 
Numerals precede the noun, as. Six men ; Samoan, E toa ono tagata. 
Sometimes they follow, as, '0 manu e/a, four birds. 

Malay has a language of politeness ; so also the Samoan. 

The Polynesians must have migrated before the Malay became 
corrupted. Their language, probably, is now nearer to the old Malay 
than the language at present in use by the Malays. Samoans have 
lost the h and softened the %, and changed r into I ; but they almost 
alone have retained the 8, and the language of politeness. 

(2). Practical Directions to Europeans who are beginning to 
LEARN Samoan. — Letters : (1) Pronounce vowels as in the Continenlal 
languages, not as in English. (2) Pronounce every vowel distinctly, 
whether short or long. A difference in the quantity or accent of a 
vowel makes a difference in the meaning of the word ; e.g. m&ntt, a 
bird ; manUf to rise above. (3) Of the consonants g is sounded like 


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ng in the English word sing ; l, with aor u before it, and i after it, is 
sounded as a soft r, almost as ad, (4) The ^ break," which stands f<ir 
the dropping out of a consonant, usually k, must be carefully obseryed. 

Accent. — The accent falls on the penultimate syllable. Names of 
places at a distance, of families, and some oti^er words have a long 
vowel at the end. A contracted syllable is always long, as le for le e. 
The voice is raised on the last word of a sentence. 

The Article, — 8e is equal to a or an, Eng. ; but le is often used by 
Samoans where a is used in English ; as, le aUH Pat, Pai is a chief. 

Nouns. — ^Verbs and adjectives, In their simple form, with *o le put 
before them, are used as nouns. When a noun formed from a verb by 
adding a suffix (ya, &c.) is used to express the idea of agency or 
action, it takes the genitive preposition a, not o, after it; as, *0 U 
faiga o le fale, the building of the house ; but *0 U faiga a fate, the 
bmlders of the house. This rule generally regulates also the vowels 
of the possessive pronouns 2ona, lana^ &c., and the dative preposition 




















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V. a. 

verb active. 



V. n. 

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The Samoan alphabet proper oonaiflts of only foarteen letters: — 
o, €, i, o, u ; /, g, I, w, n, p, «, t, v. The word u&u, a shout of triumph, 
has something refy nearly approaching to the aspirate, as i^ uhuhii. 
K is found only in puke I catch you; and its compound, puketdl 
Becently, as in the Sandwich Islands, the t has come to be pronoimoed 
as k in common conversation. In set speeches the proper pronun- 
ciation is still, for the most part, obseryed. 
A is pronounced — 

1st, long, as in father; pa, a wall. 
2nd, rathw short, as in mat ; patUima, to clap hands. 
3rd, very short, nearly like U in smut; as mcUe, dead; mdliu, 
dead ; vave, be quick. 

The difference between long and short a is very observable in a 
great many words, spelt in the same way, but having widely different 
meanings ; as tamd, father ; tdma, cliild ; fd^amoega, a sheath ; fd^- 
amoega^ a war feast ; mdnu, a bird ; mdnt^ to rise above. 

The lesimer must pay special attention to the quantity of a. The 
meaning is often dependent on the quantity ; as, pdpd, a rock ; papa, 
to burst ; pdpd, to miscarry ; titafafine, a sister ; tuafdfine, sisters. 

The third quantity is limited to a very few words. 

E, i, Of u are pronounced as in Continental languages. Each of 
them has both a long and short quantity; as pi^e, deJid ; tiga, pain; 
Utl, girdle of ti ; popd, to pat ; pffpd, dry ; pUpU, ironbound coast 

G (ngd) is always nasal, as ng m sing. 

L (fib) the same as in English, except when preceded by either 
a, 0, or w, and followed by t, when it is pronounced by most natives as 
a soft r, almost approaching to a d sound, for which it is substituted, 
in similar situations, in the pronunciation of New Zealand words ; aa 
Mrikiri, pronounced kidikiai; so in Samoan aliali is pronounced 
ariari ; oiioli is pronounced oriori ; uliuli as wn'ttW. 

8 is not quite so sibilant as in English. It is called sa. The other 
letters,/, w, n, p, f, v, called /a, mo, nw, pi^ ti, vi, are pronounced as in 
English. Id. foreign introduced words k and r are retained, as KerisQ^ 



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karite, barley ; but d becomes f, as TavUa, David ; ph becomes /, as 
Ferukiay Phrygia ; g and c hard become k, as Kerika, Greek ; KananOj 
Canaan ; h is also retained at the beginning of some proper names ; 
as Herotat Herod; z becomes s, Sakaria; to becomes u, UUiamut 
William ; h becomes jp, Petatiia, Bethany. 

In addition to these, there is a sound something between h and %, 
and used in the place of the latter letter, as found in words in kindred 
dialects ; as, u% paper-mulberry, in Nine, vka. This is represented 
by an inverted comma, and is called a ** break." 

Two similar vowels cannot occur together without a break between, 
except in a few cases of compound words; as mcUaaJa, to watch; 
mataalif to fall blighted ; mcUaaJi, a large fire, etc. ; on the contrary, 
{igaaga is written, and pronounced agciga ; so alaala is oldla. When 
two such vowels oome together in forming new words, or in com- 
mencing a word with the vowel which terminates the preceding word, 
and wil^h which it stands in close connection, they are pronounced by 
a single impulse of the voice, as one long vowel ; as mata alofa (maJtd" 
lofa% benevolent-Lx>king ; alofa atu, to love, pronounced akfdtu. 

A few cases occur of the coalescence of different vowels ; as ma ona^ , 
for him, pronounced mona; ave atu, to take, contracted to avatu; 
toiinay drawn, contracted from toeotna. 

Every letter is distinctl;^ sounded, so that there are no improper 
diphthongs. The proper diphthongs are au, as in aau, to come; at, as 
in /at, to do; a6, as in mae^ to be stale ; ei, as in lelei, good ; on, as in 
outouy you ; ue, as in aue, alas ! ^ 

No two consonants can come together without a vowel between. 
All syllables are open, %,€., must end in a vowel. 

Many natives are exceedingly careless and incorrect in the pro- 
nunciation of consonants, ana even exchange or transpose them 
without confusion, and almost unnoticed by their hearers ; as manti, 
for ndmu, a scent ; lagoria for kigonaf to understand ; lava^au for vala^atty 
to call ; but they are vnnj padiciilar about (he pronunciation o/ihevovoeU, 

In some foreign namciS h is changed into 8 ; as Sapai for Hapai, 


Every syllable must end in a vowel. No ^syllable can consist of 
more than three letters, one consonant and two vowels, the two vowels 
making a diphthong; as /at, mat, tau. Roots are sometimes mono- 
syllabic, but mostly dissyllabic. Polysyllabic words are nearly all 
derived or compound words ; as nofogatd from nofo and gatd, difficult 
of access ; ta^igdafi, from ta% to attend to the fire, and afi^ fire, the 


The general rule is that the accent is on the penoltima, but to this 
there are exceptions. Many words ending in a long vowel take the 
accent on the ultima ; as ma^eHega, sealous ; *ondy to be intoxicated ; 
faigatcU difficult Verbs formed from nouns ending in a, and meaning to 
abound in, have properly two a\ as |>ttaa (ptia'aa), pondy tomato, but 


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fire written with one. In speaking of a place at some distance, the 
accent is placed on the last syllable; as *0 lo*o i Safotu^ he is at 
Safotu. The same thing is done in referring to a family ; as «i Muli- 
agdy the family of Muliaga. 2^o most words ending in ga^ not a sign 
of a nonn, as Ugay puapuaguy polnga, fantaga, ugd. So also all words 
ending in a dipnthon^, as mamau, mafai^ aoai.\ 

In speaking the voice is raised, aud the emphasis falls on the last 
word in each sentence. 

When a word receive an addition by meaos of an affixed particle, 
the accent is shifted forward; as al^Ufa, love; alofdga, loving, or 
showing love; alo/ag(a, beloved. Reduplicated words have two 
accents ; as pdlapdUi^ mud ; s^gis^yi^ twilight. Compound words may 
have even thi'ee or four, according to the number of words and affixes 
of which the compound word is composed ; as tofdtwmodnaina, to be 

The articles U and se are nnaccented. When used to form a 
pronoun or participle, U and ae are contractions for 2e e, «6 e, and so are 
accented ; as ^Oli ana le mea, the owner, lit the (person) whose (is) 
tiie thing, instead of Ze e ana le mea. The sign of the nominative 
'o, the prepositions o, a, t, e, and the euphonic particles i and te, are 
unaccented ; as *0 t mauay ma te o atu ia te oe^ we two will go to yon. 
Ind, the sign of the imperative, is accented on the ultima ; fna, the 
sign of the subjunctive, on the pennltima. The preposition id is 
accented on the ultima, the pronoun ia on the penuUima. 

1. The Abticlb. 

The article le is both definite and indefinite ; at least it is constantly 
nsed by the natives, where the English would require the indefinite 
article ; def., *5 le Atua, God ; indef., *o le oliH Fai^ such an one is « 
chief. On looking into such cases, it will be found that there is 
something definite, from a native stiindpoint, which makes him use le 
rather than se, as TJa tu mat le va% a canoe appears. 

Se is always indefinite ; ta mat se la^au, cut me a stick. 

The article is omitted before plural nouns, thus, *0 U tagata^ the 
man ; ^0 tagatay men. 

2. The Noun. 

Names of natural objects, as men, trees, animals, are mostly priml^ 
tive nouns, as *0 le la, the sun ; *o le tagata, the man ; *o le talo, tare ; 
*o le i*a, the fish; also manufactured articles, as mdtau, an axe, va*ay 
canoe, tao, spear, f ah, house, etc. 

Some nouns are derived from verbs by the addition of either go, 
eaga, toga, ntaga, or ^aga : as tuli, to drive ; tuUga, a diiving ; Ivlu'u, 
to fill the hand ; lu^utaga, a handful ; anu, to spit ; anusaga, spittle ; 
tanu, to bury ; tanumaga, the part buried. These verbal nouns have 
an active participial meaniug ; as '0 Ze faiga o lefale, the building of 
the house. Often thej refer to the persons acting, in which case &ey 

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govern the next noun in the genitive with a ; *0 lefaiga afdU, con- 
tracted into *o le faigdfal&, those who build the house, the builders. 
In some cases verbal nouns refer to either persons or things done by 
them : '0 le faiga a talo, the getting of taro, or the party getting the 
taro, or the taro itself which has been got. The context in such cases 
decides the meaning. Sometimes place is indicated by the termina- 
tion ; as to/a, to sleep ; tofdga, a sleeping-place, a bed. *0 le ta*elega 
is either the bathing-place or the party of bathers. The first would 
take after it to govern the next noun, *0 le ta^eUga o le nu*u, the 
bathing-place of the village ; the latter would be followed by a, 'O le 
ta*elega a teine. 

Sometimes such nouns have a passive meaning, as being acted upon; 
*0 le taomaga a lau, the thatch that has been pressed; 'o lefaupu^ega 
a ma^a, the heap of stones, that is, the stones which have been heaped 
up. Those nouns which take *aga are rare, except on Tutuila; 
gata^dga, the end; *amata^agay me beginning; ola^aga, lifetime; 
misa^aga, quarrelling. Sometimes the addition of qa makes the signi- 
fication intensive ; as tea, and timu, rain ; uagay and timuga, continued 

The simple form of the verb is sometimes used as a noun ; tntalo, to 
pray ; *o le tatcUo, a prayer ; poto, to be wise ; 'o le poto, wisdom. 

The reciprocal form of the verb is often used as a noun ; as *0 le 
feahfani, *o femimiga, quarrellings (from misd), fe^umaiga ; e.g.j E 
Idei le feahfani, mutual love is good. 

A few diminutives are made by reduplication, as Paapa^ small 
crabs ; pulepule, small shells ; liilii, ripples. 

Adjectives are made into abstract nouns by adding an article or 
pronoun ; as lelei, good ; ^o'le lelei, goodness ; silisili, excellent ; *o 
hna lea silisilif that is his excellence. 

Many verbs may become participle-nouns by adding ga; as sau, 
come, eaitga, *0 lorm luai sauga, his first coming; mau to manga, *0 le 
vnauga muamua, the first dw^ing. 

Gender is sometimes expressed by distinct names : — 
'0 le aliH, a chief. -0 le tamaitaH, a lady. 

*0 le tane, a man. *0 lefafine, a woman. 

*0 le tama, a boy. '0 le teine, a girl. 

*'0 le toa, a cock. *Q le matud moa, a hen. 

*0 le po^a, a male animal. *0 le manufafine, a female animal. 

When no distinct name exists, the gender of animals is known by 
adding jjo*a and fafine respectively. The gender of some few plants 
is distinguished by tane and fajine, *o le esi tane ; *o le esifafine. No 
other names of objects have any mark of gender. 

The singular number is known by the article with the noun ; as *o 
le tama, a boy. 

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und adding e lua for things, e toalua, two, for persons ; as ^ofale e lua, 
two houses ; 'o le nu*u e tocUuOy two persons. 

The plural is known — 1. By the omission of the article ; *o *uZm, 
breadfruits. 2. By particles denoting multitude, as 'au, voo, tnoti, and 
motUf and such plural is emphatic ; *o le *au t*a, a shoal of fishes ; *o le 
eao tagatoy a forest of men, t.e., a great company ; *o le mou mea^ a 
great number of things ; 'o le motu o tcLgcUa, a crowd of people. These 
particles cannot be used indiscriminately ; motu could not be used 
with fish, nor ^au with men. 3. By lengthening, or more correctly 
doubling, a yowel in the word ; tuafafine^ instead of tua/afine^ sisters of 
a brother. This method is rare. 


This is indicated by particles and prepositions. 

The Nominative case is shown by the particle *o; as *0 lefcUe tou 
te tdu atu a», the house which ye shall enter. It is used before proper 
names ; as *0 Tahiti. It is omitted when the nom. follows the verb ; 
Ua cdu le va*a, the canoe is gone. But, in the verbal form, ona 
followed by ai Zeo, the noun and pronoun may either take the 'o or 
omit it; as Ona alu ai lea *o le tamaloa; Ona fai atu lea lo latou 


This is indicated by the prepositions a or o (soft). As to which of 
these should be used, as well as the pronouns lati, lau, lona, lana, lo 
and la matott, etc., it is difficult for a foreigner to know. There is no 
general rule which wiU apply to every case. The governing noun 
decides which should be used ; thus *0 le poto ^o le tufugay the wisdom 
of the builder ; *Ole amio a le tama, the conduct of the boy ; upu o 
Fagonoy words of Fagono (a kind of narrative and song); but upu a 
tagaia, words of men. 

The following hints may serve in some measure to guide as to 
which some claSses of nouns govern :^- 

I. O is used with — 

1. Nouns denoting parts of the body ; fofoga o le ali% eyes of the 
chief. So of ^bands, legs, hair, etc. ; except the beard, which takes a, 
lana *ava ; but a chiefs is lona soesd. 

2. The mind and its affections ; 'o le to'asd o le ali% the wrath of 
the chief. So of the will, desire, love, fear, etcj; *0 le mana*o o le nu'w, 
the desire of the land ; '0 le mata^u o le tama, the fear of the boy. 

3. Houses, and all their parts ; canoes, land, country, trees, planta- 
tions ; thus, pou o lefale, posts of the house ; hnafanua, lona nu^Uy etc. 

4. People, relations, slaves; *o ona tagata, his people; *o lefaletua o 
le ali*iy the chiefs wife. So also of a son, daughter, father, etc. 

Exceptions, — Taney husband; avd, wife (of a common man), and 
children, which take a ; lana avd ma anafanau, 

5. Garments, etc., if for use ; ona *ofu. Except when spoken of as 
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n. ^ is used with — 

1. Words denoting oonduot, custom, etc. ; amio, masani, tu, 

2. Language, words, speeches; gagana, upu, fetalaiga, afioga ; *0 
le upu a le lama, 

3. Property of every kind. Except garments, etc., for use. 

4. Servauts, animals, men killed and carried o£f in war; lana 

5. Food of every kind. 

6. Weapons and implements, as clubs, knives, swords, bows, cups, 
tattooing instruments, etc. 

Except spears, axes, and *o8o (the stick used for planting taro), 
which take o. 

7. Work ; as lana qcduega. 
Except /ait;a, which takes o. 

Somej words take either a or o ; as manalu, tcufi, *0 se tali a 
MatautUy an answer given by Matautu; 'o se tali 'o Matautu, an 
answer given to M.* 

IrregtUariiies in the use of the preposition : — 

(1). Nouns denoting the vessel and its contents do not take the pre- 
position between them : *o le 'ato talo^ a basket of taro ; 'o lefale otoa^ 
a house of property, or store-house. 

(2). Nouns denoting the material of which a thing is made : *Ole 
tupe aurOf a coin of gold ; 'o le va^a if if a canoe of teak. 

(3). Nouns indicating members of the body are rather compounded 
with other nouns instead of being followed by a genitive : *0 le mata* 
ivi, an eye of bone ; ^oleisu va% a nose of a canoe ; *o le gutu $u/mu, a 
mouth of the sumu ; *o le loio alofa, a heart of love. 

(4.) Many ofcher noans are compounded in the same way: ^0 le 
apaau tane^ the male wing ; *o le pito pou, the end of the post. 

(5). The country or town of a person omits the preposition : *0 le 
tagata Samoa, a man of Samoa ; 'o le Tui'Manu% the king of Manuka. 

(6). Nouns ending in a, lengthen (or double) that letter before other 
nouns in the possessive form : ^Ole tud susu ; *o le magd aZo, or fimga a 
aloy a branch road. 

(7). The sign of the possessive is not used between a town and its 
proper name, but the nominative sign is repeated ; thus putting the 
two in apposition : *0 le *a^ai *o Matahtu. 


Mo and ma governing this case, usually signify /or; as au mai lea 
ma a*t/, give that for, or to, me. Ma also means, on account o^ 
because ; sau if ale ma tela, come in, because of the sun. The same 
rules govern the use of mo and ma^ as o and a in the genitive : *0 le 8ui 
mo oiUou^ a substitute for you. 

* In his *' Short Synopsis of Hawaiian Grammar/' Professor Alexander gives the 
following mle for the ose of these prepositions : ** O implies a passiYe or intransitive 
relation ; a, an active and transitive one. A can be need only hefrare a word denoting 
a living person or agent, and implies that the thing possessed is his to make or act 
upon, or is subject to his will ; while o implies that it is his merely to possess or use^ 
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The aoonsatiye or objeotiye case follows the yerb withont any sign : 
8eu lou va*af tnm or steer your canoe. 

This case is goyemed also by the preposition i in, into, to ; io, to 
peiBons ; and with pronouns. It mostly follows actiye yerbs : 8eu lou 
va*a i le mea nei, steer your canoe to this place. It is also used in 
sentences which require the addition of the yerb to he, or to hdve^ in 
translating them ; Hta iate iale mea, the property is to him; that is, 
he has it. 


This is indicated by e. Sometimes it retains the article ; le aliH e ; 
but most commonly it is omitted. 


The ablatiye is goyemed by mai, wii^ ai, from ; ^ into ; e^ from, 
mostly with persons. 

Proper names are declined as the plural form of the common noun. 
That is to say, they omit the article ; thus, '0 Toga ; *o le Toga^ would 
mean a Tonga man. The accusatiye takes ia instead of i*. 

DecHeMion of a Common Noun. 

Singular. PluraL 

N. «0 fo aZt% the chief. *0 aK*i, or aZt% the chiefs. 

G. o or a 26 ali% of the chief o or a aU% of the chiefe. 
D. moor male aliH, for the chief, mo or tna ali^i, for the chiefii. 

A. i le cUiH, to the chief. i aZiH, to the chiefe. 

V. le (diH e, O chief. aUH e, chiefe. 

Ab. 6 U cUiHj by the chief. e aU% by the chiefs. 

i* le aM% in the chief. i aU% in the chiefis. 

mai le ali% from the chief. mai al%% from the ohie&. 

ExamipUs :*Ole dUH ua maliu mai, or, Ua maUu mai le ali% The chief 
has come. Ua fax U faXe o le aXi% The house of the chief is made. Ua 
maumau mea a le dUH, The property of the chief is wasted. Tu*u ia 
mo le cdH, Leaye it for the chief. Ave mo le aiiH, Giye it for the chief. 
Ala iaile ali% Go to the chief. 

Voc. — Le cUiH e,wi e afio mai, Chief, you haye come. 

Ab. — Ua *auina a*H e le ali% I am sent by the chief. 

Declension of a Proper Name of a Person. 

N. '0 Malietoa, Malietoa. A. ia Malietoa, to Malietoa. 

G. o or a Malietoa^ of Malietoa. Y. Malietoa e, O Malietoa. 

D. mo or ma Malietoa, for Ab. e or mai Malietoa, by or from 
Malietoa. Malietoa. 

The proper names of places are declined in the same way as the 
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3. ABJBonyEs. 

Some adjectives are primitiye, as umi, long; poto, wise. S(Hne 
formed from nouns by the addition of a, like y in English ; as word, 
wordy ; thus, *eZe'e?e, dirt ; 'eZc'eZea, dirty ; pcdapala, mud ; palapaldy 
muddy. Others are formed by doubling the noun ; a^i pona, a knot ; 
ponapona, knotty; fatut a stone ; fatufatua, stony. Others are formed 
by prefixing /a*a to the noun ; as *o le tu fa^asaima^ a Samoan custom. 
Like ly in English, the fa^a often expresses similitude; *o le amio 
fa'aptia% swinish conduct. In one or two cases a is prefixed; as 
apulupulu, sticky, from puluy resin ; avanoa^ open ; from va and noa. 

Verbs are also used as adjectives : 'o le cdafaigatd, a difficult road; 
'o le vai tafe, a riyer, flowing water ; *o le la^au ola, a live tree ; also 
the passive : *o le aliH mata^utia. 

ma is the prefix of condition, eae, to tear ; masde, torn ; as, '0 ^ i^e 
masae, torn cloth ; Ooto, to sink ; magoto, sunk ; 'o le va^a magotOf a 
sunken canoe. 

A kind of compound adjective is formed by the. union of a noun with 
an adjective ; as 'o Ze tagata lima malosiy a strong man, lit. the strong- 
handed man ; 'o le tagata loto vaivai, a weak-spirited man. 

Noims denoting the materials out of which things are made are 
used as adjectives : 'o U mama auto,, a gold ring ; *o U faU ma% a 
stone house. Or they may be reckoned as nouns in the genitive. (See 

Adjectives expressive of colours are mostly reduplicated words ; as 
stnasi'na, white ; vliuli, black ; samasaTna, yellow ; .^ena^ena^ brown ; 
mUmii, red, etc. ; but when they follow a noun they are usually found 
in their simple form ; aa^o le *ie Hna, white cloth ; *o le ptm^a tdi, a 
black pig. The. plural is sometimes distinguished by doubling the 
first syllable ; as sirm, white ; plural, sisina ; tele, great ; pi. tetele. In 
compound words the first syllable of the root is doubled ; as maudluga, 
lugh ; pi. maualvliLga. Occasionally the reciprocal form is used as a 
plural ; as lele, fiying ; *o Tnanu felM, flying creatures, birds. 

Comparison is generally effected by using two adjectives, both in 
the positive state ; thus e leUi lenei, *a e leaga lend, this is good — ^but 
that is bad, not in itself, but in comparison with tbe other ; e umi lenei, 
a epuupuu Una, this is long, that is short. 

The superlative is formed by the addition of an adverb, such afi 
mattid, tasi, aili, silisili^ese a*ia% na*ud ; as ^ua lelei tasi, it alone is 
good — that is, nothing equals it. ^Ua maiud silisili ona 2eZei,it is very 
exceedingly good ; *i«a tde na^ud, it is very great. Silisili ese, highest, 
ese, differing from all others. 

Natid has often the meaning of ^* too much '' ; ua tele naudy it is 
greater than is required. 

The cardinals are :— 

E tasi, one. E lima, five. 

E lua, two. E ono, six. 

E tolu, three. Efitu, seven. 

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E iva, nine. EfitugaftUu, seventy. 

E sefulu, ten. E valugafulUf eighty. 

Esefvlu ma le tasi, eleven. E ivagafulu, ninety. 

E sefvlu ma le lua^ twelve. E selau, one hundred. 

E luafidu, or e lua sefuluy E lua lau^ two hundred. 

twenty. E tolugalau, three hundred. 

E tolugafulti, thirty. E afe, one thousand. 

Efdgafuluy forty. E lua a/e, two thousand. 

E limagafulu, fifty. • E toluga^fe, three thousand. 

EonogafulUf sixty. E mano^ ten thousand. 

E mano is the utmost limit. The natives do not say, e lua mano^ 
but all beyond mano is manomanoy ilu ; that is, innumerable. 

Hazlewood, in his Fijian Grammar, regards the particle 6 as a kind 
of article. It would seem rather to be the verbal particle, because the 
numerals take ua and sa, instead of e; as, ua valu^ there are eight. 
When joined to noims of time e is omitted before the numeral : ''E po 
fitu, seven nights, but, Efttu o matou po, our nights are seven. 

*' Numerals in the Melanesian languages are used as nouns, adjectives, 
and verbs.'* (Oodrington, p. 237.) E sefulu, it is tenned ; here it is 
a verb. 


*0 le muamua, or *o le uLua% first. 

*0 le lua, second. 

*0 le tolu, third, etc. 

Months are counted diflferently after the second— 

* le toluga Tnasina, the third month. 

le fdga masiTM, the fourth month, etc., up to the ninth, after 
which the ordinary counting is followed. 

The numeral adverbs, once, twice, etc., are expressed by atu ; as O 
le atu tasi, once ; 'O le atu lua, twice, etc. 

Another method is by prefixing /a'a ; as Ua 'ou eau fd*alua, I have 
oome twice. 

Distributives are formed by prefixing taH; as taHtasi, one by one, 
one at a time; ta^Uima, five each, or by fives. To^a is added in 
ooimting persons ; as ta^ito^alua, two at a time, or in pairs, 
t •Thicfaiesses of things doubled, or folds, are expressed by prefixing 
to the cardinal number sdviiui; as sdutualua, doubled; sdutv^atdUf 
threefold, etc. 

Very many things are counted each in its own peculiar way. A 
knowledge of tius is absolutely necessary, as* being always .used by 
the natives, and also to prevent mistakes ; thus, to say, 'o i^a e ly^dau^ 
instead of meaning two hundred, would mean only two. 

The following are the principal forms : — 

Men are counted by prefixing to^a: e to^atasi, one; e to'atinoa" 
gafvlu, ten. 

Yoimg pigs and cocoa-nuts by affixing oa, or in couples ; as e lua- 
oa, four; e /dgaoa, eight. The odd one being expressed separately; 
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Goooa-nnts by the aoore; thus, e ieaea, twenty; e]luaea, forty; e 
totugcLeOi sixty. 

Fowls, breadfrnit, and some shell-fish; e tcui, one (as often with 
other things) ; e luafua^ two ; e tolugafua^ three ; e ftuigafuluy ten ; e 
fualtia, twenty'; e fwudau, one hjm&ed. 

Crayfish ; when ten, e tu^eagafulu ; tu^elua^ twenty. 

Fish ; 6 lualauy two ; e tdugcUau, three ; e lauagafuluy ten ; e lauluat 
twenty ; e latudau, one hundred ; e laulualau, two nundred ; e latm/e, 
one thousand* 

Bonito (not called i'a by Samoans, except on Tutuila); *o atu e 
luatino, two bonitoe ; e tinoaga/ulUf ten. 

Taro. 6 luamata^ two ; e matagafutu^ ten ; e maialua, twenty, etc. 

Yams ; units as coooa-nuts, tens as bananas : *0 ufi a *atf2tta, twenty 
yams, lit. twenty stems. 

Bananas ; le *au/a% one bunch (or stem) ; e lua'au, two bunches ; 
e 'cMogaftdu, ten; e'atUua, twenty. 

Blasi, in round cakes or balls (jpato€); e potoiagaftdu, ten; in flat 
cakes, afictga/ulu, ten. 

Native-made dishes (cooked in leaves); e fa'a^ofuagaftilu, ten; 
^offdua, twenty. 

4. Pbonouns. 

These are declined by means of the same particles and prepositions 
as the noun, except the accusative, which takes the preposition used 
with proper names, and in addition an euphonic particle te,ea late a% 
ia te *ottZiia. That it is merely euphonic seems proved by its absence 
in kindred dialects ; 0.a., Tahitian and Niuean. The first and third 
persons, dual and plural, in every case take i before the pronoun ; as 
'o i maua. 

The dual is formed firom lua, usually by eliminating the Z, and 
prefixing to, ma, ^ou, la; as tdua, mduay ^ouZua, Idua, 

The plural is formed firom tou, a contraction of tolu, which appears 
in Nine and Tongan, mautdlu. To this is prefixed the particles, to, 
ma, *ou, la; M tatou, matoUy ^oittou, Idtou. The same rules which 
regulate the o and a before the genitive of the noun regulate also 
their use with the pronoun. 

The inclusive form of the pronoun is used when two or more persons 
speak of themselves inclusively ; as Tdtou te o, let us go. The ex- 
elusive form is used by two or more persons speaking of themselves to 
a third party not included : Ua mdtou o max ia te *oe, we are come 
to you. 

The sign of the nominative, 'o, is subject to the same rales as in 
the nouna— except the third person. For euphony the *o is sometime^ 
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FersoTud Pronouns, 


(InoludiDg persons addressed.) 
N. *0 i tdua, we two. 
G. and a i tduay of ns two. 
D. mo and ma i tdwiy for us two. 
A, iatei idua, or ia H' tdua, for 

us two. 
Ab. e i tdua, by us two. 

, Singular, 
N. *0 a*«, *ott, (tf, I. 
G. and a a'lt, of me. 
D. 7»o o*t*(7»o'tt), ma a'u (ma*tt), 

for me. 
A. ia te a^u, or ia te ita^ ne, in me. 
Ab. 6 a'u, by me. 

From me requires two pre- 
positions, mai ia te a'u. 

^0 i mdua, we two (excludiog the person addressed) is declined in the 
same way as tdua. 

N. ^0 i tdtou, we (including person or persons addressed). 
G. o i tatoUf or a i tatou, of us. 
D. mo i tatoUi or ma i tatou, for us. 
A. ia te i tatou, or ia i ta^ou, to us. 
Ab. e i tatouy by us.* 

*0 i mdtou, we (excluding person or persons addressed), 
is declined the same as tatou. 


N, *0 *oe, thou. 
G. and a *oe, of you. 
D. mo and ma *oe (contracted to 

mdu) and mou), for you. 
A. iate*oe, you. 
Ab. e *oe, by you. 


N. *0 ^ovluay you two. 
G. and a *oulua>, of you two. 
D. tno and ma ^oulua,, for yoU 

A. ia te ^otduay you two. 
Ab. e ^^ouZuo, by yon two. 

N. ra to/la a'ti, I am appointed. 

N. absolute : *0 a*u net, *ou te alu, As for me, I will go. 

G. *0 lefaie *o a*u lenei. This is my lionse ; more usual, lo^fale, 

*0 It mea a a'u lena. That is mine ; more usual, la^ nua. 
D. 2\i*u mai le va*a mo*tt, Leave the caooe for me. 

Au mai lea nUSHc, Give me that thing. ' "> 

A. Uafai mai oiaiati au. He told me. 

N. O Ze A nonofo i Uhta, We two (including the party addressed) will remain. 
*0 % mSua nei, olea nonofo i mAua, We two (ezcludiug the party addressed) 
will remain. 
G. *0 U faU o i tdua lenei^ This is the honse of ns two. The possessive pronoun 

is usually used, *0 lo tafale. 
D. Au mai Is ofu Una mo i mdua. Give that garment for ns two (excluding tb« 
person addressed). 
Ia *ai le i*a nei ma i t&ucky Let us two eat this fish for us. 
A. Uu fetalai le alii ia i m^uo, The chief spoke to us iwo (excluding the party 
Ua agdleUi oiaiatei tduOt He was kind to ns two (inclusive). 
Ab. Ua uma ona faia le fale e i mdua. The house is finished building 1^ as 
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N. *0 ^outouy you. 

G. and a ^outou, of you. 

D» mo and ma ^oiUou, for you* 

A. ta te ^outou, you. 

Ab. 6 outou, by you. 


N. *0 to,* he or she. 
Q. oia and a ia, of him or her. 
D. mo and ma ta, mo ana (mdna)y 

and ma ana Qmdna}f for 

him, etc. 
A. ia te ia, him or her. 
Ab. e ta, by him. 

N. '0 and a i Idua^ they tWo. 
G. *o and a t ^t^, of them. 
D. mo and ma 1 2aua, for thenL 
A. ta ^ t Idua, them. 
Ab. 6 t Zat«a, by them. 

*0 1* laUm^ they, declined as 'o i laua. 

The personal pronouns are used of rational beings, animals, and 
trees. They are not used of inanimate objects. Not Ou te fa^atau ia 
i latouy of articles of trade, but Ou tefaaiau ia meat I wiU buy these 


It is probable that these are formed from the personal pronoun by 
prefixing the articles Ze, 86, and then eliding the e ; as le a'u, la*u, ee 
a*u, sa^u. The latter is an indefinite form. 

In the distributive pronouns, taHtasi is more restricted in meaning 
than Ihe English *' each." Thus, ta taHtasi ma sau would mean, let 
each one come separately. 

O^u and d% my. 
*0u and du» thy. 
Ona and aTia, his. 
and a mdua, our; (and so on 

throughout the dual and 


Lo'u and la^u, lota and laia^ my. 
Lou and Idu^ h 'oe and la *«6, thy. 
Xrona, lana, his. 
Lo and la mdua, our two. 
Lo and la tdua, our two (inclusive). 
Lo and la oulv^, your two, 
Lo and la Idna^ their two. 
Lo and la maloUf our (exclusive). 
Lo and la tatou, our (inclusive). 
Lo and la outouy your. 
Lo and Za latouy meir.f 

* JVa is also usadt but only in the nominative; as iVa na fai mai, he said, instead 
of JVaio. 
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Ta^ttasif each.* TaHtasi uma, every. 
86 before a personal pronoun ; as — 
So Tndua, one of us two. 80 ^otUua, one of yon two, etc. f 


*0 leTieit this ; sinei, a diminutive. X 
*0 lea, *o lendf *o leldf that. 

la and net, these. 
Na, those ; (Za). 

Sea, 8isi, 9iaM, mum, diminutives. 


Nisi (ni isi), isi, some, others. 
Ni, some, any. Nai, some (a few). 

To avoid an indecent word it is better to omit the *o before these. 
Where it must have % as at the beginning of a sentence, then use isi : 
♦0 isi, 

Se tasi, le tost, one, another, the other. 
Le isi, the other. Se isi, another. 
Au mai ni niu, Bring me some nuts. 
Au mai se tasi, Bring me also another. 


Personal pronouns are also used as relatives : Oiaiei latou tupuga, 
whose are the ancestors ; lit. there is to them ancestors. 

Singular. Plural. 

*0 le, who, that *0 e, who, thai 

Ai is also constantly used in a relative sentence; as Ona tacmi^ 
lea, oil ai, Tiien he was crushed, by which he died. It is used ioi 
him, le aupito ane i ai, He that wm next to him. Her : Oe mai ai 
le tasi Tui^ Another Tui answered her. Them : SeH lua silitonua mai 
ai, Ask of them. Where : Se mea e sao/aH ai, A place toJiere to sit. 
There : Ua i ai le aitu. The god was there. 


Here also as in the personal pronoun the 'o of the nominative is 
omitted, except in the third peisonal pronoun following the interroga- 
tion : ai i latou ? Who are they ? Oaioiaf Who is he? 

* Ta'itasi ma aVu i Zona ctiga^ Let each go to his family, 
f 8au ia so mdua txuao. One of yon two come to-morrow. 
X *0 sS tama itiiti Hwi, This little ctiild. 


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In asking the name of a peri^on, o ai, and not o U a, is used : O cd 
lona igoa i Who is his name ? (For Eug. : What is his name ?) 

*0 at is declined in the same way as the personal pronoun. The 
singular and the plural are the same. 

*0 aii who? eingular and plural. 
*Oleai what.? (singular). 'Oai (plural). 
Sedi what ? (indefinite). M a ? (plural). 
Lefeaf sefeaf which? 

Such of these as are declinable, are declined as the personal pronoun ; 
*o at, who ; o and a at, whose ; mo and ma at, etc. The others take t 
with the accusative ; t lona, his ; t lenei, this. 

5. Vbbbs. 

Most of the verbs are primitive or underived words; as <«, to 
stand ; tio/o, to sit. Compound verbs are readily formed by prefixing 
fa^a or /tt*afe ; as fa^aleaXofa, to love but little, lit, like not loving. 
Others are formed by prefixing mata ; as maiaita, angry -looking. So 
also with loto ; as *ua totdleaga, he is evil di8i)osed. And so with many 
other words. Many nouns may be turned into verbs by adding the 
verbal particles: as loto, tlte heart; ua loto, he desires; ita, anger; 
t<a ita o ia, he is angry ; pva^a. pig ; fa^apua% swinish. 

Some few verbs are foriDed from prepositions ; as lumana% from 
lama; tv4ina% to have passed Tiehiml, from iua, behind; lugaluga% 
from luga. 

The reduplication of the first syllable, as with ihe adjective, makes 
the i)lural. Tlie reduplication of both syllables gives a diminutive or 
frequentative force to the verb : — 

Freq. and Dim. 

In words of three syllables, when the last, or two last, ax« 
doubled, the first vowel is usually lengthened; as mjaruitu^ to 
think; m^naiwfuUu; manu% mdnunu*a; manifi, mdnifinifi; savali, 

An examination of the roost common verbs in the Samoan shows 
that the plural is formed in nine different ways, as under : — 

71 reduplicate the first syllable. 

61 are the same in both singular and plural numbers. 

33 take the prefix /e and a sufi^ which ends in i. 


Folo, to swallow. 


Galu, to be rough (sea). 


Paii, to clap hands. 


Veto, to dart. 


Nofo, to sit. 


•.Kwio, to wink. 


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22 reduplicate the second syllable. 

16 reduplicate the third or fourth syllable. 

11 drop a syllable. 

9 make tlie vowel in the first syllable long. 

3 reduplicate two syllables, or the entire word. 

6 are of irregular formation. 

Some examples of the first class, which 
which reduplicate the first syllable — ^liave 

The following verbs form the plural by 
syllable ;— 

dtUaH, to be heaped up. 
^dumoe, to ^o courting, 
o/t, to do up in a bundle. 
afiOf to come, to go, etc. 
alaga, to call, shout. 
alqfa, to love. 

aluga, to rest the head on a pillow, 
fdtai, to sit cross-legged. 
fdnati, to bring forth. 
/etuta% to join by a knot. 
galue, to work. 
gdpe, to be >>rokcn. 
ma*onay to be satisfied (with food). 
ma/ai, to be able. 
malemo, to be drowned. 
maliu, to die. 
mata^u, to fear. 
saloHay to be starved. 
ta'ehi to bathe. 
ta^otOy to lie down. 
tafao, to walk about. 
to*ato, to sport. 

is most common — viz., those 

been given. 

a reduplication of the second 

fetututa^i, __ 

The following form the plural by a reduplication of the third (two 
the fourth) syllable. It will be noticed that these are all compound 
words, and that the reduplication is on the second word in the 
compound; hence it is thrown on to the third or even the fourth 
syllable : — 

anapogi, to fast. 

fa^alanu, to wash off salt water, 
fa^amomo, to break in pieces. 
fa^ata^alOy to make to sport. 
fa^ata^oto, to lay down, 
Ja^atafa, to step aside. 
fa^atd, to set up. 
fa'-aiusay to compare. 
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lemafai, to be uDable. 
muliluay to commit adultery. 
taumafa, to eat. 
ta^afili, to wallow. 
ta^alisef to be quick. 
ta^atiay to be prostrate. 
ta^avale, to roll. 


Tbe following form the plural by a leduplioatioii of two syUableB, 
or the entire word ; — 

una, to pinch. 
fiti, to fillip. 

matavalBf to look cowardly. 
fdnau, to bring forth. 



There are seyeral monosyllabic verbs which make the plural by 
reduplication, such as /a, to doctor ; pi. /of 6 ; pa, to explode ; pi. papa ; 
tu, to stand ; pi. tutu. 

In forming the plural the following verbs drop a syllable. But it 
will be seen that the singular form is reduplicated : — 

Singular, Plural, 

fa^aitiiti, to make smaller. fa^aiti, 

fa^ahaloa, to stretch out. ^ fa^aloloa. 

fa^amalimali, to speak with familiarity, fa^amamali, 

fa^anevaneva, to walk about idle. fa^aneneva, 

\ fa^ataavalevale, to roll round. ^ fa^atcuivavaJe, 

lagilagiy to warm. Udagi. 

li^oli% to surround. lili*a. 

matamata, to look at. mamata, 

pilipUi, to be near, to approach. pimli, 

tatala, to untie. tatd. 

mulumulu, to rub mumulfL 

These verbs form the plural by lengthening the vowel in the first 
syllable, but without otherwise altering the word : — 

faitau, to read. 
faitala, to give news 
va^ai, to look at. 
valu>, to scratch. 
palutu, to beat. 
eaHli, to seek. 
eavali, to walk. 
tauivi, to wrestle. 
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Some Terbe form the plural by taking the prefix /a, and tunially by 
taking a suffix, which is either i,fi^ m, 6i^fa% ma% na% va% or torn. 
In one case a is inserted between the usual prefix and the root (sogt, 
feasogi), in some the reduplication of the singular form is dropped, 
and in one n is ioserted in the root (tulei,fettdeni). 

*aa, to kick. 
*aau, to swim. 
*a'e, to ascend. 
aofa% to collect together. 
alcLf to scratch. 
dhy to paddle. 
*ato, to laugh. 
inu, to drink. 
ita, to be angry. 
ot, to groan. 
«, to bite. 
utti, to fill. 
filo, to mix. 
gagana, to speak. 
lata, to be near. 
lele, to fiy. 
mea, to do. 
mili, to rub. 
misay to quarrel. 
momo% to run. 
pupvla, to shine. 
«ogfe, to salute. 
8usuy to suck (the breast). 
tagiy to cry. 
fa^o, to ta]ke hold of. 
totoo, to press, 
to/tt, to dive. 
togiy to throw. 
<o«o, to drag. 
totoy to bleed. 
<oto2o, to crawl. 
tvlei, to push. 
paohsauni, to connect by 


felataH and lalaia. 
femili and mimUi, 

femo^ei and taufetulu 

fetoio, toso, and totoso. 
marriage. pa^lofesauniaH. 

Taufai prefixed to some verbs makes the plural intensive, as, 
Taufaioso, to continue jumping ; Taufaipepese, to continue singing. 


aaUf to come. 
alu, to go. 
momo% to run. 


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SimgtUar. Plural. 

IMPOO, to tie. wxUi, 

pU^fLio drop down. pSkm, 

fatfaliXo abuse. /afdi, 


The Terb itself imdeigoeB no change to denote the person. The 
present tense either takes the pronoun first with the euphonic particle 
to* between it and the Terb, or else the verbal particle e precedes^ and 
the proDOon follows the verb. 


(and also used as a future). 
Singular. Dual, 

1. •OttfejpMZe.IruIa - — - 

2. Epule 'oe, then rulest. 

3. EpuU 'o iOf he rules.. 

1. Ma te pule, or | 

e pule i mduGj me two rale. 
j& pule i tdua, I 


1. Matou tepuU, or e pule i matou, \ , 
Jmou tepule, or epuU i tatou, j^® ^^®' 

2. Tou te pule, ot e pule ^outou, you nde. 

9. Lalou^ tepuU, or e pule % Idtou, they rule. 

*Ua, though generally past, also sometimes designates the present ; 
thus, *ua maH *o id, he is sick. 

E sometimes denotes what now is» and always was so : e nHsili le 
Atua, GM is very great. 


1. JVd *Ott alofa, I loved. 

2. Na *6 alofa, thou lovedst. 
S. Na ia alofa, he loved. 

etc. etc. etc. 

8a differs bat little from na; 8a*ou nofo, I sat or was sitting. 


1. *Ua Vm aoo, I have escaped. 

2. *Ua *e 800, thou hast escaped. 
8. ^Ua sao ia, he has escaped. 
Also ^Ua ia 8ao, and ^Ua na sao. 

etc. etc. etc 

The PLtJPBRFEOT is expressed by the imperfect, or by adding *uma : 
*UA ^uma ana ta^eU ina Hta o mai i latou, they had batiied when they 


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l« *Ole a a*« afu, or a a*u aZu, I am about to go. 

2. *Olei ^4 aln, or ole a alu 'oe, thou art about to go. 

3. *Olei<du*o »a, be is about to go. 

etc. etc. etc 

1. Md teo,Gredi\ 

mducky (we two will 

Tate o, 01 e oil go. 
tdua.^ ] 

etc. etc. 


Singular, Dual. 

1. <0a te alu, or tdte dlu, I shall 


2. E alu *oe, or *e te alu, thou 

sbalt go. 

3. E alu 'o ia, or ia te alu, or na 

te alu, he shall go. 


1. 8e^i *ou sa^Ui, let me seek. 

2. Ina *e saHli, or saHli, or mHH ia oe, seek thou. 
Ia *e saHli, do thou seek. 

3. Ia sa^Ui *o ia, let him seek. 

In poetry •* is used sometimes for ia : 8au if ale i ta ga^use. Come 
iuto the house that we may die together. — Fagono. 


E saHli, to seek. 

An inflnitlYe appears as a noun : Ou te musu i galue, I am unwilling 
to work. 


The subjunctive is expressed by the particles ina ia, ina im, ma ua^ 
before the verb ; thus — 


1. Ina ia o^u alu, that I should go. 

2. Ina ia e alu, that you may go. 

3. Ina ia alu o ia, that he should go. 

etc. etc. 
Ex. E lelei ina ia o*u alu. It is good that I should go. 


1. Ina ua o'u alu, or ona ua o^u alu, that I went. 

2. Ina ua e alu, that he went. 

3. Ina ua alu o ia, that he weni 

etc. etc. 

Ex. E lelei ina ua e alu. It is good that you went. 

*0 lo*o saHli^ seeking. 
*0 ^*o*tta «a*tKa, being sought* 
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Ona ifl used before verbs to form a participle : E tuai <ma sau. His 
coming is delayed. 


The passive is formed by suffixing to the root one of the following 
particles : ina, ia, a, fia, gta, lia, mia, sia^ tia. Euphony regulates 
the choice of the particle in each particular word. If the word will 
admit of it, it is shortened ; thus, muinat to be burnt ; tuluia, from 
tutulu, to be leaked upon ; ea^ilia, to be sought ; inofia^ from inoino, to 
be demanded of ; alofagic^ to be beloved ; toii2ia, to be fought ; si^omia, 
to be surrounded ; Hnosia, from HnoHno, to be hated ; jp^utia, from 
pupulu, to be mediated with. 

The formation of the passive, like the formation of the plural, is 
very complicated. No rule can be given to guide the learner. 
Euphony alone seems to regulate the choice of the particle in each 
word. And euphony may be one thing to a native, and another thing 
to a European learning the language. In order to help learners, I give 
below lists of many of the moat common verbs, except those which 
form the passive in irui, which are the most numerous. In the diction- 
ary, where the passive form of a verb is not given, it may, as a rule, 
be taken for granted that it is in ina. The gpreater part of the verbs 
which take the causative prefix (see next section) also form the passive 
in ina. In the following lists those forms which are most largely used 
come first. 

I. Verbs which form the Passtvb in a. 

leU, to fly, lelea. 

lemafaiy to be unable, lemafaia. 

liaH, to pull up, lia^ia and liaHina. 

manatUt to think, manatua. 

manino, to be clear, mdninoa, 

moBf to sleep, moea. 

muimui, to grumble, muia and 

numif to be involved, numia. 
paH to touch, paHa. 
palu, to mix, palua. 
pipisif to be infected, pisia. 

^aamij to fetch, *amia. 

a% to ascend, a*-ed. 

uu, to cany away, 5t*a. 

o/e, to call at, afea. 

ave, to take, avea. 

^oomiy to squeeze, ^omia. 

^oosi, to scratch, ^osia. 

osii to make, osia. 

fa^a^i, to shoWf fa^axdia. 

fai, to do, faia. 

fdifai, to abuse, /aia. 

fao, to rob, faoa. 

fafao, to pack in basket, /ooa and ^M*e, to seize, pu^ea. 

fafagth to waken, /agftfa. 
fdnau, to bring forth, /auaMa. 
/cwi, to beat, /a««a. 
fati, to break, fatia. 
file, to beat, fuea. 
fusi, to tie, fu»ia. 
full, to pluck feathers, /tt^ta. 
gaui, to break, gauia. 

^ali^ to gnaw, galia. 

kigVagiy to warm, la^ia. 


saHli, to seek, saHlia. 

solo, to repeat over and over, saloa. 

sapaeapai, to take in the arms, 

sasa^j to tear, saea. 
eegi, to snatch, segia. 
aili, to question, sUia. 
$oli, to trample on, scHia. 
808olOf to creep, eoloa. 
8U% to search, su^ea. 
sufif to choose, sufia. 


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ta*e2e, to batiie, tardea. 

too, to bake, taoa and taoina, 

ta*u, to tell, ta^tta and ta*uin(U 

tatisif to take care of^ tausia, 

tafef to flow, tafea. 

tali, to receive, talia, 

teu, to adorn, teua. 

tinei, to extinguish, tineia, 

togi, to throw, tegia. 

toto, to bleed, totoa. 
tuH, to thump, tu*ia. 
tuu, to place, tuua and ^uutna. 
tiUi, to drive away, ^uZio. 
va^aiy to see, va^aicu 
vdgavdgai, to snrround, vagaia, 
valu, to scrape, voZua. 
vavoe, to divide^ vaea. 

n. Tebbs which fobm the Passive ik f ta. 

»nt, to pinch, initia, 

0% to arrive at, o^otia. 

u, to bite, utia. 

fonoy to hold a council, fonotia. 

lamalamaf to watch for, lamatia, 

maia% to fear, maia^tUia, 

no, to conceal, natia. 

nau, to desire, nauticu 

nonoa, to tie, noatia. 

pa% to fall, pa*utia, 
puptdu, to intercede for, ptUutia. 
pupuni, to shut, jwrnita. 
saisaiy to bind, saisaitia. 
sati, to bedew, sautia. 
81% to lift, iiHtia. 
sola, to escape, solaticu 
«Ma, to grub up, auatia. 
taumafa, to eat, taumafaUa. 


a*a, to kick, a'aafa, 
e2o, to stink, elosia. 
MnoHno, to hate, Hnosia. 
and, to be drunk, onasia, 
fa*afo% to bring back, fa^afo'isia. 
fauy to tie together, faima. 
folo, to swallow, /oio«ia. 
fidi, to capsize, /wZma. 

yau, to break, gausia. 
la% to step over, la*a8ia, 
mtlOi to twist, mUosia, 
motUy to break, mo^U8ta. 
tagi, to cry, ta/gisia. 
tatalo, to pray, taXosia. 
tofu, to have a portion, iofusia. 
veU), to dart, vdosia. 

IV. Verbs which form the Passive ik gia. 

alofa, to love, alo/agia. 
'ata, to laugh, *atagia. 
tto, to be angry, itagia. 
*dle, to deceive, ^olegia, 
^ote, to scold, *ofegfia. 
ula, to joke, t«Zagfta. 
uZi, to steer, tUiaia, 
malulUf to cool, mcHugiay 


no, to borrow, nogia. 
pala, to rot, palagia, 
pepelo, to lie, pelogia, 
po, to be benighted, pogia. 
popole, to be anxious, polegia. 
pvsa, to send up smoke, pusa^ia. 
savilif to blow (wind), mviligia. 
tautala, to talk, tautalagia. 

V. Verbs which form the Passive in ia. 

(ua, to be lacking, asaia, 
U8U, to go to a fono, usuia. 
fa^agala, to desire earnestly, 

fo, to doctor, foia^ ~' 
ganagana, to converse, ganaia. 
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midumtduy to rub, mtHuia, tetegay to be dim, »egaia. 

nOfoy to sit, nofoia. BtainOy to dfop, Hnaia. 

nutif to crash, nuHia, MiZti, to light, ttduicL 

j90, to slap, poia, $u8tdu, to shine, suluia. 

sasay to beat, soUl vavao, to forbid, vaoia. 


aloj to paddle, aXofia. mo, to escape, saofia, 

inoinoy to demana, inofia, stsiloj to look, sUafia. 

080, to jump, o9ofia. ta>efi, to bold, taqm* 

via, to smoke, uLafia. tagOf to take hold of, tagofia, 

una, to pinch, wno/ia. tihtUo, to spy, et?o/Ja. 

t(/u, to draw water, utufia, totolo, to creep, tdofia. 
loloy to overflow, lofia. 

yil. Ykibs which FOBM THE Passiyx qt mia. 

inu, to drink, inumia. fa^cmno, to point out, /a*a«»nom»a. 

'utt, to giasp, *umia. logo, to lean against, lagomia, 

fa^alanu, to wash off salt water, m'o, to surround, si^omia. 

fa^cUanumia. tanu, to bury, tanumia. 

Yin. Yebxs which form the Passiye dt Zux. 

au, to reach to, atiZia. tau, to fight, tonZ/a. 

mdtau, to consider, mM<wlia. tautau, to hang up, tautotiZia. 

^uTia, to spring up, punalia tau, to buy or sell, tavlia, 

As far as I can remember, only those verbs which end in tau form 
the passive in Oct, But all verbs thus ending do not thus form the 
passive: faatau, to buy or sell, is faatauina; faitau, to read, is 
faitauLia, but more oommonly faitauiiM. 


8a8a% to capsize, sa^ena. t€te*e, to reject, Ae*e«a. 

8u% to lift up, iu^ena, tu% to leave, tu*una» 

The following verb lengthens the last vowel to form the passive : — 
tatala, to untie, tola. 

These two combine the directive particles mat and atu, and add the 
passive form a/— 

Aumai (au and mat), to bring, aumaia. Avatu (ave 4itv\ to take, 

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Presmt Tense 
(abo used as fatnre). 


1. E dhfagia a*«, I am belored. 

2. E dlefcLgia *oe^ thon art beloved. 
8. E alofagia V> to, he is Moved. 


etc etc. 

Intransitiye as weU as transitive verbs take a passive; as *ua nqfoia 
le fale, tiie honse is inhabited. 

The Caueative^ like Hiphil in Hebrew. 

This is formed by prefixing /a*a to the root ; as tupu, to ^w ; 
fa*(Uupu, totsause to grow. 1. Fa% like /a, also denotes a diminished 
degree ; as lata, to feel at home ; le tatd, not feeling at home ; fa^ale- 
lata, to be not quite at home. 2. It is also used to maik compadison ; 
as fa^aiamaitiilU to act like a child. 3. Some of this class of verbs are 
used intransitively; as fa*amalo8i, to strengthen oneself. 4. It 
changes the noun to a verb, as %u, a handle ; fa^a^au le to% to put a 
handle to the axe. 5. It changes the adjective to a verb, by making 
the thing to be what is expressed by the adjective ; as Uva^ IcOig ; 
fa^aleUvOy to make long. 6. It changes intransitive verbs to transitive, 
as cla, to live ; fa*adla, to deliver. 7. Sometimes it Is prefixed to 
verbs apparently without altering the meaning, aS pot^tOf fa^a- 
potopoto, to ^tber together. 

This and Sie following form are declined just as the simple, active, 
and passive forms of the verb : — 

1. Ou tefa*€Uupu, 1 cause to grow. 

2. E te/a^atupu, you cause to grow. 

3. Na tefa^atupu, he causes to grow. 

* The Inteneivey like Piel. 

Continued action is denoted by prefixing tau; as tawau, to 
endeavour to come ; taufa*atupu, to continue to cause to grow. 

Intensity is also indicated by reduplication ; as mu, to bum ; mumii, 
to bum brightly. On the contrary, reduplicatii^ is also used to 
indicate diminished action ; galu, to be rough ; galugdlu, to be some- 
what rough (of the sea). The simple root only is doubled, as 9u^e9u% 
aHaai, but not a prefix ; savilivUi, ma*anuminumi, ma*e*a*e*a. 

The suflBx aHnd also denotes intensity of action; fataHna, to be 
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The Bedproedlf Hiihpael. 

This is fonned by prefizmg/s to the root, and affixing, acooiding to 
the requirement of euphony, some one of the partides ni, a% faHy «a*t, 
ta% maH, naH; h&fealofani, root, alofa^ to love mntaally ; femdliua% 
root, mdliUf to go aoout from place to place ; fdavMia% root, lamalamot 
to watch for one another ; fetadlafa% root, da, to make a fire bum 
brightly ; fecUvmaH, root, alu, to go &om place to place ; fetuana% root, 
twi, to sit ba<^ to back. 

To take along with a person is expressed by suffixing <aH\ or saH; 
as mo^€ta% to run with a thing ; *au8a% to swim with a thing. Also 
by l^e preposition ma, with, as a a*u alu ma a^u ; lit, I will go with 
me, for, I will go with it. 

The suffix aH (interposing a consonant when euphony requires) 
makes the meaning emphatic; as nofoaH, lafoa% leoleosaH, uLiga% 

Ma prefixed to an active verb makes it neuter ; as sasa'a, to pour 
out, to spill; ma8a*a, spilt. Or it denotes ability; as ma/at, to be 
able ; *ua mS mdrtava, he can breathe. The full form, however, is 
much better, *Ua mafaiona mdnava.* 

The prefix gd expresses equality or companionship ; as gatusa, to be 
equal ; gdtasi, to be together ; gdsolo, to glide along. It occurs only in 
the dual and plural numbers. 

All these forms are declined in the same way as the simple 
primitive verb. 

The Yebb **To Be." 

The verb to he is expressed by the verbal particles : — 
'0 a*u *o le tagata^ I am a man. 
*Ooe^ole tamo, You are a boy. 
*Oia*ole teine. She is a girl. 
*0 i mdua *ofafine. We two are women. 
*0 i tdua *o tatddea, We two are young men. 
*0 ovltta *o aliH, You two are chiefs. 
*0 i Idua ^ofaipuLe^ They two are councHlors. 
*0 i matou 'o tufuga. We (exclusive) are carpenters. 
*0 1 taJtou *o le ^auva^a^ We (inclusive) are the crew. 
*0 <mtou *o le 'au^oso. You are the food-gatherers. 
*0 i latou *o tagata ^ese, They are strangers. 



1. Ott <e t a^ I will be there. 

2. Etei ai, thou wilt be there. 

3. E i ai oia,h.e will be there. 

Ma te i ai, we two (exclusive) 

will be there. 
Ta te i ai, we two (inclusive) will 

be there. 
Jjua te i ai, you two will be there. 
Latei ai, they two will be there. 

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1. Matou te i at, we (exclusive) will be there. 
Tatou te i at, we (inclusive) will be there. 

2. Tou te i at, you will be there. 

3. Latou te i at, they will be there. 



1. Na a*tt i ai, I was there. 

2. Na e i at, thon wast there. 

3. Na i at *o ia, he was there. 

Na ma i ai, we two (exclusive) 

were there. 
Na ta i at, we two (inclusive) 

were there. 
Na lua t at, you two were there. 
Na la i at, they two were there. 


1. Na matou i aij we (exclusive) were there. 
Na taiou i at, we (inclusive) were there. 

2. Na outou i at, you were there. 

3. Na latou i at, they were there. 

*0 loo i ai *o ta, he is there, etc., etc. 
The Interrogative is formed by adding the particle 'ea : as, 'Ou te se 
teine 'eaf Am I a girl? *0 ta <ea leneif Is this he? And so on 
through the different persons. In asking the question, Is there ? the 
relative particle ai is used with the verl^l particle, as, ^ at se va^a f 
Is there a canoe ? Pe ai ea sou va^a ? Have you a canoe ? lit, whether 
is there your canoe. 

On Tutuila, isi is used for to he and to have : E isi sau avd. Have 
you a wife ? 


1. Verbs compounded from two verbs; as, ^Ai-taoto, to eat lying 

down ; Moetu, to sleep standing ; Fasiotij to strike dead. 

2. Verbs composed of a noun and ac^ective ; as, LotoUaga^ to be of 

a bad disposition. 

3. A verb, noun, and preposition; as, Mateima*alili, to be dead 

with cold. 

4. Verb and noun ; as, Falecla, to be a thriving family ; Soloalofa, 

to pine from affection. 

5. Verb with particle ; as Te^a^eseina, to be away &om ; Avatua, to 

have it given. 

6. Verb and adjective ; as, Fa^atelevave, to cause to make haste. 

Deponent Vebbs. 

These are in very frequent use, and are distinguished from the 
passive by the pronoun being placed before the verb; thus, O^u te 
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Impebsonal Yebbs, Fa, QtAo. 

1- fO'%Ja ita,fa a*u mat, I thought (enoneoaflly). 

2. fa *op, fa te *oc, you thought 

3. fa te ia, he thought. 


1. fa te H mdua, we two thought, etc. 
GcUoy to forget. 

1. *ua gaU) ia te a% I forgot 

2. *ua galo ia te *oe, you forgot. 

8. *ua galo ia te ia, he forgo^ etc. ' 

Particles directives to Verbs, 

mai, direction towards the speaker. 

atu, direction from. 

a*e, above ; *ua alu a% it is gone up. 

ifo, b^ow, down. 

ane, a more indirect motion, along, aside. 


^ua savali mai 'o ia, he walks this way. 

^ualao atu, they two are gone away, 

*ua alu a*e le la, the sun has gone up. 

Hta alu ifo o ia, he has gone down. 

*ua alu ane i le cda, he has gone along in the road. 

^ua alu ane i lefale, be has gone aside to the house. 

6. Adyebbs. 

Some adverbs are formed from adjectives; as mulia*i, last, from 
mulimuli; muaH, first, from mu^imua; matua*i, exceedingly, from 
matua. Adjectives themselves are used as adverbs; as *ua maH teU *o 
«a, he is very ill. 

i*inei, here ; o iHnei le tamo, the boy is here. 

i'Hd, there ; o lo^o iHla le mea, the thing is there. 

»^d, yonder; mated i% we go yonder. 

net, now ; ua o*u sau nei, I have come now. 

to, ioe, e, yes. 

e leai, i*ai, no. 

M^o, often ; tta maH 8t>% he is often sick. 

oi, yes (to a call). 

afea 1 when f eteoHu afea ? whrai will you go ? 

anafea ? when ? (past) ; na oti anafea o ia, when did he die ? 

*ofeai ifeal where? 

analeHa, just now ; namao mai andUHa, we came just now. 

nanei, presently. 

ialu, since ; talu amaiMfi, Hmi no, it has rained since yesterday. 

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vavBf quickly ; e ita vave o to, he is quickly angry. 
fa^apefeaf how? pe na mauu''a fa^apefeai how 

wounded ? 
fa^apea, thus; ia faia fa*apea, do it fhus. 
With many others. 

was he 

7. Prepositionb. 

o and a, of. 

mo and ma, for, on account of. 

ma, with; sau ma ia, come 

with him. 
ta (to proper names), to. 
t, in, at, to.* 
mat, from. 
i totonUf within. 
i loto, within ; o loot hio fale, 

he is within the house. 

if of Of ynthoat; alu i fafo, go 

% luaa, above. 
% laio, under. 
i UUa aiu, beyond ; olooi fo7-a 

atu o le vaif it is beyond the 

i' tola mat', on this Bide. 
i tua, behind. 
• lumoy before. 

The last six of these take the plural form of the pronoun. In the 
case of the last two it serves to distinguish them from the noun ; alu i 
o*u tiM, go behind me. Mu % lo*u tua would mean, to get up on my 


^fai, if. 

anaj if (past). 

e ui lava ina, although. 

peitaH and pmaH, but. 

*«, but. 

faitaHy but. 

peUeax, like as, as though. 

•a, if (future). 

ma 9sAfo% also, likewise. 

ana le se aruxi, except 

aud, because. 

*atoa ma, together with, and also. 

neH, lest. 

e ui ina mea, notwithstanding. 

amaise, togetiier with. 


oil oh ! 

oi,oi,oil <Ai\ ohl 

*ue I exclamation of delight. 

isa I of contempt Get out t 

fa^oMtal behold 1 

tafefe 1 lit, I fear. Alas ! 

wiaumau 1 what wastel 

ma*eu! excellent I 

da I wonderful! 

ena I well done ! 

alilil atiti! XnahsLwl 

*e*enu I 'mu'enu l] P*^^ * 

taHnoHno, lit, I hate, abominable ! 

96 pagd I what a pity 1 

• **A taeaoy at to-«ioTrow.**— Codbikotoh. It is also used to denote the tnstrament 
by which something is done, and answers to with; as, Nafasia o iaile la*au, B» 
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The Abtiole. 

Every noun in the singular, except proper names, must take the 
article, because its omission makes the noun plural ; m *o le tagata^ 
the man ; 'o tagata, men. 

Nouns of multitude take the article ; as 'Ua tele le i*a i U mea net. 
There are many fish in this place ; *Ua tu*ua le fa^apotopotoga^ The 
assembly is dismissed. 

The article, with the name of a country, indicates a man of that 
country ; as *o Ze /Samoa, a Samoan. 

The definite article is used when the noun has been previously 
mentioned: Exod. ii. 7, 9, *0w te alu *ea e *a*ami se fafinei . . . 
Ona ave lea *o le tama e le fafine. Shall I go and fetch a woman ? . . . 
then the child was taken by the woman. 

The article is used as a pronoun ; as *o fe *fwi alofaj the one who 
loves. It is often used where the English would put the indefinite 
article ; as, 8a i ai le taaata ^ua gase lona lima. There was there a 
man who had a withered, hand. It was not any man, but one par- 
ticular individual, definitely marked by his withered hand. 

An appellative, used to signify a whole class, takes the definite 
article : Ps. 144, 3, Seaeale tagatai What is man? So in describing 
different fishes, etc., as, *o 26 atyie, *o le atule, 'o le malavli, etc., the 
mullet, the herring, the schnapper. Abstract nouns are used in the 
same way ; as, *0 & inata^u ma tefefe^ Fear and dread. 
' The article is used with a verb to form a participial noun : *0 le 
saw /a*aZMa fenet, This is the second coming. 

The definite article is used when the object is definite in the mind 
of the speaker, though not previously mentioned : Ona vaaia lea e 
8ina 'o le gogo sina^ It was that bird, and no other, present to her 

The whole, totality, takes the article: *0 le atoatoa *o le aofa% 
The whole of the gathering. Also with Umu, thus making it a noun : 
*0 U tonu Unei, This is the correct (account). 

Proper names, derived from some peculiarity of the place or person, 
have the article ; as, '0 Lepapalauldei ; *o LetuHtuasivi, 

The article is used before verbs to form a participle ; as 'o Ze a maUu 
mai, the comiog one. The plural is formed by changing leio e; as 
*o e *ua oti, those dead. 

The article is omitted after the expression e fai ma; as e fai ma 
tatda, to become an anchor, or to be instead of an anchor. With the 
article before the noun, in such a connection, an indecent meaning is 

The article is also used to form the participles : *0 le a a'u alu, I 
am going ; *o le na alu, the (one) who went. It is then a relative 
pronoim. Gen. 21, 3. 

The article is used with the units in counting; e sefvlu ma Ufa, ten 
and the four. The omission of the article in this case would make an 
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coming after a larger number ; as e selauy ma U luafvluj ma le lima, a 
hundred, and the twenty, and the five. 

The indefinite article se is much more restricted in its use than the 
English a or an. When the idea is definite in the speaker's mind, the 
le is used ; as 8a i le nu^u o TJsa le tarn tagata. There was in the land 
of Uz a certain man. Only when the object is entirely indefinite, 
answering to any, is se used ; as ^Oufutia se i*a, se lautua, I will draw 
up a fish, one from outside the reef. 

8e follows verbal particles, used to signify the verb to 6e, and having 
a comparative meaning ; as*Ma se umulefale net, this house is like 
a cooking house. Se is also used before verbs in such sentences as 
*o sefia cdu, any one who desires to go ; in full, *o se efia alu, or *o se 
tasi efia alu. Perhaps of late use is se with Ulei: E Uai se Idei i le 
aiga nei, There is nothing good in this family. 

The singular noun is sometimes used instead of the plural. 

1. Nouns of multitude : *Uao mai le nu^u, The people have come. 

2. Where one stands for a class : E fa^amlaina le pa^ta, The 
criminal will be punished. 

The Nominative. 

The nominative usually follows the verb; Hia sau le tamaloa^ the 
man is come. When it precedes the verb it is emphatic, and requires 
to be followed by a pronoun after the verb : — 

Filmlwpo ma Lemaluosamoa, 
Avatu i laua efaima oso, 
Filoilupo and Lemaluosamoa, 
Take these two for food. 

Nouns standing in apposition, whatever case the first may be in, all 
the subsequent ones are in the nominative ; as Na e ta^i i lau tane, *o 
le gogo sina. You cried out for your husband, the white tern. 

Every noun, word, or sentence standing as a nominative absolute 
requires the *o before it ; as *0 hna fa^ato'a sau lenei. This is his first 
coming:, or visit. 

The *o is inserted — 1. After the adversatives *a and peitaH; *a *o i 
matou, matou te o, as for us, we will go. 2. In making comparisons ; 
*0 U saito, *o le afi^ga lea a le Atua, The wheat, that is the word of 
God. 3. Mostly after the verbal particles, ona . . . ai lea; as Ona 
fetalai atu ai lea *o ta, Then he said. 4. After a verb, with the 
pronoun ia ; as *Ma cdofa tele mai *o ta, he loves greatly. 5. Before 
proper names following? titles ; as ^0 2e oZ«*i, *o Midiaga. le oHiH 
Mtiiaga would mean, Muliaga is a chief. 

The *o is omitted — 1. Before a descriptive noun in apposition : *o 
Joane le papatiso, John the Baptist. 2. It is usually omitted when 
the verb precedes it ; as ' Ua taugagaifo le Za, The sun is towards the 
west. 3. After the conjunctive ma; 'ole tane ma le fafine, the man 
and the woman. 3. It is often omitted in poetry : FagaWi ma Selea 
lefanttaf Fagali'i and Selea, the land. 

The nominative absolute stands in the beginning of a sentence 
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The Chnitive, 

The genitiye of material is made by patting the nouns in appo- 
sition; 'o ipu aurOf cups gold. Also nouns signifying the use to 
which a thing is applied : *o le fale oloa^ a house of go^, in which 
goods are stored. Things contained in a vessel omit the *o ; as *ole 
*ofo mast, a basket of man ; *o le fagu u*Uy a bottle of oil. The noun 
governing the second noim appears to be understood in such sentences 
as TJafai mat a ia, for Uafai mat le upa^ He spoke his word. XJafai 
mai a le fafine^ i.e., U upu alefafine. The woman spoke her word. E 
*e8e le puptda 'o le tan fetu i lo le tasi fetu. for i le puptUa *o le ta^i 
fetu; where le and *o is contracted into to, and pupula understood. 
The shining of one star differs from the shining of another star. < J la 
le AtfJUZf for ^I mataupu a le Atua^ The word concerning Grod. 

The Dative. 

The dative is used to signify — 1. For the benefit of, or for the use 
of; as au mai ma a^u, give it for me, for my use. Au mai ia te a'u 
would merely mean to hand over something to his care, but not 
necessarily for him. 2. On account of; sau ma le la, come in, on 
account of the sun. 3. The dative is also used to signify — on account 
o^ for the sake of; *0a te le fa^aumaiia ona *o i laiou, I will not 
destroy it for their sakes. 

The Accusative, 

Two or more accusatives may follow a verb ; ma efai ai taulaga mu 
ia leova hu Atim i ona luga. Sometimes one noun takes another 
noun aft^ it in the accusative, with a preposition ; ^Ole tola i ta^ata^ 
A narrative concerning men; *0 le mapu i sda^ A whistling from 
breathlessness ; *0 U tino ifili, The principal enemy. The preposition 
is often omitted after the verb ; *0 leovay na te foa^i mai le jpoto, 
Jehovah, he will give vrisdom. 

The Vocative. 

This, in prose, stands in the beginning of a sentence. In poetry it 
may be placed at the end ; Fa*atali atu e, Tagipo, Wait, O Tangipo. 
The e, the sign of the vocative, is often omitted ; Soufuna Sina, le tama- 
fafinel Woman, Sina, the daughter. When two vocatives are con- 
nected by the conjunction ma, the e is omitted after tiie second ; Tui e 
ma Tui I Tui and Tui ! Sometimes a pronoun is u^ed in such cases 
before the second noun ; AliH e, ma outou tulafale, Chiefs, and you 
heads of families. 

In poetry the sign of the vocative is used after verbs and seiitence» ; 
as Fa^atali atu e 1 Oh, wait ! 

The Ablative, 
With, along with, is designated by the use of the conjunction ma; aa 
Lua te o ma ia^ go you two, and he — that is, go with him ; tatou te o 
ma a% let us go with me ; tatou te o ma *06, let us go with you. The 
use of 6, by, is rarely allowed to inanimate things; ^Ua le ^aina e le 
leona, He was not eaten by the lion ; but *{7a lelea i le matagij He was 
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One noun follows another in the ablative, governed by t ; as, '0 le 
vai i le fagu. The water in the bottle; *0 le *ato i lona lima, The 
basket in his hand ; '0 le manu i le la^au. The bird in the tree. A 
peculiar idiom is ui a tUa, to go by land. So also, nqfo a tolu, seated 
py three (in a canoe). *0 le pu i pa, a hole in a wall, seems aa 
tiiough the plural were used for the singular. 


The adjectlye follows the noun, and agrees with it in number ; as 
*o le fale lelei, a good house; *o talo tetele, large taro. When two 
adjectives qualify one noun, the second takes the article, and thus, ia 
fact, becomes a noun; ea *o le ta^ata nudoti ma le ^aiUelei, a strong 
man, and good-looking. The same is the case even with a plural 
noun, the second being in the singular form; 'o va^a fou ma le Idei^ 
new canoes, and (the) good. 

One adjective cannot qualify two nouns, but must be repeated with 
each ; 'o aposetolo pa*ia, ma perofeta paHa, holy apostles, and holy 

The pronominal adjective lenei may either precede or follow the, 
noun; as *o lenei lefaXe, or ^o lefale leiiei, this is the house. 


There is no real superlative. The idea is expressed in various 
ways ; E sUiaili ^ese lava leova, Jehovah is exceedingly excellent ; *0 le 
fa^ato*a fale tde lenei. This is the first big house ; ^Va tasi lava le va^a. 
The canoe is unique ; *l7a Uaga na^'ud le *upu, The saying is too bad ; *0 
le U80 aupito itiiti, The brother, the last of the little ones. 

Sometimes it is expressed by repeating the adjective, and adding the 
intensive particle lava ; E Ua^a, leaga lava, It is bad, very bad. 


There are different ways of counting ; thus, besides those already 
given, e tolugafuLu i lefa, thirty-four, lit, thirty in the four; e limaga' 
fulu ma ona tupu e fitu, e ono s^ulu a% fifty and seven over towards 
the sixty. *0 le aso lima, the fifth day ; but <0 le tausaga e fitu, the 
seventh year. With months ga is added; *0 lona onoga masina lenei, 
this is her sixth month. Numerals may either precede the noun, as 
e tolu 080 ; or follow, as *o a^o e tolu, three days. Odd numbers are 
expressed as above by the phrase ma ona tupu, and that which is over ; 
*o mdtau e sefulu ma ona tupu e lima, ten fish-hooks, and five over. 
Rpund numbers are expressed by *a*ato, from *atoa, complete ; e 
luaftdu *a*aio, twenty complete. In things counted by couples, an odd 
one is expressed by fai soa ; *o popo e limaga oa ma le fdi soa, five 
couples of nuts, and an odd one. 

Peculiar among the distributives is the sentence ^Ua taHtasi *uma 
ma aXUf Each and all went 

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The pronoun is put in the nominative absolute for emphasis, and is 
then repeated with the verb ; as *a *o ^oe, ia *e fai aiut but as for you, 
you say. The possessive pronoun precedes tlie noun ; as *o Uma fale^ 
his house. In quoting the words of another, the person of the 
pronouns is usually changed from the indirect to the direct; as *l7a 
fai mat *o ia *0u te alu^ He told me that I should go ; very seldom 
^Uafai mat *o ia, '■E te alu *oe, He told me. You go. 

When it follows the verb, the *o of the nominative is usually 
dropped ; *Ua seae i mdtou nei, We are in fault. On the contrary, it is 
always used with ia^ third person singular. E le toe $au lava *o ia. 
He will not come again. Euphony seems to direct this usage. 

The relative is often understood in Samoan : *Ole la*au lea na a*u 
liaHina, That is the plant I pulled up. In this case the passive ter- 
mination seems to supply the place of ai. More commonly it is 
expressed by ai : *0 le mea lava lenei na a^u mana^o ai, This is the 
thing which I wanted. 

*0 le mea lea, therefore, and se a le mea, wherefore, are always 
followed by ai after the verb ; as '0 Ze mea lea na a*u sau ai, That is 
why I came. 

The interrogative pronoun is much used instead of direct negation : 
*0m te alu *o le di What should I go for? instead of, I will not go; 
E ilea e ai f Who knows ? I don't. The interrogative pronoun 'o ai is 
used in asking a person's name : *0 ai lona igoa ? fit : Who is his name ? 


Generally a verb agrees with its nominative case in number. 

1. Exception. Nouns of multitude take a plural verb; as ^ua 
mamate le lafu, the herd are dead. 

2. In some cases the verb agrees with its object in number ; as Ja *e 
tutuli iatei Idtou, Drive thou them ; here the verb is plural. 

To accompany or do something with another is expressed by the dual 
or plural verb ; as Lua te o mai ma Mareko, lit. You two come and Mark, 
bring Mark with you ; Td te nono/o, lit^ Let us two sit, sit with me ; Pe 
tdfou te *ea ma i mdtou f Shall we (inclusive) go with us (exclusive) ? 
Will you go with us ? Pe tdtou teo'eam^b outou f May we go with you ? 

The usual historic tense is expressed by *ua. Very often in nar- 
rating a tale *o will be used, as if bringing the events before the 
hearer's eyes. Na tago i le lautUu *o le aitu, ua ave le tasi fuafuati 
lauulu, ua nonoa, He took hold of the hair of the aitu, he took one 
lock and bound it. 

Peculiar idioms are, ^Uamalold, He is well — ^that is, he has recovered 
from sickness ; '0 mdldld *ca ? Is he well — that is, does he continue in 
a state of health ? 

Verbal Particles. 

^Ua is used to sijjnify the present with neuter verbs; as^Ua iagi 
lo*u loto, My heart weeps ; *Ua 'ou tulaH atu, I am standing up ; *Ua 
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Na and sa mark the imperfect tense ; as Na ^ou lefai atu ^ea ia te 
^oe f did I not tell you ? na otiy *a 'ua toe da mai^ he was dead, but is 
alive again. 8a is very rarely to be fouud in old tales, etc., " *0 le 
Pito/au o Tuu sa lavaLava mat" There seems to be little or no 
(liiTereiice between the two particles. 

E, besides marking the future, is also used with verbs signifying 
quality or condition, without respect to time; as E silUili leooa, 
Jehovah is very great ; E lelei le poto^ wisdom is good. 

The third person singular changes the pronoun ia into na for 
euphony inatele mafai^ he is unwilling, la is also sometimes heard : 
la te iavaiia tai tetele, he is able to receive high tides (i.e. number of 

Ona before the verb, followed by at lea aft^r the verb, is used in a 
dependent sentence, and is either past or future, according to the tense 
preceding it; as *Ua sau ^o ia, ona matou o mai ai Zeo, he came, and 
then we came ; *A sau *o ia, ona matou o mai ai lea^ if he comes, or 
when he comes, then we will come. 

The Imperatioe. 

Ind is used in positive commands : ia is precative ; as ind sau ia, 
come ; ia *e sau, do you come. For intensity the verb is repeated, 
followed by ia ; alu, ind dlu ia, or alu ia, ind alu, go, begone. 

The future tense is also used as an imperative ; e te alu lava oe, you 
sball go. The formal ind and ia are oftun dispensed with ; o ia outou, 
go you. Especially is this the case when the verb is repeated ; o, ind 
o, go, be off. Peculiar is sau, ind alu, come, go. 

The Infinitive, 

The infinitive is rather confined in its use ; *0u te alu e ta*ele, I go to 
bathe ; but also, *ou te alu, *ou te ta^ele, I go, I bathe. More common 
than the infinitive is the use of particles, ia, H'na ia, ona ia making a 
subjunctive ; as na iafa^aeaina le ^ua mativa, ^fna iafa*anqfo, &c., he 
exalted him that was poor, that he mignt cause him to sit ; *a *ua 
lemafai *o ia ona fa^alogo ia te ia, but he was not willing that he 
should hear him. 

The infinitive sometimes takes i instead of e ; as *ou te musui alu, I 
will not go, lit, I am unwilling in (in the matter of) going. 

Directive Particles. 

Verbal directives are mai, atu, ane, ifo, a*e, ese. Mai afttr the verb 
denotes direction towards the speaker ; as o mai ia te a*u, come to me. 
Atu is direction from the speaker ; o atu ia lose/a, go to Joseph. A 
nice distinction, not readily comprehended by foreigners, is found in 
*a^ami mai, to fetch from the speaker, in order to take somewhere ; 
*a*ami atu, to go and fetch from a distance, in order to bring it. So 
also difficulty is found with /a*atew mai, to buy; fa^atau atu, to stU ; 
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866 tli6 canoe ; ^Ua Zo^wmi mai i iatou « •* litou, ihey hear 110 ; *ua 'ou 
lagona atu^ I CdH hear. 

In doocribing boundarifcA, if the speaker is within the honnda, he 
will say, E pau mai [LeaUUeU^ e pau mai [SafUu], If he is outside 
the hounds then, E pau mai ISa/otu}, pau aiu i ISatina^ ; the 
nearest, mat ; the farthest off, atu, 

Ane is indirect, along, aside ; *ua alu ane i le aJa, he has gone along 
in the road ; ^Ua alu ane i le/aie^ he has gone aside to the house. 

Ifo is direction downwards ; sa E oi/o i Idtou i le tu*uga/mau, they 
go duwn to the graye ; Se'i *ou *at ifo^ let me eat down, is peculiar. 

J*e is direction upwards; as *Ua Ide a^e U manu^ the hird has 
flown up. 

*E9B is away, away from; o 'eM, hegone. Doubling it makes it 
mean in different directions; *C7a o 'ese^flse, they have gene one in one 
wa} , one in another. 

Accusative wUhoui a Preposition. 

Many Terhe in Samoan Q* the definite transitive '') govern an acciisa- 
tive directly, without any interrening preposition : wi ''Ua na au mai 
le tola Idety he hrought good news. Verbs signifying to lay up in 
store, to lay aside, tu put off, thus take the accusative ; 'Uaio '•eee lona 
*o/tt, he lias put off his garment. Definite transitive yeibs omit the 
article he fore the noun govemtd by them. Verlsof plenty; as 'ua 
ma^ talo, there is ahnndance of laro. Verbs of scarcity : *ua oge mea, 
destitute of goods. Verhs of eating ; *Ua *ai talo, he eats tare ; of buy- 
ing and selling: *Ua /a^atau *oloa, he selld goods; of making or 
building: ^Ua fai faJe^he builds houses; of journeying: ^Ou te alu 
mala^a, I am going a journey. ^Ou te alu i le malaga would mean, 1 
am going with a party of travellers. Adding the article makes the 
object definite ; as e fai le fale, to build the house. TaH suffixed 
m ans with, as moeta% to run with. 

Verbs with two Accusatives. 

Some Terhs take two nouns after them, one in the accusative, and 
the other governed by a preposition. Amongst these are all causative 
verhs ; as *I7a Idtou /a*atumuina le nu^u % le saud^ they filled the land 
with oppression. Also verhs meaning to anoint, to plant, to stone, to 
feed. Sometimes each objective has a preposition, sometimes only 
one : ^XJanafa a^ofu ia te ia i le He vavae, he clothed him with (otton 
cloth; ^Ua ufiufi lona ulu i le piilout he covered his head with a hat. 

The repetition of a verb followed by its opposite denotes continu- 
ance ending in its opposite ; vevela, veveLa^ ma^alili^ after being hot it 
hecomes cold. The alternation is denoted by reversing the order; 
ma^aliliy ma'alilif vevela, after being cold it is hot. 

Very peculiar is the use of a noun with a verbal particle ; qb*Ou te 
te teine ^ea ? am I a girl ? * Z7a *o Toe, it is [like] Toe. 

Passive verbs take after them the nominative, and the agent in the 
ab at've ; as la fa^atoina i mdtou e «a, he has cursed us, or, we are 
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Verbs having a passive form are made aetive by placing tbe pronoun 
before them : la outou tu^uina atu outou i Is Atua, yield yourselves te 
God. This form of the verb renders unnecessary the relative ai ; la *e 
manatua le aso sapati^ *e te fa^apaHaina, or, e /a^apa*ia a<, or Hna ia 
fa'apaHaina, Remember the Sabbath day to keep it noly. 


These, like verbs, take a noun after them governed by a preposition : 
*0 2r/o ^alagajictfia lo*u loto ma lo*u Hno i le Atua wiftui. My heart and 
my flesh are joyfully shouting to the living God. The bare* participial 
particle 'o Wo is used for the verb to be ; 'O lo'o ia te^oe lona mahsij 
His strength is in Thee. 

The use of the participle is confined to that which is now actually 
in progress ; as 'o lo*o sau, he is now coming — ^that is, he is on the way. 
Then when he or it has actually come, '«a is added ; *0 h^o *ua tea, it 
is now raining. The future paiticiple is expressed hy ^ole d; as^ole 
afa^a^wnatia le ''a*ai, the city is alx)ut to be destroyed. A peculiar 
use of •© foV) is in reference to tlie existence of G<xi : *0 fo*o toiftia le 
Atua, God lives. Other attributes take e : E polo lava o ta. He is 

Very many verbs are used also as adve»bs ; as *Z7a tu eipa, it stands 
slantingly ; *Ua moe nofOy he sleeps sitting. 


Particles of negation : e leai (like the Hebrew particleX signifies 
non-existence ; as e leai se leiei, there is nothing good. It is also u'^ed 
for denial. No ! Etefiaaluf E Uai, do you wish to go ? No. It takes 
the verbal particles ; as sa leai, there was not ; ^ua leai, tliere is not 
E leH leai is used in a diminutive deprecatory way ; thus, in answer 
to the question. Have you brouglit a payment ? answer, E leH leai. 

LeH besides being used with the perfect tense, has also the meaning 
" not yet " (nondum) ; E leH aJu le va*a, the canoe has not yet gone, 
leaving it to be implied that it will go at some future time ; *ua le alu, 
it lias not gone, and may not go at all. 

A negative question is answered by an affirmation ; as 'Ua ^ alu *ea 
le malagai Has not the party left? ioe, *Ua le alu, yes, it has not 
gone ; or, e leai, *ua alu. 

*Aua is prohibitive; it is strengthened by neH; as *aua neH alu, do 
not by any means go. NeH is also used alone : neH e alu, lit. lest you 
go. It is strengthened by mao : NeH e moo alu, beware lest you go. 

Le does not require the repetition of the verb in the second clause of 
a sentence ; as la outou saHli % le lelei, ^a e le^ole leaga, seek ye the 
good, but not the bad. 

Particles of limitation are na *o, tau ; as na *o manu, na ave ma 
matou, only the caitle we took for ourselves. Tau is more subjective 
in its meaning than na *o, and refers to the views and wishes of the 
speaker; Tauina '■e fa*amalon, only be thou strong. 

Optaiive particles are e,fia; os El ana fa^alogo mai lo'unu%0 

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that my people hnd hearkened ; fia oti ! O that I might die ! El fia 
alu^ I wish to be gone. 

A is also an infix particle in some proper names; as Faledlu'po^ 
house of lupo; Fatualttvai, tht) stone und the lavai. 

Causative Pariide$, 

Aud. Sentences beginnng with a causatiye particle in other 
lauguages are translated ^ositiyely in Semoan ; as Na otdua le 
fa*atuatua ia te a*u . . . *o fe mea lea,&c., ye did not believe me, tliere- 
fore, &c. Should the sen ten. e not l)e followed up by therefore, then 
attd must be expressed at the beg:inning : aud *ua *efa*atau ^oeiate^oe 
, . . /a*auta^ &c., because jou sold yourself . . . bel.old, &c. 

Ona *o, for the sake of, differs from the former word in that it is 
placed before a noun to point out that on account of which someth'U^ 
is done ; as *J^ fe fa''a''umatia 'ea le '■a'^ai ^uma ona *o le to^alima i 
Wilt thou destroy all the City on account of the five ? 

^Ina ia is placed before verbs to indicate that something is done in 
order that the event denoted by the verb may take place : *0u te ^ai ai 
le manu a lo^u atali% *ina ia *ou fa^amannia iate^oe,! will eat of my 
son's venison, in order t»at I may bless you. 

*lna neH is used to mark negative causality ; Una neH malaia *oe i le 
sola a le nu^u, lest you should perish in the punisi ment of the placi^. 
AV* is also often found without the Hna ; as NeH 'ow iloa le leaga e 
0^0 «' lo^u tamdy lest I bhould behold the evil that will come to my 

Atonu expresses partly a doubt, «nd partly a 1 ope to the contrary, 
like j?er/iaj?8 in Englsh ; Atcnu *tia agasala o'w afali%MB.y be my sons 
have sinned. Ai lava indicates more certainty with the doubt ; ai 
lava *ua moe ia, probnbly he is asleep. Atonn would be improper here, 
as it would express the conviction of the speaker that such probably 
was the fact. 

AH is a particle o*" instrumental'ty. It follows the verb, and 
indicates the instrument by which anything is effected. It al^o causes 
the relative ai to be dibpensed with : Au mai le toH e vavas aH le la^au, 
bring an axe with which to cut the word in two. 

Multiplicatives are formed with the causative /Vi'a; as, /a'oKnia, 
five times : ^Olou Baufa^alima lendt this is my fifth coming. 

Particles of Consequence. 

Fa^apca, though usually employed to point out similarity or con- 
formity of one object or action to another, also intimates cons* quence ; 
as, Gen. tl.ile *uafa*apea lava; and it was so. Gen. xxix. 26, E U 
fa''apea le tu i lu mdtou ntt'w, such is not the custom in our country. It 
is used, pn ceded by^i, in the former sentence for the purpose of 
making a comparison : Epei *o u/anafana i le lima oletoa; efa^apea 
lava, &o., like aiTows in the hand of the warrior, so, &c. 

*0 le mea lea followed by ai, lit. it is that thing, or, therefore, points 
out an event as a cjnsequence of a preceding cvtnt : Num. xx. 11, A'a 
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at, &c., you (two) did not believe in me, therefore you shall not bring 
ill, &c. 

Conditional particles are *a/at, ana^ *a, pea. 

*Afai is future, and introduces ti.e condition ou which the fulfilment 
of the eyent «lepends. Exod. xix. 5, ^Afai ton te matud fa'alogo mat i 
lo'u leOy ona fai lea outou ma ^cHoa tana. It* ye will hear uiy voice, 
then shall > ou become a peculiar treasure. 

Ana is pabt time ; Ana le mad le Atua Una tagata^ natele mafaia^ If 
that man were not from God, he could not. Both ^afai and ana may 
be used in a subjunctive sense : ^Afai ana ouUm tatuuoy if ye were 
blind.— John ix. 33, 41. 

M is used like *afai ; as *a ua, maUm te 2e o, if it rains we shall 
not go. 

Ai supposes a case which may most likely occur ; as At »e le tali i 
le mala o le Atua^ Should any one not receive the king lo n of God. 

8e anoa (utinam !), O that I 8e anoa ! ana i ai lo*u ali% O that my 
lord wore. 

Pe a differ^i from a und afai, in t];at it refers to the time of an action, 
when; Pe a *e/a*atau te ^au^auna, when ^ou ^uy a servant, Exod. xxi. 
2. Then v. 3, Pe afai na sau ; the afai is rendered into the past time 
"by adding na^ if he came. Ana sau would mean, Had he come; 
meaning he did not do so. 

Aud introduces nn account of the cfluse of a preceding statement ; as 
Ona 'ott fefe ai lea^ atui *ua *ou le lavalavd^ ihen I was afraid, because 
I was naked. Peculiar is its use by way of remons'rance, on hearing 
a false statement : ^o le ale mea na ia le aau ai ? why did he not 
come ? audy na sau, lit. because he did come, or, yes but, he did come. 

E ui lava is always in the antecedent, never in the relative sentence. 
I will go although it rains, must be transposed thus ; E ui ina ua, ou 
te alu, although it rains, 1 will go. 

Adversatives are *a, peitaH, peisaH. These are emphatic, and stand 
with a noun or pronoun- in the nominative absolute ; as E le *o outou 
na ^auina mai a^u HHnei^ *a *o le Atua, It was not you that sent me 
here, but Qod. It may also precede a verb ; aa *ua le ola N<woti, *a 
*tfa oti, Naboth is not alive, but dead. It is often used in Samoan 
where a conjunctive is used in English ; as Le ali*i e, *ou te alu ; *a 
ua le alu, sir, I go, but he went not. 

(Conjunctives are ma, foi, ^atoa, amahe. 

Ma connects nouns which are subjects of the same proposition ; as 
Ona laZafi ai lea *o Atamu ma lana avd. Then Adam and nis wife hid 
themselves. Ma always causes the rejection of a preposition : Tnd *e 
toe foH atu i lou nu^u ma lou diga, return to your country and your 
family. It connects two or more verbs relating to the same subject; 
as la uluda, ma ia tupu tele, ma ia tumu ai le samt, multiply, and 
increase, and fill the sea. Sometimes the verbal particle is rejected 
after ma; ^Va mafu ma loud, it is musty and disngreeable. Ma, when 
it connects adjectives, changes the second to a roun ; as *0 2e tagata 
tino ^ese ma le puta, a man tall and stout, lit, stoutness. Thus it 
apparently treats the first clause as a compound noun, to which the 
becond is made to conform. In order to connect st ntenccs together, 
fo*i is used; thus, 8a uJitiafoH le moaita i le pouliuU: na fegaoioiai, 


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foH le Agaaa. The deep was oorered with darimess ; the Spirit also 
moTed. When there is consequence, or dependence of one sentence on 
the other, they are connected hy ona ... at len. In a list of names 
the cQDgnnction is sometimes expressed only before the last : *o Semuj 
'o Hamu, ma lafeta^ Sbem, Ham, and Japhet Or noons may be 
conpled together, and *atoa with ma and fo% will then be used to 
gather np the last of the list ; 'O U Uigi ma U lalolagi, *atca f&i ma 
mea *uma *o i ««, The heavens and tM earth, togetl^r also with all 
things in them. 

Amaite has mneh the same meaning as 'ofot, and is sometimes 
joined with/o^t ; la *e alofa iate to, amaUe le fanauy haii« compassion 
on him, and also the ehiliiMik 

I le answers to and then ; Se^i mulumidu foH *o ovAua vae ; i U 
alawu aiy wash your feet ; and then start early. 

Po, or, is nsed before nouns, pronouns, Po o at na te alu^po o a*Uj f» 
o 8ina f Who shall go, I or Sina? and also before *ua, Va sau ea, po 
ua maH f Has he come, or is he sick? Pe is nsed be£ire yerbs : P« 
miisu oia pe leaii Is he unwilling or not? 


A question is shown by the particle *ca occurring early in the 
sentence; as *0 a'u *«a le leoUo o lo^u u$oi Am I my brother's 
keeper? Sometimes a question is known by the tone of the yoice 

Pe before verbs, with or without ^ea is also used in asking ques- 
tions: pe matou te o aiu *eaf shall we go? Before *o and ^whpo 
is used ; as |>o o *at ? who ? po^ua o mai ? have they come ? Besides 
these there are iuterrugative pronouns ; as *o at i *o le fea f t m a f 
and also interrogative adverbs: pefa*apefea1 how? *o feaf where? 
*o anafeaf when? (past); ofeaf when? (future); at Be H why? se 
a? what? maifeal whence? 

In answering a question, the verb of the questioner must always 
lie repeated ; as *e Is alu a/eaf when will you go? Hht U oZn taeao^ 
I go to-morrow. 

Emphaiie PariieUs. 

Lava, indeed, very, even : Ua oti lava^ He is indeed dead. laUia 
lava, even to him. La : Faauta laial Behold them I 

In a simple sentence the verb precedes : then follows the nominative, 
or, if a passive verb, the ablative (the a^nt), then the accusative, 
then a second accusative ; ae Na faia tf le Atua le lagi ma le lalolagi i 
le *amatag<L Were made by God the heavens and the earth in the 
beginning. In a relative sentence, the relative pronomi at precedes 
the nominative to the verb; as ^ua eilasila aiu i ai te Aiua^ God 
beheld it. The conjunction fo*i follows the verb : *ua fetalai mai foi 
U JtMO, God spake also. Unless a nominative absolute begins the 
sentence, in that case the f&i follows it ; *o a^ fo% cu te alu atu^ I 
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The adT«rb it often «ZFret9S6d by a nouii joined to fh« ^erb hf th6 
preposition ma; as Na ia icmiaHa ftuU ma U iia^ lit. he talked with 
anger, he talked angrily. Sometliiiefl the adverb ooraee beMreen the 
Terb and its directive particle ; tm 'mi potopoio *Ufna maiy they are 
all gathered^ Or it eonwi after: m "um tdu atu »^o \> ia,hb went 

Sometimes the adverb precedes ilie vdrb^ but naore eooimonly it 
foUows; as *Ua vave 0^1^ he is icon dead; *Ua iapalU ia'alite, be 
walks quickly. 

SometiiiMs it is expreseed by two Tetba : ^Ua ha oaa $am, he came 
long ago, lit it is long his coming, or rinoe he eoiae. 

The preposition is omitted after the conjunction ; as Epule *oiaiU 
lagi ma le lalolagi^ He shall rule in the heaven and tiie earth. 


A adversative is often followed by a nominative absolute ; 'a *o a% 
*outele aluy but as for me, I will not go. 


There is a large number of words used to chiefs and strangers ; and 
to use any other when addressing such is equivalent to an InHulc 
These words are never used by a chief speaking of himself. The 
cliiets* language is not confjied to chiefs, but is also used in courtesy 
to any strangers. 

Amonget these are words used according to the rank of the person 
addressed; e.g. tausami^ to eat, — a respectful term to a 'Uulafale ; '* 
tauma/a — ^to a chief; taute — ^to the highest ohiel Ua tnoZtu, he is 
gone ; Ua/olau, he is on a voyage. 

All members of the chiefs body : Ua gasegase le a^a4) o le ali% The 
arm of the chief is weak. His actions of hodj or mind : Ua toasa Is 
ali*i i Una nu'ic, The chief is angry with his people. His dwelling : 
Ua afio le aliH % Una maota^ The chief has gone to his house. All 
these have different words to those used of common people. Offensive 
weapons or tools: Va,eane aM% ua U *tloa U*u fa^asaga^sef Asking 
pardon of chiefs, I have lost my axe. Marriage, disease, death : ua 

fatoU ao, the clouds have pussed along; and burial — o U dfdU'lauast 
3 aliH, the chief is about to be buried ; all have special words. The 
greatest families have each a special word for the death of a member 
of that family. 

If a chief adopts a common name of anything, that word ceases to 
be used by that chiefs adherents, and is changed for another word : 
Thus, pe*a, a bat, is manulagi, a bird of the air, in Pe*a*8 tribe, &c. So 
also the names of gods were not allowed by their worshippers to be 
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Other Examples of Chief t^ Language, 

TJa eUala le aUH i Uma maoia. The chief is sitting in his house. 

Ua fala/alanaH le ali% The chief is reclining. 

JJa taumamafa (Ui% The chiefs are eating. 

Ua tavie le tupu, The king is eating. 

Ua ^au*au i le taufa. He is hathing (lit swimmiBg) in the water. 

Ua afio i lona ututoa, He has gone in his canoe. 

ikiuni ia le tofagoy Prepare his oed. 

Av4 le toia leva^ua to^a le aliHy Don't make a noise, the chief sleeps 

Ua ttdei mat le afioga a le tujm. The chief speaks. 

Ua i le maota le masicfo o le tupu ma wva <do. The wife of the king 

and his children are in the house. 
Ua malumcdu ao le faaUrfa o le aliH The sickness of the chief is 

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The Samoan has many different kinds of poetical compositionB. Metre 
is altogether unknown, but the best kinds of poetry are in rhyme. 
They are mostly responsive, each verse being commenced by a few 
persons, and this is called the usu ; the remaining half being taken up 
in chorus, and with strict attention to time, by aU present ; it is called 
the tcUi. 


Popular songs on passing events are, as in other lands, very common. 
They are sung to the stroke of the paddles when on a journey, or when 
engaged on any work requiring united exertion. 

At the time when religion was beginning to take root, the lovers of 
darkness thus expressed their regrets at the prospective loss of their 

Tini, tinio, tinio ! 

Maumau o mea faamalama, 

A tia*i e le malo. 

II. WarSonga, 

Fe tipa i le lo 
Pe tuli fad. 

Sua le anefe, 

Ta le alogo. 

E ula i le i^a tui ogo. 

m. TheFagono 

is partly narrative, partly sung by one person ;— 

1st. 'O le Fagono. *A *o Tafitofau la lenei ma Ogafau ; 

Aue 1 'a *o fanau la la tama, ona' fanau lea *o Tui. Toe fanau *o 
Tui ; toe fanau *o Tui ; toe fanau *o Tui ; toe fanau 'o Tui ; toe fanau 
*o Tui ; toe fanau 'o Tui ; toe fanau 'o Tui ; toe fanau /o Tui ; ona 
fftuau lea 'o Sina. Upu o Fagono ; pe moni ? 

*Ua leai lava le au use * ma lo laiou tuafafine ; 'ua so'ona matutua, 

1 Le., TbibT6 WAS none Uke them in beauty. 


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ma Bo'ona maaanaia, ma lalelei lo latou tuafafine. Le 'au nso o lo *aa 

Ona fai atu'lea lo latou tuafafine, ^ Tni e, ma Tni ma Tni ma Tai, 
'o lenei *na tatou matatua; pe ni a ^ tatou faiva a fai nei? E lelei 
ina ia tatou ta ti^a." Ona usita^ lea i ai *o le iiu*u ; ona latou ta tf *a 
lea. Ta le ti*a a Sina ; mua i taL Ta le tl*a a Sina ; mua i uta. 
Toe ta le ti*a a Sina ; mua i tai. 'Ua leai laya le fafiue — ^'ua so'ona 
lalelei ; ^a u mai mata, 'ua ni aiga fa*alftl& ; u mai le tua, *ua '0*0 le 
malama i Siu&.* 

Ona vaaia lea e Sina V> le gogo sina, Hia tipatipa mai tai. Ona 
fa'apea lea *o Sina ; 

•* Oi la*u tane ! *o le gogo sina. 
*0u te manamea i ana tipa.^ 

Ona fai atu lea 'o le nu% *«Sema e, o mai ia^ ina tatou sailia le 
tane a Bina." Ona latou fai atu ai lea ia Sina, '* Sina e, sau ia ; ina 
e nofo IHnei ; ^ e matou o e sail! i lau tane, o le gogo sina, e te mana- 
mea 1 aaa tipa. Sina e, aua te taavala'au." Ona latou o ai lea. 

Ona tauTala*au lea *o Sina, ** Tui e, ma Tui ma Tui ! " Ona sau ai 
lea 'o Tuiletafn^, 'o le saualii ; ona fefe ai lea 'o Sina. Ua sau le 
aitu : ona moe lea i yae o Sina. 

Ona o mai lea le au uso tuagane o Sina, ma lana tane, 'o le gogo 
sina ; ona tepa atu lea 'ua i ai le aitu ia Sina, ona tagi lea. 

'0 Fagono a tagi ; *a *o tagi le tamaloa : — 

** Soufona Sina, soufnna Sina, 

Le tama fttfine, le feagaiga, 
Lota tm^aflne^ na 'e tagi i lau tane, *o le gogo sina. 

E te manamea i ana tipa. 

Ifo Taou, a*e Tauu, ftu manu ba. 
'A e t& aln ita, ne^ t& pau ; ik lili» &*' 

'A '0 tagi Sina ; 

" Sole Tui, sau ifale; 
Tui e, sau i fiftle, i tfi gagaie. 
Nahi yalaau, *o Tui ma Tui ! 
Oe mai ai le tasi Tui, "o Tuiletafa'e ; le moe nei, 
Le tofa i o*u yae nei 
Tui e, sau 1 falenei" 

Ona tagi lea <o le aupito ane 1 at B fit'apea Hima laya a latou tagi. 
Ona tagi lea *o Sina; 

"Sole Tui e, sau ifale; 
Sau i fale, i ta g^gAAO* 
Ka*u yalaaik o Tui ma Tui I 
Oe mai ai le tasi Tui, Tuiletafu'e ; le moe neL 
Tui e, sau 1 fale neL" 

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Tagi le uiH ; 

** SoufuDa SiDa, le tamftfafiney 

Lota tuafafine, le feagaiga, 
Na *e tagi i lau tane, *o le gogo sina ; 

E te manamei^ i ana tipa. 

Ifo yanu, a^e TaBU^ aa maau n*. 
* A e ahi ita i»el ; t& pau ; t& lilia e." 

Ona ala ai lea *o le 1114, na tago 1 le laaula o Id aitu ; *iia aye le tasi 
fuafuati laualu ; 'ua ave, uoiioa i le la^o. Toe alu ma le tasi fuafuati 
laualu ; ave, nonoa i le niu ; 'ua faapea solo i la'au *uina. Ona tago 
ata lea e le tuagaae o Sina, *aa tago i to lima o Sina ; ona la soflolo 
lea. Onu 080 ata lea le aitu ; oeo i aasa'e, ^oa pa*a*u *uBia BOtti la*aa i 
sisifo. *Ua toe oso sisifo, ona pahiHi *uma mai lea 'o la'av i 0aea*e ; 
ona taomia lea le aitu, oti ai. 

2d. The ViH, the most eommon of all, id used in praise of chiefs. 
The first half of each yeifie is sung by some three or four, and then 
the latter half is taken up in fall ohoras. It is accompanied with 
beating on a mat roUed up, and dancing. 

<0 le ViHo LeiiukMgi, 

Fa'atali atu e ; 'a 'o tin i le manu. 

Fa'atali atu e, Tagipo; 'a *o tiu i le maao. 

'Ua ligoUgo le ulu&nua ; 'a 'ua tan matagL 

A sa matou tauomtea, pe ni sasa o papalagi? 
Oi, lau taina e I sa f laolioli nei laya i le nu'u o manu e le tau. 
Oi, le ula ! e moni o le fuai mamao se ali'i nei, *ua gnta 1 aitu £a*alerao. 
Letiutauga, ina folan ; po 'o lelei lava le tagata o le atu to^elau. 
'A e le *ole lea ; ina gaso moe, 'o le £aiya o taua tane *e tau. 

3d. The Lagisoloy or funeral dirge, is in form muoh like the preced- 
ing. It is snng slowly, without dancing, in honour of a deceased, chief.^ 
One of oQOBideiaUe length, In honour <rf Tato, of IMtiae, oommeneefl — 

<0 le U<a B»i ; ane, li*a mai^ tei^ 

4th. The Vila, the above, aooompmial by dapping of hands, but no 
dancing. It has also a commencement of its own; thus, and a 
chorus — 

*Ua ta^afiU i mM^ W «ua W 

Lupe, Inpe ulu lya. 

*0 le li*a mai, aue ll'a mail 

Lope, liqie tdn iya, &c. 

5th. The Taldlo is sung slowly, with motion of the hands, and beat- 
ing the mat The following is a 

1 See p. 46. 


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Talalo i MatatUu. 

*na tuttmoa, tntanoa, 

Au le foa, au Ig foa, 

Tutunoa lenei aso vale. 
E le iloa se ata sopoyale lo*ia e. 
Nu*ii a hima si ata sa tane 1 le uta taa, 
Se Ta*a Tafulele, ma nal lagaali o Masefan. 
*Ua fa'ae*e ma mu Sitoa le tuavao. 
Afn maile fai matatao, Mataia e. 
Toll mai sea hila e, tau mamao, a galo e. 

6th. The Fiti is quite new to Samoans, having been introduced 
from Fiji. It is aocompauied with beating the mat, and motion of 
the hands.* 

7th. The Fatu is sung in honour of a deceased chief, not danced to, 
nor even used at a dance; more properly in this respect a funeral 
dirge than the Lagisdo, 

Imoaaimanu e i logologo *ua*u sau. 
Na*u sa'ilia mai se pupu e logona 1 vaa 
Soufuna faufau, &c.' 

8th. The Solo in praise of chiefs lands and laumua ; sung by one. 

Na*u tipa ifo, iipa ifo i niu-lega.' 

Fa*ataidia i tafetafe lou fla inu le*a.* 

Fai atu i fale na, le galu teine ma le galu taulele^a. 

Bel latou maia ai se *ava *o i fale na ; 

SeH taumafa ane ali'i, a Mloa i le tuneva. 

A tufa lava, ia o*u mua, 'o a*u *o Letn*uga. 

K)u te fa*anau ala i Piu ; 

Seu ai lota va'a i fanua ; 

'Ou futia se i'a se lautua ; 

Fa*ataatia i le taumua. 

9th. The Mtdi^au (including the Mualevd) is like the Vi% struck 
up by two or more, and answered in full chorus, accompanied by the 
iK'ating of an instrument called the/a*aaZ«*i.* 

le Mwdeva, 

Aue mauga I manga o Savai*i, 

B tu*u feta*i. 
E tiga mauga, mauga o SavaiH, 

E tu*u fetal. 
E fetaitai ma fale, 
Ma mauga loa ma Yaete, 
Ma utu a lau fau. 
Aue mauga, &c. 

1 See p. 46. s See p. 47. * A bathing-place at Safa'l. 

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Se pule a le a, 
Ma maluatea, 
Ma mulimauga o Olomea, 
Ma le yao na o masa tuai. 
Lopa mai i le Nuanua, 
Ma le Afi^ i mulimauga. 
Aue mauga, &c. 

*0 le lagisofo id Tato, 

*0 le li^a mai, 'aue li'a mai ; 

TolUa*au e Tolila.* 

*A 'o ai le tala i fafo ? 

*Ua le migao, 'ua tala po ; 

Se*ia ao e fa'atnid, 

E alaga, *ua 1 ifo le malo ; 

'Ua solofa le lagfi, *ua fad. 

*A matou fo amavue ai, 

Saivaiaso,^ ma Tu*uiletai,* 

Lu'ulaufasa* ma Tagutanu^.' 

*0 i maua ua *ua o mai, 

Na ma 'Ulo*apu * mai Yaiafai ; * 

Na ma sailia Faufiliifetai,* 

Ai se mea o saoeaofaM ai. 

*0 Sinasegi * ma Sinava*ava*ai,* 

Ai se alota lua ta*ua mai, 

Sau i lona lumafale mavae. 

Na ma '01o*apu mai Fale^a ; 

*0 le a maliu ifo sa Tuala. 

*A 0*0 ifo le fulugava*a. 

Talofa i uai tulafale, 

*A tau ina tatou fetaiaH, 

Ai lau teva nei, e le a*e. 

Ma futu, *ua so'o le atu sasa'e, 

*0 sa'ili i le tafatstfa 'i lagi. 

Se a *ea lenti ? 'ua ta te*i, 

Segia mai mauli, 'ua ta fefe I 

Ta 'ino'ino i malaga au'e'e ; 

Sa fai atu lava 'o le va'a tele, 

Fai la, a tatou gae'e ; 

la te layatia tai tetele. 

la te tino e faasau e Meto; * 

E te alo e mau lava i le solo. 

Se fa'amomo i loto, se tu'u faleupolu. 

Fa'afono atu lo tatou na motu, 

Si'osi*omia le va'a la ono. 

Filoilupo ^ ma Lemaluosamoa,^ 

Avatu i laua e fai ma fa aoso. 

I maliu atu, 'a *ua ma 1 le motu, 

> A woman's name. « The name of the ambassador of S{»funr. 

8 The Iva drinking-water. * Chiefs brother. 

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Na ma saHIia Namnatifiiiiloa,^ 
Pe maua i le yavaloloa ? 
Se gntnpoto ia te talasaloa, 
O aJH "oa iin& <atoa. 
Sema e, 'o ai *ea e pis& ? 
Pe 86 8oa le va i le faga ? 
Pe ni fa*tialH "na tat& ? 
Ofo mai se tautai pagota. 
Na *o Leasidnd,' ma U^ 
Lesiene,' ma Palepalegaoa,* 
Sil ifo le ya*a e nofoafa, 
t 'A e to*alima i Agalela/ 

E ifo a'u ma tagU ^a *iia lupea sina tuHtu^i* 

lie Ataa e, to mai aan pole, 

FoHsaHina mai Fnatafuti ; ' 

8c*ia to ane se matai tnlL 

FoHsaHina mai i Fuailalama* 

la Safune, *o tana o le pala ; 

Ni nai iiu*u na mai La'afaga ;* 

Na <o 8ti'esa*e' lea ma TagaJ 

Avatu i laua e fei ma papa 

la Vae*au,' e fai mou Ta*a; 

Tofoilevao ^ e fai ma malama. 

Alu atu Mann e ta*ai tapa*a : 

Lo oatou ili, 'o le sau o Lava'a ; 

'A e matafi ane ao Taleyale, 

Ai le fualape e tau tasi. 

Talofa i le fu'a, nei tauyale, 

Ne*i le *auga le fao-*ato • 

Ape ane, 'a ni mea fa*amalama 

Ayatu le tuaefu * e togisala 

'A e tautna na Lefaaiva^^ 

<0 le ftti ia Matautu, 

Lemaile'* ma Lesuni^ula e,'^ 

A ayatu *iipu, tetee mai." 

Ne*i tu*u i le *upu fa*ao80 " 

A *au na i tafeaga,*^ 

Le fla eya gatasi laya*' 
Sea'ula e, a toli e ** 
SuBu*i ma fa^ataU i nai Lomea e '^ 

1 Tato. s Women. * Women's names. 

4 Name of Moana a tvlafcUe. s Names of Tato. 

« Name of a place. f People's names. 

8 In the war the children of Saftine were carried to the fort in baskets. 

• The yonng men of the place compared to pigeons. lo Tato's name. 

11 Names of Manono. The people of that island were angry with Matautu. 
w Don't receive the tales which you hear. 
IS Do not believe the aggravating words. 
14 Of the troops of the conquered party, 
ift Who wish to be on an equal footing. 
10 When you pluck the fhiit of the «te. 
17 Make them into a necklace, and wait for Lomea.* 

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Fal pea ai a latoa mane, 
A lena yao tagata yale 
I le lupe * nei *ua tufale. 
Olotu i Taoa valeyale. 
A 'ou pefeaina ea ? 
Tau ina la e fa'apea, 
£ *auga i ai Lelomtiu. 
8ea ^1a> &o. 

Tn mai, ina a laton o, 
Ma Letaitnli ' e pula po. 
8e4 a'o ni aga ia fofo^ 
Ma lota mata*u i le malo^ 
Ne*i fa'avovd t'lio. 
iSea'ula e, &c. 


Xiemaile, Lemaile, fa'amolemole ; 
Ne*i mao i le ' iyi o le i'a. 
Fo4 mai e seu i Masina.* 
8e'i tali le Ya'afaifaiya,* 
*0 lo*o 'iia tali tula'i Da; 
Mona .^aba o uila. 
*0 &eao e tau paipa. 
Seu'ula e, &o. 

O le fatu ia SuLuga, 

Imoaaimanu * e, i logologo *iia a*ii san. 

Na a*u sailia mai Sepuptielogonaiyao.' 

Souftma Faufauiatane * ma Le'aunofoitalau/ 

Na a*au sailia mai Sepupuelogonaivao. 

Aue Fa*atiu e, *na vagana, *ua a*u le iloa. 

Na a*u sailia mai Sepupuelogonaiyao. 

*Ua muamua mai tala leaga, *ua a'u fa'atuama*oa ; 

Ni tala mai o le bo*o o Tigilau ; *• 

'Ua *atoa lava lou aso tau. 

A palni liutua ta*i*au ; 

Fa'amau fao tulimuli*au. 

1 A reference to Suisala, a chief of Matanta. 
« The name of a yonng chief. 
* A reference to a chief called Faapoaifioto. 
4 The name of a mountain, 
s A reference to the chief Va'afagota. 

« The name of a traditionary stone at Falelatai here put to signify the people of 
the place. ^ 

T One of Suluga's names. « A woman who was changed to a stone 

» The name of a dead chief. lo Suluga compared to Tigilau. 


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A*e liuliu a le togapnlaii; 

8i *ou lalelei 'oa nanriau. 

*A *o a'u lena sina fafine mai Savayan ; * 

Tiliaui * lea, e fai ma nofoatau, 

I 86 e mapu i ai Lenaanau.' 

•Ou te talita i ou tafatafa, 

Ma *ou sui loa masei^au. 

*Oifea *ea tupaa o le fanua ? 

Soufima e, Uluselevalevale,* 

Le paepae lei i soLii ana, 

Le fanua lea e tu^ulafoaH. 

O mai ia, ina lua o ia Puana' ma Tala*i.* 

Se*i lua Bilitonua mai ai 

Faunaua' ma Alomaugana^i' 

*Ua ma o mai, e le i ai ; 

Saili atu i le alasea^e. 

Nainai soania le fetuao, 

*0 Tapuitea • lo'o *ua sopolagi. 

Aue Li*agogo » i le talafatai, *ofea Letaiaua ? " 

Sulugaiu^amea lauama,^® 

Na matatau ma Lefaguguta.** 

' a latou to'ese'ese lua Lelamatantasiitepa *' 

la Si*iLiutoileli*Hga-*aeufi*atoaletuapapa.** 


Le usoilei *ua tagi mai ala 

Fagumau ia o Leutuu*amea,** 

Ma Samoa *ua fa'atautala. 

*0 le Mvli'au id Tu'u, 
E, Tu*u e *ua igo i lana sala e; 
E, *aua le fttulia, faitalia lona loto e. 
Aue sole Tu*u, ♦o fea lou fanua ? 
Aue Tutuila e, o lota nu*u e mamao. 
Fagali'i ma Selea le fanua, 
Olao, ma Tula, ma Onenoa, 
*0 fanua o Tu*u e *atoa. 
To lau sala, *a *ua iloa. 

Tu*a e, *ua igo i lana sala ; 

E, *aua le fetulia, faitalia lona loto e. 

Aue sole Tu*u e, *oifea ou fanua ? 
Fagalele, ma le tolo i Puava, 

» The name of land belonging to Tigilau. a A woman's name. 

» One of Suluga'8 names. 4 a woman changed into one of these tupua. 

» Names of two tupua at Amoa. « A chief of Satapuala, 

I 4" A^^h 2**,®t- . * '*"l»e name of a star. 

• A chief of Falelatai. lo Names of Sulnira 

" Va'afusu, chief of Falelatai. »« Tui'a'ana. 

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Initu, ma Inifa'atafa, 

*0 fanua o Tufileama^ga ; 

Notb ai, aua ^ua sala. 

Tu*a e, ''ua igo i lana sala, etc 


Aue sole Tu*u, "ofea ou fanna ? 
Se Olomio mai le Lupeulaiya,^ 
*0 i Va*agauta,* *o i Va*agatai.* 
*0 Letui ' le nu*u o sanali^ ; 
*A *o Nu*u ' le malae o ali*i 
*0 i Vaifoa* i malae Filogia.» 
E vavae le toga le Pu*a'ivme ; • 
*A galu, fatia Si*unau/ 
Tu^a e, *iia igo, etc 

Aue Gkilegalea*e ® i 01ofetu*u,* 
I Lealailenau " ma Tafa^toa." 
Mamafiologologo,^ ma Ausoloiago," 
Ma Itita^oto," ma Tagi," ma Al(^o ; * 
E sa^afi Tu*u i ona fanua. 
Lau sala e fa'apua fua. 
E alaala ai Moaaletiale *® se manaia. 
Ni *ava lelei ia atia mai ; 
Lafo i fafo, ia laiua ; 
Au mai 1 Me, 1 maia ; 
Ututia nl taufa e 6ui a*i ; 
La inu, ma nofonofo vale. 
Le sala a Tu'u *ua le a*e. 
Tu*u e, 'ua igo, etc 


*0 le Pitofau " o Tu*u sa lavalava mai. 

Ma Leuooutumoso ^^ na la momoe ai ; 

Fai ai ana mavaega. 

*A s» tamafafine, pule Fale'afa ; 

*A se aliH avane lona suafa. 

*A e liliu e ia ia Li'ava'a." 

Aua sa fa^amananiana. 

Tu*u e, *ua igo i lana oala. 

E, *aua le fetulia, faitaUa lona loto c 

1 A traditionary stone at Aopo. < The same. 

s A place in Sasina. ^ The drinking-water of Sasina. 

« The malae. « A place which divides the south wind, 

'A reef, » Pieces of land. 

» Land of Tu*u. ^^ A name of Tu*n. 

11 'fhe name of a fine mat. ^ The name of a place. 
IS The husband's name from whoip be ha4 taken the wife. Thet child was to be 
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la lafoia i lefigava^a tele; lit^ Let it be thrown on the deck of the 
large canop. A dt preoiatory saying of a Bp( aker. 

*0 hfogdva^a e tost. One family. 

Ua Uoa i va^a Idea, Of ODe seldom seen. 

Va le 8€^i man se (da va% Why not steer a straight course ? Applied 
to a speech having no definite proposition. 

Ua mde le manu e Af<mo, Afono made liyrlt of his prosperity. 

E pogai i vao, a e liaH i ala. It grew in the bush, but it is cast away 
in the road. 

*0 lalo ifi leneiy This is a Sccret ; lit.. This is under the chestnut 

*0 le puta i Tufa, Only a threat. 

Tti'u ia ma paga. In the game of tatia when counted wrongly ; 
applied to anything not pai<l for. 

Ua 86 va'a tu matagi. Of anything quick, like a canoe before the 

Ua tmuti-fa^ava^asavili. To obey like a canoe before the wind. 

Ua le seH seu fa'a'dlo. To request to be respectful ; lit. Why do you 
not steer out of the way ? 

Ia tola mea fa^a9olo, (of seuga-lupe). To dismiss an assembly. 

Pale'ta^eao e le afiafi. Who sits at home in the morning will not eat 
in the evening. Of a lazy person. 

Taliu a e popo% Of one who is afraid out at sc-a. He bails out the 
canoe, but is afraid. 

Ua le faxmnopu le tautu^u paltpala, A reference to the work of 
digging tupa. Applied to lazy people who do not help at work. 

E le fono pa^a mona vae. The crab dul not consult with its legs that 
they should pinch ; they did it of themselves. Applied to youths who 
g( t into trouble without consulting the seniors. 

'0 le lima e paia le mata; lit. The hand strikes the eye. Of one 
who brings trouble on himself. 

'0 le to*oto^o sinasina, A white sta£f ; i.e. a new speaker. 

*0 le to^oto'o ulivli, A black staff ; i.e., an old speaker. 

E logo le tuli ona tdtd. The deaf hear8 when he is tapped. 

E pata hi tutv, i ona vas. The crab blusters on his feet ; a boy blusters 
when he knows his father is near. 

Na *o gata e/asi a va^ai. The snake when about to be killed looks 
but does not escape. Said of one blamed before his face. 

E solo le fal, a e tu^u lefoto, Tiie skate swims away, but leaves its 

Ele pu se tino i upu. Words don't break bones. 

E p<da le ma% a ele pala upu. Stones rot but not words. 

Amuia le masina, e alu ma sau ; lit. Blessed is the moon which goes 
and returns I Men die and return not. 

*Oleua nafua mai Manuka, The rain came from Manuka. Spoken of 
a thii^g l(»no: known beforehand, and yet unprepared for. 

Uu tu^u ma% aema^a i a^au. The crabs left the stone, and took a 
piec« of tlie reef. 

Ua 8olo le lava-Hma, To be prosperous. 


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*0 le *umu ua vela. Of one who does many things for bis country. 

*0 le fola a Faledta, Doed not run far, but returns. 

*Ole a 808opo le manu vale i le fogd-tia^ The foolish bird passes over 
the ti^a. Applied by one of limself when speaking bef(»e ^rreat chiefs. 

^0 lefogdti*a ua malu maunu. Of one who calls in to get food. 

Ptmaptma a 'mawufou. To begin heartily and finish weakly. 

Uasevia toU, Applied to a number felling in a clubbing match. 

E i le Ha tafunaH, The rain carried by the wind to keward. 
Applied to toilnlo party. 

la fill eletad se agdwi^a. Let the wind choose as to the quickness of 
a canoe. 

8e alou mnnoginogi, Spc^on to a man of bail conduct His conduct 
is no more fragrant. 

E lutia i Puava^ a e mapu i Fagalele, Hard-pressed paddling in 
Puava, hut at rest in Fagalele. 

TJa tagi le faiu ma le deele. The stones and the earth weep. Applied 
to the death of a beloved chief. 

Ua hlea le laumea. The dry leaves are carried away by the win 1. 
Of troops routed 

Set logo ia Moo, Make it known to Moo. 

Ua o Tapatapad lefealwi% A myth of a mountain that went back- 
wards and forwards between tlpolu and Savai*L 

la tupu i sefnsi. May you grow in a swamp, t.e. quickly. A prayer 
of a father for his son. 

*0 le ola e tauptUe-esea, Our lives are decreed to be taken by the 

E ese eale aitu, ese le moemu i Is the aitu different from the moemu ? 
Do«ng something wrung under name. 

Tavai tataga le pUia, " Little pitchers have ears ; ** lit. Don't let 
lizards go near when getting afato, because they will eat them. 
Applied to children present at conversation of grown people. 

E tuai tuaiy ta te ma^ona ai. It is very long cominsr, but will be 
satibfying. Of an oven of food long in preparation, but satisfying. 
Applied generally to expected but delayed good. 

*0 le m&md ma le ponoi, A mouti<ful and a blow ; or of a canoe both 
leaky and with the waves coming in. Applied to one over-burdened 
with diflferent tasks. 

Ua mua ane lava se fale. First of all a house. Applied to one hav- 
ing neither strength nor means, but who talks of building a house. 

Ua Lea*ea, He is like Lea^ea. Lea^ea shook the bonito off his 
hook back into the sea. Applied to those rejecting good things when 

Ia e va£ a Vaeau, Let your feet be those of Vaeau (who went to 
heaven and back in a day) ; i.e., Be quick. 

Ua ole malaga i Oloolo, It is like the journey of Oloolo. Applied to 
a ♦hing proposed to be done, but yet left undone. (A Samoan myth.) 

Ua se ana. Of somethihg promised, but not given. 

A fai ea a^u mou titi seesee. Am I to be your old ^t'-leaf girdle ? Said 
to one constantly begging. 

Ua ola ipiniu, 1 hey used cups for fish-baskets ; because there were 
so few fish caught. 

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EtoaeU loto, a e pale noo^ Strong in heart, bat broken in the baclc. 
Of a man whose will is stronger than his body. 

Lua mata to ese. Two taro planted away ; i.e.. Better have a small 
plantation of yonr own than be joined with another. 

E Is papeva se upu, Not a word stumbles. 

Anini, Anini, Aveavai, The town Anini was banning, and Aveavai 
said it served them right, for they were thieves ; but the fire spread tu 
Aveavai, and they» too, were bomed oat. 

Ua aofia i lefutiafu e tasi. When the river dries ap, water is foand 
only in the bason of the waterfall. Applied to all being of one mind 
Id a coancil. 

8eH luaH lou le ^ulu tamnavMO, Pi<^ tbe breadftaits on the far- 
off branches first. Applied to any work, etc., to be done. Do the mo^t 
difficalt first. 

Tau ina ta mafa^apoi, Only threaten and not exoeote. 

la lafoia i le alo galo^ May you be thro^m on the bosom of the 
wave ; tiie front part of the wave where it is easy to swim. 

Ja natia i Faiftalavaiy May our fault be hidden in Fatudlavai. May 
we be forgiven. 

Ua se tifitifi. Of a nimble warrior. 

Ua se moo le sosolo. He is a lizard orawling. Of a disobedient lad. 

Ua se ia'ata'a a le ala, Like grass by the roadside. Of one who 
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The first letter in the Samoan alphabet It has a long and short pro- 
nunciation, so marked as to be eaual to two different letters. In some 
few words it is very short, almost like a short u ; as in mate, maliu, vave^ 
fanafanaiij etc. J[ is the vowel of emphasis. Added to some nouns, it 
makes them adjectives having the meaning of abounding in ; as rUua^ 
abounding in cocoa-nuts ; tagcUd, cootracted from tagaiaa^ to be full of 
people. It also terminates some ^ords indicating suffering. It is in 
snch cases long, and takes the accent; as tigd^ puapuagd, saud, etc. 
Also it terminates other words indicating mental distress ; as loud, soesd, 
matagd, ttigd, etc. 

A, prep, marking the genitive case, 
of^ or belonging to ; as *o Je afioga 
a le Atua, 

A, adv. when. Z o mai i IdUm^ ia 
tdtou o. When they come, let us go. 

*A, oonj* 1. but ;BB,^A^ua leai, but 
it is not 2. If; *-4 fat mai, 
tdtou talia. If he speaks, we will 

A, pron. what 7 Bed lea mea f 

A, a sign of the future tense, when 
near at hand ; as, '0 Z6 a uo, It is 
about to rain. 

A, an affix to some verbs to form 
the passive ; ave, to take, avea. 

A, an affix to some nouns to form 
adjectives, signifying full of, 
abounding in ; as, niuj a cocoa- 
nut : niua, fvll of cocoa-nuts. 

A, a sign of the dual and plural 
before the pronouns, inst^ of 

the singular la;esy8%atd tama ; 
and a tdtou mea. 

A, 8. a fence, instead of ai, on 

*A, adv, probably; used in poetry 
instead of ai ; as <^, a tutiloa le 
mala ia TolututuUa, 

A, is often used after verbs of 
speaking ; as, a e fai atu a fafine. 
Uafai mai a id. In. this case it 
is the prep, of; and le upu (the 
word) seems to be understood: 
thus the full sentence would be, 
but says (the word) of the 
women. At le va^a papalagi, 

*A, interj. of surprise. 

A*A, 8. Malcyy Akar. 1. fibres of a 

root, 2. Family connections; as, 

*Ua 908dh le a^a i le atga. It 

'takes o after it in the genitive 

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3. The name of a plant ; the root 
is used for food occasionally. 
A'a, 8. a kii'k. *0 lona a^a, 
A*A, V. to kick ; pi. Fea*a ; pcus, 


*A*A,,«. 1. the name of a fish. 2. 
The fibrous Bubstance which 
grows round the base of the 
cocoa-nut leaf; the stipule. 
Called also Lau^a^a, 

*A% itvterj. an exclamation of dis- 

^Aa, lumps of bread-fruit un- 
fermented in the Toaai. 

A^aa'a, 8. an oduriferous plant 
ut>ed in scenting oil (Seiges- 
becMa orientalis). 

A*AA*A, V. to have many a^a^ as the 
cocoa-nut tree. 

*A'AT, 8. a town, % village. *l7o t 
le *a*ai o finagcUo. It takes 
I ither a or after it. 

•A*Ai, V. pi of *Ai, to eat. 

'A*AO, 8. the arm, hand, leg, or foot 
of a chief. *0 lou ^a^ao, 

*A*AO, a. proud bearing ; applied to 
a pigeon preparing to fly; and 
s'-offingly to a man ; as, '&a *a*ao 
iiaud le tagata lea, 

A'aose'e, 8. Ch. word, as Limase'e. 

A*AU, 8. a coral reef. *0 le ^a^au o 
le nu^u. 2. The loop at the end 
of the po]e for catching pigeons. 

'A'AFA, indecent word. 

A'Au, 47. to swim; pi. pe'ausi *l7a 
toHUdo le va^a ^uafe^ausi le nso. 

A*AU, V, pi, of, *AU, to send. 

A'AFiA, V. 1. to be taken away (of 
property) by a relation, without 
tne permission of the owner. 
From A*A, a root *l7a *ave and 
^ua *a*afia i le diga. 2. To be 
Involved with otherd in trouble. 
*{7a *a*afia tdiou i le amio a 

*A^AriA, 8. the name of a shrub. 

*A'AFU, V. pi. of *AFU, to wrap up in 
a sheet. 

A'AQA, 8. a kicking match. 'O le 
a*aga a tama. 

<A^ALA, V. Malay, Gatal, to smart ; 

pi. FI'ALASI. 

*A*ALA, §. the smarting; as of a 
wound. *0 lona ^a^aki. 

*A'alb, 8. a driving in war, a rout. 
Na *c tau i tai, iUtole ^a^ale. 

*A*ALE, a. prompt, doing with 
despatch. * Ua fai mea ''a^ale. 

*A*ALi% 8. a species of iaro. 

*A*ALO, a. deceitful, avoiding open- 
ness, covering up. ^Aua le fai 
mta *a*^alo. 

*A*ALO, V. pi, of *cilo ; to avoid con- 
stantly or repeatedly. 

'A'alu, 8. I. dregs, s.diment; as 
*ALU. 2. Cocoa-nut oil partially 

*A*ALU, V. to be partially formed, 
applied to scraped cocoa-nutit 
which do not readily yield oil. 

*A*AMAU, 8. 1. cocoa-nuts which fall 
from the tree, and grow as they 
He. 2. Plants and trees firmly 
* A*AMi, V. to fetch ; *a*ami mai, to 
come and fetch a thing from the 
speaker; ^a^ami atu, to go and 
fetch from a distance; pas8. 
*AMiA ; redup. *AMi*AMr, to fetch 
one after another. 

*A*AMi% 8. the name of a shrub. 

*A*AMU, V. to whisper and excite 
discontent with ridicule; pi. 


*A*AiiuvALB. V. to whisper and 
excite discontent without cause. 

^A'ANO, 8. 1. flesh of animals. 2. 
The kernel of a cocoa-nut. *0 
U Wano o le niu. 8. Substantial 
food. *Ualetoe *at ni mea ^a*anOf 
na *o 8%uivai. *0 Idna ^a^ano. 
4. The meaning, the substance. 
*0 le *a*ano o lana lauga. 

*A'ano, V, 1. to have a thick ker- 
nel, as a full-grown cocoa-nut; 
pass. 'anoa. 2. To indulge in 
angry feelings. 86 tagata *ua 

*A'apa, v. to put out the hand in 
order to take hold of something. 
** Ind *a^apa atu ia o lou 2tma, 
ma tago i lona t't* ** (Ex. iv. 4). 

*A*APO, V. pi. of *APO. 

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sail; from 'apu, a cup. ^Ua I 

^a^apu leldile matagi. \ 

*A*ASA, V. to be flowing Lot; fig, 

to be ardent. *Ua 'a^aea le loto i 

lefia alu, 
*A*A8A, a. glowing hot. *0 ma^a 

*a^a8a o le umu, 
*A*ASi, v. 1. to scrape tutuga (the 

pap^ mulberry) with the ^oft, a 

shell. 2. To scratoh. 
A'asia, pass, of A*A. 
*A*ATA, V. pi, of *ATA, to laugh. 
A^ATASi, 8. a species of cress (Car- 

damine swrmentosa). 
'A'ATi, V. to eat in, as an nicer. 

*Ua *a''aii e pei *o se papcUa. 2. 

To eat into a tree, as the afato, a 

grub, does. 3. To gnaw oflf, as 

the skin of su.s:ar-cane or the 

husk of a cocoa-nut. 4. To 

pierce, as the teeth of a dog, so 

ns to meet. 
*A^ATi, a. eating, corroding ; as *o 2e 

papaUi ^a^ati. 
*A*ATO, a. complete, in counting 

entire tens ; as e seftUu ^a^ato. 
*A'ava, a. 1. pungent, sour, acrid ; 

from ^AYA. 2. Scorching hot, as 

the sun. *0 le la ^a^ava. 
*A*AVA, V. 1. to be pungent, sour, 

acrid. 2. To be scorching hot. 

*'Ua ^a^ava le Id ; pass, *avasia. 
*A*AYB, V, to lie talked about, 

applied to a renowned warrior, 

or a fine man; as Gaimgana 

FuaHina. TJa *'a*'ave tola % lea 

Ab, irvUrj. used in chasing a bird, 

or in forbidding a dog running 

after something. 
K% V, 1. to go up, to ascend, as 

from fishing. *Ua a'e U faiva. 

2. To return from banishment. 

*Ua a*e mat le teva a Mucut, 3. 

To rise, as waves. ^Ua a'e mai 

galu. Bedup.f abba's. 
A*'B, c^dv. up. *£7a alu a^e le Id, 
'AX V. to ascend, as to tlie top of 

a house, tree, or mountain ; pi, 

pe'a*bi, and TArsiLi ; pass. *a*ba, 

to be tistken, as a fort. ^Da *a^ea 

le *olo» 

Aba, s. always with se, a score ; as 
seaea, e ludea, e toltigdea, 

A'EGA, s. 1. an ascent. *0 le a*ega 
o le nu% the accent of the place. 
2. The food prepared for seuga, 
'0 le a'ega a le nu'u. 3. llie 
coming of a shoal of fish. *0 le 
a^ega o anae, 

'A^A, s, a pole or beam, used for 
a ladder. 

A^AFALB, $, the provoking con* 
duct of a i'amily, compared to an 
ascent. ^Ou te tiga i le a^eadfale. 

A^BQAFALB, s. a number of houses 
built at the same time. 


made at the same tima 

A*EGAVA% s, canoes built at the 
same time. 

'Abmaisb, oonj. also, together with ; 
as Amaise. 

A*ematafaga, from a'e and matd- 
faga, v. to act without consulting 

'Aeno, «, a species of land-cm b. 

*A'bpopo'b, from a*e and popo% to 
climb in fear, as a tree. 

A*BTUA, V, to take hold of one arm 
with the hand of the other arm, 
behind the back. 

Ai, V. 1. to fence in; pas'*, aia. 
2. To join two seams by sewinjr. 

Ai, s. a fence, a railing ; '0 Idua di. 

At, s. a concession made in defer- 
ence to another party, E le toe 
tau, ^a e tu^u atu e fai ni ona ai 
o le ifoga. Nearly syn. ava. 

At, a relative particle; as, *0 7e 
togafiti e ola a% a plaJi by which 
to live. *0 le mea lea na ia sau 
ai. That was the reason ixihy he 
came. There, or for the verb to 
be. Peat Sana aval Is there a 
wife to him ? 

Ai, pron. irUer, who? *0 ai ^eaf 
whose ? 'O le fale oaii him, it, 
her, Na e sau i le v^a^ai ^Ou te le 
sau ai. 

Ai, whoever. Ai sefla sau. 

Ai, adv. probably, very I'kely, ai 
lava^ na te le sau. 

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*Ai, V, to eat; jpZ. 


'Ai, 8. 1. a present of raw food. *0 

. le ^ai a le aliH. 2. A stone witli 
which children play hide ar.d 
seek. 3. A count towards the 
number which determines the 
game. *0 lo mdtou *ai e tasi. 

A*i, a particle denoting the cause, 
means, or instrument. Au mat 
8e toH e vavae aH le la*au. 

AiA, V. 1. to be rubbed, worn, as 
E aia ma^a e le vai; 2. to be 
galled or chafed, as by the seat 
of a canoe while paddling. 

Aia, V, to have authority over. E 
iloga e te aid i lend mea. It is 
mostly used with a negative. 

A*iA% a. true, genuine. 

A'iA% adv. very, truly, really. 
'0 te fa^amaoni aHaH, 

*Ai'AiuLi, see 'Aiuli. 

*Ai^AiaA, 8. 1. a remnant, from 
which part is taken ; as, a piece of 
cloth. 2. Something pai-tly con- 
sumed; as a fowl partly eaten. 
3. A part of the moon, either 
waxing or waning. *0 le ^ai^aigd 

'Ai'aiga, 17. to be incomplete ; as a 
part of a piece of cloth ; a fowl 
partly oaten ; the moon before or 
_ after the full. 

*Ai'aigA, v. to go out to beg food, 
such as the case mentioned in 
Luke xi. 6. SeH ^di^aigaina mat 
sa idtou *ulu. 

*Ai*AiOAGA, 8. a paity begging food. 

*Ai'AiGAMi8A, V. to interfere in 
family quarrels. 

'Ai'aigataua, v. to interfere in a 
war of others. 

*AiAU, V, lit. to eat the gall, to be 
cowardly. Syn. Atk*ai. 

AiAFUA, 8. the longing of a preg- 
nant woman. 

*AiALi% V. to supply a chief with 
food, in order to be repaid in 

*AiALi'iGA, '\ 8. the office or act 

♦AiALrtTAGA, / of ^aialiH. *0 Idna 

'AiATE, V. to eat his liver, a 

'Aiisi, V. from *ai and isi, to beg 
food. Syn, 'aise^e. 

Ai*oi, V, to beg, to entreat, to im- 
plore, la aPoi ia ''au mai 86 mea. 

Ai*oi, 8. an entreaty. *0 Idna 

Ai'oiMAMATB, V. to beg earnestly. 

AiOGB, 8. one who removes to 
another place on account of 
scarcity of food ; a term of ro- 

AiOGE, V. to leave one's village on 
account of scarcity of food. 

*Ai'u, V. to eat sulkily. 

*AiULi, V. lit *aij to eat uli, the 
shoots of tare; to pet, to make 
much of ; applied to a favourite 
child, or to a people who make 
much of their chief. *Ua ^aiidi 
i lo Idtou aliH. Bedup. *ai'aiuli. 

*AiuLi, 8. the making much of. 

AiUTA, V. to dwell inland. le 
nu^u e aiuta gogo, 

*Aifa'apbii, v. to eat to repletion, 

*AiFA*ATOGA, W. to eat and 

*AiPAATUiiOGA, / throw away what 
is left. 

^AiFANUA, 8. a tenant, a person 
cultivating another person's land. 
Tiie custom was confined to 
relations and family connections. 

*AiFANUA, 17. to be a tenant. 

*AiFETAU, V. to upbraid for eating 
without paying. 

AiFOi, 8. a crab, snake, or cock- 
roach which has cast its skin. 

*AiFUNA, V. to stop in a family for 
the sake of food. 

AiGA, 8. a family ; a relative ; co- 
habiting, as the beginning of a 
family. ^TJa fai lo la diga. 

AiGA, V, to belong to a family. 
Mdtcu te diga. 

*AiGA,8. 1. the act of eating. 2. A 
meal. A foreign application of 
the word. 

*AiGAAiTU, 8. an ulcer hard to heal. 

^Atgaaleafi, 8. lit. ^aigay the eat- 
ing ; afi, of the fire ; ashes. 


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*AiGAULnjLi, nearly the whole. A 
word used only on Mana*a. 

*AiGAMEA, «. 1. a part of some food, 
as part of a joint of meat. 2. A 
contemptuoud term for a diseased 

AiGOFiE, «. a club match. 

AiGOFiE, o. pretty, as a Tillage. 
*0 le ''a^ai aigofie. 

*AiLAO, 8, the act of fencing with, 
_ or flourishing, a club. 

*AiLAO, V. to bi-andish the club. 

*AiLAOPULOU, V. to give thanks for 
property or good news; putting 
the gift on the head. See also 

'AiLAUuLU, V. lit, to eat hair, to be 
a coward. 

'AiLALALA, 8, ouc fouud not to be a 

Atlb, 8, a coooa-nut just formed. 

'AiLOTO, cancerous ulcer. 

*AiLUA, a. two fathoms of cloth 
sewn together lengthways. 
le *«e ailua, 

AiLUAiNA, V. to be sewn together, 
as two pieces of cloth. 

*AiMATJ. See *AiALi*i; v. to con- 
tinue feeding the chief. 

AiMALO, V, to be victorious. 
Mostly applied to children and 

*AiMiMi, V. 1. to eat chewed food. 
2. To be severely beaten with 
fists or clubs. 

*AiMATU. See Fa*a*aimatu. 

*AiMBAiMin, V, to dream of feast- 

^AiMEO, V. to be angry on account 
of, or in connection with, food. 

*AiMEO, o. angry on account of 
food; pi. 'aimemeo. 

*AiAiELO, genitale rubrum feminse ; 
pi, 'AiMEMELO. A term of re- 

*AiNA, a. eataUe. 

AiNA, v. to be inhabited. 

AiNAGA, 8. 1. a child given to the 
gods or a chief. 2. Attendants 
and ministers of the aitu, SeH 
fa'apouliuligaH le ainaga, le 

AiNiu, V. to pick cocoa-nuts on a 

journey in order to eat. 
*Ajniu, 8, the sheath or covering 

between the coooa-nut and the 

^AiPA, 8, a glutton. 


reduced to poverty. JSa *ai mea 

leleif *a *o Imd ^ua 8amu9amu ma 

•AiPOPOLE, V. to eat in haste. 
AisA, V. to take out the inbide of 

any large fish in order to eat it. 
*AiSAGO, V. to praise the food or 

property which has been given. 
'AiSALi, 8. the perianth of the 

cocoa-nut, used to scrape out the 

Ai SE A ? adv. why? 'Ua le alu at 

*AisE*E, V. to beg food at a feast. 

Fua mai H*ind masei, 'aUe'e. 
*AisiLA, V. to beg fish, of those 

AisoLA, 17. 1. to steal property from 

relations ; also food. 2. To steal 

a wife. 
*AisoLOsOLO, V. a term used by 

visitors while feeding on the fat 

of the land, without any trouble 

to themselves. As the 8ega eats 

of the blossom of nuts. 
Aisopo, V. to eat up all. 
AiTA, 8. the grommet of a sail. 
'AiTAGi, 8. lit. to eat weepinpr, 

a funeral feast. A recently - 

adapted term. 
*AiTALAFu, V. to borrow, to get on 

credit. Introduced from the 

*AiTALiAGA, V. to eat lying on the 

back ; of sick and lazy. 
*AiTELE, 8. a great eater, a glutton. 

Syn. *AlPA. 
AiTiA, 8. a child's game. Aitia i 

Manono e. 
AinATU, V. to dance on a canoe in 

front of a war party; to jump 

about at a feast. Atia e te 

aiticUu, a ia nofo i hdo. 
*AiTOU, V. of a fish, to play with 

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^AiTOOA, ». a pig divided out and 
eaten, to be paid for in toga. 

•AiTOTO, V. to have a bloody 

AiTU, s, 1. a spirit. 2. A god. 
8yn. Atua. Pe 'e«e le aitu, 'ete 
le Moemu ? 3. A feast in honour 
of a god. 

AiTUA, v. to be haunted. 

AiTUEMEA, an expression signi- 
fying bad luck. The opposite to 
meaaaitu, good luck. To do a 
tbiug under the influence of an 
aUu. [T. P.] 

*AiTmvi, 8. pain from eating after 
abstinence frtim food. *Ai tu ivi. 

AiTuo, iiUerj, the call in iautapa. 

AiTUTAGATA, «. a murderer by 
means of the /oto, the barb of 
the Bay ; an assabsin. 

ArruTAOATA, V. to assassinate by 
means of the /oto. 

AiVAO, V. to run wild, of animals 
which have strayed into the 

AiVAO, a. wild, of animals. 

^AiVALE, V. to eat improper articles 
of food. 

AivALE, V. 1. to eat up all the food, 
leaving none for visitors. 2. To 
eat up the produce of a planta- 
tion wastefully. 

'AiYALEA, v. to be nibbled, as a 
bait by a fish. 

'AivAYA, to commit fornication 
while professing to be a virgin. 

Ac, «. 1. a cloud. la mdtafitafi ao 
valevcde. 2. Day; opposed to 
po, nigiit. 3. Daylight, the 
dawn. 4. A chiefs head. 5. A 
title of dignity given to chiefs. 
*0 Uma ao, 6. The name of a 

Ao, v. 1. to be day. *Da ao, 2. 
To be dawn ; fxisB, aoiva. Na 
aoina le malaga, 3. To have 
peace. Anei foi ao e fdla/mo, 

Ao, a. ten, used in counting games. 

Ao, V. impers, it is rigtit, proper, 
fitting, necessary. E ao ina eau 
*o ia. It is necessary tnat he 
should come. 

Ao, V. to collect, to gather together. 
*Ua 080 atu le teine e ao i le 
*au*afa ; pas8, aofia. 

Ac, V, to be excellent, to be perfect, 
as a house, boat, &c. ; redup,' 
AOAO. *Ua cuxw le va^a i va^a 

Ac, «. to search, to look for, espe- 
cially in the bush ; redup, aoao. 

*Ao, a, small-made, slender, of 
men ; redup. 'ao'ao. 

A*o, V. to teach, to learn; pa88» 
ANGINA ; redup, a'oa'o ; pa88. 


AoA, «. 1. a fish-trap. 2. A bird- 
cage. 3. The bole in the coral- 
teSi in which the cuttle-fish 

AoA, 8, the banyan-tree (Ficus 

*A*OA*i, V, to reprove, to correct 

*A^A*iOA, 9. a reproof, a correction. 

Aoao, a. excellent, surpassing^ 
supreme; from AC. EptUeaoao. 

Aoao, v. to be supreme. 

A*OA*o, f. a teacher; from A*o. 

A'OA*o, V. to teach. See A*o. 

A*OA*o, 8. Tahitian, a preacher. 

'Ao*AO, 8, 1. armpits. Ona *a4>*ao. 
2. llie inner sides of a canoe. 

*Ao*AO, 8, slim. See 'Ao. 

AoAULi, 8, before noon. Syn. 


AoAFAFiNB, 8. a tree of the fig 
kind (Ficus). 

AoALATA, 8, a coralline. 

AoATAi, 8. 1. a large branching co- 
ralline (Gorgonia). 2. Another' 
name for the aoafafine (Ficus). 

AoAT/>TB, 8, a large species of fig- 
tree (Ficus). 

AOATBA, wn. AoArLi. 

Aoi, f>. See Alol 

AoiNA. See Ao. 

AouLA, 8. a day dance. 

AoFA% V. n. to collect together, to 
come together; from ao; pi, 
FBAoyA'i. Used only of people. 

AovAlQA, 8. the sum total lona 
aofaHga o ntea uma. 

AoFAGA, 8, a collection, a gather- 
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AoFAGA, 8, a partj searehing for 
anything; Iioiu ao. 

AoFiA, V. pass, of AO, to be as- 
sembled, to be collected. 

AoFiA,«. au asseaibly. 

AoGA, a. useful, valuable, profit- 
able. O le mea aogd lava, 

AoGA, s. usefulness. E leai sotia 

A^OGA, s, 1, a teaobing. 2. A 
school. Idna a^oga, 

AoGALEMU, V. to be broad day- 
light. *Uu aogalemu le ao, 

AoLAQiA. V. to be cloudy. 

AoLBLE, s. scud, flying clouds. 

A ONA TAU. See Tad. 

AoLO, V. from olo, to reprove 

'A*OLOA, s. Syn, Mast. 

Agfa, word of tautapa : ** Mimusa 
e, mimusa 0, Aopa e, aopa e 
AitUy aituo ** 

AopoA, 8. a large cloud. 

AosoA, s. a day song. 

AoTELB, V, to gather all into one, 
of things. 

AoTELEGA, 8, a general gathering 
together in one, as food or pro- 
perty. *0 le aoielega a mea. 

AoTo*A. adj. stationiyry, cloudy. 

Au, s, 1, a sharp fish thorn ; hence 
— 2. A needle. 3. A tattooing 
instrument. 4. The gall; in 
poetry, the seat of the affections. 
£} vaua mai au. 5. The liver of 
^ a pig. 6. A current at sea. *Ua 
usiile galu ma le au. 

Au, profk ^2., thy. Mcday^ Kau. 

Au, a partiule of negation; as Au 

Au, adj. good : Sefaioa in. 

Au, V, to reach to; pass, ausia, 
AUTiA, and AULiA. The last 
applied to a body reached in the 
face of the enemy and carried 
off in time of battle. Tou te le 
au i Samoa, *Ua le atma le 
luaH nofoa^iga^ 

Au, V. to carry away, as the stones 
of a wall; pass, aua; redup, 


*Au, adv. jet, hitherto, always 

with the negative. E le *du sau. 
He ha^ not yet go ue. 

*Au, V, to siJe with, to be < f the 
same piurty, in disputes or 
quarreLi ; from 'au, a troop. 

'Au. 8. 1. the stalk of a idunt. 2. 
A handle. *0 hna ^au. 3. A 
bunch of bananas. le ^aufaH. 
4. A troop of warriors. *0 ^au a 
lo mdtou nu'tt. 5. A dastf, or 
company. 'O le *au faipule a le 
%u*u. 6. A shoal of fish. '0 le 
''au i'a. 7. The keel of a canoe, 
before it is cut. 

'Au, V. to send ; au mai to bring ; 
pi. 'A'AU, pass. 'AUiNA ; pass, pi, 


A*u, pron. I. Malay, Aeu. 

A'u, V. to scrape the dirt from the 
hole of the fresh planted taro^ 
' and to press down the, tigapula. 
When three or four leaves ap- 
pear, the process is called Fa^a. 

A*v, 8. the g^rd-fish. 

'A'u, a. meeting, as a girdle of 
leaves or a wrapper. *0 le titi 
le 'oH*; pi. *A*AU. 

'A'u, V. 1. to surround so as to 
meet. Applied to girdles of 
leaves; pL 'a*au. 2. To reach 
or arrive. Ua le *a*u mai lau 
avd. Syn. O'Oy tawnu^u. [cabnb.] 

*AuA, V. impers. do not. ''Aua le 
alu ; lit. Do not the going. 

Aua, eonj, 1. because, on account 
of. 2. Just so, to be sure. In 
assenting to a person speaking. 3. 
As a particle of dissent, or correct- 
ion. Well but. Aua na sau. 

A9a, 8. a young anae, 

A UA A ? interrog. but what is it ? 
or, what about it 

AuAi, 8. to join with, to take part 
in. Mdiou te le a%Mi i lend mea. 

AuA% V. to take in turns, to alter- 
nate; redup, AUAUA^i; recip. 

AuAO, 8. a general name for flying 

'AuAO, 8. attendants on the aitu, 
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AuAU, 9. rubbifih carried off the 
beach and out to sea by the 
high tide. 

AuAU, V. to pick out, as the bones 
of a fish. 

Au^Au, V, to review troops, before 
going to light 

'Au^AU, 8. 1. the ridge pole of a 
house. 2. The part of the house 
under the ridge pole, by the 
central posts. Lefafine e nofo i 
le ^au^au, 

*Au*AU, V, 1. to swim about; from 
^a*au. 2. to bathe; a chief's 

AuAU, a. complete, in counting. 
Efd audu gafa. Four complete 

AxJAUGA, «. the lau'ie left over after 
making a fine mat, and used to 
make a second of inferior quality. 

'Au'AUFAU, V. to agree together in 
regard to doing something. 

*Au*AnLi, «. a tree whose &uit 
bliaters the siiin. (Dyospyros 

♦Au'AULOA, V. to pass right on to 
the journey's end without calling 
in on the way. 

*Au*AUMAiLB, $, one kind of yam 

*Au*AUMAMA, a, 1. good quality; 
as property. 2. Clean, well 
kept; as a plantation. 3. Good- 
looking ; as a party of travellers, 
or a company of warriors. 

•Au*AUNA, 8. a servant; from *au. 
to send. *0 Idna ^au^auna, 

*Au*AUNA, V, to serve. 

*Au'AUNONO, 8, a wild yam (Dios- 

*Au*Axi8i, a. good-looking. 8yn. 


AuAUTA*ATA*A, «. a rock in the 
reef. Uma soa le auauta^ata^a. 

Au^AFA, 8. the fine mats consti- 
tuting the wealth of a family. 
So called because tied up in a 
bundle with 'a/a. Fa'asau le 

AuAOA, «. the part of the body 
between the tlngh and penis. 

AuAOA, V, to continue to act, to 
live on. E duln tatou aga. 

AuAOA. Syn. Atjeva. 

AuAGA^B, 8. a cunent setting to 
the east; from au, current; aga^ 
going; o*e, up. 

*AuAQAFULU, a. ten, yams or 
bunches of bananas. 

'AuALA, «. the roadside. O lona 

AuALA, 8. the bier of a dead chief. 
*0 lona duala. 

AUALBLE, 8. 1. the fish aua, being 
afraid of the malatdi, jumps out 
of the water as if flying, lele. 2. 
A coward. 

*AuALi% «. 1. a talie tree (Ter- 
minalia). 2. A keel of a canoe 
made of Udie, A cliief s word. 

AuALOPA, 8, a keepsake, some- 
thing kept in remembrance of 
tiie absent or dead. 

*AuLUA, twenty, yalns or bunches 
of bananas. 

AuALUMA, «. 1. a company of single 
ladies. ^Ua alu ifo i le fale i le 
ducUuma, Le dualwna o Man- 
ono. 2. Euphemistic for penis. 

^AuAMA, 8. lit. a troop of shame- 
faced ones. A depreciatory 
word when begging, or when 
refusing to give anything to 

'AuAMALA, 8, the fly fish-hook of 
ill luck ; that is, when the fisher 
is unsuccessful. 

*AuAMANU 8. the fish-hook of good 
luck, when the fisher is success- 

AuAMO, V. to carry a dead chief 
about on a bier. 

*AuAMO, 8. a party carrying the 
post of a house. 

AuANB, V. to take the name of the 
he^ of a family who is dead, 
to succeed to a name or title. 
When a son or brother succeeds, 
du ifo is used. 

AuATA, V. to show respect to. 
*AuAVAiVAi. See *Auama. 
*AuE, interj, 1. alas, oh I wonder. 
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mauga, mauga o 8avai*u Malay, 

Weh, "WAH. 
AiTE'B, 8. a passenger, one who 

begs a passage in a canoe. 8yn. 

AuEGA, 8. the cry of atie. 
*Au*EVA, 8. snakes, shellfish (Crus- 
tacea), &c., which have shed 

their skin. Nearly syn, with 

'Au'eta, V, to cast the skin, as 

snakes, Crustacea, &c 
*Aui, V. to wind round, as a band- 
age; intern. *au*axji, to wind 

round aud round. 
*Aui, a. ten, in counting bonito. 

*Aui*A, a. slender, of men. 
*Au*iLi*iu, V. to go all, as all the 

people of a village going a 

AuiLUMA, V. to advance, to make 

progress ; as a wall being built, 

or a sick person towards health. 
*AuiTALiOA, V. lit, to be sent by 

the ears, to be led away by re- 
AuiTUA, f>. to retrograde, to grow 

worse ; as a disease. 
'AuivT, «. the skeleton. '0 lona 

Auivi, t?. to be skinny; pa88. 

AurviA. Tino e auivia i lefa^a- 

Auo. 8. a calm. *Va pa*u le duo i 

le ^auva^a neL 
*Au*o*A, 8. one kind of yam (Dios- 

*AuoLETALiOA, 8, the back of the 

ear. Lona *au6letaliga. 
Auoso, 8, a passenger. *0 lona 

duoso. 8yn. An*E'E. 
AtJoso, V. to be a passenger. 
^Auoso, V. to have plantations 

robbed by a number of family 

AuosoGA, «. a party who wound 

their heads with stones, <&c., as 

an expression of love to a dead 

chief. ^0 le duo8oga o le oliH. 
'AuuLiA, a. dirty, bad ; applied to 


Au*xjPEOA, 8. weapons of war. *0 
du^upega o le toa. 

*AuFA'ATALA, 8. oue of the tattoo- 
ing iubtruments. 

AuFAGA, «. a bandage used on the 
feet in climbing cocounut trees. 
See Apaga. 

'AuFA% 8. a buuch of bananas. 
*0 Idna ^aufaH. 

^AuFALB, 8. sticks foF buUding a 
house for 8euga. 

AuFALB, V. Bee Leaufali. 

*AuFALE, 8, women living together. 

AuFANA, 8. a bow. *0 Idna du- 

AuFANAUA, V. to be childless, from 
the death of children. 

AuFANUA, 8. a current in the sea 
setting towards the land. 

AiTFASA, lit higher than the fasa 
tref ; to rise, of the moon. 8yn. 
FAna'b. *Ua aufcua le Id. 

'AuFATA, 8. palanquin-bearers. 
*0 Idna *auf(Ua. 

•AuFin, V. to writhe in pain. 

*AuFONO, 8. a division of a village, 
used in some places instead of 
ala. *0 lo mdiou *aufono. 

AiTFONo, 8. a meeting of gods for 
consultation. Only used at 

AuFUA, V. to begin. 8ee Afua. 

*AuPUA, V. to send away empty. 

*AuGA, 8. a turn in succession, as 

*AuGA, V. to look up to, to attend 
on, to depend on. 

*AuGA, 8. See *Au8AGA. 

AuGA, 8. a makeshift, a do-no- 
better. le duga lava. 

AuQA, V. to be for a makeshift. 

AuGA*AU, 8. a review, a display of 
troops before going to war. Fol- 
lowed by o or o *0 le dugd*au 
a le nu*u. 

AuGAALi*!, 8. a succession of chiefs. 
'0 lo Idtou dugdaliH. 

AuGAFATU, I 8. the rcmoviug of 

AuoAMA'A. S the heap of stones 
placed in the shallow water of 
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'AuGAMALiE, «. to oome oppor- 
tunely. 8yn. Taioalbmu. 

AuGAMALO, «. a aoooeeaion of mSl^. 

AuGANi, «. an oath. Lana au- 
gam, Ona toe fa^afiU at lea*ota 
ma U augani (Matt. xxvi. 72). 

AuGANi, v.'to Bwear. 

*AuGAPiu, ct. very ugly, exceedingly 
bad; applied to men, houses, 
ftc, yery small, as taro, 

AuGAPO, 8. the suooession of nights. 

'AuGATA, a. lit. difficult to send, 
disobedient ; pi. *augatata. 

* Aug ATA, V. to be disobedient. 

AuGATAGATA, 8. the succession of 
the generations of men. Lo 
Idtou dugatagaia. 

AuGATTPU, 8. a succession of kiugs. 
Lo Idtou dug&upu, 



^AuGAVALE, a, perishing, unen- 

during, of men, houses, cloth- 
ing, &c, 
'AuGoras, a. lit, easily sent, 

*AuGOFiB, t?. to be obedient 
'AuGUTUAVA, «. the sides of an 

opening through the eoral reel 

*0 lona ^augutuava. 
'AuGUTUVA*A, 8. the top sides of u 

cauoe. *0 lona *augutuva*a, 
'Aula, 8. the two edges of a 

6amoan sail. ^0 lona ^atdd. 
AuLA*AUA, «. to be killed and 

decapitated in war, and haye the 

head carried away; from the 

la^au or club with which he was 

AuLA*i, V. to be heaped up, to be 

in abundance; pL *aulala*i. 

See Faula*!. 
AuLA*iGA, 8. a heap. See Fau- 

AuLA'iGATAGATA, 8. a generation 

of men. '0 lo mdtou aida^igd- 

'AuLAUMBA, 8. fish-gills. A chiefs 

word for FuUauvi. '0 lona 

*AuLAi.o, V. to swim low, in order 

to catch sea-birds. 

'AiTLALO, 8. the under jaw of a pig. 

See Taulalo. 'O lona *dtdalo. 
*AuLAMA, 8. 1. dry cocoa-nut leaves 

used as torches. *0 ^aulama a 

teine, 2. Dry logs of ijiiele, 
AuLAMU, 8. the jaw. 
*AuLAPATA*i, 8. the level land at 

the foot of a hilL Aleo Lapata*l 

*0 le ^anlapata't o le mauga. 
'AuLAPB, 8. witnesses or lookers-on 

at the game of tologa^ whose 

business it was to see that the 

tapula^a, or boundary, was not 

stepped over by the players. 

*Ua ta*^oto le *aulape o le nu^u. 
'AuLBLE, V, to run swiftly. 
'AuLBLEi, 8. a favouring current in 

the sea. 
*AuLBLEi, a, 1. handsome, applied 

to men only, and not to women. 

2. Good-looking, of bananas. 

Syn. *Au*AU8i. 
AuLBLEiA, V. to be carried alon^, 

as a boat at sea, by a fiEtvourable 

AuLi, a. pure, unmixed, of water. 

*0 le vai duLi, 
AuLi, 8. a clothes-iron. Ldna dvli. 
AuLi, V. to iron clothes. 
AuiJA, V. 1. to reacli, to arrive at. 

'Z7a avlia lenei aso. 2. To l^ 

taken in war, either dead or 

AuiiULi, a. spacious. Syn. Va- 


AuLiULiGiA, r. to be far from, to be 
free from blama 

*AuLOLo, 1 8. the stem from 

*AuL0S0L060, / which the cocoa- 
nuts have been picked. TLey 
take ldna with the person, lona 
with the tree. 'O le niu ma 
lona, etc. 

AuMA, 8. a rock below the surface 
of the sea, known by the swell it 
causes. It is called tdu in some 
parts. *0 le auma o le nu^u. 

AuMA ? for what purpose, of what 
use ? E tu^u e aumd ; a le togia 
aH Idu sola i 

AuMAU, 8. an ab'en, a stranger. O 
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AuHAU, V, to sojourn, to reidde in a 
strange village or country. 

AuMATUA, ir. to be without mafua, 
or pigeons' food. 

AuMAFUTB, 8. the wood of the 
paper mulberry, aft» the bark 
U stripped o£f. It takes o or a 
in the genitive, etc. 

^AuMAOA, 8, 1. the company of 
young men or young women who 
chew the ^ava; from mSmd, to 
chew. *0 le ^aumaga a le aliH. 

2. Young men generally. 
*AuMAGEO, 8. one kind of banana 

*AuMALAiA, troops who are always 

getting into trouble. *0 ana 

'AuMALAiA, V. to be continually in 

*Ax7MALiE, 8, one kind of banana 

^AuMALOsi, 8. one kind of wild yam 

AuMALOTU, V, to struggle. *Ua 

dumalotu fua, le fe% ^a ^ua le toe 

*AxJMALU, «. one kind of wild yam 

*AxjMANUiA, 8. troof>s always pros- 
perous and victorious. 
*AuMANTjiA, 17. to be continually 

•AuMATA, 8. the inner comer of the 

eye. Lona ^aumata. 


*AUMATUA, 8. a breeding animal. 

LdfM, ^aumatua, 
AuMATUA, 8. an orphan. *0w te le 

tu^ua outou pei *o tama dtimatud. 
'AuMEA, 8. an associate. *0 Idna 

*AuMEAMAMAE. 8. a bosom friend. 
_ Ldna 'aumeamamae, 
AtJMOB, V. 1. to sleep away from 

home. 2. To go out courting. 

3. To sleep in a woman's family, 
with a view of making her pro- 
posals of marriage : pi, aumomoe. 

AuMOEGA, 8. the paiiy going to 
make proposals to a lady. Ona 
alu ifo lea 'o dumoega a le tama. 

Aumomoe, v. pi. of aumok. 

Aumomo'e, v. to run on. 

Attmuli, 8. a current setting west 

Lona aumuli. 
AxjNA*iL<»A, V, to continue a long 

time; as a house, canoe, life, 

*AuNiFO, 8. the row of teeth. Le 

Idulaufaiva ^ua tu i le va o 

^auni/o ; lona ^aunifo. 
AuNiFOA, a. toothless. 
AuNoA, V. to be without, not to 

potse^s, as in Eph. ii. 12 : sa 

auno'i foi ma U Atua i le laloUigi^ 

** without God in the world." E 

le aunoa^ to be unremitting. 
*AuNOFo, 8. troops in reperve. It- 
takes either o or a after it. *0 

^aunofo a (or o) le mdlo. 
AuNU'UA, V, to dwell away from 

^AuNUNu, 8. the name of a month 

answering to parts of April and 

*AupA, 8. a Kne oi wall ; troops are 

compared to it. «0 ldna ^aupd. 
'AuPA'A, to be equal to, to be on a 

par with ; referring to the legs of 

a crab as being unequal. It is 

used by way of reproof. E 

^aupa^a ma aii Who is he 

equal to ? 
*Aupiu. See *Augapiu. 
'AupiTO. a. very, exceedingly. E 

aupito lea^a, at the very end of 

bad things. 
'AuPiTo, V. to be at the end farthest 

off when followed by atu ; t» be 

at the nearest end when followed 

by Tnai. 
*AuPiTOALUOA, a. highest. 
'AupouTJ, V, to be dark all night, 

when tliere is no moon. 
*AuP0LAP0LA, 8. 1. a rough-made 

cocoa-nut leaf mat ft>r carrying 

food on. 2. A ruughly-made 

*AuP0T0, 8. the name of a yam 

*AuPU, V. to have a hollow place in, 

as a hollow tree ; pass^ 'aupu ina. 
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AuBA, s, Bteam, vapour. '0 lona 

AuBA, V. to be enraged. Ta ansa 
mat lona ita. 

«Au8A*AL0, 8. a wooden seat to 
which the notched iron scraper, 
for gruting up the cocoa-nut 
kernel for cooking and otiier 
purposes, is fixed. *0 Idna 

*Au8A*i, V. from *A*A, to swim with 
an article for the purpose of con- 
veying it. 

'AuBAGA, 8. 1. from *A*AU, a com- 
pany of swimmers. 2. Some- 
thiug to asiiiht the swimmer, as 
a swimming-belt. It takes o or 
a. *0 Uma (or *o land) ^dumga. 

AusAGE, V. to be left few in 
number, to be desolate. ^Ua 
dusage lo mdtou aiga, 


first childle&s, and afterwards 

having a family. 
*AuBELAU, a hundred yams. 
*Au8i, a. good-looking, of men, 

bananas, etc. ; redup, *au*aubl 
'AuBi, 8. 1. the stick on which a 

fishing-net is hung in a house. 

2. The head fisherman who 

directs the others, lit. on whom 

they hang. 
^AuBi, V. to hang a fishing-net on. 

E 'ausi ai le 'wpeaa. 
AusiA, V. to pass D.yond, as the 

dart tlirown in the game of 

'AuBCA, V. to swim about, applied 

Ausixjsi, a. sleek, in good condition. 
Ausioo, V. to stoop down so as to 

make the posteriors promintnt; 

pL AUSisiGO. Also used adver- 
bially. ^Ua vde taHo dusigo ia le 

AusiLiA. See Leaubilia. 
*ArBiTi*A, V. to dart the Wa or stick 

in the game o^ tdgdti*a beyond 

the most distant one already 

*Ax}8iVA, 8. the company of dancers 

at a night dance. It takes o or 

a after it *0 le ^auHva a (or o) 

le nu'tt. 
AuBOA, V, to dance by companies at 

a night dance. 
'AuBONi*ABO, 8. the name of one of 

the tattooing instruments. 
'AusuLU, 8, an axe, so called before 

ciiiefd. *0 Idna ^austdu. 
AusuLU, V. to run quickly with 

head down. 
*AuTA, 8. 1. marks burnt in the 

body on the death of a chief. 2. 

The wooden dmnibtick used to 

beat the mat-drum at a night 

dance, or a wooden bell. '0 Ima, 

or 'o Idna^ ^dutd. 
'AuTA, 8. the agitation of the st a 

after a breeze. '0 le *autd o le 

*AuTA*i, 8. troops being led to fight 
AuTAFA, V. 1. to take out the boues 

in the side of a fish. 2. To take 

off the thorns from the side of 

poogfa (Pandanus) leaf. 
' AuTAFA, 8. a large tattooing instru- 
'AuTAFA, 8. the sloping side of a 

hill. *0 lona ^autafa. 
AuTALAOA, V. to take the bones out 

of a fish for the aged. 
AuTAGATA, V. to be dcholate, to be 

without people, as a village or a 

AuTALA, V. to call out the titled 

belonging to a place before 

making a speech. 
AuTALU, V. to weed a peoond time 

the mdumaga or taro plantation. 
AuTALUGA, 8. the scoond weeding. 
AuTAPU, V. to swear. 6yn. Au- 


AuTAPU, 8. an oath. '0 Idna 

'AuTB, 8. the Chinese rose, or 

blacking plant (Hibiscus rosa- 

*AuTBFAFiNB, 8. ouc kind of ^aute, 

a variety of the preceding. 
'AuTETELB, 8. the loius. Syn. 

Tau*upu. *0 le 'dutetele o le tino. 
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AuTi*A, «. one side in tcAia. Ua 
faiaina le tasi auti*a, a word 
used in the native game tagaii^a. 

AiTTiTAfii \ used in counting in 

AuTiLUA / games of children. 

•AuTONU, V. 1. to keep things in 
order in a village or family. 2. 
To be put^ right. Le pa ^ua 

AuTu, 8. the leader, director, or 
principal agent. 'O le autu o 

AuTUPUA, V. to curse, to imprecate 
a curse on. la autupua, *aua le 
toe twtupu niii. 

AxTTUFiiLAGA, 8. all generations. 

AuvA*A, V. to be fit, to be proper ; 
Applied to work, words, or con- 
duct. *Ua *aumai le fono o le 
va^a, *ua tatau, ^ua duva^a, 

*Auva'a 0. a ship's or boat's crew. 
*0 Zo maUm ^auva^a. 

*AuvAB, 8. the chin. *0 lona 

*AxjvAEALAi.o, «. the lower jaw. 

*AuvAEALU<JA, «. the upper jaw. 

*AuvAi, «. the brink of a river, lake, 
pond, well, or any place contain- 
ing water. *0 U *auvat o le 

*AuvALB, a. 1. ugly, of men. 2. 
Bad, of bananas. 

AuvALEA, V, 1. to be carried away 
at sea by the current. 2. To 
lose all out of a family by death. 


Afa, 8. 1. the name of a tree. 2. The 
mesh-stick used in making nets. 
«0 Wu afa, 

Apa, «. a storm. '0 U afd o le 
vdipaMOf the storm of the pa- 
2o2o season. 

Afa, v. to have a storm; pas8. 
AFATIA, to be bestormed. 

Afa, 17. to be united in action; 
from afa^ a mesh-stick. *Ua 
afafa^atasi. They all use one 
mesh-stick, and the meshes are 

'Afa, 8. 1. sinnet, the cord plaited 
from the fibre of the cocoa-nut 
liuftk, largely used instead of 

nails for house and boat build- 
ing. '0 la*u ^afa. 2. The name 
of a fish. 3. An anchor. 8yn. 
and more common term, Taula. 

•Afa, adj. See *Afa*afa. O le 
tagata puta 'afa. 

*Afa, r. 1. to be fit, to be proper. 
E U *afa ma toe alu, ne^i md- 
laia, 2. To be fit for making 
sinnet ; of cocoaruuts neither too 
old nor too young. 3. To be fit 
only for plaiting sinnet. *Ua 
^afa le aso, that is, a rainy day. 

•Afa*afa, 8. the name of a fish. 

*Afa*afa, o. strong, robust; ap- 
plied to tnen. 

*Apa*afa, v. to exaggerate. Aua 
e is *afa^afa ; o se mea itiiti, 

*Afa'afai, v. to wind sinnet round 
the handle of a weapon to pre- 
vent it from slipping. 

*Afai, c(mj, if. 

*Afa*i*o, 8. a hank of sinnet *0 
la'u 'afa'i'o, Syn, Fa*a*afaga. 

•Afailaugutu, v. to draw people 
with words, as with a string. 

Afaina, v. to endanger. Tou te 
afaina ai a*u, 

Afaina, v. to be hurt, to be en- 
dangered; from afd, a storm. 
Used only negatively and inter- 
rogatively; as *I7a afdina *ea 
lou lima i EU afdina, 

*Afauto, 8, the rope along the top 
of a fishing-net. *0 la*u *afauto, 

Afafinb, 8. a daughter. *0 le 
afajine o le tuldfcile. 

'Afaga, 8. 1. the bandage put 
on the feet when climbing the 
cocoa-nut tree. *0 Idna *afaga, 
2. fig, A peace-o£fering to an 
offended party. Efaimou'afaga 
e toe lelei ai, 

Afaga, 8. a small portion of beach, 
as in a cove or small bay. *0 le 
afaga o le nu*u, 

'Afagafaga, v. 1. to be stiffened, 
as a diseased limb. *Ua afaga- 
faga uaole vas, 2. To be over- 
strained, as a rope drawn too 
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maea, 8. To have the sinews 

drawn tight ; applied to ano:er. 
*Afafala, 8. sinnet stained olack 

by steeping it in the black mud 

of a swamp. 
*Afata*ai, \8.9. large roll of sin- 
Apataqai, / net *0 la*u 'a/a- 

Apatia, v. pa8$, of AJA, to be be- 

AiAiK), 8. a large edible grub, 

found in dry trees. *0 Idu afaJto, 

8yn. M0E*BSE*B8E. 

*Afayae, 8. the rope along the foot 
of a fishingrnet. *0 Idu "afavcui. 
8y^. Fauvab. 

Afe, a. a thousand. 

Afe, v. to call in at a house or a 
place when on a journey; to 
turn aside, as Exod. iii. 3, 4; 
"^a afe ane ia e maimoa}" 

pa88. APEA. 

Afe, v. 1. to turn up an end or 
corner, as of a mat or book. 2. 
To hem. 

Apea, adv. when? Only future. 
afea e te 8au at i 

Apeape, 8, a room, a part of the 
house screened off. '0 hna 

Apeapesolo, v. to call at place 
fifter place, or house after house, 
when 01^ a journey. 

Apei, v. to line with leaves ; as a 
pit in which ma^i or ferpaent^ 
i^readfruit, &o., is made, or a 

^PEOA, 8, a person living away 
frpm his own village in a place 
convenient for ^is passing felr 
low-townsmen to c^ll on him. 
*0 le dfega o le »«*«*. 

Afemoeina, v. 1. to call at a place 
to sleep there. 2. fig. To come 
upon, as a calamity. *Ua afe- 
moeina e 86 mala. 

Afetuaina, v. to call on casually, 
not having intended to do kM) on 
setting out. Ina se^i iha se 
mala e afetuaina. 

Apei ualaina, v. as Afetuaina. 

A^;, 8. fire. *0 Idna afi, Malay., Api. 

All, «. a bundle, parcel, package. 
A ina a *ea etna afi iunu Zattti f 

*0 Idna afi. • 
'. to do u 

ApI, v. 

up in a bundle; pL 

Apia, 8. the name of a shrub 

(Ascarina lanceolata). 
Apia, v. jxim. from afi, fire; to 

be burnt accidentally, either of 

persons or houses. 
Apiapi, 8. the evening. *0 Ze o/K 

afi ole 080 lua. 
AvupAO, 8. the eveniAg, before 

ApiAFiHALAtf A, 8. the evculng, after 

A^iAPiPO, e. the evening, at dusk. 
ApiAGAPULU, Ot ten afi, or small 

bundles of fish, masi, &c. 
Afiatao, 8, the name of a shrub. 
Afio, v. 1. to come, whe^ fol- 
lowed by mat; to go away, 

when followed by aiu. 2. To 

be present. *0 lo*o dfifio. 3. 

To die. 'Ua afio *ea Gogof 

pi. APiPTO. Used only to the 

highest chiefe. 
Apioaoa, 8. 1 the residence of a 

high chief or king. 2. A chiePs 

or king's seat. *0 le afioaga o 

U tupu. 
Apioina I a salutation to chiefs. 
Apiooa, 8. 1. the word of a high 

chief. 2. The speech of a high 

chief. *0 Idna afioga. 3. The 

presen(je of a high chief. Vaeane 

le afioga a le tupu. 
Apifi, v. pi. of AP|. 
Apipio, v. pL of APio, a high chiefs 

Ajtla'au, 8. a great burping in 

honour of a dead chief. 
AfIlua, a. twenty bundles of fish, 

rmm, &c. 
Afinamea, 8. the narnp of a fish. 
Afisayae, 8. the upper inner part 

of the tliigh. *0 lona afisavae, 
Afisi, v. 1. to carr^ under the arm. 

2. To carry a chi^d astride on 

the hip. 
ApisiaA,«. an armftd,a load carried 

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Apitulia, $, the time of eight or 

nine P.M., when most of the 

lights are out 
Afo, «. a fishing-line. *0 Wu afo. 
*Afo^ v. to be seriously wounded in 

Afolau, $, a long house. *0 le 

dfolau e pou tasi, 'O lona 

Afono, adv, perhaps. 8yn. Atonu. 
Apu, «. perspiration, sweat *0 

hna afu, 
Afo, v. 1. To perspire. 2. To be 

heated, as an oven. 3. To 

wither, as annual plimts. '27a 

afu U oao. 
*Afu, «. a wrapper of wapo used as 

a sheet *0 Icma *afu. 
•Afu, v. to wrap up in the *o/w; 

pi. *a'afu. 
Afu, 8. a waterfalL * O U afu o le 

Afua, $. a feast made when the 

wife becomes pregnant. *0 2e 

aftia a Idna avd. 
Afua, v. to begin; redup. afua- 

PUA. *0 lona afuafua maliur 

Afuafu, «, a light shower. FdH 

ni ua, a ni afuafu, 
Afuafu, v. 1. to curl over, as a 

wave about to break. 2. To 
' rain slightly. *Ua afuafu le ua, 

3. To run quickly. * Ua afuafu 

ona momo*e. 
* Afu*afu, 8. 1. the peritoneum. 2. 

'J'he hymen. 3. A true brother. 

*0 U ^afu^afu e tasi. 
Afuafua, r. redup. of Afua. 
Afulelea, v. from a/t*, to wither, 

and ZaZea, blown away; to be 

completely withered away. Ap- 
plied, 1. to annual plants. 2. 

To the oven when the fire is 

burnt out 
'Afuloto, 8. bedclothes used 

under the tainamu, or mosquito 

*Afuloto, v. to wrap up under the 

tainamu, or mosquito curtain. 
Afulu, 8. the name of a fish. 
Afulu, V* to be over-cooked. 

Afuluga, V, 1. to have a bad 
smell, as long-cooked fish, which 
has not been rebaked to keep 
it sweet 2. To be rotten, as 
taro planted iu the stump of a 
rotten tree. 
Afulumbmba, v. to be burnt 

Apusau. 8yn. Upisau. 
Afusigalu, 8. Malay, Buhi; the 
spray ribing from the waves 
breaking on the coral-reef. *0 
lona afusigcUu, 

Apuvalb, v. to perspire without 
any cause, such as exertion or 
great heat, as a person weak 
horn sickness does. 

Aga, 8. conduct, manner of act- 
ing. It takes either o or a, but 
mostly a; as *0 aga a le nu*u. 

Aga, t7. to do, to act, to go, fol- 
lowed by atu, to go away; fol- 
lowed by mai, to come; redup. 
agaga; recip. P£AGA% to go 
up and dowu, backwards and 

Aga, 8. Mdiay, Jangkal; a span; 
limamga, five spans; fitu8dga, 
seven spans. 

Agaali^i, 8. gentlemanly conduct. 

Agaali*!, v. to act as a gentlemau. 

Aga*ese, v. to go away from. 

Aga'esb, 8. an axe, used instead 
of toH before chiefe. *0 lona 

Agai, 8. attendants on a chief. 
*0 a^ai o le ali*i. 

Agai, v. to have work paid for. Ua 
a^ai le galuega. 

Agaiafi, v. to make a burning, 
a number of fires kindled iu the 
malae, for a dead chief. 

Agaiotupu, 8, a complimentary 
name for carpenters and tattooers. 
Agaiotupu o Safune. 

Agapa*aitula, t7. to be inconstant. 

Agafa*afafine, v. to act as a 
woman, to act with mildness. 

Agafa^aletino, v. to Ik3 sensual. 

Agafa*amanu,1 v. to act without 

Agafa*apua*a,/ thought; lit. to 
act as an animal or a pig. 

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AGAFA*ATAMArnrn,i7. tobe childish. 
Agafa'ayalea, v. to act as a foolish 

Agafoua, V, to be practicable, to 

attempt; as to open an abscess, 

or to take a canoe through a 

passage in the ooral-reef. 
Agaga, 8. Malay, Angak-angan, 

thought; a disembodied spirit. 

'0 U agaga o le ixigata. 
Agaga, o. spying. 'O tagata 

a^aga, spies. 
Agaga, v, redup, of aga. 
Agaga, v. l.'to devise, to plan. 2. 

To challenge. 
Agagafulu, a. ten spans. 
Agagamea, a. skilful. 
Agaleaga, V, to ill-use, to treat 

Agaleaga, 8. unkind conduct. 
Agalelei, 8. kindness, kind con- 
duct. ^Ua mdlie lona agalelei. 
Agalelei, v. to act kindly. 
Agali*i. See Agaali*i. 
Agamafu, «. to be ripe ; used only 

of the chestnut (Inocarpus edulis). 
Agamalosi, 17. to be gruff. 
Agamalu, a. mild in conduct. 
Agamasesei, 8. bad conduct. *0 

lona, or Idna agamd8e8ei. 
Agani, «. the tail or abdomen of the 

crayfish and robber-crab. 
Aganoa. See Faaagaganoaina, 

to have nothing to give visitors. 
Aganu*u, 8, conduct according to 

the customs of one's own country. 

*0 lana a^anu'u. 
Aganu*u, V, to emt according to 

the customs of one's own country. 
Agasala, 8. sin ; an adapted word. 

*0 Idu agasala. 
Agasala, v. to commit sin; cau8. 


Agatele, v. ^o abuse, to use abusive 

Agatonu, v. lit. to go straight. 
Applied, 1. To the people of a 
village having a chief as a guide 
or head, that everything may be 
orderly. Ta tupu 8e ou 8o*o, ia 
agatonu ai faleupolu. 2. To the 
head of a family in giving food to 

visitors. 3. To one who has 
never been fined for improper 

Agava* A, 1. lit. the ** conduct" of 
a canoe, its quality and behaviour 
in tlje water. ^TJa fili e le tai 8e 
agava^a. 2. Applied to the con* 
duct of men. 

Agavaivai, a. mild, gentle. 

Agavaivai, v. to be gentle. 

Agavale, 8. the left hand. 

Agavale, v. 1. to be left-handed. 
2. To come empty-handed. 3. 
To be UDgrateful. 

Agavale, a. 1. left-handed. 2. 

Agi, v. 1. to blow, of the wind; 
redup, AGIAGI, to blow gently; 
poM. AGIN A. 2. To speak angrily. 

Agiagi, 8. a chiefs speech. 

Agilaufola, v. to blow steadily, 
without squalls. 

Agina, v. pass, of agi, 1. to be put 
ia motion by the wind; to blow 
straight out, as a flag. 2. fig. 
Applied to speeches not meant 
to end in anything practical; 
redup. AGiNAGiNA, applied to the 
ears of one running away, as if 
blown straight. 

Agini, v. to tuck up the lavalava, 
or loin-cloth, so as not to obstruct 
the wearer in walking or at work. 

Agipo, v. to blow at night, the trade- 
wind usually ceasing to blow in 
the evening. 

Ago, 8. the turmeric plant (Oucuma 

Ago, v. 1. to mark with charcoal, 
as the edges of the planks when 
making a canoe to test whether 
they fit. 2. To draw the lines 
for tattooing. 

Agoago, 8. the name of a tree. 

Agoago, v. from a^o, to devise, to 

Agofi, a. thin in body without 

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Ala, <. Malays Daba. 1. a path, 
waj, road, passage. 2. The 
warp. 3. A cause or reason. 4. 
A division of a villaga All with 
a. *0 Uma ala, 

Ala, v. to make use of, as a patl^. 
*Z7a ala i tua o tagaia, 

Ala, v. to spring from, to give rise 
to, to arise;, from ala, a road. 
*Oledle mea «a ala ai le tawi i 
What is the thing that gave rise 
to the war ? 

Ala, v. 1. to awake ; ph ala ; redup, 
ALALA. 2. To angle in the 
morning. 'Ou tefa*anau da i Piu. 

Ala, v. to scratch; pL feala, to 
scratch with both hands. 

*Ala, V, to breathe ; pi. a*ala. Ona 
gaoifua lea o tino^ aele ^a^aiUi. 

Ala, 8. a stone worn smootli by the 
action of water. *0 aid o le alia. 

Ala* A, i. the name of a tree. 

Ala*afa, 8. the mark left by sinnet 
when tied round the body. 

Ala ALA. See Alala. 

Ala*alo, 8. from ala and alo, to 
avoid ; a bye-path. Syn. Alatua. 
*0 le aIa*alo o le nu'u. 

Alat, v. 1. to be forward in speak- 
ing, as a child before its elders. 
2. To be forward in interfering 
in a quarrel. 3. To pretend to 
possess knowledge. 

Alai, a. forward, impertinent 

Alailepau, v. (cUa-i-le-fau) to 
have a road to heaven. Beferring 
to a legend of a fan (Hibiscus 
tiliaceus) at Sagaua, by which 
men climbed to heaven. 

Alaini*ai, v. to awake to eat A 
word of comfort to the supperless. 
Moeinivai alaini^ai, 

Ala'u, v. to be nearly finished or 
nearly reached. It is always 
either interrogative or negative; 
afl ^Ua ala^u ^eaf *Ua U ala^u. 
*Ua li ala*upo. 

Alaxjsu, v. to start the first thing 
in the morning; from ala and vsu, 

Alapa, 8. a fungus growing on 
rotten wood, and highly phos- 

Alafa, a. from aZa/o, shining, of a 
scar. *0 vas alafd. 

Ala-fa* AAPEFA*!, «. steps. 

Alafau, 8. the cheek. *0 lona 

Alafaoa, «. a morning angling. 
Ona Uiga mai lea^ole aZafaga. 

Alafala, 8. the impression of a 
mat on the body after sleeping 
on it 

Alafalb, 8. land belonging to the 
aitu of a village. 

Alafla, V. poM. from ala, road • 
1. to be able to head lor, applied 
to a canoe or boat sailing. Pe 
alafia *ea le tolotohf Shall we 
fetch the headland? 2. To be 
able to get at, as a tree, in order 
to cut it down. 3. To get a 
chance to shoot, as at a pigeon 
standing iu an exposed position. 
4. To get an occasion to pick a 
quarrel. 5. To have a road for 
tiie fishing-net, that is, a low 
tide in the morning favourable 
for fishing. 

Alafla, V, to be hurt by joining in 
another's quarrel, or through one's 
own fault. Fa^aluaH alafia ma 
manuka. 8yn. Alataia. 

'Alaga, 8. Malayt Gabang, a shout. 

*Alaga, v. 1. to shout out, to call 
out; pi. ^alalaoa; pa88. *ala- 
GAiNA. 2. To proclaim a chief 
or king on accession to a title. 
*0 le ^daga ai Tupo i le Tuidtua, 

Alaga, 8. a shoulder or leg of an 
animal. *0 lona dlaga; a joint 
of meat as a portion for a person, 
o Idna alaga. 

Alagaupu, 8. a saying. Syn. 


Alagalima, 8, the shoulder of an 

Alagamea, 8. the name of one kind 

of fishing-net 
Alagasegasb, chiefs' word for Ala- 


Alagava'a, 8. a chafe or sore caused 
by rubbing against the canoe 
while paddling. *0 lona ala- 
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sant eight or defect, as a crooked 
leg. 3. The whole of the fly- 
hooks attached to the bonito fish- 
ings-rod. *0 Idna cU4wdva*a. 

AlagIyae, 8, the leg of an animal. 
*0 le aiagavae o le pua^a. *0 
Idna alagavae, a person's joint of 
meat, his portion. 

Alala, v. from ala, redwp. ; 1. to 
sit awake at night. 2. To sit, 
or dwell; appli^ to chiefs, in- 
stead of nofo. 3. A form of 
evening salutation, Alala mat ia, 

Alala, s. plates or scales of tor- 

Alala, v. to smell of hot pork or 

Alalafa'i, v. to sit, emphatic for 
cUdla. 8eH Idtou aldlafaH se 
afioga a Toimoana. 

Alalafaga, », 1. a number of 
people sitting together at night. 
2. A chiefs dwelling. 3. A 
chiefs coffin. 

Alalafutu, 8. the name of a fish. 

•AlALAGA, v. ®Z. of *ALAGA. 

Alalatoa. oee Lalatoa. 
Alalv, 8. a cockroach, so called 

at Manuka. 
Alama*i, 8. lit. the road of the 

disease ; a family complaint. 
Alamalifa, 8. a sloping road. 
Alamea, 8. a many-rajed Echino- 

derm. ^Ua folau alamea. 
*Ala mt8 I, 8. one kind of land-crab. 
Alamu, v. 1. to go direct. 2. To 

go quickly. 
Alana*i, «. one who dies with his 

opponent. *l7a oti ^o ia ma le 

Alana^i, v. to take with, to carry 

away ; pas8. alana*l^. 
Alani, 8. an excuse. 
Alani, v. to find an excuse^ ^Ua 

le maua 8e mea e alani ai, 
Alapae, 8. a road payed with stones. 
Alasa, v. to desire earnestly, as the 

loyer the object of his affections. 
Alasea'e, 8. a bye-bath. Syn. 

Alasi, v. See Fbalasl 
Ala8I% 8. the TOW of ends left^ 

when plaiting a mat, with which 
to fasten off the edge. '0 le 
alasiH o le '*e, 

Alasolo, t>. to overflow. 

Alatala., v. to be hurt by joining 
in another's quarrel, or by one's 
own fault. 8yn. Alafla.. 

Alatanu, 8. '* a buried road,'* s 

Alatua, «. a back way. *0 le 
aidtua o le nu*u. 

Alava; 8. 1. the skin of the flat 
part of the stem of the cocoa-nut 
leaf. 2. Fibres of the stem and 
wood of the cocoa-nut tree. 

Alava, to rise like a wall, as a 
wave, so as to break violently. . 
Applied to a wave not fit to 
fa*a8e*e on. 

Alava' A, 8. a passage for canoes 
among rocks and shoals. 

Alava'ula, 8. one species of shark. 

Alavalava, v. 1. to be fibrous, as 
the cocoa-nut. 2. To be stringy, 
as some roots. 3. To have the 
veins prominent, as when in a 

*Ale, 8. the name of a shell-fish. 

*Ale, 8. See 'Ua*alb. 

Ale, Ale'o'a, 8. the second coat 
of colouring to siapo, or native 
cloth made from the paper mul- 

Alealb, «. 1. a young cocoa-nut 
in which the kernel is just be- 
ginning to form. 2. A coward, 
^«a leai se aleale. 

Alei, drive, to chase; pass, 
ALEIA. Ttdei le va'a, alei le va^a^ 
tau mata^i. Of persons or canoes 
going in haste. To divorce. 

Alelo, 8. Malay, Delah, the tongue. 
A term of greatest abuse. See 

Aleva, 8. the name of the cuckoo 

(Endynamis Taitensis). 
Ali, 8. the name of a small trans- 
parent fish. 
Ali, v. to appear; redup, aliali; 

cau8. fa*aali, to show. 
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Alia, $, a double canoe. *0 lona 

Alia, b. 1. a watercoorse. 2. The 

dry bed of a river. *0 U alia o le 

'Ali'ao, «. the name of a shell-fish. 

Aliali, V, redttp. of all 

Ahi% 8, a chief. *0 le aiiH o lo 
mdtxm nu^u. Used kleo sarcasm 
Ideally; as Lou aliH no. Tour 

Ali'ita'i, V, 1. to have, as a chief. 
2. To be subject to a chief. *Ua 
cdiHtaH tagata i le Atua. 

Ali'i'MA, v. to be inhabited by a 
chief, to have a chief dwelling in 
the village. ^Ua alHtia fanua, 

Aliga, 8, a semi-transparent cala- 
bash ; a clear glass bottle. 

AitiOALiaAjO. 1. smooth and shining, 
as an abscess when near break- 
ing. 2. Ttiin, as the plank of a 

Alila, inter j, pshaw I 

Alili, 8. the name of a mollusc. 

Alimaoo, 8. a crab; a species of 
Iwpia ; family, perlunida. 

Alise, 8, a cricket. 

Alitital See Ilitital 

Alitival See Ilitivai. 

Alivu, o. long ago. See Avilu. 

Axo, 8, 1. the under side, as of a 
cloth, the belly of a fish, &c. 
2. A chiefs belly. 3. The child 
of a chiefl 4. CJsed also for the 
seat of the affections, and of 
feeling. FofS ane lo* ah; and 
la *e litUiu ah mat, Be propi- 

Alo, v. to be pregnant, of a chiefs 

Alo, v. to fan; redup, Iloalo, to 
continue to fan. SeH *e *aumaia 
8e He, 8eH *ou dhSlo, Pagono. 

Alo, v. 1. to paddle, to pull a 
canoe, 2. To go out bonito- 
fishing; pa88, alofia; redup. 
ALOALO ; intenB, taualo. 

*Alo, «!. L to conceal, to hide. 
2. To get out of the road. 3. 
To evade a blow. 4, To make 
excuses; pL 'a* alo; poM. 'alo- 

fia; redup, *alo*alo; redpr. 

Aloa, 8. 1. a worn-out oW, a shell 

used as a scraper. *0 Idna dhd. 

2. A blunt tool; before chiefs. 

^Ua se aXod^ le toH net, 
Aloa, interj. of joyful surprise. 

Oi alody *ua *e 8au I 
Aloa, v. to be treated with re- 

speet ; pd88, aloa'ina. 
AloIlo, v. to fan continuously; 

redup. of Ilo. 
Aloalo, v. redup, of alo, to paddle. 
Aloalo, 8. 1. tne lagoon between 

the coral-reef and the beach. 

2. One method of fishing by 

'Alo' ALO, 8, the flower of the gatae 

(Erythrina Indica). 
*Alo*alo, v. redup, of *alo. 
Aloalo, $. the name of a shrub 

(Premna Taitensis). 
Aloaix>fanua, 8. the name of a 

'Alo'alomamao, v. to keep far away. 
*Alo'alosa, tJL to avoid, to dodge, 

to keep aloof from; also ^alo- 


Aloalosina, «. the name of a tree. 

Aloalotai, «. the name of a shrub. 

Aloalotahb, 8. the name of a 
shrub (Timonius inoon^icuus). 

Aloalovai, 8. the name of a plant 

Aloalovao. See Aloalotanb. 

Aloatu, «. bonito-fishing. 

Aloatu, V, to go out bonito-fish- 

Aloi, v. to remove dirt from a 
bottle by introducing a stick. 

Aloiafi, 8. sparks from the fire. 
Ahiafi le afi, 

Aloiniu, 8. 1. the inner side of the 
kernel of the young cocoa-nut. 
*0 lona ahiniu. 2. The part 
under the bend of a leaning cocoa- 
nut tree. 

Aloipopo, «. the inner side of the 
kernel of the full-grown cocoa- 

Aloivae, 8. the inner side of the 
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Alou, «. 1. matter, pus. *0 alou o 
le maH. 2. A pig, before chiefs. 
*0 Utna alou. 

Aloua, V, to have matter formed, 
as an abecess. 

Alofa, $. 1. love, compassioii. '0 
lona alofa. 2. A present, a gift. 

Alopa, v. 1. to love, to compas- 
sionate. 2. To salate; as Ta 
alofay contracted to Taldfa^ the 
ordinary salutation; pL alo- 


FAGiA ; redp. fealofaki. 
Alofa'aqa. See Alofa. 
Alofa% V, from alo, to paddle a 

'Alofa% V. from *afo, to conceal, 

as food or property. 
Alofa% v. to be uneven, as the 

posts of a house not set straight. 
Alofafahfutu, $. true love. Futu 

is the name of a difficult boat 

jMussage in Tonga, requiring the 

aid of the people of the place in 

order to effect a safe entrance. 

Ai se alofafaiifutu. 
Alofafinb, 8. a chiefs daughter. 

*0 lona alqfc^ne. 
Alofaga, 8, the expression of love. 

*0 ana alofaga. 
Alofaga, 8. the distance which a 

canoe has to be pulled from one 

place to another. 
*Alofaga, 8, a place of refnge, a 

place in which to avoid danger. 

E UH man ^aXofa^d. 
Alofi, 8. the circle of chiefs, sitting 

round a house. *0 U alofi o aliH.\ 
Alofi, v. to sit in a circle. 
Alofi, 8. a name given to Aaua. 

*0 U iiu alofi. 
Alofia, n. pass, of alo, to paddle. 
*Alofia, v. pass, of *alo, to avoid. 
Alofilima, 8. the palm of the hand. 

'0 lona alofilima, 
Alofivae, 8. the sole of the foot. 

*0 lona alofivae. 
Alogalu, 8. the sloping side of a 

wave just about to break. ^Tla 

lafoia % le alogalu. 
Alogo, 8. the name of a fish. Ta 


Alolifa, 8. 1. a flat turtle. 2. 

A man with a flat belly. 
Alomatu, a. partially dry, ai 

Aloputa, 8. 1. a thick turtle. 2. 

A man with a big belly* 
*Alosa, v. to avoid, as a dangeiDus 

boat passage; redup. ^alosasa, 


*Alovao, 8. one who gets out of the 
way of visitors in order to escape 
from entertaining them. E lea^a 
lona *alavao. 

*Alovao, v. to avmd visitors by 
going away into the bush. 

ALU, V. to go; pi. o; redup. alu- 
ALU; recip. fealua*i, pL feo- 
A*i, to go backwards and for- 
wards. Fealuma*i is frequent 
on Upolu; redup. redpr. pba- 


'ALU, 8. 1. dregs, lees. *0 lona 

*alu. 2. Congealed oiU 
'Alu, v. to be congealed. *Va 

^alu le sudu^u. 
*Alu, 8. an opportune arrival. 8i 

o'u *alu *'ua sau ^ua maua ni 

Alua^ anb, V, go on. Used on 

Upolu aft an encouragement to 

speakers, instead of Fai ane; 

like "Hear, hear !'^ 
Alualu, v. 1. to exceed, to excel, 

as a student in his studies. 2. 

to drive, to chase. 
'Alu'alu, 8. a species of jelly*flsh, 

covered-eyed Medusa. 
*Alu*alutoto, 8. clotted blood. 
Aluoa, 8. a soft pillow. *0 Zona 

Aluga, v. to place the head on a 

pillow; pi. iLULUGA. 

Alugai'a, 8. a going out to beg for 

Alugapua'a, 8. a going out to beg 

Alumaga, 8. 1. the party begging 

pigs. 2. The going of a canoe, 

as to its speed or other quality. 
Alumi, v. to eat much (a jocular 

term). Saga alumi pea mea ni. 
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as on a journey of all the people 
belonging to a village. 

Ama, 8. 1. the outrigger of a canoe. 
'O U ama o le va^a, 2. fig. A 

Ama, v. 1. to be ignorant, to be 
unable to do a tMng. But it is 
always used with a negative, and 
applied to one who is handy at 
work. B leai se mea e ama ia. 
There is nothing which he cannot 
do. 2. It is also applied to bad 

'Ama'aka, 8. a species of crab found 
on the rocks. 

'Ama'amafatu, «. a spiny species 
of *ama'ama. 

Amaise, conj, also, together with. 

Amana% V, 1. to heap up, to gather 
to excess; as food, toga, &c. *Ua 
amanaH toga, a e le iloga se 
mea e ave i at. A quantity of 
native property is collected, but 
it is not Known what is to be 
done with it. 2. To kiep in 
mind an injury or a favour; 
pass. amana*iina; redup. ama- 

•Amata, v. to b^in, to commence ; 
pass, 'amataina. 

'Amata'aga, $. the beginning. 
Used on Tutuila for ^amMga. 

'Amataqa, s. the beginning, the 

A MATE, a. very small, next to 

A MEA, a phrase used in answer- 
ing a question with Why? It 
was beoieiuse, &c. A mea ua le 

onj. used by some for 

Ameto, 8. the name of a small 

Ami, s. 1. the roe of crabs and other 

crustaceans. 2. Penis. 
'Amia, V, pass, of *A*AMi, to fetch. 
Amid, \ s. conduct, behaviour, 
Amiooa,/ *0 Idnaamio, 
Amid, v. to go towards. 
Amioali*!, a. polite. 
Amiomio, i;« 1. to go about in the 

direction of. 2, To work; ap- 
plied to chiefs. 
Amiomio, s. a chiefs work. 'O Idna 

AiiiOTAMAiTA% a. ladylike. 
*Ami6a, «. a fetching, the party who 

go to fetch another. '0 Idna 

•Amitolotolo, v. to go in and out, 

following the coast-line in pulling 

along near the shore. 
Amo, s. the stick on which a burden 

is carried on the shoulder, a yo^ 

<0 Idna amo. 
Amo, v. to carry on the shoulder ; 

pass, amoina ; redup. amoamo, to 

carry constantly. 
Amo, v. to separate the fibres of a 

cocoa-nut husk by rubbing. 
Amoamo, s. the name of a beam ia 

a native house. 
Amoamo, v. to repaint black siapa, 

native bark cloth. 
Amoamo, s. 1. one kind of fishing. 

2. The name of a large net 

carried on the shoulders. 
Amoamo, v. redup. of amo. 
Amooa, s. 1. a burden. 2. The 

name of the stars which form the 

belt of Orion. 
Amomuli, v. to bear the hinder part 

of Afai(L 
Amopou, s. the name of a beam in 

a native house. 
Amoti, s. the trigger of a gun. ^ 

Idna amoti. 
Amoti, v. to'pull the trigger. 
Amu, V, to speak thickly, as a dying 

'Amu, $. branching coral, various 

'Amu, v. to cut ofi^ as part of a 

'Amxjamu, v. to mock. 8a amuamu 

mai ia te a*u. For ^a'amu. 
*Amu*amu, a cellular-like *amt* or 

Amlia, v. to be blessed, to bo 

happy. Used only in congratn« 

lation. Amuia *oe. 
Amu'u, s. the sea cucumber. 
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Bftnguineus). 2. A name giyen 

to the dolphin. 
Amuli, adv. hereafter. 
Amtttia, v. as Amuia. 
Ana, 8, a cave. *0 lona ana. 
Ana, oonj. if; used only of past 

Ana, pi. pron. of lana, his, hers. 

*Ana, 8. a species of nullipore used 

as pumice-stone. *0 Idna *ana. 
*Ana*ana, v. to obey. 
Anaaka, a. Ml of caves. 
*Ana*ana, v. to go into danger. 
•Ana*analagi, a. fresh-water fish. 
Anaaso, adv. yesterday. 
Anae, 8. the name oH a fish. 
'Anai, v. to rub with ^ana ; redup. 

*ANA*ANAi, to rub repeatedly. 
Anaoso, 8. a thorny tree (OsBsal- 

pinia Banducella). 
Anapba, adv. when ? of past time. 
Anafiapi, adv. (ana and afiafi) this 

evening; of past time. 
Anaga, 8. a joke, a jest. *0 Idna 

anaga. *Aua lefai anojga. 
'Anagata, a. durable, lasting; of 

men who are robust and live to 

old age, or of things which last 

•Anagopdb, a. perishable. 
*Analaupa'i, 8. one kind of ^ana. 
Analeila, adv. to-day ; pswt time. 
Analeseanoa, conj. except, unless. 

Ana3i8eanoa cuo vale. Only of 

past time. 
Analulu, adv. quite dark ; as if 

going into the cave of an owL 
'Anamaqi, 8. a full-grown ina^ga. 
Anamua, adv. formerly. 
Ananafi, adv. yesterday. 
Anap6, adv. last night. 
Anane, 8. name of a fish. ^E tele 

le anane e oso ile va^a, ona goto 

ai lea. 
ANAP6FIAMAINA, odv, lit, three 

nights ago ; recently. 
•Anapogi, 8. a fast. 
*Anapogi, «. to fast; pi. *iNAPO- 


Anapolua, adv. two nights ago. 
*Akapuga, $. one kind oipuga^ 

Anataeao, adv. this morning; of 

past time. 
*Anava, 8. the club of a great 

warrior handed down as an heir- 
loom. Idna ^anava. 
Ane, a directive verbal particle, 

denoting indirect action; along 

or aside. *Ua alu ane, he has 

gone along ; *ua afe ane, he has 

turned aside. 
Ane, 8. the white ant (Termes). 
Anea, v. to be eaten by white ants 

Aneanea, a. 1. of long standing, 

applied to the maid. 2. A large 

quantity, too much to be attended 

to, and hence anea, or consumed 

by white ants. 
Anbi, adv. by-and-by; used con- 

jecturally. Anei e ua, 
Akepe, 8. the name of the lo when 

young. Sua le anefe. 
Anematu, 8. the species of white 

ant (Termes) which eats into 

Anesosolo, 8. the species of white 

ant (Termes) which builds covered 

roads on the outside of timber, 

trees, &c. 
Ani*ani, a. large ; applied to men, 

beasts, and houses. ^Ua *Sni^Sni 

'Aniva, 8. the Milky-way. 
And, 8. 1. the crater of an extinct 

volcano. *0 le ano o le mauga, 

2. Pretension. ^JJa fai fua ana 

And, v. to mark a part to be cut off. 
Ano, v. to yield to, to listen to. 

Used only with a negative. *Z7a 

le ano aH mai ia te a*u. 
*Ano, t;. 1, to be good. *Z7a *ano 

foH lo outou mcUo. 2. of a good- 
looking man. 
Anoa, a. very great, in quantity ; 

redup. ANOANO. 
Anoalo. See Anomanava. 
Anoama*a, a. rough, stony. *0 le 

itu anoama% *o Atua. 
Anoano, a. great in quantity. 
•Ano*ano, «. 1. the nest of the la^o 

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AiroANOA% V. to be great beyond 
requirement, to exceed the de- 
mand. iSfe't mo ane ia le moe 
folau anoanoaH, 

Anoi, 8. the finest mat, worn by a 
bride at her marriage next, to her 
body. 8yn. *Ibpa'atupu. 

^Anofale, 8, those who receive 
visitors hospitably. 

•Anogase, 8. the lean part of flesh. 
8yn. Akomate. *0 lona ^anagase, 

Anomalae, 8. those living nearest 
the makie, being of more conse- 
quence than those on the out- 
udrts of the village. 

Anomahava, ». provisions for a 

Anomanava, 8. 1. the discharge in 
menorrhagia and flooding. 2. 
Children, or a true brother. 

'Anomate. See *Anoga8e. 

•Anomoea, 8. wide, roomy ; applied 
to a house. 

•Anomoea, v. to be roomy. 

Anovai, 8, a native dish of flsh 
cooked in leaves. 

*Anovale, «. filthy talk. 

Anu„ 8. a spittoon. 

Anttj, v. to spit ; pi. feanu ; redup. 
ANUANU, to spit constantly ; p€i88. 


Anuilagi, v. lit. to spit to heaven ; 
to speak of a superior with great 
contempt, to insult greatly. 8yn. 

Anupe, 8. 1. a worm. 2. A cater- 

Anupea, o. wormy, full of worms. 

Anupea, v. to have worms. 

Akume, 8. the name of a tree (Maba 

Anusa, v. 8yn. Anuilagi. 

Anusa, adv. notwithstanding. See 


Anusaga, 8. spittle. *0 IdTia 

AinrsALO, v. to hawk up the plegm, 

a sign of disgust. 
Anusia, v. pa88. of ANU, to bo spit 

upon, to be hated. 

Apa, coitus. 

* Apa, v. See Lb'apa. 

•Apa, 8. from the English, copper, 

1. copper. *0 le ^apa o le vaf^a. 

2. Sheet tin, or sheet-iron. 
Apa*au, 8. Maiapf Sayap, a wing. 

*0 lona apa*au. 
Apa*autane, 8. 1. a part of the 

end of the roof of a house. 2. A 

people distinguished for prowess. 
Apa* AUVAi, 8. the name of a species 

of small bat (Embollonura full- 

Apaapa, redup. of apa. Malay, 

Kapakapa, to struggle. 
*Apa*apa, 8. 1. the fln of a flsh. *0 

lona *apa*apa. 2. The young of 

the ^2oa. 
*Apa*apavalu, $. a shark with 

eight flus. 
Apau, conj. if. Apau e 8au. 
*Apa'ula, 8. lit. red *apa^ copper, 

to distinguish it from tin; also 

*Apambmea, 8. as •Apa'ula. 
Apapalagi, 8. foreign cloth. *0 

hna dpdpdlagi, if in use ; Idna^ 

if laid up in store. 
*Apata, v. to clap the wings. 
Ape,«. 1. aplant(Oolocasia). Syn., 

Ta*amu. 2. A blunderbuss. *0 

lona *ape. 
*Ape, v. to pluck out the eyes; 

pi. *a'ape; pa88. *APEA. Syn. 

Ape ane, conj. had it been. The 

poetic term for ateanb. Ape ane 

a ni mea fa^amdlama. 
Apbape, v. to be scarce; as *Ua 

apeape mea e *ai. 
*Apb*ape, v. to raise the sMn over 

a boll, so as to let the matter 

Apepa% 8. a ladder. *0 Idna 

*Apegatala, 8. one variety of 

ta^amU or ^ape (Colocasia). 
Apele, 17. to be full ; pl. apepelb. 
'Apemagauli, 8. a species of ta'amu 

Abu 8. a lodging-house. Lana 


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Apu v. to lodge, to put up at a house 

for a time. 
Apupi, a. narrow, stmight. 
Apiafi, v. to be narrow. 
'An* API, V. to patch a cracked 

canoe with bamooa 
Apita, $. a frame of sticks in a 

canoe, on which property is placed 

during a journey to keep it from 

being wetted by leakage. *0 le 

apita o le va^a, 
Apitau, 8, war lodgings. 
Apitaoa, 8, a temporary hut made 

of green boughs. 
Apitagalu, «. the place where the 

waves break along the shore. 
Apitia, v. to be wedged in, to be 

confined, straitened. 
Apo and Apoapo, to draw in the 

sail, so as to make it fill out. 
'Apo, V, 1. to take care of, as an 

orphan child ; to attend to land ; 

pi. *A*APO; pass, *APOiA. 2. To 

ding to, to keep near to. la 

tdtou *apo aUi id lesu, Yi'L 
ApO, v. lit. it will be night; be 

quick. See Apotjli. 
Apoa, «. the name of a fish. 
Apoapo, v. to poise the spear. 8yn. 


Apoapoa*!, v. to exhort. 
Apoapoa*ioa, «. an exhortation. *0 

lana apoapoa*iga, 
Apotjli, v.- lit. it iriU be a dark 

night ; be quick. 
Ap6fia, adv. for akap5fia, three 

nights ago. 
Apooa, 8. the fins of small fish, so 

called on Tutuila. 
Apooaleyeleye, 8. Malapf Lawa- 

LAWA. X. A spider. 2. A spider's 

web. See Apuoaleyeleye. 
'Apu, 8, a cup or dish made of a 

leaf. *0 lona ^apu. 
Apuoaleyeleye, «. 1. A spider. 2. 

A spider's web. *0 le aputga- 

leveUve o lefale, 
Apula, interj. Byn. Fula I 
'Apulautalo, «. 1. a taro-leaf cup. 

*0 lona ^apidautalo. 2. Life, as 

being frail. *0 i tdtou le apulau' 


Apulupulu, a. sticky, glutinous, 

. reainous. 

Apulupulu, v. to be sticky; pau, 


Aputi, 8. I. the husk. 2. The 
sheath or coYering of the young 
leaf (stipule). 

Aputi, v. to cover up, as the body, 
or a native oven, &c. ; redup, 
dimin. aputiputi. Na a*t* aputia, 

Asa, 8. the fin of the bonito 
(Thymnus). *0 le asa o le atu. 

Asa, v. to wade through, as water 
or long grass ; pass, asaina. 

*AsA, V. to be without, to be 
lacking, to be destitute of ; pass. 
'ASAiA and *ASALiA. E le ^asa le 
afd ma le anufe. Specially used 
of unsuccessfcQ fishing. Ona alu 
a*e lea le alafaga aiUy ^ua ^asa. 

AsAUA, 8. the name of a fern 
(Gleichenia dichotoma). 

AsAGA, 8. from ASA, a ford. '0 le 
deaga o le vai. 

AsAGE. See Leasage. 

AsAGE, t. the name of a plant. 

AsALBLE, V. to he utterly without 
Ua aealeU lefaiva. 

Abamo, v. to beg uncooked food. 

Abamoga, 8. a party begging un- 
cooked food. ^Olamdtouasamoga. 

AsEVA, t;. 1. to have tall posts, as a 
house. 2. fig. To have long legs, 
used of a man. 

Asi, 8. 1. the name of a tree. 2. 

Asi, V. 1. to visit. So*u asi a^e le 
nu*u o Wu tind. 2. To search 
for, to look for. Ona aei Ua, o i 
ai. Pa>88. ASIA ; redup. asiasi. 

'Abi, 8. 1. The name of a shell-fish 
(mollusc). 2. The shell of the 
same used to scrape tutuga, *0 
la'u^asi. 3. The shell of the scZe, 
used to scrape breadfruit. 4. A 
cocoa-nut shell used to scrape 
taro. 5. The name of a disease. 

Asi'Anvi, 8. lit. the asi which eats 
the bones ; the name of a disease. 

Asiasi, v. See AsL 

*A8i'A8i, 8, 1. the name of a fish, 
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Asiosio, «. 1. a "whirlwind. 2. A 
waterspout. 3. fig. The heat of 
the body, as in a fever, *'Ua se 
asiosio U vevda o le tama, 

Asiosio, V. to be very hot, as in a 

AsiFA, 8. a stratum of sandstone 
found under the soil. 

AsiLAuiFi, 8. the name of a tree 
(Eugenia sp.). 

AsiNA, 8. one kind of breadfruit. 

AsiNO, V. impers. mostly used with 
a negative. E le' anno ni mea e 
faiy There is no knowing what to 

•AsiTATANU, 8. the name of a dis- 

AsiTiNO, V. 1. to visit. 2. To search 

for ; a stronger term than asi alone. 
AsiroA,! 8. two names of the same 
AsiVAi, / tree (Eugenia sp.). 
AsrvAo, 8. the name of a tree. A 

species of Eugenia. 
Aso, 8. 1. a day; "o le asot to-day. 

*0 lona 0,80 lua lenei. 2. A daily 

offering of food to a chief. 3. A 

day's offering of a human victim. 

8eJ ina boa ane o h oulua aw. 

Skin your day's offering. 
Aso, V. to leave off work; only 

applied to carpenters. *l7a aso 

le galuega. 
'Aso, 8. the small rods or rafters in 

the roof of a native house. *0 

^aso o lefale. 
*AsoA, 8. a necklace. *0 le *asoa o 

le teine. 
AsoASO, adv. from aso, many days, 

continually. Asoaso le vaoia. 
*Aso*A80, 8. one kind of yam (Dio- 

'Aso^AsouLUMOA, 8. ono kind of yam 

AsoPALAiLB, 8. Friday,' from the 

AsoGAPUA, 8. Monday. 
AsoLUA, 8. Tuesday. 
AsoLULU, 8. Wednesday; from the 

AfiOMANU, 8. Wednesday. 
*AsoMOAMOA, 8. the ^a^so next the 


AsosA, 8. Sunday. 

AsosALO. See Leasosalo. 

Asosi, t;. 1. to persist in making 

offers of marriage after having 

been rejected. ''Ua aaosi solo i 

A80T0*0NA*i, 8. Saturday. 
AsoTULOTO, 8. Thursday. 
AsovALE, 8. an evil day, a day of 

disaster. Tutunoa lend aaovale. 
AsovALETAUA, 8. a day of slaughter. 
Asu, V. 1. to dip out, to bale, as the 

well of a boat. 2. To pour out 

dust or sand; reput. asuasu. 

*A tUu aamif i le asu % le upega, 

Asu, 8. Malay, Asap and Taso, 

smoke. *0 Una a,su. 
AsuA, V. pass, to be smoked; alao 


Asu A, a. smoky. *Z7a namu asua, 

AsuASU, 8. haze, mist, or a dense 
atmosphere arising from spray 
of the sea, smoke, &c. *0 lona 

AsuASUGALU, 8. Spray. 

AsuAfiuSA, a. See Asuasu, misty. 

Ata, 8. 1. a shadow. 2. The morn- 
ing dawn. *TJa tafa mai ata. 
3. A spirit. 4. The emblem or 
representative of an aitu, as the 
manualiH (Porphyrio) was the 
ata of the god Tuifiti. 5. A 
reflected image, as a photograph. 
*0 lona ata. 6. The stem of the 
^ava plant. 

*Ata, 8. 1. a hero, a strong one, the 
dreaded one of its enemies. As 
the shark was the ^aia to atvlsy 
so Goliath was the *aia of the 
Philistines. 2. A branch of 

Ata, pron. L Ata tagivale, 

Ata, pron, my. Ind sH si ata 

*Ata, v. to laugh ; pi. *a*ata, 
PEATANi, and TAPISA ; redup. 
*ata'ata, to continue to laugh; 
pass. *atagia, *ata'atagia. 

Ataata, 8. the red sky after sun- 
set. Na mu le aiaatcL 

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respect la fax se fono, ia ator 
ata 86 mea na sau ai. 

*Ata*ata, 8, the name of a fish. 

*Ata*ata, v. from *ATA, to continue 
to laugh. 

Ataatai, V, to set after daylight; 
applied to the moon at full. 

*Ata*atalili, v. to laugh angrily. 

'Ata'atamamala, 8. 1. the name of a 
fish. 2. The name of a shellfish. 

Ataeao, adv. lit. when it is morn- 
ing; to-morrow. 

*Ataonipo, v. to laugh deceitfully 
or feignedly. E ^aiaonifo^ a e 
tigd le loto. 

Atapa, 8. the frigate bird (Taohy- 
petes aquila, L.). 

*Aeafa*amaela, f v. to laugh vehe- 

*Atapa*amalele,/ mently. 

Atapu, v. to sun the body, or a 
canoe. ^Uafutu le aiafu le va*a 

Ataga, 8. from ATA, a shadow, the 
mere appearance of a thing, not 
what it is in reality. *(J ona 
ataga o le XauWai^ 'a e mamao. 

*Ataga, 0. laughter. *0 ^aiaga o le 

Atagia, v. 1. to glisten, as from 
reflected light 2. To become 
evident, as anger. E le gagana 
ftMLf *o *tta ataxia % maid, 

*Atagia, v. pa88. of *ATA, to laugh. 

Atal!, adv. hereafter. 

Atali*!, 8. a son, the ordinary word 
used for people generally. See 
Alo. *0 lona aialiH. 

Atamai, 8. 1. the mind. 2. Servants 
or attendants on a chief. 

Atamai, a. clever, intelligent, sen- 
sible ; pi. ATAMAHAI. 

Atamai, v. to understand, as a child ; 
to be clever. * Ua atamai le tama / 


Atamatua, 8. earlv dawn. 
Atamea, 8, a breadfruit tree whose 

bark is injured by h'mumea, and 

which still bears a large crop of 

Atapa^. See Uatapa^. 
Atafupumi, to cover the mouth in 


Atatai, 8, third day from full 

Atayalb, v. to be dazzled by the 
sun shining on the water. 

'Atavalb, v. to laugh causelessly. 

Ate, 8. Malay ^ Ati, the liver. Sina 
ateoU malie, 8e^ia *aina a^e. 

Atb*ai, a. lit. liver eaten, cowardly. 

Ateane, as APEANE. See Teane. 

Ateate, 8. the name of a plant 
(Wedelia biflora). 

Ateatea, a. wide, spacious. See 

Atelalamu, 8. a coward. Syn. 
Ate'ai and Atesu. 

Atelima, 8. the thick part of the 
arm. *0 lona atelima. 

Atepili, «. the pancreas. *0 lona 

Atesai, 8. one full of liver, a warrior^ 

Atesu, «. a coward. Syn. Atb'ai 
and Atelalamu. 

Atevae, 8. the calf of the leg. *0 

Ati, 8. a speech in the m^oLUie at a 
public gathering. '0 Idna ati. 

Ati, v. 1. to pull up, applied to ^ava 
and tigapula; pas8. atia. Ni 
'•ava leUi ia atia. 2. To pierce 
through, as a spear. 3. To build 
up, as a wall ; redup. atiati. *0 
Scdafai atiati pa. 4. To fetch 
fire. E ati afi, *a e no mast. 

*Ati, v. to eat in, to corrode ; applied 
to wood eaten by white ants 
(Termes); to clotii, mats, &c., 
eaten by insects; and to some 
kinds of ulcers which eat into 
tlie flesh; pose. *atia; redup. 
*ATi*ATi; pass. *ati*atia, to con- 
tinue to eat in. 

XtIj pLparticle^ denoting a number 
of chiefs of the same name or 
title ; as '0 26 ati Taqaloa. 

Atia% v. 1. to go softly towards 
in order to seize, as a bird or an 
enemy ; redup. atiatia'l 2. To 
take by surprise, as sudden 
death. *'TJa atiati lona oti. " Sei 
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Atiauyab, v. to peredfit in scolding, 

and using angry words, &o. 
Atiapooa, V, to strive against ai( 

unci^ually matched crew in racing, 

or a superior enemy. 
Atiati, 17. red^'p, from ati. 
*Ati*ati, «. 1. the inside fibres of 

the paogo (Pandanus) fruit. 2. 

"Worms in stagnant water. 
Ati'ava, v. to pull up *^avci^, 
Atiu, s. the name of a plant 

(Cucumis acidua). 
*Atiga, 8. from 'ati, broken food, 

pieces of food partly eaten. ^0 

ana *atiga. 
'Atiqamea, 8, dust from wood eaten 

by worms or white smts (Termes). 
Atigi, 8. 1. a nail of the hand or 

foot 2. A hoot *0 lona atigi 

vae. 3. A shell of a shell^h, 

fnollusc. '0 le atigi pipi, 4. A 

ATioix7i,n, 8. 1. the skull of an 

animal. 2. The skull of a man, 

but used only by way of abuse. 
Atigifagu, 8. an empty bottle* 
Atigilima, 8. 1. the fioger-nail« 

8yn. Mati*u*u, Mai'u'u. 2. A 

Atigimea, 8, 1. a mere shell. 2. A 

poor man. 
Atigipo*o, 8. See Atigiulu. 
Atigiyae, 8. the toe-nail. 
Atii^i, adv. Increasingly, more ex- 
ceedingly. Ua tupu aiili ai, 
Atiu, v. to do anything all the 

more. ^Ua vavao, 'a *ua atUi 

ai ona *alaga. 
Atilo, 8. the core of an abscess or 

*Atiloto, 8, the disease called 

*Atimotu, V, to bite through. 
'Atipupuni, v. to eat away the 

flesh, leaving the skin, as an 

Atita, interj. See Alila. 

AnruBiA, 8, speeches in an ap- 
pointed order. 

Ato, V, 1. to thatch; pas8. atoa. 
2. To throw a stick at anything. 

ATio, 8* the throwing of a stick. 

*Ua tu*u vnai le ato, A stronger 
expression than the verb alone. 

*Ato, 8. a basket. Syn, *Ete. *0 
J4na *aio, 

'Atoa, a. all, whole, complete, 
perfect. ^Ua *ino8ia e le mold 
*'atoa; redup, *atoatoa. 

*Atoa, v. to be complete, perfect, 
entire ; redup^ *atoatoa. 

♦Atoa, car^, generally used with 
the cof^'. TDo, also, together with. 
E ifo mai Aopo ma Asau, *atoa 
ma le nu^u Satue, 

Atoaga, 8. 1. property given on 
occasion of a death. 2. Pro- 
perty given to one who saves 
another in war. 8. Property 
given to redeem the life of a 
prisoner of war. 

'Atoaga, a. lit, a basket of jokes ; 

*Atoatino, v. 1. to be full, as the 
moon, or a canoe. 2. To be al} 
present, as the people of a vil- 

*Atqfa, V, to appoint a time ; pass. 


Atofa% v. 1. to thatch with. 2. 
To throw at. *0 8e la*au e ato* 
faH aH le moa, 

Atofaga, 8. 1. the act of thatch* 
ing. 2. The thatchers. 

'Atomafui<i, 8, a basket tuminp^ 
over because empty (A depreci- 
atory term for a present of food). 

Atone, s, the nutmeg-tree (Myri^ 
tica). Three or four species. 

Atonu, v. imper8. it is likely, it is 
probable; also natonu. Funa 
e, *Apa^tUa natonu e te fa^asino- 

Atoselau, a hundred (baskets). 

Atotau, 8, (Introd.), a cartridge* 

AtxJ, a verbal particle denoting 
motion from the speaker. Alu 

Atu, 8. 1. a row, line, or chain of 
things; as houses, mountains, 
islands, ko. *0 lona atu mauga, 
le atu nuu, 2. The bonito. 
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tolu, thrice; cAu last, ofttimes. 

4. A Bucoession. le atu FolasH, 
Atu, v. to be distressed, perplexed, 

troubled; pass, atua, atugia; 

redup. ATUATU. 
Atua, «. Malay, Tuak. 1. a god. 

Syn. AiTU. Logologo $6 atua fat 

fili. 2. God. 
Atuao, 8. lit. the row of chiefs' 

heads, 1. the row of posts round 

the house. The use of the word 

on Upolu. 2. The stick on 

which the last thatch of the 

house rests. So called on Sayai*i. 
Atuaulia, v. from atu and aulia, 

to be overtaken by distress. 
*Atualala, v. to embalm the dead 

body ; paes. *atualalaina. 
Atualaqi, «. the chiefs word for 

Atualo, 0. a bonito caught inside 

the reef. 
Atualoa, «. the centipede. 
Atuamanatu, v. to have a good 

Atuapaoa, v. to be frightened. 

Mdeei 'tea atuapaoa i lend i^u- 

Atuatuvalb, v. to be greatly dis- 
tressed in mind. 
Atu upu, «. (Introd.), a line of a 

Atupanua, 8, a row of portions of 

Atuga, 8. distress of mind. O 

lona atuga. 
Atuga, v. to resemble. Syn, Fo- 


Atuga, s. the fin of a fish ; not ap- 
plied to the shark and bonito. 

Atuga, e, coevals, of men or beasts. 
'0 le dtugd tagaia, 

Atugaloloa, 8, 1. one kind of 
malauM. 2. A long-armed man. 

Atulaulau, 8. all countries, mean- 
ing the entire world. 

Atulb, 8. the herring. 

Atuloloi, 8, a native dish made 
with atuy the bonito, and ex- 
inressed juice of cocoa-nuts. 

Atululuga, 8. lands to the west. 
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Atumuamua, 8. a chiefs head after 

Atunu*u, 8. a chain or group of 
islands. *0 lo tdtou atunu^u. 

Atu8A8a*b, 8. lands to the east. 
*Uafutu, *ua 8o*o le atusasa^e, 

Atusisifo, 8. lands to the west 
^Ua le ave i le atusisifo. 

AvA, 8. 1. an opening in the coral- 
reef, a boat passage into the 
lagoon. *0 lona ava. 2. An 
anchorage for ships. 8. The 
name of a very scaly fish. 

Ava, 8. the wife of a common man. 
*0 lana ava, 

Ava, v. 1. to show respect to. 
2. To be wide apart, as a plank 
of a canoe not fitting. 8. To be 
open, as a doorway. 

*AvA, 8. 1. the beard. *0 lana 
*ava. 2. The name of a plant 
from which a narcotic drink is 
made (Piper methisticum). The 
kava of many other islands. 
8. The drink itself. Muamua 
lau ^ava^ neH e tete^e, 4. Food. 
Fai se ^ava, to partake of food. 
*0 le *ava a Jinagalo, food to 
cause thoughtfulness. 

AvAAVA, 8. a small opening in the 
the reef. 

AvAAVA, V. to be full of openings 
in the reef. 

*AvA*AVA, 8. 1. the name of a 
small fish. 2. A man who can- 
not be caught by the enemy. 

*AvA*AVA, «. to be oppressively hot, 
as on a sunny calm day. 

*Ava*avaaitu, 8. species of pee- 
per (Piper insectifugum, P. lati- 
folium, Forst., and P. puberulom. 

*AvA*AVAU, V, redup, of *avau, to 
speak over-loud, as in public 
speaking or quarrelling. 

'Ava'avahgaka, 8. the name of a 


AvE*EGA [o LB falb], 8. a feast on 

the erection of a house. 
AvAU, a. load, as tale avau. 
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loud; redup. *ava*avau; redpr, 


Ayaga, v. to marry, applied only 
to the woman. Ona avaga loa 
lea ia 2}igilaH. 

AvAOA, 8. a marriage portion. Eau 
mat hi ona mea avaga, 

Ayaoaoa, 8, a marrying, a mar- 
riage. *0 ld$M ava^aga. 

AvAOALAFU, 8. a fire-place, a hearth. 
*0 le avagilafu o le /ale, JSyn, 
Ta*ioaafi and Magalafu. 

Ayaqalima, v. to carry something 
in the hand for the sake of 
appearances, as a walking-stick 
or a present. *0 ee mea e atHigi- 
lima aS. 

*Ayala'au, \ 8, Yarleties of *ava 

*AvALB*A, / (Piper methisticum). 

Ayaleyale, v. 1. to hlow gently, 
of the wind. 2. To Yeer rouiid 
in all directions. 8. To go from 
one house to another, of a tra- 
Yelling party while staying in a 

Ayane, v. See *Ayb. 

Ayanoa, 8. an open space. 

Ayanoa, «. to be open, as a door. 

*Ayapui, 8. Malay, jawa, ginger 
plant (Zingiber zerumbet and 
Z. officinale). 

*Aya8a, «. a plant used to poidon 
fish with (Tephrositt piseatoria). 

*AvA8Ai, 8, a long beard, pi. 'aya- 


•Ayasauli, \ 8, different names of 

'AyAsatooa, / the same shrub. 
8yn. Laumatui. 

•Ayasia, v. pas8. 1. to be burnt by 
the sua ; from 'a'aya. 2. To Ije 

Ayatuaumai, v. to giYe and take. 
(Applied to contentions.) 

Aye, «. 1. a sunbeam. Na to le 
Jafine i le ave o le la, 2. A 
tentacle of the cuttle-fish, star- 
fish, &c. 3. Red lines proceeding 
from a swelling. Ave o le maH, 

•Aye, v. 1. to take. E le fa*apend 
mea e *ave i moLo, 2. To give. 
^A 86 alH ^avane (*ave and ana 
vont, to avane)4ona8uafa, 3. To 

conduct. Na U *ave le malaga. 
4. To become, in the jpoM. E 
*avea ma tamajai, 5. To carry. 
*'Ave le avega, 6. To take away, 
in the paae, *Ua *avea le ai i le 
tupu; pa88, *AVEA and *ayeina. 
with directiYeparticIe3«ontracted 
into 'AYATU, *ayanb; redup, 
*ayb*ayb; reeipr. pb*ayea*i. 

Ayeau, «. the name of Yarious 
kinds of star-fish. 

Ayealemaull Syn. Seoiamauli. 

'Ayeamata, V, to have the eyes 
clear but blind. 

Ayeayb, 8, 1. one kind of bread* 
fruit. OnTutuila. 2. The name 
of a shrub witli the leaves prettily 
marked (Godiseum variegatum). 

•AvE*AYE, 8. one species of yam 

*Ayb*aye, V, redup. of *aye. 

AvBAYEi, 8. leaves of laufala for 
making mats. 


AvEi, 8, 1. the cord used for tying 
up a woman's burthen. *0 U 
dvei a le fafine, 2. The handle 
of a mat-lmsket. 

AvEi, «. sympathetic consequences 
of a complaint, as pain in the 
head arising from ear-ache. 

Ayei, v. to cause unpleasantness in 
a family by tale-bearing, &c. 
*Ua avei lend tagata i le nWu ; 

redup. AVEAYEL 

Ayeiga, 8. as AYEI. *0 dveiga o le 

'Ayega, 8, a burden. E goto le va^a 
i Idu ^avega a fetalaiga, 

Ayegaal£la% 0. tales from the 

Ayegaalbtoelau, 8, tales from the 

Ayeloloa, 8, one variety of bread- 

AvENONTJA, 8, phymosis. 

AvESA'A, 8, one variety of bread- 

*Aye8a*o, v. 1. to be con Yah scent. 
*Ua *ave8a*o le mat. 2. To get 
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Ayeseoa, 8, a withered fruit of the 

Atetetele, 8, the name on Tutuila 

for the dveloloa, 
*AvBT0LOT0L0, V. to have the road 

lengtliened by going round 

points. *Ana le *avetoJot6lo lenei 

meq, ma le aavaligatd. 
*AvEVALEA, V. to be badly reported. 
ATI, a. sought after, desired, of one 

sex by the other. *0 le tane avi ; 

•o lefafine avi. 
Ayi^i, 8. one kind of crab, the 

fighting crab. 
Avi*ivi% «. 1. the afcUo in the 

winged state. 2. Bi^efis i^ a sail. 
AviLT7, a. stunted, o\X, 
AviLU, t;. to be stunted. 
Ayiti, 8. a great tale-teller, a liar. 
Avm, V. to give a false report, to 

give different reports of the same 

tale ; red'pr^ feavitia'i. 


The second letter in the Samoan 
alphabet. Its sound is simple, 
like e in obey, but it is both 
long aud short. E is used at 
the end of. a line of poetry to 
prolong the sound, and to allow 
the voice to re»t on it. ^0 afio 
mai Tagaloa i le lagi tuavalu e. 

E, interj, alas ! 

£, a call to gain attention. EJ 
sole, ind/a^aiogo mai. 

£. pron. those. *0 efai mai. 

E, V. 1. to forbid by calling e J pass. 
BiNA. 2. to drive away. M! el 
ua etna i maUm. 

E, the sign of the vocative, coming 
after the noun. Funa e, Olo- 

E, the sign of tlie infinitive mood. 
*Acalu le tuaefu e togisala, 

E, a verbal particle indicating the 
present tense, and implying that 
which is always the same. 8e 
nu*u e leai nt tagaia. 

E, a verbal particle indicating the 
future tense. E toe sau *o «a. 

£, adv. yes. 8yn. Ice. 

E, prep. by. *Ua tete^e e Tigtlau. 

E, interj. an affirmative, used at 
the beginning of a sentence 
mobtly in poetry, and expressing 
desire. EI aia tapa fua ia te *oe. 

£, 8. loud laughter. Ona to at lea 
olee. 8ee Tofi, 

f£, pron. you, thou; with verbs. 
*Aita neH *c iUu. 

Ea, v. 1. to rise to the surface, as a 
diver. 2. To return home, as 
war captives. 3. To granulate, 
as a sore. 4. To rise to a level, 
as a hole being filled up. 

Ea, v. to beg, to implore. Ea e, 
ind aumai ia. 

*Ea, 8. the name of a fish ; the dt*- 
sire of one who, being sick, desires 
to eat fish. ^Ua maua e le ''ea. 

*Ea, the sign of a question. ^0 ai 
*6a *oe i Who are you ? 

^E% V. to do a thing deliberately ; 
redup. *£*A*E*A. See ma*b*a. 

Eaea, 8. 1. the disease called 
thrush, aphthoe. 2. The eggs of 
the ^aln*alu. 

E% v.l. to abound, as fruit lying 
under the trees. 2. To raise on 
supports, as a canoe raised from 
the ground to keep it from rotting. 

*E*B, V. to place upon, as Fa*a*e*b. 

*£'E, V. to pay respect to, to revei^ 
ence ; redup. *e'e*B'E. 

*£*E, 8. reverence. Na 'o le md ma 
le *c*e e pau i le ali^i. 

*E'E, V. 1. to be overscalded, as a 
pig when killed. 2. To be under- 
done, of the aim, and so not 
easily got out of the shell. 

*£*E, V. 1. To be dead, of animals. 
2. To be low tide, jocularly. 

*E*B, V. to squeak. 

*E*EU, V. I. to ward off on every 
side, as epears thrown. 2. To 
be full oi^ as cocoa-nuts lying 
on the ground, and requiring 
moving to find a place for the 
foot. 3. To be tame, as pigs 
crowding around, aud requiring 
to be thnist aside when fed. ^Ua 
tau ^e'eu atu i pua% *a *o lalata. 
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a competitor, that the person 
may have all to himself. 

E*EPU, a. pi of *EPU, reddish 

*E'e6a, 8. 1. anything used to help 
a swimmer, as a life-belt So 
*E*ETAGA. 2. Anumber ofunakes 
all coiled together. Syn, Fa- 


•E'ELA, a. pi. of 'ela. 

•E*ELi, V. to press^ the feet firmly to 

the ground when about to fight 
*E*BMA, a. pi. of *EMA, to gliston. 
*E*EMO, V. pi, of *EMO, to wink. 
*E*ENA, a. pL of *BNA, yellowish 

*E*ENA% V. emphatic of b'e, to 

•E*ENU, interj. pshaw! See *Enu- 

*ENU. Syn. I*iNO. 
*E*ETAQA, 8. See *E*BGA. 
*E*ETi, c See *Etl 
*E*ETiA, V. See Ne*b. 
*E*EVA, V. to be weak in the joints, 

from illness, hunger, or long 

.£iA, interj. That's it! giving ap- 
proval and encouragement So 

EiTu, 8. used by some instead of 

aitn^ which see. 
Eu, 8. the point or comer of an axe. 
*Eu, V. to remove, to take out of 

tlje way : always referring to 

something bad, as filth ; anything 

in the eye ; the skin over a boil ; 

the snuff of a lamp; redup. 


E ui INA, conj. although. E ui ina 
to''atele o mdnaia, e fa^asasano, &c. 

EuTASi, 8. a felling axe. 

E FiA ? how many ? 

Epu, 8. dust. 

Epu, v. to be<x)me dust. 

*Epu, a. reddish brown ; pi. *e*epu. 

Efuefu, 8. dust. 

*Ela, a. mattery; 1. applied to the 
eyes. 2. Altio to the hands and 
mouth after eating baked cocoa- 
nut juice. 3. A term of reproach 
to a bastard. *0 le ulu 'eia'eZa; 
pi. *£'ela ; redup. 'ela'bla. 

'Ela, v. 1. to miss the mark, as a 
dart or stone thrown. 2. To miss 
catching a thing thrown. 

'Ele, 8. 1. red earth. 2. Bust 

•Elea, a. rusty. 

'Ele'ele, 8. 1. earth, dirt. 2. 
Blood, to cliiefs. 3. Euphem. for 
the menses. 

^Ele'elea, a. dirty. 

'Ele'eleuu, 8. go-Kl dark earth. 
(Applied to a firm conquering 
party, or to a man skilled in 
clubbing matches.) 

*Elei, t. to put the colour on native 
cloth ; pi. 'eJjELBi. 

*Elemutu, 8. a grub in rotten wood. 

Elemutua, a. worm-eaten, rotten. 

Elesi, v. to daub, as in marking 
napo, or writing. 

.•Eli, v. 1. to dig; pi. *e*eli; pass. 
'elia. 2. To pull hard, in pad- 
dling a canoe ; ^Z. pe*eli. 3. To 
have a sharp pam. Malay, Gali. 

*Eliga, «. a digging. Le ^tliga luaH 

*Elilua, v. lit. to dig a hole ; to swear, 
meaning^ May I be buried if, <&c. 

*Elisopo, ». 1 to dig down to the 
very end of a yam in taking it 
out of the ground. 2. To kill 
all in a war, so as to leave none 
to increase. 

Elo, v. to stink ; pass, elosia. 

*Elo, a. reddish brown, regarded as 
a mark of beauty in those whose 
skins are thus. 

*Elo, v. to be reddish brown. 

'EsiA, 8. a piece of polished metal 
hung in the centre f»f a necklace; 
used as a comparison for anything 
black and shining. *Ua se *ema. 

*Ema, a. shining, blnck, as black 
siapo and marks of tattooing ; pi. 
*e*ema; redufK *ema'ema. 

'Ema. v. to glisten, as a wet paddle 
in tl>e snn seen afar off; pi. 
'E^EMA ; redup. ^ema'ema. 

*Emo, v. 1. to wink the eye. 2. Jig. 
To take a nap. 3. To flash, as 
lightning; pi. *e*emo; redup. 


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^emo o U matot It is but a wink of 

the eye — ^but a moment. 
^Euo^EMO, V. from *EMO, 1. to wink 

repeatedly. 2. To flash repeat- 

ealy» as lightning. 8. To glisten, 

as glass in the son. 
£na, interj, that's it! denoting 

approbation and encouiagement. 
'Ena, a, yellowish brown; pi, 

•e*ena ; redup, *Bif a*ena. 
^£ir A, 8. a cocoa-nut with long fibres, 

used for making sinnei 
Eneene, v. to tickle. 
*Enu, ». a net or basket nsf d for 

catching atuU and pdMo, &o, 
•Enu*enu, intetj, pshaw I See 


Epa, 8. native mats and cloth -on 
which a dead chief is laid in state. 
*Ua i epa. He is in his shroud, 
he is dead. 

Epu, «. 1. to stir about, to stir up, 
as water; p<i8$, epua; redup. 
int€H8, EPUEPU. 2. To stir round, 
as arrowroot in preparing it. 

*EsE, a. 1. strange; difierent. *JTa 
auvfiai mea *e«e i aliH; pi, *X8E- 
*E8E. 2. Tall. *Ua tino *ew ; pi, 


*E8B, adv, away from; difTerent. 

Alu *e«e, Gk> away. 
'EsB, v. to be different ^Ua 'ese 

Idna amio, 
*E8e'e8eoa, 8, difference. 
Esi, 8. the papaw (Carica Papaya). 
Esi, v. to drive away ; pass, isla ; 

intern, esibsi. 
*Etk, 8, a basket. 'JJa tie laei, 

Syn. 'Ato. 
Etbbte, v. to be careful, to take 

care. See Fa*abtbbtb. I/o ia 

Tna eteete aH, Vi*i. 
'Eteomanu, 0. lit, a basket full of 

prosperity, great prosperity. 
*Eteli% 8, a finely-made basket. 
<Etbhama^, 8, an ornamental 

*Eti, t?. 1. to blow freshly; pi. 

*B*iBn; redup, *bti*bti. 2. To 

forbid, as to a child ; pose, *WfnA, 
Etc, v. to lick, to lap with the 

^ngue ; redup, etobto. 

'Etu, V, to limp, to be lame ; redup, 

•etu'etu. A8 Setu. 
Eva, V, 1. to take a walk, especially 

by moonlight. 2. To go about. 

^Ua eta togafauina, 8. To walk 

at liberty. Le fia eva gataei lava. 
EvAOA, 8, a moonlight walk, or 

games by moonlight. 

The third letter in ^le Samoan 
alphabet, pronounced as ee in 
b^n It is both long and short; 

I, an euphonic particle before pk 
pronouns, except the second per- 
son. *0 i maua, 

I, occasionally used as a sign of 
the imperative and subjunctive, 
instead of ia, Tu^u i ai iHnd *o 
FipiH, i maiou teua, I pu% i 
too ma ni cdiH. Fagono. 

I, adv, yes ; also Ice, E. [This baa 
only recently come into use, and 
is a contraction of loe,"] 

I, prep, \. in. Tau ina ta i malae, 
2. At. Letdhi Puata, 3. To. 
Po *ofea le ala i le nu*u, 4. For. 
E Ba'afl 2Vti iona/anua, 5. Of. 
Lota maia*u i le malo, 6. On. 
Teine, ti^eti^e i U pa, 7. On 
account of. ^Oute tau i le tola. 
8. Concerning. ''Ou te feeili i le 
*upu. 9. With. "Ott te alu i le 
maiaga a le nuSi. 

I, 0. a very poisonous crab. 

I, v. 1. to take away the breath, as 
by a blow, or by anger or crying. 
2. To rumble, as an empty belly. 
*Uaile manava i lefia^ai. 

% 8, a fly, so called from its cry. 
Syn, Lago. 

'I, V, to cry, as a fly or a bird. 

% adv, here. 

Ia, pron, Malay, Iya, he, slie. E 
alu *o ia. Sometimes it is used 
instead of na, which usually comes 
before the verb. Se gvtu poto ia 

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Used after the verb when an im- 

perative. 8au m, ini oltt. 
Ia, a suffix to some verbs to form 

the passive. A% mai i fait % 

Ia, pron, jii. these. 
II, proDOUDced sharp, like ya, used 

to call attention in the middle 

of a tale or a speech : Well, 

Ia, prep, to; before pronouns. Fat 

aiu ia U ia; and always instead 

of t before names of persons. 
Ia, interj, a response to the call 

tosoy in dragging a log of wood, 

&c la a. 
*Ia, the sign of the subjunctive. 

Lafo ifc^o *ia laina, 
Ta, Malay, Ikak, «. the general 

ttame fur fishes, except the bonito 

(Thymnus) and shellfish (Mol- 

lusca and Crustacea). On Tu- 

tuila the bonito is called ^o. 
rAAVALBLO, «. the name of a fish. 
I^Ai, €Ldv, no, not sa 
Iao, 8, the name of -a. bird, the 

wattled creeper (Ptilotis carun- 

eulata). It is called % to cry, 

and oo, daybreak, because it is 

heard at that time. 
Ia *ob, beware 1 take care of yonr- 

Taivililo, v. to be strong in war. 
Taui, «. a species of eel, said to 

grow too large for it to get into 

its hole. 
Pamanu, ^8. lU. fish-beast; the 

whale. Sy», Tafola. 
I^ASiNA, 8. the name of a fish. 
Jato, s. the ban connectiiig the 

outrigger with a canoe. 
Iatolo, 8. small boils, mostly on 

the head. 
lATOLOFlyAU, 8, a succession of 

pATULi, 8, a small fish eaten by the 

Pavai, 8, 1. tlie eeL 8yn. Tuna. 

2. Fresh-water fish. 
IS, v. to be weary, of. Nearly 8yn. 

Musu and Fiu. Sola 'e ie ie 

/a^apea le ixima. 

!*£, the mallet for beating out the 
bark for making native cloth. 

*Ie, 8. 1. the name of fine native 
mats, wliich are used much as 
money is. They constitute the 
luost valuable property of the 
Samoans. The dmereat kinds 
are — Ula^ga, ^ie tatuiy ^ie *ula^ 
*ie 8ina or si *aloa, Ind lava" 
Uwa ni *ou ^ie 8e tolu, 2. Foreign 
print and calico. 

'Ie'ib, 8. 1. a rag of cloth. Lava- 
Uwa ma Um ^^. 2. A species 
of creeper (Freycinetia) used for 
making fish-traps. 

*Iefa*atx7Pu, 8. Syn, Akol 

I'mosi, 0. a mallet with grooves 
for beating out the bark of the 
paper mulberry and making tn- 

^1% V, to give a prolonged scream 
or squeak. 

1% 8. sauce, or more near to the 
Scotch " kitchen ; ** anything 
used as a relish, or to qualify 
other food, as vegetables to eat 
with meat. 

1% 9. to be used as sauce. See 

*I% 8. tiie name of a small herb. 

1% 8. the name of a weed (Osalis 

1% adv. here. 

'lYo, pi. of Vo. 

'I*iLA, V, to fihine, to glisten, to 
glitter ; applied to the eyes 
abusively ; redup. 'ila^ila. 

'I*iLA, adv. there, at a distance. 

'I^UTA, adv, there, close at hand. 
Tt**M * at HHni, 

*I*iNBi, adv, here. 

^I^i, V. to do things slowly. See 

Ting, interj. Pshaw I See *Ino- 


TiNO, a. bad, either physically or 
morally. *0 le ta^aia HHno. 

TiTE, V. to predict, to foretell; 
poM. *ITBA ; recip, pe'itba*!. Se 
aso ifea na a^u le Htea i Liu- 

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*0 U vao a HHva; redup. *iva- 


*I*ivi, a. pi of *ivi, bony, 

lo, 8. a long strip of fish or flesh. 

lo, adv. yes ; commonly loB. 

1*6, adv. yonder ; redup, i*oi*6. *A 

ididfo% i'u mat. 
Vo, V. to wind, as siunet round the 

arm, or a net. 
^I*Ov a. 1. full as a bottle, a well. 

2. Full-sized, as a yam or a taro. 

3. Covered, as a bone with meat ; 
pi. *I*IO. 

*I*o, 8. the inside, the fleshy 

'I'oi, V. to be full, to be full-siied, 

to be covered with meat; pi. 


*Io, 8. 1. the cry of a chicken. 2. 

A chicken, from its cry; redup. 

loAO, 8. the Upolu word for iohia. 
loALO, 8. the strip of fish or flesh 

taken from the belly. 
loE, Malay, Iya, adv. yes. 
loio, a. the flesh of the sides under 

the arm. 
*Io*io, V. to peep, to cry, as a 

*ro*i*o, V. to coil up, as sinnet round 

the fingers; pa88, 'i'cmpia. 
*I*(/iMATA, ft the eyeball ^Ua 

ta'dlo H*oHmata. The eyes roll 

about, as from pain. 
I*opi, 8. tongs, pincers. 
'I*OPIA, V. pa88, of *i*o'i*o. 
^loLE, 8. a rat. Syn. *Imoa and 


lOTOA, 8. a strip of fish or flesh 
taken from the back. 

I*u, Malay, Ikur, a. 1. the tail. *0 
hna i'u. 2. The end, the ex- 
tremity of anything. 

Pu, V. 1. to end. 'Ua €u le fili- 
filiga a lo Idtou 8aofaHga. 2. 
To finish. 3. To fulfil. 4. To 
come upon. NeH ioid i*u mai; 
pass. i*UA, and i*uina. 

I*u, a. finished, completed. Nanei 
dfai mea le t'w. 

I^AiNA, V. to come to an end^ to 

I*ui'u, 8. the end, as of a cocoa-nut 
leaf ; as Si*U8i*u. 

I*UPONO, 8. the decision of a council, 
what it ends in deciding on. 

I^TGA, 8. ending, determination oe 
decision of a deliberation. 
lona i^uga. 

I*XJLE0, 8. an echo. '0 lona iuleo. 

TuHAQA, 8. 1. the tail of the bonito 
when cut up (Thymnus). 2. The 
centipede, on Manu*a. 3. The 

I*rMATAGi, 9. the end of a storm. 
*Ua lutilutt a se i^uTnatagi. 

I*traiNA, 8. the name of a fish. 

I UTA, adv. inland ; a.shore. 

I*UTAGATA, 8. the last of a family. 

I PAPO, adv. without, outiiide. Lafo 
ifafo, ia Idina. 

I FALE, adv. indoors, within. *Au 
mai if ale i mdia. 

I PEA? adv. where? H) ifea le 
piliiiy au maif 

Jm, 8. 1. the chebtnut tree (Inocar- 
pus edulis). 2. The edible 
chestnut fruit. 

Ipj, v. 1. to blow smoke through 
an ifi leaf on to a bick person, 
being a native treatment of 
disease. 2. To smoke, as to- 

Ipialata, ». one species of ifi 

Ifiatua, 8. the name of a tree. 

Ipiipi, 8. the name of a tree (Pari- 
narium laurinum). 

Ipiui, 8. the same as ifialava. 

Ipi'ulu, 8. a smooth-grained ifileie 
(Afzelia bijuga). 

Ipipatu, 8. a hard-grained ifileie 
(Afzelia bijuga). 

Ipipuamoa, 8. one kind of ifi (Ino- 

Ipilele, 8. the name of a valuable 
timber tree (Afzelia bijuga). 

Ifima'anuminumi, a. the name of 
one kind of ifi on Tutnila. 

Ifimea, a. one kind of ifi (Inocar- 

Ipisoga, a. Syn. Iptpatti. 

Ipo, v. 1. to bow down, as do those 
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submission. 2. To descend, as 
from inland to the shore; pai$. 
IFOA and IFOGIA. E ifo mai 
Aopo ma Aeau. *Ofea taua a 
fa^au ni e ifoa 
Iro, adv, down. 
Iro, V. to terminate. *0 le ato lea 

o Tupuivao na ifo. 
Ifoa, V, 1. to have an attack of a 
complaint to which the person is 
subject, which then falls (ifo) upon 
some other part of the body ; as a 
headache ending in b.ia eyes. 
2. To. produce largely, as cocoa- 
nut trees from which nuts are 
pi'ked often. 

Ifoa*b, 8. a descent *0 lona ifoa*e, 

Ipoifo, v. to descend, as from the 
top of a house, a tree, or a moun- 

Ifoilestjsu, V, to go down to the 
breasts, of food taken by a 
nursing mother. Applied to 
food taken to chiefs. 

Ifooa, 0. 1. a bowing down, an act 
of submission. *0 Idna ifoga. 
2. The party bowing down. 

Ifooia, pass, of ifo. 

*Ifu, v. to run away, to run far off 
out of sight ; reiiup, 'ifu'ifu. 

Igo, i;. to be wearied with, to be 

V tired of. Nearly as Fiu. *?7o 
tnatou igoigo lava ai lea fa^aUi^ 
pideaga ; redup. IGOIGO. 

laOA, 8. a name. *0 ai lona igoa ? 
Who is his name? of persons. 
^0 U a lona igoa? What is its 
name? of things. 

Igoa, v. to be named. 

Igoapo, 8. a watchword in war. 

Ila, s. 1. a mother's mark, a mark 
in the skin. 2. A defect. JE 
leai sona Ha. * 

Ila, adv. there. 

Ila. See Leila. 

Ilaila, a. marked, spotted. 

Ilaila, «. to be spotted. 

*IlA*ila, v. redup. of *i*ila, to shine. 

Ilalo, prep, under. 

Ilamea, s. a disease of infants. 
'Ua te'a le 6*a, *a e tali le il-amea. 

Ilamutu, «.. cousins, the relation- 

ship sustained by the children 
of a sister to the children of her 
brother, after the brother and^ 
sister are dead ; a father's sister. ' 
8yn. Tamasa. 

Ilasa, \ s. the mark in the skin, 

Ilasupa,/ thought to be a symp- 
tom of supa. 

Ili, s. a fan. *0 Idna Hi, 

Ili, r. to blow, as a trumpet ; pa^n. 

ILIA ; pi. FEILI. 

*Ili, s. 1. a rasp, a file. 2. A saw. 

*0 idna Hli. 
*Ili, v. 1. to file. 2. To saw; 

pOM, *ILIA. 

*Ili, «. to be very far away. A « 

Hli i lagi ona mamao, 
'Iliaii*a, s. a sign that one has 

not left entirely, not again to 

return. E le te^a le Hlidii*a, So 

also of anger which has not 

entirely passed away. 
Iliasina, a. light-coloured, of the 

Iliili, swimmerets of cray fish, and 

flipper of the turtle. 
•Ili*ili, s. gravel, pebbles, small 

*Ili*ill See Lb*ili*ili. 
*lLi*rLiA» s. the name of the young 

ume (Naseus litumtus). 
Iliilifia, t?. to be blown about by 

the wind, as dry leaves, smoke, 

Iliola, «. the outer skin. *0 lona 

Iliu, 8. the name of a fish. It 

causes a stinging sensation when 

eaten, if cooked with the skin on 

(Chostodon Ohirurgeons). 
luci, a. dark-skinned. 
Ilifia, v. to be thrown down by a 

stone passing close to a person. 
*Iligala'aij, «. sawdust. 
*Iliganoa, «. a scar. *0 hna Hi" 

*Ililua, 8. Syn. Fa*apa*ulua. 
*Ililua, V. to divide in two. 
*Ilimanifi, 8. one species of banana. 
*Ilimatu, v. U be partially dry, as 

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*Iliti, V, from *ili, to be pained by 

walking oyer sharp stoDes. *Z7a 

*iUli vae i le ala tdkUala. 
^Ilititai, «. the bed of the sea. 
'Ilititai, 8. the bed or bottom of a 

Clo, 8. a worm or maggot in putrid 

flesh and ulcere. 
Ilo V, to know. 
Iloa, v. 1. to see. Ina ne*i Uoa e 

8ina lona tino, 2. To know. 

To lau sala, *a 'ua Uoa, 3. To 

IiiOA, V, to haye maggots in. 
Iloilo, V, to look at, to examine. 
Iloilolima, V, lit, to look at the 

hands, to fight and see who is 

Iloga, v. 1. to be known. 2. To 

be determioed on, decided on, 

Ilooa, v. imp, it is doubtfid. E 

iJoga e 8au. . 
I LOTO, prep, in the midst 
*Iiin, a. innumerable. 
I LUGA, prep, above. 
I LUMA, prep, before. 
'IlumanO, a. innumerable. 
Imaunu, a word used in aeugorlupe. 
'Imoa, 8. 1. a rat. 8yn. *Iolb and 

'IsuMU. 2. The name of a fish. 
Ina, a particle affixed to verbs to 

form the passive. 
*Ina, «. 1. the sea-urchin (Echinus). 

2. The tliroat. An abusive term. 
*Ina, conj. because that Safa^apea 

foH ina *ua 8au *o k tupu. 
Ina, adv. when, of past time only. 

*t7a maiud ofo^ ina o f^famato i 

fa^ailoga, "He was astouislied 

when he saw the siges,** &c. 

(Acts viii. 13). 
Ina, a. grumbling, sooldino:. Efai 

mea ind. As if grumbling was 

sauce to his food. 
Ina, v. to grumble. *Ua tautua 

ina, ina ua fat mea ma le 

Ina, a particle marking the im- 

perative. Ina alu ia, 
Ina*£, v. to be wearied, either in 

body or mind. 

Ina% V, from 1% to eat one kind of 
food witli anotlier as sauce. 

Ina'ia, c<mj, in order that, that 

Ina'ilau, ». a row of thatch, one 
width of the thatch put on from 
bottom to top of the house. *0 
le ina^ilau o tefale. 

Inaina, v. to be full to repletion. 

Inaina% 8. the main body of an 

Inafo, 8, 1. a shoal of bonito 

(Thymnus). Inafo o atu. 2. A 

great number ot people, mostly 

to cliiefs. Inafo oliH. 
Inaoa, 8. the name of the fiy of a 

small fresh-water fish. Se i^a 

itiiti o inaga, 
Inamau, an Upolu word for Fina- 


*Ina nb% conJ. lest 

Inato, 8, the full-grown sesele. 

'Ini, v. 1. to take hold of with the 
nails, to pinch. 2. To pull up 
small weeus. 3. To kill, as a fish 
by pinching. *Ua initia lau 
manini; pass. *initia; inte»8. 


*Ini, 8. a pinch. 

'Ini*ini, v. 1. to do a tiling grad- 
ually, as to bring taro from tiie 
plantation in small quantities, 
so as to make it eke out. 2. To 
eat a fish in small pieces, so as 
to make it last with the tara 
See Vim. 

*Ini*ini, 8. a ripe cocoa-nut in which 
there is no juice. 

*Ino \ 

'iNok j *• e»o""»e''t»- 

Inoino, v. to demand, to examine ; 
poM. IMOFIA. ^Ua fai atu foi ia 
inoino ia te ia ma $080, Acts 
xxiii. 24. 

^Ino^ino, 9. to hate, to abominate; 

pa88. *INOSIA. 

Inopi, \ a. beautiful, good-looking; 
Inofie,/ as houses, people. 

InOFIA, v. pa88, of INOINO. 
*In08IA, t». pass, of *IN0*IN0. 

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pi. FEiNXj; past, inumia; redup. 


Inuasuasu, v. to drink by lapping. 
iKumNO, V. lit to drink the rain- 
water from the body; to rain 

Inuga, 8. a drinking. *0 hna inugd 

Inumaoa, 8. a draught, a drink. 
tKUPO, V. lit. to drink at night, to 

fast; because the thirst was more 

than the hunger. 
Inusami, v. lit to drink salt water 

or the sea; to rain heavily, so 

as to cause a splashing of the 

Intjsami, 8. a half-starved pigeon. 

8yn. Tupu*a. 
Ipitfi, 8. a soft edible cocoa-nut 

shell, thought to be medicinal. 
IwNiu, «. 1. a cocoa-nut shell en p. 

2. An axe, so called before 

Ipo, «. an edible mud-worm. 
Ipu, 8. a cup. '0 Idna ipu, 
Ipu*ava, «. the cup for serving out 

Xba, vnterj. get out I out upon you I 

for shame 1 redup. isaisa. 
IsB, I 
IsEisE, > 8. names of fishes. 


Isi, V. to be, to have, on Tutuila 

only. E isi 8au ava ? 
Isi, pron. some. 
Isi, v. to beg, mostly for food. 
Isi, v. to split ; intens. isiisi ; pews. 


Iso, V. to acknowledge oneself 
worsted, as in wrestling, guess- 
ing riddles, &c. 'l/a *ofi wo, I 
give it up. 

Isc, 8. 1. the. nose. *0 hma isu. 
2. The snout. 3. The bill of a 
bird, as tuliisutele, the great- 
billed tuti (Numenius). 

Isu, interj. an apologetic and depre- 
catory word, after having come 
suddenly into the presence of 
chiefs. Isu e, sau mai i fafo, e 
le iloa aliH. 

JfiUMSNB, 8. a small nose. 

) ) ITU 

IsuMiTi, 8, a sniffing nose. 
^IsuMU, 8. a rat (Mus). 8ffn. 'Idle 

and *Ihoa. 
IsuPAPA, 8. a fiat nose. 
IsuPB, 8. mucus from the none. 
Isupf , 8. a diseased nose, eaton off 

by ulceration (Lupus). 
Isusisi, 8. a turned-up nose. 
Isuva'a, «. a large note. 
*Ita, Malay, Kita, pron. I, me. 

'Ua Idei 'oe leUi Hta. 
Ita, 8. anger. Tvli le moa, e le 

maua ; ona tupu lea^ole ita. *'0 

hna ita. 
Ita, v. to be angry. *Aua le ito, 

so^u festli f pi. FBiTATANi ; pa$$, 

FTAGIA ; recip. fbitaga*l 
Itafatafa, j^ep. by the side. 
Itagofik, a. irritable. 
I TALA ATV, prep, on that side, 

b'yond a certain thing or 

I TALA MAI, prep, on this side of a 

certain thing or place. 
Itatale, v. to be angry witlMNit 

Itb, 8. the month of Decembw 

lTim,ilfaZay,KiiTi, a. little; small; 

few; pi. iTi; TO'Airmi, few per- 
'Itogi, 8. one kind of tw*a. 
I TOTONU, prep, inside. 
Itu, 8. a side. *0 hna ita. 
I TUA, prep, behind, at the back. 
Itua*ea, 8. the south side of Savai4. 
Ituaiga, 8. 1. a division or branch 

of a family. *0 hna ituaiga. 2. 

A religious sect. 
Ituaso, ft. a part of a day ; an hour 

of the day only; itupoj of the 

night. 8yn. Ittjla. 
Itu I MATU, 8. the North. 
Itu I TOGA, 8. the South. 
'Itu*itu, v. to be tired of, to be 

wearied with, of the mind. 
Itufia, 8. one name of the Atna 

ItulI, 8. a part of a day ; an hour 

of the day only; itupo, of the 

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Ittjlagi, «. a side of the heavens. 

- Ona alu lea tie ituUigi Hsifo. 

Itulasi, o. having many relations. 
*0 le tama itulcui. 

Itumea, h. a division, a portion, 
mostly of food. *0 Idna itumea. 

Itutaoa, «. the north side of Savai*i. 

Itutaua, «. an army ; all the troops 
of one party. *l7a faHa Idna 

. itutaua. 

Itupo, 8. a part of the night ; an 
hour ; used only of the night. 

IVA, Malay, Siwa, a. nine. 

IVA, f?. to be languid, to be ex- 
hausted; redup, dimin, iyatva, 

. somewhat languid. 

Itaita, s. the name of the lo when 
grown large. 

•Iva'iva, a. tall, of men or trees; 
dim, of 'i*iVA. 

IVAGAFULU, a. ninety. 

Itaoalau, a. nine hundred.. 

'Ivi, 8. 1. a bone. NeH moo i le 
Hvi o le i^a. 2. A portion of the 
back of a cooked pig. *0 Idna 
ivi. 3. The keel of a canoe. 

*Ivi, o. bony, applied to the eye 
when covered with a film; pl, 


*Ivi, V. to become bone ; pa8S. *ivi' 

'iviA, to be thin. 
*Ivi*AUVAB, «. the jawbone. *0 le 

Hvi*auvae o le tagata, 
*Ivi*A80*AS0, «. the ribfl. *0 <ma 

'Ivi*iviA, a. bony, lean. 
'Ivi*nnMA*A*A, a. lit, hard-boned, 
, strong. 
'IviFA*ALA, 8. the hip-bone. Some 

use it of the shoulder-bone; lit 

bones exposed to the sun. 
'IviPATAPATA, 8. the breast-bonc. 
'IviFOE, «. the bhoulder-blade. 
'IviNO*o, «. OS sacrum, including os 

'IvisA, 8, 8yn. *Ivipoe. 
*IviTELB, the large bone of the arm. 
*IviTtJ, 8, lit, the standing bone, the 


The fourth letter in the Samoan 
alphabet. It is both long and 
short. Its sound is the same as^ 
in English. Placed at the end 
of a word, it is the vowel of ex- 
clamation ; as uto, pisaOf vavao, 
fa^a^aio, aituo, manuo, &c. 

O, a sign of the present participle, 
in some instances used instead 
of *o lo^o, ^Ona va*ai atu lea, o 
fa*ala Taligamaivalu. Without 
a verb expressed, O id Una le pa, 

O, prep, of, belonging to. *0 le 
pou o le fcUe. On Uie choice of 
o or a, see Grammar. 

O, adv. yonder. 16 i 6 t*tt mat. 

O, the possessive prefix to the dual 
and plural pronouns when the 
noun is plural. Tdtou te o i o 

O, a verbal particle marking the 
perfect tense instead of *tta. 

O, Malay, Omai, v. pl, of alu and 


O, r. to penetrate, as a spear into 
the body ; to go deep down, as a 
stick stuck into the ground and 
meeting with no obstacle. 

*0, the sign of the nominative 
absolute. *0 si *ou tuagdne, *o 
Pinono. It is also often used 
with a nominative after the. form 
ona . . . ai lea. Ona o^o mai lea 
*o le nu*u. Otherwise it is very 
seldom used with a nominative 
after a verb, except when required 
for the sake of euphony. On the 
use of this particle, see Grammar. 

i\ adv. yes, in answer to a call. 


Oa, 8. a couple, commencing with 
the second; as e lud oa, e tolth 
__gdoa, &c 

'Oa, «. lather, soapsuHs. 
*0a, v. to lather; pl. *o*6a. 
HDa, «. property, goods, riches, com- 
prising all foreign articles, as 
distinguished from toga, native- 
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tiapo, &c. ; also houses and 
canoes. 8yn^ *Oloa. *0 ana 

0*A, V. to husk ooooa-nuts. 8yn. 

0% 8. the stick for husking cocoa- 
nuts. 8yn, Mele*i. 

*0'a, 9, a tree from which the 
colouring matter for marking 
Hapo id obtained (Bischoffla Ja- 

'O'at, V, to mark or paint $iapo, . 

*0'AiGA, 8. a making of nutive 
cloth. 8yn, Elei. *0 Idna 

Oaga, 8. a scarecrow, made by 
rattling together empty water- 
bottles made of cocoa-nut shells. 

*0*A*o*A, 8. a stake stuck into the 

. sand to secure a cancje to. 

*Oa'oa, 8. delight. '0 lona 'oa^oa. 
8yn, FiAPiA. 

«Oa*oa, t;. to be delighted. 8yn, 


*Oa*oaifalesau, of great joy. 

0_AtJLi, 8, noon. See Aoauli. 

*Oalu*tjlu*u, 8, a mixed payment 
of ^oloa and toga^ foreign and 
native property. 

Oatea, «. noon. See Aoatea. Syn. 

*Oavale, 8, property of small yalue. 
See *Oloavalb. 

*0e, pron. 8ing. thou, you; con- 
tracted into *e before verbs. 

Oe, adv. yes. See O. 

*0*e, «. a knife. 

Oi, inter j, 1. alas! oh! 2. Joyful 
surprise. Ona taufaio80 lea *o 
faftne ma fa^apea. Oil ^ua 
fa^afetai. The difference be- 
tween these two signifioiitions 

. is indicated by the tone of the 

Oi, V. to disturb, to meddle with 
what would have been better 
left alone ; as to cut into a 
swelling which was getting well ; 
to cut down a tree, causing it to 
fall on a plantation, &o.; pa88. 
Oia; recip, pboia*i; pa88. peo- 


Oi, v. to groan ; pi. peoi. 

*0i, interj. oh I expressing sur> 
prise, also pain and grief; in* 
tern. *oi*oi*oi. 

*0% i;. 1. to creak, as the rafters of 
a house during a storm. 2. To 
grind the teeth ; intern. '0*1*0*1. 

Oi aue, interj. alas, alas I 

Oi aue, v. to wail as in trouble. 
*Ua oi aue lefaflne. 

Oi aleyaoifaqalelb, v. to be pained. 

'OiPBA, adv, where ? See *Ofba. 

Oi Talopa, interj, alas! used in 
expressing sympathy; also com* 
mitieration approaching to the 
denunciation of woe upon those 
who wilfully do wrong. 

Oo, 8. a saddle of pork. 

0*0, 8. 1. the spongy substance 
inside of a cocoa-nut just begin* 
ning to sprout. 2. Property 
taken to relatives. Ua laei *ou 
0^0 tauo8i i itu i va4). 

0*0, V. to arrive at; to reach to; 

pa88. 0*OTIA. 

0*0, o. full-grown. *0 le pua^a 0*0, 
Od, 8. the shout at the end of the 
_song 8oa. 
*0*6, V. 1. to be slack, to be loosely 

tied. 2. To be hollow. 
*0*0A, V. pi. of *5a, to lather. 
'0*0A, t;. 1. to praise one's own 

deeds, to boast. 2. To make 

others laugh. 
0*00*0, r. 1. to visit a sick person. 

2. To be full tide. 
0*ope, v. to have a voice like a 

flute (*o/e) ; to have a good 

voice. *Da o^ofe le leo. 
*0*0LA, a. 1. half crooked. 2. See 

*0'ole, v. to shrink, to shiivel up. 
*0*0LB, a. pi. of *0LE, deceitful. 
'0*0L0, V. to have a voice like a 

hen, to speak indistinctly. 
'O'OLO, a. indistinct utterance, 

'0*0Mi, V. to squeeze, to press in ; 

pa88. *omia; redup. *omi*omi, to 

continue to squeeze. 
*0*0M0, a, pi. of *0M0. 
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*0*ONA, v. to be bitter, to be sour. 
'O'ONO, V. 1. to bear dowD, as a 

woman in labour. 2. To be 

patient, to endure, as pain or 

provocation. See 'Onosa'l 
OoPA, v. to dose the wines as a 

flying pigeon so as to descend 

*0*0PA, a. pL of *0PA. 
*0*osA, V, to be old and yet seeking 

a wife. 
k)'osi, V. to scratch; pose, 'osia; 

redup. *osi*08L 
O'OTAGA, «. property presented to 

his family on the occasion of a 

chiefs death. U) Idna o^otagck, 
•0*OTi, r. pi. of *OTi. 
O^OTiA, v. to be beaten and abused. 
Ou, V, to bark, of a dog. 
5u, inierj. fie! for shame I Du a 

Ou, pron, pi. of lou, your. 
•Ou, pron. I, before verbs. M *ou 

cXwdUy lafo ane, 
0% pron. pi. of Lo*u, my. 
*0*u, «. to be uneven, to bulge 

out, as 9iapo and mats when 

not well made; intens. *o*u- 

*OuLUA, pron. you two ; contracted 

to lua before verbs. 
OusosoaA, adv. whilst, during the 

time of; in the midst. From wo, 

the pith of a tree. 
*OuTou, pron, pi you; contracted 

to tou before verbs. 
Ofa, v. to be startled. See Ma- 

OFA. U, ata moemoe, td ie ofa. 
Ofa, 8. 1. the top gravestones of 

a chief's grave. 2. A rising 

ground buut up with stones, as 

Qfaofa, 8. a species of the sea- 
urchin (Echinidea). 

Ofaofalauaoo, \ B. two kinds of 

Ofaofasina, / qfaofa. 

Ofaopata*!, v. to cover with the 
wings, to brood over, to cherish, 
as a hen does her chickens. 

Ofaoa, 8. a nest. *0 lona ofaga, 
Sifn. Fataniga. 

Ofaga, v. 1. to make a nest 2. 

To blow a fair wind. ^Ua ofaga 
Idei mat le matagi i le la o le 
va*a. As if the wind were mak- 
ing its nest in the sail. 

*Ofb, 8. 1. a bamboo. 2. A fish- 
ing-rod. ^O lona ^ofe Ho aiu. 

*Ofba, adv. where V See *Oifea? 

Ofi, V. 1. to enter, as a canoe into 
the lagoon. 2. To fit in, to find 
room. ^Ua tumu le fale, 'tea le 
qfi nisi. 3. To cover, of the 

. male animal ; pas8. ofia, of the 

Ofo, 8. astonishment, wonder. *Ua 
ide lona ofo. 

Ofo, v. to be astonished, to won* 
der; irdenB. ofoofo. 

Ofo, 8. a part of a Ha. ^Ua iloga 
le ofo a Aleipaia, Hm le tanua, 

Ofo, v. 1. to salute on meeting. 
2. To make an offer of food, 
services, &c. ^o mat 8e tou- 
tai pagotd. 3. To shout before 
a fight ; redup. ofoofo. 

Ofo, 8. the first speech made on 
presenting food to visitors. 


Ofoaue, v. to salute with wailing. 

*A 8au, ia 'e ofoaue i ai. 
Ofoaalisb, 8. the beginning of the 

cry of oZwe. 
Ofotu, 8. to oflfer to lend or give 

something without consulting the 

*Ofu, 8. 1. native food, tied up in 

a leaf, ready for being cooked, as 

*o/ii palolo^ *ofu Bamilolo, Ac. 

^0 Idna *ofu. 2. A garment 

derived from the first meaning. 

*0 lona ofu. 
K)fu, v. to put on a garment ; pi. 

*0*OFU; pa88. *0FUINA. 

*Ofu*ofu, v. to tie up in leaves, 

ready for cooking. 
K)fufafine, 8. a woman's dress, a 

*Ofulua, a. twenty *ofu or parcels 

of food tied up in leaves, as 

paiusamiy &c. 
*Ofutino, 8. a shirt 
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^PTJVAB, ». trousers. 

OOA, «. to have the snuffles ; intem* 


*Oga, v. 1. the tmnk of anything, 
as *0 lona 'ogafaH, 2. A division, 
a part cut off. 3. A principal 
part. In each of these cases it 
must he compounded with an- 
other noun, and the uniting a 
he lengthened, or properly he 
douUed. 'Oleogala'au. 4. The 
penis, when the word is used 
^Ogaumu, 8, the hole in which the 
native oven is made. *0 lana 
^Ogala'au, «. the trunk of a tree, a 

large log. 
^Ogaloto, «. the middle. 
H^GAMANAVA, 8. the sido of the 
helly ahove the hips. *0 le 
tagata e mottdua i le ^ogamanava. 
♦Ogamatagi, ». a circumscrihed 

gust of wind. 
•Oganu'u, ». 1. a part of a district, 
a town, a village. 2. The in- 
hahitants of a village. Ona 
potopoto ane ai lea^ole *oganu^u. 
•OGiTOTONu, 8, the middle. Syn, 

Ogb, 8, a famine, a dearth. 
Ogb, V, to have a famine, to have a 

Ogbluavai, 8. a famine of two 
hottles, when much water is 
drunk to appease hunger ; a g^at 
Ogo, 8. a disease of children's 

Ogo, t7. to he of good conduct. Ua 

ogo lona agabelei, 
Ogo, v. 1. to scorch, as the sun. 
2. To give pain, as a disease, or 
harsh words ; pass, ogotia; intens. 
OGOGO. ^Ua ogolia % le la. 
Ogo, a. 1. scorching, of the sun. 
2. Painful, of a disease. 3. 
Cuttiug, of .words; intens. ogogo. 
4. Severe, as a fine. U sola 
Ogogo, t. the stinging nettle (Urtica 

enderalis, Forst., and Fleurya 

interrupta. Gaud.). 
Ogogo, s. a weed (Fleurya oordata, 

Ogogosina, «. a weed (Leucas 

Ogotba, \ 8. species of the disease 
Ogototo, / ogo. 
Ola, 8. 1. life, the ordinary wor4 

not used to chiefs. *0 lona cla. 

2. A fish hHsket. *0 lana ola. 

3. A piece-offering. 4. The first 
honito caught in a new canoe^ 
5. Prosperity. Et le sau o le 
ola. Said when rain falls after a 

Ola, «. 1. to live. 2. To recover 
from sickness. *Ua da le ma*i. 
3. To he delivered of a child. 
*Ua ola le fafine. 4. To be de- 
livered from punishment. *Ua 
cHa le sola. 5. To end a war 
and conclude a peace. *Ua oUt 
le taua. 

Ola, o. prosperous. *0 le tagata 

Ola, interj. wonderful! surpris- 

*Ola, 8. semen; also *ola'ola and 


Ola^aga, 8. lifetime. *0 lona ola- 

^aga. See Olaga. 
Olaaso, v. lit. to live for a dayr 

to threaten to kill when oppor- 
tunity offers. 
Olaola, v. to flourish, to thrive. 
Olaola, adv. flourishingly. la 

tupu olaola lana afioga. 
Olaolaati, 8. the wedge to flz on 

the handle of a hatchet 
Olaolaati, v. to wedge a hatchet 

Olaga, s. lifetime. *0 lona olaga. 
Olamea, 8. the name of a tree 

(Bandia densiflora, Benth.). 
Olamoamoa, v. lit. the life of the 

moamoai to live a scared life. 

Le Tui *ua olamoamoa. 
Olapito, 8. 1. the name of a tree. 

8yn. Matalapi (Fsychotria 

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Olasina, 8. the name of a tree. 

Olataga, 8. 1. a means of de- 
liverance. *0 Idna olataga. 
2. Salvation, ileliverance. 3. A 
saviour. *0 lona olataga. 

Olavai, 8 the name of a shrub 
(Psychotria sp.). 

Ole, v. to ask, to beg. 

Olb, 8. begging. *0 Idna ole. 

*Ole, v. to deceive; intens. *ole- 

*OLB; pa88. 'OLEGIA, *OLE*OLE- 

*Ole, a. deceitful. 

*Olega, 8. a begging. 

Oli, v. to challenge to a club match 
by brandishing the club. 

*Oli, 8. the name of a tree, called 
also/e»a (Eugenia neurocalyx). 

Olioli, 8. the name of a tree fern, 
called 'also Paoga, and on 
M.inu*a, Pagoa (Alsophila lunu- 

•Oli*oli, 8. joy. *0 lona ^oli^di. 

*Oli'oli, 1?. to be joyful. ^Ua *oli- 
*oU fua le livaliva, *a *ua gau U 
matdvana. The family rejoice in 
vain, for the child dies. 

*Oli*olisaga, 8. a chiefs grave. 
Talofa i lend tagata^ ^aeva i le 

*Oliui, 8. variety of *6li. 

*Oli.maona, a, fruit of the *o7t, 
well filled, plump; fig. good- 
looking, well-proportioned. *Z7a 
8e *oUma^ona. 

*Olitoto, 8. the red variety of *oU. 

Olo, t>. 1. to rub down, to grate, as 
taro. 2. To rub, to make smooth. 
^Ua umd ona olo *o le pd. 3. To 
plane. 4. To destroy, to raze, 
to reduce all to a level with the 
ground. 5. To coo, as a dove. 

Olo, 8. a plane. *0 Idna oh. 

*Olo (Tongan\ 8. a mace in the 
form of a knob with a short 
handle, carried about by young 

*Olo, 8. a fortress. *0 lo Idiou ^oh. 

*Olo, v. to prepare to make an 
attempt, as to take a voyag.>; 
inten8. *olo*olo. *Ua tau^olo^olo 
(Uu i le diga mamao. 

*Oloa, 8. 1. property, goods, riches, 
wealth ; as houses, canoes, foreign 
articles of every kind, to distin- 
guish them from native property, 
toga. *0 Idna ^oloa, also hna. 
2. A chiefs tooth. *0 hna ^oha, 

Oloamanu, 8. the name of a 
Seonoan month ; May— June. 

*Oloataua, 8. property (or a wife) 
given to a chief to secure his 
assistance in war. 

*Oloavale, 8. property of small 
value, as fish-hooks, needles, &c. 
See *Oavale. 

Oloolo, 8. 1. an uninhabited 
haunted place. 2. A method of 
fisl»ing by rubbing down futu^ 
the fruit of Barringtonia speciosa, 
to poison the fish. 

Oloolottj, v. 1. to be incapacitated 
by age, as for war. 2. Not to be 
in a hurry to start on a journey. 

'Ologa, 8. from 'olo, a place to 
wait at for fair weather, in order 
to set out on a journey. 

Olomatua, 8. an old woman. 8e9 


Olopala, v. to rub to pieces, to 

Olotalo, 8. a native dish of scraped 
taro. *0 Idna ohtah. 

Olotu, 8. an old pigeon. Syn. 

Olu, v. to be bulky, bloated ; 
redup. OLUOLU. *Z7a olu vale le 

Olula, 8. mast made from bread- 
fruit, first left to soften, and then 

Oma, 8. a kind of dog's collar. 

•Oma*i, v. to run in, as a bay or 
inlet ; also *omoa*i. 

Omea, 8. clay. 

Omea, v. to put clay on the head 
in order to stiffen the hair. 

*Omi'omi, v. 1. to press between the 
hands; 'pa88. 'omla. 2. To de- 
tract; pi. *0*OML 

'Omo, 8. a hollow, indentatioxL 

*Omo, a. indented, bent in; pi, 
*o*OMO; int&n8. 'omo*omo. *0 
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'Omo, t7. to be indented, to be sunk 
in ; fl. *o*OMO ; iiden$. 'omo*omo. 

•Omoa*!. See *Oma*i. 

Omomi, 8. 1. a sponge. 2. A glut- 

•Omota*l See 'Oma*l 

Ona, pron. ©i. his, hers. 

Ona, conj. Deoause of, on account 
of. *Z7a mdtou le o, ona *o le 
maH. Before verbs, because that. 
*'Ua Is Of OTM *ua matttgi. Nearly 
ad ina ^tta. 

Ona, adv, then. It is always 
followed by lea or at lea after 
the verb. Ona alu ai lea ^o U 

Ona, V, to own, to be the owner of. 

Ona, a kind of participle. Ua loa 
ona Mitt, the comuig was long 

;K)na, 8. the lower part of the ab- 

*Ona, a. bitt(?r, poisonous. *0 le 
*ava *ona. See '0*ona; dim. 


*Ona, v. 1. to be poisoned, 2. To 
be intoxicateti ; pass. *ona8Ia. 

*Ona, a. drunken. *0 le tagata 

One, 8. gunpowder. *0 Idna one. 

Onea, 8. a species of sea-snake. 

pNEONE, 8. 1. sand. 2. A great 
multitude. Se mea a oe e Jitd, 
ona a *e tali le oneone e sau 

Onbonea, a. Fandy. 

Onexjli, 8. black sand. 

Onega^ 8. a bandy place in which 
a river is lost before reaching the 

Onepata, 8. coarse sand. 

Ono, Malay, Onomo, a. six. 

Ono, v. to be becoming, to be appro- 
priate. E U ono i aliH ia and. 

Ono, v. to look at preparatory to 
springing upon, as a dog does. 

Onoa, 8. an open space. Syn. Ava- 


OxooNO, t;. to appear, as the head 
of a child when about to be 

*Ono*ono, v. to suffer under an 
insult or injury. 

Onogaoa, a. six couples, of young 
pigs or of oocoa-nuta 

Onooafulu, a. sixty. 

Onooalau, a. eix, hundred. 

Onomea, v. to be becoming, to be 
appropriate. See Ono. 

'Onosa'i, 8. patience, endurance. 
'0 hna ^onosaH. 

*Ono8a'i, ». to be patient, to en- 

'Ono8A% a. patient, enduring. *0 
le tagata ^onosaH. 

'Onosi, v. 1. to strain, as in labour, 
&c. 2. To suffer under an insult 
or injury ; as *Ono*ono. 

*Ofa, a. 1. weak, of body. 2. Igno- 
rant in making a speech; pi. 
*o*OPA ; intens. *opa*opa. 3. Stifl^ 
of hair which stands up. 

Opeopb, v. to float; pass, opba, 
opeapba. Na opea maij ^ua sau^ 
*ua jtalanaH vale i lenei mea. 

Opo, v. to take hold of, as in 

Opo, v. to measure round with the 
arms, as a tree. 

Opoopo, v. to carry in the arms. 

Opoga, 8. 1. the pairing of laumei 
(Chelonia). 2. A number of fat 
fish (Rays). 

Oponi, v. to strengthen, as a house, 
by adding another beam to one 
that is weak. 

OsAOSA, a. partly filled, as a bottle, 
basket, the belly, &c. *0 le 

OsAOSA, V. to be partly filled. 

Osi, 17. 1. to make, as a speech, a 
covenant, a sacrifice. '{7a osia 
le feagaiga. 2. To act accord- 
ing to, as the conquered party 
towar Is the conquerors. ^A e 
osi pea lo mdtou net toHlah. 
3. To baild. *'Ua Ulei osi o le 
maota nei ; pass. osiA. 

*OsiA, V. pass, of •o'osi. 

*08i*o>T, V. redup. of 'o*osi. 

OsiTAOLAGA, 8. (on, to make, and 
tduLaga^ an ofEt^ring, a sacrifice), 
a j)riest; adopted to repce^ent 


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K)80, 8, 1. food to be used while 
on a journey. 'O lo laiou oso. 
2. a planting stick, or dibble. 

Oso, V. 1. to jump. 2. To jump 
up, to rise, as the sun and stars. 
*lfa mo fnai le fetuao, 3. To 
throw oneself down. E oso loa 
i lalo i le liu o Um va*a. 4. To 
rush upon, in a hostile manner. 
Ona 080 loa lea ia Tafltofau, 
5. To plunge into, as the water ; 
pcus. OSOFIA ; intene. osooeo. 

OsoFA^i, V. to jump about, as troops 
or a disease in the body. 

OsoFiA, V. pass, to be taken pos- 
session of by an aitu, to be en- 

OsoFUA, V. to go uncalled; to in- 
terfere without cause. 

OsopuNA, V, to jimip over. 

080SUA% V. to use bad language, 
trusting to a chiefs protection to 
avert the consequences. Syn, 


OsoTU, to thrust oneself into a crew 

or travelling party. 
OsovALB. See OsoruA. 
Ota, pron, pi, of lota, my. Ta 

moemoe, sS'i ota Hma, It is 

also used in the nng. Si ota 

manao e, 
Ota, a. uncooked, raw. 
Ota, v. to eat raw food, espedally 

Ota, a. ripe ; pL otata. 
Ota, t>. to be ripe; pi. otata; 

cans, fa^aota, to make ripe. 
Otaeia, \ interj, of admiratinn, 
Otaifo, / applied to a boat or a 

house. E moH nwmo^o otaifo se 

fanua ua poto. 
Otai, 8. a native dish of food. 
Otaota, «. 1. rubbish. NeH *« taea 
' le otaota, Fagono. 2. euphem. 

Filth, ordure. 
Otaota, o. littered with rubbish. 
Otaotagase, 0. small rubbish. 
Otalala*oa, \v,io eat raw fish 
Otamatutu, / long after it has 

been eaught. 

*Ote, v. to scold ; pa>88, *otbgia. 

Otta *ote ai lea *o le tamaitaH 

Hna ^ua ta^e le vai. 
*Ote, a. scolding. 
Oti, r. 1. to die, the commort word, 

used only of mankind. 2. To 

faint Ona matapogia lea *o te 

fafine *o Sinasegi, ona oti Zeo, 

ona toe ola lea. 
*Oti, 8. a black pig. 
*Oti, v. to cut, to clip, as the hair, 

bushen, &c. ; pi. *o*OTi; intene. 


Oti*iotia, v. (oti H oti a) to have 
oue and another die. E luia le 
tua ma le alo i ona aso *ua *e 
oHHotid, ^ua maua 8ou maid. 

Otiola, v. to be dead-alive, of a 
lazy person. 

Otifa5, v. to die in anger with 
the family. 

Otilaina, 17. to be starved; used 
in auger for matelaina. 

*Oto, v. 1. to pluck one here an4 
another there. 2. To speak 
appropriately. As if he gathered 
a leaf here and a leaf there, 
when quoting others ; dimin. 

Oto, 8. food taken to carpenters 
when at work. 

OtOFTA, pa88. of OTO. 

*Otopuapua, 8. the name of a 

*Otu*ot^, a. stiflT, hard ; applied to 

native cloth, cocoa-nut leaves, &c. 
*Ovi, V. to be lumpy, to be uneven ; 

as citron skin, palsied fingers, 

&0.; pi. * o*ovi ; inten8. *ovi*ovi ; 

pas8. *0V1'0VIA. 

Ovitia, v. to be overawed by a 
multitude, so as not to be able to 


The fifth letter in the Samoati 
alphabet. Its sound is that of 
00 in fool. It is both long and 

IT, «. 1. a reed. 2. An arrow. *{) 
Uma u. 3. A brother. ^0 hna 
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U, V, to direct towards, to torn to. 

*A *e 'a*6 i se niu, u i luga ou 

vae. See Ua*l 
XT, V. to emit a hollow sound, to 

roar, as the waves on the reef, 

or the tramp of troops. 
U, V. to bite; pass, utia; reeipr. 

PBUTA*!. *l7a u ifo, *o « tau i 

le pa^u. Proverb. Of family 

quarrels as if only piercing the 

*tJ, V. to look angrily towards, to be 

Ua, Malay, Ujan, s. 1. rain. 2. 
The neck. Ona lafo lea i luga 
i le ua. 3. Sinews. 4. Veins. 
*0 uaole tino. 

Ua, V, to rain ; pass, uaina. 

'Ua, a verbal particle marking the 
present and perfect tenses. 

U'A, s, 1. the paper mulberry. 
Syn. TxjTUGA (Bronssonetia 
papyrifera). *0 lana u'a. 2. 
The bark of the plant, scraped 
for milking siapo. 3. A young 
breadfiruit; in full u*a*ulu. 4. 
The temporary fiisteuing used in 
building canoes. 5. A net made 
of the bark of the breadfruit 

U*A, a. 1. tough, tenacious, gluti- 
nous; tntetw. u'au' a. 2, fig. Of 
an old man, scraggy. 

U*A, V, to envy. See Matau*a. 

'U'A, s. 1, the name of a land crab. 
2. A species of cray fish. 

Ua'ale, s, a shower of rain. 

Uai, 8. a chiefs spear or walking- 

Ua% V, to turn towards; intens, 
of u. UaH mat ou fofoga. 

U*Ai, V, to fasten the fono of the 
canoe with t**o. 

Ua*ono, t;. to strain, as a young 
infiBkut does. 

Uaua, v. to commence a planta- 
tion. Syn. SoLisoLi. 

U*Au*A, a. See Fa*au*au'a. 

Uaua, 8. 1. a slight rain. 2. A 
lever. Syn. Taumoa, *0 lau 

U*au*a, o. tough ; intern, of u*a. 

♦Ua*ua. v. to grunt. 
Uauata% v. to raise by a lever. 
U*AU*AVALB, V. to be envious ; from 


U*A*ULU, «. a young breadfruit tree. 

See U'A 3. 
Uafa'aaosi'itia, 8, a shower of 

Uapa*aafuafu, 8. a slight shower. 
UAFAAF0OAUP(HiU, 8. EAat wind. 
Uafa'ataimamasa, s. rain at low 

Uafa'ataufa'alekanunu, s. rain 

confined to the mountains. 
Uafaataufanua, 8. a sliower com 

ing from inland. 
Uainuitino, s. soaking rain. 
Uafana, s. a volley of arrows or 
. musketry. 
Uaga, 8. 1. heavy r.iin. Syn. 

TiMUGA, 2. The name of a very 

scaly fish. 
Uaoagau, 8. sickness, when spoken 

about before cliiefs. 
Uagalu. Syn. Fuataoalu. 
Uagani, s. the name of a tree. 
Uagani, v. to divide or cut oflE^ as 

the end of a post. 
Uala, v. 1. to be rainy with in- 
termitting sunshine. 2. To 

have iut^missions of pain and 

UaloIx), 8. 1. rain causing a fiood. 

2. Crowds of people passing and 

Ualolo, v. I. to have rain and 

flood. 2. To have crowds of 

people passing and repassing; 

reeip. feualoloa*!. 
Uamau, v. to be firm, as a house, 

or a government. 
U'AMEA, 8. 1. iroD» 2. Beads. 3. 

Anything very . good. *0 le 

u^amea lefanua, 
Uamuli, 8, those who assist in 

providing food when there is to 

be an interchange of property. 
Uamuli, v. to prompt a speaker. 
Uasami, 8. the spray of the sea 

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Uati, v. to act as a lever on both 

Uatogi, 8. a war-club. 

Uatolo, 8. the taro tops first 
planted. Opposite of taumuliga. 

Uatoto, 8. bloody or red rain. 
Nainai lavaioto Is uatoto. 

*Ue, interj. ah ! 

IJea, «. the name of a tree. 

Uea, 8. a handsome man. ^Ua sau 
le uea Idlelei. 

Uea, i;. to be giddy ; intens. uetjea. 
* Ua uea mata, 

Ui, a. dark coloured; mostly 
suffixed to the noun; as Uiuh 
niui, &c. 

Ui, v.. 1. to go along, to pass along. 
^Ua ui ane i le ala. 2. To 
breed, to have young. *t7o ui 
lelei la mdtou pua*a, 3. To 
take off the tapui (tabu). 'Z7a 
ui le 8d. 4. To pluck fruit, 
confined to sigano and fala. 5. 
To unloose a canoe fastened by 
a pole stuck in the sand. ^Ua 
ui le taula i fanua. 6. To re- 
move by rubbing iu water, with 
a stone or other hard substance, 
tbe outer skin of the lomu and 
loli (HolotburisB), and thus re- 
move the bitter taste. Hence to 
forgive sin, a stronger term than 
magdlo, 7* eupJiem. To go to 
stool. *r/a ui i le vao ; pass, of 
1. uiA. 8. To strain the *ava. 

' TJ.i, 8. a call to come to visitors. 
JPrt se uif pa se alaga I myth. 
•U*i, V. to solicit a woman. 2. To 
ask help to beat another, or for 
permission to beat another. 3. 
To solicit generally. la to^a le 
nofOj neH ai 8e *u^igofie. 

. UiA, V. pa^. of UI, to be trodden 
on, walked on. *0 le ala o manu 
le uia* 
UiAUTA, V. to go by land. 
UiAUTAGA, 8. a party travelling by 

Ui*i, 8. the youngest, the last bom 

in a family. 
Ui in a, conj. although. E ui ina 
tele, 'a e tma ^o h vagatai. 

Ui6, V. to cry out, to howL Ona 
uio lea *o Sinasegi. 

UiuiESE, a. very good. 

UitriOA, 8. the polite name for a 
chiefs canoe or boat. 

UiOA, 8. 1. an explanation, the 
meaning of anything. 2. Man- 
ner, way of acting. 

UiLA, 8. lightning. Ona emo lava 
lea *o le uila. 

UiLA, V. to lighten. 

UiLELEi, v. to be a good breeder. • 

UiMOTO, i;. 1. to pluck the sigano^ 
the fruit of the pandanus, be- 
fore it is come to maturity. 2. 
fig. To die young. 

UiNOFO, V. to pluck sigano, the 
fruit of the pandanus, while 

UiSA, V. to hiss at. 

UisiLA, 8. the name of a fish. 

UiTOLU, V. to have three at a birth. 

UrruAiNA, V. pass, to be struck 
from behind. 

UiVA, 8. the malavli in its stage of 
growth betfure becoming ultta, 

UiVALE, i;. to be a bad breeder. 

Uo, 8. a friend, a bosom companion. 

*Uo, 8. one of the lengths into 
which a tree is cut up in order 
to be easily carried, or for use. 

UoAGO, 8. the name of a fish. 

'Uo*uo, 8, the name of a fish. 

UoGO, V. to sting. 

UoGO, a. stinging. 

tjtj, 8. the robber crab (Birgus latro). 

U*u 8. oil; it was always scented 
witli flowers, &c. *0 lona u^u. 
E, Satali e, ia palua le u*u. 

U*u, V. 1. to oil, to anoLDt with oil. 
2. To use leaves as soap. 3. To 
smear the head, as with clay, 
&c. ; pass. u*xjiNA. 

*U*u, ^. the name of a shellfish, a 
species of mussel. 

*U*u, V. 1. to nudge with the 
shoulder in order to cause a 
person to move on. 2. To urge 
on. 3. To take hold of, to 
grasp ;. pass. *umia. 

*tJ*u, V. i. to cry gently, as a child. 
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greatly without bathing himselK 

*tJ*u, o. frowsy, rank. 

ntju, itUerj. a shout of triumph 
or delight, as in surf-swimming, 
of when taking tdufolo to a party. 


*U*UFATU, 8. one kind of *u% or 

U*UFr80A, V. to soap or wash with 
JUoa. ^TJa u^vfisoa o IdUm loto, 

/U*ULAUMEA, V. to wash the head 
with native orange-juice. 

/U*UMALA, 8. one kind of *«*i*, or 

*,U*UMANOGi, 8. a man held in good 
report, as ricli, diligent, skil- 
ful, Ac. 

*U*UMI, a. pi. of *XJMT. 

'U*UNA*i, V, to take hold of, to 
urge, morally or physically. 

*U*UNU, «. the nume of a tree 

*U*UTi, «. one kind of net. 

'U*UflO, a. thick ; applied to pork, 
and to timber. 
" U*UVALXJ, 8. the name of an odori- 
ferous plant. Called also u*uu- 


Ufa, 8. 1. the rectum. 2. The 

Ufaufa-ma-toa, 8. a crowing hen 

that does not breed. [T. P.] 
Ufamea, 8. the rectum. 
Ufi, Jfatoy,^ Ubi, 8. a yam. *0 

Idna ufi (Dioscorea). 
Hfi, 8. A lid, a cover. 
- C^Fi, «. 1. to cover. 2. To conceal ; 

redup. intens. ufiufi; jxi88. 


, Ufiata, 8. a cloud covering the 
horizon when morning is dawn- 
ing ; lit a covering of the dawn. 
Ufiatuli, 8. a weed. 







8. Different kinds 
of yams (Dios- 

^ > ULA 

Ufila*au, 8. sweet cjissava (Mani- 
hot palmata). It is also Called 

Ufilei, 8. a sweet yam (Dioscoren). 

Ufilei*afa, ] 

Ufilei*ula, I 8f • varieties of ufilei 

Ufilei'ulu, I (Dioscorea). 

TTfileisb, j 

Ufilola, «. 1. a yam half cooked, 
which is slippery when skinned. 

2. A strong man difficult to be 

Ufisau, 8. the cloth covering the 

Ufisasa, v. lit. to cover all over; 
to excel, to be excellent, as a 
good singer, a handsome man. 

Ufisoi, 8. an edible 8oi, or wild 
yam (Dioscorea). 

XTfita*!, t7. to cover with; from 
Ufi, and 'a% the instrumental 
' particle. 

Cfitafagafaga, q. abounding, 
widely diffused, covering ex- 

Ufitia, ©088. V. of ufi. 

Ufu, 8. the name of a fish. 

Ufuufu, v. V. to Buiff up a pleas- 
ant smell; to blow out through 
the nose a bad one. ' 2. To sm^l 
about, as a dog. On Upol^i. 

Uga, 8.. a soldier crab. 

Uga, V, to beg, as the use of tools, 
assistance in work, &c. 

Uga, a. rotten, of teeth. 

Ugauga, a. 1. to be partially ^rey, 
of the hair. *0 isi 'ua ulugind, }o 
isi *ua ugauga le sina. 2. Small. 
lefale ugauga, 

Ugamea, 8. one kind of soldier crab. 

Ugatai, 8. the name of a shellfish. 

Ugavai, 8. the name of a fresh- 
water shellfish. 

Ul<A, 8. 1. a term of respect to a 
woman. Le via e! 2. A j<^e. 

3. A Cray fish. Malay, Ulai. 
UfcA, Malay, Gukau, Ulah, i?. to 

joke, to sport; pass, dlagia; 
redup. ULAiTLA. Fe ula i le i*a 
Ula, a. jocular, jesting. *0 to'u 
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Ula, r. 1. to blow with the month. 
2. To smoke tobftooo; dimin, 
mjjsuLi pan, ulafia. 3. To 
blow, as a tnunpet. *0 U pu a 
vlafia ^ua ta^alUi, Tupua. 

^UiiA, c 1. a necklace. Sea ^ula e, 
a ioii e, 9U9u% dto, '0 Una *ula* 
2. llrydpelaa. On Tntuila. 

*Ula, v. to pot on A necklace. 
*Ula iU paegct, 

*Ula, o. 1. red. 2. Joyfol ; redup» 
'ula^xjla. *Olea$o ^vla lenei, 

Ulaafi, 8. the time for blowing np 
the fire. 

Ulaxjla, redup, of ula, to smoke a 

'UiA^ULA, redMp. of *ui*a, red. 

UlaulaatUi «. a stinffing moUnac 

XlLAULiFin, $. a small sea shrimp 

Ulafa, $, a term of funilianty 
applied to a man. ^ le tiUrfa 
Una e ma*eu. Syn, Ulala, 

ITlAFIA, v. pan, of ULA. 

UlIfiti, $. a small species of ula 

XJlaoa, a. joking, sporting. *A 

aioane *ea tuim vh^ 
Ulaga, «. a jokiDg, jesting. 
Ulala, «• S}fn. Ulafa. 
IJlapo, & the fuqa (a Holothniia) 

when fall grown. 
Ulatai, s. a salt-water shrimp. 
UlXtai, «. a ftesh-water prawn. 
Ulavalb, a. 1. miscliieTons. 2. 

Fond of fun. 3. Dissolute ; pi, 


Ulatale, v. 1. to be mischieTons. 
2: To be fond of ftm. 8. To be 
dissolnte ; pi, ulatayalb. 

Ulatafua. Bee Lataulafua* 

Ulb, », membmm virile. 

Uli, $, sprouts from the iaro, 

Ult, a. 1. black. 2. Dark blue. 
*0 le moana idi, 8. Any dark 
colour ; intens. uliull 

Uli, v. to steer; poM. uuaiAand 
ulxa« E li idia % tdtou, 

Uli, $, a dog. ^6^. Mails. 

Ula, s. a polite name for the pdi, 
^Ua toia i le idiOf a sign of im- 
pending calamity. 

Uliuu, redup. of ULL 

Uliulipato*! a, deep black. 

Uliulitauloto, a. black or ugly, 
but desired ; as an ugly man by 
a handsome wife. 

UuoA% V. to steer more before the 

Ulima*o, $, an incomplete rainbowb 
The representaliTe of the god Of 

Ulisbga, $, the name of a fish. 

VuT(^ v« 1. to steer xight before 
the wind. 2. To pernst in 

UlitO, v. to stew standing up. 
fleH vilitu mat tou va*a. 

*Ulo, b, a poty a caldron. A 
Tongan word. 

Vlu, Malay, Hulu, «. 1. tho ^ead 
of men and animals. The com* 
mon word not used to chiefs. *0 
lona ulu. 2. The end of a tree or 
ladder nearest the gioiuid; the 
end of a club farthest from ih6 
handle. 8. The handle end dT a 
walking-stick. 4. A grore or 
clump of trees. *0 le tdm niu^ 
*o le tdm fa% Ac. 5. A suuken 
rock. Bf^. AuMA. 

Ulu, a. ten, used oaly in games. 
^XJa vXu la matou *au. 

Vlu, v. to enter, into a house; 

past, ULUFIA. 

Ulu, v. 1. to make double, as. a 

mat 2. To repair a mat ; pass^ 

ULUA, ULuniA. & To resound. 

^Ua idulepati, 
Ulu, v. to re-thatdi a housa 
*Ulu, «• the breadfruit tree and 

fruit. There are many yarieties, 

as *iduea, *iiZtmia*a, &o, 
Ulua, b, the name ef the wialatdi 

when fidl grown. 
Ulua, a, excessiTC ; applied to bad 

woids, a fine, &c. *0 le tola 

Ulua, v. to be in excess. *0 ^pu 

^WL viua, 
Ulua, v, to have a head. E le 

yluoy Hi^has no head. 
'Ulua, v. to be full of teeadfruits^ 

either trees or fruit. 
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Ulua% «. first *0 U uUmH to- 

Wlua*i«a^ a. the first *0 le 

ulua^iga ^ia na ^aifanua. 
¥iiu*AO« 8. h » pig or a fish having 

a long head. 2. A man with a 
• loiig unall head. 
VhO'Ap, $, 1. taro leayei. 2. A 

native dish of food made of taro 

leaves. %n. Palusaml 
tJi.u*Auln, «. taro leaves eooked in 
^salt Water. 
tJLUAGO, 8. the name of a wild 

yam (Dio0oorea> Also taiu* 


^LUBA, «. the name of one kind of 

Ulublaibla, «. a bastard. A term 

ci reproach. 
Ului, v. to tempt to urge ob, to 

excite to something bad* A»ei 

« tiUU uUd, paHUmM, 
Ulu^ v. 1. to be overborthened. 
' 2. To be atrained) As by a fall, 

when the bones are put out of 

joint 3L To be greatly inerettsed, 

«s pioperty which was small at 

Ui*xJiA, «. from T7LU, to enter, L 

to have a splinter in the body ; 

aa Ulijfia. 2. To be pained at 

heart as by bad condnet 
tSwxtTDSO, V. Utto enter the body« 

to possess, as by an aitu / also 

:^)|ilied to heavy tain ; ptui. 


tJLUiVALi, «. See Ului. 
tJucoiJk^ V. L to grow Inxoriantly, 
. aa trees. 2. To increaas, of 

^Uluusa, t. SeeViAJEx. 
'Ulutti, «. one kind of breadfruit. 
VhWJLt}, $. 1. foliage. 2. Anything 
: j^reading about, aa a number 

of people. 3. The name of 4>ne 
^ Um of net 4. One method of 

fishing, i. The outer edge of 
; the xieef . 

tJLUULu, «. 1. to be umbrageous, 
; of trees. 2. To be bushy, of a 

0&DUUT, V. to remote the stones 

ftom the oooking-plaoe before 

lighting the fire. 
Uluululua, $. See Ululua. 
ULiTULuicAifAu. See FA*AULtnjLr- 


Uluulumatafolait, «. from nZa, 
mata^ and afetam; I. to enter 
house after house. 2. To go 
from heart to heart. Applied 
to the work of the Holy Spirit. 

UxtXJVA'AVAi, «. not to bie uamed. 
Opposite to vhdemaL 

'Ulufau, s. one kind of breadfruit 

Ulufafo, v. to go out of a house. 

Ultjfalb, «. to enter a heose. 

Ulufalboabb, «. to sit after enter- 
ing a house, prepared to rise and 
give place to others who may 
enter afterwards. 

Ulwanua, «. the tops of th^ high, 
treoi. ^Ua Ugdlig& le ulufanua. 

ULi7FEn% r. to f>tring up cocoa- 
nuts round a tree or pole. 

ViAJtiA^ V, 1. jpoM. of ULU, to eutcr^ 
2. As uiiUiA, to have a spear or 
splinter in the body. 3. To 
commit ad^^ry, of a ehief s 
wifa 4. To search diligently. 
*Ua tdufia le faieo*o ma U 

IJjJuaA, «. 1. a eouple, a man and 
his wife. ^O le tdaga tagata. 
2. A eouple of birds or fishes. 

Ulu6aali% «. a couple, a chief and 
his wife. *0 Pua ma 8igan» U 

ITltjfa% s. a grove of bananas. 

Ulula, 8. the top edge of a Samoan 

Ulula*au, «. a grove of trees, a 

Ululau, 1. the end of the bamboo 
nearest the opening of the net. 
E tele a vhdau^ 2. The ends of 
thatch thrust into the next row 
ofthateh. 3. The ends of thatch 
farthest from the reeds, applied 
to a large &mily who yet can dd 

Ululasse, v. to be venr numerous. 
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Ululeleya, a. long-haired. 

Ululemai, v. lU. the salt has 
entered the hody, 1. to leave 
salt water unwashed from the 
body. 2. fig. To be highly 
criminal. • 

Ululima, o. fifty wpeti wide, of 

XJlitlua, 8. an nnHBually- ^aped 
head ; also uluululua. 

*Uluma^a, 8. one kind of breadfruit 
full of seeds. 

X^UMALU, 8. one kind offiha. 

Ulumanu, 8. one portion of the 

'Ui.i7MAKU'A, 8. one kind of bread- 

UlumatIutu, 8. a point of land 
running put into the lagoon. 

Ulumatua, 8. the first-born. 

Ultjpaga, 8. the boundary-line on 
which the thrower stands in ihe 
game of te^aga. 

Ulupale, 8. the head of a club, out 
out of a cocoa-nut leaf stem, used 
in club matches. 

*ULUPi, 8. rotten-ripe breadfruit. 

Ulipi'i, 8. curly hair. lona tdupiH. 

ULnFO^o,8.theskull. lona tdupo^o, 

Ulusasa'a, a. short-haired. 

IJLtJSELAU, a. a hundred widths of 
the upetiy in 8iapo. 

(jLrsiNi, V. to be grey-headed. *0 
isi *ua ulusind, ^o i8i Hia feme muli. 

♦Ulusina, 8. one kind of Hdu. 

Ulusu, 8. the dry stalk of a cocoa- 
nut leaf. 

Uluteoa, 8. the groin, the inner 
top part of the thigh; *0 lona 

Ultjtipi, \ a. hatchet-headed, flat- 

XJluto*!, / headed. 

Ulutula, 8. a bald heeid. '0 hna 

*Ulutunu, 8. 1. a roasted bread- 
fruit. 2. The neone of a large 

Ulututuga, 8. a bundle of the 
scraped bark of tutuga. 

Uluvao, 8. the trees of the bush. 

*ULUVAiiE, • 8. one kind of *uluy 
called in some places maZuZti. 

VUA, 8. a wide chest. 

Uma, v. to intend, to purpose. 
Affiled to work or a journ^ 
purposed to be undertaken. It 
is confined in its use to question* 
asked by others ; as Pe umauma 
alu afea Idu malaga ? When do 
you think of going on youy 
journey ? red^p. uma-uma. 

*IJma, a. all. 

*Uma, v. to be finished, to be com- 
pleted, to be done. 'Ua ^uma 
mai i Idtou, They have finished 
to come, i, e. they have all come. 

Umauma, 8. an unfledged manumea 
(Didunculus strigirostria). 

Umauma, t, redup. of uma, 

^Umaoa, 8. the tattooing in the lower 
part of the belly. 

Umaga, o. flourishing. la umaga 
lataieu galuega, 

*Umala, 8. the sweet potato. In- 

Umamba, redup. umaumamea. See 

Umatagata, 8. 1. the trunk of the 
human body when disembered. 
2. A cripple. A term of abuse. 

Umb, 8. the name of a fisb. 

Umealeva, I 8. the different; 

Umelei, > kinds of 

Umelolo, ) ume. 

Umele, 8. the stand for the bfunboo 
fishing rod. 

UMEMAfiiMAfii, 8. the MauuSi name 
for the tuagau. 

*Umete, 8. 1. a wooden bowl. 

2. The name of one kind of 

^Umetetatanu, 8. a name fMr cer- 
tain kinds of abscesses. 

Umi, «. 1. to lengthen out, as a 
string. 2. To desire, to make 
choice of J redup. umiumi. Ta^u 
arte se aliH, po *o ai lua te nau i 
at? Na umi ia LoUutumai. 

3. To resemble. 8yn. Foliga. 

4. To. have the appearance of, 
8yn, Mata 9. 

*Umi, a. long, in time or space ; ph 

*u'DMi ; redup. *umi*umi. 
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family connections; recip. ns 
*uiiiA*i. Syn, Usi 4. 

*XJmi, 8. a length of ten fathoms. 

*Umia, v. pass, of *o*u," 

Umi©mi, v. redup. of umi. 

Umi*umi, redup, of *dmi. 

Umiti, 8. 1. u, to bite, mitt, to snok ; 
good food. 2. An offering, on 

Umu, «. 1. a cooking-house. 2. The 
food cooked there. *Ua fai Idna 
umu, *ua t€U) le tcUo. 

UwuuMTJA, a. dirty, smutty. 

Umxifong, 8, a quantity of food pre- 
pared by all the people of a 
village wr visitors. 

Umusa, v. to give property and food 
to the carpenters on the comple- 
tion of a house or canoe. 

Umusaqa, 8. property and food 
given on the completion of a 
house or canoe. '0 le umusaga a 
le va*a. 

UMun, 8. a large oven of the root 
of the U (Cordyline terminalis). 

Umuto, 8. a feast before shark- 
fishing. On Tutuila. 

Uhutu*uva*a, «. the oven of food 
prepared when the canoe goes a 
voyage or to fight. 

Una, 8, 1. the scale of a fish. 2. A 
plate of tortoiseshell. 

Una, a. scaly. 

Una. v. to be furnished with scales. 

Una, «. 1. to pinch. 2. To split off 
the tare top. 3. To fetch out a 
person privately; pi. unauna; 


Una*i. See *U*una'i. 

Unai*a, 8. 1. a fish «cale. 2. A 
speck in the eye. 

Unaxjnatia, r. pass, of una, to be 
entreated for. Syn, Tatatuli. 
Lenei ixima le unawnatia. 

Unafi, v. 1. to clean off the scales 
of a fish. 2. To pull up taro 
irregularly, one here and another 
there. 3. To kill off chiefs; 
jpow. UNAFIA. *0 le lama ^ua 
mata^uiuia e no/o i Samoa, a 

Unafu, v. 1. to begin to wane, of 

the moon. 2. Paw. of unafi. 
To be driven away. 

UnAni, v.^l, to break off piece after 
piece of reserved food. 2. To 
fetch taro constantly from the 
plantation, without regard to the 
future. 3. To coutinue to do a 
thing. U unani unani i aso uma 

Unatia, «. to be pinched with the 
fingers ; pass, of una. 

Unavau, 8. 1. the name of a 
poisonous fish» 2. fig. A tell-tale. 

*Unb, v. to grant a request; pass, 


Unepe, 8. an intestinal worm. On 

Uni, 8, the one who begins the 

game of iagdli^a. See Sauni. 
Unci, s, a plant of the myrtaceous* 

Uno*o, 8. a bruise. ^Olona uno*o. 
Uno'o, «. 1. to be bruised. 2. To 

stink, of fish. 3. To be pained 

at heart. 
Unu, 8. the strainer used in making 

oil, &c. 
'Unu, V, to have the face puckered 

from anger ; redup, 'unu'unu. 
Unualuga, 8. the upper stick of 

the unu or straioer. 
Unualalo, 8. the under stick of the 

Unuoi, «. ^e name of a tree 

*Unu*unu, v. redup. of *unu. 
Unusi, v. 1. to pick out the full* 

grown taro which ought to have 

been left for chiefs or visitois. 

2. To get taro constantly with- 
out regard to the future. Sym 

Unani 2. 
Unususu, v. to pine away for want 

of the breast^ pass, unususua. 
Ufa, 8. the name of an insect, a 

parasite in pigeons. 
Ufa, a. small, bad-conditioned, 

worm-eaten ; applied to bananas. 
*Ufega, «. 1. a net for fishing. 2. 

A net for catching birds. 3. fig. 

Anything used to entrap a person. 

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Upeti, s, the frame naed for 

printing natlTe cloth. *0 Una 

Vpolv, pron. I, me. *Ua leaga 

Updu ilelSy l&m paiued by the 

IJpoLU, 8, the name of the second 
. island in size of Samoa, but con- 
taining the largest population. 

U and Polu, two of the crew of 

Pulotu, settled it 
*Upu, f . a word, ^Oldna^upu, 2. 

Speech, language. 3. A space 
. between the knots in a bamboo or 

sugar-cane. *0 *upu o le ^Qfe. 
'UpuA, a. wordy. 
*Upda, t^. to be wordy, of a bng 

'Ufu'ataoia, o. facetious, comical. 
•Upuia, v. to be often reproyt d ; to 

be found fault with ; redup. ^UFU- 


^Uputoiayaleyale, «. to apeak as 

. if to children, who act upon an 
angry and hasty expression 
whicn was not intended to be 
carried out ; such as the beating 

. of a person by the too willing 
followers of a chief. 

•UputSina, ». to be cursed, to be 
devoted to destruction. 

^ptjTu*u, «. a tradition. ^ 

UsAGA, 8, 1. a proi>er time, about 
the same time. 2. A {ffoper re- 
sult. 3. A proper portion to give. 
*0 (ma, waga ta», See Tusaqa. 

Usi, 8, 1. the name of a strong- 
smelling shrub (Evodia horten- 
sis). 2. One land of banana. 8. 
The oil of /a*aim. 

Usi, v,\ 1. to be green ; applied to 
the ti leaf before it turns yellow. 

. 2. To melt, as lard. 3. To make 
smooth by adzing. 4. To take 
food or property to &mily con- 
nections. Syn, *Umi. 5. To be 
ashamed in the presence of 
superiors. 6. To stndn 'avo. 7. 
To be in the prime of youth. 
Ua U8i le malo8i. Applied to 

. young men. See Usiusi. 

Usi, «, to defer, to yield, to obey ;. 

redup. usn78i4 la nsi. i le galu 

UsiIjlu, 8. (me kind of u»i. 

Usiusi, 8, the name of a fish. 

Usiusi, a. 1. sleek, in good condi- 
tion. 2. Green. 

Usiusi, v. redup* of usl 

Uhiusita% v. to obey; from usr, 
pi. usiTA'i. **Ona u8itaH Ua le 

UsiLEAiQA, «. to pay deference to a 
family by taking presents. 

TTaJl^. ( «• diflferent kinds 
UsiTOQA, I ^^ 


UsiYAO, «. the name of a shrub 

(Evodia Zanthoxylon van). 
Use, 8, 1. the pith of a tree. 2. The 

heart of timber, a The root of 

the *ava. 4. A man's brother. 

5. A woman's sister. 6» Brothers 

and sisters. 7. Cousins ; if two, 

le U80 ; if more, le ^au.u80* 8. 

The umbilical cord. *0 Uma u8o, 
Uboau% «. l»other chi^; the 

immediate connections of a chief* 

who counselled and controlled 

UsoiLci, «. the name given to three 

handsome brothers, chiefs of 

U8C»:tamI, «. the children of one 

UsoiTAiiA, V. to be the children of 

one father, 
UsoiTiNA, 8. brothers and sisters by 

one mother. 
UsoiTiNA, V. to be brothers and 

sisters by one mother. 
UsoGABBA, 8. the stron^ love of a 

wife or brother^ leadmg such to 

die with the husband or brother. 
UsosooA. See Ousqsooa* 
UsoTAUBVAaAi, 8. the children of 

either the same father or the 

same mother. 
Usu, V. to start on a journey early 

iu the morning ; dimin. usuusu. 
Usu, V. to lead the. singing ; pa88. 


Usu, V. 1. to go to Afono, *Ua m8U 
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To take food to visitorg. 3. To 
make ma$i; p€u$, usuia. 

U8U, V. 1. to be painfnl, of the 
mouth; (on Manama.) 2. To be 
cleary as strained ^atfa. 

UsuA% 8. a young manualiH, 

Usui, v. 1. to spear with the hands 
d^ieflsed. 2. To exaggerate, to 

UsuiA, V. to marry, to unite in 
marriage. Applied to chiefs. 
Na untia e Sagapolutele ia liU- 

tJsuiGA, $, exaggeration. 

Usuisui, V. 1. to put a bait into the 
hole of an eel. 2. To urge to 
come, to urge on, to entice. 

TTsuTTAU, «., a year ot season. 

UscFONO, V. 1. to go to a fono. 2. 
To die, of a ttUdfale, 

UscroA, «. 1. those who start off 
early to work. Le tola a le 
untga ma le vai, 2. Food given 
to a travelling party. 3. A 
formal visit to a sick chief. 4. 
The preparing of mctsi, 5. Mar- 
riage alliances. 'O uiuga ia a 

UsuoAFA, V, to many into a &mily. 

UsuaAFONO, «. the party going to a 

TJ8UQAMA8i,«.a party making moii, 

tlsuMOA, $. the first day of the 
appearing of pdMo, 

UsuPESE, 8. a singer, a leader of the 

tJsuPd, V, to start off before day- 

UsusEU, V. to start very early, as 
in pigeon-catching. 

UsOTDi. See UsmauL 

Uta« «. 1. ashore. 2. Inland op- 
posed to tot, the sea. 3. The 
load of a canoe, or boat, or ship. 
4i A landmark. 5. An opinion, 
a judgment on any matter* *Ua 
4 ai le uta i lau tofd, 

Uta, v. 1. to be inland. E uta 
laamoo U nun nei. 2. To dwell. 
4fai *a le magalo, o via ia i 

tJTA, V. 1. to take heed to, to kx>k 

ahead, to consider beforehand* 
redup, UTAUTA. Pe a po K*o 
va2e e uta i ai manH ma mala, 

2. To be a landmark. '0 le mea 
e uta mat ai le alava*a, 

Utafanua, 8. 1. inland. Ana *ua 
tautapa'ena 8ina i le utdfanua 
na, 2. A person living inland. 

3. An ill-mannered person. 
Utalilo, t7. to be concealed ftom 

view, to be far back from the 
road, as a plantation. 

Utatai, v. 1. to go from the planta- 
tion to fish. 2. To be pained 
with incessant work. 

Utb, «. 1. the tail part of a shelU 
fish. 2. The best of anything. 
^Oleuteo toga, 

Utefuiono, 8. the inner segments 
of a nautilus shell used as an 

Utetb, 8, 1. the name of a humming 
plaything. 2. A Jew's harp. 

*Uti*uti, V, not to know how to 
make a speech, to have no com- 
mand of words. 

Uto, 8. 1. the small spongy substance 
inside of an old cocoa-nut 2. 
The floats on the upper edge of a 
net. Le uto ma le maene efetau* 
faoaH le *u]f^ga. Tupua. 3. The 
floating bait to catch flying-fi^. 

4. The head : a term of abuse. 

5. The thing struck at in the 
game of tdpalega, 

Utoi, V, to peck, as a fowl. Used 
on Tntuila and Manu'a. 

Utotjto, 8. 1. the float of a fishing- 
line. 2. A buoyant canoe. 

*Uto*uto, 8, the name of a shrub. 
Called also Aloalosina and Fauuta 
(Mussoenda frondosa). 

Utoqau, 8. a cocoa-nut whose husk 
and shell are edible. 

Utoni, 8, a buoy. 

Utu, 8. 1. the right of succession to 
royalty. *0 U uiu a Taufau *ua 
tafea, 2. The name of a fish. 
3. A ditch, a trench. 

Utu, V, 1, to draw water. J^ uiu 
p6 le vai o tautai, 2^ To fill a 
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To stanch blood ; ^. peutufa^ ; 
pfUB. UTUPiA. 5. To dig up, as 
yams and arrowroot. 

Utu, adv, unceasingly, without 
intermission. It is compounded 
with verbs, as ututau. 

*Utu, 8. Malay, Kuru, 1. a louse. 
2. An insect which eats the skin 
of the hands and feet. 3. The 
name of a kind of rush. 

•Utua, v. to be full of lice. 

Utuinatagi, v. to weep uneeas- 

^ ingly. 

Utuutu, $. the sea dose upon the 

*Utu*utu, *. 1. rushes (Juncus). 
2. Duckweed. 

Uttpaga, 8, 1. a charge of gun- 
powder. 2. A pipeful of to- 

UtUFIA, v. poM, of XJTU. 

UTuim, 8. a flea. 

Utusa, «. 1. a digging up. 2. The 

Utugia, v. pas8, to be hated. Poetic 

for ita^ia, *Ua U ono nana mea 

lea^a ulugia. 
Utijma*oica, V, to have a long con- 
- tinuance of an abundance of 

food ] pi, UTUMA*0*ONA. 

Utumalaia, 8. a succession of 
miseries or misfortunes. *0 e 
nofo t le utumalaia, 

Utupoto, 8, a beam of a house. 

Utijpoto, V, to consist of so many 
tUupoto. *0 le fale *ua utupoto 

UtupCp^, V, 1. to store up in a 

bamboo case. 2. To take great 
' care of. Ina utupupu ta, ia 
' matud fagwnau lava. 
Ututaia, V, to be continually 

pained or a£9icted. *Ua viutaia 

i mdtou i Una fou fa^atdutala. 
Ututatvalba, t>. to be repeatedly 

Ututau, «. I. a succession of wars. 

NuHi a ^uma si ata satane i le 

ututau. 2. A cartridge. 
IMjva. See Leutuva. 
UtuvImua, 8. the month answering 

to December— January, 

The sixth letter in the Samoan 
alphabet; pronounced ae the 

Fa, 8. 1. the stem of tiie taro and 
banana leaf. 2. The name of a 

Fa, Malay, Faa. a. four. It, as 
well us the other numerals, is 
always preceded by e. *0 falee 
fa. Syn. Soani. 

Fa, a prefix to verbs, together with 
the negative, meaning not muchj 
not quite ; as fcUe^atoa, not quite 
complete ; fdleua, not much rain. 
See Fa'a 2. 

Fa. v. to be hoarse, to lose the 
voice; pi. pafa. *Uafale leo. 

Fa, v. to borrow ; applied only to 
borrowing a boat or a canoe ; 
pass. FAIMA. Alu seH fdina mat 
le va^a. 

Fa, v. irrea. to suppose, errone- 
ously. The different forms are 
fdi, fa Hta, fa te a% fa a*tt mai, 
I thought, wrongly ; fa *oe and 
fa te ^oe. In a question it merely 
asks an opinion. Pe ni afd^oef 
What is your opinion ? 

Fa% 1. the causative prefix; as 
Umu, to be correct ; fa*aionu, to 
make correct. 2. With the nega- 
tive it is used as fa, not much, 
not quite ; as /a'o^Zoto,- not much 
to like it 8. It is used to mark 
comparison; as fa^asamoa, ac- 
cording to Samoan custom. 4. 
It is added to numerals signiiying 
times;, as, *t<a eau fa^dtolu, he 
came three times. 5." Sometimes 
it is used to signify divisions ; as 
fa*alua, to divide in halves. 6. 
Sometimes it appears to add 
nothing to the meaning of the 
word ; as potopotoga, fa^apotopo- 
toga. 7. Nearness; as *o76 vasa 
fa^aupolu, the sea near Upolu. 

Fa*aa, like what ? how ? * Ua galo 
. ane ^eafoHfa^ad loufiU f 

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family, as- by giving a woman in 
marriage. Syn. Fa*a*aiqa. 

Fa*a*a*ai, V, pi. of Fa*a*ai. 

Fa*a*a*ale, V, to do things ex- 

Fa*a*a*ano, V, Syn. Fa*auiga. 

Fa*a*a*asa, v. to make red hot. 

Fa*aa*e, v. to cause to ascend. 
Applied to those banished, and 
- to fishermen. 

Fa'a*ai, 8. 1. the forfeit of food 
paid by the loser of a game. 2. 
Forced contributions of food 
given to the mold. 

^a*a*ai, v. to begin to feed an 

Fi*A*Ai, V. to make to fit in, as two 
pieces of wood. 

Fa*a*ai*aiuli. See 'Aitjli. 

Fa*a*aiga, v. Syn. Fa*aa*a. 

Fa*a*aimagk), v. to encroach, to 
claim that which belongs to 
another, to cheat 

Fa*a*aimat©, v. to have weak eyes 
from old age or disease. 

Fa*aaivao, v. to cause to go wild, 
to drive into the bush, of ani- 

Fa*a*ao*ao, t>. 1. to have a long 
head; a disfigurement. 2. To 
be long and narrow, of a canoe. 

Fa*aa*oa*o, v. 1. to imitate, 2. To 
mimic. Ona fa*aa*oa*o lea *o le 
Uo o hna tuagane, 


Fa*aa*oa*o, «. a copy, a model. 
Fa*aaoaoina, V, to be left alone, 
to be shunned. Syn, Fa*aa- 


Fa*aa*oa*oga, «. mimicry. 

Fa'aagi'a, 8, a slight squall. 

Fa*aaoga, v. to make of use; to 
bring into use. 

Fa*a'au, V, to put a helve to an 
axe, to make a handle for any- 

Fa*a*au*adloa, as *att*auloa. 

Fa*aauaumamaina, 17. to be pro- 
nounced good, of toga given. 

Fa'aaualelb, V, from attalele, 
to be a coward) to be precipi- 
tate. . 

Fa'aattma, V, lit to make lika 

- idi, the good taro being picked 

out and the tdi left ; applied to 

the leavings of toga, from whichi 

the good has been picked oat. 

Fa^a'aumea, v. to associate to*^ 
gether; to hold in common, 

Fa*a*aumeamamab, v. to maka 
friends, to be on terms of inti- 

Fa*aaxjta, v. to ask questions 
whilst knowing what is proper 
to be done. - 

Fa*a*autama, 8. the womb. . ^ 

Fa*a*atttu, v. io apply to, as isk^ 
parable to a particular party. 

Fa?a'apa*apa, V, to exaggerate. '^ 

Fa'a'afaga, 8. a hank of sinnet. 
Syn. 'Apa*i*o. * Idu fa^a'a/aga^ 

Fa*aape, «. 1. to cause to turn 
aside. 2. To cause to call in, as 
a travelling party invited into a 

Fa^aafi, 8. the sheet and tUalalo of 
a canoe. .. . T 

Fa*a*api, v. 1. to bring down a 
tame pigeon to its • perch by 
pulling its string. 2. To piS 
down the pokt of a house. Syn, 

Fa'aafu, 8. the name of a month, 
February — March. 

Fa*aapu, v. to lay the firewood 
ready for lighting.- 

Fa*aafu, v. 1. to sfearch for a yam 
which is dfu. 2. To search for 
a pedigrea 

Fa*aapupa*aupi, v. to seek dili- 
gently, as looking for wild yams. 

Fa*aafulu, v. to be over-cooked, 
to be cooked too much. 

Fa*aagafau. v. to be fit to be built 
in, as a /ono of a canoe. 

Fa*aaoaoaina, v: 1. to take pro- 
perty to a family in order to 
beoome connected by marriage. 
2. To put oneself in the way of 
a distribution of food ot property 
in order to get a share. • 3. To 
put heart and courage into one. 
An Upoln • meaning. 4. To 
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FA'AiiGAaANOAiNAt V. to be shanned, 
to be left alone. 8yn, Fa'aaoa- 


Fa*aaoasala, v. to cause to rin. 
^Aua iou tefa^aagiuala ia te a%. 

Fa'aaoatama* v. to play as chil- 

FA<AAOATAlfAALI% V. lU, to aot 

like chiefs, to be haughty. 
Fa^aala, v» to wake up, to rouse 

Arom sleep ; intens, fa'aalaala. 
Fa'a'ala, v. 1. to give the first 

speech at Afono. 2. To op^i the 

Fa^a'ala'ala, v. to talk sarcas^ 

tically, to mock. 
Fa'a'alV^a, o. luureastic. ^Ua 

fai ^upu fa^a*ala*dUu 
Fa'aalamalu, r. to warn; to pre- 
pare another for news of a death, 

or to receive a bequest. 
Fa'aai^ahi. See Fa'alavl 
Fa'aalata, v. to give the c^^ung 

speech at ^fcno. 
Fa*aalataua, 8, a name given to 

Leulumo^^ as a n^essenger to 

the gods. 
Fa'aalataua, V, to take news of a 

war to the gods, or to the shades 

of departed chiefs. 
Fa Valk, r. to do things expedi- 
Fa'a'alb'aij^ v. to act heedlessly. 
Fa'aali, V, 1. to show. 2. To 

make known; pate, fa'aalia; 

inUne, fa'aa^iali. 
Fa*aali% f. a wooden drum* Pe 

m fa^cuaHH e lata $ 
Fa'aali% v. 1. to act the chief. 

2. To be provoking. 
Fa'aaliga^ e, a showing ; a reve- 
lation. *Q Idna fa^cLoliga. 
Fa'aalitino, v. to show distinctly ; 

to tell plainly; paee, fa'aaliti- 


Fa'aalo, V, to pay respect to; 

ifUene* fa*aaloalo. 
Fa'aalo, v. to commence to blow a 

Fa*a'alo, v. to refuse to lend under 

the falBe plea that it belongs to 


Fa*a'alo, o. deceitful. *Ua fed 
mea fa^a^etio. 

YK^Ji^KUOWA^ V, 1. to resemble the 
ftkther, said of a son. 2. To love 
falsely, to pretend to love; re- 
dup. fa'aalofalofa. 3. To love 

Fa^aalofa, f. 1. false love, pre* 
tended lova *Ua Uiei alPi, na 
alaga^ *ua ee fa^aaiofa, 2. Be* 
semblance of a son to his father. 

Fa*aalu, v. to stir up, to excite. 
8gm, Fa'aoso. 

Fa'aalualu. See Aluali;. 

Fa'aalumaga, «. a portion of food 
for one person, at feasts. *0 
Idna fa*<ialumaga» 

FA'AALUALUd, to Icavc all the pro- 
perty for one person; not to 

Fa'aamoamotali, v. to put up a 
hand to help carry a log, the 
person so doing being too short or 
too tall to put the saoulder to it. 

Fa^aamooaina, r. to take between 
two armies* 

Fa^aam uiA, V. to congratulate. 

Fa^aamucIA, v. to desire earnestly. 
Efa-cutmueia le loto o h gam i 1$ 

Fa^aanoano, r. to be in large 
quantity, to be in excess. 

Fa^aafitoa, v. to be beaten at a 
game or a fight, but resolved to 
try again. 

FaVasa'asa, v. to be hasty, hot- 
tempered ; from Vasa. 

FaVasa'asa, o. hasty, hot-tem- 
pered. *0 le tagata fa^a-oML^OMa. 

Fa^jlasswa^ a. like sandstone. O 
le 'ele^eU fa^cmeifa. 

Fa^aasoasofakua, v. to be homc< 

Fa'aasu, V, to expose to smoke; 

pose. FA^AASUINA. 

Fa*aata, v. 1. to shade the eyes, 
or partially dose them, in order 
to see far-off objects. 2. To spf 
with a glass or telescope. 

Fa^aata, 8. h a looking-glass. 2* 
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Fa*aata, v. to treat with respect 
while refusing a request ; tedup, 


Fa^&'ata, v. to make to laugh; 

vniew, fa*a*ata*ata. 
FaUatafu, v. to sun the body ; as 

Atapu, from tafu. 
Fa^aatamai, v. to make wise; ^, 
. fa'aatamamai. 

Fa*aateatsa, V, to make spaoious. 
Fa'a'atqatoa, v. to complete; 


Fa'aatua, v. 1. to deify, to make a 
god. 2. To predict, by one who 
has a god in him. 

Fa^aatua, v. to go about as a ghost 
frightening people. 

Fa'aatuattautali, «. from atua 
and TAUTALi, 1. to be a&aid of 
gods waylaying. 2. To be dis- 
tressed or afiraid; used of war, 
work, Ac. 

Fa'aatuatuina, v. to trouble, to 
distress. £ li toe fa^aaUtatuina 

Fa'aatusolo, V, to range in a row. 

Fa'aataga, V, to giye in marriage. 

Fa'aataava, v. to make wide. 

Fa*a*ata*ata, f^. to warm in the 

Fa^aayavoa, f^. to open, to place 
open, as a door. 

Fa'aaviavi, V, to show peculiar 
favour to, to show partiality. 

Fa'aea, v. to raise up, to exalt; 

past. FA*AEAINA* 

Fa*a*b*b, v. 1. to place upon, as on 
a shelf; pa8$. fa^a'b'btia. 2. 
To place oneself upon or in a 
canoe. *Ua fa*ae*e le *auva^a, 
Efa*ae*e le ao, 

Fa*a«'efdnu*u, v. to be sulky. 

Fa'as'etaoa, $. 1. an ambassador. 
2. The place of embarking. 

Fa'a'elb^elea, V, to make dirty. 

Fa'ablo, V, to leave till it becomes 
stinking, as shark or tUa. 

Fa'aemu. See Fa'ataubmu. 

Fa*a*sna*ena, a. somewhat 'ena- 

Fa'aete, v. to take care, to be 
careful of; redup, fa'abtebtb. 

*Ua U eei /a*aete fimdlie, neH 

Fa*abto, «. to put out the tongue. 
Fa*a*btu*etu, V, to limp. 
Fa'abvabya, V, caus. of eva, to 

oause to walk about; to deprive 

of. *0u CM e fa*iiev€ieva, 
FA*Ai •. the leirytix. *0 lonafii*at, 
FA*AiAYBLOA, if, to Continue a long 

time, as sickness, rain, work, &c, 
Fa*a'i*iva, v. to be emaciated; 

redup, dimin. FA*A*rvA*nrA. 
Fa'a*i*ivi, V, to blind a pig. 
Fa*ai*u, $. the ending. *0 le 

fa*ai^u & le igoa o LeuUle, o 

Fa*ai*u, v. to finish, to end ; pass, 


Fa^ai'uoa, i. the tail end of a strip 

of pork or fish. 
Fa*aififatu, lit to be like a hard 

kind of chestnut; to persevere 

under difSculty. 
Fa*aifitufua, v. to go each by 

himself, and not altogether; just 

as pe<»i^ go at all times to pick 

up the ifi. 
Fa'aifo, V, to make a hostile de* 

scent, to attack the enemy in 

time of war. 
Fa'aifdaso, V, to bring to an end 
- the daily offering of a human 

body in heathen times. 8yn, 

Fa^aifoga, •. 1. a pigeon newly 

caught. 2. A captive in war. 
Fa'aifolenaaloa, of pigeon catch- 

ing. A term of respect referring 

to a chiefs speech. 
Fa'aigoa, V, to give a name, to 

name ; pass. fa*aiqoaina. 
Fa*aigoigo, v. to be wearied of. 

Fa*aili, i, a whistle* 
Fa'aili, V, to play on the fa^aUi. 
FA*AiLTnJATAGA, V. to Search up 

old family acquaintances in order 

to beg from them. 
Fa'aililua, v. to injure down to 

the second skin by scratching. 
Fa'aimmatu, V, 1. to dry partially 

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2. To drain the water from sea 

Fa'ailo, v. to make known, to fihow ; 
past, in form, but used aM. 


Fa^ailoga, s. a sign, a mark. 'O 

Fa*ailoga, V, 1. to mark. 2. To 
distinguish ; pass, fa^ailoqaina. 

.FA*AiLOGAVA*AiA, 8. evident signs. 

,Fa*a!inaelo, v. to be slovenly. 

Fa'a*vnaelo, a. slovenly. *0 le 
fafin^ fa''aHnaelo. 

Fa*a*inatoa, a. tough, as overgrown 

^ iaro and iaf'amiL 

Fa'ainoa, t?. to go to stool in an im- 
proper place. 

Fa*a*ino'ino v. to cause to hate; 

pass. PA*A*IN08IA. 

Fa*ainu, v. to give to drink, to 
cause to drink ; pas». pa*ainumia. 

Fa*ainxjinu, v. to make oif to wind- 
ward as a shoal of bonito. 

Fa'aipoipo, V. to perform the mar- 
ringe ceremony ; to be married. 
From the Rarotongan. 

FA*AiroiPOGA, «. the marriage cere- 

J^a'aita, v. to provoke to anger; 
dimin. pa*aitaita, to teaze, to 

Fa*aiteitb, 8. a prodigy, as a 
monster with three legs, triplets, 

•Fa'itiiti, V, to ijaak« smaller, to 
diminish; to abridge; pi. fa*a- 

Fa'aitu*au, v. to act or speak 
partially, to take sides with. 

-Fa*aitua80, adv. as fa*aitula. 

Fa*aituitu, v. to be wearied of; as 


Fa*aitula, adv. after the morning. 

Na alu fa'aituld le malaga. 
Fa*a*iva, 17. to be worn out, to be 
, wearied, to be exhausted ; dimin. 


FA'ArvATVALOLOA, a, very tall; as. 

trees, men, &c. 
Fa'atvaivaloloa, v. to be yery 
. tall. 
FA'Ajviiyi, 8. rafters of a hou8e.. 

FA*Arvnvi, v. to have a speck in 

the eye. 
Fa*a*oa. See Fa*a'oloa. 
Fa*a*o*amago, «. to be like a dry 

*o*a tree. 
Fa*a*o*o, v. to reveal the poverty 

of friends, as by bringing a large 

party for whom provision is not 

Fa^ao^o, v. to cause to reach. 
Fa*a*o*o, v. to make slack, to 

loosen a fastening. 
Fa*ao*oo*o. See 0*oo*o. 
Fa*aofi, V, to cause to enter, to 

bring through, as a canoe through 

an opening in the reef. 
Fa*aopipa*ava*a, v. to cause to 

enter as a canoe enters. 
Fa*aofo, v. to bestow, to give ; as 

a title to a chief, or food to the 

people of a village. 
Fa*a*ofu, v. to dress another, to 

put on clothes. 
Fa*a*ofuagafulu, a. ten native 

dishes of food cooked in leaves. 
Fa*a*ofo'ofu, a. deep, as a jug, 
Fa^aola, 8. a saviour, a deliverer. 

*0 lonafa^aola. 
Fa'aola, V, 1. to make alive; 

dimin. fa^aolaola, to cause to 

revive, 2. To save, to deliver. 

3. To proclaim peace. *Z7a fa- 

*acla U taua. 
Fa*aolaolapito, v. to be like the 

olapito; to be easily broken. 

^Ua *ou fa*a6iaolapito i le mold 
• sa/ainei. 

Fa* AOL AG A, ^ 8. 1. a deliver- 
Fa*aolataga, / ance, a means 

of deliverance. *0 Idna fa*ao' 

laga. 2. A deliverer. *0 lona 

Fa'adleole, v. 1. to retreat, to 

persuade, to induce. 2. To 

dandle a child on the knees 

while sitting ; pass, fa'aolba. 
Fa*aoleole, a. persuasive. 
Fa*a*qlb*ole, v. to deceive. 
Fa'a*olb*olb, a. deceitful. 
Fa^aolioli, v. 1. to make, a dis- 
play of a young chief or a young 

lady. 'Q Jou alo ?«» «a fa'aoli- 


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oli i le utdfaniM. 2. To quiet 
a child by walking about with 

Fa*a*oli*oli, v. to make joyful, to 
rejoice ; pass. fa*a*oli*oliina. 

Fa*aolo, V, to whistle for the 

Fa*a*oloa, V, to give property, to 
pay ; past. pa*a*oloaina. 

Fa*a*oloaga, «. 1. the giving of 
property, payment 2. The pro- 
perty given. *0 lona fa^aoloaga. 

.Fa*a'oloapo, s, property left at 
night to pay for a wife who has 
been eloped with. 

Fa*a*oloataua, s. property given 
to secure services in war. 

Fa*a*oloataua, V, to pay for aid in 

Fa'aoloolo, v. to ask sideways by 

Fa*aoloviti, V, to neglect to cor- 
rect children. 

Fa*aolijolu, v. to be bulky, to be 

Fa*a*ona,'v. L to poison. 2. To 
make drunk. 

Fa*a*ona*ona, v. to be slightly 

Fa'aoneone, v. to mix with sand. 

Fa*a*ono*ono, r. to provoke. 

Fa*a*ono'ono, a. provokini?. 

Fa*aonou, V, to set at, as a dog. 

Fa*aonomea. See Onomea. 

Fa'aopeope, V, to float ; pass, fa- 


Fa*aopeopelua, v. to be of two 
minds, to be undecided. 

Fa*aopeopetu, v. to keep back an 
opinion for the present. 
. Fa*aopo, v. to put to, to add to- 
gether, to join to; redup. fa*a- 
opoopo ; pass. pa*aopoopoina. 

Fa*aoso, «. food for a journey ; as 


Fa*ao80, v. lit. to cause to jump, 
to stir up, to excite, to incite ; 
redup. intens. Fa'aosooso ; pass. 


Fa*aoso*ai, s. a handsome chief or 
lady on a journey, which causes 
the party to be well fed. 

Fa'aoso'ai, v. to incite to make an 
ofifer of food. 

Fa'aosoagata, v. to make a feint 
but not to perform, as when a 
snake is approached it makes a 
dart as if it would bite. 

Fa*ao800so, v. from FA*AOflo, to 
tempt ; pass, fa'adsoosoina. 

Fa*ao80080fia, v. to come OHgerly, 
and be eaten by the small bir&, 
as the large feea-bird at Utufia. 
Applied in anger to a great 
talker and tale-bearer. 

Fa*ao800soga, 8. a temptation; of 
the tempter, *o lana ; of the 
tempted, *o lona fa^aosoosoga. 

Fa*aosoo80manogi, t;. 1. to mix 
different kinds of scent, to in- 
crease the sweet odour of the 
oil scented. 2. fig. To speak so 
as to help on a reconciliation. 

Fa*aosopatai, s. a travelling party 
without a fine chief or lady, who 
thus provoke the people to sit 
quietly, and not receive the 
visitors hospitably. The oppo- 
site of Fa*aoso'ai. 

Fa*aota, v. to ripen, to mellow; 


Fa*aotaota, v. to litter, to make 
rubbish. [This word has a pe- 
culiar pronunciation, the o being 
like aw in awful, the word being 
pronounced fa^a/iwta^vota, A 
similar sound is found in one or 
two words in other Polynesian 
lainguages.— S. J. W.] 

Fa'aotaga, s. bananas ripened by 
burying. '0 Idim fa'addga, 


Fa'aoti, v. to kill one already 

FA'AornTUA, v. to propose some- 
thing different after a plan has 
been agreed on. 

Fa*aotilaina, v. to be starvtd. 
Used angrily instead of fa^a- 

Fa*a*oto'oto, v. to relate frag- 
mentarily, not to give wholly, 
but only a little here s^d Uiese. 
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Fa*a*otopuapua, v. to be in a line 
and oloBe together, as troops or a 

Fa*a^, v. 1. to insist on, to nrge 
irpon. 2. To shut in the sides 
of a house with reeds. 3. To 
fish at night with the pa, 

Fa*a*C, v. to cry nith a low moan- 
ing Toice. 

Fa'aua, V, to expose to rain. 

Fa*avaaho, v. to out a notch in 
the amo, or carrying- stick, to 
preyent the burden slipping off, 

Fa*av'av% v. to make glutinous, 
as m(Mrtnr or Uga worked up. 

Fa'au'au^a, a. showing the sinews 
of the leg, as a man not tattooed. 

Fa'aualoa. See Fa'afualoa. 

Fa^aualolo, V, to run about in 
confusion, as in rushing to a 
quarrel, Ac. 

Fa*a*tje*ue, V, to walk slowly, 

Fi'Afi, V. to call out. 

Fl*Aui, V. I. to disentansle. 2. 
To take down from a hook or 
peg, using both hands to do it. 
^Aua U tago lima tagi, *a e 
maivd fd*uui U mea neH paHi, 
3. To lead through ; pan, fa'a- 


Fa*au*i, V, to beseech. 

FA^ATJimLAYEA, V. 1. to disentangle, 
as a fishing-net. 2. fig. Of con- 
duct. *0 le fa^auiuuavea i a 

Fa'auiga, V, to misconstrue. 

Fa'auioa'esb, v. to counterfeit. 

Fa'auO, V, to make friends with, 
to associate with. *0 le alxH lea 
Id tefa*aud; pa$8, FA*Ar5nA. 

Fa*auouo, V, to walk with an arm 
of each round the other's neck. 

Fa*au5valb, v. to be in confusion 
or disorder, as a concourse of 
people, troops, wayes, &c. 

Fa*au*u, V, 1. to anoint. 2. To 
appoint to ofiice; pass, fa'au- 


Fa* A*©*©, r. to look angry, to be 

Fa*a*u*u, a. sulky. *0 le tagata 

malafa^a'v^ ^ 

Fa'aufiufi, V, to coyer up, to con- 

Fa*auoa*6, f^. 1. to be skinned oyer, 
as u sore, hollow underneath. 2. 
To build a house with mixed 
*<uo, new and old. 3. To indulge 
angry feelings without showing 

Fa*aulaula, V, to joke. 

Fa^aulayale. See Ulayale. 

Fa'avli, $. the rope which holds 
the steering oar. 

Fa'auliuu, $. daik clouds. Seia 
Hoga Ufa^auUuU. 

Fa'auliuli, a. somewhat black. 

Fa'auliulit6, r. to liaye invete- 
rate hatred. la tdovae le galu- 
ega fa*auliulUo, 

Fa*ax7LV, V, to exaggerate. 

Fa*auluulu, V, to cry out, to shotit, 
either from pain or fear. 

Fa^auluulumaiiau, v. to be yery 

Fa'aulxtfale, v. 1. to take toga 
with a chUd, when first taken 
to its father's relatives. 2. To 
opcD a new chapel. 

Fa^axtlxtfaleoa, $, 1. the induc- 
tion of a chief. 2. The opening 
of a chapel. 

Fa'avluoa, $. the head end of a 
strip of pork or fish. 

Fa^aulugogo, V, lit to draw in the 
head like a gogo when flying ; to 
beg in a shamefaced way. 

Fa*aululatelbina, v. to haye the 
head enlarged by praises. 

Fa'a'uma, v. 1. to finish a thing, to 
bring to an end. 2. To destroy ; 
pa$8. fa'a^tjmatia. 

FA^Ai^MANUMBA, V. to cry like the 
manumea in order to attract and 
catch one of them. 

Fa'a^uhi'umi, V, to elongate, to 

Fa*a*uhiH7Mikoa, V, to lose interest 
in everything through grief, to 
be melancholy. 

Fa*aumu, v. to light an oven, and 
have nothing to cook. 

FA*AUMUAyAO, 8, a tree with a hole 
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FA'AoariTjcuA, «l to eat all alone, 

to be greedy. 
FVaumufaiilbyao, v. to be like an 

oven cooked in the bush, to 

plan secretly without consulting 

FA*A*t7NE, V, to request, to ask the 

loan of. See *Unb. 
Fa^auihusubua, v. to pine away for 

the breast 
Fa*aupX, v. 1. to be blighted, as a 

bunch of bananas. 2. To be 

stunted, as a C9b of com. 


Fa'ausi, 8. a native dish of scraped 

taro or yam with expressed juice 

of cocoa-Qut. 
Fa^ausi, v. 1. to be ashamed. 2. 

To adze smooth, to smooth. 
FVausiusi, V, to yield in deference 

to others. 
FA*AU8nj8iTA% V. to be yielding, to 

be obsequious. 
Fa'ausu, v. 1. to cause to go to 

stool. 2. To cause the sega to 

G|ome from its sleeping-place. 

Fa*AU8UIA, v. pass, of FA*AU8UU8U, 

to be stirred up. Fa'ausuia 1e 
fia cUu id Fdlu^tda mdna manu. 

Fa'atjsdiaaldfa, V, to excite loye 
by praising. 

Fa*ausuuptj, v. to bring to remem- 
brance forgotten sayings (of a bad 

Fa'ausuusu, V, to provoke, to stir 
up, to incite ; pass, Fa*axjbuia. 

Fa*ausugaseoa, V, 1. to cause tie 
8ega to come from its sleeping- 
place. 2. To commit obscenity 
after the poida, 

Fa*AUTA* interj, lo! behold! 

Fa*ATJTA, V, to behold, to attend to ; 

pass, FA*AtJTAOIA. 

Fa*auta, 8. a distinguishing. E 
mdtau ane sefa^auta, 

Fa'AUTA, V, to prepare food from 
inland, while others are fa*atai, 

Fa'autauta, v. 1. to devise, to 
plan. 2. To consider. 

Fa'autauta, a. prudent, thought- 
ful, considerate. 

FA*AUTtT, V, to leave off work ; only 

used of carpenters. 
Fa*autuutumanu, v. to reside in a 

family wliile waiting to get from 

them toga, 
Fa'autuqamiba, V, to make peace 

in quarrels. 
Fa'autuqataqi, V, lit to cause to 

cease weeping ; to comfo^ those 

in trouUe. 
Fa'afa, adv. four tiroes. 
Fa'afa, V, to divide into four. 
Fa*afa% a. fed only with the 

mother's milk. *0 U tavfia fa- 

Fa»afaila,«. 1. to stand on|the legs 

and claws in a defensive attitude 

(of crabs). 2, To place things 

in a basket in a disorderly 

Fa'afaileli&ina» V, caused to be 

nursed or suckled, Ona ia fa- 

afaiUiUina le Alualuioto, 
Fa*apa6, V, to turn upside down ; 

pass, fa*afaOina. 
FA*AFAt!ATAFE, V. to Water at the 

mouth in prospect of good 

FA'afaufau, v. to be qualmish, to 

feel sick. 
Fa*afIul*ai, \ ^ 4^ ^^„ „^ 


Fa*afafa, 8. a burden carricHi on 
the back. *0 le tagata e tu ma 
lefa^afafa. Tupua. 

Fa*afafa, a. rakish,*as the mast of 
a ship. 

Fa*afafine, a. belonging to women, 
as some kinds of work. 

Fa'apahne, 8, a hermaphrodite. 

Fa'afagafaga, 8, a small bay. ■>_ 

Fa*afagafaga, V, 1. to peel the 
bark from a tree in order to kill 
it. 2. To be bandy>legged. 

Fa*afaoafagalalata, t;. delighting 
in a thing. 

Fa*afagafagamamao, v. hating 
and avoiding a thing. 

Fa*afagaletalt, v. to be unpre- 
pared, as for visitors. Ua fa'a^ 
fagaUtali i mdtou, 

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Fa'afaleauto, v. to be like an 

FA*AFALBAi/iaA, 9. 1. games ci 
words. 2. Applied to one who 
excels in games, fighting, &c. 
*^0 le iapaia o le fa*afalealHga. 
8. Applied to one who is learned 
in all the ancient lore. 

Fa^atalboo, % like a/a2e oo. 

FA^ArALEFALBA% v. to be dis- 

Fa^afaleoa, *. an intermarriage of 

Fa'afalelaina, v. 1. to sit in the 
sun, as at a f&no, 2. To be ill ; 
as fa'afalstimu; 

Fa*apalema% V, 1. to be ill con- 
stantly. 2. To have a sick honse 

Fa'afalesolofa, v. to be like a 
falling house. Applied to con- 
nections allowed to be foigotten. 

FA*AFALBTnfu, V, I, to be rainy. 2. 
To be ill. Syn, Fa'afaleladta. 

Fa*afaletele, v. to be made like a 

Fa'afaleyale, V, 1. to be inoppor- 
tune. 2. to sit in a worthless 

Fa*afaha, V, to warm up food. 

Fa'afana, a. warmed np, as food. 
*0 le umu fa*afana. 

Fa*afanau, Syn. Fa*atosooa. 

Fa*afano, v. to curse, to deyoto to 

Fa*afanoga, $. cursing. 

Fa'afanuaina, r. I. to have two 
abodes. 2. To be buried with- 
out gravestones to mark the 

Faafanuamulivai, f^. lit. to be like 
land at the mouth of a river ; to 
be changeable. 

Fa*afanuana, v. to give the taro 
plantation of a chief to his 

Fa*afatati, v. lit. like a/ato of H ; 
to be high in the eaves, of a 

Fa*afatiatama% a. steep. 

Fa*afatcfatxt, V, to persevere inde- 
fatigably. 8yn, FA'AfsVATU. 

Fa'afatufbna, $, the womb. 
Fa'afatupa'5, 9. a native dish of 

taro leaves and juice of popo, 
Fa*afatxjtu, as Fa'afatufatu. 
Fa'afatxjtu, V, to be the industrious 

man of a fieunily. Ua fa^afatutu 

i le aiga, 
Fa*afeao, f^. 1. to accompany as a 

protector. *0 i/ea lepilitif *au 

mai ina fa^afeao. 2. To guard, 

to protect. 
Fa'afeagai, f^. lit. to be opposite 

to each other ; to be on good 

Fa*afeanini, v. escaping from one 

evil but falling into another. 

(A man escaping from Anini was 

overtaken by calamity in Ave- 

Fa'afe'efe'emanit, 8. a short attack 

of elephantiasis. 
Faafei, v. to cause to cry, as a 

child, a pig, or rat 
Fa^afe*ia, 8. ornamented siapo, 
Fa*afei% v. to hang on to, to cling 

to, to depend on for help, in war, 

work, &c. 
Fa*afei5, v. to cause chickens to 

cry to. 
Fa'afeoloolo (pronounced fa^d' 

feoldld) V. See Feoloolo. 
Fa*afeo80fa*i, v. to go from one 

side to another in quarrels. 
Fa^afefena, v. to make tough. 
Fa*afefete, V, 1. to cause to 

swell. 2. To be puffed up with 

Fa*afefetb, 8. leaven. 
Fa'afefiloi, v. to mingle, to mil. 
Fa'afelavei, ^ v. 1. to intercept. 
Fa*afenafei, / 2. To interrupt 

in a speech. 
Fa*afepi'iti, recip, causative of 

Fa^afepulafi, v. to cause to shine. 
Fa*afe8aga*i. See Fesaoa^i. 
Fa^afetai, v. to thank ; pass. 

Fa*afetaia% v. to cause to meet, 

to meet purposely. E alu e 

fa*afetaiaH lona aiga. 
Fa'afetaui, v. 1. to knock one 


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agaiost another. 2. To clash in 

. words, to jangle. 

Fa^afet£, v. 1. to threaten without 
doing. 2. To make a great show 
of a little. 

Fa'afbtoai, V, to dash together, to 

.Fa*afbtua*oiai, V, 1. to place alter- 
nately different kinds of things. 
2. To marry a second husband in 
order to get rid of the first. 

Fa*a'pettja'oivai, v. to rinse a 
bottle with water. 

Fa*apia, a prefix to verbs, signify- 
ing to pretend to, to assume. 

Fa'afia, a. pretending, assuming; 
mostly compounded with another 
word, 9iA fa^afia'pule. 

Fa^afiaali^i, v. to assume to be a 

Fa*afiaio, v. to aflfect to be great. 

Fa*afiapia, V, to please, to delight ; 


Fa*afiamalosi, V, to pretend to be 

Fa*afiamatai, V, to assume to be a 

Fa^afiamea, v. to be presumptuous, 
to be assuming. 

Fa*afiamea, a. presumptuous. 

Fa*afiapoto, V, to pretend to know- 

Fa*afiapoto, a. pretended know- 

Fa^afiafule, v. to assume the 
direction, to pretend to authority. 

Fa'afiasili, v. to assume to be the 
chief or best. 

Fa*afiatxili, «. the name of a plant. 

Fa'afiu, V, to cause to be weary of ; 
intern, fa^afiufiu. ^Uafa^afiu % 
le tigd, *a e ola. 

Fa*afiuola, v. 1. to be beaten 
within an inch of life. 2. To be 
sick almost to death. 

Fa'afiuga, 8. that which causes 
weariness, as sickness. 

Fa*afili, «. to contend with words. 

Fa'afisi, v. 1. to cause to entwine, 
as a yam plant on a pole. 2. To 
add to one*s words, wresting 
their meaning. 

Fa*afiti, v. 1. to deny. 2. To 

refuse, as a loan. 
Fa*afitiatautai, V, to deny falsely. 
Fa*afitiga, 8. 1. a denial, 2. A 

Fa*afoa, 8. a boil. 
Fa*afo*i, v. to cause to return, to 

bring back ; pass. fa*apo*isia. 
Fa'afo'iita, v. to cause anger to be 

Fa*afo*ifo'iga, v. to be unable to 

bear; to succumb easily, as to 

to work, or sickness. 
Fa*afo*itama*i, V, as Fa*afo*iitA, 

but used to chiefs. 
Fa'afou, v. to make new; pass. 

Fa*afofoga, v. to hear, to listen; 

applied to chiefs; redup. fa*a- 

fogafoqa; pass. fa*afofogaina. 
Fa'afopoli, v. to make like; 

applied to an embalmed body, 

made to resemble the living man. 
Fa*afoqaupolu, s. an easterly 

wind. See Mataupolu. 
Fa*afogafoga, v. to listen ; redup. 


Fa*afogifogi, v. to snort 

Fa*afoliga, 8. a delusion ; applied 
to what one seems to get, but 
only gets something like it, and 
not tlie very thing. 

Fa*afono, v. to gather to a 
meeting. Fa^afono atu lo tatou 
na motu. 

Fa*afono, t?. to call to. 

Fa*apua, v. to rise, as a ground- 
swell or a wave, but not to break. 
*Uafa*aftM manMuma. 

Fa*apua*ava, v. to do a thing 
without consulting others con- 

Fa*apuaitagata, v. 8yn. Fa*a- 


Fa*afuaoimoaita, v. to trample on. 

NeH fa^afiMoimoaita i tdtou, pe a 

maid Sdtani. Viiga. 
Fa^afuala, a. one kind of sailing 

Fa'afualqa, v. to endure long, to 

continue long, as the life of an 

aged man ; as Fa*axialoa. 
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Fa'afualua, v. to be two together, 
as two houses, two men, two 

FA'AFTJiMANAVA, V. to be Startled. 
Fa*apuase*i, adv, suddenly. 
Fa'ajtuase'i, v. to oome suddenly, 

with mail to go suddenly, with 

Fa'afuata, r. 1 to carry on the 

back between the shoulders. 2. 

To put a handle to a spear. 
Fa*apuatolu, v. to stand three 

together, of houses, men, Ac 
Fa'apuava*a. 8yn, Fa'afua'ava. 


Fa*afuna, v. to clip the hair short 
Fa'afutbfutea, v. to be puffed up, 

swollen, as on recovering from 

Fa*afutia, V, to make like tifuHa. 
Fa*aga*au, 8. a strip or piece of 

cloth rolled up and wound round 

the loins. 
Fa*aga*e*b, v. 1. to stir, as a stone 

by a lever. 2. To rouse up; 

pass. FA*AGAB*EnA. 

Fa^aga'eoa'b, v. to breathe hard. 

Ta mttsu i fa*a^a^ega*e. 
Fa*agabpu, V, to stir up, to make 

muddy, as water; redup, fa*a- 

gabpubpu ; pass, fa^agaepuina. 
Fa*agaitoito, a. tall and thin, 

Fa'agaoi, v. to steal from family 

Fa*agaoi, V, 1. to cause to shake, 

to shake; redup, fa'agaoioi; 

pass, fa'agaoiina. 2. To urge on. 
Fa'agaogao, v. 1. to leave unin- 
habited. 2. To make desolate. 
Fa'aqaogaosa, v. 1. to make rough 

and rugged. 2. To be somewmtt 

rough and stony. 
Fa*agaugaamo, ». to bend the body 
• under the amoj trying to take 

hold of it in readiness to relieve 

other bearers. 
Fa'aqaug*au v. to bend down, to 

bow down the head. 
Fa*agafua, v. to take off a restrict- 

tion, to remove the so, or tapui. 
Fa*agaga, V, to ask permission of 

any one in a family, as to pick 
cocoa-nuts. Wh^ a difficult 
request is made, uga is used. 

Fa'agagao, V, 1. to beat about the 
bush and not come to the point 
in speaking. 2. To abuse in- 

Fa'agagafu, v. to feel side, to be 
squeamish. Less than Fa*a- 

Fa*agagalefiamob, v. to be sleepy. 

Fa'agala, v. to long after, as 
absent friends; from galala; 
pass, fa'agalaia. 

FA'AGALEMULEinj. See Fa'alb- 


Fa*agalo, V. to cause to disappear. 

Fa*agalogalo, f^. to forget wilfrdly, 
to put from one's mind, Fa^aga- 
logcUo ^aele gaJo, 

Fa'agalu, V, to make rough, as a 
wind making the sea rough; 
dimin. fa'agalugalu, to make it 
somewhat rough. 

Fa*agalub, v. to teach to work. 

Fa^agalulu, V, to make the head 
ache, as by eating rich food. 

Fa'aoalutau, v. to have a cross 
sea, waves rebounding and meet- 
ing waves. 

Fa^agalttvai, V, to have waves like 
a river stream. 

Fa' AG ASK, V. 1. to sit quiet and 
silent. 2. To hide behind any- 
thing. 8 To feign sickness; 
redup. fa'agIsegAse. 

Fa'agasS, v. to cause to rustle. 

Fa'agasegase, 8, an epidemic To 
chiefs instead of fa'ama*i. 

Fa^agabolo, V, to cause to pass on, 
like a crowd of people. 

Fa*agata, V, 1. to check the 
growth, as of tobacco, by break- 
ing off the top of the plant 2. 
To vaccinate. Adapted on the 
introduction of vaccination. 

Fa*agata. v. to make an end of; to 

Fa*agatagata, v. to mark siapo 
like a snake. 

Fa'agSge, v. to talk with feav of 
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Fa'aoi, v. to persuade a sic^ person 

to eat ; intens. faUoio!. 
Fa'aoooofala, v. lit. to be like the 

gogofcdokf to beg in a low tone of 

Fa'agooolo, v. to corse, to utter a 

Fa^aoumai, v. to be preceded by the 

Fa'agutu, «, a horse's bit. 
Fa^agutu, «. to make an opening 

to an abscess. 
Fa*agutugutulua, v. lit. to have 

two mouths, to be of two opinions, 

to be undecided. 
Fa'agutululu, 8. muliebr. pudend. 
FIala, v. to clear weeds and earth 

from the hole of the tare plant 

when it has three or four leaves. 
Fa^ala, v. to expose to the sun; 


Fa^ala^a. •. a stranger. It is used 
witii a negative. Elete fd*ala% 
*a *o le tagata moni o U diga. 

FX'ala'a, f^. 1. to pass one thing 
over another, as in twisting a 
rope with the hand. 2. To inter- 
rupt a speaker in order to correct 
a mistake. 

Fa*ala'bi*au, 8. a messenger to call 
out troops for war. See liA^vtAV. 

Fa'alaeo, v. 1. to act greedily and 
covetously. 2. To destroy all in 
war. E Idei pule^ *a e leaga 

Fa'alaeo, a. greedy, covetous. 

Fa'alabo, 8. a legendary name of 
the mantialiH (Porphyrio Samo- 

FI'ALAi, r. I. to play the coquette. 

2. To induce a man to bring 

E resents of food by holding out 
ope of his getting a wife. 
Fa'alo, v. 1. to gather together the 
materials for building, to prepare 
for work. 2. To carry down the 
load of a canoe so as to be ready. 

3. To rise, of the moon. 
Fa*alaolao, v. to finish up any 

work, as house-building, weed- 
ing, etc. 

Fa*alaotu, o. steep and straight, 

as the roof of a house without 

the bend usual in native roofs. 
Fa*alau, •. the name of a large 

Fa*alaua*itble, v. to spread abroad 

a report. 
Fa*alaufao, v. to shut in the sides 

of a house with thatch. 
Fa*alauga8Egasb, v. to die away, 

of the wind. 
Fa*alaulat7B, v. to sit idly in the 

house, to walk about idly. 
Fa'alaulelh, v. 1. to make level, 

to make even. 2. To calm down 

anger, to appease wrath. 
Fa'alauloloa, an obscene word. 
Fa*alaulau, v. to be cracked, but 

not badly. 
Fa'alausaba'a, v. to make short 
Fa'alauso*o, v. 1. to have no space 

between, to be spread over, to be 

covered completely, as with a 

crowd of men, with weeds, or 

canoes drawn up together. 2. To 

be overcast, of clouds. 
Fa*alautaomia, v. to be kept xm- 

der, as a latddioa^ trodden under 

Fa*alaftjlafu, v. 1. to be slovenly, 

unadorned. 2. To omit to oil 

the body, as when about to 

Fa*alagalagaS, v. to shout and 

make a noise in the road in order 

to attract others, either for sport 

or to quarreL Of children. 
Fa'alagata, v. 1. to give a blow in 

order to commence a club match. 

2. To give the first speech. See 

Fa'alaoi, 8. a chiefs comb. 
Fa*alagi, v. to compliment; to 

call out names and titles. Syn, 

Fa^alagilagi, v. to be angry on 

account of disrespect shown. 

FdH a't« e te eva a Samoa fa^a- 

Fa*alagolago, v. 1. to lean upon. 

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disappointed in a peracm trasted 

Fa*alala, «. a native dish made of 
scraped taro and expressed cocoa- 
nut juice. Syn. Fa'ausi. 

Fa'alAla, a. beautiful. *Ua fit 
^Higd fa^dlMa. 

Fa'alala, v. to stretch out the 
arms or legd like branches of 

Fa'alalae, ». to destroy. 

Fa*alalao, v. to lay waste, to de- 

Fa*alalafuia, a. from VUa, to 
shine like the bird named fuia 
(Sturnoides atiifusca); blacldsh 
brown, of pigs and dogs. 

Fa^alalano, v. to bring death upon 
by an ifoga. 

Fa'alalano, applied to ifoga ; as if 
they had drunk the juice of the 
lalano. Deep humiliation on 
account of pagota, 

Fa'alalanu, pi of fa'alanu. 

Fa*alalo, v. 1. to stir up, to excite. 

2. To tell of the enemy's move- 
ments in time of war. 

FX'ALALO, V, to intercede. See 

Fa'alalolalo, 8. self-depreciation. 
Fa*alani, v. from alanij properly 

fa*'aalani; to cause, to produce, 

as a quarrel, a disease, &o. 
Fa*alanu, v. 1. to wash oflf salt 

water. 2. To remit punishment. 

3. To remove offence by under- 
going a penalty, 4. To prevent 
the effects supposed to arise from 
eating tapui nuts. *Ua fa^alanu 
le tapui; ph pa*alalanu; pa$8. 
pa*alanumia; with the instru- 
mental particle, FA*ALAinjMA*i. 

Fa*alanumaga, 8. 1. the washing 
off of salt water. 2. The remis- 
sion of sin. 

Fa'alafalapa, v. to make flat. 

Fa*alata, v. 1. to cause to come 
near. 2. To tame, as animals. 
3. To betray ; intens. pa*a- 


Fa*alatafetalai, v. to be con- 
tented. [T.P.I 

Fa'alatalata, 8, a coquette. 
Fa*alatanohofo, v. to consult well 

Fa'alava, v. 1. to place across. 2. 

To make up a complement ; pa88. 

fa'alavaina ; reeip. pa'afela- 


Fa^alava, a. across, cross, as a 
cross-road. Stlia i Vaoto i le cUa 

Fa'alava, «. 1. a cross-bar, a rail of 
a fence. 2. Beams in a house 
running parallel with the wall- 
plate, purlins. 3. A net. 

Fa'alava*au, t>. to kill a chief, in 

Fa*alavalava, 8. a weal, the mark 
of a stripe. 

Fa*alavalava, «. 1. to put on the 
Idvalava, 2. To clothe, to give 
clothes to a person. 

FA*ALAVte, v. 1. to take a turn of a 
rope round something. 2. To 
kill a champion. 3. To bring 
good property in order to get 
the best ''ie in the toga to be 
distributed. 4. euphem. To cas- 

Fa'alavelavb, 8, a hindrance, an 

Fa'alavelavb, a. hindering, ob- 

Fa*alavblave, v. to hinder, to 
obstruct ; pa88. fa'alavelaveina. 

Fa*aleai, v. to be hardly any. *Z7a 
fa^aleai ni i^a. 

FaalSaoga, «. 1. to treat as of na 
value. 2. To treat with disre- 
spect. Shortened in poetry to 

PA*ALiAOmA for pew*. FA*ALBAO- 

GAINA. *Ua fa^aleaoina se 4*a 

itiiti o ifMga. 
Fa'alEatjata, have nothing 

to give as a token of respect. 2. 

To have no one to receive a visitor 

properly, as a ttddfale. 
Fa'aleaoa, «. 1. to abuse. 2. To 

ill-use ; pau, fa'aleagaina. 
Fa*ale<alb'a, a. small. Fono at U 

*ava fa*€ile*cUe*e, 
FA*ALgi*iLA, V. to be disrespectful. 

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Fa'aleilbia, v. to speuk with the 
Toioe of an aitu^ aa when in- 
spired to deliver an oracle. 2. To 

Fa^albiliili, v. to he unheooming, 
to he improper. 

Fa'aleujiuua, V, not to ha like a 
rainy day, to be incompatible. 

Fa*aleo, v. to guard ; from leolbo. 
Efa^aleo i at id Itu^'avk. 

Fa'aleoioalua, \ a. middling, nei- 

Fa*aleoqalua, / ther large nor 
small, good nor bad. 

Fa'albolea, v. to be not quite like, 
to he altered for the worse. 

Fa*aleolua, v. to mumble. 

Fa'albomaldb, v. to be of a pleasant 
voice or sound. 

Fa*albono, ) a. unbecoming, 

Fa*albonomea, / shabby. 

Fa^alIfeagai, «. to be unsoci- 

Faalefua, V, to be bad (Tutuila). 

Fa*alepunu*u, V, io make trouble 
in a village. 2. To be a disgrace 
to a village.' 

Fa^alele, v. 1. to cause to fly. 2. 
To do a thing quickly; poiB. 
FA'ALBLBA, to be blow& away. 
Na fa^altle lupe id Mu. 

Fa'alelb,«. 1. the name of one of 
the circle of houses used in 
pigeon-catching. 2. The month 
of February [T. P.] 

Fa'alelei, 9. to reconcile ; to 
propitiate an offended party; 
pass, fa'alblbia. 

Fa^aleleiga, 8. reconciliation. 

Fa*aleleo, v. 1. to conceal, to give 
away something without consult- 
ing other members of the family 
who have a right to be heurd in 

• the matter. 2. To make a sug- 
suggestion to a council, which is 
not received. 

Fa'aleleo, adv, clandestinely 
given. ^Ua to fa^aleleo. 

Fa'alelefu, V, to reduce to 

Fa^alelefulu, v. to fly the feathers 
and eat the fowL A tale of the 
6afotu aittL 

Fa'alIloto, v. to be not entirely 
agreed to. *A *ua fa^aleloto i ai 

Fa*alSlovi, v. to be disrespectful. 
Syn. FA*AiJiMiGAO. 

FA'ALiMiGAO. Syn. Fa'alSloyi. 

Fa'albmulemu, v. to be not well 
put together, 

Fa'albnauola, c. to have no ten- 
dency to thrive. 

Fa*albnu'u, V, to act according ta 
the custom of the place. 

Fa*alenu*up6, v. to act accord- 
ing to old customs ; Ut, like 
the dark country, or benighted 

Fa*alepa, v. 1. to lie to, of a ship. 
2. To break off a speech for a 
time. 3. To dam up or stop the 
course of running water ; redup. 


Fa*alepo, 8. a chiefs dream. 
Fa'albpofoi, v. to be disrespect- 

FA*ALiFOTpAlGA, V. not tO kuOW 

how to look after family work. 
Fa^albtaxjpulea, a. ungoverned, 
lawless. Sa ututaia ia i amio 

FA'ALiTAUPULEA, V. tO bc lingOV- 

emed, to bo lawless. 
Fa'alStala, ) V. to treat with 
Fa^albtalab, / undeserved con- 
tempt ; pass, fa'albtalaina ; rc- 


Fa*albtatau, a. 1. incorrect. 2. 

Fa' ALB PATAU, V. 1. to be incorrect. 
2. To be incoDgruous. 

Fa'aletino, a. relating to the 

Fa'alItonu, v. to be undecided. 

Fa'albtovuga, «. indecision. 

Fa'aletote, 9. to be not very hos- 

Fa'albtuli, v. to dislike, as a 
woman her husband. * Ua fa*a- 
lettdi, ma le usUa^i. 

Fa'aleyao, a. boorish, disrespect- 

Fa*albvao, v. to be boorish, to be 
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Fa'aletaleyAi v. to lengthen, to 
diaw ont, as time) or a speech. 

Fa'aleteleve, f^. to obs^oict; as 

Fa*albvivi, \ a, small in nmn- 

FA'ALBvdvo, / ber or quantity, 
where more was expected; as^ 
but few fishes caught, where 
many were seen; or a small 
offering from a rich man. 

Fa^ali'a, v. to insinuate, to tell 
sideways or indirectly. *Upu 
o le pOj e ta^u fd*ali*a ; redup. 

Fa*at.talia, f^. to make a display. 

Fa'alialiatale, v. to make an un« 
called-fbr display. 

Fa*ali'oli*o^ V, to surround, to en- 
circle ; as pa'ata'ali'oli*o ; pass. 


Fa*aliu, v. to hollow out, as a 

Fa*aliutuaina, v. to have the back 

turned towards. 
Fa^alifa, v. to be sloping, as a 

road. *0U ala fa^alifa. 2. To 

draw in, as the abdomen. 
Fa'alili, v. to teaze, to worry, to 

provoke, to irritate. 
Fa'alili*a, v. to make timid, to 

frighten. ^Aue, o ona tuafoi na, 

Hui eva faHUi^aina at. 
Fa'aliliu, v. to turn round; pas$. 


Fa^aliliu, a. lit. turning all lo 

oneself, covetous. 
Fa'alilo, v. to do secretly ; pass, 

FA'ALiLOiNA ; redup. fa^alilo- 


Fa'aulolilo, adv, secretly. 

Fa'alima, a. 1. &Ye times. 2. Five 

Fa'ai.tmalhia, v, to snatch covet- 
uously at things beingdistributed. 

Fa*al6, v. to stretch out. 

Fa'aloaloa, V, to make long, to 
extend, to lengthen unduly, as 
a speecli, a sermon ; or to stretch 
out the hand; ji, fa'aloloa; 


Fa'aloaloatalb, f^. to be without 
chiefs or rulers, of a Tillage. 

Fa'alo*u, V, to cause to bend down, 

as a tree ; redup, fa'alolo%. 
FA'ALO^uFANAAFin, V. to point a 

g^n at one, and shoot another. 
FA*ALOFATA*mA, V. to douch dowu/ 

as a dog does. 
Fa^alogo, v. 1. to hear. 2. To 

obey. 3. int&ns, fa'alogoloqo, 

to listen. 4. To feel, to per- 
ceive, as a pain. Syn, Lagova. 

Fa'alogo'bss, V, to misunderstand. 
Fa*aloloa, r. |)Z. of fa'aloaloa. 
Fa<alolo% v. 1. to be dark and 

lowering, of the sky. 2. To 

desire ooyetously. 
Fa*alolo*u, V, to cause to bend 

down, as a tree. 
Fa'alqlogo, v. to hold one's tongue, 

to be silent 
Fa'aloloto, o. close-fisted, miserly, 

Fa'aloloto, V, to destroy a whole 

family by the aitn, 
Fa*aloto, v. to urge others to work, 

or to go to war, and not to help 

Fa*alotolelbi, v. to satisfy, to 

appease ; pass, fa^alotolblei- 


Fa^alotoloto, v. to cherish re- 
venj^e. E leiUi pule, *a e leaga 

Fa*alotolotolua, v. to be of two 
minds, to be undecided. 

Fa'alotomIlib, V, to appease, to 
satisfy. Sifu, Fa'alotqlelbl 

Fa'alotokatala, v. to comfort 

Fa^alotoicimio, v. to sulk. 

Fa*alototelb, v. to be encouraged. 

Fa'alototooa, v. UL to have the 
heart of a Tongan, to be without 
kve; to be greedy; to be la- 

Fa'alotovatvai, v. to be dis- 

Fa'alotoyiti, v. to be afraid. 

Fa'alua, adv. twice. 

F1*ALUA, V, to divide into two. 

Fa'alua% as Fa'awta^l 

Fa^alub, as LuB. 

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Fa'aluma^ v. to Btigmatise, to cause 
to be reproached. 

Fa'alumaoa, 8. a disgrace, a re- 
proach. ^0 Idna fd^dLwrnaga. 

Fa^ilufb, v. lit. to be like a pigeon, 
to be an only child. *0 U dlo 
efa*alupe o leova, 

Fa^alufb, v. 1. to compliment 2. 
To call out the names and titles 
fo chiefs and villages; redup, 
rA'ALUFELUFB. Fa*alupe fua le 
mcdaey anei e o^o i viHga ; pcus. 

Fa^alupbqa, «. 1. complimenting. 
2. Naming titles, &c,, of a vu- 

FA'ALXTPELX7FBA,t^. 1. to bcshunned, 
and compelled to leave a family. 

Fa'aluti, «. to be urgent with ; pass, 
FA*ALUTiA ; redup. pa'alutilutl 
8yn. Fa*anati. 

Fa*ama, V, to put to shame ; pass. 

Fa*ama*ai, v. to sharpen; redvp. 


Fa'ama'auga, V. to be most ex- 
cellent; as a fine-looking man, 
or a plantation. 

Fa^ama'alayaina, v. to abuse side- 
ways, to provoka 

Fa*ama*alili, v. to be chilly, to be 
in the cold stage of a fever. 

Fa'ama^alili, s. <milliness, a shiver- 
ing fit. 

Fa*ama*ama*amal5, applied to a 
contentions man. The govern- 
ment is GCMnpared to a stone. A 
proud boaster. 

$'a*ama*amulumulu, r, to be half 

Fa'ama'anumintjmi, v. to wrinkle. 

Fa^amaasuasu, v. to show anger by 
tagging at, or pulling off, the 

Fa'ahab, v. to put by fish till it 
is tnoe, as the shark and the 

Fa'amae*a, v. to do slowly and 
deliberately; redup, Fa'amae- 

Fa'amaela, f^. to laugh aoomfully ; 


Fa'aka*!, s. an epidemic. 

Fa*ama*ioi, a. slow, sluggish, not 

Fa*amaioio, v. to explain min- 

Fa*amXtlet, v. to entrap, to en- 

Fa*ama'ima% f^. to pretend sick- 

Fa'ahaise, v. to comfort those 

Fa*amai8I, v. to split. 
Fa*amao% v. to be in earnest, to 

speak the truth. 
Fa*ama*oi. 8yn. Fa*atapu. 
Fa*ama'oi*oi, f^. to act crookedly, 

to be perverse. Sifn. Fa*api- 


Fa^amaoika, v. caus. of mag, to 
be made to do a thing fruit- 

Fa^ahaopa, v. to startle. 

Fa'ama*ona, v. 1, to feed full. 
2. To fill a bag quite full; pass. 

Fa*amaoni. See Fa'amao*i. 

Fa'amaopoopo, as maopoopo. 

Fa*amaosiosi, v. to be scratched; 
applied to one slightly wounded. 

Fa'amau, v. 1. to make fast. 2. 
To make a stand in war ; pass. 
FA^AMAunrA. Fa^amau fao ttdi 

Fa'ama'u, s. 1. a fastening. 2. A 

Fa'amaualuga, v. to be proud ; pi. 


Fa'amaualuga, a, proud; pi. pa- 


Fa'amaui, v. to cause to subside. 
Fa*amauga, s. one kind of club. 
Fa'ahaulalo, v. 1. to be humble. 
2. To humble oneself; pi. pa*a- 


FA*AMA*ULU,t>. to slip away quietly, 
to steal away unobserved. 

Fa'ama*ulu*ulu, v. to rain slightly. 

Fa'amaumau, v. to waste. 

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Fa*amaunx7, t7. 1. to bait a hook. 

2. To slacken a fastening. 
Fa*amaumanava, «. property given 

to a wife's family, on tUe near 

approach of child-birth. 
Fa*amaupao, r. to stop from going 

Fa'amautu, v. to pnt up at a house 

for a time, till relatives are found 

in the neighbourhood. 
Fa*amauvae, v. to fasten the feet 

on ascending a coooa-nut tree. 
Fa^amafanafana, 17. to hearten, to 

encourage, to cheer up. 
Fa*amafi. See Fa*amafimafi. 

** Fa''amafi mat le lagi" Sufi. 
Fa^amafiafia, v. to make thick, as 

planks of a canoe. 
Fa'amafimafi, v. to me threaten* 


Fa'amafiti, vAAo turn inside out, 
as a dress. 2. To interrupt 
another's tale. ^Ua fa^amdfiti 
^na tola. 3. Priapismus ; redup, 

Fa*amafo'efo'e, V, to peel off, as 
the skin of a half-cooked veget- 

Fa*amafola, v. to open up, to 
spread out, as a cloth, or the 

Fa*amafolafola, V, 1, to spread 
out, to unfold. 2. To explain ; 
pass, fa'amafolafolaina. 

Fa*amafua, 8. 1. a bait of old 
scraped nut. 2. A dead body 
lying between the combatants, 
and acting as a lure to tempt 
some to carry it off, and thus 
bring themselves within range 
of the enemy. 

Fa*amafulifuli, v. 1. to waddle 
from fatness. 2. To sway the 
body from side to side, as in con- 
tempt or anger ; to be cranky, of 
a boat. 

Fa*amafutafuta, 1. Syn, Fa*ama- 
PiTiFiTi (a bad word). 2. A 
proud man. 

Fa^amaqa, v. to open the mouth, 

- as a young bird, to gape ; pass. 
fa'amagaina ; pi. fa'ahamaoa. 

to make to sit 

Fa*amagai, V, 

Fa^amagalo, v. 1. to remit a fine ; 

UL to make sweet. 2. To forgive ; 

pass. FA*AMAGALOiKA ; dtmin* 


FVAMAOl, j tfff 

Fa'amalaeolaina, v. to be burnt 
out, laid waste, and driven away. 
— Lealatele. 

Fa^amalaga, v. like a travelling 

Fa'amalaga, v. 1. to cause a 

Suarrel. 2. To keep closer to 
le wind in sailing. 
Fa'ahalama, s. 1. a fire for giving 

light. 2. A lamp. 3. A window. 
Fa'amalaha, s. heathen customs, 

ns war, obscene dances, &o. A 

Tongan word. 
Fa'amalamala, v. to make a canoe 

out of planks left over after 

making another canoe. 
Fa'amalamalama, v. 1. to cause to 

bum brightly. 2. To make 

clear, to explain. 
Fa'amalele, v. as Malele. 
Fa'amalele, V, to laugh vehe- 
Fa'amalemo, v. a. to drown. 
Fa^amalie, v. to say mUlie. 
Fa*am1lie, \ ^ x^ ♦! ^«u 

FVAMALiEi>ULE, | ^- *« thank. 

Fa^ahalimali, a. disrespectfuL 

Fa^amIlimali, v. 1. to speak with 
great familiarity, as a child to 
his father, or a jester to a chief. 
2. To speak disrespectfully ; pi. 

Fa*amalo, t?. to act as a oouquer«. 
ing party. 

Fa*amalofie, «. 1. a chiefs dog. 
2. A blemish in the body caused 
by the aitu. 3. Marks of a 
tagdvai arranged in regular 

Fa^amalofie, v. L to make a dis* 
play, to show off, as the numbers 
and good looks of a people. 2« 
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Fa'amalomaloa, v. to make a 
noise, as children or birds. 

Fa*amalosi, v. 1. to act with the 
strong hand. 2. To act with 
vigour. 3. To encourage; |>Z. 


Pa* AM ALU, V. 1. to shade, from the 
Bun. 2. To protect; pi. pa- 


Fa'amalu, «. an umbrella. 

Fa'amalu, v. lit to make cool ; to 
bathe, of chiefs. 

Fa*amahj*aiga, «. 1. a strong, 
stout man, able to jffote<*t his 
family. 2. A good speaker, -who 
can defend the cause of the 

Fa*amali7*au, «. 1. to discourage 
troops by tales of calamity. 2. 
To discourage generally. 

Fa*amalulu, v. tu soften. 

Fa*amalulu, 9. a softener. Ap- 
plied to the wind as a softener, 
or one giving ease from pulling. 
*0 le fa^amSltUu o tau^au. 

Fa^amalulu, v. to damp, as clothes 
for ironing. 

Fa*amalumalu, v. to overshadow. 

Fa*amalunij*u, 8. one who protects 
his village or country by brave 
conduct, or wise words. 

Fa^amama, t;. 1. to clean, to make 
clean. 2. To lay waste; pass, 


Fa^amama, 17. 1. to lighten. 2. 
To treat lightly, to make of no 
account. 3. To extenuate ; pass. 
. fa^amamabaoia. 

Fa*amama'i, a. mournful, applied 
to the voice. '0 le leo fa^ama- 

Fa'amamafi, v. to honour. 

Fa'amamala, v. to express appro- 
bation by saying Mamdla e ! 

Fa'amamalu, v. to protect. 

Fa*amamanu, v. to be carved, to 
be figured ; pciss. fa*amama- 


Fa*amama8a, V, 1. to enclose fish 
at high water, leaving thejn to 

be stranded when the tide is 

low. 2. To starve out, as a 

Fa^amamasagia, v. to lighten. 
Fa'amamata, v. 1. to look well, 

but to be diseased. 2. Applied 

to a tree having a^ decayed place 

in it. 
Fa^amamati, V, to leave salt water 

to stink. 
Fa'amamulu. Syn, Fa*amolb. 


fd^aiHonaina *oe. 

Fa*amana, V, to show power or ex- 
traordinary energy, as in heal- 
injr, &c. 

Fa*amanaia, v. 1. to dress np, to 
adorn. 2. To act the mdnaici. 

Fa*amana*o, v. to QMMB a desire; 
redup. dimin, va^amaiha^otsa^o. 

Fa*am ANAMANA, V. to attribute an 
accident or misfortune to super- 
natural power. M e lUiu e ia 
i Liava^a aud sa fa^'amana-' 

Fa*amanatu, v. to remind, to put 
in mind of; pass, fa^amana- 


Fa*amanatuga, 8. 1. a remem- 
brance. 2. The Lord's Supper. 

Fa*amanava, V, to cause work to 

Fa*amanava*i*i, v. to have a swollen 
belly, of children. 

Fa'amanifi, v. to make thin, as a 
canoe ; redup. fa^amanifinifi. 

Fa*amanifiafoaqa, v. lit to be 
thin as a grindstone; 1. to be 
little but fctrong. 2. To be 
small, but hard to heal, as an 

Fa*amaninitai, «. 1. a shoel of 
manini, 2. Crowds of people. 

Fa*amanino, r. 1. to cause to be 
clear. 2. To make still, as the 
surface of the water by putting 
oily nnt in it. 3. To keep a 
people from going to war. 

Fa'amanu, V, to call out ; pi, fa* 


Fa*amanu, v. to impoverish, as 
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person has to give; so that he 

Id uuable to supply those who 

come after. *XJa fffamanu mat 

le teine ^ua alu, 
Fa'amak€, v. to place a gift on the 

head, to thank in a most re- 

speotfol manner. 
Fa'amanttia, v. 1. to bless. 2. To 

make piosperons. 
Fa^amanuga, $. one method of 

Fa'akapa, v. to cause to crack, to 

make a snapping noise; redup. 


Fa^amapuna, v. 1. to stir up the 
mud, to fooL 2. To recall or 
stir up old grievances. 

Fa^amapuni, v. to shut. 

Fa^amasa. See Fa'amamasa. 

Fa'amasau, V, to strike the ti^a on 
the ground so that it will rise. 

Fa'amasani, V, to accustom. 

Fa'amasayai, 8, lit. water-bottle 
emptiers; 1. children, as being 
useless in a canoe. 2. Loungers. 

Fa'amasii'au, v. hymenem rum- 

Fa'amasesei, v. to excite quarrels. 

Fa'amasepusepu, v. to require con- 
firmation, as reports not known 

Fa^amasi, a. like man. Uafatda'i 

Fa*amasia8i, V, to put to shame. 

Fa'amasima, v. to salt 

Fa^amabino, v. to examine, to 
judge ; poM. fa'amasinoina ; 

recip. FEFA'AMASmOA^L 

Fa*amabino, s. 1. a judge. 2. A 

Fa'amasinooa, 8. a trial by a 

Fa*ama80e, V, to make to bleed; 

(of the hymen). 
Fa^amasofa, v. to break down, as a 

house or a walL 
Fa'amasuasu, V, to put on airs. 
' See Mamafo. 
Fa'amasuisui, v. to begin to be 

in labour, to have slight labour 

Fa'amata, v. to sharpen. 

Fa'amata, v. a prefix signifying to 
look like, to have the appearance 

Fa^akata'ai, v. 1. to desire to eat 
fish, of convalescents. 2. To 
have no appetite for ordinary 
food, except there be something 
to give it a relish ; pi, fa'ahata- 


Fa*amataaitu. See Mataaitu. 

Fa*amataola, v. to be lively-look- 

Fa'amata'bse^bsb, v. 1. to take 
some of all kinds of food to 
visitors. 2. To be of different 
kinds, as *6loa. 

Fa'amatattai, v. lit to have the 
eyes towards the sea ; 1. to look 
out to sea. I papale gogo fa^a^ 
mataitai, 2. As Matatai, to 
be a clever fisherman. 

Fa'amatatviivi, v. to look like a 
blind person. 

Fa'akatau, v. to be hooked on to a 

Fa'amIta'u, v. 1. To frighten. 2. 
To threaten. ^UaleJUi 8ou ni**ti 
e fa*amata*u le talavcUu e ; ph 


Fa*aiiata*©*u. See Mata'u*^ 
Fa*amata'upbga, «. network. 
Fa'amataga, v. to make ugly, to 

make bad looking. 
Fa'amatagataga, v. to make slack, 

to make loose; poM. fa'ahata- 


Fa'amatagitagi, v. to be easily 
made to cry. 

Fa'amatagofie, V, to make to look 

Fa^amatala, v. 1. to loosen, so as 
to be easily untied. 2. To ex- 
plain; redup. FA*AMATALATALA ; 

pa88; fa'amatalaina. Fa^alogo 

mat 8o*u fa^amatala atu. 
Fa'akatalaiiOto, v. to comfort. 
Fa'amatama% v. to look ill; pi. 


Fa'amatamaina. 1. of a child bom 
and dying directly. 2. Of things 
only seen, but not obtained. Ua 


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3. i 

na ona 

maua. 3. Of a beautiful man ; 

from maifM, the glow of the fire. 
Fa'amatamataivi, r. to pretend to 

be blind. 
Fa^amatamea. See Matahea. 
Fa'amatafa'tta, r. to leave tiga- 

pula till maiapa^ua, 
FA*AMATAPA*tJPAUA, $. scaly eyes. 

Syn. Matasela. 
Fa'amstapb, v. to have an ex- 
hausted look, to look like one 

Fa'amatatagi, V, 1. to gtare till 

the tears start, as in trials of 

endurance. 2. To be made to 

ory easily. 
Fa'amatatalo, $, a red ornament. 

like a tail, fixed to the lower pait 

of the back. Derived from 

Fa'amatatiaiala, v. to gad about 

Fa'amatatitio, v. to act as a 

Fa'akatavale, v. 1. to be like a 

fooL 2. To look ominous. 3. 

To look half asleep. 
Fa'amate, v. to put to death a 

dying animal. 
Fa*amatemata*ina, 1. V, lit. to kill 

with shame, to make greatly 

ashamed. SeHfiu at le mea tdcL, 

ma 9eH fa^amatemdtaHna, 2. To 

be sick a long time; to hang 

between life and death. [T. P.] 
Fa*amativa, V, to make poor ; 

redup. dimin, pa*amativativa ; 


Fa'amativativaga, «. impoverish- 
ment. *Ua sdua Vu o mea % si 
a*u fa^amaiivativa^a, 

Fa'amatu, v. to dry in the air, to 
drain dry, as sea eggs. 

Fa*amatua, s. things prepared 
against the death of a parent. 

Fa*amatutu, v. 1. to dry in the 
air. 2. To dry oneself after 

Fa*amavae, V. to take leave of, to 
bid farewell. A mdtou fa^a- 
mdvae ai. 

Fa'ahavabga, s. a farewell. 
Fa*amaveuveu, v. to unsettle, to 

create confusion. 
Fa^aheagotoimoana, v. lit to be 

like a thing sunk in the ocean, 

to be buried in oblivion. 
Fa'ameatapena, v. liL to he like 

moving from one's house, all in 

confusion, not to know what to do. 
Fa'ameimei, v. to be wei^ in 

speaking, to be afraid to speak. 
Fa'ahbo, v. to fret, to chafe. 
Fa'amele, v. 1. to refuse, to reject 

2. To depreciate, to dispc^age. 

See Melb : pass, fa'amelea. 
Fa'amemelo, v. to make vegetables 

red by scraping the skin off too 

soon before baking. 
FA'AMDad, V, 1. to create disturb- 
ance. 2. To look cross. 
Fa^aiosa, V, to pick a quarrel, to 

stir up a quarrel ; pi. fa'amtmtsa. 
Fa'amisa, o. quarrelsome. 
Fa^amiti, v. to have a premonitory 

dream, as of the death of a 

Fa*amitifa*atolai, v. to act as a 

youth, when a head of a family. 
Fa'amoana, v. to go far out to sea, 

out of sight of land. 
Fa'amoanaga, 8. a party swimming 

beyond the reef. 
Fa^amoataulia, v. to provoke a 

quarrel of two, as if of two cocks. 
Fa^amoe, v. 1. to put to sleep. 2. 

To prepare a speech; redup, 

Fa*amoe, v. to make a feast pre- 
paratory to war. 
Fa'aho*b, s. one kind of club. 
Fa*amoega, s. 1. a case, a sheath. 

2. The sleeping-place of a 

Fa^amoega, s. a feast before war. 
Fa'amoegalS See MoEGALd* 
Fa'amoegapua'a, v. to' sleep like 

pigs, ]ying in all postures, aa 

the head of one on the legs of 

Fa^amoemoe, v. 1. to expect, to 

hope. 2. To lay wait for. 3. To 

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Fa*amoemobopu, 8, one who does 
not forget words. 

Fl^AMOEMOEGA, & hope. 

Fa'amoepit^ea, v. to be seized with 
sudden rage. 

Fa*amolb, f. to cause death by 
drowning, or strangling, or suf- 
focation in any way. 

Fa'amole, v. to let slip from the 
hand, as an axe or a fishing-line. 

FA'AMOLEMAKAyA, V. 1. to feel faint 
with .hunger. 2. To feel faint 
with bad news. *0 Wu tama, se 

Fa'amolemole, v. 1. to smooth, to 
make smooth. 2. fig. (recently 
adapted) To smooth down anger, 
to appease. Leinaile, Lemaile 
fa^arrMemcie ; pass. fa*amole- 


Fa*amomo, v. 1. to break to pieces. 
2. fig. To break the heart. Se 
fa*^amonM> i loto; redup. intens. 
fa'amomomo ; pass, fa^amomomo- 


Fa'amoni, r. 1. to tell the truth. 

2. To be certain. Efa^amoni *ea 

Idu tama. 
Fa*aiiotu, v. to break or divide in 

two ; pass. fa*amotu8IA. 
Fa*amotu'aiga, $. a barren woman ; 

lit. one who breaks off a family. 
Fa* AMU, V. 1. to kindle a fire. 2. 

To set fire to ; poM. fa^ahuina. 
Fa*aMua, v. to joke, to deride. 

*ji«a e tefd*amua i la^u mea. 
Fa*amua, \ v.l. to send a party 
. Fa*aMtja'i, / on ahead and not 

to follow. 2. To excite to action, 

and then leave in the lurch. 3. 
' To bring about an anticipated 

calamity. Fa^amuaH motu Idu 

pa, *a *Ma a*u fai atu, ^aua le 

avea. 8yn. Fa«alua*i. 
FA'AMtJAMUA, V. to send on ahead ; 


Fa'amuli, v.l. to remain at home 

wlule others go anywhere. 2. 

To shout when a fish or a pigeon 

is caught. 
Fa*amuli*upu, v. to consent to a 

thing, and afterwards to grumble. 

Fa'am^mu, v. to cause to burn 
brightly, as the evening fire. 

Fa'amttsu, v. to cause to be musu. 

Fa*amusugatau, v. to be tired of 
war. Po fa^amusugdtau, a e 
U i'u. 

Fa*amutu, v. to cut off a part, to 
mutilate. • 

Fa* ANA. V. 1. to quiet a child. 2. 
To conceal ; intens. Fa*anana. 

Fa*anau, v. to desire, to long for ; 
intens. fa*anaunau. *0u te /o*a- 
nau ala i Piu. 

Fa*ana*una*u, a. very great; 
applied to wind, work, war-re- 
ports, crowds of people. &c. 

Fa*anaunauga, s. longing, great 
desire for. Fa*anaunauga i nai 
toe tane mamalu. 

FA*ANAMUSAiiA, ,'t7. lit. to make to 
savour of punishment: applied 
to such as had not hitherto been 

Fa*anamutaua, v. lit. to make to 
savour of war; to do some hostile 
act, so as to get the credit of 
havin^: fought. 

Fa*ananaga, 8. a song to soothe a 
sick chief. 

Fa'ananamoina, v. 1. to be all 
dead. 2. To lay waste. 

Fa*anananana, v. See Naija. 

Fa*ananasua, v. to glory in, to 
delight to talk about, to show 
honour to. 

Fa*ananasuaga, 8. a glorying in, a 
delighting in. *0 ata fa*a/ndnd' 
suaga Gogo e, ia te ^oe. 

Fa*ananba, v. to cause a suffi- 

Fa'akenego, v. to conceal the 

FA*ANAinNANi, V. to Speak indis- 
tinctly, to speak like a chUd. 

Fa*anahunanu, v. to stutter. 

Fa*anapagofib, v. to take a present 
in the hand for appearance's 
sake ; to make to appear decent. 
Nearly syn. with Fa*aonomea. 

Fa'anafe, v. 1. to tie loosely. 2. 
To interrupt a speech in order to 
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Fa^anati, t?. tobe nrgent; %nt€n$, 

FA*AHATiNATi. *l7ia foanoix i le 

pola e piH, 
Fa^ane'ene'e, v. to praise, to make 

much of, to pet 
Fa*ane*enb*eoa, s. praise. Sana 

tu^ua fa*ant^€ne''ega a agelu, 
FA^Amc^AOA, s. praising. 
Fa'anefit, v. to make muddy, to 

stir up (water). 
Fa'anefunetu, v. to be indistinct, 

to be misty, to be dim, of the 

sight and of words. Also fa*a- 


FA*ANBNi. 8ee Ke. 
Fa'anepu. See Fa'anefu. 
Fa'aneyaneya, V, to have no family 
connections to call on at a place ; 


Fa*ahiupapua, V, to tie with a slip- 
knot, so as to be easily undone. 

Fa'aniutu, V, 1. to ascend up 
straight, as a column of smoke. 
2. To be in a long line, as a 

travelling partv in sii^le file. 

8. To act proudl: 


3. To act proucUy. 4. To scold 

Fa*anifo, V, to make forked, as the 

upper end of a poat, so as to 

receive a beam. 
FA*ANiFO*on, 8. a blubber-knife. 
Fa*aniponipo, a, toothed, jagged. 
Fa*aninimo, v. to leer. 
Fa*anoa, s. 1. fish near spawning, 

easily caught. 2. A glutton. 

*Z7a sefa^anoa, 
Fa*anoa, v. to mourn, to grieve; 

inJbem, fa*anoanoa. Tdtou fa'^a- 

noOf ma ia tdtou moe dtu. 
Fa'amoanoaga, V, grief, mourning. 
Fa'anoi, v. 1. to ask permission. 

2. To raise the hand in order to 

strike, or as threatening to do bo. 

Syn. FA*APOi. 
Fa'akoinoitu, 17. to be about to 

stand, as a pigeon ; but flies off. 
Fa*anounou, v. to frown, to scowl. 
Fa*ano*uno'u, v. to stoop, to bend 

the back* 
Fa'anofo, v. to cause to sit Qp ; 

pL FA^ANONOFO ,* dimtn, fa^a*- 
nofonofo ; pass, fa'anofoina. 

Fa*anofo, «. 1. a secondary wife, 
introduced by the first wife. 2. 
The low ciy of the manutagi 
(Ptilonopus lasciatus). 

Fa*akoga'i, v. to cease from, to 
rest. See Nooa. 

Fa'amu^, v. to be like a people; 
aBfa*anu*u a Toga. 

Fa*anu*u, 8. 1. the ring for the foot 
of the sprit of the sail. 2. The 
sheet of the sail, the grummet. 

Fa*amt7Tjnvu, v. to put aside cloth- 
ing without folding up. 

Fa'anuminumi, v. to cause to be 
wrinkled or puckered. 

Fa*anunu, v. 1. to create a disturb- 
ance ; intens. fa*amunununu. 
IndfcHau at ma le fa^anunu mcU 
o mala, 2. To come in crowds. 

Fa*aiiun€, V, to look displeased. 

Fa*anunuet£lasi, 8. a family in 
which thraie is only one to work, 
and many cripples, &c. 

Fa*ant7Nuupu, v. to cause a family 
to be talked about by the bad 
conduct of one member of it. 

FA*AifuinjTA, V. to give a number 
of blows in a club match. Ap- 
plied to one who cause:) trouble 
in a family. 

Fa*anunutamate, V, to provoke to 

Fa*apa, v. to cause to explode ; to 
fire off, as a gun. 

Fa^apae'b, v. 1. to be lean, ap- 
plied jocularly to men. 2. To 
DC shrunk and small, €us( a bun- 
dle. 3. To make oneself small, 
as the head of a family refus- 
ing the honour due to his posi- 

Fa*apabpae, V, to be narrow and 
short, as a canoe or a basket. 

Fa*apa'epa*b, v. to be somewhat 

Fa*apa*iamata, V, Ut. to touch the 
eyes, to cause trouble. 

Fa'apa*iava*a, v. 1. to be wrecked. 
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Fa^apaiS, v. to be aomewhat lazy ; 
dimin, of faiS. 

Fa*apa*ita*u, $, jestiiifi*. 

Fa*apaolo, v. 1. to shade. 2. To 
protect. '0 Ua $e aoa mafaldf 
ina a^u fa^apcujiogia, 

Fa'apau, v. 1. to bring to a stand, 
as a party of travellers. 2. To 
cause to stop, as in a speech, or 

Fa*apa*u, «. a &ying-pan. 

Fa*apa*u, v. 1. to throw oneself 
down. *0wo fa*apa*u lea o TdH- 
gamaivcdu, 2. To canse another 
to fall down. 3. To pnt from 
office, or out of the church. (This 
use recently adopted.) 

Fa*apa*upao, V, to prostrate one- 

Fa*apa*ulua, v. 1. to injure the 
second skin, as by scratching 
after tattooing. 2. To have a 
fault in timber. 

Fa'apaupau, v. 1. dimin, of faapau, 
to bring to a stand. 2. To leave 
food or pigs for some great 

Fa'apaupau, $, a heathen. 

Fa'apaupau, r. to be heathen. 

Fa'apa*upa'u, t?. to be scabbed 
over, as a sore healing up. 

Fa'apa'upa'u, V, to starve oneself. 

Fa'apagase'b. 8yn, Lavbtbmu- 


Fa'apaoainoaina, v. 1. to keep 
silent on entering a house where 
people are sitting. 2. To omit 
to give a return for property 

Fa'apala,. v. to dye black, as 

sinnet by steeping in black mud. 
Fa'apala, 8. the name of a tree on 

Fa'apala, V, to ripen. 8yn, Fa- 

Fa'apalalau, v. to put upon others 

what one should do himself. 

See Palalau. 
Fa'apalapala, v. to be remiss, to 

grow weary, to be discouraged. 
Fa'apale, to bear patiently ; redup. 

intern, fa'apalepaIiB. 

Fa'apals, $, a level spot on a 
mountain's side. 

FI'apals, V, to catch liquid in ft 
vessel, as rain-water in a tub. 

Fa'apale'aute, 8. a fine mat with 
a red border. 

Fa'apalbga, v. 1. to be exempt 
from woi^ 2. To be made much 
of. Nearly «yn. Fa*ane*enb'b. 

Fa'apalepalb, V, See Fa'apalb. 

Fa'apalematafua, v. to appear 
favourable but not really so. 

FA'APAiid, V, to cause to be beaten, 
as fighting of dogs. 

Fa'apalevai, v. to have a flat roof, 
of a house. 

Fa'apInu'u, V, to make a short 
call ; as a travelling party enter- 
ing a house, or a canoe calling 

Fa'apapa'u, V, 1. Zt^. to make it so 
shallow as not to be able to fish. 
2. To destroy. *Z7a aveclaina 
tagaia i lefa^apapa^u e aitu. 

Fa'apapa, 8. a flat cake of nuut 

Fa'apapafu, v. 1. to be bulky and 
fat, as a cripple from always 
sitting in the house. 2. To eat 
all alone. Syn, Fa'auhuumua. 
8. To be difficult of accomplish- 
ment. . 

Fa'apapale, 8. a ledge of rocks 
forming a level spot on which to 

Fa'apapaha, v. fiGDi pana, to 
hinder, to prevent, to keep 
under, as disease, war, weeds, 
the white ant, &c.; pa88, fa'a- 


Fa'apapata, V, to hide, as a fright- 
ened fish. 

Fa*apapateaina, to be all dead, of 
a village or a family. 

Fa'apasupasu, r. 1. to be unwiddy 
of body, as men or pigs. 2. To 
be overgrown, as taro, 

Fa'apatapata, V, to bully whoa 

. help is near. 

Fa'apava*ina, V, to talk on one 
subject only; to keep on doing 
the same thing, as going to one 
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Fa*apb, v. to guess. 8yn. Tau- 


FI'apb. V, to leave till soft, as 

breadfrait to make clula. 
Fa'apaa, adv, thus. 
Fa'apea, V, 1. to say thus. 2. To 

do thus. 8. Used to express 

disapproval of some act. *Ua 

fa^apea lea tamcUoa; pass, pa- 

*APEAiNA ; redup, pa'apeapea, to 

do constantly. *Ua fa^apeapea 

lava ipoe teU, 
Fa*apeapea, V, to move off, to 

move out of the way. 
Fa*ape*ape*aletu, v. to be uude- 

cided, as the swallow flitters 

Fa*apei, adv. like. 
Fa*apbpea, adv, how ? 
Fa*apelepelb, V, to take care of, 

to make much of; jkim. pa'a- 

Fa'apena, adv, like that. E le 

fa*apend mea e ave i mold, 
Fa*apepb, V, 1, to fester. 2. To 

soften, as breadfruit ; pi. of fa- 

Fa*apepepepb, V, 1. to hover, as 

a bird ; lit butterfly-like. 2. 

To flutter, as the dress in the 

Fa*apeti, v. 1. to make fat, to 

fatten ; jocularly applied to men. 

2. To bulge out ; opp. to pa*apa- 


Fa^aph, v. to be of unequal lengths. 

Fa*api*opi*o, v. 1. to make crooked, 
2. To act crookedly. 3. To 
distort a tale; pass, pa*api*opi- 


Fa'apiu, 8, a swing. 

Fa'apiu, V, to swing. 

Faapiuga, s. a swing. 

Fa'apili, V. 1. to bring near. 2. 

To decoy. Syn. Fa*alata ; 

pass, pa*apilia; redup, pa*api- 


Fa'apilia, ^M. 1 «. to cause to 

Fa*apilitia, j)a«8. / be caught 

or entangled; to strain out, as 

masod, or sot, through a strainer. 

Fa*apipi% V, 1. to cause to ad- 

here. 2. To cling to. *Ua se 
tapuna U fa*apipi''i ; pass. fa*a- 
PiPi'nNA. Used of a common man 
joining himself to chiefs. 

Fa*api8I, v. to splash with water. 

Fa*apito, V, to confine to. Ja fa- 
*apito *<mtou i le gautd ala. 

Fa*apito*aunafa, s. the drummers 
who sit one on each side of the 
tdluay to strike the /a*aa2/*i. 

Fa*apitoalopa, V, to have one-tdded 
love, to show partiality. 

FX*APO, V, 1, to seize on prey, as 
the owl or cat. 2. To kill. 3, 
To bring war or aigofie to a 
close ; pass, fa*apoina. SeH fdr 
^apoina le ututau, 

Fa*apo, V, to work till night 

Fa'apo*a, V, to castrate. 

Fa*apoa, V, to feed young children 
with fish. 

Fa*apoi, V, to threaten to strike, 
to raise the hand in a threaten- 
ing manner. Tau ina ta ma 

Fa*apou, s. a large-headed club. 

Fa*apouliuli, V, to shut off light, 
to darken ; pa>ss, fa'apoulic- 


Fa*apox7Liuliga*i, V, to darken ; to 
be dark. SeH fa*apouliidigaH le 
airmga. Let them be covered 
with darkness in the fight, and 
so escape. 

Fa*apogipogi, V, to look angry. 

Fa*apogipogimata, V, to make a 

Fa*apologa, v. to enslave; pass. 


Fa*apolopolo, s. firstfruits. 
Fa'apona, V, to knot. . 
Fa'apopo, V, to be covetous. 
Fa*apopo, v. to dry. 
Fa*apopoa, s. fish put on an opeti 

abscess to make it discharge 

Fa*apopoa, v, 1, to leave nuts till 

they are fully ripe. 2. To scent 

the water with fish in order to 

attract other fish. 
Fa*apopoaitu, v. to keep silent 
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sickness. ^Ua fd^a'popoina *oe i 
U fnaH. 
PA*APOTOPOTO,t?. to gather together, 
to assemble; pa8»* pa'apotopo- 


Pa'apotopotoqa, 8, an assembly. 

Fa'afu, v. to make a hole. 

Fa*apua, V, to put a heavy fine on 
a small offenoe on account of 
former misconduct. Na fat a 
fa^apuaina^ <ma tcdvidlu f&i na 
o Tuga. 

Fa'apua*!, v. to make sick. 
- Fa^apuatamaula, a. like a trumpet 
blown by wild lads, blown any- 
how and at all times ; so conduct 
without consideration. 

Fa*apuga, v. 1. to crouch down, as 
from fear. 2. To prepare to 
spring on, as a cat on its prey. 

Faapulapula, v. 1. to cause fire to 
bum. 2. To cause to under- 

FA*APULOtJ, V. to cover over, to 
overshadow, as shady trees ; 
redup. intens. fa*aptjloulou. 

Fa'apulogo, 8. a great talker. 

Fa*apultjpulu, v. to wrap oneself 

Fa*apuna*oa, «. 1. a deep hole in 
a stream. 2. A cavern in the 
coral reef. 

Fa'apupula, V, 1. to cause to shine. 
2. To explain; pass, rA*APXJPU- 


Pa*apupuni, v. to cause to shut, to 

Fa*aputa, v. to inflate, as the 

cheeks; pi. pa*apxjputa. 
Fa*apittu, v. to gather together, 

of things, not persons; redup, 


Fa*aputuga, «. a gathering of 

Fa*aputuputu, v. 1. to be close 

together ; as putuputu. 2. redup, 


Fa* ASA, t?. 1. to prohibit. 2. To 
make sacred, to consecrate ; pass. 
PA'ASAiNA ; redup. fa'asasa ; pi, 


Fa* ABA, 8, one who makes a pro- 

fession of religion. Recently 

adapted application. 
Fa'asa*au, 8, a piece of cloth worn 

as an apron. 
Fa*A8a*a8a*a, v. to make short, as 

a speech, &o. 
Fa*a8a*asa*alutu, v. to cause to 

shake about. 
Fa'asaei, V, to provoke; redup, 


Fa'asaesae, V, to walk with the 
legs far apart, to be band^- 

Fa*a8a% v. to upbraid. 

Fa*asao, V, to save, to spare, to 

preserve ; pass, fa*asaoima. Tu- 

togi le paogo, a fa^asao lou 

Fa*asa5, V, to call out sad, 
Fa'asa*o, v. 1. to make siaraight. 

2. To direct, to explain ; pH, fa- 

*ASASA*o ; pass. fa*asa*oina ; 

dimin. fa*asa*osa*o. 
Fa*asaolo, V, to destroy. 
Fa'asau, V, to bedew; pi. fa*a- 

sASAu; pass, fa'asaxtina. *Ua 

fa^asau le *au^afa. 
Fa'asaua, v. to be oppressive, to 

be tyrannical; pass, fa'abau- 

AiNA ; dimin, fa'asaubaua. 
Fa*asaua'i V, to overlHp, as thatch, 

boughs of trees, &c, 
Fa'a8aua*iga, 8. an overlapping, as 

of thatch. Ua Uai se fa^asaua' 

Hga, 'o le mea Ua ua tutulu at. 
Fa'abauaoina, v. to be in the dew 

all night. At *a fa*asauaaina 

nai aliH o le TaH/au, 
Fa*abauaga, 8, an act of oppres- 
sion. *0 fa^asdudga a le mdlo. 
Fa'abauba, t?. to be slow, to be 

Fa*abaulala, a, oppressive. E 

su*e i ai e net atuafa^aeauUUa, 
Fa*abaunoa, v. to ill-use, to 

FA*ABA*uNu*xjNtT, V, to pucker up, 

as the skin of the face ; to scowl, 

also from sickness. 
Fa'asausili, a. haughty, affecting 

Fa'asautama'i, t. 1. to be adul- 


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terods, of a woman. 2. To be 
cross and disobedient, of a child. 
Fa'asaijtoga, «. to be oppressive. 
Fa*asautu, v. 1. to shake about, as 
. a sail in a calm. 2. To be un- 
able to reply to hostile attacks ; 

, pflW*. PA*A8AUTUINA. 

Pa'asautu, v. to refuse to acknow- 
ledge lawful authority. 
Fa*a8axjtuama'o. See' Fa*atua- 


Fa*asautuli, 1?. to be stunted in 

growth, of a plantation. 
Fa'asaga, v. to direct to, to point 

to, to face to; redup. pa*A8A- 

QASAaA. Ona 6 ai lea 'o i Idua^ 

*Ma fa''asaga i saaa'e. 
Fa^asaga'ese, 8, an axe, so called 

before chiefs. 
Fa*asaga*esb, V.Jo go out bonito- 

fishing, See Aloatu. 
Fa'asagafulu, v. to be ten nights 

old, of the mcxm. 
Fa*asagatama'i, v. to rebel against 

the maid. 
Fa*asagiti, «. to be chilly. 
Fa'asala, v. to fine, to punish. 'J 

fa^ascUa e'a FunaH le malo o 

sawdiH ? jpass. pa*asalaina. 
Fa'asala, V, See Tusala. 
Fa'abalae, v. to abuse indirectly ; 

to address one person and mean 

it for another. 
Fa*asalalau, V, to scatter; pass. 


/Fa*A8alasala, V. 1. to act differ- 

. ently from others, to aflfect sin- 
gularity. 2. To cause to blunder 
in ma^g a speech. 

Fa*a8Alemausau, v. to act accord- 
ing to the customs of the world. 

Fa'asalofia, w. to be starved. 

.Fa'asamoa, V, to act according to 
Samoan customs. 

Fa*a8anisani, v. 1. to urge the sick 
to eat. Sun. Fa'agigi. 2. To 
urge to make a will. 

Fa*a8ano8ano, v. to dcsiro ; redup. 


Fa^abapasapa, a. aslani 
Fa'asapesafe, v. to have a knock- 
knee'd, shuffling gait 

' Fa^asapilima, V, to take from 

a relative without permission. 

*'A /a^asapUima i manu fa^cUoa 

Fa*a8apisapi, v. 1. to provoke, 2. 

To be saucy to relations. 3. Syn. 

with Fa*a8apilima. 
Fa*asapitafa*i, V, to behave 

haughtily, as the right-hand 

man of the king. 
Fa'asasa, t7. 1. to stand aslant. 2. 

To speak indirectly. Luafa'aiia 

ma fa^asasa [U *at7a]. 
Fa*a8A8A*o, a. middling, neither 

fat nor lean. 2. Straight. 3. 

Faultless, physically. 
Fa*a8A8Au, v. to blow the trumpet. 
Fa*a8Asamu, v. to begin to eafe as 

young pigs. 
Fa*A8A8ANO, V, to desire; redup, 

fa*A8AN08ano. E ui ina to*aiele 

mdnaia e fa*a8ano8ano Sina id 


Fa*A8ASISA8I, v. OaU8, of SASI. 

Fa'asatui, 8. 1. the name of fa'ata- 

fiti on Tutuila. 2. One part of a 

Fa*asava*i, a. grey; as Sava*i. 
Fa*a8avagatunu, v. to fish with 

two nets. 
Fa*a8avala, v. to long after some 

particular food ; as Savala. 
Fa'asavali, .v. to cause to walk ; 

pass. PA*A8AVALimA. 

Fa*asavili, v. 1. to air. 2. To 
cool oneself in the wind ; pass. 


Fa*a8e*e, v. to glide on the breakers, 
by means of a board or the stem 
of a cocoa-nut leaf, when there 
is a swell on the reef or the 

Fa'ase'e, s. a small shed built 
against the side of a house. 

Fa*a8b'e, adv. aside, sideways. Ta 
fd^ase% to strike sideways, so 
that the blow glided off. 

Fa*A8EI, V, to adorn with flowers. 

Fa'aseuapa, «. to be aslant, to bo 
off the level, as a house, a bur- 
then, a tub. 

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Fa^aseumataina, v. to attempt to 
throw the pigeon-net while the 
pigeon is looking. 

Fa*a8EGao, v. to eat with the a<w ; 
to eat with only half a mouthful. 

Fa*asego8ego, v. to hlink, as from 

Fa*as£lega, v. to prowl ahout, as a 
man in the nei^bourhood of his 
sweetheart, or in order to be 
asked to eat. 

Fa'aselbmutu, V, 1. to cut off a 
part. 2. To cut short, as a 

Fa'aseleyei, v. 1. to intercept. 2. 
To interrupt a speaker. Syn, 

Fa*A8Emae, v. to call out 8ema e ! 

Faasehu, ». the end of a mast. 

Fa*A8epcj8epu. See Masepusefu. 

Fa*ase8E, v. 1. to cause to go astray, 
to mislead. 2. To bring the heaid 
of a canoe to the wind so as to 
leave the sail flapping.^ 

Fa'asetoa, V, to express sympathy 
by sayiug Seloa, See Setoa. 

Fa'aseyaseyaloa, v. to be a vaga^ 

Fa^abiasia, a. haughty, contemp- 

Fa'asiasia, v. to be haughty, to be 
. contemptuous. 

Fa^asioa, v. to be faint, languid, 

Fa*A8i*ugutu, «. to talk to a person 
and look away from him, as in 

FA^Aii^uLA, V. to look askance, to 
dfikrt angry glances. 

Fa*A8I*u8I*tjmata, V. to look out of 

' the comers of the eyes, as if ex- 
pecting an attack. 

^Fa'asipo, V, 1. to bow down in 
acknowledgment of being con- 
quered ; applied to chiefs instead 
of ifo. 2. To embrace Christian- 
ity. 3. To devote to destruction. 

Fa'asigano, V, 1. to leave notches, 
as marks in cutting wood. 2. To 
make dovetail. 

Fa*a8Ilafa% v. to show, to direct. 
lavee fa^oHlafaH, 

Fa'asilasila, v. to make known. 
A chiefs word. 

Fa'asili, v. to cause to^ pass off, as 
fatigue by taking rest, or sleepi- 
ness by getting a nap. 

Fa*asili, V, 1. to go beyond, to 
project. 2. To be superior; tfi- 

tenS. FA*A8ILI8IIJ. 

Fa'asiliilemauga, v. to go to sleep. 

Fa*A8ILiga, $, allowing ttie fatigue 
to pass off. SeHfai se fa^cuUiga 

Fa'asilitopo, v. to be relieved for 
a time, to have a partial relief in 

Fa*A8INA8INA, V, to whltcn, to 

Fa'asinasina, a. somewhat white. 

Fa'asino, v. to point out, to show, 
to point to; pass, fa'asinomia. 
Fe taufa*asino le teva a le i^uva- 

Fa'asinovale, v. 1. to point out a 
passer-by as some great person. 
" le tapu lea o isi aliH. 2. To 
speak of a thing as good that is 

Fa*asinu*u, «. the name of a strong 
wind, called after the anger of 

Fa'asisasisa, V, to have a mis- 

Fa*A8I8I, t7. to act in a sideway, in- 
direct fashion; as, 1. to accuse 
one on the ground of another's 
fault. 2. To beat a child be- 
cause angry with the wife, 3. 
To go to strangers for help 
rather than to relatives. 

Fa*a8isila, v. to look on while food 
is being distributed in order to 
get a share. 

Fa'asisina, V, 1. to cause to drop 
down. 2. To eat and destroy 
food before going to war. 

Fa'astva, v. to tie hands and feet 
together crossways, the left to 
the right, and the right to the 

Fa*a80A, v. to apportion, to dis- 
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FI'asoa, v. to seek a wife for an- 

Fa'asoasoa, t?. 1. to deliberate about 
the distribution of food. 2. To 
be prudent. 

Fa'asoata, 8, curved posts used in 
building boat-sheds and cooking- 

Fa'aboesa, v. to annoy. 

Fa'asoipua, v. to save, to deliver. 
The chiefs word for pa*aola; 

pass, PA*ASOirUAINA. 

Fa*asoipuaga, «. life. A chiefs 
word for ola. Ufi ane le fa'a- 
soifuaga, mo taUm finagalo e. 

Fa*A80*o, t?. 1. to join together. 2. 
To encroach ou adjoining land ; 
pass. pa'aso*oina. 

Fa*aso'o, s. a war messenger sent 
to induce different companies of 
troops to unite. 

Fa*aso'opua, v. to encroach by 
weeding and planting on the 
land of another; redup. pa*a- 


Fa*A80*oso'o, v. to deliberate about 
the distribution of food or pro- 

Fa*a80*080'ogata, V, incomparable, 
in goodness or riches. 

Fa*a80'oso*opa'u, v. lit to join 
skin to skin, to be in closest in- 

Fi'ASOLA, V, to cause to run away. 

Fa*A80La, v. to kill. 

Fa'asolo,v. to cause to slide along. 
SuHfa'asolo c. 

Fa*asologa, 8, food taken by a 
sick chief. Uafai si cmafa'aso- 

Fa*A80logu, t7. to be silent in con- 
sequence of not acquiescing. 

Fa*asololima, v. to pass from hand 
to band. Na ta'ape papa id 
Paitomaleffiiy ona fa'asoLdimd 
ane ia lea. 

Fa'a80lomo*o, v. to be slow and 
dilatory ; as Solomo'o. 

Fa*asolopito, v. to do in succes- 
sion, as a class of scholars read- 
ing in the order in which they 
sit, one after the other. 

Fa*a80L080L0lbm9, V. to do gently 

and slowly. 
Fa*a60lo80lomalie, «. l.tocausc to 

slide along gently. 2. To get 

gradually weaker, as a sick 

Fa'asopoia, v. to pass over. 
Fa*a8080agaloto, V. to try means 

for satiAfaction's sake,, without 

much hope of success. '0 du 

fa'asosoagalaio, ma si du tavfeta^i 

nofo. From Sds6. 
Fa'asosopa, v. to break up. 
Fa'abosolo, v. to cause to spread 

and increase, applied to bad con* 

duct unreproved. 
Fa*asu, v. to put into the water in 

order to keep moist. 
Fa'abua, v. to discharge matter, as 

an abscess. 
Fa*a8ualua, a. brackish. 8yn. 

Fa'asuamatamuli. See Tausuama- 


Fa*a8UAPAKOpano% v. to heap jests 

on an angry person. 
Fa*asuapanxjpanu, v. lit. 1. to daub 

with filth. 2. To jeer at, using 

bad words. 
Fa*A8uavalb, V, See Tausua- 


Fa'asupi, v. to endeavour to draw 
out a confession of guilt ; redup. 


Fa'a8U*E8u'b, v. to be fat, of a child 
or animal. 

Fa*a8UGAlugalupalb, v. to be bed- 

Fa'asulamuaina, v. to act or talk 
saucily or haughtily. 

Fa'asulusulu, v. to take refuge 
afar off, as a wife running away 
from her husband. Faita e U 
fa'asulusulu ou aiua la^i, 

Fa'asumusumu, v. to pout. *l7a 
fa^oMimusumu le gutu, 

Fa*a8^8U, v. to suckle, to give the 
breast to. 

Fa*abu8u, v. to make wet. 

Fa* ATA, V. to intercede for ; redup» 
PA*ATATA. Syn. Fautua. 

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nut husk twisted for makiDg 

Fa* ATA* A, V. to adze off the white ont- 
side and soft wood from timber in 
order to use only tlie hard inside 
portion; redup. pa*ata*ata'a. 

FA*ATA*AFniL V. to roll as a stone ; 


Fa*ata'apiti, v. 1. to make restless. 
2. To cause to struggle, as an 
animal tied up. 3. To struggle. 

Fa*ata*afuli, V, to cause a disturb- 

Fa*ata*ali*oli*o, V, to encircle ; 


Fa*ata'alili, v. cau8. of ta'alili. 
Fa*ata*ali8e, V, to make haste. 
Fa'ata*alo, v. to excite to sport; 

pi. FA*ATA*A'ALO. 

Fa*ata*aloga, $. playing, sport 
*0 le fa^aia^aloga a tama. 

Fa*ata*alolo, v. to dismiss an as- 

FA*ATA*ALUTXJLtJTiT, V. 1. to shake 
the lutu. 2. To shake against 
one another, as a basket half 
tilled, causing a rattling. 

Fa*ata*amilo, v. to go round about 
intens. fa*ata*amilomilo. 

Fa*ata'amilosaga, 8. a tour. 

Fa*ata*ani'o, t7. to go about the 
bush in speaking. 

Fa* ATA* APE, V. to scatter; intens, 


Fa*ata*ata'a, v. 1. to let loose, to 
let go, of animals. 2. To bark a 
tree. 3. To speak indefinitely. 
8yn. Fa*ata*ani*o. 

Fa*ata*atonu, v. 1. to be lucky, to 
be fortunate. 2. To be correct in 

Fa'ata*atu, «. to be grounded in 
the middle, as a canoe. 

Fa*ata*avale, V, to roll round ; in- 
tens, pa*ata*avalevale; pi. pa*a- 

Fa*ata*avili, v. to turn round, as 
a grindstone. 

Fa*ataelama, «. black vomit 

Fa'ata*esea, v. 1. to be refused, not 
to be received. 2. To be driven 

away. Fa^apei *o peau o le sami, 

efa*atd*€sea e le matagi. 
Fa*ata*e8EQA, 8. a driving away, 

poet, killing. O eva pi^Utma i le 

fa^(Ua^e8ega o Gogo. 
Fa*atai, v. to go to fish, while 

others /a*a«fa, or work inland. 
Fa'ataiala. See Taiala. 
Fa*atai*ia, v. 1. to be unable to 

answer an opponent. 2. To be 

worsted by an inferior opponent. 

3. To be put to shame by the 

party reproved. 
Fa*atai6, v. to call out, to shout 

8eHa ao e fa^atdio e alaga, 'tia 

lafo le mSlo. 
Fa*ataimalie, } V. 1. to sit at ease. 
Faataimalie, S 2. To prosper. 
Fa*ataimua, 9, to predict a cala- 
mity ; as Anei e oti lou ataliH. 
FA*ATA*iMUAaA, 8. the anointing of 

the dead. 
Fa*ataitai, v. to make approaches 

to, to come near to ; of tiiose wl.o 

formerly kept aloof. 
Fa*ata*ita*i, v. 1. to try, to prove. 

2. To imitate. 
Fa*ataitainono, a. brackish. 8yn. 


Fa*ata*oto, 8. a parable. 
Fa*ataoto, v. to lay down ; pi. 

FA*ATA*0*OTO ; pa88. FA*ATA*OTO- 

Fa*atau, a. equally, alike ; as *Ua 
fa^atau Ulei. 

Fa*atau, v. to contend for the 
privilege of being spokesman, or 
of speaking first in an assembly. 

Fa*atau, v. 1. to buy, to barter. 2. 
To sell ; pciss. pa*atauina. 

FA*ATAn, a. recklessly, as in time 
of war would be done by marau- 
ders. ^Aua le fat mea fa^atatia. 

Fa*atauaupala, v. to have botli 
left home for the battle-field, of 
two contenting armies. 

Fa'atauagapau. 8yn. Agamal^ . 

Fa*atauala*E8E, v. to reprove the 
wrong person, so that the proper 
one may hear. 

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Fa*atau*ata, v. to make a joke of. 
Fa*atau*ataga, «. the making a 

joke of. 
Fa^atauemu, V, to mock ; as Tau- 


Fa*atau*oa, V, to Bell goods. 
Fa*atau*oa, «. a merchant. 
Fa^atau^oloa, V, to sell goods. 
Fa*atufa-a-le-manunu, «. to be 

like the ram which is only on 

the Manunu, 
Fa*atax7Futihi8A, tz. to proYoke a 

fresh quarrel after one had been 

left off. 
Fa*atauga, V, to ill-use ; poM. VK^kr 


Fa'atauoa^oloa, s. a sale of goods. 

Fa*ataulaitu, V, to pretend to be a 
tatdaituy to pretend to inspiration. 

Fa^ataxtlia, v. ]. to contend with. 
2. To reply to a speech aimed at 
a party. 

Fa*ataulolo% V, to surround, as 
with dark clouds. 

Fa*ataclua, «!. L to have two vir- 
pns in one family equally praised. 
. To Lave two dogs kept by one 

Fa*atauma*oi, V, to ill-use, not to 
take care of. ^0 le a ^urna mea 
mdtagqfie a le alii le /a*atdu' 

FA*ATAUMAirDruA, V, 1. to bo laid 
on so as just to touch without 
being fastened. 2. To use as a 
makeshitt. 3. To engage in a 
business or dwell in a place tem- 
porarily, so as to feel ludififerent 
to its concerns. 

Fa'ataunu*u, V, to bring to pass; 

pass. PA'ATAIINU*UIirA. 

Fa'ataufau, v. to be equal in price 

or quality. Syn, faatautusa* 
Fa^ataufbufe, v. 1. to hang up. 

2. To be in suspensa 
Fa'ataupou, v. to bring up as a 

FA*ATAuaALA, V, to act the lady, to 

be haughty. 
Fa'atausuai, v. 1. to cause to 

stumUe. 2. To ofifend, to cai]S3 



Fi'ATAUTAU, V, to hang up ; pa$8. 


Fa*atautad, V, to do slowly and 
deliberately, as walking, sing- 
ing, &c 

Fa*atautau, v. 1. to bang down, 
as coat-tails. 2. To hang over, 
as the legs over the side of a 
boat. 3. To make to ovtrlap, 
as thatch. 4. To hold back, as 
being unwilling to go. 

Fa*atautala, v. to hold in conver- 

Fa*ataxttala, t7. 1. to ill-use. *Ua 
ututaia i mdtou i lona foti fa^a-* 
tduixda, 2. To bring disgrace 

Fa*atautont3, r. 1. to be equally 
right. 2. To place correctly, a^ 
a plank of a canoe. 

Fa*atautonu, ». to make believe, 
to pretend, hs to work while the 
master is present To keep up 
a fire to make believe that a 
deserted fort is still held. 

FA*ATArTU, V. 1. to stop on the 
road undecided, whether to go on 
or return. 2. To be undecided. 

Fa'atautu'i, v. to sell by auction. 

Fa*atautulia, V, to strike the knee 
against a stone. 

Fa*atautupb, to take place; ap- 
plied to war, marriage, &c. 

Fa*atauva*a, a. of small account, 
of little value, trifling. 

Fa^atafa, v. to step on one side, to 
get out of the ruad to allow a 
chief to pass ; pi. pa*atatafa. 

Fa^atafa, 8. a chiefs illness. Syn. 


Fa*atafagapaoa, v. to draw up all 
the cocoa-nut leaf screens of a 

Fa'atafatafa, adv^ on one side, 

Fa*atafatapa, v. 1. to pass on one 
side. 2. To ask sideways. 

Fa'atapatapapuoa, «. quiet con- 

Fa*atafatafa-manini, a. haughty 
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Fa*atapat6ina, v. to be driven 
away by one's own people never 
lo retimi; to be disinherited. 
Aite Tw'salafetai ma Ae^ *t»a 

Fa*atafe, V, to cause to flow ; pass. 
fa*atafia: dimin. fa^atafbta- 

Fa'atafi, V, to devote to destroc- 

Fa'atafiolItau, v. lit to be like a 
bad-fitting timber of a canoe ; a 
depreciatory ward applied to a 

Fa^atafili, v. to fly a tame pigeon. 

Fa'atIfiti, .8. the wide platted 
oocoa-nut leaves forming the 
outmost covering on the ridge of 
a house. 

FA*ATlpin, V. as Fa*ata*afiti. 

Fa*atafijbfui, v. to shake about, 
as a coeoa-nut tree bridge, ke. 

Fa*atIpuha, 8. a place for rubbish. 

Fa*ataft7NA, V, to lay waste ; pass. 

Fa^ataga, V, to take off the sa or 
prohibition ; pi, fa*atat>6a. 

Fa*ataga, v. to pretend to, to feign; 
08 fa^atagdma^i, 

Fa^atagao, v. to help oneself se- 
cretly to food or property. 

Fa*atagama*i, v. to pretend to be 
ill. to feign sickness. 

Fa*atagata, s. 1. an image, a 
sculpture. 2. A picture. 

Fa*atagata, v. to dress out, to 

Fa'ataoataotaua, v. to take cap- 
tive, to treat as captives; pass. 


Fa'ataoataoa, V, to put in readi- 
ness, to have at hand. 

Fa*ata©atamatija, V, 1. to act like 
a full-grown man. 2. To be 
strong. 3. To be thoughtful. 

Fa^atagi, V, to cause to weep ; pass. 
FA^ATAOrsiA ; applied to kings 
when rebelled against. Ona *ole 
fa^atagisia o lesu. 

Faatagi'i^i, v. to continue, to per- 
sist in, as work, rain, &e. Syn. 

Fa'atagiitla, v. tit. 1. to make the 
ida cry ; a reference to the plan 
of putting a young via into a 
trap, to entice others to enter. 
2. To entice. *0 l&o *ou tefa'a- 
tagivia i le Fa^asaUUaga *o Wo 
'OM te Ja^ojdea, 

Fa'atagitagi, r. to jm^e, to ring 
a bell. 

Fa'atIoulu, t7. as Tagxjlu. 

Fa'atala^bsb, v. to refuse saucily, 
to disobey haughtily. 

pA'ATALA'u*m*A, f). 1. to take un- 
warrantable freedom. 2. To pre- 
sent unwarrantaUe requests. 

Fa'atalals, v. to neglect, to di»- 
regard, to take no care of. 

FA*ATiLALUA, %. 1. to givc two dif- 
ferent accounts. 2. To be divided 
in opinion. 

Fa'atalatala, v. to engage in 
talk. E fa^aialaiala id Trnptnao 

Fa'atalataia, v. to make rough. 

Fa*atalanoa, v. to take it easily, 
to sit idle ; redup. fa'atalatala- 


Fa*atai*at9, v. to boast, and not ta 

perform. See Tai«at?. 
Fa^atali, v. to wait for; redup. 


*Outefa^ataliamai *'oe i le 3ft(Zti- 

Fa'atauaga, v. to lay a person or 

thing on the back. 
Fa'ataligaofk^a, v. to have small 

Fa*ataijgatuli, v. to be as if deaf ; 

to be disobedient. 
Fa*atalituaina, v. to die just after 

parting with a relative. 
Fa'atama, v. Hi. to be as a father, 

to wait on a chief. 
Fa'atama'ia, v. to be killed in war. 
Fa'atama'ima'i, v. to be small, 

applied to size, quantity, mental 

capacity ; also to food, wind, &c 
Fa*atama'imaile, v. lit. to act as a 

puppy, to cringe. 
Fa^atamaitiiti, v. 1. to act as a 

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Fa'atamala, «. 1. to procrastinate, 
to delay. 2. To ueglect, to be 

Fa'atahatama, v. to act like a 
child, in dress or play. 

Fa'atamatane, v. to be manfal, to 
be courageous. 

Fa'atane, v. to be masculine, of a 

Fa*atano, t7. to hnmble oneself, to 
debase oneself. Also fa*atanoa ; 
redup. PA' ATANOTANO. ' Ua fa^a- 
tanod i le matdfaga^ ^a e tu^u fale 

Fa*atapu, v. 1. to take good things 
to a woman to engage her affec- 
tions. 2. To save up good things 
for one beloved. 8yn. Fa*ama'oi. 

Fa'atapuna, V, to act the parasite. 
See Tapuna. 

Fa*atasi, a. once. 

Fa*atasi, V, 1. to add to, to join 
together, to make one. 2. To 
be together; pL pa*ata8I; pass, 


Fa'atasi, adv. together. 

Fa'atasiga, 8. a uniting. 

Fa*atata, V, to crack a oocoa-nnt 
in the middle, so as to make 
the juice flow quickly. 

Fa' AT ATA, 8. one method of fishing. 

Fa*atata'a, v. to let loose, to allow 
to go at liberty, as an animal. 

Fa*atatatau, V, 1. to fit 2. To 
apply as a parable, or a speech. 
3. To imitate. At a musamusaf 
fa*atatau le musa. 

Fa*atataga, v. 1. to eat food 
consecrated to an aitu. 2. To 
take off a tapui or restriction. 

Fa*atatea, v. 1. to throw away. 
*0 ni Hale e fa^atatea % vasa, 
2. To be unattended to, or ne- 
glected, as unwelcome visitors. 
8. To be refused, as tomaaga or 


Fi*ATi, V, to expose the person 

Fa* ATE' A, V, to cast off, to reject, 

to expel ; pass, pa'atb'aina ; pi. 

FA'ATETE'A. O U fd'oteaina o 

Toilolo 6 Tupuivao, 

Fa'atb'aga, s. expulsion, banish- 
ment. 'Ua tiUunoa, si o mdUm 

Fa'atei, v. cousins who are tattooed 
at the same time as an older 
cousin is. 

Fa'atb*!, v. to startle; pass, fa- 
ate'ia. Sa^ua, *a so*u fa*ateHa^ 
*a le te% 'o le aitu, 

Fa'ateine, V, 1. to act the girL 
2. To dross up, to adorn. 

Fa'ate'inoa, v. to call on a pterson 
without having any particular 

Fa'ateiteib, as Teiteib. 

Fa'ate'ite'ivale, as Fa'ate'inoa. 

Fa'atefua, «. 1. a widower. 2. A 
single man. 

Fa'ateoatega, v. to speak or act in 
a straightforward manner with- 
out evasion. 

Fa'atele, v. 1. to enlarge, to 
increase. 2. To multiply; pass, 


Fa'ateletelba'i, V, 1. to make 
haste, to run quickly. 2. To be 
oppressive, to act overbearingly. 

Fa'ateletulau, i>. to be a stop- 

Fa'atemxttemxt, v. to take slight 
hold of. 

Fa'atbteavale, as Fa'asisivalb. 

Fa'atetege, V, to puff out the 

Fa'atetetete, V, to quaver, as the 

Fa'ateteva, V, 1. to be stunted, 
to stop growing, of faH and niu, 
2. To waste away, of men. 

Fa'ateva, V, to banish; pass, 
pa'atevaina. Ona fa^atevaina 
ai lea 'o Toilolo i Tutuila, 

Fa'ati'a, V, 1. to wattle. 

Fa'atia'itoatama'i. v. to leave in 

Fa'atiau, v. 1. to disembowel. 2. 
To draw a fowl. 

Fa'atiapulaina, V, to plant as 
tiapula. Na a^u tofa*atiapulaina. 

Fa'atiatia, as Tiatia. 

Fa'ati'bti'b, V, to set on high. 

Fa'atiu, s, a northerly wind. 


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Fa^atiufagalua, 6. the name of a 

northerly wind. 
Fa*atioa, V, to cause pain, either 

bodily or mental; poM. fa*ati- 

Fa'atiga, v. n. \o be in labour. 
Fa^atigatiga, v. to be pained, as 

with travelling, work, &c. 
Fa^atilitili, V, to be sparing of, to 

use sparingly. 
Fa'atimatimaloloa. See Tima- 


Fa*atima, v. to act as a mother. 

Fa'atinava, v. to thnurt into a 
place alr^y occupied by otht rJ 
(as if the person were a wedge). 

Fa'atinatoa, ». to incite to division. 

Fa*atinipu, ». to be cloudy. *Va 
fa^aUnifu le lagi. 

Fa' AT iNiPu, \ 8. persons incapable 

Fa'atinipuga, j of fighting, as 
the aged women, and children. 
Fo %fea 'o fa*'<moanoa ai le fa- 
^atinifuga o le taua. 

Fa'atiniputagia, V, like the crying 
of women in war. 

Fa'atino, t7. 1. to grow stout. 
2. To fill out, as the body of a 
limp basket. 8. To come all 
together, as troops to war, 
none remaining behind. 8yn, 

Fa*atipatipa, redup. dimin. of 


Fa'atiti, v. to be like a iilL 

Fa*atiti, V, to be dangerously 

Fa'atitino, t?. to be greatly in- 
creased, as pain, drought, famine. 

Fa'atitipa, v. to be careless, neg- 
ligent ; dim, fa*atipatipa. 

Fa'atito, v. to cast headlong, to 

Fa'ato, v. 1. to give over, as land 
sold or given. 2. To curse. 

Fa*ato*a, V, 1. To commence a 
plantation, to cultivate land 
for the first time after being 
deserted. 2. To cause or allow 
to settle, to let subside. 

Fa*ato'a,o. 1. first; ^olona fa^ato^a 
maH lend. 2. Used as a super- 

lative. *0 le fa^ato^a fnaH ids 

Fa*ato*aitaua, v. to make war his 

plantation. ^Uafoufa^ato^aitaua, 
Fa'ato'aga, 8, a plantation. 
Fa'atoatoa, v. to bear patiently^ 

to endure. 
Fa'atob, V, to cause some to remain, 

to reserve ; pa$8. fa'tobika ; 

redup. FA'ATOTOE. 

Fa'atoeaIna, a. lit, like an old 

man, sedate, sober. 
FA'ATd*E8E, V, to ask pardon, to 

Fa'ato'esega, s. the act of asking 

pardon, the acknowledgment of a 

Fa*ato*ilalo, v. to subdue, to 

conquer in war, to bring under ; 


Fa*atopa, v. to say to/a^ to bid 

goodbye to. 
Fa*atoputopu8ia, V, to receive 

each a portion. 
Fa*atoga, V, to beg, to entreat; 


Fa'atogamamate, V, to beseech 

Fa*atolo*ulu, V, to give an un- 
willing consent. 

Fa'atololi, V, to make a grating 

Fa*atolopa*a, v. to be getting old 
and weak. 

Fa*atolopinb, V, to be quick, to do 

Fa*atolosi8i, 17. to receive some- 
thing, and wait for more. 

Fa*atoloviti, v. to praise oneself. 

Fa'atolu, a, thrice. 

Fa*atolu, V, to divide into three. 
2. To be three days old, of the 

Fa'atCmala, V, to devote to des- 

Fa'atomo, v. to cause to sink in. 

Fa*atomua, v. 1. to call out the 
name of a party before giving 
him his portion. 2. To give out, 
as a hymn. 

Fa'atonatonaese, v. 1. to spare 
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to others. 2. To be out of order 

or timO) as a house, posts, Ac. 
JVk'ATOMu, V, to put right, to direct, 

lo instruct ; pa$9. fa*atonuina ; 

redup, FJL^ATONUTONU. *Ua fa- 

*aionu cdu ia it 4a Is mea na te 

Fa^atdsaoa, v. to act tiie midwilie. 
Fl'ATdro. See Fa*atotoiiia. 
FA*ATdTO, V. to take up a growing 

yam, learing the stalk to grow 

Fa*atotolo, V, to cause to crawl. 
Fa'at6tomba, a. contr, from fa- 

*atotoe mea, frugal. 8yn. Fa- 


Fa'atotope, v. to be too rapid 
either in speaking or paddling a 
canoe ; dim, pa*atopetopb. 

FX'ATU, V. 1. to cause to stand up. 
2. To place on end, as a post. 
8. To appoint, as to an office 
(introduced) ; pi, pa*atctu ; pa$s. 


Fa*atu, V, to crouch down, not 

bending the back, but the legs. 
Fa'atua, 8, a pig brought to a 

tuUifale by liis relations to enable 

him to talitoga^ 
Faatua, v. to bring pigs to a tida- 

fdle lost him to taliloga with 

Pa*atua, V, to punish, to fine. 

Used on Upolu for fa^asala. 
Fa*atuai, V, to prolong : to put off; 

to delay; pi. pa*atuai: dim, 


Fa*atua*oi*ese, V, to kill, to murder. 

Fa^atuaopaiaina, V, to seize on a 
dead man's goods, without regard 
to his will. 

Fa*atu*au, 8. a fine mat given to 
get permission to cut an ifilele 
(Afzelia bijuga) for the keel of a 

FA*ATUA*uprA, V, to backbite. 

Fa*atualaina. See Tatualaika. 

Fa*atuama*o, v. 1. to propose some- 
thing after all is settled. *Ua 
muamua mai tola leaga, *ua a*u 
/a^atudma*oa, 2. To come un- 
expected, and unprepared for. 

8. To ask when he knows already. 

Ua fesili /a*atuama*a. 
Fa*atuatua, V, 1. to delight in 

some acquisition. 2. To hope 

for something promised. 8. To 

trust, to rely on. 4. To cherish 

Fa*atuatua, adv. revengefolly. 

Se a le 'upu a nei ^tdu e tu'-i ai 

FA*ATUATf A, «. to do or prepare 

Fa*atuatuaoa, s. somethiBg %» 

rely on. 
Fa*atuatuana% v. lit. to put 

behind the back; to forget. 

Fa'^atuatuatta^i le tama moni, ^a 

e fa^asaga i le tamafai. 
Fa'atuetue, v. to call out Tue! 

when one falls in a club-match. 
Fa*atu*iava*a, a. wreck-causing, 

as a feunken rock. 
Fa*atij*javab, V, to look away nnd 

strike the foot against a stone. 

Ua valevalenoa, ua faatu'iavae ; 

the attention being taken up 

with bonie object so as not to 

notice a stone in the way. 
Fa*atc*i*e8B, V, to object, to oppose. 
Fa*atcipapai. See Fa'aotopua- 


Fa*atuiti'ia, V, to indulge angry 

feelings. Moia le fa^'aiuituia i 

le ala o le pouliuli, 
Fa^atuuaina, v. to leave without 

Fa*atu*u'auina, v. to disband 

FA'ATt*i *ALA. Syn. Fa'atu'umana. 
Fa*atuuala, V, to divide off to 

one party after siding with the 

Fa'atu*uqa*ava, 8, a place to lay 

offerinv:s to the aitu on. 
Fa*atu*uiiana, r. 1. to apply an 

accident as being a judgment. 

2. To rejoice in another's mis- 
Fa*atu*utu*u, V, to yield to, to be 

Fa'atufuoaga, 8, carpenters' tools. 

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Fa'atuoa, v. from ttiga, to give 
trouble, as by calling unex- 
pectedly. E le mafa^cUugdina 
e le vao amio leaga. 

Fa*atuqa*bsb, 9. to be different 
from others, in dress, &c. 

Pa*atulifbtaia% v. to be knock- 

Fa'atuutuli, v. to pretend to 
be deaf. Ana fa'atulUtUi pea 

Fa*atulitulia, V, to pretend to be 
driven ofi^ in order to lead the 
enemy into an ambush. 

Fa*atulou,j v. to apologise for 
making a sudden noise by call- 
ing out Tulou I redup. fa*atu- 
LOTULOU. Ia luaH fa^atidotulou, 
% le la/o ai lefafie. 

Fa*atulolo, a. bowing, inclining, 
as a wall about to fall down. 

Fa*atulu*ipaepab, V. to be haunted, 
of a house only. 

Fa*atuhjtulu, V, to cause to drop. 

Fa^atumaoa, 8. scalloping; one 
mode of uniting the planks of a 

Fa*atumau, v. to caui^e to stand 

fest; pass. PA*ATUMAUINA. 

Fa'atumu, v. to fill; pi fa*atu- 
TUMU ; pass, fa'atdmuuja. 

Fa^atupetupeasolo, of a poor man 
for tupea, 

Fa*atupolo, V, to act as if a 

. stranger. 

Fa*atupu, 8. a dowry. 

Fa*atupu, v. 1. to cause to grow. 
2. To cause, to originate, as a 
quarrel, &c. 3. To raise a post, 
by filling in the hole under it 
with earth; pL pa*atutupu; 
paw.PA*ATUPuiNA; redup. fa*atu- 
PUTUPu. 4. To change into, as 
fa*atupuma*a, to change into a 

Fa*atdpua*a, v. to beg pigs; as 


Fa'atupufatu, ». to be enduring. 
Ia maua le ola fa^atupufatu. 

Fa'atupuleaoa, v. to cause mis- 
chief. ''Ua matou igoigo lava ai 
Ua fa^atupuleaga. 

Fa*atupuloto, V, to proToke, to 

make angry. 
Fa*atupuma% V, to change to 

stone, to fostiiiise. 
Fa*atij8a, v. to compare; pL fa- 

*atutu8a; redup, fa'atusatusa ; 

pass. fa*atu8aina. 
Fa^atusa, s. a comparison, a simili- 
Fa*atu8amoemob, v. to be equal. 
Fa*atutrte% v. to be on tiptoe. 
Fa*atutigapula, v. to beg for tiga^ 

pula ; as TuVtioapula. 
Fa*atxjto'oto*o, v. to erect the staff 

of office. JJa fa^'aivicl'oiol'o ai lo 

tatou Faleatua. 

Fa*ATUTU, v. pi. of FA*ATU. 

Fa*atutu, v. 1. to ask fur a share 
of food taken to visitors. 2. To 
ask a larger share than was 
given. 3. To refuse a request. 
4. To walk about with a child 
in order to quiet it. 

Fa*atxjtue, v. to wait about for 
more food, after having already 
received a share. Syn. Fa*ato- 


Fa'atCtumalu, v. 1. to profess to 
be above law; as by refusing 
to be fined. 2. To act the pro- 
tector without having the power 
to protect. 

Fa'atutdmamao, V. to stand off 
from ; to disagree with. 

Fa*atutupu, v. pi. of fa'atupu. 

Fa*ava, v. to cause a rivalry; re- 
rfttp. PA*AVAVA. *Ua fa*avd /ua 
Safata % ali'i o le fa^avagana. 

Fa'ava'a, 8. 1. the wooden handle 
of a fishing-rod. 2. the bind- 
ing of a hook. 3. Frame of a 

Fa*ava*aa8aga, t>. to be treated as 
a conquered party. *Ua solisoli 

FA'AVA*AMiMA, V. to be like a 
leaky canoe; applied to bad 
reports pouring in against a 
person. *Ua feutufa*i fa^ava" 
''amUma *ona tai ''upu. 

Fa*ava*a8avili, v. to obey. 

Fa*ava'ataulai, a. lit: anchored 


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behind after his party have left 

the village which they were 

Fa*ava*ava*aaitu, «. to be the 

medium (vaf^a) of an aitu, but 

not the taulaitu, 
Fa'ayae, V, to lay the foundation ; 

pan, fa'ayabina. 
Fa'atab*aina, V, to feel as if the 

leg was being eaten. 
Fa'ayaeasaoa, v. to pass oyer in 

searching, as a part of the bush 

between two parties, as in look- 
ing for wild yams. 
Fa'ayabguou, v. lU, to hare as if a 

rheumatic leg, to do a thing 

slowly and deUbeiately. 
Fa*ayabsapb, «. a club foot 
Fa*avaetuia, v. to walk minoingly, 

as if the feet had been pricked. 
Fa^ayaeyabtult, «. Ut, like the 

legs of the ttdi, the name of one 

part of the tattooing. 
Fa'ayaeyayb, v. to hasten, to make 

Fa'ayai, V, to place in water, to 

FI*AYAi, 9. to bake. Used to chiefiB 

instead of tao. 
Fa'ayailau^ulu, 9, a small erop of 

Fa*ayailolo, V, to lie-to, as a ship. 

Syn, Fa'albpa. 
Fa*ayai8ulu, w. to go between the 

torches when catching land crabs. 
Fa'ayaitausoa, v. to be cloudy 

without rain or wind. 
Fa*ayaiya*a, v. to go between the 

large canoes so as to be shel- 
tered from the waves; of small 

Fa*ayaiyai, t). 1. to make watery. 
2. To make soft, to make tender. 

Fa*ayaiyai, v. 1. to wee^en. 2. 
To lose heart, to be discouraged. 

Fa*ayaiyao, v. to leave to be over- 
grown with bush. 

Fa^avao, v. as the preceding; j^t, 
PA*AYAOA, to let lie fallow. 

Fa* AYAOTBA. Syn, Lautba. 

Fa'ayaotbaina, v. to be overgrown 

with weeds. '0 U fanua o 
Tupua *ua fa^avaoieaina. 

Fa'ayaotula, v. to be destitute of 
trees on account of a bed of lava 

Fa*ayaoyaotoafa, V, to have a low 
scrubby bush. 

Fa'avauyau, V, to grieve, to mourn. 

Fa'ayaqana, V, to engage in a con- 
troversy before breakfast *Ua 
fa^avdfua Safata i alH o le 
fa^avdaana, A reference to a 

Fa^ayaganaipa'ia, an apologetic 
word in a house where there is 
talk and not food. 

Fa*ayaoayaoa, v. to sit all round 
in a circle. 

Fa' AY ALB, V, 1. to act foolishly. 
2. Applied to one who has a 
defect, as a mutilated arm or a 
blind eye. 

Fa*ayalba, v. to act foolishly; 


Fa'ayalb^aiqa, V, 1. to make mis- 
chief in a family. 2. To cause 
an evil report of a family. 

Fa*ayalbmalo8I, v. to act like a 
raving madman, to be outrageous. 

Fa'ayalbmatua, v. to act as one in 
his dotage ; redup, fa'ayalbtalb- 


Fa'ayasai, v. to alternate. 
Fa*ayasalSmu, v. to make equally 
distant, as in planting. 

Fa*AYAYA, V, 1. pL of FA^AYA. 2. To 

make a space between. 
Fa'ayayau, v. to be perpetual, to be 

Fa'ayayau, a. lasting, enduring. 
Fa'ayayau, 9. a stone connected 

with a legend. 
Fa*avayb, v. to hasten. 
Fa' AYE* A, V. to be speckled, as a 

Fa'avbla, V, to bum, to set fire to. 

Used before chiefs for susunu. 
Fa'ayblaybla, v. to be slightly 

warm, of food or disease. 
Fa*aybv8, V, 1. to do a thing hj 

halves or ineffectually. 2. To 

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as in helping oneself from a 
family jslantation, or in conect- 
ing a child. 

Fa'avbvela, v. 1. to warm up, as 
cold food. 2. To ripen, as fruit 
by burying. 

Fa*avevb8i, V, to put in commo- 
tion, to make a disturbance^ 
redup. fa'aybsiyesl ''Ua tu'u 
fa^'aveHvesi Ufono, 

Fa*avevevevb, v. to be incom- 
pressible, as thatch. 

Fa'avi*ivi% v. to deal tenderly 
with, as a child ; not beating or 
harshly reproving it. 

Fa*avi*ivi% a, Uandishing. *0 

Fa^ayili, 8. the cross-stick and cord 
of the drill. 'O lo^u fa'avili. 

Fa'ayiu, V, to work the drill 

Fa'ayitasolo, V, to go from tree to 
tree in plucking the vi. Applied 
to one employed in task after 

Fa*ay6v680LO,W. to go about in 

Fa*ay6yotui6,| crowdsconfusedly. 
Lola mata*u i le moldy ne'i fa^a- 

Fakmb, 8. the name of a fish. 

Fai, v. 1. to do. Ta te ola *ea ? ni 
a mea ofai* 2. To say, to speak. 
Ona ^alaga lea o Tigilau, *ua 
fai atu. 3. To get, to obtain, to 
possess. *Ott te 8au net, *ou te 
fai fe^au. 4. To become, to be 
instead of. Avatu % laua e fai 
ma fa*ao80. 5. To make sail. 
Fai la, a tdtou ga^e^e. 6. To co- 
habit with. *Ua fai o Id diga. 
7. To commit incest or bestiality ; 
pasB. FAIA ; inten$, faifai ; pi, fai. 

Fai, 8, the stinging ray-fish. 

Fat. See Faimai. 

Fai, v. to abuse, to use bad lan- 
guage to ; pL FAFAi ; redup. fai- 
fai ; pa88. FAIA, faifaia. 

Fa% 8. the banana, plant and fruit. 
%». Mo*3 (Musa sp. pi.). 'O 

Fa% v. 1 . to break off, to pluck, as 
a leaf. *Ua U fa^i, *a *ua faii, 
2. To extract, as a tooth; to 

wrench off^ as the outrigger 
of a canoe; pH. fafa*i; tnten«. 

FA*1FA*I ; pa88, FA*IA, FA*IPA*IA. 

Fa*i, v. irreg. See Fa. Funa «, 
neHfdH 8du toiatau, 

Faia, ». 1. a bridge. 2. An enclo- 
sure. *0 le fdid o le nt**!*. 2. jig. 
A matrimonial or other alliance. 
*0 la Id efdid e tasi, 

Fai*a*ai, 8. a new settlement, a new 
village. It takes either o or a. 
*0 lonafai^a^ai ; *o Idna fai*a*a4. 
Ssfai^a''ai *eo e tcUatui 

Fai'ai, V, 1. to get food. 2. To 
bring up by hand, as a child. 

Fai'ai, 8. 1. the brain. *0 lona 
fdi*ai, 2. The cooked juice of 
the cocoa-nut *0 Idna fai'ai, 

FAi*Ai*rLU, 8, a native preparation 
of expressed cocoa-nut juice and 
breadfruit. Syn, TAUFOLOinn. 

Fai'aiga, 8. the consummation of 

Faiaiga, 8. the living together in 
a family. Sa *ou punopunou atu 
lava i si ata fdidiga. 

Fli*AiGA, V. to consummate mar- 
riage ; poM. fIi*aigaina. *-4 8du 
avd, po *o *'e fdiaigaina. 

Faiaina, v. to be overcome, to be 
worsted, in games or war, or con- 
tention of all kinds. ^Ua faiaina 
le aitu i lea mea. 

Fai*aiyale, v. to be slovenly. Syn. 


Faiao, a, property-getting, as hus- 
bands who are carpenters. H) 
tvf^u le tanefdiao. 

Faiauga, v. to be a makeshift. 

Faiaga, «. Malay, Anoa, to mock ; 
antics, playing the fool ; im- 
proper conduct generally. *0 
lona faiaga. 

Faiaga, v. to play antics, to act the 
fool ; to behave improperly. 

Faialuga. v. 1. to fiy high, as sea- 
birds when fish disappear. 2. To 
have one post higher than the 

Faiamitoa, v. to come in lime. 

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Yaiabo, 8, 1. a cannibal high chief, 

who claimed to have a man a 

day. 2. fig. An oppressor. 
Faiaso, v. to be a long time ago. 

^Uafdiaso na^ud, ona id Samoa. 
Faiatiga, 9. to quiz. Ua faiaiiga 

i iagata. 
Faiaya, v. lit. to get a wife, to 

Fa'iia, interj. That's it, exactly 

Faibsb, a. exceedingly good. 
Faiili, 8. a stinging ray-fish, the 

bone and skin of which are used 

as a rasp. 
Flioso, n. to forage, to seek food in 

war time. 
FAioeo, V. to prepare food for a 

Faiulu, 8, the teeth of a shark used 

for scissors or a lancet. ^Ua Ixigo 

i le /aiidu, ona tafa ai lea. *0 

Faiufu, W. to use bad lan- 

Faiupdhasua,/ guage ; to be abu- 
Faiuhu, 8. a cook. *0 le faiumu 

o le ali'i, 
Faiumu, v, to make or cook a baking 

of food. 
FAiuruif ATurrui, | v. one who uses 
Faiuputinamata,> cutting, satiri- 
Faiupusao*!, ) oal language. 
Faifai, v. redup. of fai, to become, 

to happen. 8yn. Peapea. 
Faifai, v. redup. of fai. 
Faifaiesb, to do a thing out of 

Faifaioata, a. redup. of faioata. 

Efaifaigatd le galuega. 
Faifaimalie, v. 1. to do a thing 

deliberately. 2. To act with 

Faifafie, v. to get firewood. 
Faifb^au, v. to go on a message. 
Faife*au, 8. a missionary, a pastor. 

(By an adaptation of the verb.) 
'0 lo Idiou faife^au. 
Faifesia, v. an a^logetic term 
used when dissentmg from other 

speakers. Ta /ai/e$ia i aU^i o le 

Faifetaui, v. to avenge. 
Fa^ifilifili, v. to choose the good 

<t leaves when plucking. Applied 

to choice of men to pull a canoe, 

Fa*ifuiniu, v. 1. to break off nut 

by nut in plucking cocoa-nuts. 

2. fig. To pick out an indivi- 
dual in order to punish. Ne^i 

fa^i/uiniu % h^u nei Fa^cudie- 

Faiga, 8. 1. the making, the doing. 

2. The getting. 3. Custom. '0 

le faiga o lenei atu nu*u. 
FliGA, «. I. an abusing; pi. faiga. 

'0 lou faiga. 2. Labour pains. 

ona faiga. 
Faiga, e. canoes which keep to- 
gether in racing. 
Faiga, a. diflicult. A contraotion 

of FAiG ATA, and used in compound 

words ; as, Tama-faigd, 
Fa*iga, 8. a joint, as the hip, &c. 

'0 le fa^'iga o le roe. 
Faiga'ai, 8. a feast. 
Faigamea, 8, 1. any occasion on 

wliich property is exchanged, as 

marriage, iiouse-building, &c 2. 

An inferior quality of property. 

8. fig. War. I a*u neifaigdmea, 

ma tatala le *au^afa. 
Faigapoi, 8. the playing the game 

otpoi (on Tutuila). 
Faigata, a. difficult. 
Faigofib, a. easy. 
Faigofib, v. to be easy to be done. 
Faila, v. to make sail, to hoist up 

the sail. Faila, a tdtou ga*€^e. 
Failauga, 8. an orator, a speaker. 

*0 le failauga o le nu^u. 
Failamatafaga^ to set sail as 

each canoe is ready, without 

waiting for one another. 
Failele, 8. a suckling woman, a 

wet nurse. 
Failele, v. to suckle, to nurse ; pi. 


Failelegau, 8. puerperal disease. 

Faimai, v. to come together. 

Faimaoina, 9. to do a thing un- 
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Faim ANu, «. a species of the /at. 

Faim ANU, «. a bird-catcher. 

Faihanufa'alogo, v. to obey. 

Faimata. 8yn, Faetoto. 

Faimata, 8. a bandage for the 
eyes. '0 le/aimaia a Lopa. 

Faina, v. pass, of pa, to borrow. 

Fainimasi, a jeering term applied 
to a man who courts a woman, 
but marries some other. 

Faipala, 8. 8yn, Faimanit. 

Fa'ifala, «. a ripe banana. On 
Tutuila for PA*iOTi. 

Fa'ipapIlagi, 9, an introduced 
kind of banana (Musa Gaven- 

Faipesega, v. to accompany music 
with singing. 

Faipo, v. to do at night. 

Faip5, v. to be long ago. 8yn. 

Faipona, v. to detract. 

Faipule, 8. a councillor, a ruler. 
FaipuU a le nu^u, 

Faisoa, «. 1. one who teaches the 
toa, 2. A man who has many 
in his family, and is thus ex- 
empted from the necessity of 
working, having others to work 
for him. 

Faisoa, %. an odd one, when count- 
ing by pairs. E limagdoa ma le 

Faiso'o, adv. continually. *0 aeo 

Faisua, «. food taken to relations 
when visiting in the neighbour- 
hood. '0 le faisua a le diga. 
Faisua, s. the clam fish. 

Fa*ita, v. methoughi See Fa. 
FaHta le mea fai fetalai, 

Faita*a, V, to commit fornication. 
Applied to women. 

Faita*aga, «. fornication. *0 Una 

Faita*i, conj. but, nevertheless. 
8yn, Peita*l 

Faitau, V, 1. to count. 2. To 
read. 3. To get leaves to cover 
in the oven ; pi. paitau. 

Fa*itapa, b. one particular banana 

• in a bunch. 

Faitala, v. 1. to give news. 2. 
To be a talebearer; pL of the 


le nu^u feoa% o mat i lua jai" 

Faitalia, v. impers, to do as one 
chooses. Faitalia lava a*u^ ne^i 

Faitalia, «. will, choice. '0 hma 
lava faitalia, 

Faitama, v. to be motherly, to 
take care of its young. 

Faitabia, v. to be set upon by 

Faitasiga, 8. a union, a combina- 
tion. ^Ua ma>ta*utuia ta>gaia i lo 
td lua*i faitasiga. 

Faitatau, v. to be ornamented 
with shells. *E te eva, aud se 
va*a faitatau. Byn. Taupule. 

Faitio, v. to be done under the 
eyes of those watohing for 
faults; pass, paitioina. E faitio 
*ea se taua o tagaiafola. 

Faitifaga, 8. a juggler. 

Faititili, 8. thunder. *Ua pd te 

Faititili, v. to thunder. 

Faito*aga, 8. a deliverer, a saviour. 
*0 le faito^aga o le nu*u. One 
who alfords protection to crimi- 
nals. See Fa*atutumalu. 

Fa'itoga, 8. one kind of the 

Faitoto, v. to take blood from the 
eye. A native surgical opera- 

Faitoto* A, s. a doorway. *0 le 
fale fditoto'a tasi. *0 lona fdi* 

Faitua, v. to lean upon. E fai' 
tua ia te *oe le Maile. 

Faiva, 8. 1. a fishing. Nai faiva 
o le Tiahay fau mat sa a*e ma 
sasa'a i le fisoa. 2. A trade, 
an occupation. *0 U faiva o 
tamaiane *o tau. 

Faivaaulima, 8. a reference to a 
club-matoh, in which blows ^ere 
given at random; fig. a depre- 
catory word when a speech was 
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Faivae, 8. a prawn with a small 

body and loug legs. 
Faiyalb, V, 1. to act nnbecom- 

ingly, to act scurvily. 2. To 

commit incest. 
Fag, v. to seize, to take violently, 

to rob ; pass, paoa, Na faoa le 

faletua o Tupuivao. 
Fag, 8, 1. a wooden peg, a nail. 

2. A kind of gouge nsed in mak- 
ing the sinnet-holes in canoes. 
*0 lonafao. 

Fag, v. to punch holes for the 
sinnet of a canoe. 

Fag, v. 1. to lie on the face. Fa- 
^arnau fao tuli mulpau, 2. To 
be turned bottom up, to be up- 
set. *Ua sohfa h tagi ^ua fao, 

3. To be neutral in war. 
Fag'auqxjtu, s, a small undecked 

canoe. *0 hna faoaugutu. 

Fag*ato, v. to pack in a basket. 

Fag*atg, 8. the children of Sa- 
fone, carried to a place of safety 
in baskets in time of a sudden 
attack. NeH le *auga le fao- 

Fag'olg, v. to entrench in a fort 

Fagpao, s, a long shell formerly 
used as a gouge in making the 
sinnet-holes for lashing together 
the planks of a canoe. 

Faopao, v. to nail. 

Faopale, V, to bring in, to cause 
to enter a house, a party bow- 
ing down in sign of submission, 
or in offering a very humble 
apologj (ifoga). 

Fagfana, 8. a screw. 

Fagpugati, v. to take refuge among 
the roots of a tree, as a wild hog 
at bay. 
' Faotane, V, to steal a husbarid, to 
deprive a woman of her husband 
by marrying him. 

Fagva*a, V, to put into a canoe 
(persons and things). 

Fau, 8. 1. the name of a tree 
(Hibiscus tiliaceus). 2. The 
string for tying up the hair. 
*0 lona fau. 3. The string 
attached to tbe leg of a tame 

pigeon. la eva i le fau, Gro 
loose, only restrained by law, 
as the pigeon by its string.. 4. 
Peculiar ways of fastening the 
fly fish-hook. 5. The beams iu 
the round end of a house. 
Fau, V, 1. to tie together, to fasten 
by tying. 2. To buQd, fastening 
by sinnet. '3. To build a wall 
(on Upolu) ; pass, fausia ; intensz 


Fa'u, v. See Fa*umai. 

Faua, s. saliva, spittle, as issuing 

from the mouth. ''O lona faua, 
Faua, v, to driveL 
Fauali*!, 8. a native custom in 

connection with the exchange of 

Faualgoa, 8, the Manuka name 

for fausogd (Pipturus propin- 

Fauataoalga, 8. 1. a species of 

indigenous cotton (Gfossypium 

sp.), and, 2. (Hibiscus tetra- 

Fauepa, V, 1. to prepare the fine 

mats on which a dead chief is 

laid in state. 2. fig. To be 

Faugla, V, to calculate on long lifet 
Fauui, 8. the name of a tree 

(Trema cannabina). 
Fauuta, 8, the name of a plant 

(Maoutia Australis). 
Faupa*apaleqa, V. to betroth a 

Faupau, V, 1. To fasten on, to tie 

together. 2. To feel sick. 
Faupautane, V, to betroth a 

Faupanua, 8. a pig, so called be- 
fore chiefs. Syn. Vaepa, Algu. 
Faupautu, 8. the lon^ huir tied up 

in a knot. 
Faupili, 8, a cord used' by women 

to fasten on their burdens. *0 

Faupilita, v. lit. to use the faufiU 

to drive off flies; fig,' to come 

back empty-handed. 
Faupilg, 8, perineum, of a man. 

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Fautdna*!, v. to hide in the heart 
Faumai na sa faufunaH. 

Faugata, o. 1. difficnlt to be 
brought to obey the string, of a 
trained pigeon. 2. Disob^ient. 

Faula*!, v. to be heaped up, to 
abound ; pi. paulala*i. 

Faula'ioa, 8. a heap. *0 Ufaida- 
Hga a ma*a, 

Faulalo, «. the lowest /a« in a 

Faulalo, v. to advise, to intercede ; 
paM. FAULALOA. E mamolu, e le 
faulaeoa, Syn. Fautua. 

Faulalo, v. 1. to fasten on the 
outrigger so that the canoe may 
lie flat in the water. 2. To de- 
mean oneself, to humble oneself. 

Faulalo, s, the name of a fish. 
Syn. Masefau. 

Faulalogata, v. to be unper- 

Faulualua, V, to bind two together, 
as two canoes, &c. 

Fa'umai, V, impere. it is said. 
Fa^umai $a a'e ma sasa^a i le 

Faumau, V, to hold firmly, to stick 
to, as an opinion. 

Faumualulu, «. a head-band. 

Fa*upa, 8. a fish's name. Syn, 


Faupata, «. the name of a plant 
from which the white mat and 
string are made (Gvpholophus 
macrocephalus, Weddel; BDch- 
meria Harveyi, Seem.). 

Faupu*e, r. to be heaped up, to be 
abundant. Byn, Faula*i; pi, 
FAUPUPU*B. * Va faupu^e taumafa 
tali a*e sa Tagaloa. 

Faupu*ega,». aheap* *0 le/aupu- 
*ega a mea, 

Fausa, 8. 1. the woof. *0 le fausa 
o le He, 2. A bundle of tawme or 
dry leaves made up into a torch 
for fishing. 

Fausaqa, 8, a fastening. 

Fausagai'u, 8, the end fastening of 
the boiiito flyhook. 

Fausagaloto, «. the middle fas- 
tening of the bonito flyhook. 

Fausala, v. to fasten wrong the 
bonito flyhook. ^ le pa *^ua 

Fausoga, 8, the name of a plant 
(Plpturus propinquus). 

Fautanb, v. to tetroth a daughter ; 
intens. faufautake. 

Fautu, 8. the name of one kind of 
fau (Hibiscus tiliaoeus). 

Fautua, v, to intercede. Tau ina 
*ua *uma fautua ma faulalo, 
Syn, Faulalo. 

Fautu'uaina, v. to be unrestrained, 
to be unchecked ; of a child left 
to take its own way, or an Ob- 
stinate man. 

Fauvae, 8, the rope at the foot of a 
fishing-net. %n. Afayae. 

Fautaemanu'a, 8, fau which has 
been trodden on by birds, and so 
unfit for making fine mats : com- 
pared to common people, who die 
uncared for. 

Fafa, V, to carry a person on the 

Fafa, 8, the Samoan hades. Ind 
gogolo i le fafa, 

Fafa, 8, 1. tare tops denuded of 
the leaves and stalks. 2. Cooked 
food taken to a fisherman pre- 
paratory to committing a fishing 
canoe to him. S. Hoarseness. 
4. The name of a native dish of 
food on Upolu. 

Fafai, V, 1. to get taro from the 
plantation. 2. To scrape ofiT 
the outer bark of tutuga, 8. jL 
of FAi, to abuse. 

FaFA*I, V, pi, of FA*L 

Fafaimata, V, to put out the eyes 
(as of pigeons, &c.). 

Fafao, v. 1. to pads in a basket. 
E fafojo % 86 *'ato, *a *«a le *ai 
lava, 2. To thrust the arm 
into a sleeve; pass, faoa and 


Fafau, V, to lash on, to fasten 
with sinnet, as an adze to its 
handle, an outrigger to a canoe, 

Fafaga, v. to feed ; pass, fagaina. 

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: burden, carried strapped to her 

Fafaou, v. to waken, to rouse 

from sleep; poM, fIgua; dimin. 

FAGUFAGU. Ona fdgufagu lea, 

Funa 8ina, 
Fafali (indecent), v, to wife after 

Fafano, v. 1. to wash the hands 

and rinse the month. Au mat 

86 vaiy eeH ou fafano, 2. To 

miscarry, to abort. 
Fafano, v. to make small by 

stretching, as sinnet. 
Fafasa, a, foolish, mad, crazed. 
Fafasa, v. to be foolish, to be mad, 

to be delirions. 
Fafasi, v. 1. to force open, as the 

mouth, 'shellfish, &o, 2. pi, of 

PA8I, to beat. 

FaFATI, v. pi of FATI. 
FaFATU, V, pi. of FATU. 

Fafib, 8. firewood. *0 lanafafie. 

Fafine, 8, I. a woman. Malay, 
Bnn. 2. A wife. *0 lo mdtou 
fafine, Maiay^ Bawine. 3. A 
female. ^ 

Fafo, prep, outside. *0 lo'o ifafo. 

Paga, «. 1. a bay. *0 U fam. o le 
' nu^u. 2. A fish-trap. *0 Idna 
fa^a, 3. A very acrid variety of 

Fag A. See Lefaga. 

Faga, 8, from fa, to borrow ; a 
borrowing. *0 lefaga va*a, 

Faga*au, 8. a piece of cloth wound 
round the waist 

Fagaea, a. four score (nuts). 

Fagai, 8. the hiding-place of a bird- 

Fagaifata, V, to feed on a raised 
bed. Ua fagaifata, Sinatuele, 

Faga*ilupe, 8. lit the pigton feed- 
ing; about 9 o'clock a.h. Ua 
faga'ilupe le la, 

Fagafao, 8, a pet animal fed in the 
house. O Idna fagafao, 

Faoafaga, 8, the hair over the 
temples. E leai ni fagafa^a o 

Fagaoa, a, eight (young pigs, nuts, 

Fagafaga, «. I. a small bay. 2. 

One kind of ti. 
Fagafagalasi, v. to have many 

topics in a speech. 
Fagafulu, a, forty. 
Fagaga, 8, from fafaga, to feed ; 

a herd. 
Fagalau, a. four hundred. 
Fagalauoneone, lit, a bay with a 

sandy beach ; to be at peace. 
Fagaloa, 8. 1. a deep bay. 2. One 

variety of taro, 
FAgamoa, 8. a hencoop. 
Fagamoa, V, to feed fowls. 
Fagapua'a, v. to feed pigs. 
Fagapufu, V, lit, a bay with a rocky 

shore ; to be at variance. 
Fagasa, 8, one species of ti, 
Fagatasi, 8. 8yn. Ta*atasi. 
Fagatua, v. to wrestle. 
Fagatuaga, 8. a wrestling. *0 lo 

Fagono, 8. a tale intermingled wi4h 

Fagono, inter, applied to a boaster. 
Fagota, V, to fish ; pi, fagogota ; 


Fagotaga, 8. a fishing. *0 idna 

Fagu, 8. 1. a small species of gourd. 
2, The fruit of the gourd used as 
an oU-bottle. 3. A bottle. '0 
Idna faga, Malay, Sangka. 

Fagcfagu, v. dim. of fafagu. 

Fagufagu, 8. a flute. *0 Idna fagu- 

Fagumau, v. to bottle up safely. 
la matud fagumau lava, 

Fala, 8. a tree from the leaves of 
which mats are made (Pandanus). 
2. A mat. *0 Una fala, 3. A 
pineapple. *0 Idna fala. Also 

called FALA*AINA. 

Fala, v. See Faala. 

Fala*o*oto, 8. duckweed. 

Fala*ula, 8. 1. one kind of fala. 
*A naunau i le fala^ula, 2. The 
name of one kind of shellfish at 

Falafala, 8. an old mat. 

Falafalana'I, v. to lie down, to 
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recline. A term of respect. Ind 

falafalanaH ane ia. 
Falaga, 8, properly faalaqa, from 

faala; the clearing out of the 

hole in which a taro is planted. 

^Olana falaga, 
Falaga, b. the name of a tree (Bar- 

ringtonia Samoensis). 
Falag AUA, 8. a species of fala. In- 
troduced (Ananassa satiya). 
FAlala, v. to be aslant 
Falala, $, the name of a fish haying 

a spiny horn on the head. 
FALALnj"!, 8. a fine kind of sleeping 

Falamoe, 8, a sleeping mat *0 

lona falamoe. 
Falapapalagi, 8. pineapple. 
Falatea, 8. a species of fala 

(Ananassa sativa var. prolifera). 
Falatoga, 8. a sleeping mat. %n. 

Fale, 8. 1. a house. 2. An umbrella. 

*0 lona f ale. 
Fale, V, to dwell in, to if in a 

Fale, prep, within, inside, indoors. 
Falea, a. full of houses. 
Faleaina, 8, an inhabited house. 
Faleaitu, 8, a comedy. 
Fal£aut5, 8. a stranger, an alien, 

a person residing away from his 

own village. 
FaleafI, 8. a strong house, to stand 

Faleafei, a house that has been 

cleaned and prepared. Tofo i le 

faleafei. Solo. 
Faleali^i, 8. 1. a feast at the time 

of getting paloh. 2. Ckunes on 

a large scale. 
Falealili, v. to be disappointed. 
Ta te fia falealili ai. Origin- 
ally, to desire and yet not desire 

to live at Falealili, because they 

killed strangers there. 
Falealo, 8, children of a chief by 

different wives. 
Faleapifagota, 8. a hut for fishers. 
Fale*b8E, a cooking-house. Instead 

of umu before chiefe. 8yn. Fale- 


Fals'isba, V, to dwell apart, as a 

sick person, or a husband driven 

away by his wife. 
Falx'oa, «. a store, a shop. *0 l&na 

Faleo*o, 8. a small back house. *0 

lona f oleoma. 
Faleola, 8, 1. a house built of 

olamea, 2. Offspring all living ; 

opp. to falegase. 
Fale*oloa, 8, See Fale'oa. 
Faleui, 8, a privy. 
Faleuli, 8. a cooking-house. 8yn, 

Fale'ese, Tunoa. 
Falb^ulu, 8. a house made of the 

breadfimit wood. 
Faleulupo*o, 8. a cave full of skulls. 

Savali, tau aiu i le faleuLup&o, 
Faleupolu, 8. the body of citizens, 

the people; a term of respect 

instead of nu*u. Filifila ia lo 

tdtou faleupolu i ali^i na e Jua. 
Falbfa, 8, a union of four villages. 
Falefa'afolau, s. a house noueide 

like an afclau, 
Falefa^alaufao, 8, a house made 

of laufao, 
Falefale, 8, placenta; perhaps so 

called from fale, from the native 

belief that the fcetus was inside 

of it. 8yn, Fanua. 
Falegase, «. 1. offspring all dying ; 

opp. to FALEOLA. 2. Things taken 

from a family by their aitu, and 

buried to bring misfortune or 

Falelaupola, 8, a house of cocoa- 
nut leaves. 
Falelalaga, 8. a house for ladies 

to plait fine mats in. 
Falelauasi, V, lit, to be in a house 

of sandal-wood ; to bury. Applied 

to chiefs. 
Falelima, 8. five divisions of a town. 
Falema'a, 8. a stone house. 
Falema*o, 8. a house made of ma*0* 
Falemoa, 8. a fowl house. 
Falbmua, 8, the name of one 8^ 

Faleniu, 8. a house in which the 

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Falepa, 8. a palolo feast. Syn, 

Falepuepui, ». a prison. 

Falepulb, 8. a name of the pule, or 
ruling, towns, Safotulafai and Sa- 
leaula. 8yn, Falbtufuga. 

Falepukaoa, 8. the malae in Falea- 
lili. If parties seeking assistance 
in war entered it they were re- 
ceived. UatUufialefalepunaoa, 

Falesae, 8. a house built of split 
sticks, a good house. 

Falbseu, 8. 1. a house built on a 
favourable spot in the bush for 
pigeon-catching. 2. An apolo- 
getic word for speaking with 
Uie mouth full. *0 le falewv, le 

Faleta'a, 8. a brothel. 

Faletabaqeleafiafi, he who sits 
idly in his house in the morning 
will be hungiy at night. Applied 
to a lazy man. 

Faletalimalo, 8. the house for 

Falbtama, 8. the children of a 

Faletelb, 8. the large house of 
a family or village in which 
visitors are received; the house 
of the head of the family ; opp. 

to FALBO*0. 

FIlbtblb, t7. to be not very large. 

Falbto'a, 8. a chiefs sleeping- 

Faletofa. Syn. Faleto*a. 

Falbtolu, 8. a union of three 

Falbtolu, v. to unite together, of 
three villages. 

Faletu, 8. the house of the head of 
a family ; opp. to faleo'o. 

Falbtua, 8. 1. a small back house. 
2. A chiefs wife. *0 lanafaMua. 

Faletufuga, 8. Syn. Falepulb. 

Falbtuli, v. not to be earnest in 
driving away. 

Faleva'ai, 8. the middle house on 
a tia for catching pigeons. 

Falevao, 8. a house made of com- 
mon wood ; opp. io falb*ijlu. 

Falevali, 8. a plastered house. 

FIlL 8. a species of grass. Ind ta 

8oli le f&li. 
Fali, 8. coitio. 
Faliu, v. to turn, as the sun after 

Faliu, v. to turn the head, to look 

Falipitopito, 8. the name of a fish, 

Euph. i'aigovalet and on Upolu, 

Falo, v. to stretch out ; redup, 


Falua, v. to shed down. TafaJua 

% le liu o le va^a. . 
FIlute, v. to gather up evenly, as 

the ends of ti leaves in making 

a titty or pieces of native cloth, 

sheets of paper, &c. ; pL falutb ; 

redup. falutelutb. 
Faka, 8. 1. a gun, Malay , Panah. 

2. A syringe. *0 lanafaiuu 
Fana, v. 1. to shoot. 2. To 

syringe; pas8. fanaia; redup, 

FANAFANA. E fana le faiu, *a e 

tu^u le manu. 
Fana, 8. a mast. '0 le fana o le 

Fana' ASA, v. to shoot beside the 

mark, to miss. 
FIna'e, v. to rise, of the moon. 

Le malamay e fdna^e ma sau i 

Fana*b, v. to rise, of the tide ; re- 
dup. fana*ena*b, to commence to 

Fana*b, a. rising, of the tide. 2, 

High, of the tide. 
Fana'bga, 8. a number of aitu pos* 

sessing one person. 
Fana'ela, v. to miss in shooting. 

Syn. Fana* ASA. 
Fana'elb^ele, 8. the moon as if 

rising from the earth just after 

Fanaeilele, 8. fourth day from 

full moon, on which land crabs 
are caught. 
Fana*ena*e. See Fana*b. 
Fana'btutu, v. to be full-tide. 
Fanai*a, 8. dynamite, a name given 

to it from its use in taking nsh. 
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Fana'io, «. the name of a tree. 8yn, 


Fanau, v. to bring forth young. 
2. To be bom. 3. To exude 
gum; pi, PANANAu; pais, pa- 
naua; intens, panapanau. '0 
U sega na Idfanaua. 

Fanau, 9. offspring, cliildren. *0 
lana fdnau. 

Fanau, «. a bow. Syn, Aupana. 

Fanauga, ». 1. child-bearing. *0 
hnafdnauga, 2. Offspring. *0 
Idna fanauga. 

Fanaulbau, V, to bring forth pre- 

Fanaxjpalasi, v. to have children 
in quick succession. 

Fanause'ela, 8, a foot presentation 
in childbirth. 

Fanapana, v. 1. to fire off guns re- 
peatedly, 2. To go out shooting. 

Fanapanaoa, 8. 1. a shooting. 2. 
The things shot, *0 Idna fana- 

Fanapanua, 8. a cannon. *0 Idna 

Fanamanu, «. 1. a fowling-piece. 
2. Indian shot (Ganna Indica). 

FXnasi, v. to doctor the eye ; pass. 


Fanata'ai, 8. a rifle. 

Fana VALE, v. to shoot boside the 

mark, to miss. 8yn. Fana*ela, 

Fanene. See Manenb. 
Faniu, 8. the large plank next the 

keel of a double canoe. 
Fang, v. to die, to perish. Efano 

le pa^a i lona vae. 
Fang, adv, along, passing along. 

^Ua ta^ifano, . 
Fangauluqa, v. to die off one 

after another, as a husband and 

a wife. 
Fangalgu, v. slimy diarrhoea. 
Fano'ele^ele, v. to be eclipsed, 

of the moon. 8yn. Gase'ele- 


Fangpang, v. to wash the hands, 

to chiefs for papano. 
Fanggalealu, v. going abreast, as 

canoes racing. *8oia, vfl. tuuna 

lo outou va*a^ E Uai lava, o le 

Fangloa, 8. the moon not visible. 
Fanu. See Manu. 
Fanua, Malay, Benua, s. 1. land. 

*0 lo tdtou fanua nei *ua sa. 2. 

The fastening of the bonito-hook. * 

3. Placenta. 
Fanvabiamala, 8. the name of a 

tree (Carumbrium populifohum). 

Fanuatanu, 8. a stone pavement. 
*0 lona fanttaianu. 

Fanuga, a. most excellent. E tan 
lefale ua fanuga, 

Fasa, 8. the name of a tree (Pan- 

Fasa, a. foolish, mad, crazy, de- 
lirious ; redup. papasa. 

Fasa, v. to to foolish, mad, or 
delirious ; redup. papasa. 

FIsi, V. 1. to beat. 2. To kill, 
especially of animals; pasigti, 
usually of men; pi. papasi; 
intens. pasipasi ; pass, pasia ; 
pi. pasia. 

FIsi, 8. 1. a beating. 2. A killing, 
slaughter. *Ua to le fasi^ used 
when, in a quarrel or in war, the 
results are fatal. 

Fasi, v. to split. 

Fasi, «. 1. a piece. *0 Idna fdsi 
talo. 2. A place. 8. Private 
parts. '0 lona fdsi. Syn. Mea. 

Fasigti, v. to kill, of perhons. 

FAsiPASi, V. 1. to split in pieces; 
redup, from pasi. 2. To con- 
tinue to beat ; redup. of pIsl 

Fasiga, 8. a beating. '0 lona 

Fasiluaina, v. to split in two. 
^Ua fdsUuaina e le pou *o Id 
tinOf ona tete^a *e8e at tea, 

FlsiTuiNA, V. lit, to be beaten 
standing ; to be attacked and not 
able to reply. 

Fata, «. 1. a raised house for 
storing yams in. ^ Idna fata ufi. 
2. A shelf. 3. A hand-barrow. 

4. A bier. *0 lona fata, 5. 
A litter. 

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Fatai, V, to sit cross-legged; pt 


Fatafata, $, the chest, breast 
*0 lon(\fatafata, 

Fataoa, 8, the carrying on a fata. 

Fatalele, 8. 1. a part of the old 
Samoaii double canoe. 2. An 
eminence. 3. A blu£f point 

Fatamanu, 8. a scaffold for liouso- 
bnilding, fto. *0 le fatamanu o 

Fataniga, 8. 1. a bird's nest 2. 
A number of snakes inter- 

Fatataioa, 8, lit a sitting to- 
gether cross-legged; the chiefs 
and heads of families who com- 
pose the council *0 le fata- 
taiga o aZi'L 

Fati, «. a tune. *0 UmafatL 

Fati, v. 1. To break, as waves. 
*A gain fatia Si^unau. 2. To 
break off, as twigs of trees. * A 
fatifati is pua vi'% Tigilau. 3. 
To return. A depreciatory 
term. *[7a *ott toe fati mat. 
4. To be angry. Applied in 
anger to an aitu, Natonu le 
atua 'ua fati. 5. To cease, as 
a call-bird ceasing to cry so as 
to attract other birds; or as 
a tame decoy pigeon ceasing 
to fly about to attract other 
pigeons : fig. applied to a per- 
son leaving a family in dis^^ust ; 
pi. PAFATi; pa88. FATI a; redwp. 
fatifati; redp. fbfatifatia*l 

FatiaIsta, tL to have a relapse, of 
sickni ss. 

Fatiatama'i, 8. uncrennesses in 
the ground, abrupt rocks stand- 
ing in the road. 

Fatdtua. See Fatitua. 

Fatioo, V, to break (of a wave), 
reaching to the beach. 

Fatiuli, t?. lit to break off the 
taro shoots ; to steal ; a jocular 
terra, because the thief in his 
habte pulls off the sboots and 
leaves the root of the taro. 

Fatiuli, 8. a thief. See the verb. 

FATiFAtiALA, V. lit to break off 

boughs in the road; to be near 

the birth. 
Fatimatao, 8. the name of a tree. 
Fatipaumasunu, V, to break off 

the branches of the pau, leaving 

the fruit to ripen on the ground; 

fig. to die. 
Fatipo, v. to be shady. Only in 

poetry. E fatipo Unei malu e. 
Fatisosob, V, lit. to bre^k off 

the 8oe8oe (young taro shoots) 

in haste; to steaL Sj/n. Fa*' 


Fatitou, V, lit to break off short, 
as the tou tree. 1. To break, 
of a crested wavei. 2. To die 

Fatitua, V, to alter plans, to 
change the mind. 

Fato, v. to eat. Only used in 
abuse. %». Va*o. 

Fatu, Malay, Batu, «. 1. a stone. 
*0 ona fata, 2. The core or stone 
of fruit 3. Seeds. 4. The 
heart Not the affections. 5. 
The gizzard. 6. A song. ^0 
,lanajatu. ''^E ta^i le fatu male 
eleele" Sayii^ on death of a 
a chief. 

FATr, a. hard; applied to some 
kinds of wood, as faufatu, /m*o- 

Fatu, t?. 1. to make a titi, ^XJa 
le fatua ae nau. 2. To com- 
mence plaiting. 3. To fasten 
floats to a net 4. To compose 
a song. 5. To raise a false re- 
port ; pa88. fatua. 

Fatua* AFA, «. strings of sinnet laid 
on evenly upon the beams of a 
house. Applied to doing a 
thing agaisi which is already 

Fatua*!, v. to lay up in the me*. 
movy; to compose and commit' 
to memory. 

Fatuaiga, «. domestic work, caus- 
ing fatigue. 

Fatuaiga*upu, v. to be pained with 
much scolding. 

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I'atualatai, «. a traditionary stone. 
la natia ifo ifaiualavai. 

Fatvamo, «. the part of tbe shoulder 
on which the burthen rests. *0 

I'atuamoa, v. 1. to haye a swollen 
shoulder from bearing burdens. 
• 2. To be hard-worked. 

Fatu*amu, 8. a heap of *awiii col- 
lected in the lagoon to attract fish. 

Fatuati, ». a heap of stones in 
the lagoon to attract fish. *0 
Idna /atuati. 

Fatu^ulu, v. 1. to thatdi over 
old thatd). 2. To store up 
grievances. ' 

Fatupala, ». a variety of bread- 

FiTUFATU, j- V, 1. To fold up. 

Fatupatua% > 2. To lay up 

Fatupatui, I words, to com- 

' pose and commit to memory. 
3. To ponder carefully, 

Fatupatua, a. stony, having small 

Fatufetu*u, i». 1. to overlap; like 
the scales of a fish, the leaves of 
a titi, &G, 2. To be of different 
ages. *0 le alaalafaga fatu- 

Fattjfua, v. to raise a false report, 
to accuse falsely. 

Fatuga, 9. the timbers to which 
the purlins of a house are 
fastened. Fatuga o lefale, 

Fatuga*o, 8. the kidneys. '0 ona 

Fatugugu, 8. a fatty tumour. *0 
Uma fatugugu. 

Fatulau, ». old thatch. 

Fatulalo, 8, the under row of ti 
leaves in a titi, *Ua lotoi lautt 

Fatulogonoa, 8, a measure ex- 
tending from the bend of the 
elbow to the tips of the fingers 
on the opposite Land. Syn. 

Fatxjmanava, 8. the motion of the 
heart. *0 lona fatumanava, 

Fatumataxj, «. a worn-out hatchet. 
*0 Idna fatwnatau. 

Fatupbsb, 8, a poet. *0 lefaiupese 

o le nt^u. 
Fatupona, 8. a fault which causes 

a game to break off. Titu ia te 

*oe le fatupona, 
Fatustva, 8. a poet. Syn, Fatu- 


Fatusulu, 8, the end of a to^h 
which is burnt out. 

Fatutau, v. to devise, plan, as in 
war. Ua faiutau pea i aso umOf 
ma togafau. 

Fatuto% 8. a worn-out hatchet 
'O IdnafatvtoH. 

Fatutu. 8. 1. a heap of stones in 
the lagoon, left for a long time 
undisturbed. 2. A firm rock, 
3. An industrious man. 

FATUTAi«EAy to ezpectorato from a 

FiTuvALr, 8. an inferior 8iapo, 
'0 Idna fatuvalu. 

F«, a prefix to verbs, with i, a% 
ta% aniy &c., suffixed. It usually 
denotes reciprocal action ; but in 
some instances it only forms a 

Fea, adv, where ? 

Fea*aa*aa*i, ir. from a* a, to be inter- 
connected as families. Syn, Fe- 


Fb'a'bi, v. pL of A*B, to climb. 
.Fe*ai, v. to be fierce, savage. 
Fe*ai, o. fierce, savage. 
Feao, v. to keep another company, 

to guard, to protect. *l/b futu 

lefeao ma ahfa. 
Fbacwa% V, recip. of ao, to collect 

together from different places. 

Nai^auva^a feaofa% *o lo^o filo id 

Feaoga, 8. a guard. E fai ma 

feaogo i le la^iltta, 
FE-Ar, 8. a message. * Idna fe^atf, 

Pe 86 a lefe*au puapuagd. 
Fe'au, v. to send for. 
Fb'ausi, v. pi, of *A*AU, to swim. 
Fe'afe'a, 8. entrails of the bonita 

Feagai, V, 1. to be opposite to each 

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good terms ; as a chief with his 
pie, or a minister with his 

Feaoa'i, v. recip. from aoa ; to go 
np and down, buckwards and 

Feaqaiga, «. 1. an established 
relationship between diflferent 
pwtrties, as between brothers and 
sisters and their children. Lota 
iwafafine le feagaiga. Also be- 
tween chiefs and their tuldfale, 
2. An agreement, a covenant. A 
lately adopted meaning. *0 la Id 

Fe^alasi, v. pi. of 'a'ala, to smart. 

Fbalata% V, from ala, to arise, to 
spring up. on all sides, as rumours 
of war, &c. 

Fbaloa% v. recip, of alga, to 
mutuall]^ pay respect to; poM, 


Fealga*iga, «. a mutual showing of 

Fb*alg*algfa% v. recip. of *alg, to 
* evade, to make excuses. 
Fb*alopa% v. to commit adultery or 

fornication secretly. E le gata 

i Safaia onaf&alofaH a% *o Mdta- 

*fUia ma le tamaitaH. 
Fealgfa% V, pi, of ALG, to paddle. 
FiALGFANi, V. reeip. of alofa, to 

love mutually. 

Fe*ALGFI, v. pi of *ALG. 
FSALUA*!, ) . J. . 

Fi^uilA'i, } "• '■'^•i'- °^ ^''« *» 8° 
about, to go up and down, to 
walk backwards and forwards; 


Feanu, V, to spit. 

Feapata% v. to interlace, as 
branches of a tree. *' FeapataH 
mat ona Ja," MttO. 8yn. FesauaI. 

Feasofa*!, V, to rush upon, to run 
madly about. 

Fbasogi, v. to salute by rubbing 

Fb*atani, V, pi. of *ATA, to laugh. 

Tapita ma toufe^aiani. 
Fbava*i, v. reeip, of ava, to show 

mutual respect. 

Fbataua^ v. to be in an uproar, 

to be all talking together, to 

Fe'Iyea*!, V, from *ATX, to be a 

Fe'avea% v. reeip. of *ave, to take 

about ; redup. fe*avb'avea*i ; pa$$. 


FEAyiTiA% V. to tell a tale ia 
different ways, to prevaricate. 
From Avm. 

Fe'b, 8. the cuttlefish (Octopus). 

Fe'buta, 8. a yellow spider. 

Fe*efe*e, s. the elephantiisis. 

Fe*efe'ea, v. to have/6*e/e'c. 

Fe*epe*elauvai, v. to be dropsical. 

Fe'efe'etgliu, s. elephantiasis foil* 
ing on internal organs. 

Fe'eli, it. pi. of *ELi, to pull hard in 
paddling a canoe. 

Febtietia*!, v. to be driven from post 
to pillar, to be sent on diffe- 
rent messages at the same time, 
to be puzzled. 

Fe*ia, 8. ornamentally - marked 
native cloth. 

Fei*i, 8. a younger brother who 
quarrels with his older brother. 

Feilga*!, v. recip. oi ilga, to see 
one another ; redup. feilgilga*i. 

Feingfa% v. to demand mutually ; 
from iNGiNG. 

Feitaga% v. from tta, to hate 

Feitatani, v. pi. of riA, to hate. 

Fb*itb*itea*i, v. to see indistinctly, 
as at twilight, to be distinguish- 
able. *l7a f&ite^itea^i aitu ma 

Fe'itetele, 8. tlie moon a little 
past full. «0 le f&iUtde o le 

Fe^itetele, v. to be a little past the 
full, of the moon. 

Feiti, v. to copulate. 

Fe*ge*gba% v. to love one another. 

Fbga'i, v. to walk with, to go about 

Fegfbg, 8. branching coral. 

Fbgpga*!, v. recip. from gfo, to 
greet mutually. 

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to be moderated, to be improved, 
to be better. 

Fe080PA*I, pi. of OSOPAI. 

Fbosofi. v. pi. of 080, to jump. 
Feosqfi ane Ha, *o le a saei. 

Feu, a. pungent, acrid. 

Feu, v. 1. to bite ; pi. of u, 2. To be 

acrid, pungent. 
Fbualoloa*!, v. recip. of ualolo, to 

pass and repass in crowds. 
FbVua*i, v. redp. of u*u, to grasp 

Feu*ua% v. ^ 1. to jostle. 2. To 
Feu'una*!, V, ) move budcwaids 
. and forwards, as a boundary. 
Fbufeu, a. 1. tougb, of meat. 2. 

Hard to split, as firewood. 
Feula, v. from tdcu, to blow up, as 

the fire with the mouth. 
Fe^uma'iga, 8. from Vu, a grasping 

of hands. Ne'i taufa^aldea i la 

tdtou fe^uma'iga. 
Feui«a*iga, «. friendly intercourse 

between families. See *Umi, «. 
Fe'upua% v. from ^upu, to wrangle. 
Feusua'igapa, v. to intermarry. 
Feutuutu, f, to pour from one 

bottle to another. ** Ua tagi/eu- 

tuutu lefafijie" 

FeUTUPA*!, v. pi. of UTU, to fill 

bottles, to draw water. ^Ua 

feutufaH fa^avaa^mSmS. 
Fepa*aaloa% v. from dloa, to show 

mutual respect. 8yn. Feata*i. 
FefIloai, v. 1. to pull at the 

opposite ends of a rope. 2. To 

Fefa*amapa»apana*i, v. to en- 
courage mutually. 
Fefb, 8. fear. *0 lona fefe, Syn. 

Fefe, v. 1. to be; wrinkled, to be 

shrivelled. 2. To be afraid; pL 

fefepb. 8yn. Mata*u. 
Fefeu, a. tough. 
Fefega. See Fefe. 
Fefela, V. verbum ob&cenissimum. 
Fefena, a. touglu 
Fepete, v. 1. to be puffed up, to 

be swollen, to be distended. 2. 

fig. To be inflated, as the heart 

with pride, 
Fepiloi, v. to mix ; from filo. 
Fefinaua*!, v. recip. from finau, 

to contend together. 
Fepisipisia*!, v. recip. from ii " 

1. to entwine, sis creepers. 2. '\ 
bo interconnected, as families. 
Syn. Fea*aa*aa*t. 

FBro*iFO*iA*i, V. to be fickle. 

Fefugafuoani, V, to distcLboto 
property or food im|wrtially so 
ns to ayoid offisBce. 

Fefulhtua, v. to turn back to 
back before beginning a club 

Fegalegalea'i, t7. 1. to be driven, 
first one army, and then the 
other. 2. To go about to feasts 
in difiereut villages. 3. To dwell 
in peace, of families. 

Feganavai, v. recip. of gaoana, to 
speak to one another. Le nu'u e 
le iloa feganavai. 

Fegaogaoa'i, 8. mutual abuse. 

Fegauia*!, ». to have many frac- 

Feoenota*!, recip, of geno, to wink 
at one another. 

Fego, v. to look covetously. Na te 
fego mea lelei uma efai mona. 

Feguigui, v. to talk in a low tone. 

Fela, 8. 1. ectropion. 2. The eye. 
Only in abuse. 

Fela, v. to pull down the under 
eyelid, equivalent to a charge 
of adultery to the person before 
whom it is done ; pi. fbfela. 

.Fela*u, v. 1. to scratch, ns a cat 

2. To scrateh indecently; pass. 

Felaulau, v. to sail about 
Felaulaua'i, V, recip. of Lailau, 

1. to spread out quickly, as food. 

2. To bring various charge9 
against a person. 

Felaulaua'i, recip. of laulau. 
Fela*ula*ua% v. redp. from la'u, 

1. to carry off. 2. To be a tell* 

Felaulautasi, v. to be the one 

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place, none contending with him 
for the privilege of speaking. *0 
86 mdlo tu i Mails ma Salafai- 
faiga, ind fdatilautaBi ai ^oe, 

Felafela, v. to sleep with the legs 
wide apart. Indecent. 

Fblapolafoa% v. recip. of lapo, to 
deliberate, lit to toss the matter 
to and fro. 

Felaqolagoma'i, V, recip, of laoo* 
lago, to lean to, to depend on 
one another. 

Felapa^ioa, 8, a warning, *0 toe 
felapa^iga nei, 

Felata*!, V, pi, redp, of lata, to 
to be near together. 

FEiiAVASA*!, r. to be intercrossed, 
to be one across another. 

Felavef, 1 v. to be inter- 

Felavelavea'i, / twined, to be 
intricate, to be involved. 

Felei, v. to fly at, as a hen ; pass, 

Felefele, a, 1. bnshy, of trees, 
hair, &c. 2. Complicated, in- 
volved, of wind. 

Felefele, v, 1. to be busby. 2. 
To be complicated, to be in- 
volved, intricate. 

Fblefelela.. 8yn. Taha. Of 

FeLELEI, V, pi, of LELB, to fly. 

Felo, a. light yellow. Ua feh le 

Fbloua*!, V, to bend in one direc- 
tion and then in another. Ap- 
plied to contentions. Talu ai na 
'jfelouaH nu^u. — Solo. 

Felogoa'i, v. recip. of logo, to 
make known from one to another. 

Fblooologoi. Syn. felogoa*l 

Felosia*!, V, recip. of losilosi, to 
be jealous of one another. la 
te^a lefelosia^i, 

Felotola.'!, v. to be intermixed. 

Feluani, v. from Zwa, two. 1. to 
go two together. 2, To sound 

. together, as two trumpet-shells. 

Feluea*!, v. pi. of LUE, to sbako 
about, as the head. 

Felxj*la.*i, V. recip. of lu*i, to 
challenge one another. 

Felxj'ulxj*u, V, pi, of lulu*u, to fill 
the bands with several different 

Femaomaooa'i, v. recip, of mad, to 
do mutually a thing to no pur- 

Fbmauaina, v. redp. of m aua, to 
be variously engaged, to be 

Femaooa'i, v. to make dry, as 
clothes, &C. Applied to large 
plantations, which dry up before 
they can be eaten. 

Fbsisiha%,l, of mea. 2. To 
do quickly. 

Fememba*!, t;. to be confounded. 

Femigoi, V, to wriggle about, as an 
afaiof applied to a child ; redupf 


Femili, V, to rub together, as the 

branches of two trees. 
Feiiiisa*!, v. pi. of MiSA, to wrauglo 

together. Pe ni *aw maga /e- 

Femo*ei, v. pi, of M0M0*E, to run. 
Femijmufaloa*!, V, lit. to stretch 

by pulling in different directions ; 

to have each one his own opinion, 

to be divided in sentiment. 
Febiusumusui, v. recip. of musumusu, 

to whisper together. 
Fbna, s, the name of a tree (£u« 

genia neurocalyx). Syn, 'Oli. 
Fena, s, sleepiness, weariness, ez« 

haustion. ^Uatulefena, 
Fenaui, s, a variety oifena, 
Fenafena, v. 1. to be hard to cut 

up, as firewood. 2. To be of a 

tough constitution, as a sick 

man who long holds out, neither 

getting well nor dying. Also 

Fenanai, V, pi, of Nana, to brag. 

Syn, LiMALA*u. 
Fenatia'i, V, recip. of nati, to be 

urged to go hither and thither* 
Fenatoto, s. a variety oifena. 
Fenavenavea*!, V, See Felave- 


Fenavunavua*iina, t;. to be beaten 
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Fbnb'e, v. to be inflated, puffed up. 
Fene% feu€% pae'^e. 

Feninia'i, v. recip. of nini, to smear 
one another. *0 au mea na fat, 
*a € a feniniaH mat. 

Fenu, v. to make a join in plait- 
ing, &c. 

Fbpauti, V, recip. of pau, to reach 
a place together, of two par- 
t es. - 

FePALAPUA*!, v. 1. pi. of PALAPU, 

to emit smoke. 2. To rush to- 
gether, as winds down adjacent 
Fepanipania*!, «. to ply with blows 
or words. 

FePI*ITI, v. pi. of PIPI'I. 

Fepilia*!, v. recip. of pipili, to be 
iLear one to another. 8yn. Fe- 


Fepisia*!, v. recip, of pipist. 1. to 
splash one another. 2. To infect 
one another. 


FfSAEiAiNA, V. recip. from saei, to 

be pulled to pieces. 
Fesa*eaina, v. recip. of sasa'e, to 

carry about a house from one 

place to another. 
Fb8a*E8a*ba'ina, v. to be in per- 
Fesaesaeaina, v. to run about from 

place to place. ^Ua fesaeBoeaina 
' fa^amatefanau. To run about 

like Matefanau, a god. 
Fesaua*!, v. to hang across from 

both sides, as branches of trees. 
Fe8aua*i, v. to intermarry. 
Fesaga*!, V, recip. of saga, to be 

opposite to each other. 

FeSAGOA*!, v. pi. of 8AGO. 

Fesanui, v. to talk together plea- 
santly, as at a family meeting, to 
chat as Mends; recip. fesanu- 


Fe8apea*iovab, v. 8yn. Tolotovae. 
Fesapisapia*!, V. to retort on one 

Fesayali, E Be uHa e tapa fe- 

Bavali. — Song. 
Fb8£a*i, v. 1. recip. of s2. 2. Also 

pi. of sS. 

FeSE'ETI, pi. of 8E*E. 

Fesei, o. recip. of fiE, incorrect. 

8eH tdt(/u hgona tola fesei. 
Fese*ia*i, v. pi. of 8E*i, to draw out, 

as swords from the scabbard, to 

pluck out. 
Feseua*!, v. recip. from seu, 1. to 

steer about a canoe from one 

place to another. 2. To commit 

adultery. *0 lo*o feteuaH le 

tamdloa i Mtdito^a lililo. 
Fesia. See Faipesia. 
Fe8I*ita*i, v. recip. of si*i, to lift 

from place to place. 
Fesi'iti, v. to take up in the lap, as 

a child. 
Fesili, 8. a question. Tutunoa 

lava se fesili lata na, *0 lona 

FESiLf, V. to question, to ask a 

Fesilta% v. to pass one another 

Fesoani, v. from soa, to accompany 

Fesoasoani, v. to help, to assist. 
Fesoaboani, 8. assistance. 
Feso*ota% v. pi. of so'o, to join 

Fesoua*ina, v. to be tossed by 

Fesolata*!, v. recip. to run for 

refuge from place to place. 
Fesopoai, v. 1. pi. of sopo, to pass 

over. 2. recip. of sopo, to pass 

and repass oyer, as a hill. 
Fesuia% v. recip. of sui, to exchange. 

Eletoe mafesuiaH. 
Festjlua% \ V. pi. of suLU, to take 
Fesuluna*!, / refuge with one 

after another. FesulunaH i le 

atua Samoa id Tagaloa. 
FESusm, V. pi. of susu, to suck. 
Feta'aloloa*!, v. recip. of ta*alolo, 

to be in confusion, as a crowd 

swayed backwards and forwards. 
Fetaena*!, v. to come, or to gather 

to one place, 'ias a swelling gather- 
ing to a head. 
Fetai, 8, the name of a creeping 

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Feta% v. from to, to fight with 

Fetaia*!, v. to meet. 
Fbtaia*ifola, v. to meet yisitorB on 

the road. 
Fbtaia*iqafa, v. to connect by 

FsTAiLKLn. The star called lii 

eprings up first, and then others 

follow, so the chief speaker gives 

the keynote to the meeting, and 

then other speakers follow in his 

Fetaitai, V, to be near. E mamao 

fua, *o e fetaitai, 
Feta^a% V, to take hold of hands, 

and walk together. 
Fetaolafa% V, to make the fire 

bnm brightly. 
Fetaoma% 8. one kind of banana. 
Fetaoma*!, v. pi. of TATAO, to press 

Fetau, 8. the name of a tree (Galo- 

pbyllnm inophyllum). 
Fetau, v, to reproach, to upbraid. 
Fetaua*!, a. recip. of tau, baffling, 

of wind. I^H to se matagi 

Fetaui, «. to clash together, as two 

bottles, or two falling trees. 
Fetauia*!, V, recip. of taul 
Fetaxjia*iga, 8. retaliation. ' *0 le a 

fai le fetauia^iga i Is mea. 
Fbtaupaoa*!, V, recip. of fao, to 

take forcibly from one another. 

Efetaufaoa*i la Id mea, 
Fetaupaoa*iga, 8. the taking by 

force from each other. 
Fetaufetulia*!, v. recip. of tau- 

FETULi, to run liither and thither. 
Fetaula*!, 17. 1. to meet, as two 

roads. 2. To have a concurrence, 

as of misfortunes. 
Fetaula*igaala. «. a place where 

two roads meet. 
Fetapa'i, V, recip. of tata, to 

remove a house from place to 

place. 8yn. Fe8a*ea*i. 
Fetaqofi, v. pi, of TAOO, to take 

hold of; pass, petagofia. 
Fetagotoia*!, v. recip. of tagotot. 
Fetalai, v. to speak. Used of chiefs. 

Fbtala*!, v. recip, of tala, to 
confess one to another, in order 
to ascertain on whose account 
one of the family is ill. 

Fetalaiga, 8. a chiefs word, a 
chief 8 speech. ^0 Idna fetalaiga, 

Fetalia% v. to answer backwards 
and forwards, to respond; pass, 


Fetalia*iga, 8. mutual returns. 
Fetaniga, 8, See Fataniga. 
Fetatoti, v. See Lefbtatoti. 
Fetelea% V, to run hither and 

Feti*i, v. to hang popo, tied in 

pairs, round a tree. 
FETi*rTi*i, V. piled up. Si a*u avega 

Fetima% v. from tima^ to mutually 

encourage. Syn. Fetoma*i. 
Fetina*!, v. recip. of titina, to be 

pressed together, to be choked 

for room, as trees too close 

Feto, 8. the eyes. A term of abuse. 
Feto*ai, v. to clash together, to 

fall, or run one against another. 
Fetoa'i, V, 1. to be undecided, to 

be of two minds. To take what 

belongs to another by mistake. 
Feto'atama*!, «. to be angry with 

one another. A chiefs word. 
Feto'atama'iga, 8. mutual anger of 

chiefs. *0 lo Id feto'atdma^iga. 
Feto% a. with negative, unequalled. 

E leai senate fetoH. 
Feto*i, v. to moderate, as the wind ; 

redup. feto'ito*l 
Fetopui, v. pi, of TOFu, to dive, to 

dip under. 
Fetogi, v. pi. of TOGi, to throw at, 

to stone. 
Fetolo*a*i, v. to grow over, as 

skin over a 8ore. 
Fetolofa*!, v. recip, of totolo, to 

crawl about. 
Fetolofi, V, pi, of TOTOLO, to crawl, 

to creep. 
Fetolofilofi, redup, of Fetolofi. 
Fetoma*!, V, recip, from toha, to 

encourage one another. Syn, 



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Fetoma^iga, 8. mutual exhortation. 

Fetoti, v. to grind the teeth, to 
have the teetii chatter. 

Fetu, Malay, Fatui, «. a star. *0 
fetu o le lagi, 

Fetuao, 8. the morning star. Nai- 
nai soania le fetuao. 

Fbtuana% V, recif. of tua, 1. To 
sit with the backs to each other, 
to be at variance. 2. To convey 
from one place to another ; applied 
to the non-combatants in time of 
war tsiken about to seek pro- 
tection ; redup. petuatt7ANA*l 
8a fetuanaH at net, lamauta lefua. 

Fetuani, v. 1. to heap things up, 
one on another. 2. To heap up, 
as complaints. 

Fetui, v. to pile or build up stones, 
as in a wall, or on the firewood 
in a native oven. 

Fetu*u, «. a curse. '0 Idnafetu^u. 

Fetu*u, V, to curse; pass, fetu*u- 


Fetu*ua*i, v. to accuse falsely; 

pass. PETU*UA*iNA. 

Fetu*ulogologo. s. a wide-spread 

curse. Applied to tale-bearing 

that causes quarrels. 
Fetu*una*iga, 8. a putting off from 

one to another, as a speech, 

work, &c. 
Fetxj*utx7*ua% \v.1» to take from 
Fetu*utu*tina% / one branch of 

a femily to another. ^Ua lefetvr 

*utu^ua*i le tama a Sindletagata^a. 

2. To spread evenly, as mats. 
Fetulele, s, a shooting star, a 

Fetuleni, v. recip. from ttlei, to 

press on one another, to crowd 

Fetxjli, V, to pursue. 
Fettjlia, V, to run after, to give 

chase to. Fetulia, 'wa i le vasa, 
Fbtuliava, v. to pursue a runaway 

Fetulioa, s. chasing, a pursuit. 

*0 UfetuUga o Ufafine, 
Fetuta*!, V, to jom by knotting 

together, as a rope; pi, tetu- 


Fevi'ia*!, v. recip. from vivi*i, to 

praise one another. 
Fevi^ia'ioa, 8. mutual praise. 
FiA, a. three. 8yn. Tolu. 
FiA, V. to wish, to desire. Le fia 

eva gatasi lava. 
Fia, a particle suffixed to some 

verbs to form the passive, as 

^alqfia, inofia. 
Fia, adv. interrog. how many? E 

fia asoi 
FiA*Ai, V. to be hungry. 
FiAE, s. concupiscence. 
FiAiNU, s. thirst. *0 lonafiainu. 
FiAiNU, V. to thirst. 
FiAOLA, interj. let me live I [A 

very common exclamation; used 

by a child when beaten, or by a 

person when overtaken by a 

calamity, or when frightened.] 
FiAon, V. to desire death. 
FiAUi, s. a pigeon [Columba cas- 

FiAFiA, 8. joy, delight. '0 hna 

FiAFiA, a. joyful. 
Fiafia, «. to be joyful, to rejoice, to 

be delighted. 
FiAPiATULi, s. the name of a plant. 

Syn. Tamole (Portulaca quadri- 



FiAMOE, V, to be sleepy. 
FiASEOA, 8. one kind o'f ta^amu. 


FiASiLi, 8, ambition. *0 hna fia- 

Fiu, V. to be wearied of, to be 
tired of. *A seH fiu ai le mea 

Fin, 8. the small intestines^ 

FiPiLEMu, a. dimin. of pilbmu. 

FipiMALiE, a. dimin. of fimalie. 

FiGOTA, 8. the general name for 
" shellfish," including •* jelly- 
fish." [This term includes almost 
all sea animals except fish and 
turtles, viz., Molluscs, Crusta- 
ceans, Echinoderms, and Acale* 

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•FiLELEi,) a. quiet, easy ; redup, 


FiLEMU, v. to be quiet, to be easy ; 

redup. FIFILEMU. 
FiLi; 8. one who is hated by another. 

* Ua sao mai % le fill o le maid. 

War was the enemy, or hated 

FiLi, V. to plait, as sinnet ; pi, fi- 


FiLi, Malay, Pilin, v. 1. to be 
entatiglea, to be involved, to be 
intricate. 2. To choose, to select. 
Malay, PrLm. 3. To deliberate ; 
intens. filifili; pass, pilifilia. 
*Ua fill e le tai se a^ava^a, The 
sea chooses (or shows) the quality 
of the canoe. 

FiLi*AFALOA, V. to engage constantly 
in war. Moia 'e tt fili^afaloa, 
neH faifaifa^aUtonuga. 


FiLiFiLiGA, 8. a deliberation. Malay, 
PiLi-AN, choice. *Ua i'u le fili- 
filiga a lo Idtou saofaHga, 

Fjlifvea, t;. to be entwined and 
choked by fue. 

FiLiGA, 8. the edge or border of a 
cocoa-nut mat ; the joining in a 


FiLiGA, 8. the quantity of sinnet 
plaited. *0 Idna filiga, Intens, 


FiLiGA, 8. perseverance, diligence. 

*0 lonafiUgd. 
FiLiGA, a. diligent, persevering, 
FiLiGA, V. to be persevering, to be 

FiLiGATA, 8. a number of snakes 

intertwined. Syn, 'E*ega, Fe- 


FiLiMOTO, 8, the name of a tree. 
FiLiBAUGA. See Filitagaga. 
FiLiTA*A, V, to prefer, to give the 

preference to. 
Filitagaga, 8. sinnet plaited in 

lengths. Syn. Filisauga. 
FiLiTAVATi*o, 8. the name of a tree. 

Syn, Mamaltjpe (Faradaya ami- 

corum, or Powellii). 
FiLO, 8, 1. twine, thxead, Latin, 

filuin. 2. The float baited for 

FiLO, V. to mix ; pi. fefiloi ; pass, 

FiLOGiA. Nai '•auva^a feaofaH *o 

lo^ofilo id papdlagi. 
FiLOA, 8, the name of a fish. 
FiLOAGUTU*ULA, 8. the name of a 

FiLOu*A, 8, envy. Syn, Matau*a. 

*0 hna filou^a. 
FiLou*A, V, to envy; redup. filo- 


FiLOFiLOA, 8. the name of a tree 

FiLOTAi, 8, the name of a shell- 

FImalib, adv. easily, gently; in- 

FImalie, a, gentle, mild. la maua 

atu lona malofimdlie, 
FmAu, V, to strive, to contend ; 

intens. finafinau; recip^ fefi- 


FiNAUGA, 8. disputation, contention. 
*0 Idnafinavga. 

FiNAUMAUA*!, V, to perscvere till 

FiNAuvALE, V, to be obstinate. 

FiNAXJVALE, a, headstrong, obsti- 

FiNAGALO, 8. 1. a chiefs will or 
desire. lou finagah na td to 
^es^ese at. 2. A chiefs heart, 
or the seat of the affections. 3. 
The liver of a pig or shark, *0 

FiNAGALO, V. to will, of chicfs. 

FiNAQALOA, ^>. to be angry, of chiefs. 

FnfAGALOATUA, V, to havc the will 
inclined towards GU)d. 

FiBAGA, 8. a gentle north-westerly 
wind. la agi le sulu ma le fisaga, 
i molaH si ata tama, 

Fbi, Malay, Pisi, the skin, v. 1. to 
peel, to cut off the skin, as of 
fruit, bark, &c. 2, To entwine, 
as a vine round a stick. 

Fiso, 8, 1, indigenous sugar-cane 
(Saccharum floridulum). 2. The 
blossom of the sugar-cane. 

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FisoA, 8, the name of a plant 

(Golumbriiia Asiatica). 
Frri, 8. 1. a steep place. 2. Food 

brought to visitors. Fa^afetai 

Frri, a. 1. diflScult 2. Courageous. 

^0 *'oe 6 fitd^ ona ^a ^e tali *o le 

oneone e sau net. 
FiTAPiTA, a. courageous. 
FiTi, 8. 1. the name of a plant. 

2. One kind of song borrowed 

from Fiji. 3. A somersault. 

^Ua ta Una fiti. 4. The name 

of a game. 
Fm, V. Malay y Jintik, to fillip ; pi, 


Fmi, t;. to be restless, to be un- 

Fmu, 8. a game played with reeds. 

FiTiGASE, 8. dying struggles. Ap- 
plied to a storm dying out. 

FiTiPU*u, 8. a short stick used in 
the game oiJUi, 

FiTivALB, V, to struggle. ^Ua fiti- 
vale ina a maUmo. 

FiTiVALEVALE, 8. a haudsomo man. 

FiToi, «. a brother or sister from 
whom assistance is sought 8yn. 
U and TiNOi. *0 hnafitoi. 

FiTU, Malay, Firu, a. seven. 

FiTUGATULU, a. seventy. 

FiTUGALATj, a. seven hundred. 

Fo, 8. the name of a fi&h. 

Fo, V, to doctor, to apply remedies; 
redup. POFo; pa88, roiA. 8eH 
a'o ni aga ia fofo. Applied fig. 
to ceasing to be angry. Ia fofo 
lou alo. 

Fo, r. 1. to rub the grated arrow- 
root with the hand, when pror 
paring it by wa&hing, so as to 
force out the dregs. 2. To draw 
in the lauloa, so as to force the 
fish into the tu'i ; pass, foina. 

FOA, t;. 1, to chip, as a hole in an 
egg-shell. 2. To break, as a 
rock. 3. To break the head; pi. 
FOPOA ; redup. foafoa. 

FoA, 8. a fracture of the head. *0 

FoA% V. 1. to give. 2. To give 
away, as a daughter who is un- 

willing. 3. To give up to die, 
as by sending into great danger 
or certain death ; pa88. FOA^UBrA, 


FoAFOA, 8. the trumpet-shell. H) 

le foafoa a le nu^u. 
FoAFOAi, 8. a knife. 
FoAGA, 8. a grindstone. *0 lana 

Foagaoleta'afano, 8. pigeons 

hatched late in the season, and 

80 easily killed by the wind. 
Foagafanua, 8. pigeons hatched 

early, in cultivated land. 
FoAOAMAGOGO, 8. pigcons hatched 

at the same time with the goao. 
FoALiMA, 8, a chicken hatched by 

hand, from an egg left by the 

Foe, 8. a paddle. '0 lana foe. 
FoEA, V. to have lots of pullers in a 

FoETJLi, 8. 1. a steering naddle. 2. 

A steer-oar. 8. A rudder. 
FoEFOE, v. to paddle briskly. 
FoELOTO, 8. the paddler amidships. 
FoEMUA, 8. the bow paddle, the 

stroke paddle in a canoe. 
FoEMULi, 8. Malay, Ea-mxtdi, a 

steering paddle. Syn. Fobuli. 
FoEMULi, V. to steer; pa88. fob- 

MULiA. *"£ te foemidia lo tdtou 

FoETAUTA, 8. stocr oar. 
FoETALiTAiii, 8. a large paddle, 

used by the paddler nearest the 

steersman to nelp to steer a boat 
Fo'i, V, to return, to turn back; 

pa88. ro*isiA; recip. fefo*ipo- 

*IA'I. Sole Tigilau, 8auindfo% 

e gaia i'inei. 
Fo*i, conj. 1. also. 2. A diminu- 
tive in mialifying assertions. Sa 

ua f&i. It did rain, but not much. 
Fo*iSA% t?. to send back; pa8». 

ro*l8A*iiNA. Fo'UaHina mat lata 

tama ma lota alofa. 
Fo*i8A6A, 8. 1. the place from 

which a party returns. 2. The 

party returning. '0 lo Idtou 

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Fou, r. 1. to be new, recent 2. 
* To attempt, to make an at- 
tempt; as to go a voyage, to 
cut into a swelling; to raise a 
•rebellion; pasM. pouA. ^Ua fau 
le va^a. 

Fou, 8. an attempt, as to rebel. 
^Ua tUutaia i mdtou i lona fou 

FouTAUTALA, «. to engage the 
. enemy in talk while preparing 
an ambnsh. Tdlofa % le maid a 

FotivALE, V, to rebel. la fouvale 

Fouvale, 8. rebellion. Na vave 
mcUiu ona *o hna fouvale, 

Fouvale, a. rebellious. 

FoFA^AMEAAQATA, V. to crush, as a 
snake does its victim. — Oabne. 

FoFO, V, to doctor; pass, poia. 
JFb/o lou ah. 

Foro, 8. a doctorino^ of a disease. 
'0 lefofo a Tulalia; like " Phy- 
sician, heal thyself." 

FoFo^A, V. 1. to eat loathsome 
food. 2* To eat voraciously. 

FOPOA, V. 1. to break the shell, to 
hatch. 2, To begin a taro plan- 

Fopo'e, V, to «kin, to peel off akin, 
to bark ; paw. po'ea. *Ua fofo^e 

' le *ttitt, avatu e *ai. 

Fopo*EFA*Avi, V. to peel like a 
vt, t.ft, easily ; to recover rapidly 
from sickness. 

FoPOGA, V, to sing a song. 

FoPOGA, 8. 1. a chiefs head,^ face, 
eyes, ears, mouth, or tongue. 
2. A chiefs word. ^Ua Idtou 
sapai fofoga. * hna fofoga. 

FoPOGA, a. having eyes. 

FoPOGAPOGiA, V. to faint (of chiefs). 

FOPOLA, V. pi. of POLA. 

FOPOLO, V. 1. pi. of POLO, to 

swallow. 2. To go and look 
on in order to get food. 8yn. 


FoPOMOMONO. See Fuapuamomono. 

FOPONO, V. 1. pi. of PONO, to 

patch. 2. To send on a mes- 
sage one who has just come in. 

3. To send on to forbid a party 

FoPOTA, V. 1. to grow large, as a 

yam. 2. To be always sitting 

about. 3. To have elephantiasis 

in scroto. 
FoGA, 8. 1. the hair tied up in a 

knot. Le foga tele, ma le lau- 

ti'tUa. *0 hna foga. 2. A 

knot of false hair. 
Foga'elb'ele, 8. the surface of the 

FoGAiTUA, a. the knot of hair tied 

up at the back of the head. '0 

lona fogaitua. 
FoGAu, 8. a setter of broken bones. 
FoGAUPOLU. See Matacfolu. 
FoGAPOGA, 8. a great talker and 

FoGAPOGAOLA, V, to look lively, 

as on recovery from sickness. 
FoGAFOGAVALE, ^>. 1. to look sickly. 

2. To look frightened, as troops 

about to run away. 
FoGALELE, 8. a precipicc. 
FoGALELE, a. precipitous. *0 le 

Hit fogdlele. 
FoGANU'u, 8. a night breeze from 

off shore. 
FogIse'i, 8. the hair tied in a knot, 

and the eud pulled through, so 

as not to come imdone, as when 

about to fight. 
FoGATAi, 8. the surface of the 

FoGATOAPA, 8. the bush skirting a 

t >afa. 
Fogava'a, 8. the deck of a vessel* 

Fogavai, 8. the surface of the 

FoGi, V. to blow the nose. 
Fogipogi, 8. 1. the part between 

the nose and the lip. 'Ua Invea 

i le fogifogi o le pua^a, 2. The 

feelers of crustaceans and insects. 
Fogipogi, v. to blow the nose. 
FoGiPOGivALE, V. to blow the nose 

frequently, a sign of anger. 
FoLA, tJ, 1. to spread out, as mats . 

to sleep on. 2. To unfold, ns 

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dup. POLA^OLA ; pL POFOLA ; 
pass. F0LA8IA. 

FoLAU, V. to apply ointments or 
other external applications to a 
wound or sore. 

FdLAu, «. to go a voyage ; fig. to 
die. Ina fdau at, ma le fa*^a- 
nunu mala. 

F6lau, 8. 1. a voyage. 2, fig. 
Death. 3. A ship, Malay, prau. 
Ou te tvlia mat ni popotu'u o le 

FoLAUALAMEA, V. to be its own 
cure. When the alamea (a 
spiny ikshinoderm) is trodden 
on, it is turned over, and by 
applying the under side the 
tborns are sucked out ''Ua 
^ou usiusi ia te ^oe, ^ua *o le 

FClauga, «. See FdLAU. 

FoLAULAU. Tutuila for Fblau- 


FoLAusoLA, «. 1. to set sail secretly. 

2. fig. To die. Le va'aha 'ua 

toto'o atu, *ua fdlausola at net 

Tut e. 
FoLAFOLA, V. 1. to Spread out. 2. 

To unfold, to preach. 3. To 

FoLAFOLAOA, «. 1. the proclaiming. 

2. The promising. *0 Idna fola- 

FoLAOAFALB, «. a fcast preparatory 

to war. 
FoLALEPAU, V. fastened rightly, of 

the pigeon. Applied to counsels 

ending well. 
FoLASi, V. 1. to spread about 2. 

To spread about a report. 
FoLE, 8. the name of a shell-fish. 
FoLB, V. 1. to be sunken,^ as the 

eyes in their sockets. 2. To be 

wMted away. 
FoLiGA, V. to be like, to resemble. 

*'A e foUga ia te ail E foliga 

a Niupisupua. 
Fold, v. to swallow; pi. fopolo; 

dimin. folofolo; paee. folo- 

01 A. 

FoLOA, a. from fofoloj looking on, 
to get some food given. 

FoLoO. Syn. FolovaQ. 

FoLO*ONA, V. to swallow a bitter 
thing. Applied to bearing with 
biid oonduot 

FoLOMAOA, 8. tho moTbel swal- 

FoLOPA'd, V, to swallow whole, to 
swallow without chewing. 

FoMA'i, 8. a doctor. 

FoNO, «. 1. a council, a legislative, 
assembly. *0 le fono a le nu*u» 

2. Cold food. Fa'alata, 8&% fax 
arte ni mea fono. 3. A plank of 
a canoe. *0 le fono o le va*a^ 
4. A patch in a garment 

Fono, v. 1. to hold a council; 

pas8. PONOA, of the place where 

it is held ; ponotia, of the per- 
sons attending. 2. To patdi; 

to inlay. 3. To eat. Ia fono ee 

Fono, v. to shout, to call out 
FoNOPAPAO, 8. a small plank in a 

cnnoe between large ones. 
FoNOPONO, V. to go and meet on 

the road. Ona 5 ai lea a tama 

e fonofono told mdtua. 
FoNOPONO, V. redup. of poNO, to 

FoNOLULu'u, 8. a council held 

before going to war. *0 le fono^ 

lulu'u a le nu*u. 
FoNOMANU, 8. a council hastily 

called -by a crier. 
FoNOTALAOA, 8. h couucil held at 

the close of a war. 
FoNOTiA, V. pa88, of FONO, to hold a 

council against some party. 
For A, 8. 1. the soil deposited 

by rivers. O lona fota. 2. A 

large quantity of anything 

FoTA, V. 1. to swell, as the mound 

of earth over a yam plant. 2. 

To swell from elephantiasis. 

3. To come suddenly. 
FoTAOA, 8. a larger deposit of si»l 

th'AU fota. 
FoTO, 8. the barbed bone in tlie 

tail of the skate, used to commit 

assassination with. 
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.to oome into sight. Otia fotu mat 

lea ^o U tamdloa. 3. To eat 

alone &om stinginess ; pi, fofotu. 

Fotu, a. eatiug fUl alone; pL 


FoTUA, 8. a large /o. 
FOTUAPALOLO, 8. & party seldom 

going a journey. 
FoTUGA, 8, 1. a crop of warts or 
. pimples. 2. Property given long 

after the death of a chief. ^0 la 

Fu, «. vagina. 
FuA, McUapt BuAH, «. 1. fruit, 

flower, i fua mat le nau ind 
• vtupupu ia. *0 lona fua. 2. 

Seed. 3. An egg. Le fua lupe 

« tan tasi, 4. Spawn of fish. 

5. A good-lookiiig child of a 
chief. E le tauilo fua o ali'i. 

6. A fleet of canoes. 7. A 

FuA, a particle suffixed to the 
units, with ^a as a connecting 
particle, in counting jbreadfruit, 
shellfish, &0., e la^fua^ e tolu- 
gafua ; it is prefixed in counting 

. tens, efwdua, 

Fua, eM?v. 1. without cause. Ldu 

' sola e fa^apua fua, 2. Without 
success. 3. Uselessly, to no 

FuA,w. 1. to produce fruit. 2. To 
proceed from, to originate. Fua 
mni lava HHna masei 'awe«. 3. 
To begin. 4. To measure. 5. 
To poise the spear. 6. To collect 
the leaves of the sugar-cane for 
thatch ; also the leaves of the nau. 
Fat atu le ali% ind fua 90U nau ; 
pi, FUFUA ; pa88. FUATIA ; redup. 

PUAFUA ; pa88. FUAFUATIA. 7. To 

infer. Ai Uva *ua 'e le mafaiy 

fua ina le tali mai, 
Fua, 8. jealousy ; only of the sexes ; 

'0 lonafud. 
Fua, v. to be jealous ; pa88. fuatia. 
Fua, a. jealous. *0 le tanefud. 
Fu*A,«. I. a bow-string. Ld'ufu^a, 

2. A banner or flag. Recently 

adapted, la Idtou fu'a, 3. 

The strand of a rope. 

Fu*A, V. to cut the hair. 
Fua'aga, 8. the beginning, the 
cause. ^0 lona fua^aga* 

FUAALETAFATAFA, 8. thd Sataua 

fleet of fishing canoes. 
FuAiALA, 8, one division of a vil- 
lage. Depreciatory for oUl, 
FuAi'upu, 8, a single sentiment in a 

speech. *Oldnafuai''upu, 
FuA*iFA*i, 8. a single banana. 
FuA*isisiLA, V, to measure by the 

eye. *Z7a fua*i8i8ila ldu amio 

FuAiTAU, 8, a line of song. 
FuA*ivAi, 8. a single water-bottle. 

^Ua le inu, *a ^ua utu i le toM 

FuAO, tJ. to be excellent, to be 

FuA*6, 8. the name of a sea-bird. 
FuAULi, «. tare sprouts. As Uli. 
FuAFEALEi, V, 1. to pursuo, as the 

fleet in puisuit of bonito. 2. To 

make haste after, as to a quarrel, 

or to a person who is ill. 
FuAFUA, 8, 1. abscesses in the 

hands, feet, or face. 2. A young 

FuAFUA, V, fiomfua, 1. to measure, 

to weigh. 2. To ponder. 3. To 

take aim with the spear; pass. 


Fu*AFu*A, 8. the name of a tree 

(Kleinbovia hospita). 
Fuafua'ini, 8. pimples. 
Fu^AFU'AFATU, 8, a hard kind of 

Fu*AFu*AMALA, 8. a soft kind of 

FuAFUAMOMONO, V, to doctor a sore 

FuAFUATi, 8. a lock of hair. 'O 

hnafuafuati lauulu. 
FuAGA, 8. 1. a crop of fruit 2. A 

game of balls. 
FuAGA, V, to begin, to cause. *0 

le mea na fuaga ai le misa. 
FuAGALAU, 8. tliutch-gatlierefs. 2. 

The thatch gathered. *0 I ifafine 

na alu aiu ma Idna /uagdiau. 
FuALAU, V, to gather the leaves of 

the sugar-oano tor thatch. 
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FuALEPA, 8, a fleet of shark-fishera. 

FuALUA, a. twenty, of fowls, bread- 
fruit, &c. 

FuALUGA, 8. blindness. ^Ua maZu 

j^i'ALUPE, «. 1. a pio:eon*s q^^. 2. 
An only child. '^OJefudlupe^ua 

FiAitANAVA, V. to be startled, 
' surprised. 


FuAMiTi, /«• testes. 

FuAMATAOi, V. lit. to begin or come 
from whence the wind comes, to 
sail before the wind. Alu lava 

' *oe, ind fuamata^i. 

FcAMOA, 8. a hen's e^^. 

FvAPAU, V, to make all of one 
measure ; to make equal. 

FuAPiLi, «. a lizard's egg. 

FrAPiNi, 8. the name of a tree 

• (MoBsa nemoralis). 

FuAPOi^o, «. one kind of chestnut 

Flasala, «; ihe blossom of the /a«a- 

foia. Toll mat le fuasald, 8yn. 


FuASALA, 'd. to have something 

• not possessed by others, as a 
remedy for a disease, or a method 
of fishing; to be incomparable. 
*0 le tu*aimeo efuasald, 

FuASELAU, a. a hundred, of bread- 
fruit, &c. 

FuASBTAPU, V. to measure or ponder 
on what is tapu, 'So as not to 
repeat an offence. la fuaBetapu 
i a^a le maid. 

FuAsbu, 8. the jabble produced by 
the current in an opening in the 
reef. E le mafai ona taulagape 
ato i lefuasou* 

FuASOUiNA, V. to be tossed about in 
the jabble of the sea. 

FuATA, 8, 1. a crop of fruit. 2. The 
handle of a spear. *0 le fuata o 
le tao. 

FuATAALELA, 8. Ut the crop of the 

' sun; the crop of breadfruit in 

Fuata*!, v. to begin. *0 Wa fuaiaH 

la aiga ona fai. 
Fuataua, 8. shoulder. 
Fuatau*a*au, ». the bonito fleet of 

FuATAViNA, V. to kill a chief. St/n, 

FuATAU'upu, V, to place the hands 

on the loins. 
FuATAUTAU, «. 1, one variety of 

banana. 2. A pair of scales. 
FuATAGA, ». 1. the quantity of 

sugar-cane leaves collected by one 

person. 2. The displaying of 

property in the malae. 
Ftjatagalu, 8. a succession of heavy 

waves rolling up and breaking 

on the coral reef, or on the shore. 

8yn. Uagalu. 
FuATAPu, V. to refuse to eat that 

which had nearly choked the 

eater before. *A '"ua fttatapu i le 

tii'u'u, *a *o le malau; *a *ua 

fuatapu % le malau^ *a *o le tu*u*'u. 
FuATASi, V. to be peculiar to, to be 

confined to. E fuatasi ia te *oe 

lend amio. 
Fuata VA'A, 8. a name of Kanono. 

1 lo'u mata^u i lefuatdva^a, 
FuATOLU, a. thirty, of Ibwls, bread- 
fruit, &c. 

FuE, 8. 1. the general name for all 
creeping plants. 2. A fly-flapjier 
carded by chiefs and orators. 

FuE, V, to beat persons ; pi. fupxje ; 

pass. FUEA. 

Fu'E, V. 1. to put into a basket. 2. 

To uncover an oven of food. Ona 

fu^e ifo lea^ole umu. FU fufu'B ; 

red up. FUEriTE. 
FuE'AFA, 8. one kind of foe Cor 

creeping plant) used for xsonl or 

string on Upolu. 
FuEULi, 8. one kind of /u6 (Papi- 

FuEULUPETi'i, 8. a bindweed. 
Fu'EPUA, 8. a canoK hollowed out of 

one tree. Syn. SaxTatoa. 
FuEPUB, V. to drive off flies. 
Fu*EFU'E, V. redup. of fu*e. 
FuEPUEALi*!, 8. a uumbur of chiefs 

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FuEPUEALi*!, t?. to be distinguished 

as a i^reat chief, beeJEiuse at his 
. death many come to him each 

with his /wc 
FuEPUELUBA, «. a creeping plant 
FUEMAOA, «. a creeping plant (Jas- 

minum sp.). 
FmEMAKOGT, «. a sweet-scented 

creeper (Jasminum sp.), 
FuEMEA, 8* the waterbine. 
FuESA, 8» the sacred bindweed 

(Hoya sp. pi.). 
FuESELELA, 8. the sun-noosBT, another 
. name fotfuesd (Hoya sp. pi.) 
FuESiNA, «. one kind of bindweed, 
Fu*E8UA, v» to uncover an oven of 

food made for others. 
FuBTO, 8. another name for/ocwna. 
FuEVAi, 8. one kind of fue which 

yields a drink of water when cut, 

aiid is useful to travellers in the 
' bush. . 
Pui, «. 1. a cluster of nuts. 2. A 

wild taro. Se^ Fijitalo. 
<FuiA, 8. the naoiH of a bird (Stur- 

noides atrifusca). 
FurivA, 8. to mix water with 

Fui*ELB, V, to redden with red 

earth, as shaggy mats. 
FuiONO, «. 1. ihe Nautilus pom- 

pilius. 2. A chaplet of nautilus 

shelL *0 le pale fuiono. 
FuiFA*AVE*A, V. to bathe like a 

»«*« ; t,e. quickly. 
Fuirui, V. redup, of pui. 
^uiFiH, «. 1. a bunch or cluster of 

fruit 2« A flock of birds, a A 

succession of waves* 
FuipciATu, 8. a school of bonito. 
Fuiyuioso, a succession of leaps, as 

of bathers, dancers, ^shes. 
FuiFjjiPETu, «. a cluster of stars. 
FuiPUiMA'i, a number of sick- 


FujFuiMALA, «* a number of eala- 

- mitiea. 

FuiFuiMANU, «. a flock of birds, as 

FuuLAUvi, «. fishgills* 
FuiMOLi, 8. a bunch of oranges. 
FvmonVf V* to dye red* 

FuiPANi, «. a black cloth. 

lava i lefuipani. 
FuiPANi, V, to blackeu with the 

FuiTALO, 8, a wild tnro, 
Fuivi, «. a bunch of vi. 
FuPA, «. a portion of p'^rk between 

the legs. Euph, VAsa sci. 
FuFU, 8. onanism. 

FUPUA, V, pi of PUA. 

FxJPU*E, 1. 1. pi of Fu*B. 2. To out 
the planks of a canoe thin after 
fitting them. 

Fupui, «. 1. to dip. ^Ave, indfufui 
i le 8ami; pa88, fuia. 2. To 
bathe : a chiefs word. 3. To 
bake ; before chiefs, instead of tao, 

Ftjfula, v. to swell; redup, fu- 

FUFULI, V. 1. pi, of FULL 2. To 

vomit blood. *Ua fufuli aluor 

FuyuLu, V, to rub, to wash, to wipe ; 
pass, fulua; redup. fulufultj. 
Applied to a bush cleared off, to 
a plantation . all taken, to men 
killed, to birds killed off aiMl 
fishes swept off by lauLoa* 

Fufuti, v. 1. to haul in the fishing- 
line. 2. plofwTL Pom. FUTi A. 
'Ou futia 86 i*a se lautua. 

FuGA, Malay, Bunga, «. L flowers, 
blossom. 2. The name of a fidh. 

FuQAusi, v» the name of a fish. 

FuGAFUGA, 8. the rubbish which is 

separated from cocoanut fibre in 

process of cleaning. 2. The name 

of the fuga when it is small,- or 

' when there are several together. ' 

FuGAFUGAMUTiA, 8. grass Seed. Ap- 
. plied to one who often falls in 

FuGAiiEA,.^. the name of a fish. 

FuGASEA, 8. the edible part of the 
lomu (Holothuria sp.). 

FuGASEA, V. with a negative, to be 
unmixed with evil; applied to 
lands at peace, having nothing to 
disturb them. E lefugased. 

FuGATAO, «. the thick part of la. 
. Bpear. *A *0 le. papas na fugdtao 
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FuLA, 8. 1. dropsy of the belly. 2. 
Frod taken to visitors. A com- 
plimentary term used by visitors 
in tiianking. 

FuLA, a. stont. A jocular term. 

FuLA, V. to be very low, of the neap 

FuLA, a word of response to those 
saying Soifua when a person 
sneezes. 8yn, Apula. 

FuLAPTJLA, «. swellings on the body. 

FULi, tJ. 1. to turn over, to capsize. 

2. To roll along: 'pl, pupuli; 

pass. ruLiSTA ; redup, puliptill 
FuLiALO, V. to be turned wrong side 

FuLiPAO, V, to turn upside down. 
FuLiPULi, V. redup. of puli. 
FuLiPuuMAUGA, 8. a cMld's game, 

like " horses." 
FuLiTA*ELEA, V. to be tuTued keel 

FuLiTUA, V, to turn the back to, as 

in anger or flight. 
FuLU, Malay, Bulu, ». 1. a hair. 2. 

A feather. *0 lona fulu, 3. A 

pen. Idna ftdu. 
FuLUi, 8. entropion, a complaint of 

the eye. 
FuLUPiso, «. the hairs on young 

FuLUPULU, 8, See Fijlu. 
FuLUPULUA, a. hairy. 
FuLUPtJLULELB, V. to be hasty in 

quarrelling, to be easily made 

FuLUPUiiUMATA, 8. the eyebrow. '0 

ona fulu/ulumaia. 
FuLUQA, «. the rubbing of a thing. 
FuLUMA*EUA, «. 1. to havo the 

feathers rumpled. 2. To have 

the hair rumpled. 
FuLUMANu, 8. a chestnut gnawed by 

a bat (Pteropus). 
FuLUMUMUTu, 8. tlic name of a fish. 
FuLUTAGATA, 8, a great warrior who 

kills many. 
FuNA, 8. an epithet used in addres- 
sing a woman. Ua le ta^u ane^ 

funa 6, ^o ai 'oe f 

FtTNA, ». to moult. 

Funa, v, to conceal, with a negative, 

applied to scent or a wind rising. 

'fra le fund matagi lelei, 6yn. 

FxjNA*i, V. 1. to reside temporarily 

at a place in order to fish for 

bonito. 2. To conceal, to hide 

away ; pi, PUPUNA*!. *A *o ifea *o 

t ai Liutolo, hmfuna^i SitHWvao. 
FuNA*iGA, 8. a party making a stay 

at a place for the sake or bonito- 

FuNAPUNA, 8. the name of a " sea-. 

cucumber " (Holothuria). 
FuNAPUNAULi, j 8. Varieties of 
FuNAPUNAGATAE,> the funafima 

FtJNAPUNASINA, ) (HolothuriSB). 

FuNAMEA, a. frugal. 8yn, Pa« 


FuNE, 8. the core of a bread-fruit. 
Fusi, «. 1. a belt, a girdle. '0 lona 

fugi. 2. A piece of swamp. *0 

Idna fu8%, 3. A portion of the 

Fusi, v. 1. to tie, to bind. 2. To 

gird, to put on a girdle. 3. To 

embrace ; pi, pupusi ; pa88. pusia ; 

intens, fubipusi; pa88* puwpusia. 
Fusi*AU, «. 1. a band round the loins, 

a girdle. 2. A fine mat, girded 

on to fight in. 
FusiUA, «. 1. a neck handkerchief, 

a cravat. 2. A H leaf (Dracsena) 

girdle. A term of abuse. *0 lona 

Fusipusi, V. to bind hand and foot; 

pi. PUPUSI ; pa88, PU8IPU8IA. 

FusiOA, 8. a marsh, a swamp. 
FusBPUGA, V. to tie very tightly. 
Fusu, V. to box, to fight with fists; 

pi, PUPUSU. 

FusuAGA, 8, a boxing-matdu *0 

la ldfu8uaga. 
FuTAMEA, a. fat to excess, of 

pigeons, and jocularly of men. 
FuTi, 8. the banana. Syn, Fa% 

FuTi, tJ. 1. to pluck feathers or 

haiirs. 2. To pull up weeds. 8. 

To hook up a fish ; pi. puputi ; 

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'Ua tunu le mock li futiay ma U 

FuTi, a. plucked. Le moafuti. 

FuTiA, 8. 1. a sinnet ring into which 
the fishing-rod is inserted. 2. 
The sinnet ring for holding the 
end of the sprit of a boat 

FuTiAFU, 8. the basin of a water- 
fall. Na ta le melt i le ftUiafu. 
Da aofia i lefviiafu e tasi. 

FuTioPA, V. 1. to pluck the wings 
and tail of a pigeon. 2. To cut 
the hair close, used in derision. 

FuTiPUTi, V, redup, of puti, to 

• pluck repeatedly. 

FuTU, 8. the name of a tree (Bar- 
ringtonia «)ecio8a). 

FuTu, V. to oe a long time since. 
*' Ua futu le feao ma alofa. 


Tab seventh letter in the Samoan 
alphabet. It has always the 

. nasal sound, as ng iu singing. 

Ga, 1. a prefix to some few verbs, 
making them neuter, as gdnolo, 
gdtusa. 2. Prefixed to some 
adverbs indicating only a short 

« distance, as gdfea f. gdtUa, 

Ga, ]. a particle sufiixed to some 
verbs to form nouns, as galue, 

■ to work, galuega, work. 2. A 
euphonic infixed particle in 
counting couples, tens, hundreds, 
after the second of each ; as tolw 

• gaoa, fagaftdu, UmagaiaUf ona- 
gaafe. 3. Iu counting units of 

. some things, as breadfruit, &c., 
as 6 limagafua, 4. In counting 
the first ten of many things, tare, 

I yams, bananas, &c. ; also of men ; 
e ftMgaf tUu, e Unoaaafvluj &o. 

Ga, 8. the name of a fish. 

Ga, v. to pant; on Tutuila for ga^e, 
Malay, Noahga, to gape. 

Ga*au, 8. 1. entrails. '0 lona ga*au. 

■ 2. One's own child. 
Ga*auapea, v. to be starved, to be 
.- pin<*hed with hunger. 
Ga*aufanaua, 8. a proUfio woman. 

Ga*ausalo, t7. to be starved. Syn, 
Ga*auapea. . 

Ga'autaoto, 8. one part of the 

Ga*autu, 8. one part of the intes- 

Ga*e, v. to breathe hard, to pant, 
to be out of breath ; redup. oa*e- 

Ga*ea'e, v. to set agoing any diffi- 
cult work. Syn. Laqa. 

Gae*e, v. 1. to move, as a stone 
by means of a lever. 2. To be 
stirred up, to be roused. 'A ^ua 
U seHfa^aetefimdUey ne'i gae*e. H. 
To be on the move, to be stirring. 
Faildy a tdtou. gae*e, 4. To loss 
about, as when in pain; pass. 


Gaegae, v. to be loose, to shake. 
Ga*ega'e, v. redup. of ga'e, to be 

out of breath, to pant. 
Ga*ega'eloloa, v. to pant greatly. 
Gable, v. to shake, to oscillate as a 

bog when walking over it ; redup. 

Gaele, a. shaking, quaking. *0 

Ufusi galeele. 
Gaepu, v. to be stirred up, to be 

troubled, to be agitated, as water ; 

redup. GAEPUEPU. 
Ga'etu, v. to stand and pant. 
Gai, v. to be astonished, to be sur- 
prised. A jocular word. 
Gai, v. to be pained or injured 

internally, as by a foil; redup. 


Gai*oi'o, v. to wriggle, as snakes 

and eels. Applied to a lanky 

Gaigai, w. to be exhausted, as by 

work or exposure to the sun. 
Gaito, 8. 1, the name of a fish. 2. 

A tall lanky man. 
Gaitoito, a. lanky. 
Gag, 8. 1. the double teeth. *0 (ma 

goo. 2. A reproach ; something 

which causes shame when men? 

tioned. *0 Idna goo. 
Ga*o, 8. lard, fat. 
Ga'6, a. diligent ; redup. ga'o'5. 
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Gaoa, r. to be rough, rugged, stony ; 

redup. GAOGAOA. 

Gaga, a. rough, stony, as a road. 

'Ole ala good, 
Ga'oa, a. fat. 
Gaoi, «. a thief. 
Gaoi, v. to thieve, to steal; pasi, 


Gaoi, v, to throb, to ache. 

Ga'o'i, v. 1. to swann, as vermin. 

2. To abound, of people. 
Gaola, v. 1. to be restless or active, 

as one who is always at work, or 

doing something. 2. To desire 

new wives. 
Gaoioi, v. to shake about. 
Ga'ofa*a*upeoa, «. the caul. 
Gaope, a. bending, yielding, shak- 
ing, rickety, as an old canoe, 

or an old lionse ready to drop to 

pieces ; redup. gaofeofh. 
Gaoga, 8. the act of reproaching. 

See Gao. 
Gaogao, a. 1. empty, of the stcxnach. 

2. Deserted, forsaken, of a house, 

village, &c. E^ Gogo e, le alofa 

i si ou nu'-u ^ua gaogao, 
Gaogao, v, 1. to be empty, of the 

stomach. 2. To be deserted, oi 

a house or village. 
Gaogao-ato-tele, «. a large basket 

though not full has much in it. 
Gaogaoina, v» to be reproached; 

fr. gao, 
Ga'oga'ooletai, 9. one who has 
. many methods of fishing. 
Gaolo, v. 1. to rattle, to crepitate, 

as broken bones. 2. To abound, 

as people in a family.. 
Ga*opunipu, «. the midriff. 
Gaosa, a. roujjjh, stony; redup, 

GAOQAOSA. Syn, Gaoa. 
Gaosa, v. 1. to be rough, stony. 2. 

To be littered, as a house not put 

to rights. 
Gaosi, v. I, to prepare, as a pig 

for the oven. *l7ia maJte^ ona o 
■ ane lea U nu'Uy *iia gamu 2. To 

Gaosi^ese, V, to be badly made, as 

a house or a deformed person. 
Gau, 8, 1. the name of a naked 

mollusc 2. The name of a 

Gau, fl. 1. to break. 2. To yield. 
Ona gau ifo lea o Tagaloalagi, 
3. To chew sugar-cane, or ti root ; 
also the skin of ihe chestnut by 
bats; pi. GAGAU, gaugau; paM9» 


GiuA'i, V. to yield lo, to obey. 
Gau*ac©utu, a. raised at both 

ends, but low in the middle ; of 

a canoe. 
Gaualqpa, tt. to yield from love. 
Gaualuga, of a hungry man. 
Gauaso, V. to break in upon, at 

to bring to an end tlie daily 

offering of a human body. (OlJ- 

Gaueseese, 1^. to be of different 

Gaui, v. to break, a dimin, of gau ; 

redup. GAUGAUi ; pass, sing, gauia ; 

pi. gIuia. 
Gauiui, to fold up. &yn. Gaugau.' 
Gauolosa*a, V, to die. Applied 

only to the family of Tuala, 

Lit. The mountain 01o&a'a is 

broken in two. 
Gaugaivi, 8, a joint. *0 lona gau- 

Gaugau, v. 1. pi. of gau. 2. To 

fold up. 
Gaugautasi, tr. to be of one mind. 
Gaugatino, 8. a joint. Syn. GLlu- 

gaini. > 

Gaugxjtu, «. See Gau*augutu. 
Gaulble. See Gautou. 
Gaumata, v. lit. to 'be broken 

green, 1. to die young. 2, To 

die suddenly or by acoid^d:; 


Gaupopo, v. to have a relapse of 
illness from working too soon 
after becoming oonvalesoent. 

Gaupule, v. Ut, to break thd 
authority, to interfere with thd 
authority of anotiier. Syn* Seu- 


Gaupulu. The rat is the gnawer 
of pulu ; and he ran off with thd 
bat's wings. *0 gaupulu le ptl'a 
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Gaitta, adu. towards inland. 
Gatjtou, v. lit. to break like tou. 

1. to be brittle, to die young. 
. 2. To die suddenly, or by acci- 
dent. Syn, Fatitou, Gaumata, 

Gava, 8. 1. a fathom. 2. Ances- 
tors. 3. Descendants. 4. A 

- pedign'ee* 

Gafapebaua*!, v. to intermarry with 
another family. 

Gafata, 8. 1, marriages into an- 
other family. 2. The offspring 
of such marriages; pi. gafatata. 

Gafatailelagi, v. to marry above 
one's rank. 

Gafataitua, '^ <t. to marry beneath 

Gafata VALE, / one's raok. 

GAfea, adv. whereabouts? 

Gafigafi, 8. 1* an old siapo used 
as a wrapper for native property. 

2. A rich man. 

Gafoa, t?. 1. to be notched, as a 

knife, &c. 2. To be daybreak; 

inten8. gafoafoa. *Ua gafoa le 

ata. The shade is broken. It is 

breetk of day. 
Gafua, 17. to be made common, to 

have a prohibition removed. 

Used both of ea and pa-ia. 

Hence applied to Monday. See 

the adjective. 
Gafua, a, common, unprohibited. 

*Ole aso gafua. 
Gafulu, a, ten. 
Gaga, v. to give permission. See 


Gaga*e, v. to spring up, to arise: 

as a wish, a disease. 2. To sigh 
- for home. 
Gaga'e, adv. eastward, a little 

towards the east. 
Gaoa*b, adv. eastward, at some 
. distance, as at the next village. 
Gagaifo, adv. westward, a little 

toward the west. 
Gagau, v. 1. pL of GAU, to break. 
.. 2. To fold up, to crease. 
Gagafa, v. to measure with the 
' arms, to fathom. 
GAGAFd^ adv. westward, at some 

d.stance to the west. 

GaGAIiO, v. pi. of GALO. 

Gagalu, v. to be rippled, as the 
water by a canoe, or a fish 
swimming near the surface; 

redup. GALUGALU. 

Gagana, 8. speech, language. *0 
lona gagana. 

Gagana, v. to speak to; rectp. 
FEGANAVAI. *Ua tlod 6 at iii 
Wau e gagana. 

Gala. 0*w te 'nofo, o*u te gala. 

Galala, v. 1. to have intense 
thirst, to be parched with thirst. 
2. To long for. 

Galegale, 8. a young cock, not 
full grown. 

Galegale, v. to crow, as a young 

Galegaleata, f>. to be dawn. 

Galemulemu, v. 1. to shnke about, 
to be soft, of tare and breadfruit. 
2. fig. To be weakly, of men. 

Galepu, v. to be stirre<i up, to be 

troubled, to be agitated, as watfer ; 

. dim. galepulepu. Syn. Gaepu. 

Gali, v. to gnaw; inten8. gagau j 
pass. GAM A ; dim. galigali. 

Gali^o, 8. a sea snake (Pelamis 

Galiola, v. to eat alive. 

Galimaunu, v. to nibble the bait. 

Galo, v. to forget; pi. gagalo. 
TtdaH atu Siiia, *a e galo Xe- 
u^ameatagata. Impers. verb. 

Galo, «. a full-grown usiusi. 

Galo, v. to pass out of sight, to 
vanish in the distance, to dis- 
appear. *-4'e va*at mai *iki *ott 
gdlo^ i le 'e oso. 

Galouluvao, v. to disappear be- 
hind the trees, of the moon. 
Le mdlama e galouluvao. 

Galogalova*aia, the moon appar- 
ently setting and appearing again. 
Malay y alun. 

Galolo, 8. tlie name of a fish. 

Galo VAGINA, r. to be forgotten in 
the bush. 

Galovale, v. to go inland, as to 
the plantations, and return empty^ 

Galu, 8. 1. a wave, a breaker. 


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Amuia le galu e fa^afua ma 
maona. 2. A number of young 
persons. *0 le galu teine, ma 
le galu taulde'a, 
Galu, v. to be rough, to break 
heavily on the reef. *-4 galu, 
fatia Si^unau / redup, galu- 


(GrALUA, V. to be rough, of the 

Galuailbtai, 8. great numbers of 
' fishes. 
Galuao, 8, a wave breaking at 

one end first, Syn. Galuta'ai. 
Galitk, v. V> ^wjTk, especially in 

cultivating the ground; pi, ga- 


Galue, 8. the food taken by a 
whole village to visitors. 

Galu£fa*afafa, 8, food, consis- 
ting of a pig and a basket of 
vegetables taken by each head 
of a family to visitors in their 

Galuega, 8, work, especially hus- 
bandry. *0 lana galuega. 

Galxtelue, v. to shake, to move to 
and fro. 

GaluelilI, 8, lit baskets of food 

. tied up because full, and taken 
to visitors. iS^yn. Galuepa'apafa. 

GaluetalI. Syn, Galueta'afata. 

Galuo, a. rough, with breakers. 

Galugalu, V, redup. of galu, 
somewhat rough. 

GAlulu, v. 1. to shake, as a nut 
not full of juice. 2. fig. To be 

■ shaken or infiuenced by a chief, 
as a people. *0 le tupu lea na 
gSlulu i ai aitu ma tagata. 3. 
To go in crowds. lateiu. Galu- 

Galulu, V, to have the headache. 

Galuta*a, 8. waves rolling from 
west to east, or the contrary. 

Galuta*ai, 8. Syn. Qaluao. 

Galutai, «. waves of the sea. 

Galutafi, 8. a high wave which 
sweeps the rubbish fh>m the 

Galutu*d, 8. the last wave on 
which those wlio fa^cue^e sliJe 
before finishing the game. 

Galuvaea, r. to be trampled under 

Ganagana, «. to be talked about, 
to be the subject of conversation. 
Mona 8080 e ganagana. 

Ganagana, v. to talk, to con- 
verse, to chat ; pOM. GAHAIA ; 
reeip. feganaval 

Ganagata, a. difficult to be per- 
suaded, disobedient. 

Gakagata, v. to be disobedient. 

Ganagofie, a. ea&ily persuaded, 

Ganagofie, v. to be obedient 

Gape, «. hunger. 

Gape, v. 1. to be broken, gene- 
rally of things fragile. 2 Of 
the voice of a youth. ^0 le leo 
*ua gape ; pi. Gapbpe. 

Gapelu, a. weak, as a stick or ad 
a man. 

Gapia, 8. fish taken to relations. 
*0 lona gapid. 

Gase, a. 1. palsied, lifeless. 2. 
Languid; pi. gagase. *0 le 
tino gaga8e. 

Gase, v. 1. to be languid, to be 
lifeless. E^ loto e mutivale, ma 
ota tino e ga8e. 2. To wane, as 
tlie moon. 3. To die. E ga»6 
fua lava maloh.; pa88. gasea. 

Gasb, v. to rustle ; redup. gasbsb. 

Gase'ele'elb, v. to be eclipsed, 
of the moon and sun. [Used 
chiefly of the moon.] 

Gasegasb, 8. ft chiefs illness. 
8e*i ai 8e atua e laveaH i le gats' 
gase o Ta^gipo. 

Gasegasb, v. to be ill, of a chief. 

Gasbgasehalu, 8. a chiefs ulcer* 

Gasehob, v. to die. Ind gcuemoe ; 
*o le faiva o ta>matane o tau. 

Gasese, a. industrious. 

Gasese, \ 8. the preparation of 

Gasesega, / an oven of food. 
A polite term before chiefs. 

Gasetoto, v. to be eclipsed. [Used 
chiefly of the son.] Na fua i le 
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Gasolo, o. Bwift, of a oanoe. 

Oasolo, v. 1. to pass along. Ona 
gdsdo at lea *o le taua. 2. To be 
«uiok, swift, as a oanoe, or work ; 
ainrin. gasolosolo. 

OAsoLO, V, to slip down, as thatch 
slipping ont of plaoe on the roof 
of a house. 

CMsoLOAO, V. to die. applied io ^ 
the highest chiefs. ' 

Gasu, r. to be wet, of the }>n8h. 

Gata, b. a snake. 

Gata, 8. property given when a 
girl commences her monthly 

Gata, r. to finish, to end, to ter- 
minate, to be restricted to. E le 
gata i 8afata ona feafofaH at. 

Gata, snfiized to verbti and ad- 
jectives to express difficnltv ; as 
maugatdj to be difficult to obtain. 

.Gata*aqa, «. the end. 'O Una 

Gatae, 8. the name of a tree. Its 
flowers are called *alo^alo (Ery- 
thrina Indica). 

Gata^e, v. to be cracked, to be 

.Gatai, a^v, seawards, a little 
towards the sea. Ona alu atu 
lea i gdtai o Tutuila, 

Gata*ula, \ f. two kinds of 

Gatauij, / snakes. 

GItala, 8. the name of a fish 
(Serranus sp. pi.). 

Gatasi, \ adv. 1. equal. Le fia 

GAtasi, / eva gdtaei lava. 2. 
Together ; intern, gatasitasi. 

Gatasina, 8. one kind of snake. 

Gatete, v. 1. to shake, to tremble. 
2. To be troubled; pi. gatete; 
intenB. gatetetete. 

Gati, 8. one kind of song, snug by 
three or four persons. 

Gatilo, v. to grow in great num- 
bers, to increase greatly. Mostly 
of insects ; redup. gatilotilo. 

Gatogia, 8. the first atu caught in 
the season, and given to the chief. 
*0 le atu le gatogia. 

Gatu, 8. 1. the stick used to rub 
for fire. 2. An old stopo, used 

as a wrapper, or aa rags in sick- 
Gatu, v. to make head-quarters^ to 

come to one point from different 

places. A gatu mai le alofa i 

tama e. 
Gatugattjfakau, t. to be accue^ 

tomed to bear children. 
Gatusa, v. to be equal, to be alike; 

mten8. oatusatusa. 
Gegb, v. tr> die, of animals, and 

of men abusively. A gege i le 

Gege, t . the name of a fish. 
GegI, o. very fat. — Oabnb. 
Gegegege, v. to appear as if dyinp^. 

Applied to the sun when o&> 

soured by clouds. 
Geli, 8. a cat. Syn, GosE. 
Geno, v. to nod, to wink ; tn^ent. 

GENOGENO. Syn. Nego. 
Gese, a. slow ; intens. gesegesk. 
Geti, 8. a full-grown lomu. 
Getigbtia, a. fat, of pigs and men. 
GiGi, V. to obey. 
Gigie, 8. the Manu*a name of the 

GiGiLi, V. 1. to have a good voice 

for singing. ^Ua gigUi le ho. 

2. To become a public speaker 

on account of having a giiod 

voice. *Ua oti Pai, a e gigUi 

lona ataJiH. 8. To be able to 

talk but not to act, as a 

GiGiLiANAFA. It is first praised 

for its good tone, and then thrown 

aside qs a log of wood. 
Gita, 8, the hair on both sidee( of 

the head left long, as practised 

by virgins. *0 lona giia. 
GoFiE, suffixed to verbp, meaning 

eaxy, as maugqfiey to be obtained 

GoGO, i. a tern (Sterna sp. pi). 
GoGOPALA, 8. 1. a bird having a 

small voice. 2. A child's whistle. 

*0 Idna gogofala. 
GoGOLO, 8. a rushing sound, as of 

wind, waves, thunder, Ac. 
GoGOLO, V. 1. to make a rushing 

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GosE, «. a cat. Syn. Gell 

Goto, i;. 1. to sink. 2. To be 

Bwampcd, as a canoe. 3. To set, 

as the sun, &c. PL gogoto; 

intens. gotogoto. Pei *o le la^ a 

goto e toe oso mat, 
-Goto, a. setting, of the sun, or 

moon, or stars. *C7a pulapula a 

la goto. 
GoTOUGA, V. lit. to sink like an uga, 

to sink to the bottom. 
Gu, a durk-coloured artificial fly- 
Gu, V. 1. to growl. 2. To make a 

murmuring noise, as voices in 

tlie distance. 
GuFE*E, 8. the name of a fish. 
GuGU, 8. rheumatism. *0 hna 

GuGu, V. to scranch. As Pa*agugu. 
GuGu, a. dumb. 
Gugu, v. to be dumb. 
GuGUA, a. rheumatic. 
GuGUTU, V. to be a great talker 

without regarding truth ; recip. 


GuLU, V. to sle( p. A jocular term; 
redup. GULUGULU. 

GuTAU, V. lit. to have the mntter- 
ings of war. 

GuTU, V. to excel, to be very great. 
^Ua gutu le va^a» 

GuTU, V. 1. to eat one's food by 
oneself aloue. 2. To trespas:^ 
against oneself. *C7a gutu id 
Vave le 8a Vave. 

GuTU, 8. 1. the mouth of men, 
animals, wells, bottles, &o. 2. 
The beak of a bird. 3. An open- 
ing, as of a cave, or through the 
reef, &c. 

GuTUA, V. having a month. 

GuTUA, V. to talk impudently. 

GuTUAiTU, 8. 1. a man full of 
words ; in a bad senae, 2. A 

GuTUAOPO, a. sore-mouthed. Syn. 


GuTUAVA, 8. the inner sides of an 
opening in the reef. 

GuTUPAGu, 8, one kind of bread- 

GuTUPiLOA, a. prominent-mouthed. 
GuTUGUTU, V. to promise and not 

GuTTLEi, 8. the name of a bird. 
GuTDMA*A, 8. a noisy blustering 

GutumIlo, v. to use strong lan» 

guage because a conqueror. 
GuTUMAMAi'O, 8. a boastcr. See 

' LOTOVI*!. 

GuTUMANu, 8. the first stage of the 

faro shoot. 
GuTUMo^o, a. small-mouthed. 
GuTUMULu, V. to eat by the sly. 
GuTUPAGO, 8. a contentious man. 
GuTUPOTo, t>. to be a clever tulkef. 

Se gtUupoto ia te tola 8aloa. 
GuTUSALU, V. to bespatter with 

praises, to mix the talk with 

many compliments. 
GuTUSEGA, a. beardless. 
GuTusoLOsoLO, a. sore-mouthed. 

GuTUSUA, a. jesting; tedup. Gtt- 


GuTusuMU, a. small and prominent- 
GuTUTAVALB, 8. & great talker. 
GuTuvALE, V. to use bad language. 

The eighth letter in the Samoau 
alphabet; it is pronounced for 
the most part, and by some 
natives always, bs the English. 
When it is preceded by a, o, or 
u, and followed by ?*, it has, with 
most natives, the sound of a 
soft, not a rolling r, as in ma- 
liUy pronounced mariu ; Apdima, 
pronounced Aporima. ) 

La, adv. there. Lelale,o % at. 

La, 8. 1. the sun. Malay ^ LaeI. 
2. A sail. Malay ^ Layer. *0 
le laola va^a. 3. A branch of 
a tree. 

La, v. to be intensely hot, of the 
sun ; pas8. laina, to be exposed 
to the sun. 

La, pron. they two. Abbreviated 


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from Idtta^ used before verba and 
nouus. La te oi o Id nu*u. 

La, a particle of emphasis, much 
used in the eastern part of the 
group. It may perhaps be ex- 
pressed by then, at once, as, Sau 
la ia* 

La*a, V, 1. to step. Malay, Lanq- 
KAH. Niu^, Laka. 2. To pass 
over, to step over; redup. la- 
la* a, la'ala*a ; pass, la^asla. 

Iia'ai, V, 1* to pass over. 2. To 

■ break over, as a wave making a 
clean breach across a canoe. 

- 3. To join another's quarrel; 
reaip. fela*aia'i ; redup, la- 


La'aitu, 17. to cross an island. ^Ua 

Waitu Logona ma nai ona nu^u. 
La'au, 8. 1. a tree, a plant. 2. 

Wood, timber, firewood on Tu- 

tuila. 3. A club* 4. A small 

axe. *0 Idna la^au. 
Laau, v. to behead in. war. Alu ia 

ina laau mat le tagata. — Carne. 
La^aualala, 8. the cotton plant 
. (Gossypium). 
La*aupepb, «. the sensitive plant 

(Mimoaa pudica). 
La*aulalaga, 8. the cotton plant 
. (Gossypium). Syn, La^aualala. 
La*aulopa, 8, the name of an 

introduced tree (Andenanthera 
. pavoiiica). 
La*auta., 8. a stick for striking 

the sea to drive fibhes into a 
, net. 
La*autauta, 8, a long stick for 

driving fowls out of the house. 
La*auvavae, 8. the cotton tree 
. (Gossypium). Syn, La*aula- 


La'aga, 8. 1. a step. .2. A step- 
ping over. '0 lona Waga, 

La* ALA* A, v.\, to step over some- 
thing sacred, as a laumei in the 
' oven. 2. To step carefully, as a 
' Ihief at night. 

liA*ALA*Ai6, V, to interfere in 
quarrels of others. 

La'asag^, 8. . See La*aga. 

La*atonu V, to step carefully, 

to step deliberately, so as not 

to step over bounds, or into a 

La*avale, v. to speak ill of, un- 
Lae, 8. the part between the lip 

and the chin without hair. JS^ 

vdvd mamao le lae ma le *aMvae. 

A figurative way of expressing 

neighbours are not of the same 

Laea, 8. the usiusi when grown to 

a moderate size. 
La'ei, 8. ti leaves tied to a stone 

to attract cuttlefish. 
La'ei, t?. 1. to wear a train. 2. 

To dress for a review of troops. 

3. To fish for cuttlefish with the 

La*ei*au, V, 1. to exercise troops at 

a review. 2. To have all ready 

for war^ 
Laelae, 8. one who leaves his 

family. ** Ua laMae mamao i 

se tasi aiga.** 
Lai, 8. 1. a sea-bird. 2. The name 

of a fish. 
La'i, 8. a westerly wind. TuHtuH 

le la% *a e tau *o le to*elau. 
Laia, 8. the name of a bird. 
La'ia, v. to be blighted by the 

westerly wind. 
La*io*atoa, 8. a westerly wind at 
. the full moon (used on Tutuihi). 
La'iopupula, 8. a westerly wind 

at the new moon (used on Tu- 

Lailoa, Malay, Lelah, v. to bo 

tired, to be exhausted, to be 

pained. Ind sau ia *a *e IdUoa. 
Laina, V, to be starved, to be 

Laina, v. pass, of la, to be sunned^ 

^Ua laina mai. A salutation to 

one comiug in the heat of the 

La*ita, 8. Br cocoa-nut bearing large 

clusters of smull nuts. 
Laitiiti, a. small; pi. laiti. 
La*o, 8. the name of a fish. 
La*o, t?. 1. to be low tide in the 

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food. 3. To be accustomed to, 
to be experienced. Applied to a 
full-grown mcui who may be de- 
. pended on in war not to run 
away. 4. To be. prepared, to be 
ready, as a canoe for a journey, 
'CTipt la*o taumaea o U va*a. 

XiAOA, r. to be choked, to have 
something lodged in the throat. 

Laoa% V, to pull in the sheet of a 

La'o'ai, $. 1. a "plaited cocoa-nut 
leaf used as a tray, or table. 2. 
A table. 8yn. Laulau. *0 lana 

Laoi, v. to pull out the, tongue. 
Laoi mai ifafo U oLdo. 

La'oipua, t7. to be well, to be in 
health; applied to a chief on 

liAOFiE, v. to be fair weai^er, to be 
line after rain. 

Laolao, o. 1. smooth, of the sea. 
2. Finislied, as the body of a 
canoe just built. 3. Cleared, as 
a i)art of the bush for a planta- 

Laolao, v,. to be smooth, of the sea. 
*?7a Icwino le vasa. 2. To be 
finished, of a cauoe. 3. To be 
cleared, as the bush for plant- 

Laolao, s. 1. an open space free 
from trees. Laolao ane le vac, 
2. A part of the bush free from 
stones. So used at Falealupo. 

La*ola'o, adv. no wonder ; for that 
reason, 8yn. Nainai. 

Laosa, 8. matter clinging to sores. 

La'osauni, t?. to be completed. 

La'otale, 8. the name of a fish 
(Antennarius cocoineus). 

Lau, 8. 1. a haf. Malay ^ Daun. 
Le tino o le pu'a, lau o le pu^a, 
lau le pu^a. 2* Thatch, Lau o 
le fale. Lau a le aiga. 3. The 
If'p, *0 kma lau* 4. The brim 
of a cup. 
. Lau, a, breadth. 

Lau, a. hundred, after the first 
hundred, e lua lau. 

Lau, a particle used in counting 

fish, ra 6 lauaga/ulu, vm i^a e 

lua lau. 
Lau. See Lauloa. 
Lau. See Lelau* 
Lau, a particle prefixed to some 

verbs, indicating uniformity or 

universality, as laufclay Iduiioa, 
Lau, «. to give out a song verse by* 

Lau, pron. thy. 
La*u, proti, my. 
La*u, V. 1. to clear off, to carry 

away. 2. With mat, to bring; 

intens. la*ula'u. 
La*u, r. to be decrepit ; redup. la- 

. LA*U. . . 

Laua, v. from lau, a leaf, to be in 
leaf, to be full of leaves. 

Laua, pron. they two. 

Lau*a% 8. the fibrous substance 
which grows round the base of 
the cocoa-nut leaf, the stipule, 

Lau*a*ai, 8. a town, in oppoatJon 
to the bush. 

Lauainatasi, a. one-sided. Syn. 

Lauaitu, 8. a weeping, a wailing, 
*Ua pale Umaitu a le nu^u. 

Lauao, 8. a chiefs hair. '0 le 
lauojo le aliH, 

Lauauta, 8. the name of a fern. 
Syn, Laufalb. Gymnogramme 

Lau^afa, 8. cocoa-nut fibre cleaned 
for making sinnet. 

Lauafeoa, 8, Ic av( s of the cocoa- 
nut or bread-fruit when very old 

Lauafia, 8. the name of a tree. 

Laualo, 8. 1. a maJauli caught in- 
side the reef. 2. The belly of a 
chief, external. 

Laualou, 8. one kind of breads 

Laualxtoa, v. to be on the top, to 
be uppermost. 

Laualuga, o. uppermost 

Lauama, 8. the name of the Upolu 
fleet. So called because in cross- 
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Lauafi, 8. a war lodging-houBe. 

^O le lauapi a le nu^u, 
Lauatea, 8. the Savai*! fleet. *0 le 

lauatea a Saldfau 
Lau^aya, 8. footl eaten on the borial 

of a chief. Oabnb. 
Lau*ava, a. green. 
Lau^ayi^ayi, 8, one kind of banana. 
Lau'ele'ele, 8. land, soil. 
Laui*a, 8, 1. a fish cooked in a 

cocoa-nut leaf. 'O -Idna laui^a, 

2. A measure, from aboye the 

wrist to the tips of the fingers. 

*0 lona laui*a. 
Laitifi, 8, 1. chestnut leaves. 2. 

The eyes. A depreciatory term 

in speaking of one's own eyes. 

*0 o'u Utuifi. 
Lauiloa, tj. to be known to all. 

^Ua tctUm lauiloa ^wpu na tu*'u 

Lauina, 8. birds of the leafy bush. 
Lauika, v. to be in leaf. Manu *o 

le vao e lauina. 
"LiuiTnTi, a. narrow ; pi, LAum. 
LiurrnTi, r. to be narrow; pi. 

LAuirnn, «. a small leaf. 
Lauo'o, 8. a leaf of a young ooooa- 

nut tree. 
LAtrb'o, 8. one kind of ta*amu. 
Latj^ofe, 8. one stage in the growth. 

of the atide. 
Lau'ofe^ofe, 8. the name of more 

tliau one plant One is Bham- 

pliidia tenuis. 
Lauolaola, V, to grow luxuriantly. 
Lvuolaola, a. luxuriant. 
L vuoLO, V, to grind down with re- 
Lauonbone, 8. sandy soil above the 

liAiroTi, V, to have frequent deaths 

in a family, or village. 
Lautj^a, 8. 1. the loaf of the paper 
mulberry. 2. Tlie bark of the 
u*a prepared for m iking native 

doth. Syn. Tutuga, for which 
- word it has been substituted on 
account of superstitions in con- 
nection ' vrith fishing. *'0 Idna 

Lauulu, 8. the hair of the head. 

*0 lona lauidu, 
Lau^ulit, 8. a Inreadfruit leaf. 
Lauulua, v. 1. to have hair. 2. To 

have a crack in a bottle looking 

like a hair. 
LAtr*tJLUMAFA*i, V, to be easily 

knocked down in a club match. 
Lauulumagaapb, a. thousandfold, 

as the hair. Taua lautUumagaafe, 

One so wise that he could count 

the hair. Applied to a usually 

clever man who has done some 

foolish thing. 
Latj*ulu8ilia, 8* ripe breadfruit 
Lau*tjpbga, «. the width of a net. 

^Ua Una le lau^upega i le nu'ti. 

To be proq>erous. 
Lausiusi, a. shining green, as 

Laupa, 8. a piece of the cocoa-nut 

butt taken off by the spear in 

Laupa* AGOTO. See Laxjtumoa. 
Laufao, 8. the name of a plant. 
Laupau, 8. the second oest mat, 

worn by a bride over the anoi. 
Laupapa, 8. a support for the jaw 

of a dead person. 
Laupagupagu, 8. the name of a 

Laupala, 8. 1. leaves of the /'da 

used to make mats. 2. Tiie 

name of a tree (Pandanus). The 

leaves used for making sleeping- 

Laupalb, 8. 1. branches and leaves 

used to cover over tlie fale8eu, 

2. The name of a plant. 8yn» 

Lacauta (Panax sp.). 
Laupanua, 8. the cultivated land. 

*0 le laufauua o le nu^u. 
Laupasi, 8. a slice of a yam for 

Laupatu, 8. tlie name of a tree. 

Syn. Lauma*a. 
Laufopoga. 8. a chief's eyelids. 
Laupola, 8, one kind of the ta*amu. 
Laupola, ctdv. 8tea<lily, of the wind. 

*Ua agi Idufola le matagi. 
LArPONO, 8 a plank of a canoe. 
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Laufuefue, «. the Dame of a 

Laupubfubtba, «. a variety of lau- 

LiuGA, 8. a speecli, a sermon. *0 
Idna Iduga, 

La'uga, «. from Za%, a carrying off. 

Laugapapa, 8. the name of a fern. 
Syn. Laumapapa (Asplenium 
. nidus). 

Laugasbse, 8. the name of a fern. 

I/AUGATA^;I, a. evon, level. 

Laugatasi, V, to be even, to be 

Laugutu, 8. the lip. *0 rnia lau- 

Laulau, «. 1. a temporary cocoa- 
nut leaf house. 2. A plaited 
ooct-a-nut leaf tray. . 3. A table. 
Syn. La'o'ai. 

Laulau. See Atulaulau. 

Laulau, v. to abuse by naming the 
private parts.' 

Laui^au, a particle used to qualify 
some verbs, as Ldulautu. 

Laulau, t?. 1. to lay out food on the 
tray or table. *Ua laulau mai le 
, moa na tunu. 2. To narrate. 

La*ula*u, v. to be decrepit. 

La'ula*u. v. 1. to be very soft and 
tender, as ulu^au, 2. To be rot- 

Laulaupaiva, 8, the tongue. 

Laulaufau, 8. the name of a fish, 

La'ula*unoa. See La'ula*u. 

Lal'laupoto, V, to be wise in war 
exercises, or in making speeches; 


Laulausiva, 8. the man who gives 

out a song verse by verse at a 

night dance. 
Laulautu, 8. a house, so called 

on occasion of the death of a 

LAULAUTiJ. V. to f»tand up together ; 


Laulauvale. See Laulau. 
Laulapalafa, 8. a northerly wind. 

Lua 8u^e na le to% a na laufala- 

Laulagi, 8. the hair of the highest 


Laulala, 8. the name of a tree. 
Laulalo, a. underneath, under- 
Laulalo, v. to be at the bottom, 

to be underneath. 
Laulalo, 8. the plank of a canoe 

next the keel, the garbel streak. 
Laulata, Malay, Rata, 8. a level 

place on a mountain's side or at 

its foot. 
Lauleaga, a. uneven. 
Lauleaga, v. to be uneven. 
Laulelei, a. 1. even, level. 2. 

Satisfied with food. 
Laulelei, v. 1. to be well, to be" 

recovered, of a chief. 2. To be 
. satisHed with food. Instead of 

ma'ona, to chiefs. 
Laulili*!, 8. a tree. Syn. Taputo*i. ' 
Lauloa, 8. a method of catching 

fish by twisting cocoa-nut leaved 

.on ropes, with which a large 

space in. the lagoon is euclosed. 

*0 la Idtou lauloa. 
Lauloto, v. to be between, to be 

in the middle. 
Lauloto, a. middle. 
Laulua, 8. the name of a part of 

the Aana troops. Tali fast mai 

le laulua. 
Laulua, pron, contraction of la 

TLiAululupe, 8. a great number of 

people ; lau i lupe. 
Laululupe, v. to cluster around; 

to flock to, as tp a rich chief, a 

king, or a conqueror. 
Lauma'a. 8. the name of a tree^ 

Syti. Laupatu. 
Laumai'a, 8. a plant found on 

Tutuila (Aroidea). * 

Laxjmai'e, 8. the name of a plant 

(Alyxia olivseformis). 
Laumaile, 8. the name of two 

plants (Alyxia bracteolora and 

A. scandens). 
Lauma'ulu^ulu, 8. the name of a 

Laumapatipati, 8. a shrub (Cin- 

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Laumagamaoa, «. the name of a 

Laumalie v. ]. to be enough, to be 

complete. 2. To be in good 

health, to be welL 
Laumanba, v. to be full of the 

white ant, applied to a living 

Laumanijina, V, to have praise or 

blame shouted after one. ^O Wo 

laumanuina i cUu motu, 
Laumapapa, v. the name of a fern 

(Asplenium nidus). Syn, Lau- 


Laumasamasa, a. narrow, of fish- 
ing nets, cloth. &o. 

Laumata, «. the eyelid. *0 Uma 

Laumatui, «. a ehrub. Syn. *Ava- 


Laumea, adv. long since. *0 ae a 
toe tofia le laumea. 

Laumea, s. 1. leaves of trees. 2. A 
country, an island. 3. A large 
fish, or a large tree floating out 
at sea, and attracting fish to it. 

Laumei, 8. a turtle (Chelonia imbri- 
cata, and C. virgata). 

Laumoana, 8. the name of a fish. 

Laumomole*a. See Momole*a. 

Laumva, «. the name given to 
Sagana, as the ruling land in 
the Tuamasa^a. The lau was 
the tupe first thrown in the game 
of lafogatupe. Hence, the prin- 
cipal town, the capital. 

Launiu, «. 1. a cocoa-nut leaf. 2. 
A bamboo, so called before 

Laxjnonopo, V, to sit in crowds and 

Laupae. v. to sit together, in order 
to look at a dance or a quarrel. 

Laupapa, 8. a board, a plank. *0 
Idna laupapa, ^0 laupapa o le 

Laupata, 8. the name of a tree 
(Mallotus Roxburghianus). 

Laupipi, v. 1. to find fault with, 
to abute, to make ashamed. 2. 
To tell all that can be said 
against a person. 

Lattfopo, «. the month of Septrm« 

ber.HT". PJ 
Lausa'ato, 8. one kind of fern 

(Acrostichum aureum). 
Lausab, f. one portion of the 

Lauso*o, v. to be ovenpread, as 

with men or weeds, or as tlie 

heavens with clouds. 
Lausului, 8. dry banana leaves. 
Lautafifi, 8. the name of a vine. 
LautXoitagi, be drooping, ai 

the leaves of a tree. 
Lautaoitagi, 8, the name of a tree. 
Lautaliga, 8, 1. the lobe of the 

ear. 2. A toadstool, a fungus. 

Byn. MoiiO*AU. 
Lautalatalo, 8. the name of a 

plant (Orinum Asiaticum). 
Lautamanu, ». a slice of pork. 
Lautamatama. Syn, Lautalo- 


Lautasi, v. 1. to be one stone deep, 
of a pavement. 2. To be steady, 
of the wind. 

Lautea, a. thin, dwarfed, stunted, 
of men, taro, bananas, &c. 

Lautelb, 8. a large leaf. 

Lautele, a. 1. wide. 2. Widely 
known. 3. Common, of people; 
pi. lXutetelr. 

LautI, «. 1. a ti leaf. 2. A bam- 
boo, instead of 'o/e before chiefs. 

Lautilaulelei, t'. to be on an 
equality; of a village without 

Lautiti, 8.1,9. leaf of a titi. 2. 
Fish caught in such numbers 
as to hang round the body like 
a titi. 3. Men killed in num- 
bers in war. *lJa molu le lap, tilt. 

Lautoa, 8. the name of a plant. 
*C7a motu a lautoa. 

Lautoi, 8. one stage in the growth 
of the atule. 

Lautolu, 8. three fishes. 

Lautolu, 8. three villages going 
together, as on an embassy. 

Lautija, 8, the naone of a malauli 
when found outside the reef. 

Lautua, a. outside, outer, as » 
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Lautua, v. to b^ on the top or 

Lautumahu, *. the Manu*a term 

for lautumoa. 
Lautumoa, 8. the short banana leaf 

which covers the bunch of fruit. 


LAXTTUTrGA, «. the bark of the 
paper mulberry. Syn^ Lauu*a. 

Lauvae, 8. the string tied to a tame 
pigeon's leg. 

iiAUVAEA, \ r. to be held in 

Lauvaeina, j and restrained, 
as a tame p!geon is by the string. 

Lauvai, 8. taro sprouts. Syn. Uli. 
Used on XJpolu. 

Lauvao, 8. the wild ti plant (Cor- 

• dyline terminalis). 

LXuvALE, V, to be bad, worthless. 
It is used only in a negative 
sentence, or a question. Pe 
lauvale ^ea mea a lend tagata 7 

Lauvale, v. I. to be planted in 
the wet season, as yams or taro. 
2. To be thin and wasting pre- 
vious to a fit of illness. 3. To 
abuse indecently; redup. lau- 


Lauvivilu. See Vivilu. 

Lafa, «. the ringworm. 

Lafalafa, 8, 1. the level top of a 
mountain. 2. The name of a 

Lafalafa, a, ohiefless; a land 
without chiefs. 

Lafalafamoana, 8. a gentle west- 
erly wind; (because it makes 

. the sea level). 

Lafasupa, «. an ulcer supposed to 
indicate palsy. 

LafatCelau, 8, a peculiar skin 
disease (tinea disquamem), 

Lafetona, 8. a stye in the eye. 

IfiAFi, 8. 1. a largo sheet of lauu*a. 
2. A hiding away. ^Ua^ole laft 
a le tetea. 

Lafi, v. to hide oneself; pi. lalafl 
'-4 lafi i ai Mdta'utia i le ana ; 
redup, lafilafx. Fa'u mat na 

I^AFiTA'i, V. to hide away, to con- 
ceal, of persons. 

Lafitaga, 8. a hiding-place. *0 

lona lafitaga, 
Lafo, v. 1. to throw, 2. To clear 

off the bush ; pi, lai^afo ; poM, 

LAFOiA ; intens. lafolafo. 
Lafo, 8. property given to a ttHd- 

fale, *0 le lafo o le tvldfale, 

lI^I, } «. the rattan cane. 

Lafoa% t7. 1. to throw away. 2. 
To desert, to reject. 

Lafoa^i, 8. the name of the cooked 
food taken to sea when bonito 

Lafoia, v. pa88, of lafoy 1. to be 
repulsed, of troops. 2. To be 
placed, as a canoe, in the midst 
of the breakers. *Ua lafoia *oe 
t le alogalu, 

Lafoga, 8. a game played with tupe, 

Lafola, V, lit to throw down tiie 
sail, to lower down the sail. E 
oia. mai e le to'elau aliH e^ ind 
lafdd mai ia, 

Lafolafo, v. 1. to be jabbly, of the 
sea. pa88, Lafolafoaina. 2. To 

Lafotu, v. to tlirow down. 

Lafovao, v. to clear the bush. 

Lafu, 8. 1. herd of pigs. 2. A 
number of fowls. *0 Idna lafu, 

Lafu, v, to prohibit the killing of 

Lafulafu, 8. one kind of taro. 

Lafulafu, a. dingy, dusky, as the 
body for want of oiling. See 

Lafulafu, o. barren,, unproductive, 
exhausted, of land. 

Lafulemu, a. rich, productive, of 

Lafutagata, 8. a herd of men, 

Lag A, V. 1. to raise up, as a heavy 
weight, or a conquered party. 
*Ua laga le toHlato. 2. To rise 
from a 'sitting posture. 3. To 
rise to arms, as troops in am- 
bush. Malay^ Langgab; pa8», 
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Laoa^ali, 6, the name of a tree 
(Aglaia edulis). Its flowers are 
used to scent oil. Tutogi le 
paogo *a efa^aaao lou laga'cUi, 

Laoa*ali*ulit, «. a variety of laga- 

Lagai, «. a shoal of dolphins. 

Laga^i, v. to excite, as to fight or 

Laoatjta, v. to carry a large load, 
applied to canoes, and fig, to 

Laqapuaina, tJ. 1. to be stnick by 
a wuve, of a canoe in shallow 
water. 2. To be struck in an- 
other's quarrel. 

Lagalaga, 8. a stick nsed to detach 
the flat coral employed to keep 
down flsh-traps. 

Lagalaga, v. 1. to raise np, as a 
heavy weight. 2. To raise the 
finger nails. 

Laqalaga'au, V, to reconnoitre, of 
a small party sent on ahead of 
the advanced guard. 

Laoalagai'upu. 8yn. Fa'ausu^uptt. 

Lagalagaola, V, to raise the 
finger nails from the flesb. *Ua 
lagcUdgaola atigilima o tagata. 

Lagalo, v. to get fish. The fish 
being satisfi^ with lo are not 
easily caught. *0 le ava le la- 

LIgamuli, v. 1. to be tardy or late 
in doing anything. 2. To gain 
the victory after being often 
defeated. Applied also to a 
speaker, who after being severely 
reproved, afterwards gets tlie 

. better of his opponent. 3. To 
disturb previous arrangements, 
things already settled. 4. To 
revive an old quarrel, as by 
killing a man, after it had been 
agreed not to do so. 

Laganopo, V, to sit attentively, as 
when waiting for the enemy. 

Lagapa*ia, v. to be struck acci- 
dentally, to be burnt accidentally. 

Lagapalo, V, to contend with one 
who was conqueror in a former 
club match. 

Lagapapale, v. to bear with, to 

endure. See Fa*apalbpalb. 
Lagava*a, V, to rise near the canoe, 

as bonito, when a canoe comes 

over them. 
Lagayai^b, v. 1. to get up too early 

in the night. 2. To have no 

proper errand. E le se lagavaU 

le meanei, 
Lagi, Mdlay^ Langit, 1. the sky. 

*C7a sclofa le lagi ua fad, 2. 

Heaven. afio mat Tagaloa i 

le higi tuavalu e, 3. (justoms 
. observed on the death of a chief. 

O le lagi o le aliH *ua om. 
Lagi, v. 1. to sing. Lagi mai se 

siva; redup, lagilagi. 2. To 

call out the different portions 

of food at a feast, and for whom 
. intended. 
Lag?, «. the head of a chief. It 

has the plural form. *Ua lavea 

lagi le aliH. 
Lagi*ulo, 8. a dark sky. 
Lagipelo'ua*!, 1 1?. to marry into 
Lagipbtaopba'i, / another village 

or family of chiefs. 
Lagilagi, v. to warm anything 

at the fire; pi. lalagi; pass. 


Lagilagia, v. to be cloudy, to 
threaten rain. 

Lagilagimua, v. to remind those 
about to distribute food or pro- 
perty of some party having a 
claim, that they may not be 

Lagilelei> 8. a clear sky. 

Lagilelbi, t?. to be fine and clear, 
of the sky. 

Lagilo'ulo*!!, v. to intermarry with 
another &mily. Syn, Gafafb- 


Lagima, 8, bright heavens. 

Lagipati, v. to sing and clap 

Lagipua*a, v. to beg pigs for stock. 
Used on Tutuila for tu'uptta^a. 

Lagisigisi, o. small; (obsolete ex- 
cept on Manu'a). Sina ma^a 

Lagisiva, 8, a singer. 

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Laoisolo, 8. a long song, unac- 
companied with dancing. *0 le 
Idgisclo a le nu*u. 

LAGITATA17, 8. property given on 
the completion of tattooing. 

Lagitatafi, 8. property given after 
the operation for elepnantiasis in 

Lagitigapxjla, v. to beg taro tops. 
Used on Tutuila for tu'utiga" 

L AGiTUATVA, 8. lit the ninth heaven, 
very far off. 

Lagituatolu, 8. the third heaven. 

Lagivalea, v. to be obsonred by 
clouds, of the moon. 

Lago, Malay, Rango, 8. the common 
house fly. Laugau. Malay, a 
Rreat fly. 

Lago, 8. props to rest a canoe on. 
^Ua ta lava logo a Lemasefan, 

Lago, v. 1. to lean against or upon, 
of things, not persons. 2. To 
raise on supports. Si o matou 
va*a e ^ave e lago tubumau; pi, 
lalago; pa88, lagomia; redup, 


XiAGOA, a. 1. cranky, of a canoe. 
2. Easily displaced, of chiefis. 

Lagoa, v. 1. to be cranky. 2. To 
be easily displeased. ^Ua lagoa 
lona finagalo. 

Lagoia, v. to be covered with flies. 

Lagouli, 8. the puller in front of 
the stt-ersman, who helps occa- 
sionally to steer. Syn, Taliuli. 

Lagopufu, 8. See Lagomumu, for 
which it is exchanged. 

LagogalEm©, a. 1. steady, not 
cranky, of a canoe. 2. Quiet in 
disposition, not eatily provoked. 

Lagola'ai, 8. a threshold. On Tu- 

Lagolau, 8. neatly plaited cocoa- 
nut leaves, used to keep the ends 
of the thatch from hanging 

Lagolago, 8. a wall-plate. 

Lagolago, v. to help, to prop up. 

Lagolagoauvae, v. to take bold of 
the chin. (A sign of grief). 

Lagolagosua, r. to help, to prop up. 

Lagolala, v. to use low props for « 

Lagolei, 8, one kind of fly. 

Lagolemu. See Lagooalemu. 

Lagomau, t>. 1. to prop up flrmly; 
2. To be the support of, to be the 
confidence of, as in war, or tot 

Lagomea, 8. one kind of fly. 

Lagomia, v. pa^. of lago. 

Lagomumu, 8, the carpenter bee. 

Lagona, v. 1. to understand. 2, 
To feel. TVu mai le ato, e U 
lagona. 3. To perceive, by the 
senses, as to hear, to smell, to 

L AGOTU, V. to place a canoe on Idgil 

Lagotua, 8, the tenderline. 

LIla, s. 1. a shrub, used for a 
pigeon perch (Desmodium um- 
bellatnm). 2. The name of 
various plants, especially shrubs 
of ti-e papilionaceous division. 

Lala, v. 1. to be greasy. To shine. 

Lala, v. to leap upon, of the mal6 
animal on the female. 

Lala, s, small branches. 

Lala, v. 1. to stand out, like 
branches. 2. To stand up, as a 
comb stuck into the hair. 3. To 
project, as a spear in the body. 

LAla'a. See La' a. 

Lala'au, 8. a branch of a tree. 

Lalao, v. to go out to sea (of bm- 

Lala*oa, v. to have a fishy smell. 

Lalau, v. from lau, 8. a leaf, to be 
in leaf, of annual plants. 

Lalau, r. to speak, to make aspeech. 

Lala*u, v. to be decrepit. 

Lala'u, v. See Felau. 

Lalaui, «. 1. the name of a tree. 
Syn, Malo. 2. A name of the 
fu^apine on Manu'a. 

Lalauta, 8, a name of the fu^apine 

on Manu'a. 
Lalafi, 8. the name of a fish. 

LaLAPI, v. pi. of LAPI. 
LaLAFO, V, pi, of LAPO. 

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Lalaoa, v. to weave, to plait ; pass, 


Lalaoa, s. 1. a fine mat partly 

jSnished. So^u alvt ane ia i Za^tt 

lalaga, 2. A new fine mat. 
XtALAOi, V. to broiL Used before 

chiefs for tunu, 
Lalaoo, •«. 1, a chieTs bamboo 

pillow. '0 le hdago o le ali^u 2. 

A prophet's sta£El Fa'aifo lalago 

ole FoUasd. 
IJALAOO, «. 1. to lay down the keel 

of a new canoe. 2. To ward off a 

blow. 3. fl, of LACK). 

Lalala, «. pudend. muliebr. 
Lalama, v. 1. to be ripe, applied to 
chestnuts, bananas, and yetms. 

2. pi. of LAMA. 

Xalamsa, 8. a wild species of tre- 
' foil OnTutuila. 
Lalamba, \ 8. names of the fu^a- 
Lalahelo, j pine on Manu'a. 
Lalano, «. the name of a poibonous 

Lalano, a. deep, of water. 

LaLANU, V, pL of LAHU. 

Lalapa, 8, the name of a shmb. 

Lalapa, a. pi. of LAPA, flat, com- 
pressed. *0 vae UUapa. 

Lalase, v. I. pL of LASE, to scrapo 
off warts. 2. To destroy, as 
people and pl^s. 

LaLATA, v. pi, of LATA. 

Lalatatai, «. the name of a 

LiALato, «. to have the mouth 

stung by an acrid substance. 

SyrL Salato. 
Lalatoa, 8. the name of a shrub 

(Missiessya corymbulosa). Syn. 

Lalaya, v. to be firmly bound with 

Lalavale, v. 1. to branch out, as a 
- tree over the load. 2. To be 

Laleaoa, o. bad-looking, ugly. 
Laleaga, t;. to be bad-looking, to 

be ugly. 
Lalelei, a, good-looking, fine-look- 
fjALKLWT, 9. to be good-looklng, to 

be beautifuL Oi, se fafine 'o 
lenei e lalelei. 

Lali, 8. a small wooden hand-drum. 
Introduced from Fiji. 

Lalipau, «. 1. the juice of the fau 
tree. 2. Mucus from the mouth. 

Lalilali, v. to mistake in naming 
persons, calling by the wrong 
name ; pi. lalall 

Lalo, 8. a war messenger sent 
secretly. ^0 le Udo a le Mi. 

Lalo, prep, below, down, under. 
* Ua pa^u i lalo o le nofoa. 

Lalo' A' AG, s. (below the feet) com- 
mon people. 

Lalgaoa, v. pass. lit. to be under a 
cloud, to be gathering, as clouds 
under the sun, thence spreading 
all over the heavens. 

Laloifi, v. Ut. under the (^ to be 
a secret. *0 lalcnfi lenei. 

Lalofale, 8. the conduct of a 
lamily. *0 lo Idtou lalofale. 

Lalolagi, «. ]. the world. 2. A 
part of the world. E le Idu lalo- 
lagi, All coimtries are not alike. 

Laloma'oa, a. overshadowed. Ap- 
plied to, 1. a small plantation in 
the midst of a forest. 2. A 
speech interrupted bv another. 
3. One chief over anotner, 

Lalomata, 8. the under eyelid. 

Lalovao, 8. the weeds under large 

Lalovasa, 8. 1. the space betwecb 

the two canoes forming a double 

canoe. *(? lo'o i ai Lautivligia 

i lalovasa o le va^a teU. 2. The 

space between a canoe and its 

outrigger. 3. Scrotum, euphem. 

for laso. 

Lama, s. 1. the candlenut tree 

(Aleuritea Moluccana). 2. A 

torch made of its fruit 

Lama, v. to fish with torches ; jd^. 

lalama ; redup. lamalama. Ta 

te lalama i vai Tutuluia, Lama- 

. lama ifo i le PuatoUva^a. 

Lama, v. to watch for, to lie in 

wait ; pL lalama ; pass, lama- 

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Lamaqa, s. a fishing with torches. 

*0 Idna lamaga, 
LImala, 8, a drought. 
Lamai'apalagi, «. the castor oil 

plant (Bicmos communis). 
Lamataoa, 8. an ambn^. 
Lamo mo'i, a. small. 
Lamolemole, a. 1. smooth. 2. 

Lamolemole, v. 1. to be smooth. 

2. To be good-looking. 
XiAMu, V, to chew ; p(us, lamua ; 

dimin. lamulamu. 
Lamufatifati, 8, the name of a 

Lamulamufa'aseoao, v. to eat with 

a small mouthful, to eat mine- 

Lamtpala, V, to chew to pieces, to 

chew up ; pa8$. lamufalaina. 
Lana, pron, his, her. 
Lanini'i, a. small. 
Lang, «. 1. a lake. Malay, Danau. 

2. Liquor amnii ; also lanu. 
Lanototo, «. red liquor amnii, 

thought to indicate a man-child. 
Lanu, «. 1. colour. *0 le lanu o ie 

He, 2. Liquor amnii, used by 

some for land. 
Lanu, v. to wash off salt water. 

2. To oU the body all oyer. 3. 

To be free from punishment 

after paying the penalty ; pi. 


Lanua, V, to have sore eyes; pi. 
LANUA ; redup. lanulanua. 

Lanuaga, 8. an early setting sun. 

Lanufalea, V, 1. to be dim, to be 
mouldy, of a flyhook. 2. To be 
dim, obscured, as the eyes from 
not being exposed while diseased. 

Lanumoana, a. sky-coloured, blue. 

Lapa, a. flat ; pi, lalapa. 

Lap A, V. to be flat ; pi. lalapa. 

Lapa, «. 1. a flat kind of coral. 2. 
A flat slab at the root of a large 
tree, acting as a buttress to the 

Lapa, v. to warn. 

Lapalapa, 8. the stem of the cocoa- 
nut and banana leaf. ^0 lona 

Lapata'i, 8. the leYel land at th# 
foot of a hill. See 'Aulapata*!. 
"0 le lapataH o le mauga. 

Lapata*!, v. to warn. See Lapa. 

Lapatale, 8. a slip of the tons^ue, 
a blunder in speaking. *0 lana 

Lapa YALE, v. to make a slip of the 
tongue, to mispronounce. 

Lape, 8. 1. a man who sits and 
wishes bad luck in tagdti*a, 2. 
The name of a shell-flsh. 

Lape. v. to sit a&d wish bad luck 
to the opposite party in ta^gdtif'a : 
pass. LAPEA ; redup. lapelaib. 

Lapea, v. to be visited by a cala- 
mity, after warnings rejected; 

redup. LAPELAPEA. 

Lapeoa, 8. a game with the hands. 
Lapo*a, a. large ; vH. lapopo'a. 
Lapo'a, v. to be large ; pi. lIf(>- 


Lapotopoto, a. globular. 
Lapusa'i, V, to reproach, as being 

the cause of a calamity. 
Lapusa'iga, 8. reproach, as the 

cause of a calamity, 
Lasagai, 8. a jibsuil. 
Lase, v. to scrape off warts; pL 


Lase, a. many. 

Laso, 8. scrotum ; euph. lalovaba.. 
Lasomimi, 8. elephantisis in scroto. 
Lata, a. 1. tame, domesticated. 2. 

At home in a place. 
Lata, v, 1. to be near; redup. 

latalata; redp. felata*l 2. 

To 1 e tame. EUifole sega, e le 

lata. 3. To feel at home; ijpi, 


Lata, pron. my. See La'u. Tu- 
tiinoa lava se fesili lata no, 

Latafanua, tt. to be attached to 
one's own home. 

Latalata, 8. nearness. 'O U lata^ 
lata a Salei^a. 

Latanu'u, v. to be attached to 
one's own place. 

Lata VALE, a. 1. not afraid of stran- 
gers, not shy, easily made friends. 
2. Easily making oneself at home 
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Latele, a. large ; pL latetele. 
Latou, pron, they. 
Latu, 8. the head builder. 
Lattjlatu, 8. 1. the name of a 

chattering bird. 2. A man who 

talks rapidly. 
Lava, g. ornaments worn across the 

shoulders. *0 ona lava;. 
Lava, adv. Indeed, very. 
Lava, «. a payment given on catch- 
ing a shark. 
Lava, v. to be enough, to complete 

the complement. 
Lava, r. to be able ; pass, lavatia. 

*Z7a *ow U lavatia tausiH *o le 

faiva iau. 
Lava, v. to grieve for a dead chief. 

' Ua lava Saleavla id Fue, 
Lava'au, v. to call, to call out to ; 

pass, lava'a^ia. See Vala*au. 
Lavai, s. the leaves of the 'o*a used 

as fc^tuffing for baked pigs. 
Lavao*a, 8. an old bat (^Pteropus). 

See Pe*a. 
Lavaulapua, a, black in the fore 

and hind parts, and white in the 

middle, of an animal. By transp. 

Valaulapua, Ulavapua. 
Lavagaipo, 8. the name of a fish. 
Lavalava, 8. the calico or print 

wrapper worn round the loins. 

*0 lona lavalava. 
Lavalava, v. to put on the wrapper 

or loin cloth, to dress ; pass. 


U pito fau o Tu^u, sa lavalava 

' mat. 

Lavalavao, a. clamorous, noisy. 
Syn. PiSAPiSAO. 

Lavalima, v. to be prosperous. 
Ua solo le lavalima^ 

Lavasauni, v. to prepare before- 
hand, to collect food ready to 
entertain visitors. Syn. Pago- 


Lavasi, v. 1, to tie round and round. 
■ 2. To entwine as a snake. 
Lavasi, v. to entwine the hand 
with a cord, so as to form a box- 
. ing glove ( Cestus). 
Lavata'i. See Lapata*i. 
Lavatia, v. pass, of lava. 

Lave, s. a part of a head-dress, a 
crest. *0 lona lave. 

Lave, v. 1. to steer free, to keep 
before the wind. 2. To belay, to 
take a turn of n rope, as round a 
pin. 3. To be of great service 
in a family. 4. To be intricate, 
of subjects to be discussed; re- 
dup. lavelave. 

Lavea, v. pass. 1. to be struck. 2. 
To be choked. 8. To be removed, 
of a disease. Syn. Sapea. 

Lavea'i, v. to extricate, to deliver ; 
pass. LAVEA 'IINA. Se't ai se 
atua e lavea% i le gasegase o 

Lavei, 8. one kind of taro. 

Laveitala, v. 1. to interrupt a tale. 
2. To contradict 

Laveitiga, v. to save from pain or 

Lavega, 8. frenum penis. 

Lavelave, «. a short fishing-rod; 
''Oldna lavelave. 

Lavelave, v. to entangle, to be 
intertwined. 2. To be intricate, 
as subjects under discussion ; 
pOAiS. lavelavea. 

La vena, 8. the name of a fish. 

Lavetemutemu, v. to be struck 
sideways, so as to escape the full 
force of the blow. Syn. Fa*apa- 


Le, art. the. It is often used 
where the English uses the in- 
definite article. 

Lb, pron. who, that. ^A *o ai le 
tala i fafo f 

Le, adv. not. 

Lea, pron. that. 'Z7a le *o led *o 
amio a Iau tarie. 

Lea, a particle following the verb 
wlien it takes ona before it. Ona 
fai lea le umu. 

Lb' A 8. 1. one kind of *ava. 2. One 
kind of cocoa-nut. 

Leai, adv. no, not. 

Leaia, v. to have no voice, power, 
or authority in a matter. 

Leaupale, v. not to fit, as the fau 
and fatuga of a house. 

Leausilia, v. 1. not to bo exceeded, 


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reach to. 
LfiJkOA, a. 1. bad. 2. Common, of 

Leaga, 17. 1. to be bad. 2. To be 

anj?ry. ''Ua leaga le loto o Td-^ 

fa'i i /ah. 
Leagiagi, s. an eminence exposed 

to the breeze. 
Leala, a. canseless. 
Le'alb'a, v. to be one night after 

full, of the moon. 
Leano, V. See Ano. 
Le'apa, V, from *a*a^a, lU, not to 

reach to, to hare no more right 

in. Eletoe ^apaiai, 
Leasage, v. to despair. 
Leatapa'ia, v. not to bear being 

toached, to be tender and painful 

to the touch. 
Lbatuamanatu, 8. a retentive me- 
Lei, 8. 1. whale*8 teeth. 2. A 

necklace of wbale's teeth. 3. 

Ivory. . Le paspas ileii soloi ane. 
Lb*!, 8. the prominence in the helve 

of an adze, againgt which tlie 

end rests. 
Le% adv, 1. not. (Past time). 2. 

Not yet. 'A *o le'i 08O a*e le Id. 
Le'iau, '^ t?. to be a long time. * Ua 
Le'iputu,/ W'iau le ttdiloa, 
Leigoa, v. to be unnamed. 
Leila, i7. 1. not to be hurt. Fa^a* 

fetaia'i i le aio e leila, 2. Not 

to be nearly finished. 
Le^ileai, adv, no. A diminutive 

ackuo\%ledging the omission of 

sometliing which should have 

been done. 
Le*ile'i, 8, 1. the name of a tree. 

2. Anything very good, as a 

good-looking man, a good house, 

*ava, &c. *Ua 8e UHle^'i le masod 

ona lelei. 
Leileia, 1 t^. to be frightened by 
Le'ilb'ia, / a tatdditu pretend- 
ing to be inspired. 
Le*ili*ili, V, to act unbecomingly. 

*0 ^oeh ttimua,^a e U^ili^Ui fa'a^ 

Lk^imai, adv, long since. 

Leg, a. 1. the voice. *0 tona UtK 
2. A sound. 3. A guard, a 

Lbo, V, to watch, to guard; pi, 
leleo ; pa8». lbosia ; redup, lbo- 
LEO. *0 le pipili leo foaga. 

Leofa'amama'i, 8, a doleful, whin- 
ing ^oice. 

Leopa*amama'i, v. to whine. 8yn. 

Lboux), 8, a guard, a watchman, a 

Leoleoa, a. loud talking, clamor- 
ous, noisy. 

Leoleoga, 8. a watching. 'O le 
leoleoga o le po, 

LsoLEOSA% V. to watch. LeoleosaH 
le ttumvi, ma le lupe pdpdgatd. 

Leomalie, v. to have a pleasant 

Leomalu, 8. a bass voice. 

Lbopuali% «. a good voice. 

Lbovao, 8. 1, a very old tree. 2. 
An old pigeon. 

Leu, v. to knock against accident^ 
ally, to strike accidentally. 

Leuubu, 8. an old 8iapo. '0 Una 

Leulua, 17. having no head. 

Leulumoega, 8. 1. a number of 
mats spresid for a bed. 2. The 
name of the leading land in AHina. 

Leumauha, 17. to be unbecoming, 
as for a chief to thieve. 

Leumamea, a. unbounded. 

Leutuva, 17. to be uuintermiiting. 

Lefaiamuga, 17. to be too late, as to 
catch a canoe, or to get a share 
of food or property. 

Lbfaga, 17. to be inseparable frouit, 
to follow without fail. E le/aga 
le masa o le tai ma le laofie, 

Lefanoga, 8. the month of October. 
[T. P.] 

Lefea, pron. which ? 

Lefelefe, 8. OH interior vaginte.^ 

Lefetatoi, 17. to fit badly, as the 
teeth, planks of a canoe, &c., or a 
man living in a strange family. 

LEFU,a.l.bad. OnTutuila. 2. Ugly, 

Lepu, 17. 1. to be bad. 2. To be ugly, 

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Lefuoasea, V, See Fvoasea. 

Lepulbpu, «. ashes; as lefu. 

Leg A, 9, 1. prepuied turmeric. 2. 

The yolk of an egg. 
Lega, V, 1. to be coloured with 

turmeric. 2. To be yellow. 
LseA'EA'iNA, 8. work which ciiimot 

be set agoing. 
LVOAYIA, a. quiet, mild, chaste. 
Legaleoa, a. 1. yellowioh, as the 
. body from sickness, the skin of a 

fat pigeon, a ripe breadfruit. 
Lela, aidv. that, there. 
Lelautaofi, v. to be not equal in 

the posaession of a retentive 

IiBLAUTAOATA, V. to be not equal or 


J;^«'}«d.. there. 

Lelb, v. to fly ; vl. felelei. 

Lelba, v. 1. to be carried away by 
the wind. 2. To be driven off 
by a strong wind ; redup, lele- 
UOiEA. '•Ua 86 '•auva^'a na Idea. 

Lele'a, a. fermented, Se ^ava 

Lelea'i, v. to be puffed up with 
pride on account of sudden pro- 

Leleaoa, 8, a party driven off by 
a strong wind. Inu % le Id le 

Lelei, a. good. 

Lelei, v. 1. to be good. 2. To be 

. on good terms, to be reconciled, 
to be at peace with. Na Idei 
lava maid ma Atua ma Sala/ai, 

Leleiagaia, a. equally hnndsome. 
A leleiagaia *o la lalelei e le 
tariM o Maluofiti. 

Leleo, v. pi. of LEO, to guard. '0 
leUo Tiai tama e io^cUtia, 

Lelefu, v. to be burut to ashes. 

Lelefua, 8. a motii. 

Lelblelea, v. redup. of lelea. 

Lelemo, v. a. to drown. 

Lelena, v. to spread out in the sun 
and press down with wei^^hts so 
as to make straight and smooth, 
of new 8iapo. 

XiELOTOA, V, from U and htOy to 

have no will or wish. E lUotoa 

i mdtau. 
L£lovi, a. rude, disrespectful. 8yn. 

Lbmauuma. See Lbtagolima. 
Lbmafai, v. 1. to be unwilling. 2. 

To be unable ; pH. lbm afafai ; 

pass, lbmafaia. 
Lemaloa, v. to get bonito con- 

Lemigao, a. rude, di&respectful. 

Syn. Lklovi. 
Lbmu, adv. 1. quietly, privately. 

2. Exactly half or middle, aa 


Lemulemu, v. to draw the finger 
across the nose, a sign of having 
had illicit intercourse. On 

Lena, «. 1. the name of a kind of 
wild yam (Dioscorea penta- 
phylla). 2. Elephantiasis in 

Lena, pron. that 

Lena, adv. there ; nearer than hid, 

Lbnalena, a. swollen, of the belly 
with food. 

Lenamusela, a. blameless. 

Lenane, pron. that 

Lenei, pron. this. 

Lenei, adv. now. 

Lenei, conj. therefore. 

Lenofoolo'o, v. lit. to be like the 
sitting of Jjo'o; to &it idle, doing 
no work. 

Lepa, s. 1. a p<>nd, stagnant water. 
2. A village without chiefs, where 
all are tqual. *0 le vai Upa. 
Syn. Lautilaulelei. 

Lepa, v. 1. to be stagnant. 2. To 
lie to, of a vessel ; pi. lelbpa. 

Lepamalib, 8. shark-fishing. 

LepamIlib, v. to fish for sharks. 

Lepeti, 8. one kind of breadfruit. 

Lepeti, v. to break down, as a 
house, wall, &c. ; poM. lefetia. 

Lepoa*e, v, to bo unremitting, aa in 
fishing, working, &c. 

Lepu, v. to be stirroil up, as water ; 
pa88. LEPUA ; dimin. lepulepua, 

L^LOSOLOU, r. 1. to have no re- 
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no oesBatioQ, as in the arrival of 

Lbtaitai, fo. to be not near, to be 

wide of the mark. 
Lbtaxjaloa, t>. to have no respect 

pjiid to, to be treated with dia- 
' respect. 
Lbtauia, v. to have no voice or 

right in a matter. 8yn. Lilil. 

E U tduid mule. 
Lbtauilo» v. not req^iiring to be 

in<|uired into, to be well known. 

E Utauilofua o aliH. 
Letaufia, a. uncovered. Moe le- 

taufia, to bleep as an uncovered 

Lbtaupxjlea. See Fa'alStaupu- 


Letagatoi, v. to be not near the 
mark ; to be not nearly fiuished. 

tiETAGOLIMA, V. to be pOVOTty- 

Letalatalae, v. to despise, to 

treat with contempt, to make no 

account of. 
IjEtalitalia, I V, to be unrestrain- 
Lbtalitalia, > able, not to be 
Letatali. ) checked or 

stopped, as war, bleediug, matter 

discharging from an abscess, &c. 
Lbtioa, v. not to be blamed, not to 

be found fault with. 
Letolega. See Tolega. 
Letonuga, V, to be undecided. As 

Lbtuli, adv. not only. Syn, Le 

NA 'o. 
LbYA, 8. the name of a tree (Oer- 

beta lactaria). 
Leva, a. long, of time ; pi. leleya ; 

redup. LBVALEVA. 

Leva, v. to be long since ; redup. 

LELEVA and levaleVa. 
Levaea, a. not having legs. 
Leavavo, 8. the name of a tree. 
Li, 8. 1. the sinnet fHsteniog which 
: secures an outrigger. 2. The 

name of a shellfish. 
Li, v. to set firmly together, as the 

teeth ; redup. lIli. 
LiA, 8. a nit, a louse's egg, 
Li% 8. a chiefs dream^ Am UUa 

miti e, lata Wa» Syn. Fa*a* 


LiA^i, V, to root up, to pull up; 

jpcwg. LIA'IA, LIA'nNA. ''A UaH du 
talo, ^aua le liaHa i lima. 

LiA'l, tJ. 1. to whirl round, to swing 
round ; poM. lia'una ; redup. 
LiALiA'i. 2. To diffuse a sweet 
sceut. E poga % mo, 'a e liaHina 
i ala. 

LlA'i.MEMEA, «. the name of a child's 
game of play. 

LiA'iMEMEA, V. to play at the game 
of UaHmemea. Pet o le upu i 
tama, pe a UaHmemea id i tdtou. 

Li'AGA, 8. a giddy height. 

Li- AH* A, *. to be -afraid of. la 
WaW^a mamao atu 8e to'a, neH ai 
8e pefea i le va'a. 

LiALiA'i, V. redup. of lia'i, 1. to 
whirl round. 2. To shake the 

Li'aVale, v. to have bad dreams. 
Seu Una taua, pe*d *o 'e po lia- 

LiELiKVALE, Syn. Sasaki mitami' 

Lri, 8. the name of a cluster of 
stars. The Pleiades. 

Li'i, a. finely plaited, as a basket, 
mat, &Ci 

Li'i, V. to be small, to be of a fine 
make, as mats, &c., or as *a8o 
cut small, or young plants just 
appearinjf, or ripples on the 
water, or fishes in great num- 
bers, or pimples; pi. lili*i; re- 
dup. LI'ILI'I. 

Li*iLi*i, 8. ripples. 

Lro, 8. 1. a circle. 2. One method 
of fishing. 3. The net used in 
fishing. *0 la Idtou Wo. 

LroFiGOTA, 8. a halo round the 

Li'OLi'o, V. to surround ; pl. lili*o ; 

pa88. LI*OPIA. 

LiOLi'OSAGA, 8. a chiefs grave; 
O le li'oli'o8aga a le ali'i. 

Liu, 8. 1. the bilge of a canoe. 2. 
The inside bottom of any vessel, 
box, &c. 3. The inside of a pig 
after it is cleaned. '0 le liu o U 


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. va*a. 

Liu, v. 1. to turn. Eliua le twi ma 
le dlo. To go backwards and 
forwards. 2. To turn over. 3. To 
turn into, to change. *0 le fa- 
fine na Uu Wau; pass. Liu a, 
redup. LiLiu ; dtmin. LiuLiu. Ta 
ie liuliu tauala at. 

LiUA, a. wide, as a canoe of too 
great beam. 

LiUA, s. a hollow in the road or in 
the ground. 8yn. Malifalifa, 

LiUALO, V. lit. to tarn the belly to, 
to regard, to be favourable to; 
redup. LiULiUALO. 

LiUTiNOGATA, V, to become incar- 
nate, as the gods were thought 
t.» do. 

LiUTOPAQA, V. to exhume the bones 
of a dead chief for the purpose 
of reinterring in another place. 

LiUTUA, V. to turn the back upon. 
*A palui liutua taH'au. 

LiUTULiAiMOTU, V. to be made an 
outcast. 8a *e liutuLiaimotu, 

LiPA, a. 1. sloping, as some small 
declivity, or as a wave before it 
breaks. 2. Thin, waste 1, as the 
belly from diseiise or hunger ; pi. 
LiLiPA : redup. lipalipa. 

LiGL See LiLiGi. 

LioiLiGl, V. redup. of liuqi, 1. to 
pour gently. 2. To make water, 
of little ohihiren. 

Lioo. See Ligolioo. 

LiGOA, a. frightened away ; redup. 


LiGOLiQO, s. 1. a cricket. 2. A 
metallic green beetle. 

LiGOLiGO, V. to be calm, to be quiet, 
to be undisturbed. *I7a ligdigo 
le ulnfanua. Nothing to be 
heard but the chirp of the 
cricket; pass, ligoligoa, to be 
all alone. 

L&ii, V. to be angry, to be enraged. 

LiLi, V. to prepare. SeH tatou lilt 
^ava, siH tasao. 

LiLi, V. to be firmly fastened. ^Ua 
lilt pea le tuiga. 

LiLi'A, a. timid, affrighted. 

LiLi'A, V. to be timid, to be 

LiLi'AU, V. to set the teeth fast to- 
gether, to be enraged. Lenei 

Tualo liU'au a Tuliuea. 
LiLn, a. smull. 
LiLi*o, V. 1. to surround. 2. To 

circumvent, to hinder, Syn. 

LiLiu. See Liu. 
LiLi*AVA, V. to prepare *ava. 
LiLiPA, a. sloping, as the side of a 

hill. See Lifa. 
LiLiGi, V. to pour ; pass, liligiina ; 

redup. dimin. lioiligi. 
LiLiGO. See Ligoligo. ^O le ion 


LiLILO, V. pi. of LILO. 
LlLIMU, V. pi. of LIMU. 

LiLiVAU. See Lili*au. 

LiLivu, V. to be long Ago. 

LiLO, a. secret, hidc^n. 

LiLO, V, to be hidden, to be con- 
cealed; i){. lilLILO; pass. LILOIA. 
Amuia Olosega, ua lilOy e U iloa e 
ia mata*u. . 

LiLOiA, V. pass, of LILO, to be 
covered over, as with sonjs, Ac. 

Lima, s. 1. the hand. 2. The arm. 
3. The foreleg of an animal. *0 
lona lima. 

Lima, Malay, Lima, a. five. 

LiMAELO, a. stingy. St^. Lima* 


LiMA'ONA, a. strong-fisted in box- 

LiMAQAPULU, a. fifty. 

LiMAOALAU, a. five hundred. 

LiMALA'u, 8. a boaster. 

LiMALEiGOA, s. the fourth finger. 

LiMALiMA, V. to do quickly. 

LiMALiMA, i>. to be clever at all 

LiMALiMATASi, V. to work all to- 

LiMAMAU, a. stingy. Syn. Lima- 


LiMAMALiE, s. one expert in catch- 
in;? fishes with his hand. 

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JjImahl'LU, a, lit, slow of liand, 
stingy. Syn. Limayale; pi, Li- 


LiMABAGA, a. five span. 
LiMA8E% 8, a quick carpenter. 
LiMASUSUNU, a. lit. hand-burnt, iu 

hubte to ueize on food ; greedy. 
liiMATAOPiA, \v.U) have the hands 
Luf ATAUPEA, / held, applied to a 

woman with a baby requiring 

Iter attention. 
LiMATAGOESE, 8. A lazj man who 

becomes a thief. 
LiMATAMA, 6. the little finger. 
LiMATAsi, V, to use only one 


LiMATOGESE, fl. pOOr. 

LiMATAGOTONu, 8, au indastrious 

LiMATOLOLOLO, 8. a thief. 
LiMATUSi, «. the forefinj<er. 
LiMAVALE, a. stingy, in food and 
- news ; pi. limavavale. 
LiMAVELA, 8. a quick carpenter. 

*0 at 86 limavela i ali'i i fale. 
LiMU, 8. 1. seaweed. 2. Riverweed. 

3. Moss, Malay, Lumut. 4. A 

LiMU, V. to apply limu to warts; 

pi. LILIMU. 

LiMUA, a. moss-grown. 
LiMUA*A, \ 8. names of dlffer- 

LiMVALAEA, / ent seaweeds. 
Lmu'AVA, 8. an edible seaweetl. 
LiMiruLA, 8. an edible seaweed. 
LmuFOE, 8. one kind of seaweed 

(UalophiLi ovalis). 
LiMUPUAPUA, 8 an edible seaweed. 


8. different 

kinds of 


LiMULiMU, 8. 1. detached seaweed. 
2. Duckweed. 

LiMULUPANi, 8. See Limutona. 

LiMUMEA, 8. the name of a para- 
sitic plant (Fungus) which kills 
t e breadfruit; fig. of one who 
makes a clean bweep of a plan- 
tation. ^Ua 86 limumea lea 

Limumea, v. to have the limumea, 
of breadfiuit trees. 

8. species of sea- 






LmuTONA, «. a moss used to kill 

LiMuvAi, 8. a fresh-water weed. 

LffloLA, } ^- ^ ^'^ suddenly. 
Lipoi, a. 1. a shelter, a place of 

refuge from a storm. 2. A shel- 
tered bay. 
LiFOi, 8. a leaf parcel of afato. *0 

Idna lipoi. 
LiPOLiPOi, V. to gather round, as 

round a sick man about to die. 
LiSE, adv. quickly. 
LiSEGA, 8. a miracle. Ai ni ou 

lisegay fai i ai. Syn. Vavega. 
LrvALrvA, «. the circular plata of 

a Samoan drill. E ttnetene fua 

le Uvaliva, *a e 8aga8aga ^ai U 

vili ia. 
Lo, 8. 1. the name of a fish. 2. Tlie 

name of the month answering to 

portions of March — ^April. 
Lo, the possessive prefix to the 

dual and plural of pronouns 

when the noun is singular; as, 

lo Idtou va^a. 
Lo, prep, of, concerning. 
LoA, a. long; pi. loloa; redup, 

LOALOA ; of time and measure. 
LoA, w. to be long since. 
LoA, adv. directly, instantly. Otm 

avaga loa lea. 
LoA, 8. 1. gravestones, a grave 

built over with stones. *OTeloa 

I ali'i. 2. The name of an 

introduced tree (Bixa orellana), 
LoALOAVALE, r. to be without a 

chief; a term of reproach to a 

LoALOAVALB, 8. the middle finger. 
LoATA, 8. a large venomous ant. 
Loi, 8. an ant. 
Lo*i, 8. a pigsty. E tofu lava ma 

8i ona loH. 
LoiA, a. full of ants. 
LoiA, V. pa88. from lololo, to be 

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Loi*ENA, \ a. different kinds of 

LoiuLi, / ants. 

LonjLU'AU, a. a native dish of 

cocoa-nut juice. 
Loifa'i, 8, bananas cooked in ex- 
' pressed juice of the cocoa-nut. 
LoiFOPOGA, a. tears (chiefs word). 
LoiLOi, V, to dip in a sauce. 
LoiLoiAO, V. to be near down. 
LomATA, a. a tear. '0 ona lot-' 

LoiHATA, V, to be for tears. Ma U 

tai ou te loimata at. The ocean 

shall be for my tears. 
LoiMATA-o-AO, a. tears of the clouds, 

LoiPOTO, a. one kind of ant. 
Lo*iTUTUiNA, r. to be shut up, 

as pigs in a sty, or as men in a 

liO'o, the sign of the present par* 

Lo'OFALE, V. to speak first, to give 

the opening speech at a meeting 

in a house. 
LooFE'OPE, a. one kind of lo. 
Lo'opoNO, V, See Lo'opalb, to 

speak first in the malae, 
Lo'OMATUA, a. an old woman. As 


Lou, a. a long pole with a crook 
at. the end, used in gathering 
breadfruit. *0 Idna lou, 

Lou, pron. thine, thy. 

Lo*u, pron. mine, my. 

Lou, V. 1. to turn rotmd. 2. To 
steer, as a canoe. 3. To pluck 
with the lou. Lou mat le ''ulu. 

Lou A, V. to be troublesome, offen- 
sive; tntena. LOULOUA. ^Uama/u, 
ma loud mat. 

LouLA^Ai, V. to ascend one's own 
breadfruit tree, and from it pick 
the neighbour's breadfruit. 

LouLOUA, v. to be very ill, of a 
chief. ^A tua ini ale IxmUmd a 
8ai nei? 8yn. Malomaloa. 

LoPA, V. to cower down, to crouch, 
ad a. dog. 

LorATA*iiNA, V. to cause to crouch. 

liOFiA, V. paw. of LOLO, to be over- 

LoFiTUiNA, v. to be overwhelmed 

with waves. 
LooALOOA, a. an insect very de* 

struct! ve to books. 
LooATA, r. to be offensive. Syn, 


Looo, a. 1. a report, a sound. *0 
lona logo, 2. A wooden drum* 
*0 la Idtou logo, 

Looo, V. to report; pi, lolooo; 
pass. LOGOiNA ; redup, logologo. 
Alu avaava e logologo ia tava* 

Logo, v, to hear. 2. To feel, at 

LoGOUA, a. stagnant rain-pools. 

LoGOULi, a. the name given to 
the maomao when it olianget 
colour, preparatory to becoming 
A paJa^ia* 

Logologo, redup. of Logo. 

Logologo, a. a report E le tu 
manut a etu log(dogo. 

LoGOLOGOA, r. to IIb famed, re* 
nowned. Taliga e tuliau % le 
tola ^ua logologod, 

LoGOLOGOSA*!, V. to report. 

LoGONA, V. to hear. 8eH tdiaa 
logona tola e fesei, 

LoGONOA, V. to be deaf. 

LoGOPAPA, lit. feeling the rock ; of 
*ava planted on rocky soil, and 
therefore strong. Ta^ali lio se 
*ava logopapa. 

LoGOSA'HNA V. to listen to, to obey« 
A tali le logosaHiim. 

LoGOTiNO, V. to rejoice at success, 
as in fishing, pigeon-catching, &c 

LoGOTUA, V. to give tales picked 
up; pass, LOGOTUAINA, to over- 

LoGOVALE, V. to report erroneously* 

Lola, a. 1. hard, strong. *27a se 
i^a lola lea tagata. 2. Haw, of 
the siiark before becoming soft 
by keeping. E ai lola le i^a, 

LoLALOLA, V. to take indecent 
liberties towards a woman. Used 
by her in repelling the offender. 

LoLE, V. \. to rub smooth, as 
breadfruit in making taufoLo, 
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. in the dirt 3. ^. To be beaten, 

as a canoe in racing. 
LoLixoLE, 9. to do a thing anyhow. 

*■ Ua 8o'ona lolelole, 
Lou, 8^ a sea slug (Holothoria). 
LoLO, 8. a flood. 

LoLO, V. to overflow ; pass, loiia. 
X^QiiO, V, to obey. Ldio iai le taofi 

liOLO, V. to sit: only in poetry, 

8au ima td Iclo e. 
hoLO, 8. the cocoa-nut prepared for 

making scented oiL O le lolo o 
. le/afine, 

Lolo, v. to be wet, as the clothes. 
LoLQA, 8, the name of a fish. 

XiOLOA, a. pi, of LOA. 

IjOLOI, 8. a native dish of taro and 

cocoa-nut juice. 
LoLOi, V. to bind on another stick 

when the outrigger or boom is 
: too small, 

LoLO'i, V. to make a pig's house. 
LoLO*u, V, to bend, to bend down, 

to bend round ; pa48, lo'ua. 
LoLOUTA, 8. a flood coming down 

from inland. 
LoLOFi, V, to crowd to, to flock 

towards ; from lOlo. 
LoLOOA, 8. great rain. *Ua loud 


LOLOGO, V. pi; of LOGO. 

LoLOLO, a. fat, of pork. 

IjOLOLo, r. to be fat, to be rich. 

IjOlomi, V, 1. to press down. 2. To 
knead, to shampoo. 3. To print. 
4. To suppress a report; pass, 
LOMLA. ; redup. lomiloml 

LoLOTAi, 8. a flood from the sea. 

LoLOTO, a. deep. 

LoLOTO, 8. the depth. 

LoLOTO, V. to be deep. 

LouA, V, 1. to be quiet, to cease, 
to intermit, as the wind, war, 
&c. ; redup. lomaloma. 2. To 
wait to see who would have the 
first cup of *ava. E loma ^ava 

„ tnua, 

LoBiEA, 8. from h and memea ; 

; the general name for the fry of 
several fishes,, including the Zo, 

• the anefe, and the Idoa^ It. is 

used as the emblem of Matauto. 

8u8U*i ma/a^cUali i nai lofMa. 
LoMi, V. 1. to press on, as the 

sprit of a canoe, in order to 

adjust it properly. 2. To knead 

gently. 3. To press under, as 
.stopo, under water. 4. To sup- 
press, as anger; dimin, lohilo- 

MI ; .pass. LOMIA. 5. To print 
Lomilomia, v.. 1. to press down- 

into the earth, or un<ier water. 

2. To suppress, as something 

about a chief. 
LoBHTUsi, g. a printer. 
LoMU, 8, 1. the name of a naked 

mollusc. 2. A coward. 
LoNA, pron, his, her. 
LoNA, V. to be pained by swallowing 

a hard unmasticated substance. 
LoPA, 8, a necklace. ^0 Idna lopa. 

Syn. AsoA. 
LopoTO, 8. amenorrhoea. 
Losi, 8. emulation. '0 lona loii, 
Losi, V, 1. to emulate. 2. To be 

jealous of, to envy ; poM. losia ; 

redup. L08IL08I. *Ua ta le fia 

nu^u i Samoa, e losi aliH. 
LosrvALB, V. to be jealous of, to be 

Lota, pron. my. iS'ee Lo*u. E 

aumd ^ea lota loto e ? 
LoTOATO, 8. the crop of breadfruit 

in March. 
LoTE, V. to handle, to pull about ; 

pa88. LOTEA ; redup. lotelote. 


another, not the fisherman who 

caught it, of a fish. 
Loto, a. 1. the heart, as the seat of 

the affections. 2. The desire, 

the will. '0 hna loto. 
Loto, v. to prefer, to desire, to wilL 
Loto, «. 1. a deep hole in the 

lagoon. *0 le va*a le tau i le 

loto. 2. The interior, as of a 

house. *0 le loto if ale. 
Loto, prep, in the midst, as i loto 

Lotoa, v. from loto, «. See 

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liOTOA, V. to be passionate. 

LoTOA, 8, anger, passion. ^0 lona 

LoTOA, 8. an enolosare, a field. *0 

: le lotod a le ali'i. 

LoTOALA, «. the middle of the road. 
'Ona tulia lea *o *aM o le lotoala. 

LoTOALi*!, a. noble-minded. 

LoTOATAi, 8. the moon rising in 
the dawn. 

LoTOi, V. to be in the Biiddle. 'C7a 
lotoi lauti fatidalo, 

LoTOOTi, V, lit. to wish for death, 
to be courageous. 

LoTOFALE, 8. the inside of a house. 
*0 Uma lotofaU, 

LoTOFUATiAiFO, 8. conscience. 

LoTOLEAOA, V. to be of a bad dis- 
position, to be yicious, to be 

LoTOLELEi, V. to be of a kind dis- 
position. 2. To be appeased, to 
be satisfied. 

LoTOMAULALO, «. deep holes with- 
in a lagoon. 

LoTOMAULALO, a. 1. profouud, 
thoughtful. 2. Humble. (Ke- 
cently adapted meaning.) 

LoTOMALiE, V. to be satisfied, to be 
appeased, of anger. 

LoTOMASAGA, V. to havo the dis- 
position of twins, that is, cross- 

. grained, but both angry together. 

LoTOMATALA, V. to be comfortod. 

LoTOMOMOTU, a. unkind, neglecting 
the family. 

LoTONU*xT, «. the love of, country. 

LoTONU*u, V. to love one's country. 

LoTOPA, 8. the inside of an enclo- 

• sure. 

LoTOPUA'A, a. bestial, without 

LoTOTAiA'E, 8. from /oto, tditaiy and 
a% shallow holes within the 

LoTOTAiA*E, a. shallow-brained, of 
small understanding. 

LoTOTELE, V, to be of good cheer, 
to be courageous. 

LoTOTOGA, a. ungrateful, ungene- 
rous, stingy, wanting affection. 

LoTOVALE, V, evilly disposed. E 

numi, ua o*u lotovale ia te 

LoTOVi*!, 8. self-praise. 

LoTovi*!, V. to praise oneself. 

LoTu, «. 1. religion. 2. Religious 
persuasion, a sect. 3. A reli- 
gious service. A Tonga word 
meaning prayer. IGna lotu, 

LoTU, V. to turn from heathenism ; 

pi, LOLOTO. 

LoTU, V, to make a hollow sound 
in the water with the hand; 
inten8. lotulotu. 

LoTUAGA, 8. the name of a month, 
corresponding with parts of Sep- 

Lotulotu, v. to do anything has- 
tily, to make haste, to be urgent. 

LoTUiiOTU, adv. intensely, urgently. 

Lotusa'i, v. to contend earnestly, 
to strive eagerly, to persevere, 
to strive to accomplish, as war or 
work, &c., from lotulotu. 

LoTUVALB, V. to be distressed, as 
fearing a calamity, or anxious to 
obtain some benefit. 

Lqvi. See Livovi. 

Lu, 8. a native dish of tare leaves. 

LuA, 8. a hole, a pit, an aperture. 
*0 lona lua. 

LuA, Malay, DuA, a. two. 

Lua, jp»on. dual, you two. See 


Lua* Au, a. two (bunches of bananas). 

Lua'ea, a. two scores (cocoa-nuts, 

LuAi, V. to spit out, as anything 
from the mouth. 

LuA*i, 8. 1. the hole in i which a 
tare or other vegetable has been 
planted. 2. The hole in which 
rnmi is made. 

Lua'i, a. first. As Ulua*l 

Lua'i, v. from Ztta, 1. to give the 
tare its last weeding. 2. To in- 
cite to anything, as a quarreL 

LuA'iOA, 8. the first foreign pro- 
perty, iron hoop. 

LuAi'un, 8. a yam pit. 

LuA*iGA, 8. the* first weeding of taro. 

LuAi-MABi, 8. a fJioai pit. 

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luaH4aua, the digging of a war 

LuA*iTALO, «. a taro hole. 
LuA'5, 8. the abyss, Ona toe iau- 

tala lea Tagaloa i le papa, ona 

fanau at lea 'o Lua^o. 6yn, 

Lu'au, 8. 1. raw taro leaves. 2. 

Taro leaves cooked. Se Ulu*au. 
LuAPA*ATAU, 8. a holo from which 

fishes are easily obtained. 
LUAPULU, Malay, Duapuluh, a. 

LuAGA, 8. the small purlins of the 

roof of a house. Luaga o le /ale. 
LuALAU, a. two himdrei 
LuALOTO, 8. 1. a deep hole. 2. 

The /a/a. 
LuALUA, a. two or three, a few, of 

LuALUA, a. full of holes. 
LuALUANiA, V, from lua, two 

things together, to pretend to be 

very sick when only slightly so. 
LuAHAi, 8. the second issue of a 

LuAMATA, a. two (heads of taro). 
LuAMATAU. See Luapa*atau. 
LuATAGATA, «. the name of two 

stars (Castor and Pollux). Ftlo 

ma mea, 
LuATiNO, a. two (bonitos). 
LuAVAi, a. lit. two water-bottles, 

severe, of famine, causing a 

person to drink two bottles of 

water at once to stop hunger. 
LuAVAi, 8. a legendary name of 

the abyss. Ona fanau at lea *o 

LuE, V. to shake; intern, luelub; 


Liri, V. to challenge ; pas8, ltj*ia ; 

radup. LU'iLU'L 
Luo, r. 1. to be rough, of the sea. 

2. To be rainy. 3. To be in 

consternation, to be ready to run 

Lu*ULu*u, 8. one kind of crab. 
Lu*uTAGA, 8. a handful. *0 lona 

LiTPA, 8. a larg^ black 8iapo. *0 

Idna lufa. 

LupiLUFi, V. to divide out food 
acrording to orders given; ap» 
plied to the young men who 
wait on ihe/aipule. 

LuPiLiiPi, 8. a bamboo knife. So 
called before chiefis. 8yn^ 

LuGA, prep, upon, above. 

LuGALiJOA*!, V. to Increase ia 
violence after a partial cessa- 
tion, as war, wind, or disease. 

LuLi, 8. the screeching of the fruit 
bat (Pteropus). 

Lulu, 8. the owl (Strix delica- 

Lulu, (Tongan), «. a lattice-work 
barricade to a war boat. 

Lulu, v. to shake with more 
violence than lue; pass, hthv* 
INA. *Ua imiiina le lalolagi. 

LuLUA, v. to be sick, to vomit. A 
jocular word. 

LuLu*u, V. 1. to take up a handfal. 
2. To sprinkle with the juice 
of niuui anything used by an 
ali'i pa^ia, so that it may be 
made common ; so also of a new 
fishing-net or canoe. See Niuui. 

LuLUGA, a. western. *0 le atu 
Miiga, ma le atu sa^a^e. 

LuLUGA, 1^. to be serious, to be 
weighty ; of a speech or a crime, 
&c. iulugd lau pagotd, *ua e 
diga i le ala. 

LuLULU, 8. fat cheeks. 

LuLUFE, V. to agree together as to 
something to be done. Ona 
lulupe lea e tagata, e leai 8e 

LuLUTAi, 8. the name of a sea- 

LuLUTi, V. pi. of LUTi, to be in 
great pain. 

LuMA, 8. a disgrace, a reproach. 
*0 lona luma. 

LuMA, prep, in frcmt of, in pre- 
sence of, oefore. 

LuMA*AVA, 8. a public morning 
meal. '0 lo Idtou lumaava. 

LuMAPALE, 8. the space in front of 
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' liaTe in piospect, either of time 
' or place. 
LcMAiiB, «. the name of a large sea 

anemone (Actinea). 
XiUNX, V. to cause a return of 
r ewellings. 
LuPANi, «. the yaws (Frambesia). 

Syn. NuPANi and Tona. 
LuPAKiA, n, to have yaws. 
XiUPB, «. L a pigeon (Oarpophaga 

Pacitica). *0 lana Iwpe. 2. The 

name of a (&in disease. *0 2o»a 

ItUPKA, a. 1. full of pigeons. 2. 

Having the 2uj»e disease. 
LxJPEO^ATOA, a. pigeons caught at 

the full of the moon. 
LuPBOFANOLOA, t. pigeous caught 

when there is no moon. 
LursoMAUNU, «. pigeons caught at 

the wane of the moon. 
LuPEOPUPULA, B. pigeons caught at 

file increase of the moon. 
Lupefa'amcli, v. to shout or to 

blow a trumpet as a sign of 

haying caught pigeons. 
LupELAUPAUSiA, B, 1. an untrained 

pigeon. 2. An untaught boy, 

never checked or reproved. 
LupELUPB, a. very aged. 
LuPEPE, V, to crowd to, to crowd 

liUPENi, V, to crowd ; to go in great 

number.<*. E lupeni e tagata uma 

'o le nu*u o le ali^i, 
LuPBTUPOLA, V, 1. liU to stand on 
. a 'poLcL^ of a pigeon. 2. To be an 

orphan. Tofa *oe, *a ina al'u 

Lupo, B. the name of a small fish. 
LupoA^E, V, to come in shoals, of 

the lupo. 
LupoLAOO, B, a small lupo, 
liUPOLUPO, 8, 1. a small lupo. 2. 

The name given to the tUua, 

for the purpose of concealing 

LuFOSEUsEU, B. the lupOf within one 

sta^e of a malauli. 
LmK)TA, 8. a large lupo. 
LuTALUTA, V. to blow hard, to be 

«t the height of the storm. *0 

ona lutaluta o le matagi na4 Bau 

at. i, 

LuTi, V. 1. to be in pain. f. To 

urge to be expeditious ; paBB. 

LUTiA ; pi. LULUTi ; inteuB. Lun- 

LXJTi. fdUia i PuavOy a e mapu 

i FagdUile, 
LuTiTAU, V. to urge on a fight. 
LuTU, B. a rattle to attract sharks. 
LuTU, Di. 1. to rattle the lutu. 2. 

Aa LoTU ; redup. lutulutu. 
LuvB, 8. See ISa'b. 

The ninth letter in the Samoait 

alphabet ; pronounced as the 

Ma, 8. 1. shame. *0 hma ma. 2. 

One kind of taro. 3. The name 

of a tree. 
Ma, a. clear, pure; bright red, as^ 

arterial blood. See TdTOMA, 

Ma, v. 1. to be ashamed. 2. To 

be all destroyed. Syn. Fa*a'u« 


Ma, pron. du. we two ; for maua. 

Ma, Malay i me, foiming the transi- 
tive. 1. a prefix to some active 
verbs, making them neuter; as 
liligiy to pour; maligif to be 
spilt. 2. A prefix to denote 
ability : as /at, to do ; mafat, 
to be able. It will not fit oil 
verbs; some require the full 
form. E U mafai ona eau ; nQt 
e le masau. 

Ma, prep. 1. for; in the sense of, 
for the use of. Avatu i Idua e 
fat ma papa. 2. With. Lua 
te o mai ma ia. 3. From. ^Ua 
te*a ma le aiunu^u ^eee. 4. On 
accoimt of, because of. Sau ma 
le la. 

Ma, oonj. and. 

Ma* A, B. a stone. '0 Uma Tna^a. 
Syn. Fatu. . 

Ma'a^a, a. hHrd, strong. 

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llA*AAri8xrNTJ*i, 8. a percussioD cap. 
Ma'aapu, 8. a heated stone of the 

OYen. *0 le ma^aafu o le wrnu. 
Ma'aala, 8. a Tery hard oompoet 

Ma*aanoano, 8, a stone having 

cavities, (volcanic stone). 
Ma*ai, a. sharp, cutting ; applied 

to tools, to fire, and to cutting ; redup. ma'ama'ai. 
Ma'au, -p. 1. to stretch out, as the 

neck in looking eagerly after. 

2. To >tretch out, as 5ie hand in 

order to take hold of; a com- 
pliment iry term for tcujo; redup. 

inteiM, MA^AMA^AU. 'tfa ma^'au 

onafaia *o mea e ^ai. 
Ma*au, 8. ma^a and u, lit a biting 

fetoDC, the name of a poisonous 

stone found in the sea,, the touch 

of which causes pain. 
Ma'afala, 8. one kind of breadfruit 

(Artocarpus incisa). 
Ma'alaelae, a. the name applied to 

those who do not engage in eeuga. 
Ma^alabi, 8. a stone thrown over 

the heads of others. 
Ma'ale'ale, a.. 1. brittle, as some 

kinds of wood, glasd, &c. 2. 

Tender, of pork. 
Ma'ali, 8. the name of a tree. 

Syn. Mapoa. 
Ma'alili, 8. cold. 
Ma'alili, a. cold ; p!. ma*alilili. 
Ma'alili, v, to be cold; jpL ma*a- 


Maalilioia, v. pass, cold. 

^* Ne'i mea ma''alUigia lava le 
' aloo Sina.*' 
Ma'alo, 8. a part of the belly of 

the bonito taken to a cliief. 
Ma*aloalo, v. to appear and vanish. 

Ua ma'aloalo aiu le ata o le tagata. 
Manama' A, s. small stones. 
Ma*ama'a, a. stony, full of small 

Ma'ama'a, v. to moderate, of rain, 

to rain sli^ihtly. 
Ma'ama'au, v. redup. of ma'au. 
Ma'ama'anoa, a. stiong, hardy. 
Ma'amulumulu, v. to be rubbed, 

to be frayedj to be fretted; as 

a man slipping down a cocoa- 
nut tree, and rubbing oif the skin 
of his legs, &c. ; as a half-cooked 
yam, only the outside skin com- 
ing off. 

Ma'anao, a. gravelly, rough with 
small atones. 

Ma*anumi, v. to be wrinkled, 
puckered, crimpled; intens. ma- 


Ma'anumi, a. wrinkled, puckered; 

redup. ma'anuminumi. 
Ma^anuntj, 8. 1. the name of a 

gelatinous sea animal. 2. The 

name of a tree ; also Makunu. 
Ma' APE, a. spacious, extensive ; 

applied to plantations. 
Ma' ATA, s. a sling. '0 Idna maatd, 

5Jt*tIt«'tir^. I 8. a loose stone. 
Ma'ata'anoa, j 

■Ma'atusi, «. a slate. *0 Idna mar 

Ma'avalu. See Fatuvalu. 
Ma' AVE, «. 1. a large branching 

coralline. 2. A good head of 

Ma'ave'ave, 8. the stalk and 

cluster of leaves formin<; a small 

branch of the breadfruit tree. 

'0 ma^ave*ave o le '«?«. 
Ma'ave'avevale 8. small branchy 

growing out of the trunk of the 

breadfruit tree, and which are 

broken off as useless. 
Ma'ave'ese'ese, v. to have one 

father but different mothers ; 

redup. ma*ave'ave'ese'e8e. 
Mae, 17. to be stale, of fish ; dimin. 


Maea, 8. 1. a rope. '0 Idna ma£a. 

2. The name of the popori^ tree 

on Manu'a. 
Ma'e'a, a. 1. flow. 2. Well done, 

complete; redup. ma'e'a'e'a. 
Ma'e'a, v. 1. to be slow. 2. To 

be complete, to be well done; 

redvp. ma'e'a'e'a. 
Ma'e'agalemu, v. to be all finialied 

up and put to rigiit:^, as wotk, 

d*»liberations, &c. 
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Ma^e^e, o. 1. to shiver, to quake. 

2. To shrink, as wood. 
Ma^e'e, v. to be envious; pass. 

MA*E'ETiA. Syn. Matau'a. *0 

Leatmuga *ua ma^e^etia. 
Ma*e'e, «. envy. Aue le ^upu a le 

Ma'eu, v. to exceed, to be super- 
lative; mostly in a good, but 
sometimes in a bad sense. 

Ma*eu, interj. excellent, super- 

Maepulu, ». 1. to be careful of 
its long tail-feathers, of the 
trofiic bird (Piifieton aet ereus. 
2. fig. To be careful of one's 

Ma'bgalemu, t7. to be appeased. 

Ma'elega, 8. zeal. *C> lona md- 

Ma'eleqa, a. zealous. 

Ma^eleoa, V. to be zealous, to 
be earnestly desirous for; pass. 


^eleqa. la md^elegd i le ola. 
Ma^eli, v. 1. to be rooted up. 2. 

To be dug in holes, as ground 

which has been dug up for wild 

yams, or been grubbed up by 

pigs ; redup. ma'eli'elt. 
MI'ema. See Ma'ema*ema. 
Maemae, v. dimin. of mae. 
Ma'ema'e, a. 1. courageous. 2. 

Strong to work. 8. Having 

resourced through family con- 

Ha'ema'ea, s. anger, of high chiefs. 

*0 lona ma^ema*ed. 
Ma'ema*ea, v. to be angry. Of a 

high chief. 
Ma'ema'ema, a. from *ema, shining, 

Ma'ema'ema, v. to be bright, to be 

Maemalo, v. to wish to keep on 

good terms with the mdld. * Ua 

la mdemdlo, 
Maemea, v. to be careful of, to 

take care of. Syn. Maepulu. 
Maene, 8. the stones tied to the 

foot of a fishing-net. *0 maene 

o le *upega. 

Mabva, v. 1. to walk about, from 

eva, 2. To be at work ; to chiefs, 
Mai, a particle denoting action 

towards the speaker. 'C7a wa- 

liu mat. 
Mai, v. to spring from, to come 

from. E ave i luga i lo*u tamd, 

ou te mai ai, 
Mai, prep. from. 
Mai, a. brackish. 
Mai, v. to be brackish. 
Ma% 8, sickness, disease, illness. 

*0 lona ma*i. 
Ma'i, v. to be ilL 
Ma% adv. very, as maH tUavale, 

how very mischievous ; as if it 

were a disease ; also of good 


MaIA, V. pass, of MAMA. 

Ma'ialeala, 8. lit. a disease of the 

road ; a disease that admits of a 

Maiali'i, 8. paralysis. Syn. Supa, 
Ma'i'i, v. to be slow in doing any- 
thing; redup. MA*i*i'i*i. 
Maio, 8. from «o, a small piece of 

pork. *0 Idna maio. 
Maioa, v. expressive of negation, 

to be without, applitd very 

generally to war, epidemics, 

wind, &c. Syn. Aunoa. 
Ma'ioi, a. slow. 
Maioio, a. like the fo of an atu, 

which is very distinct ; distinct, 

clear, as the voice. 
Ma^io'o, 8. lit. a disease that 

reaches, a fatal disease. Syn. 

Mai*u'u, 8. the finger nail. SyrC. 

Maifba, adv. whence ? 
Maifi, 8, peditum. 
Ma^ifofo, 8. a disease admitting of 

being treated by a doctor. 
Ma*ioa, 8. an epidemic. 
Maile, 8. a chiefs dog. *0 Idna 

maile. Syn. Ta.*ipajj. 
Mailei, 8. a trap. '0 Idna mdilei. 
Mailei, v. 1. to entrap. 2. fig. 

applied to words ; pass, mailkia ; 

redup. maileilei. "0 ai le Vavt 

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Maileilei, V, redup. of mailei, to 

entrap in talk. 
Maili, V, to commence to blow, to 

spring up, as a breeze; dimin, 

MAiLiiLi. 8yn. Taili. 
Mailo, \ «. 1. a basket in which 
Ma'ilo, J fa^ausi is served up. 

*0 lana mailo. 2. A spittoon, 

or spitting-dish for a sick person. 

*0 Idna ma'Uo. 
Ma iMA% V. to have elephantiasis 

in the limbs. 
Ma'ima*!, v. to delight in ; opposite 

to *tno'tno. *Ua tS maHmaH. 
Ma'ima'I80*o, v. to be often ill. 
Ma^imaliu, 8. epilepsy. 
Ma'imalu, 8. an nicer. A mild 

term for papala. 
Maimoa, V, to look at, to view, as 

an object of cnriosity. 
MiDfOAGA, 8. a party of sight- 
seers. '0 la Idtou mdimoaga, 
Maina, v. to shine, of fire. *l7d 

maina mat le afl. 
Ma*ina, v. to be ashamed. 
Ma*ini, v. to tingle, to smart, as on 

being beaten with a small rod; 

also the beginning of labour 

pains ; redup, ma'ini'ini. 
Ma'inopo, 8. paralysis of the legs. 
Ma'inopo, v. to huve paralysis of 

the legs ; pi. ma'inonopo. 
Maise, v. to quiet, to comfort one 

Maisi, r. to be gplit, to be cracked. 

Syn. Gata*e; this is generally 

used on account of the next 

Maisi, 8. orificium vaginsB. 
Ma'isOso, 8. concupiscence. 
Maisu, «. the namo of a black sea 

cucumber (Ilolotliuria^. 2. A 

dark-skinned native. *^XJa se 

maisu lea tagata. 
Ma'itaga, 8. a lying-in, a confine- 
Ma'itasi. Syn. Ma'io*o. 
Ma'ito, 8. pregnancy. *0 lona 

Maitolama, 8. the name of a fish, 

called by some naitdama, 
Maiyaiya, v. to be lanky. 

Mao, 8. 1. a lull in the wind or the 
waves. *0 le moo o le ava. 2. 
The lull in the opening through 
the reef. 

Mao, V. 1. to come or to go fruit- 
lessly. ^Ua ma^ i aifdH e leUi. 
2. To do a thing accidentally or 
in ignorance. 

Mao, adv. 1. accidentally, to no 
purpose, by mistake. 2. It also 
intensifies a prohibition. NeH 
mao 8au. Don't by any means 

Mao, v. to be far off; compounded 
with other words, for mamao ; as 
*Ua maogauta. 

Mao, 8. an accident. 

Ma*o, 8. the coUectiTe name of 
several trees. (One is Tricho- 
spermum Eichei; another Me- 
lochia odorata.) , 

Maoa, v. to make a chopping or 
hammering noise; redup. maq- 


Maoa, a. dense, of the bush be- 
yond the cultivated land. *0 
le vao maoa. 

Maoa, v. to scold. 

Maoa*e, 8. a large eel (Muraona). 

Maoa'e, v. from Tuamao and a*e, to 
be very high. 

Ma*oa'o. See Ma*oma*o. 

Maoama, v. 1. to steer towards the 
outrigger. 2. To speak so as to 
give offence. 

Ma'oi, 8. particular kinds of food 
demanded from a conquered 

Ma'oi, v. to act contrarily. Syn, 

Ma'O'u, v. to be uneven, to be 
shrivelled, as siapOy bark of a 
tree, &c.; redup. ma*o"U'o'u. 

Ma'oui, 8. ma'o and ui ; one kind 
of ma^o. 

Maopa, v. to be startled; redup. 


MApPA*ALrGA. See Manuanca- 


Maogauta, v. to be towards the 
land or shore. la maogauta atu 
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Maogaga'e, v. to be towards the 

Maogaoaifo, v. to be towards the 

BIaooatai, f . to be towards the sea. 
Haomao, «. the name of a young 

Ha'oma'o, «. the name of a bird 

. (Leptomis Samoensis). 

Ha'omalie, a. one kind of dance. 
On Upolu. 

Maomiomi, o. to be pressed in, as 
the roof of a house by a storm or 
a plank of a canoe. 

Magna, v. 1. to subside, as a wave. 

. 2. To be appeased, of anger. 

Ma'ov A, V. L to be satisfied with 
food. 2. To be overloaded, of 
a gun* 3. To be inflated, as a 
bladder ; pi, ma'o'ona. 

Ha'onaone, 17. to be overloaded, of 
a gun. 

Ma*onaih>no, «. to be built high 
in the sides, as a canoe* 8yn. 

. Ta'^letg. 

Maono, 8. the name of a fish. 

Maopo, 8. the name of one kind of 

Maopoopo, a. 1. compact, dose 
in texture. 2. Betentive in 
memory. 3. Of one opinion, as 
a company of people. 

Maopoopo, «. 1. to be of a close 
texture. 2. To be of a reten- 
tive memory, 3. To hold to- 

Maosasa'e, r. to be far to the easL 

Ma'osi, a. a scratch. 

Ma'osi'obi, V, 1. To be scratched. 
2. To obtain with difficulty; as 
food, especially in war time. 

Ma'osika, a. one kind of vim*'o 

Maota, a. the name of a tree 
(Dysoxylon sp.). 

Maota, a. the premises of a chief. 
*0 lona maota, 

Maotai, 0. to be far off towards 
the sea. 

Maotamea, a. the name of a tree. 
Called also Mamala (Dysoxylon 

Ma*otba, a. the name of a tree. 

Ma*oti, v. 1. to cut off, as branches 
from a tree. 2. To be of one 
mind and purpose ; redup. ma*o- 

Maotua, a. far back, as a deep 
cave. *0 U ana maotua, 

Maotua, V. 1. to go far back, as a 
cave. 2. To be long since. 3. 
To be of a deep understanding. 

Mau, a. 1. abundance. 2. A tes- 
timony. *0 Idna mau. 

Mau, w. 1. to be firm, to be fast. 
2. To have abundance of food; 
and by adding mea^ *oa, toga, 
&c., meaning to possess plenty 
of such articles. 3. To dwell. 
*0 U aUH lea e mau i le vao. 
4. To be decided, to be unwa- 

Mau, v. 1. to run off, to drain 
through,. as water through sand. 
2. To sink down, as the posts of 
a house. 3. To depart, to dis- 
perse, as a crowd of people. 4. 
To result, to terminate, as a 

Maua, V, 1« to get, to obtain, to 
acquire. Ona fa^aa^oa^o lea 'o 
le leo o hna tindf ona maua lecL, 
2. To reach, to get to. NeH le 
maua le nu^u o Sinasegi, 3. To 
overtake. 4. To catch. Fe 
maua i le vanaLoloa ; pi. haua. 

Maua, pron. d%iaX, we two, ex- 
cluding the person addressed. 

Mau*a*a, c. 1. to get roots, to take 
root. 2. To have connections in 
a village, and through them a 
right to dwell thera 

Mauaeoldca, thanks for a present 
of cocoa-nuts. Fa^a/elai, mau* 

Maua'i, v. to he firm, as in a 
cranky canoe ; or, in wajr, when 
the enemy is in sight. 

Mauaga, a. joking, sporting, dal- 
liance; intens. mauhauaoa. '0 
Idna mauaga. 

Maualalo. See Maulalo. 

Maualaniga*!, V, from mau and 
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Mau*'alofaoa, v. to have a place to 

retreat to. 
Maualuoa, a. high, elevated, tall ; 


Maualuoa, v. to be high, to be 

tall ; pi. MAUALULUOA. 

Maul v. 1. to ebb, of the tide. 2. 

To subside, as a swelling; also 

of war. 
Maui, v. 1. to f^U down, as a 

cluster of cocoa-nuts. 2. To 

excel in the game of tagati^a. 

3. A word of salutation on 

Manu^. ^Va mSui mat. 
Mau*oa, a. rich. 
Mau OA, 8. a rich man, (me who has 

plenty of property. 
Mau'oa, v. to be wealthy. 
Mau*oloa, a. as mau*oa. 

MaU'OLOA, 8. as M AU*OA. 

Mau*oloa, v. as mau*oa. 

Ma'u'u, 8. grass and weeds used to 
cover round the roots of taro. 

Mau'upu, v. to have a command of 
language, to excel in speaking. 

Ma'u'utgga, 8. the name of a weed 

Maufob, r. 1. to grasp firmly the 
paddle. 2. To pull strongly. 

Mauga, a. 1. a hill, a mountain. 
*0 le mauga o h nu'u. 2. From 
mauy a residing at a place. 

Mauga, a. 1. from mau, the drain- 
ing off, or running away, as of 
water. 2. The result. *0 U 
mauga o le mea. 

Maugata, a. obtained with diflft- 
culty ; redup. maumaugata. 

Maugata, i>. to be obtained with 

Maugofie, a. obtained easily. 

Maugowb, r. to be easily obtained. 

Maulalo, a. low, deep; pi. mau- 


Maulalo, t>. to be low, to be deep ; 


Maulaloatavai, short, like the 
tavai, but easily known by the 
pigeon. Of a oMef, though short 
he is known as a chief. 

Mauli, 8. the heart, used only in 
the expression '•Ua 8fgia lotia 
manU. Segia mat mami, ''ua iS 

Mauli, s. the moon. 

Maulu, V, 1. to creep under, |o 
creep through. 2. To swinn 
under water ; redup. mauluulu. 
Una 090 Ua *o Tigikiu, ^ua matUu^ 
ena o*o aiu lea tie tm^u. 

Ma'ulu, v. 1. to sprinkle, as raio. 
2. To drop as dew. 3. To fall 
through, as anything from a hole 
in a basket. 4. To shed the 
feathers, to moult. 

Ma'ulvola, r. to be very fatigued, 
as if about to drop to pieces. 

Ma^ulu'ulu, v. as Ma'uluola. 

Mi^uLiruLU, 8. a kind of night- 
dance recently introduced. 

Ma'ulu'ulu, 8. 1. the name of % 
tree. 2. A new kind of song. 

Maumau, r, to break one*s own 
head with a stone. 

Mauhau, v. to waste, to lose. 
Maumau *o teu ma tifiga, *a e a 

Maumaua'i, v. to be firm, to be 
unyielding in an opinion. 

Maumaua, pi. of Maua. *0 at ni e 
maumaua? — Whom have you 

Maumauaga, v. to practise buffoon- 
ery, to play tricks ; pi. maumau- 
aga. See Mauaga. 

Maumaula*i. See Maumaua*l 

Maumauloto, v. to have the heart 
or will firm. 

Maumausolo, v. to move from 
place to place, to be unsettled. 

Maumaga, 8. a plantation of taro. 
Se'i ma o e asiaei lo tdtou (or la 
tdtou) maumaua. 

Maumauatu, v. to be thoughtful. 

Maumea, a. wealthy. 

Mauna, $, from una, a waning 

Maunu, 8. 1. a pigeon long tame, 
an old pigeon taught to entice 
wild pigeons. 2. Ttduga plants. 
*0 ana mannu. 

Maunu, <. bait. *0 Una mdunu, . 


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Maunu, V, to bait, la mdunu i 
tautalc Bait him with words, 

. in order to get him to talk. 

Maunualuga, t7. to be clear- 

Maupapa'i, t7. to remain steadfast. 

Haupipi'i, v. to cling fast, to 
remain, to continue. ~ 

Maupu'epu*e, «. a rising ground. 

Mauba, 8. 1. an emblem of a chief 
or a people. 2. Ironically ap- 
plied to conduct; '0 Una mavsa 
le gaoi, 

Mausali, v. to be firmly fixed, to 
be immovable. 

Mausb, V, to get good, to be in luck, 

Mautaia, fj. to know certainly. 

Mautali, V, to have an answer, 
to be able to answer, as to an 

Mautama'ia, v. 1. to be caught 
unawares, as by sickness. 2. To 
get unexpectedly. 

Hauti*eti*b, 8. rising ground. 8yn. 

Mautinga, v. to know certainly. 
Syn. Mautaia. 

Mautopu, 8. the name of a plant 
(Urcna lobata). 

Mautoputai, 8. the name of a weed 
(Triumfetta procumbens). 

Mautoga, v. to possess native 
property in abundance. 

Mautu, v. to stau'l firm. 

Mapa, 8. the brow of the table- 
land at Safotu. *0 le mdfa o le 

Mafa, v. to be disproportionately 
large in number or quantity, as 
many houses and few people. 
*Z7a mafa f ale, 

Mapa, 8. orificium vaginae apertura. 

Mapai, v. 1. to be able. 2. To 
be willing; pi. mapapai; 'pa88. 
MAPAIA. E le mdfafai nu'u 
mdtutua ^ua mumvsu. 

Mapa*i, redup. Mapa'ipa*i, v. to be 
broken out, to be extracted, to be 
wrenched out. Ona u lava lea *o 
le lutuay ona mafa'i/aH lea 'o 

JklAPAOPAU, r. to meditate. 

Mapaupau, a. prudent, thoughtful, 

Mapaupauga, 8, consideration, 

Mapala, a. wide-spreading, um- 
brageous. *0 tia 86 aoa mafald, 
ina o'm fa^apaologia, 

Mapamapa, a. dimin, of mamapa, 
somewhat heavy, applied to a 
number of things. 

Mafapa, 6. a species of crab. 

Map ANA, a, lit, warm, 1. applied 
to a married woman who in not . 
allowed to marry again, even 
though she leaves her husband. 
2, A husband who gets plenty of 
property through his wives. 

MapanApana, V, to be warm. 

Mapasi, V, to be split off. 

Mapa6i, orificium vaginse. 

Mapati, v. to be easily broken 
ofl[, as branches of trees ; redup, 


Mapatia, 8. the distribution of 

property on the death of a tula- 

fale. *0 le mafatia o le tuldfale. 
Mapatia, v. pass, of mamapa, 1. 

to be weighed down. 2. To be 

burdened, to be oppressed. 3. 

To be dead. 
Mapatipati. See Laumapatipati. 
Mapatua, v. to sneeze. Se'i iloga 

e tu'ia le pogaiUu, e md/atua ai. 

Mapatua, s, a sneezing. 
Mapegaala, 8, the joining of a 

branch road to the main road. 
Mapela, v. to spread out food 

before all are assembled. 
Mapela, «. as Mapa. 
Mafi, V, to be honoured; redup. 

Mafimapi. See Fa*amapimapi. 
Mafia, a. thick ; redup. mapiapia. 
Mafia, v. to be thick; redup. 

Mapiuga, 8. the origin, the cause. 
Mapileo, 8. one who is great in 

shouting, but not in doing. 
Mafimapi. See Fa*amafimapi. 
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MlFin, a, blustering, quarrelsome* 
i»lAFiTi, V. to spring out, as a 

spark from the fire ; to spring 

up, as a splinter of wood ; redup. 

Mafoa, 8. the name cf a tree. 

Syn. Ma*ali» 
Mafo'e, v. to be skinned; redup. 


M If JLA, V. 1. to be spread out. 
2. To be extensive, to be wide. 
S. To be plain, to be perspicu- 
ous, of a speech; redtip, kafo- 


Mafu, 8. 1. the fat of a pigeon. 

'O le mafu o le lupe. 2. The 

pieces of fa*au8i, 
MAFUi a. stale, mustj, applied to 

cooked food. Ave ma le tnfa- 

^aga a mea mafu, 
Mafu, t;. to be stale, to be musty ; 

pass. MAFU A. 

Mafu, v. to heal up, of an ulcer. 
Mafu, v. 1. to bum. 2, To emit 

an odour either good or bad. 

^Ua mafu manogi mat le moso^oi. 

'Ua mafu maih do o le mea 

Mafua, v. to cause, to originate. 

Na mdfua i le tauamoga o le 

Mafua, ». 1. scraped nut, left to 

get mo/tt, and then used as a 

bait to attract wild fowls. 2. 

The young fishes which serve as 

food for the larger, and are used 

as bait for them. 3. The ripe 

seeds and fruits of trees attra^'t- 

ing pigeons, and thus making 

it easy to catch them. 
Mafuaga, 8. the cause, the origin. 
Mapui'e, 8, an earthquake. 
Mafufi, v. to laugh suppressedly, 

to smile. 
Mafufi, «. vagina. 
Mafuli, v. 1. to be turned over, to 

be upsei 2. To have the heart 

set on. 
Mafulifuli, v. to be cranky, of a 

Mafulilega'au, 1?. to be injured 

internally, as from a fall. 

Mavdlilelaoi, v. to die. Applied 
to Mata^afa. 

MIfulu, a. 1. disagreeable; ap- 
plied to conduct, 88 lightness 
(tdto), scolding; also to a foul 
wind. 2. Very fat, of a man. 
8. The scab of tattooing coming 
off. Mafulutulu. 

Mafuka, a. rugge<i, not having 
a smooth surface ; redup. mafu* 


MAFtJNA, V. to peel off, as the sldn. 
Mafuta, v. to rise up, as pigeons. 
Mafuta, 8. communion, association, 

dwelling together. ^Oh Id ma,- 

futa fat'atasi. 
Mafuta, v. 1. to be roused from 

sleep. 2. To dwell together. 3. 

To rise, as pigeons. 
Mafutaoa, 8, a flock of pigeons 

rising up. 
Mafutamcmsafiafi, 8. the early 

Mafutamoeafiafi, tr. to go to sleep 

early in the evening. • 
Maoa, ft 1. 8 branch, as of a tree, 

a river, a road, or anything 

forked. 2. The curved or hooked 

rrt of an artificial fly-hook. *0 
maga ole pdj&c. 
Maga, 8. a moutbfhl of ^ava chewed 

ready for mixing with water to 

make the drink. '0 Idna maga, 
Magaala, 8. a branch road. 
Magaegae, v. to be loose, to be 

movable, as a tooth, a stone, &c. 
MIgai, v. to sit astride. 
Magaugau, v. to be broken. 
Magaugau, a. brittle, of some kittds 

of wood. 
Magaxtli, 8. the name of one kind 

of taro. 
Magaulipute, \ 8. different 

MagaulitalImoli, / kinds of 



MagalafU, s. the hearth. Syn. 


Magalo, a. 1. fresh, not salt. 2. 

Sweet, not sour, as tlie vi. 
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be forgiven, to be freed from 

. punishmeiit. 

MioALO, 8. 1. one kind of taro. 2. 
The name of a plant, the leavts 
of which are cooked and eaten 
along with taro leaves (Solannm 

Magalogalo, v. dimin. of maoalo, 
to be somewhat fresh. 

Magalua, a. having two branches. 

Magamaga, a. branched, forked. 

Magamaga, orificium vaginse. 

Magamagalima, 8. the divisions 
between the fingers. 

Magamaga VAE, «. the divisions be- 
tween the toes. 

Magamatb, 8. the bamboo, so 
called in presence of chiefs in- 
stead of *o/e. 

Magahati, 8. one kind of taro. 

Magana*a, 8. 1. the fork of the 
na*a. 2. A large kind of taro. 
Talo o le magana^a. 

Magapa, 8. the branch of a fly fish- 

MAGAsrvA, «. a branching taro. 

Magavai, 8. a branch of a river. 

Magava*ai, V, to see double, to be 
failing in the eyesight. 

Mageo, 8. 1. tbe name of a shell- 
fitih. 2. The shell of the same 
used to scrape the bark of the 

Magele, 8. the name of a tree. 

Mageso, 8. 1. the prickly heat. 2. 
The itch. 

Mageso, a. itching, of anything 
which irritates the skin, as raw 
taro, nettles, &c. 

Magi, a. light, nimble; redup, 


Magiagia, 17. to be set on edge, of 
the teeth. / 

Magimaginoa, 8. 1. the bait for a 
shark tied to a net. 2. Applied 
to a convalescent from sick- 

MIgo, 8. 1. a small kind of eel. % 
The name of a fern. 

Mago, a. dry ; 'pl. mamago. 

Mago, tj. to be dry ; pl. mamago. 
dimin. magamago. 8ama *o 8e 

mago. Let him who is first dry 
use the lega. Win who can. 

Mag5, 8. one kind of shark. *Ua 
tulUtditoa. *Ua *o le mago i 

Magomagoa, a. 1. persisting in, as 
work, war, &c. 2. Envious. 8yn. 

Magoni. See Manogi. 

Magoto, v. 1. to be sunk low, as a 
deep-laden canoe, or one badly 
built. 2. To be sunken in tlie 
ground. 3. To have the property 
of sinking, as heavy wood; re- 


Magotogoto, 17. to be uneven, to 
be full of hollow places, in the 
road or in the lagoon. 

Magu, a. dried up, as grass in the 
sun, or blood in a wound ; redup, 


Magu, v. to be dried up, to be 
parched ; redup. magumagu. 

Magugu, v. 1. to be scranched. 2. 
To be scranchable. 3. To be 
cracked or broken, as a bone. 
4. To make a grinding noise, as 
in walking over gravel; redup. 


Maguti, a. diligent, persevering. 

On Manu'a. 
Mala, Malay^ Malang and Mara. 

8. a calamity. *0 lona mala. 

Indfolau at, ma lefa^anunu mat 

mala. * 

Mala, a. soft, as /au mala, fu^a/u^a 

Mala, 8. a new plantation. 
Malae, 8. 1. an open space in a 

village, 'where public meetings 

are held. *0 le malae o le nu'u. 

E to^atdma% a e tau ina td i 

malae. 2. The centre piece of a 

necklace, as a piece of polished 

metal. *0 le tnalae o le lopa, 
Malae*e8e. v. to be fighting on the 

side of the malae, where it was 

not usual to fight at a club match. 

Lend lo *tta malas^ese ona *o 

Mala*ese, V, to have a different 

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le m€da*e8e 5. We will all share 
in the same misfortuue. 

Malawi, v. to keep doing one thing 
only to the neglect of others. 
Mostly used to reproach an idle 

Mala'i, 8. the name of a fish. 

Malaia, «. a calamity. *0 hna 

Malaia, a. unhappy, unfortunate, 

Malaia, v. 1. to be unfortunite. 
Pe tu^u ou te malaia ia te oef 
2. To die, to be dead. Se*i ma- 
laia ane se tagata *%m taumtui- 

Malaise, «. a block for beating 
cocoa-nut fibre on to make sin- 
net. A new name for it instead 
of saga. 
' Mala'itai, v. to be unlucky in fish- 
ing. Tau ina mala^itai, *a e alu 
e fai faiva. 






Malaulau, a. 1. new, fresh, as 
food cooked the first time. 2. 
Jig. Applied to a young man. 

Malaupaiumu, 8. as malaumata- 





M al aum at apua*a, 

also Malau*ulu, 




Malautui, also 
called Malauau, 

Malau VAi, «. the name of a fresh- 
water fish. 

Malafatu, 8. one kind of banana. 

Malaga, «. 1. a jouriuy. *0 Idna 
malaga. 2. A travelling party. 
*0 i tai le malaga a taimaitaH. 

Malaga, v, to cause, to originate. 

Malaga, v, 1. to rise from its nest. 

names of fishes 
of the genera 
Myripristis and 

}. names 
of fidiies 
mostly of 
the genera 
Myripris - 
tis and 

as a hen. 2. To rise from am- 
bubh, as troop;<. 8. To raise a 
swampi d canoe. 4. To luff. ^ 

Malaga' auseuga, «. a party going 
about begging implements for 
8euga. *0 la Idtou malaga^au- 

Malagaupu, «. words compared to 

Malagafaga, «. a party going 
about begging fly fiam-hooks. Pe 
Id 8au malagafaga. 

MAlala, 8. charcoal. M&lala o le 

Malala, v. to be reduced to char- 

Malalaola, 8, live coals. 

Malali, a, smooth, slippery, level ; 
applied, 1. to a road or rock. 2. 
To a noselesd face. 3. To the 
deck of a canoe Laving no places 
to tie on white fchells ; redup. 

Malalia'a, 8. the name of a fish. 

Malalilali, r to be much 
scratched, as a person thrown on 
the reef by a wave. 

Malama, 8. 1. the moon. Amuia 
8au a le malama. Malay, Malam, 
nght. 2. A light, a lamp. To- 
foilevao e fai ma malama. 

Malama, a. the ninth month of 
pregnancy. *Ua o'o i ona ma* 

Malama, v. to be light, as at day- 
dawn, or from a fire. 

Malamaatua'a'au, t7. 1. to appear 
shallow, as the bottom of the sea, 
2. To appear to be morning be- 
fore it is so. 3. To appear to be 
desei-ted, to those attacking u 

Malamaisaua, 8. the moon. Only 
in poetry. 

Malamala, 8. 1. chips of wood. 2. 
Small pieces of fish. *0 mala* 
mala o le la^au. 

Malamala, v. to have' a bad taste 
in the mouth from eating poison- 
ous food. * Ua malamala gutu, 

Malamalaatu, 8. small broken 
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Malamalaoofie, v. to be brittle. 

Malamalama, Malay ^ Tamabama, 
8. fiom lama^ light. *0 hma 

Malamalama, «. 1. to be light. 2. 
To be Mware of ill-doing and not 
forbid it, hence by implication to 
be guilty ; pass, malamala- 


Malamalatoa, a. lit. chips of toa 

wood, hard ; applied to taro, 

ta^'amu, and atu. 
Malasia, 17. 1. to have a bad taste 

in the mouth from the mamala 

tree. 2. To be difficult to satisfy, 

as a child always eating. ^Ua le 

du malasia. 
Malabina, 8. 1. refuse of turmeric. 

2. A dish of food made from the 

above and expressed cocoa-nut 

Malatoimea, s. a calamity coming 

on unimals. 
Malaya, s. a large kind of lo. 
Male, s. a chiefs cough. *0 le 

male o le aZi'i. 
Male, v. to cough, of a chief ; re- 

dup. malemale. 
Male, s. a native game. 
Maleitua, v. to awake. Used to 

Chiefs instead of ala. Ind m&le- 

ifua ane ia, *a e taumafa se ^ava. 
MaLefu, v. to disperse, to break 

up, as an assembly. 
Malele, 8. one kind of ve*a. 
Malele, v. to propose something 

in a speech, in order to satisfy 

the public, without intending to 

carry it out. 
Malele, v. to let fly, sis a spear. 
Malelega, h. the flight of a tame 

pigeon. *0 lona malelega. 
l^ALELELELE, a. overhauging, as a 

Malemale, v. 1. to have a cough, 

of a chief. 2. To pretend to 

cough, as when desiring to call 

Malemo, v. 1. to be under water, of 

things. 2. To be drowned. 2. 

To be extinguished, of the eye; 


Malemoleho, v. to die away in 
tlie distance, as the voice of one 

Malemulemu. 8yn. Malomilomi. 

MAL£NA,a. swelled our, as a basket 
crammed full ; redup. malena- 
LENA. 8yn. Malona. 

Malepe, ir. to be broken, to come 
to pieces; applied to things 
which are put together or made, 
as boats, boxes, houses, &c. ; 
dimin. malefelepe. 

Malepelepe, v. dimin, of malepe, 
1. to be partiHllv broken, to be 
ritketty. 2. To be very weak, of 
an old man. See Tu*umalepelepe, 

Malla*l See Mamali. 

Malie, 8. A shark. *0 Idna mdlie. 
*0 le mSMe ma le tu*u. 

Malie, a. well, agreeable. 

Malie, v. to be right, to be proper, to 
be agreeable. *i e U mdlie V a lava ? 

Malie, adv. slowly, agretably. 
Faifai mdlie, Do it bIowIv. 

Malie, v. 1. to be satisfied with 
drink, to have the thirst 
quenched. 2. To thank. 'Ua 
mSlie agalelei. 3. To fly high, 
of tame pigeons ; pi. malilie. 

Malie, s. a good message. Pe ni 
mdlie, pe ni tama'i ? 

Maliealo, s, the lagoon shark. 

Malietua, 8. the deep-sea shark. 

MALro, 8. a land-crab. *0 Idna 

Mali*olagi, 8. one kind of land- 
crab which is said to break off its 
own leg when polluted by filth. 

Mali'olagi, V. to abominate ex- 

Maliu, v. 1. to go, when followed 
by atu; to come, when followed by 
mai. 2. To die, of chiefs; pi. ma- 
LiLiu ; recip. pemaliua*i. *&ia tiwx- 
liu mai. A salutntion on arriving. 

Maliu, s. epilepsy. *0 le mai mdliu. 

Maliuga, 8, death, of a chief. 
Se'ia o^o ane i le mSliuga o tagata. 

Maliuga, s. a privy. 

MALniLiu, V. to be able to turn. 

Malipa, a, sloping. *0 le ala 


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Malifalifa, «. a hollow, a sanken 

place in the ground. 
Maligalioa, 8. the temples. *0 

ona maligaliga* 8yn. Manifi- 


Maligi, 9. to be spilled, to be 
poured down ; dimin. maliqi- 


Maligi, a, pouring, of ndn. *0 le 

ua maligi. 
Maligiligi, v. irUen$. of M Iligi, to 

pour out tears, to weep abun- 
Malila, 8. 1. the name of a plant. 

2. Common people. Tu i le 

^auva^a tnalUa, 
MIlili, v. to drop from a tree. 

Applied to fruits dropping im- 

Malili, 8. the name of a tree. 

MaLILIU, v. pi. of MALIU. 

Malimali, v. redup. of mamall 
Malivao, 8. an iusect that burrows 

in timber. 
MlLd, 8. a narrow girdle worn in 

MalO, v. to hang down the tail, as 

a dog when afraid. 
Malo, 8. the name of a tree. Galled 

also Lalax^ 
MalO, 8. 1. a conquering party. 

Ma lota mata^u i U maid. 2. 

Visitors. 3. The government. 

E 06% Uma maid. 
Malo, t;. 1. to be visitors in war or 

games. 5. To be strong, as to 

pull, to walk, to work. *Ua 

mold dlo; pass, maloa, to have 

Malo, a. hard ; redup. M AlolO. 
Malo, v. to be hard; redup. ul- 


Maloa, v. to be a great talker; 

redup. MALOMALOA. 

Maloa, v. 1. to get no bonito. 2. 

To be free from visitors. 
Maloa. 8yn. Pisa. 
Maloa, v. from maloj to have 

Malo'u, v. to bend down, as a 
gbranch of a tree. Malo'ulo^u. 
Malofib, 8. 1. the tattooing of a 

chief. 2. Moonlight sports. 3. 

A club match. 
MalOlo, v. to be subdued, to be 

conquered, ^t vdivai e, tatou ie 

mifldlo ai pea, 
Malolo, 8. the flying-fish. Th*h 

mat le tai o malolo. 
Malolo, a. redup. of malo, hard. 
Malolo, v. 1. to rest. 2. To be 

recovered from sickness, to be 

well. *Ua malolo 'ea? Is he 

recovered ? malolo eaf Is he 

in health ? 
Malologa, 8. a resting-place. *0 

lona malologa. • 

Malomaloa, v. to be very ill, to be 

in great pain. (Of a chief.) 

8yny LouLOUA. 
Malomilomi, a. that which mav be 

squeezed : 1. soft to the feeling ; 

2. Weak of conduct. 
Malona, v. to be filled out, to be 

swelled out, as a basket. Syn, 

Malopopo, 8. a stable govern* 

Malosi, 8. strength. 
Malosi, a. btrong; pi. malolosi. 
Malosi, v. to be strong; pi. malo* 

Losi ; dimin. malosilosl 
Malosi, v. to smart, to tingle, as a 

Malosigutu, v. to be stronger in 

talking than at work. 
Malosilosi, v. dimin. of malosi, 

to be a little strong, to be gain- 
ing strength. 
Malotu, 8. a firm government. 
Malu, 8. 1. a shade. E fatipo 

lenei malu e. 2. A shelter. 
Malu, v. 1. to be shaded. 2. To 

be sheltered, to be protected. 3. 

To be tight, to be impervious, as 

a house not leaky. 4. To grow 

dark, as at night. *A malu 

afiafiy *tfa ia^i alise. 
Malu. Malayj Mabu, a. 1. soft. 2. 

Ulcerated; of chiefs. *0 lona 

gasegase malu. 3. Gentle, easy, 
' of conduct ; redup. malulu. 8ee 

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calm, to be lulled, of the wind ; 

redup. malClu. 
Malu, a. I. cool. E agi le fa^aiiu. 

6 mdlu nana lea matagi, 2. 

Eatsed, of pain ; redup. malulu. 
Malu, v. 1. to be cool. 2. To be 

easy from pain ; redup, malulu. 
Malu, 8. water, so called instead 

of vai, when taken in a bonito 

Malua, b. a hole in the reef in 

which the /e*e lives. 
Maluauli, v. to return safe from 

Maluapiapi, t;. to be shaded in the 

evening; thought to be bad for 

Maluali% a. 1. stout, large-bodied. 

2. Dignified. 
Maluali*!, iT. 1. to be stout. 2. To 

be di^jfuified. 
Maluapapa, 8. a sheltering rock. 
Maluelue, v. n. to shake. 

MaLUIA, v. pa88. of MAMALU. 

Valuta mai, a. a form of salutation 

in the evening. 
-Maluopeaua, of the moon soon 
after it bas risen. " Hidden by 
the waves." 

Malufanua, v. to be hidden, or 
to be protected under the bhelter 
of the land, ns a boat at sea. 

Malulaupai, v. to be oversha- 
dowed, as ground by the leaves 
of banana plants. 

Malulaufa'i, 8, a name given to 

MALrLAUii, 8, a name given to 

Malulu, a. See Malu. 

MAlulu, 8. See *Uluvale. 

Malulu, t;. to be possible to be 

Malulu, v, 1. to be cool, to im- 
part a feeling of coolness. 2. 
To be dump and cool; pa88, 
malugia; malulugia. 

Malulu, a. 1. cool. 2. Damp 

CO* J. 

Maluluvaoa, r. to be very cold, 
as a corpse, or cold cooked 

Malumauku, v. to be shaded by 
tame pigeons. A word of pigeon- 
catchiug. *0 lefogatia ua malu- 

Malumalu, a. overcast, cloudy. 

Malumalu, 8. 1. the residence of 
a deity, whether a house or a 
tree. 2. A temple. 

Malumoea, 17. 1. to be over- 
shadowed so as to hinder the 
growth, of trees. 2. fig. Ap- 
plied to good-looking men or wo- 
men, as overshadowing others. 

Malupo, «. the shades of evening. 

Malutaeao, v. to be shaded in the 
morning. Thought to be good 
for plants. 

MaLUTIA, v. pa88, of MAMALU. 

MIma, g. 1. a ring. *0 lana mdmS, 

2. A leak, in a canoe. *0 U 

mSma o Is va*a, 3. A mouthM. 

*0 le mimd a le ita. 
Mama, Malay ^ Mamah, v, to chew ; 

pass. MALA. Au mai % fale i 

Mama, v. n. to leak, of a canoe, 

water-bottle, Ac. 
Mama, a. 1. clean, of the body-, 

clothes, vessels, &c. 2. Free &om 

weeds, as a plant<^"*«. 
Mama, v. 1. to be clemi. 2. To be 

free from weeds. 3. To be free 

^m tona. 4. To be all cleared 

off, to be destroyed. 5. pi. of 

MA, to be aithamed. 
Mama, a. 1. light, not heavy. 2. 

Mama, 8. the lungs. *0 lona 

Mama, v. to be light, to be not 

heavy ; intens. mamasagd^ ; pass. 


Mama* A, v. to be trodden down, 
as grass from people walking 
over it 

Mamae, 8. one kind of banana. 

Mamae, v. 1. to wither, to fade, as 
a leaf. 2. To take great care of, 
to make much of. ^Ou te mamcte 
% lo'u va'a, n&i leaga. 

Mamae, a. beloved. *0 Uhia 'au- 
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Mamae'ula, 8. one variety of the 
mamae (banana). 

MaMA% v. pi. of MA*L 

Mamaiayegasi^, «. a bnrden that 
seems light when first lifted, 
but is found heavy when the 
road id long. 

Mamao, v. to be far off, to be dis- 
tant. E pipUi tia, *a e mamao 
ala. Proverb. 

Mamao, adv, far off, distant. 

Mamau, v. pi. of MAU, 1. to be 
fast, to be firm. 2. To be 

Mamafa, e. weight *0 lona ma- 

Mamafa, u. to be heavy ; p<U8. ma- 
FATiA, to be burdened. 

Mamafi, v. to be honoured. 

MaMAFD, v. pi. of MAFU. . 

MamafexjLUNA*!, t;. to be leaky all 

over, of a canoe. 
Mamagi, 8. 1. a creeping plant 

(Faradaya amicorum). See Ma- 

MALUPB. 2. The name of a 

disease of the peifts. 

MaMAGO, v. pi. Ot MAGO. 

Mamala, 8. 1. the name of a tree 
(Dysoxylon alliaceum). 2. Food 
given to visitors. So called by 
the visitors iu returning thanks. 
3. A name for mast in lands 
where the chiefs name is Mom. 

Mamala, a. disease-producing, ap- 
plied to a husband or wife who 
is fiupposed to communicate 
disease to the partner ; also to a 
mother or wet nurse. 

Mamala^ v. See Malamala. 

Mamala, interj. well done 1 

Mamalava, 8. the name of a tree. 

Mamali, v. to be disrespectful to ; 
redup. malimali. 

Mamalu, 8. influence. *0 lona 

Mamalu, a. overshadowing, in- 
fluential. Fa''anaunauga i nai 
toe tane mamalu. 

Mamalu, v. 1. to overshadow. 2. 
To protect; pa88. maluia, ma- 
LUTLA. E mamalu ia te '06. 

MiMALUPE, «. 1. the fruit of a 

plant (Faradaya amicorum). See 
Mamagl 2. Foo<l prepared 
for 8euga, '0 le mamalupe a le 

Mamami, v. See Mami. 

Mamana, 8. supernatural power. 


Mamana, v. to do wonders. See 

Mamana, v. to desire, to love, of 

the sexes. Syn. Manamea. 
Mamanu. See Manumanu. 
Mamanu, 8. the name of a fish. 
Mamanu, ». figured work in cloth, 

clubs, siunet, &c. 
Mamanu, v. to be worked in 

figures, to be curved. 
Mamapo, v. to show off, to put on 

Mamapo, interj. shut your mouth ! 

a word of recrimination to a 

reprover who is himself faulty. 
Mamapoelo, a word of abuse to 

one making presents to strangers. 

From mama, to chew, mapo and 

elo. (Befoce chewing the *ava 

they rinse the mouth). Applied 

to proud boasters. 

MaMAPU, v. pi. of MAPU. 

Mamapu, 8. a flute or whistle made 

of bamboo. 
Mamasa, v. redup. of maba. 
Mamasagla, v. intern, of mama, 1. 

to be light, to be very light. 2. 

To be made light of. 
Mamabi, a. 1. smarting, tingling, 

as a wound. 2. Also from grief. 

Syn. Malosi. 
Mamata. See Matamata. 

MaMATE, v. pi, of MATE. 

Mamatl\, v. from mama, 1. to 
be easily settled, to bo a light 
matter. 2. To treat as a light 

Mamatoigutu, 8. a mouthful taken 
from the mouth. Applied to 
things once possessed and lost. 

Mamea, 8. 1. the name of a fish. 
2. The name of a fern. (On 

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Mamo, ». the name of a fi-^h. 
Mamob, «. a sheep (Tahitian). *0 

Idna mdmoe, 
Mamulu, v. to slip through, to slip 

off ^Ua toe mamtdu ia te id le 

mea aogd tele. 
Mana, 8. su|>ematiiral power. 8au 

ma le mana a Tuimanu^a. 
Mana, v. to exert supernatural 

power; redup. mamana. 
Mana, pron. with the prep, ma and 

ana, for him, for her. 
Manaia, 8. 1. a good-looking man. 

E ui ina to*atde o manaia, e fa- 

^ascuano Sina ia Tigilau. 2. A 

Manaia, a. fine-looking, hand- 

Mana^o, v. to dedre, to wish ; pass. 


Mana'o, 8, a desire. *0 lona 

Mana'omia, a. desirable, desired. 

Mana'ona*o, v. to desire contin- 

Mana*ona*poa, 8. earnest desire. 

Manaui, 8. tiie name of a tree. 

MAnafa, a. 1. industrious ; having 
many trades ; redup, manafa- 
NAFA. 2. Having chickens, 
prolific. See Tinamanafa. 

Manafanafa, spoken of the planta- 
tion of an industrious man. ** Ua 
tupu ai ua manafanafa, — Solo i 


Managata, 8. the name of a pig, 

before chiefs. 
Managofie, v. to be easily settled, 

as a quarrel confined to a family 

or a single village. 
Manamana, v. to bear constantly 

in mind, to treasure up in the 

memory. Ia manamana i loto, 

NeH manamana toe 8au, Never, 

never return. 
Manamanailoto, V, to cherish the 

Manamanaloloa, v. to hold in the 

breath, as in diving. 
Manamanatu, 8. the name of a 

Manamatua, 8. the supernatural 

power of a parent bringing a 

curse on a disobedient child. 
Manamatuaina, v. poM. to have 

the curse of a parent come upon 

a child. 
Manamea, 8. a beloved one. — Of 

the sexes. 
Manamea, v. to love, to desire ; of 

husband or wife. 
Mananu, v. to talk together in a 

low voice ; redup, hanahananu. 
Manapau, 8. the name of a tree. 
Manase, 8. the name of a fish. 

Syn. Anae. 
Manatu, 8, a thought. It takes 

either o or a. ^Olona manatu. 

^0 Idna manatu. 
Manatu, t;. 1. to think. *Ua 

manatu i Idna avd *o Sina, 2. 

To remember. ^Ua o manaiu i 

le ala; pi. manatu; pass, ma* 

NATUA ; redup, manatunatu. 
Manatuga, 8, remembrance. 
Manava, 8. 1. the belly. 2. The 

womb. 3. The anterior fonta- 

nelle of children. * lona manava. 
Manava, v, 1. to throb. 2. To 

exist on, as a sick man on water 

Manava, v. 1. to breathe. 2. To 

rest from work. ''Ua *uma ga- 

luega ona manava ifo lea. 3. I'o 

palpitate, to pulsate. 
Manava, «. breath. '0 Idna md- 

Manavaalofa, v. to love, to com- 
passionate, to be benevolent. 

Fd'i e tau m/lnavaalofa le Ta- 

Manava'i'i, a. pot-bellied. 
Manavaoge, a. stingy. 
Manavaoleulu, 8. tlie opening in 

the cranium of infants. 
Manavafiliga, a. persevering. 
Manavaga, 8. a party returning 

from work. 
Manava- MiLi, s. a coward. 
Manavanava, 8. arterial action. 
Manavanava, v. to pulsate, as 

Manavasapotu, "X v. io breathe 
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ManayasI, a. fearfuL 

Manavatalatala. 8yn. Filiga. 

Mane, s. 1. a cubtom, a habit, as 
of lying, &c. Fai pea si a la- 
ton mane. 2. One kind of white 
ant (Termes). 

Manba, 8. the name of an insect. 

Mane*e, v. to walk proudly. 

Mane'e, v. to begin to rise, as the 
tide, or a perscm bitting down. 

Manboa, 8. a ouatom, a habit See 

Manemane, b, a disease which 
eata away the skin of the palms 
of the hands and the boles of the 

Manemanea, a, worm-eaten, of 

ManbNe, r. 1. to be slow in walk- 
ing, to loiter. 2. To full slowly, 
as from a blow in club matches. 

Manidniu, 8. 1. the name of a 
plant. Job's tears. Syn. 8a- 
KASANA. (Coix laoryma; also, 
in some places, Joinvillea ele- 
giins.) 2. A gristly substance 
in a pig's head. 3. A species of 
locust. (At Atua on Upolu.) 

Manifi, a. tliin; redup. hanifi- 

Manifi. t?. to be thin ; redup, ma- 


Manifi, s, 1. the name of a fish. 

2. A well-shaped man. 
Manifinifi, 8. the temples. *0 

ona manifinifi. Syn. Malioa- 


Manini, 8. the name of a fish. *Ua 

initia lau manini. Proverb. 

Beaten and eaten. 
Maninifatu, 8. the name of a 

Manino, a. clear, not disturbed, of 

Manino, «. peace. 
Manino, «. 1. to be calm. 2. To 

be quiet, to be free from war; 

pa88. maninoa; redup, manino- 


Mano, a, a myriad, a great num- 
ber. Tlie limit of Samoan 

Manoa, s. from nonoa, thready 
string. *0 lana manoa. 

Manoatuina, v. to be held back or 
interrupted in making a speed). 
Referring to a tame pigeon held . 
by its leg. 

Mano'o, 9. the name of a fish. 

Manogi, 8. a sweet odour. 

Manooi, a, odoriferous, sweets 

Manogi, v, 1. to be odoriferous, 
to liave a sweet smelL 2. By 
euph. of a dead chief, beginning 
to be offensive. 

Manoginogi, a. of good report. 
'* 6e a lou manoginogi.^* — Pbovbrb. 

ManomanO, a. innumerable, 

Manu, 8. Malay, Manuk, Manu, a 
fowl. 1. tl:e general npme for a 
bird. E lua lava manu o l&u 
nu^u^ *o le tuLi ma le matu^u. 2, 
The general name for a beast. 
'(A new application.) '0 Idna 
manu. 3. A crier. *0 le manu 
o le nu*u. 

Manu, 8. poverty. E, fia da i le 
manu toga efai nei. 

Manu, 8. luck, good fortune. Alu ma 
le ^auamcdaf aua mala mala manii. 

Manu, adv. whilst. In a good 
sense. Tu'u mai 8ina manii o 
sokielei fetalaiga. 

Manu, v. 1. to rise above, as a 
rock out of the water, or a tree 
above other trees. 2. To tioat 
high, as a canoe. 3. To become 
well known, as if rising above 
others. 4. To sliow through 
an attempted concealment; re- 
dup. MANUANU. E le 8ei ma- 
nuanu lou taofi. 

Manu, b. a smell. See Namu. 

Manu, v. impers. it was as if, 
methought. Na manii o'« oti. 

Manua, v. to be poor. *Ua mdanu 

Manu* A, «. 1. a cut, a wound. 2. 
A bruise. 3. A scar from a cut. 
*0 lona manuka. A wounded 

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IjlANUAO, 9. 1. the name of a bird 

(Ptilotis camnonlata) which 

wMstles at daybreak. Called 

also Icu). A tauvale mantMO, 
MInuao, «. 1. a soDg word, used in 

the chorus. The meaning lost. 

2. A song in praise of a chief; 

snng walJking along the road. 
Mliru^AOA, «. a party of wounded 

Manuali'i, b. lit the bird of Lil ; 

the name of a bird. 8yn, Ma- 

KUSA (Porphyrio Samoeusis). 
MlNUANUALuaA, uscd to a weak- 

Toioed speaker ; " Speak up." 
■MAinT^BKA, 8. a white sentinel tern. 

So called by fishermen instead 

of manusina. 
Manui, a. figured, as oloth, clubs, 

beams of a house, Ac; redup. 


Manui, V. to be figured, as cloth, 
olubs, &c. ; redup, manxtmanu, 


Manuia, v. from manu, «. to be 
^^PP7) to ^ fortunate, to be 

Manuia, a. happy, fortunate, 
lucky, prosperous. 

Manu'ia, v. from manu, a bird 
with a verbal pass, termination, 
1. to be set upon, as one bird bv 
others. 2. To be badly reported. 

Manu'iafa'aaleva, v. to fly away, 
like the aleva (Eudynamis Tai- 
tiensis) when pursued by the too 
(Ptilotis carunculata). 

Manu'iapaluqa, for Fa*aaluga, as 
a child put to sleep with a pil- 
low ; to be very prosperous. 

Mando, v. to proclaim aloud. 

Manuolbafa, 8. lean birds, haying 
had no food on account of a 

Manuuta, b, birds which breed far 

Manufili, s. the young mantUagi 
(Ptilonopus fasciatus). 

Manufolau, 8. sea-birds driven 
near the land by a fctorm. 

Manulauti, b. lit. a ti leaf bird, a 
mark to shoot at. 

Manulaoi, (bird of the sky), t. the 
name of the large fruit-bats 
(Pteropus Keraudr^i, P, Samo- 
eusis, and P. Whitmeei), instead 
of pe% in places where the chiefs 
name is Pe^a. 

Manulelb. f . the general name for 
birds, to distinguish them from 

Manulua, i. the name of the female 
bird of the manumd (Ptilonopus 

Manuma, f. the name of a bird 
(Ptilonopus Perousei). 

ManumXleb, v. to have in abun- 
dance, as property or food. Also 
8yn. Man^ia. 

ManumalO, v. to be victorious. 

MInumInu, b. 1. the toothache, 
the faceaohe. 2. Small birds. 
Le au mdnvmanu le o aiu. 

Manumanu, 8. covetousness. An 
introduced word. *0 Una midnu' 

Manumanu, v. 1. to be covetous. 
2. To refuse to part with a thing, 

Manumanu, a. 1. covetons. 2. re- 
dup. of MANUL 

Manumanua, v. 1. to have black 
teeth. 2. To be black, of bread- 
fitiit, when cooked. 

Manumea, 8, a bird which is re- 
markable as being the nearest 
living bird to the extinct dodo 
(Didunculua strigirostris). 

Manunifo, 8. a large boar. 

Manunu, 8. the name of a tree. 
Also called ma^anunu (Psycho- 
tria sp.). 

Manunu, v. 1. to be blistered. 2. 
To be scorched. 

Manunu, s. the name of a tract of 
land covered with scorisB. 

Manunu, a. blistered. *0 U mai 
manunu. Erysipelas. 

Manusa. 8ee^ Manuali*i. 

Manubamoa, 8. an emblematic 
name of Falealill. 

Manusia, v. pass, of manu, to be 
raised, of a swamped canoe. 

Manusina, s. a white sentinel tern 


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IfAiiTTTA^ELB, 8. the part of the 

belly under the navel. '0 lona 
■ manuta^de. 

3IANUTAI, $, a general name for 
L sea-birds. 
Manutagi, 8, the name of a bird 

(Ptilcmbpns fasciatus). 
Manutasi, o. of one pattern, as 

Manoti, v. fix>m NUTi, k) be friable, 

to be brittle, as dry leaves, &c. ; 


HIpa, u 1. to snap. 2. To make a 
snapping, cracking noise ; redup, 


Mapelu, v. to bend, to stoop, to 
bow down; redup, mapelupelu. 
Applied, 1. to persons stooping 
from age. 2. To beams of a 
house, bent from the weight of 
the house. 

Mapeva, v. to twist the foot. See 

Mapo, a. mealy, of taro; pi. ma- 


Mapoma*a'a, a. mealy and hard. 
•Mapomalu, a. mealy and soft. 

Mapomapo, v. 1. to make preten- 
sions, to talk largely, to ex- 
aggeratow 2. To urgo to the 
adoption of an opinion in prefer- 
ence to one thought better. 

Mapu, V, 1. to whistle. 2. To rest ; 
pi. MAMAPU; redup. mapumapu. 
* Uafai mat i Idua, ' Ua mapu mat. 

Mapu, «. 1. a rest. 2. A whistle. 

Mapd'e, 9. a rise, a hillock. 

Mapuea, v. to breathe hard, to be 
out of breath. 

MlptiLAGi, V, to complain and 
groan under ill-usage, as though 
only expecting rest in the death 
of the offender. 

Mapuitiga, 8. a sigh. *0 hma ma- 

Mapuitiga, v. to sigh. 
Mapugatamai, v. to breathe hard, 

as in anger. 
Mapumapu, v. from mapu, to 

whistle repeatedly. 
MIpumafu^ 8, a whistling. *0 lona 


MapumIpu, v. redup, of mapu, io 

grumble, to be discontented. 
MXpuna, v. 1. to strain, as the 

back. 2. To start out, as a 

splinter from a falling tree. 
Mapuna, v. to spring from, to arise 

from ; redup, mapunapuna. 
Mapunapuna, v. to come to light, 

of what was hidden. 
Mapuni, v. to be shut. 
Mapusaga, «. a resting-place. 
Mapusela, v. to breathe hard, as 

from fiatigue, pain, or anger. 
Mapusia, v. to be so oppressed as 

to cause to breathe hard. The 

oppressor is mapuMa. 
Maputu, v. to stand in order to 

Masa, v. 1. to be low tide. 2. To 

be sour, Malays Masam. 3. To 

have an offensive smell, of things 

beginning to putrefy, of water, 

fo(&, ulcers, &c. ; redup. mamaba. 
Masa'a, v. to be spilt. 
Masae, v: 1. to be torn ; intern. 

masaesae, to be torn to rags. 2. 

To burst, as a gun. 
Masaesaelelagi, V, to die, of 

Masa*i*i, v. to be dead low tide. 

8yn. Masato. 
MlsAU, a. very great, exceeding 

large ; pi. masasau. 
Masafana*e, v. to be on the rise, of 

the tide. 
Mabafula, v. to be mid-tide. At 

Tutuila and Manuka. 
Masaoa, 8. twins. 
Masaga, v. to have twins. E 

moMga, ona le mava^ ^ese^ese, e 

piH fa^atasi o Id tua, 
Masaga, v. to act toRether as 

twins. Fa*ita aitu e U mcaaga 

o Idtou loto. 
Masagalei, 8. twins, one of each 

Masagatama, 8. twins, both boys. 
Masagateine, 8, twins, both girls. 
Masagi, a. 1. what can be lifted, as 

a burden. 2. High, lifted up, as 

the eaves of a house. 
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. Ma8ai«a., a, great, in any way. 

Masalo, «. suspicion, doubt It 

^ tajces either o or a. ^ <ua le 

faiva, ^a e le oaa le mSsalo. 


M^SALO, V, to suspect, to doubt; 


Masalosaloyale, v. to be sus- 
picious without cause. 

Masamasa, V* to be falling, as the 

Masame, 8. the name of a tree 
(Phyllanthus Taitense). 

MisANi, 8. a custom, a habit. *0 
Idna masani. Syn. Tv, 

Masani, t;. to be accustomed to, to 
be in the habit of. *0 a mdtau 
aga, *ua mdtou maecmi ad, 

MisATO, 17. to be very low tide; 

redup, MASATOTO. 

Masatolofa, 8. neap tiBe. 

Ma8e*e, 8. the name of one kind of 

Ma8e*e8B'e, a. slippery. 

'Masei, 8. bad conduct *Ua fai 
mea mdsei. 

Masei, v. to do that which has re- 
sulted badly, though done with 
a good iutention. *t7a moset ia 
te ta. 

Masei, a. improper ; of conduct. 

Masei, t7. 1. to be uncovered, to 
expose the person. 2. To act 
shamefully, as marrying a rela- 
tion. 3. To use wor£ giving 

. offence. 

M1sei*au, 8, the murder of a chief. 
*0 lona masei^au. *0 a*ti lena^ 
ou te 8ui i lou masei^au. 

Maseioa, 8. a misunderstanding. 
See MIsESEiGA. *0 la Id ma- 

MisEU, v. to be able to steer. 

Masefau, 8. the name of a fish. 
Syn, Faulalo. 

Masele, 8. a temporary moderating 
of rain. 

MIbele, a. sharp, cutting; redup. 

Masepu, 8. a fault, an error In word 
or conduct. *0 lona masepu. 

Masepu, v. to oommit an error in 

word or conduct; redup. mabe- 

PUSBPU. See Fa^amasepusepu. 
Masesei, e. to be at variance, to 

have a misunderstanding. 
Maseseiqa, 8. a misunderotanding. 

^Olald md8e8eiga. 
Masi, 8. ferment^ bread&uit *0 

Idna «MU$. 
Masiasi, v. to be ashamed. 
Masi*!, v. ]. to be raised, to be 

lifted up. 2. To be off on & 

journey or to war. 
Masiifi, 8. man made of chestnuts 

instead of breadfruit 
Masiofo, 8. the wife of a blgh 

chief, a queen. '0 Idna masiofo. 
Ma8Ifa% 8. matt made of bananas. 
Masima, Malay, Mabin. 8. salt. 

From Fyi. 
Masimasi, 8. the dolphin. 
Masimasi, 8. the smarting pain of a 

Masimasi, v. to«niart, of a wound. 
Masina, ilfalav, Fasina, 8. 1. the 

moon. *0 le manna ''ua vaea. 

There is a partial eclipse. 2. A 

Masinaataalai, 8. the moon two 

days after full. 
Masinao, interj. the call of chil- 
dren on first seeing the new 

Masiko, v. to be countable ; to be 

comprehensible; redup. MAsmo- 


Masisi, v. 1. to be broken obliquely. 
2. To sprain, as a joint. 

Masisi, 8. the piece of wood used 
in operating for tafojo; used re- 
proachfully. Au mat le maaisit 
ind toe tafa/o, 

Masitaoata, 8. a multitude of 

Masitalo, 8. fna8f made &om tare. 

Masoa, 8. arrowroot ; eupketn . sub- 
stitute for the old root pia (Tacca 
pinnatifida). *0 Idna mdsod. 

Masoa, a. filthy, obscene, applied 
to words. Probably in reference 

MisoE, v. to be sick, to be wounded. 
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MlsoE, 8. a chiefs Bickness, a chiefs 

wound. Taikfa % lou m&doe. 
MIsoFA, V, to be broken down ; r&- 


Masofasopa, t;. 1. to be broken, 
exhausted, of the body with hard 
work. A td rndsofasofa. 2. To 
die, of the aged. *'Ua tali maso^ 
fasofa le toea''ina. 

Masou, «. one kind of banana. 

Masoli^tjla, \ 9. YarietieB of 

Masolisina, / masoli. 

Masologa, 8. a walking about in 

Masohaso, 8. 1, the tail of the uga. 
2. Penis. 

Masu, 8. 1. the sound produced by 
waves forcing the air through 
crevices in a ruck. % The hard 
breathing of a dying person. 8. 
The sound made by a turtle. 

Mabua, v. 1. to run over, to spill 
from being full, as a basket of 
taro, &c. 2. To be poured out, 
as anger ; redup. masuasua. 

Masua, v. from the preceding word, 

1. to run over with bad words. 

2. To praise oneself. 3. To pro- 
mise and not perform. 

- Mabuasu, v. to laugh scornfully. 
Ma8U*e, v. 1. to be forced up, to be 

raised up. 2. To be turned up. 

3. To break up, as clouds; redup, 

- masu'esu'e. 

Masu'esu'e, v. to be lifted ; as the 
cocoa-nut leaf screens of a house 
by the wind. 

Masui, v. 1. to be put out of joint. 

2. To act pervertely. Anei mdsui 
mdsui, ''ua le alu i le fe^au. Be- 


Masunu, v. to binge, as the hairs of 

» pig- 

Masusu, v. to sob. 

Mata, Malay, Mat a, «. 1. the eye. 
Toe td le tasi mata, *ua ivi. 2. 
Tiie face, the countenance. Al- 
ways in the pL *0 ona mata. 

3. The point of anything. 4. 
The edge of an instrument. 5. 
The mesh of a net. 6. The 
boundary or edge ; in compound 

words, as matdvao. 7. The 
source, spring. *0 le mata o le 
puna, 8. The most prominent 
point of an abseess. 

Mata, Malay, Mantah, a. 1. faw» 
nnripe. 2. Used in coonMng 
taro, and bonito hooks. E tohi^ 

Mata, a. looking, appearing, ia 
matafe*ai, fierce-looking. 

Mata, v. 1. to look at; in conl* 
pound words, mdtafdlau. 2. To 
see. Lend le ou te mdtaHna 
lau fetcUaiga fa'aata. 3. To 
have the appearance. E mata U 

Mata'a, v. to be sei>arated, as the 
shell from a cocoa-nut. 2. To be 
raised, to be loose and separated, 
as the skin ; redup. mata'ata*a« 

Mata'ai, v. to desire to eat fish. 

Mata'aiga, v. to eat deliberately. 
8yn. Sasalu. 

Mataaiga, v. to help the fftofiljf 
to act kindly to relations. 

Mataaitu. 8ee Mataitu. 

Mata^afa, 8, the sinnet fastenings 
of the planks of a canoe. 

Mataafi, 8. a large fire to bum off 
trees in clearing the forest *0 
Idna mataafi, 

Mata*aga, 8. 1. an observatory, a 
watch tower. 2. Lookers-on. 

Mataala, v.l, to be wakeful 2. 
To watch, to be on the look-oui 

Mataalepola, 8. the name of a 

Mataali,«. a blighted fallen cocua- 

Mataali, v. to fall before matnr^, 
as cocoa-nuts and leaves. 

Mataali*!, v. to regard a chief; as 
his wife does — not leave him, 
but follow him about. See Ma- 

Mataamusia, v. to be sickly-look- 
ing, to have a worn-out look, as 
from excessive venery. 

Mata*ata, 8. a smiling face. 

Mata*atoa, 8. lit, all eye, a sharp- 
sighted man. 

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^ava^ava, one who keeps a sharp 

:' look-out in war. 

Mataayba. 8yn. Mataamusia. 

Mataayi'i, «. 1. a chestnut when 
small. 2. Prominent eyes. 

:]|£atabaea, «. the name of a shell- 

ICatasaea, v. to have a healthy 
look, of ulcers. 

Hataela, «. sore eyes with matter. 

Mata'ele'elb, «. the name of a 

, fish. 8yn. Tanutanu. 

Mata*ema, i. 1. a chestnut left in 
store till it separates from the 
skin. 2. Taufohj well made. 

Mata^bma, v. To be well made, of 
Uwfolo. ^Ua io^ona mata^ema le 

Matai, b. the head of a £Eimily. 

Hatai^a, «. 1. one keen to see fish. 
2. A portion of the/oi. 

Matai'a, v. to look out for fish, so 
80 as to direct the fishers. 

Matai'oloa, 8, the best article 
amongst a lot of goods. 

Hata^a, v. jTOM. of Mata. 

Hatainumeba, 8, introd, a numeral. 

Jf ataifu, «. the top half of a cocoa- 
nut shell. 

MItaisau, «. a carpenter, a re- 
spectable term for tufuga, 

Hataisiva,.8. the best dancer in a 
night dance. 

Uataita, v. to look angry. 

jklATAiTAOATA, «. a good-looMng 

Mata'italioa, 8, the name of a 

. fish. 

)M[ataitahaita% 8. the mistress of 

JUataitooa, «. the best toga in a 
lot. ^0 Idna matadtoga. 

Mataitu, 8, matarOraitu^ the eyes 
of an aitu, lascivious. 

3IATAI-TU, 8. the chief carpenter* 

MATA'iTUfii, 8s a letter of the alpha- 

Mataiyi, v. lit. to be bony-eyed, to 
be blind. 

Mataoob, V, 1. to haye the ap- 
pearance of &mine* 2. To be 

Mataogeitaittu, 8, the stinginess 

of the distributor of food. 
Mataola, a. 1. lively-looking, b^ 

unexhausted by work or war. 

2. Kevived after sickness. 3. 

Mataola, «. 1. to be lively-looking. 

2. To be revived after sicknets. 

3. To be lascivious-looking; 
redup. MATAoriAOLA. 

Mata'omo, 8. a sunken eye: pi, 


Mata'omo, V, to have a sunken 

eye ; pi. mata*o*omo. 
Mataonb, a, soft, of a native 

Kataonb, 8, the name of a gela- 
tinous fish. 
Mataotao, v. to be pressed down, 

as by weight. 
Mataotao, a. mata-o-tao, spear- 
Matau, f. 1. an axe. *0 Idna 

malau, 2. The right-hand side, 

the starboard. 
Matau, «. a fish-book. '0 Una 

Matau, v. to consider, to mark 

attentively; pas8, mataulia; E 

matau ane 8e fa^auta. 
Mata'u, V, mata and -*«, to be 

Mata*u, 8. fear. Ma lota mSta^u i 

le maid, Syn. Fefe. 
MIta'u, v. to fear, to be afraid ; pi. 

matata'u; pass. m1ta*utia. B 

mdtata^u neHfima. 
Matau'a, a. jealous, envious: pi, 

matatau*a. 'Z7a eva togdfauina 

i le maid matau^a. 
Matau*a, V. to be jealous, to be 

envious ; pi. hatatau*a. 
Mataua, 8. a drop of rain. 
Mata*u'0, V, to lo<^ cross. 
Matauga, 8. a fishing with a hook. 
Matauli, a. dog-faced, ugly. 
Mata*upeoa, 8. the meshes of a net. 
Mataufolu, 8. an easterly wind. 

8yn. Fa'afogaupolu. 
Mata*upu, 8. 1. a subject of dis- 
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Matautu, 9. a point of land nm- 
iiing into a lagoon. 

Mata*utxjia, v. to be terrified, to be 
greatly frightened. *0 U tama 

. 'ua matal'utuia. 

Matapa, b. boils on the face. 

MATAPA*A*t*u. iSee Mata'u'u. 

Matapai, 8. 1. the side of a plan- 
tation from which the ripe taro 
is being pulled up. 2. Old 

■ people, likely to die first. 

Matapaiva, «. different modes of 

Matapaga, », the beach, the sea- 
side. Oi lend ali% *tta fal'€AJ&- 
noa i le matafaga. 

Matapala, 8. the edge of the end 
of the mat in the game of lafogd 

Matapalalua, V, to interfere with a 
party in the game of lafogd tupe» 

J^TAFANUA, 8. the windward end 
of an island. *0 le matafanwi o 

Matapatu, o. 1. hard, unlmpres- 
sible, a& one struck by a club 
and not falling. 2. Unashamed, 
as one cast off by bis wife, and 
yet remaining in her family. 

Matafe*e, 8. prominent eyes. 8yn, 

Matafela, 8. ectropion. 

Matapi, v. 1. to be swept or blown 
away, as clouds. 2. To be well, 
to be in good health ; given 
as a good wish to chiefs ; redup. 
HATAPiTAPi. la mdtafitafi ao 

MataoI, a. bad-looking. 

Mataqa, v. to be ugly or un- 

MatIga, 8. one kind of dragon-fly. 

Mataga, v. to be loosened, as a 
fastening ; redup. matagataga. 

Mataoaxj, 8. the surface of the yam 
broken off. XJa Udi matdgau o 

Matagaoi, a. I avin? a thief s look. 

Matagapulxj, o. ten heads, of tare, 

Matagataga, a. easy of disposi- 
tion, as loto matagataga^ 

Matagataga, v. to be (^ an eai^ 

Matagi, Malay, Angik. 8. the 

wind. *0 lona matagi. 
Matagi, v. to blow, to be windyj 

pass. MATAGIA. 

Matagiese, r. to be angry. 
Matagi^olo, 8. bastions defending 

the entrance to a fort. *0 ona 

Matagitogaina, v. to die, of the 

Tuala family. 
Matagopie, a. pleasant to the eye, 

Matagopie, v. to be pleasant to 

the eye, to be beautiful. 
Matala, v. 1. to be open, as a 

leaf. 2. To be split open. 3. 

To be untied, as fastenings. 4. 

To make haste. E le maicda 

le fill ; pH. MATALA ; redup. ma- 

Matalapi, 8. 1. the name of ^ 

tree (Psychotria sp.). 2. Wedges 

for tightening the sinnet fasten- 
ings of canoes. *0 matalafi o U 

Matalasi, v. to be yarious, to be 

MATALAyE, 17. to be intricate-look-' 

MatalSmantt^a, «. one kind of 


MATALBMANrIliI*I, \ 8. tWO kiuds 

Matalemanxtsa, t of taro. 
MATALiPOPO'ULU, \ 8. two Mnds 
Mataletaliga, / of taro. - 
MATALri, 8. the name of a cluster 

of stars. 
Matalili*i, v. 1. to be finely 

plaited as a mat, or hat. 2. To 

have small meshes, as a net. 
Mataloloa, a. haying a long 

swell without breaking, as wayes. 

'0 peau mataloloa. 
Matalua, a, twenty (heads of 

MatamaI, if. to look towards, as a 

man desirous of uniting himself 

with a family, or as property 

I coming into a family. 
Matama^i, v. to appear sickly. * 

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Matamau, v. 1. to have the ap- 
pearance of plenty. To be un- 
yielding. 3. To be liberal. 4. 
To be stingy. (On part of 
Savai'i) ; pi. matamamau. 

"Matamau, a. appearing to have 
plenty. 2. Unyielding. *0 le 
fafine matamau. 3. Liberal. 
4. Stingy. (On nortb-west of 
Savai'i) : pi. matamamau. 

Matamalae, v. to look about un- 
dauntedly, a« one about to en- 
gage in a club match. 

Matamalali, 8. the disease called 

Matamalu, v. to be calm-looking, 
of the sky. 

Matamalu, «. a species of jeUy- 

Matamama, a. beautiful. *0 le 
a*ai mdtamam^. 

^atamamafa, 8. common people. 

Matamanu'a, 8. the surface of a 

Matamata, Malay, Amata, v. to 
look at, to view ; pi. mamata. 

MAtamata, 8. a large afato, a 
wood-eating grub. 

Matamata, a. having large meshes, 
of a net. 

Matamata'upbga, 8. a large cob- 

Matamatagi, 8. lit. the wind's eye, 
the quarter from which the wind 

• blows. 

MatamatamS, a word of a song 
sung in the fight with Tongans ; 
exciting to drive them off. 

Matamatamoso, 8. the name of a 
plant (Abrus precatoiius). 

Matamatavale, pi. of Matavale. 

Matamea, 8. 1. one kind of crab 
with red eyes. 2. Red eyes. 

Matamemea, 8. the name of a star. 
Mars, from its ruddy appearance. 

Matam5, 8. the name of a shrub. 

Matamoe, a. sleepy. 

Matamoe, w. to be sleepy. 
Matamoe, v. to watch, to keep 
guard during the night. 

Matamoe, 8. a picket, an outpost 
of the army, for keeping watch 

at night. *0 le matamoe o le 

Matamosomoso, 8. the name of a 

Matamua, 8. the title-page, the 

first page of a book. 
Matamuamua, a, brazen-faced, not 

Matamuli, a. shamefaced ; pi. ma- 

tamumuli. *0 ai 'ea Ua ula 

matamuli, na te leH iloa tasi *a e 

Matamutia, 8. a taro plantation by 

the side of a house. 
B^ATANANA, tt. boastful. 
Matakei, a. incestuous. From the 

expression *0 mata nei o lou tua- 

faflne, used by a woman, and 

Mataniu, 8. the eye end of a 

MATiNOPO, 8. a row of sitters. 
Matanonou, a. surly-looking. 
Matanu*u, v. to go to look at A 

Matapa, 8. a fence, a line of wall. 
Matapaogo,!?. 1. to be in its prime. 

The opposite to pala*au. *0 le 

lauti ^ua matapaoqo. 2. fig. To 

be in the prime of life. 
Matapa©, a. of a forbidding aspect. 
Matapa*u, 8. the snuff of a torch or 

lamp. *0 Zona matapa^'u. 
Matapa*ua, v. pa88. 1. to be hard- 
ened at the end, as the wick of a 

lamp requiring to be snuffed. 

2. To be hardened, as the end of 

a tigapula when dry, 
Matapalapala, a. prosperous, as 

a man of wealth, a fisherman, or 

one who gets property through 

his wives. 
Matapapa, 8. the surface of a 

Matapapagi, v. to have bad eyes 

from disease. 
Matapapago, v. to have eyes full 

of covetousness. 
Matape, 8. a coward. 
Matape'ape*a, a. covetous. 
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Matapisu, 8, one kind of shell-fish. 
MatapS, o. blind. 
Matapo, v. to be blind. 
Matapo, V, to look at a night 

Matapo*o, v. to have sunken eyes ; 

pi. MATAPOPO*0. 

Matapogi, a. forbidding looking. 

Matapogia, V, to faint. Ona mata- 
pogia lea *o Sinaaegi; ona oti lea^ 
ona toe da lea, 

Matapona, a. good-looking. 

Matapoto, s, the name of a shell- 

Matapoto, fit. sharp-sighted, as to 
avoid a spear, or to get toga. 

Matapua*a, a. ugly. 

Matafula, b. the name of a fish. 

Matasa, 8. 1. a blind pigeon. 2. 
A blind man. A term of con- 

Matasasa, «. the name 61 a shell- 

Mataselau, a. 1. a hundred, in 
counting taro, &o. 2. A hund- 
red, the width of a net counted 
by meshes. 

Matasele, 8. a noose. '0 le ma- 
tasele a le ta^gata, that is, of the 
man using it; but *0 le mata- 
sele o le manu, that is, of the 
animal caught in it. 

Matasepa, a, squint-eyed ; fi, ma- 


Matasepa, r. to be squint-eyed; 


Matasila, v. to go to the sea to 

dip, of the land-crab. 
Matasuati*ua, «. sore eyes. 
Matasusu, «. a teat. *0 lona matd- 


Matasxtsui, 8, a disease of the 

Matata, a. face-tattooed, of the 

New Zealanders. *0 le nu'u 

Matata, «. the edge or line of 

cutting. Applied to the line of 

bush along which trees have 

been cut. 
Matatai, 8. a respectful name for 


Matatai, 8. a clever fisherman. : 

Matatai, v, to be wise in nautical 

Matatao, v. to look out for and 
ward off spears from a chief, to 
act as boay-guard. 8e fafine i 
Finao Samoa e fai matatao. 

Matatau, a. having figliting looks. 

Matatau, v. to look as if a fight 
would take place. 

MaTATA'U, V, pi. of MATA*U. 

Matataga, 8. from matata, the 
line of bush cut down in order 
to form a plantation. 

Matatalo, 8. the eye or upper end 
of a taro. 

Matatamali*!, See Mata-ali*i. 

Matatane, 8. a woman who follow^ 
her husband about, to desire her 

Matatasi, a. one-eyed. 

Matatatata, v. 1, to have the 
hair painfully stretched, by the 
tuiga. 2. To be uneven, as a 
plank of a canoe warped. 3. To 
make a speech stirring up trouble^ 
after all has been settled. 

Matate, a. having the hall of the 
eye projecting beyond the lid 
from disease. 

Matatiaiala, v. to go gadding 
about after sights. 

Matatiotio^ 8. a warrior. 

Matatili, v. 1. to sprout, to ger- 
minate, as yams, &c., left above 
ground. 2. To be horrified, 
Syn. TuiiEMOGE. 

Mamatoa, o. brave-looking. 

Matatuai, 8. an instiximent used 
for scraping into small piecea 
the cocoa-nut when used for 
cooking purposes, &c. '0 Una 

Matatu'ii*ai, a. greedy. 

Matatuna, 8. one of the divisions 
made in husking a cocoa-nut. 

Matatupa, o. blunt. 

Matatupa, v. to be blunt SytL 


Matatutaga, 8. the place of out- 
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Matayai, <. a springy a fouDtain. 
Sffn, Puna. 

Matavao, 8, the edge of the bush 
towards which a plantation is 
advancing. *0 le tnatavao o 
lana fa^'oSo^aga. 

HItXyao, «. a reconnoitring party. 

MiTlYAO, v. to die in war (of a 

Matayale, a. dull-sighted, in 

aYuiding a spear. 
^Matatale, v. to look like a 
ooward ; ifi. matamatayale. 

Matayalea, o. igiiorant-lookiiig. 

Hatayalea, v. to be ignorant- 

Matayana, «, a drilL *0 Una 

Mate, v. 1. to die, to be extinct, 
of animals, trees, and fire. 2. 
To be overgrown, of a road. 
Wa mate le ala. 3. To be 
benumbed, to be cramped. 4. 
To die away, of wind. 5. To 
be upset, of a canoe; ph ma- 

Mate, a. dead, of animals, trees, 
fire, &c. Also of a road which 
is overgrown and indistinct. 

Mate, v. to guess; pciss, matea. 
See Taxjmate. 

Mateilili, v. to be enraged. 

Matefanau, V, 1. to be dead with 
child-bearing. 2. Applied to a 
banana which has lots of young 
suckers, but no fruit. 

Matefanau, 8. 1. the name of a 
Holothuria. 2. A warrior. 

Matelaina, v. to be starved. 

MXtele, v. to run swiftly, to pull 
swiftly, of a canoe. 

Matele, v. 1. to lean upon; ex- 
pressive of intensity either in 
thought or action. 2. To ex- 
ceed, to go beyond, as in abus- 
ing ; redup. mateletele. 

Matelipi. Syn. Lipiola. 

Matema*alili, V, lit to be dead 
with cold, to be very cold. 

Matemata'ina, V, lit to die of 
shame, to be much ashamed. 

Matemate, 8, a means, a plan, a 

contrivance. *0 Una maiemale. 

Syn. ToGAPiTL 
MItematelima, v. to do for 

yourself what should be left 

for others to do for you, as a 

bride spreading out her own 

Matet0, v. Syn, Fa*abautu. 
Mateyalea, v. to be very ignorant. 
Mati, 8, the name of several 

species of fig (Ficus tinctoria, 

Mati, a. stale, as water that has 

been left for some time, or 

cocoa-nuts picked some days 

before, also of *ava. 
Mati* ATA, «. one kind of mati 

(Ficus). On Tutuila. 
MATi*r*u, «. the finger-nails. Syn. 

Mai*it*u. Atigilima. 
Mati^ulu, 8. one kind of mati 

Mati*uti*u, 8. the ends of the 

fingers and toes. 
Matifanua, 8, one kind of mati 

Matila, 8. a short fishing-rod. 
Matimaiyasa, 8, things introduced 

from other countries, as taJo, <t, 

&o., and greatly desired. 
Matini, 8. an ofiering of branches 

of certain trees, to induce aitu 

to pass over tlie place where 

they are hung witnout calling 

Matinitiniese, 8. a painful disease. 
Matinitiniese, a. Yery much, as of 

food given to the gods. 
Matipitipi, a, having a edge. 
Matisb, 8, one kind of mati 

Matiya, a. poor ; pH. matitiya. 
Matiya, v. to be poor; pi, mati- 
Matiyao, 8. one kind of mati 

Mato, 8. a steep place, a precipice. 

*0 le mato o te nu^n. 
Mato, a. precipitous; redup, ma- 

TdTd, matomato. 
Matou, pron. pi. we, excluding 

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Matoutoxj, a. thick, only of pork. 

Aho Matolutoltj. 
MatoW, r. 1. to be split. 2. To be 

quartered, as the moon in the 

last quarter; redup. matofttofi. 

Mdtqfitofi le mdlamalama. 
MiTOPi, ». the fibres of one division 

of cocoa-nut husk, prepared for 

making into sinnet. 
Matolitoli, a. 1. scranchable (less 

tlian pa^agugu, which is applied 

to harder substances), as gristle, 

cocoa-nut, &c. 2. Tender, of 

Matoltjtolu, o. thick, only of 

Matomato, a. redup. of mato ; full 

of precipices. 
Matosi, a. 1. shredded. 2. Scratched, 

marked with scratches: redup, 


Matosotoso, 8. that which may be 

MATdT6, a. See Mato. PL *Au- 

Matu, 8. a dry garment Togi mad 
8o''u mStu. 

MXtu, v. to put on dry clothes. 
Avatu 86 He e mSlu at. 

Matu, «. the name of a fish. 

Matu, «. a northerly gale. 

Matu, v. to be dry. A compli- 
mentary word to those returning 
from bathing. *Ua matu. 

Matua, 8. 1. a parent ; pi. matua. 
E hto i ai matua o 8ina. 2. 
The name of a game. 3. The 
principal house used in pigeon- 

Matua, Malays Tuah, a. 1. elder. 
*0 U U80 matua. The ehler 
brother. 2. Mature, full-grown, 
fit to pluck or dig up. *0 le *ulu 
matua. PI. matutua; dimin. 

Matua, v. to frequent, to make a 
home of. E matua mai iHnei. 

Matua, adv. very, altogether, quite. 
Used to mark the superlative 
degree. * Ua m>atud leaga *o ia. 

Matuaali*!, 8. an aged chief. A 
term of respect for toeaHna, 

Matua*i, (tdv. Very, exceedingly. 
Matuaisu, 8. an old pigeon. Sgn. 

Matuaoti, 8. an orphan. 
Matuafafafine, 8. a mother. On 

Matuafafine, 8. a matron, an 

elderly woman. 
Matuafafine, v. to be matronly. . 
Matuamoa, 8. a hen. *0 lana 

Matuamoeao, 8. the male pigeon, 
which sits daring the day ; a 
term of reproach to those who 
sleep, but do not work. 
Matuamoepo, «. the hen pigeon, 

which sits at night. 
Matuatala, 8. the centre of the 
round end of a house. The seat 
of honour. ^Ua taHtasi main- 
Matuatane, 8. a father. 
Matuatoga, v. to act oppressively 
to the members of a family ; used 
of the head of the family. 
Matuatua, «. the first quarter of 

the moon. 
Matuatua, a. dimin of matua. 
Matuitxji, v. to be prickly. 
Matuitui, a» prickly. 
Matu'u, «. a heron (Ardea sacra). 
Matulau, 8. the name of a fish. 
Matule, v. to be repulsed, to be 

forced to yield, but not routed. 
Matupu*u, 8. the name of a fish. 
Matutu, v. 1. to be dry. 2. 

Euphem. to be costive. 
Mavae, v. to pass by. Ona mavae 
lea 'o Tagaloa i luga i hna nu^u. 
2. To be at an end. E le mava^ 
le tulivala^auia. 
Mavae, 8. 1. a crack, a fissure, as 

in a rock. 2. Os vaginae. 
Mavae, a. bequeathed. 8au i 

Una Ivmdfale mavae. 
Mavae, t?. to be split, to be cracked 
open, to be chapped; intern, 


MivAEiPiuiMAinMEA, V. lit. the 
dividing the ifiui frnm the ifimed; 
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Mayakqa, <. a parting command, 
engagement, or promise, ihia 
alu Qo lea e fai Idna mdvaega* 

Mavava, v. to express wonder. 
Introduced from Tonga. 

Mavava, v. to yawn. 

Mayeu, v. to be in confusion, to 
be unsettled ; redup, maveuveu. 

Mavbte, 8. verbum obsceniisimmu. 


Maveve, o. dry and clotty, as the 
earth parched in the sun, arrow* 
root, scorisB, <fec. 

Maveve, v. 1. to have a thick head 
of long curly hair. 2. To bo 
thick with feathers, as an orna- 
ment of red feathers, a fMiaa, &c. 

Mea, 8. 1. a thing. A ni d fo*i mea 

: e tagisia. 'O lau mea. 2. A 
place. 3. An animal or live 
creature. 'O tamaH mea na a''u 

■ *a« mai, *o m&lie, 4. A creature ; 
applied to persons. 8e mea 'o *oe 

'■ a fouvale, 5. The private parts 
wtien used with o in the genitive 
case, and with the pronouns lona, 
louy &c. Always he careful to 
use a, Idna, lau, &c., with this 
word. 6. The name of a star, 

■ one of Luatagata. 

Mea, conj. therefore, in the phrase, 
'0 le mea lea (lit that is the 

Mea, v. to do, to prepare; pass. 


Meaaaitu, v. lit. the doings of an 

aitu, it was luck. 
Meaamanu, v. it waa luck. Used 

for the proceeding, after receiving 

Meai, v. to tapvd the cocoa-nuts on 
• the death ot a cuief, by notching 

the trees. When the nuts were 

ripe they were made into oil, and it 

was given to the faipule with food. 
Meafale, 8. furniture, household 

goods. A Idtou medfale. 
Meafono, 8. 1. food taken to Bfono. 

2. Cold food. *0 Idna meufono. 
Mbamea, a. young, of infants. 
Meamea, 17. to be an infant. *Ua 

meamea le taTna, 

Mbasina, 8. white mats. 
Meavale, 8. 1. the populace, com- 
mon people. 2. Anything vile 

and bad. 
Me'eme'e, v. redup. of meme% to 

Me'i< v. 1. to shrink, to shrivel. 

2. To warp. 3. An obscene use ; 

redup. meme'i, me'ime'l 
Meina'i, v. from mea, to do, to 

Meo, ». to be sulky ; pH. membo ; 

redup. MBOHBO. 
Mele, v. to refuse, to reject, to 

make light of. Na *o Neiafu e 

mele at le to^elau. 
Mele*i, 8. a stick used to husk 

cocoa-nuts with. Syn. '0*A. 
Mele'i, t^. to husk a cocoa-nut. 

Syn. 'O'A. 
Meld, as *aimelo. Malay, Mera. 
Melomelo, a. reil ; pi. memelo. 
Melomelo, 8. mulieb. pudend. 
Mehea, a. yellowish brown, sear, as 

Memea, 8. the name of a fish. 
Meme*e, v. to boast; redup. me*e- 

Meme*i, v. See Me*i. 

Memu, t7. 1. to move the lips as if 

speaking. 2. To laugh quietly. 
Menemene, a. bmall, ol' the breastSr 
MiAaA, 8. urine. 
Mid, v. to wander about, to go 

round about; redup. mimic, 

MiOMiO. Na ta to 'ese^ese ai,p9 

•o ta miomio i le vao. 
Midi, v. to act perversely. Syn* 

MiOA, V. to show respect to, E UH 

miga lefafine. 
MiGAO, V. to show respect to, to 

reverence. ^Ua le migao *ua 

MiGAO, Malay, Misi. 8. reverence, 

MiGi, a. curly; redup. migimigi, 


MiGiMiGi, V. dry cocoa-nut husks, 
so called because they curl up. 

MjGiMiGi, V. to curl up, of the hair, 
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KiCDroA, a. euried vp bj the heat ' 
of thesmi. i 

MiooMiGOi, V. to wnggfe abovi» of 
the a/aio, a wood-efttmg grab. 

Muoanooo, «. 1. to twiae loand, m 
ft Tine to a tne. 2. To nek to 
iiy me another from jealousy. 

Mnj, V. L to mb. 2. To imb in, j 
as an omtaent; fL mdiiu; 
redpr. raau ; imfeut. imjinfj. 

KnjBA, V. Bowing by robbing be- 
tween the fingen,a«tofaaeeoaeed. 

MnjBA, t. a yoong shariL 

MmPAX, V. 2sL to rob akina^ to 
fondle, to caresL 

Moo, «, the name of » tree. The 
tolip tiee oi India (TheDpe«ia 

Mn<o, V. to twisty as in making a 
strhig by twiisting on tlie tbigfa ; 
to twist aiope; ^imaLo; pam, 
lOLOfiiA; redup. mildmilo. 

MiLosi, V. 1. to be twisted. 2. To 
be croas-giained, to be peirene; 


Una, V. to make water. 

Mduo, V. 1. to behave with ooohiess 
towards another. *'Oma manatu 
lea *o Smasegi ina ^«a attatto *o 
TigUau, 2. To be oonfbsed, as 
a current at sea. 

Mfimj, V, to mb together. See 

MmiLo, V. to be penrerae, to act 

lIiifiTA,v. to boast, to brag. Tato- 
lemu e, ^aua '•e U ndmita, 

Hdciti, v. 1. to suck a woond. 2. 
To dry np, as water in the snn. 
3. To absorb, as the flesh of the 
body by disease. 4. To sock or 
draw, as a cnrreni at sea. 

MiSA, 8, a quarreL ^Ulald mMO. 

MiSA, V. 1. to quarreL 2. To make 
a noine. Syn. Pisa. ""Aua U 
mi$a, 9&i fa'alogo; reoipr, fb- 


Mi8A*A0A, f. a quarrel, less than 

mi$a, ^Olald miMi'aga. 
Misi, \ V, io make a kissing 

MisiALOFA,/ noise with the lips, 
as a token of affection. 

Mmdoh, v. to naek the lipa with 
deadre for good thingm 

MfTA^V. \ 

MiTA% V. V to boait 

Mir AMIKA, V. I 

MiTAMRATALB, t. empty boaf^tinf. 

MiTAMTTATALK, V. to bosst Tainly. 

Mm, t. 1. the name of a bud 
(Ijdage tetat). Sgm. MmDNA. 
2. A dream. JSPt Una Ua wnti 
e momL 'O Uma anis. a Bam 
or mild, 80 called on the moon- 

Mri, v. 1. to sock. 2. To sip. 3. 
Tokias. 4. Tosmffnp, tosniit 
5. To make a smacking noise 
with the Iqa; redvp. mMHi. 

Mmru, s. a blat^ flit<i. 

MiTiMiTi, V. 1. to call to a chfld or 
dog, by making a wnafking noiae. 
2. To sock out, as a bone. 

MirmmA, «. to go about wiSk 

MmsorA, t. the name of a bird 
(LalagetaatX ^ya. Mitl 

MmvAO, t. the name <^ a faiid 
(Apkmis brerirostris). 

Mmi, t. the name of a god. *0 le 

Mo, prep, for the benefit d^ for the 

MoA, V. to produce a imoa, as a 
bimch of bananas. Ua fa*aioa 

MoA, f. 1. a fowL ^XJa fmm le wioa 
UfvUa, «0 lama moa, 2. Tbe 
end of a bunch of bananas. 'O Is 
flMM o lefa^'L 3. The fleshy part 
of the aMU (a molluscX ^O le 
moaole aUU. 4. A child's top. 
^O Idna moa. 5. The epigastric 
region. 6. The middle, as of a 
road or riyer. All take o in the 
genitiye, &c 7. The name of a 
moon in the wet ^ason. 

MoA^AiYAO, «. a wild fowl. 

MoAO, t. a sitting fowL **Pei ni 
mata o §e mood;** a handsome 

MoAOA, 9. the name of a fish. 

MoALiLi, 8. 1. moa-a-aliU ; the flesh 
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the atili, a molluao. 2. A speck 
in the eye. 

MoAMOA, B, 1. the name of a fish. 
2. A piece of cloth used to take 
hold of a fish with. 

MoAMOA, a. full-grown. 

MoAHOA, <. Bee 'Asomoamoa. 

Mo'aho'a, v. to be slack, not 
stretched out, as a net, &c. 

MoAHOAFATU, B, One Mnd of moa- 
moa (fish). 

MoAHOALEQA, «. onc kind of bread- 

MoAHOALVLU. Tongaus brought 
owls for fowls. Bee Niuniupulu. 

MoAMOAMAOA, B, ouc kind of bread- 

MoAMOAYA*A, B, the moamoa when 
full grown. 

MoANA, 8. the deep sea. TuUl i 
Mvliaga, na taula i moana, 

MoANA, a, sea-blue. 

MoANA, V. to be laid waste, as in 
war. — Carnb. 

MoANAULi, B. the deep blue sea. 

MoANASAUSAU, 8. the great ocean. 
E 0^0 lava i tat i U moanoBdusau, 

MoANAYALBVALE, tt. &r out to sea. 

Mob, v. 1. to sleep. Na a*u moe % 
le pOf ma a^u tagi, 2. To be 
congealed, of oil. 3. To sit upon, 
as a hen on eggs. 4. To roost, 
as birds. 5. To cohabit ; jtZ. mo- 
mob ; pOM, MOBA. 

Mob, «. sleep. *0 hna moe. 

Mob, adv, to no purpose, uselessly. 

Na a^tt moe sau. 
Mo'£, 8. 1. a general name for the 

banana. Syn.FA'i. 2. One kind 

of club. 
MoEAPUA*A, V. to sleep as pigs, as 

the head of one resting on the 

body of another. 
MoE-»APUTiA, V. to sleep covered up. 

*0 matiga o FititUa ua moe-aptUia, 
MoEATUA, V, to bleep in fear. 
Mob'e8E*£SE, 8. the name of the 

a/ato (a wood-eating grub) when 

spoken of before chiefs. 
MoEiiLA. Syn, Moetotolo. 
MoE'i'mi, V. to shut one's eyes 


MoEi^TTLA, V. to delight in, to re- 
MoEnnvAi, v. to go to sleep on a 

water supper. Moeinivai, ala" 

MoBiVAi, V, to sleep in a leaky 

MoE*x7*tJ, V, to be restless at night, 

from pain. 
Mobulxtmobvae, V, lit to sleep at 

the head and sleep at the feet ; to 

guard carefully, as a chief from 

assassination, or a yirgin. 
MoEFA'ALiLimA, V. to slcep in fear. 
Moepaoa, v. to set fish-traps. 
MoEfiMALiB, V. to sleep peacefully, 

without fear. 
MoEPin, V. to be restless in sleep. 
M5ega, 8. 1. a sleeping place, a 

bed. *Olonamoega. 2. A hen's 

MoBGA, 8. a cohabiting. 
Moeoa'i, V, to convey oyemight, 

so as to be in readiness. 
MoEQAQASAt V. to talk in sleep. 

See Moetautala. 
Moegalo, 8. lemon-scented grass. 
Moegaluaoa, 8. the joinings of the 

purlins of the side of a house with 

those of the end. 
Moegapepb, 8. lit the butterfly's 

bed, the name of a tree. Syn, 

MoEOASE, V. to sleep soundly. Ona 

ta'o^oto ai lea, *ua moegaee le 

fafine ; pi. Moegagasb. 

!0EtiAT0PA, 8. purposes and thoughts 

of those who have to consider 

matters of stato preparatory to 

MoELOA, V. to oversleep oneself, to 

sleep for a long time. 
MoEMAi, V, lit to sleep with the 

salt water not WHshea off, to be 

unpardoned. ^*Ua mdtou magdh 

ai lo mdtou moemdi, 
MoEMALETiLA, V, to put in the 

tila overnight, to get ready over- 
MoBMiTi, V. to dream. 
Moemob, 8. 1. a sprout, a shoot. 8e^i 

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8ona iawmaJtck, 2. A bud of a 

flower or leaf. 
J^OEMOB, v. reditp, dvifim. of mob, 

to sleep lightly. Ey a ta moemoe, 

ta teofa, 
Mo'iMO'B, v. dimin. qf mo*b, to 

run. ^ 

MoEMOBAO, 8. 1. a speeies of shark. 

2. the Dauie of a weed. (Phyll- 
' anthus simplex, Retz. var. Vir- 

gatus. Mull.) 
MoEMOEFuaA, 9. a bud of flower or 

MoEMOEQAHALiB, v. to bo prepared 

MoEMOEGATAifA*!, v. to be Un- 
MoEMOETONU, «. to be prepared 
, overnight. 8yn. MoEMOBaAMA- 


MoENOA, a, inconsiderate, thought- 
less ; redup. moemoenoa. 

MoENOFO, V. to sit and sleep. 

MoEPiTO, V. 1. to sleep last of a 
row. 2. To be conquered. Syn, 


MoEMOEPUPULA, V. to slcep with the 
eyes open. 

MoE8i*iTiA, V, to be restless at 

Mo*ETA% V. to run with a thing, to 
convey speedily. 

MoETAU, V. to dream of business in 

MoBTArsi*rnA, v. to have the night- 


HoETOTOLO, V. to Commit fornica- 
tion ; of the man. 

MoETU, V. to sleep standing. 

MoBTUPrro. See Moepito. 

MoEVAO, V, to sleep in the bush. 

MoEYAVALE, V. to havc the night- 
mare. Syn. MoETAU»i*iTiA. 

Mo'i, o. true. Syn. Monl 

Mo% r. to be true. 

MoiA, v.y it is enough; leave off. 
See SoiA. Moia le fa*atuituia i 
le cita le pouliuU. 

Moi*A*A, 8. fibres of the cocoa-nut 
husk. See Men' a* a. 

HoiFA% 8, fibres of the banana. 

MoiMQi, 8i 1. the name of a large 
fish. 2. The small fishes left in 
- a net after the large ones are 
taken out. 

Mo*iMO% o. small. 

Mo*o, 8. 1. a lizard. 2. The name 
of a fish. 

Mo*p, V. to be surprised. 

Mo*o, inter), of surprise and ad- 

Mo*ouLi, 8 one kind of mo^o. 

MO'OHIA, V. pa88. of HOHO'O. 

Mo'OMO*o, «. 1. a cocoa-nut either 
without juice, or without much 
kernel. 2. llie name of a disease. 

Mo'OMO'o, V. redup. of momo'o. 

Mo*om6*oga, 8, covetous desires. 
O ana mo^omd^oga. 

Mo*08iNA, 8. one species of lizard. 

Mo*OTAi, 8. 1. the name of a fish, 
and in some places also of a sea 
snake (Pelamis bicolor). 2. One 
species of lizard. 

Mo'OTALiA, V. to have the desires 
favourably received. 

Mou, V. to vanish. 

Mou, a. many. Used in a grum- 
bling way, as when having done 
unnecessary work. Se mou limc^, 

Mou, prep, and pron, for, mo^% 
for you. 

Mo*u, prep, and pron. for, 7no-o*«, 
for me. 

MouTou, 8. the name of a shell- 
fish. On Manu'a. Also motou. 

MoGAMOOA, 8. a cockroach, a beetle. 

MoGAMOGAiAO. The earwig crawls 
by day on food not prepared for 
it : to put in a word uncalled for 
when others are talking. 

MooAMOGAi^UMAQA, 8, oue kind of 

MooE, 8. horripilatia ^Ua tutu le 

MooEA, a. shrivelled, as from cold 
or fright; also of a shrivelled 
tare; redup. mogemooea. 

MoGEA, t7. to be shrivelled ; redup, 


MoLA% V. 1. to convey, to take 
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a party is taken, ta agi U 8uLu 
, ma le fisaga. ImolaH a*e w* cUa 

tama. 2. To be as a vehicle for 

Mqlaga, 8. property taken from the 
f husband's family, on a wife's 

visiting her relations. *0 lona 
\ molaga, 
MoLALi, V. to be obliterated by 

disease ; of the eyes. * Ua moldli 

•Mole, s. a soft oily matter between 

the spongy and the hard kernel 

of an old cocoa-nut 
Mole, t;. to be faint, to be ex- 
hausted, as with hunger, thirst, 
, or pain. 2. To be suffocated. 

3, To die. Fe^ausi^ mole La^ulu. 

4. To perish, of the eye; pi. 


MoLEMANAVA, V. to be faint with 

. hunger. 

.MoLEMASESEi, V. to bc distressed, 
to be anguished in mind. ^Ua e 
BOO mat i motUy ^a e molemdsesei 
manava ia te *oe. 

>MoLEMOLE, a. smooth ; pi momole. 

MoLEMOLE, V. to be smooth ; ph 


;MoLEMOLELOLOA, 17. to be faint 

with hunger. 
rMoLi, 8. 1. the wild orange (Citrus 
. vulgaris). Na ta le moU i le 
futiafu. 2. Soap; so called be- 
cause the orange is used for soap. 
3. One kind of song. 
MoLi, 8. 1. cocoa-nut oil. 2. A lamp. 
A Tahitian word. *0 Idna molt. 
MoLiA, V. pa88. of MOMOLL Na te 
. molia *oe, e tele vave. 
Moli'aina, 8. the edible orange 

(Citrus aurantium). 
Moliamolia, t7. to be disappointed 
or deceived, as to be promised 
help, and then to be left un- 
supported, or to have a time of 
plenty followed by a dearth. 
MoLio'o, V. to carry or convey all 
. the way. ^ 

Moliola, v. to get home alivQ. Ta 
. pa'ai atu ia, *o toto*o mat ee i ou 
faniuif 86' i e moliola. i at, . 

Molioviovia, 8, the citron (Citrus 
medioa). , 

MoLiGA, 8. a sending, a conveying. 
'0 hna moliga, 

Molimau, 8. a witness. 

MoLiMAU, V. to bear witness. 

Molimatagi, 8, a lantern. (Intro- 

lIoLiMOLj, V. redup, of momoli, 

1. to accompany a part of the 
way. 2. To carry about to dif- 
ferent families, as portions of 
food. 3. To take the discarded 
wives of a polygamist to their 

MoLiMUA, V. t-o send off a party, 

while the sender himself stops. 
Molimuaina, v. See Moliamolia. 
MoLLA-PATUPATU, 8. the Upolu name 

of the citron (Citrus mediea). 
MoLiTAi, 8. the name of a small 

tree (Ximenia elliptica). 
MoLiTASi, V. 1. to report as the 

words of one for the sayings of 

a whole company. 2. To report 

unitedly against one. 
MpLiTiNO, V. 1. to convey direct to 

a person. 2. To convey plainly 

opinions or wishes. 
MoLiTOGA, 8. the shaddock (Citrus 

Molo'au, 8. a toadstool, a fungus. 
MoLOASi, 8. 8yn. Molo*au. 
MoLOiuFi, 8. a young yam; pi, 

Moloi'ulu, 8. the catkin of male 

flowers of the breadfruit tree. 
MoMO^A, a. 1. much, abounding. 

2. Intense, of eye disease. 
MoMO*A, V. 1. to abound; mostly 

applied to women's work, as *Ua 
momo^a le faigdu*a net. 2. To 
be intense, of pain in the eye. 

MoMOE, V, l. pi. of MCE. 2. To lie 
with carnally. JiJ alu ane Mdta- 
*utia, ma momoe ma le tamai- 

MoMO*B, V. to run; pi. femo'bi, 
TAUPETULi, ; redup. mo'emoe. 

Momoi, 8. crumbs; as momoi ufi.' 

MoMO'o, V. 1. to express covetous 
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presB admiration; reduja* mo'o- 
m5*o; j^om, mo^mia. Le iH le 
momo% Praising is asking. 

MoMO^ULtJ, 8. clitoris. 

Mom OLE, a. pi. of molemolb. 

MOMOLE, V. pi. of HOLE. 

Momole'a, 8. 1. the name of a tree 
the wood of which is very brittle 
(Oyrtandra sp.). 2. A w^tk man. 
*^Ua 96 momole^a, 

MoMOLi, r. 1. to carry, to bring. 
*0 m&lie na a*u molia mat, 2. 
To report a person's conduct, to 
accuse; redup. molimoli; pcus. 


MoMOMO, t7. to break in pieces; 


MoMdNA, a, fat, rich, of pigeons 

and fish. 
MoMONA, v. to be fat, to be rich, of 

pigeons and fish. 
MoMONO, 8. a cork of a bottle, &o. 

*0 le momono o lefa^u. 
MoMONO, V. to cork, to plug; piL 

MONOTi ; redup. monomono. 

MOMOSE, a. pi. of MOSEMOSE. 

MOMOTAE, 8. human excrements. 

MOMOTO, a. pi of MOTO. 

MoMOTU, V. redup. of motu. 

MoNA, V. 1. to burst forth, Bafai'ai 
from the leaf in which it is tied. 
2. To have a stool while seated, 
as a young child. 3. To snivel, 
to run at the nose. 4. To excel 
in tagati^a. 5. To work with all 
the might, aswisliing to disprove 
a charge of lazincbs, ^Ua ita le 

MoNA, prep, with pron, mo-ona for 
him, for ner. 

MoNAMONA, a. muddy, of the feet. 

MoNi, a. true. 

MoNi, V. to be true, to speak truth. 
*0u te wont. 

Mono, a. impotens. 

MoNOA. See Talimonoa. 

MoNOi, V. 1. to Rive blows with 
the fist in quick succession. 2. 
To have troubles come in quick 

MoNOULu, 8. a portion of the bonlto. 

Monolima, «. the side of the band. 

MoNOLiMA, V. to make a bottle- 
stopper of the hand. 

Monomono, v. to calk. 

MoNOTAGA, «. the portion of food 
prepared by an individual to 
take with all the rest of the 
village to a party of visitors. ^0 
Idna monotdiga, 

MoNOTi, V. pi, of momono. 

MoNOTUi, V. to raise lyiog reporta 

MoNOTUi, a, lying, as reports. Ja 
te*'a U tola manotut^ tola a le 

Mosemose, a, beautiful, handsoioe, 
pretty ; pi, momose. 

Mosemose, v. to be beautiful, to 
be handsome, to be pretty; pL, 

Mos^uLA,} ""' * y^'^ cray-fish. 
MosDfosi, 8, 1. a young fresh-water 

Srawn. 2. A small fish seen tibe 
ay before the palolo, 
MosiMOSiPALOLO, 8. as the preceding 

word. Na 2. 
Moso, 8, the name of one of the 

great gods. 
Moso'oi, 8. the name of a tree 

bearing very fragrant fiowezs 

(Cananga odorata). 
Moso^oiTAi, 8. the name of two 

species of orchids of the genus 

MosoMoso, 8. the name of a bird. 
Mon, 8. scars made by burning. 
MoTi, V, to burn a scar on the arm, 

as an ornament, or la mourning 

for the dead. 
Mon*A*A, 8, the fibre of the cocoa- 
nut husk. See Moi*a*a. 
MoTO, 8, a blow with the fist. 
MoTO, V. to btrike witli the fist; 

pass, MOTOL^. 

MoTO, a, unripe, not mature; pL 


MoTO, V. to be unripe ; pi, momoto ; 

fig. to die young. 
MoTOU, 8. a shell-fish. Also MOU* 

Tou. On Manu*a. 
MoTOMOTO, 8. a part of the inside 

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H(nx>soso'A, «. a straight blow with 
MoTOSOSo^A, V. to giye a straight 

blow with the fist. 
IfoTU, V. 1. to be broken off, to be 

snapt asunder, to be severed. 2. 
' To go through a place instead of 

passing round; hence Motumba ; 

pass, motusia; redup. momotu 

and MOTUMOTU. *Ua motu U 

Motu, «. 1. an islet. E taumanuina 

i atu motu, 2. A district or 

yillaga 3. The people of a 

place. Fa*af(mo atu lo taUm 

na motu, 4. A multitude, *0 

Ze motu o iagata, 
MoTUAOA, V, to have life broken off, 

cut short. 
^OTUOLAUTOA, V. Ut, to be broken 

like the lautoa, which is easily 

joined again. Applied to a 

family losing its heaa, who has a 

son to succeed him. 
HoTUOMANXTMA, V. lit, like the 

breaking away of the manumii 
. ' (PtilonopuB Perousei) not to be 

caught again; to have no suc- 
MoTUFAU, a, childless, haying no 

MoTUPAu, V. 1. to get loose from 

its string, as a tied pigeon. 2. 

To be set free from, to he quite 

disconnected with, 
JIoTULUA, t7. to be divided in halves. 

*0 le tagata e molviua i h ogama- 

nava, Biddle. 
MoTUMEA, V. 1. to pass across the 

place vrhexe people are catching 

pigeons. 2. To pass through a 

house where chie^ are sitting. 
MoTUMOTU, s. a firebrand, ^0 Wu 

motumotu, *0 h motumotu o le 

Motumotu, v. redup. of motu, to 

be broken or torn in several 

MoTUMOTuaA, $, a ragged cloth, 

a torn fine mat. *0 lo^u motU' 

motuga, 8yn. Tupua. 
K^UBAaA,8.the first day otp<Mo, 

MoTUSi, V. to break off, to tear, 
Ua U fua lelei, *o 'tta veU ma 
MoTUSiA, V, 1. pass, of motu. 2, 
To come in small and detached 
quantities ; applied to the pahh 
on the first day of appearing. 8. 
To leak in some places; of a 
house, the thatch of which has 
been trampled. 4, Applied to % 
plantation in which the taro in 
the middle are dead. 

Motusimoto, v. to pull up taiQ 
before it is full grown. 

Mu, s. the name of a fish. 

Mu, V. 1. io burn. *C7a fa*a^c ma 
mu ^aioa le tuavao. U, To glow, 
to redden. *Ua mu le ataata. 
Pass. MUlNA ; redup. mumu. 

MuA, B, 1. the first *0 le mua U 
fuatia ia. S. The shoiit of 
victory. Na *e tau i uta, lie U^ 
lea mua. 

Mua, a. first ; redup, muamua. 

Mua, v. 1. to do fliret. Na mua U 
fai Ua fe^au, i Ze, &c. 2. Tq 
be first. A tufa lava, ia 'ou 

Mu*A, «. a young cocoa-nut with 
the kernel half formed. *0 Idna 

Mu*A, ilfaZay, Mupah, a, tender, 
young, green, applied to the new 
growth of boughs, young trees, 
or grass, &c. ; jfi. mumu^a ; recoup. 

Mua*au, s. the van of an army. *0 
le mud^au a le taua; also *o le 

MuAAVA, s, the part of an opening 
in a reef which is towaids the 

MuA*i, a. first, 

MuA^i, adv. first. Na mcm^i sau. 

MuA*i, V. See Fa*amua*i, 

Mu^AiFi, s. the youi^g leaves of thif^ 
chestnut tree. 

MuAO, int. the cry of victoiy in. 
racing, tagdti^a, &c. 

MuA*OLO, s. the front of a fort. 

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MrAFETALAi, chiefs word for Mu- 


MuAFi, «. the cotton plant, so oaUed 

in 8ome parts (Gossypimn). 
MrlFOFOGA, $. 1. a chiefs lips. 2. 

Speech. *0 <ma muafofoga, 
MuAOAGANA, 8, a proverb, a pro- 

TerMal expression. *0 Idna mu- 

MuAOUTU, «. the lips. 
MuALEYA, i. the name of one kind 

of Eong. 
MuALiLi, «. For moalili on T«- 

MuAMALAGA, s. thoso in a iraveUing 

party who go on ahead. 
MrAMTA, V. redup. of mua, *Ua 

muamua mat tola leaga, 
MuAMUA, o. first ; redup. of mtta. 
Mu^AMU^Ay a. green, immature, <^ 

trees, and of a young person. 

IfUAHUAAFATAGA, V. tO put the 

principal things first 
MuANiFO, $. the front teeth. *0 

<ma mudnifo, 
MuAPAEPAE, $. the front or faee of 

a pavement. 
MuAPA^, $. (Introd.), the foreskin. 
MuIyae, «. the projection under 

the foot at the root of the toes. 

*0 ana mudvae. 
HuivAEAFBTONv, V. to come to the 

proper party for help. 
Mui, V. to murmur; pass, huia, 

HumuiA; redup. HumuL Ana 

le mui e tagaia da. 
HuDfuiGA, 8. murmuring. '0 lana 

MuLAUAGO, 8. the name of a fish. 
Mule, 8. 1. the scraped ooooa-nut 

forming a lump in the tauaga, 

so that the iuice is not expressed. 

2. One made of no account E le 

iduid mttle. 
HrLi. 8. 1. the end, the hind part. 

2. The bottom, as of a box. 8. 

The rump ; euph. for ufa; Malay y 


MrLi. a. young, of men, women, 
and trees when in their prime. 

/ > !*f> isi 'Ma patealomea^ *o iei 'o 
teine mnli. 

MuLiA% o. last 
MuLiA*!, V. to be last 
MrLiA*iTAiGA, V. to fullow OH itt 

the rear. 
Muiii^AU, 8. the rear of an anny« 

'O le mM'au o 2c taua ; also a le 

tatta. 2. One kind of song. 

Pet ni pemgOf fws. i mtUi^au e 

MuLi^AULOA, V. to fdlow iu great 

numbers, as men, fish, or animals. 
MuLiAFE, V. to commit adultery 

MuuATEA, 8. 1. the rump of a 

turtle. 2. Ewphem. for a man's. 
MuLiAYA, 9. the end of an openmg 

through tlie reef which is out- 
side Sie lagoon. *0 lona mtdi- 

MuLnpu, 9. the bottom end of a 

cocoa-nut shell *0 Idna mtdi' 

ipu o le ipu. 
MuLiOAiGA, 8. the head of a family. 
Muu^OLO, 8. the hind part of a 

fort on the inside. 
MuiJOLOGA, 8. the ends of taro 

after making fa*a*i8i. Syn, 

MuLiONE, 8. the name of a gela- 
tinous fish. 
MuLiULu, 8. the back of the head. 

*0 lona mtUitdu. 
MuLiFA, 8. the name of a month, 

MuLiFA'i, 8. the small bananas at 

the end of a bnncb. 
MuiiiFANUA, 8. the lee end of an 

island. ^Ona Id tunu^u at lea i 

le muUfanua. 
MuLiLA, 8. the lower end of a mat 

MuLiLUA, V. to commit adultery; 

pl. MmLULUA. 

MuLiMAUGA, 8, the hind part of a 

mountain. *0 lona mulimauga. 
Mulimafh. Syn. Muliologa. 
MuLiMAPUA, 8. the trees whose 

fruits are eaten last by pigeons. 
MuLiMAGA, 8. an earwig. 
MuLiMALO, s. 1. an ornament worn 

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MuLiMATAGi, 8. the place where 

the wind ends. E, le mvMma- 

tagi e, 'wa a*« Puava e, 
MuLiMULi, 17. to follow after, to 
. come after. 

MuLiMCLiANE, odv. afterwards. 
MuLiMULiA, V. to dirt about from 

place to place, as young children 

MuLiSAu, V. to prompt. 8yn, 

MuLiTAu, V. to commit adultery. 

Syn. MuLiLUA. 
MuLiTALo, 8. the end of a taro. 
MuuTATAGA, a. obedient 
MuLiTO^A, 8. sunken rocks used as 

fishing grounds. O lo^o feseua'i 

i mtdito^a lililo, 
MuLiVAE, 8. the heel. ^Olona 

MuLivAi, «. the mouth of a river. 

'0 lona mulivae. 
MuLO, 8, a young yam. 
MuLU, V. 1. to be slow. 2. To 

grunoble. 3. To singe a pig. 

In Atua. 
MuLU, V. to handle, to rub ; pa88. 


MuLUiA, V, pa88. of MXJLU, to be 
rubbed off, as the skin. 

MuLUMEA, V. to handle covetously. 

MuLUMTJLU, V. 1. to rub. 2. To 
rub with water, to wash. 3. 
To rub together, as the hands 
in order to warm them before 
the fire ; to warm oneself by the 
fire; pi mumulu; pa8$, mulua, 


MuMEA, 8. 1. the name of a fish. 

2. The name of a fern. 
Mi^MU, 8. words spoken in private 

MuMU, V. redup. of MU, 1. to bum 

brightly, of a fire. 2. To glow, 

to be red, of the body, a sign of 

MumG, a, red. 

MuMU, V. to be red, as the eyes, &c. 
MtJMU, 8. the name of a fish. 
• MuM^, V. to be in swarms, as flies, 

small fisii, or children; redup. 



MuMUA, 8. a word in tuiga mcwt- 

MuMUFATU, 8. the name of a fish. 
MuMULE, 8. odor feminie; odqr 

maris before tefi. 
Mumulu, v. pi of mulumulu. 

MUMTJSU, V. pi of MUSU. 

Mttmuta, 8, the name of a weed 

MUMUTU, 17. pi. of MUTU. 

MuNA, V. to grumble ; redup, 


MuNiA*i, V. to dwell. Applied 
only to Mata^afa. Lena lava 
le muniaH i le vai 8uatoto e, 

MuNUA, 8. the porpoise. 

MusA, V. to skip, to hop; redup. 
MusAMUSA. Ai ^a mu8amu8a 
'a*ataiau le musa. 
USA, 8. a skipping. 

Musu, t7. to be indispof^, to be 
unwilling; pi mumusu. E li 
mdfqfai nWu mdtutua^ e mu- 

Musu, \ 8. unwillingness, indo- 

MusuA, / lenoe. It has no exact 
equivalent in English. 

MusuiA, V. to be doomed to be 
killed or otherwise punished. * 

Musumubu, v. to whisper; pa8if 


MusuvAy V. to whisper together 

with the next person. 
MuTA, V. to be nnished. A chiefs 

word for uma wdt, gata mai. 
MuTALALi, 17. to bum with a 

crackling noise, to burn fiercely. 
MuTiA, 8. the general name for 

MuTiI, v. to be overgrown with 



«. different kinds of 

MuTiMUTi, V. to yearn over. 

MuTiMUTiALOFA, V. to Commiser- 
ate, to compassionate, to love 

MuTiTiNi, V. to be fiercely hot, of 
the sua. 

MuTiVALB, 17. to be distressed in 
mind through l^ve. E, loto e 
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mutivale e, ma ota tino e gate; 


HuTTVALB, a. distressed tlirougli 
aff(Otion; redup^ MuriMunvALB. 
'O le aJofa mutimutifxUe. 

MuTOTO*A. Syn, Mutthnl 

MuTU, 8. the name of a fish. 

MuTU, V. 1. to be out off. 2. To 
be defeotive. E mumutu ona 
faiva. 3. To be incomplete. 

- *Ua mumutu vanu. The valleys 
stop short, and do not reach 
the sea; pi, mumui'u ; pats, mxt- 


Hutu, a. 1. cut off, maimed; as, 
O le lima muiu, 2. Incom- 
plete, as a house. *0 le tola 

MuTUi, V, to have no break or 
eessatioa. E le mutui le alu i 

MuTUiA, V. pass, of MUTU, to be 
forbidden, to be out short in a 


The tenth letter in the Samoan 

alphabet. Pronomiced as in 

^A, a particle used before verbs to 

mark the imperfect tense. 
STa, pron, he, she; used before 

veros, as Na te sau. 
Na, pron. this, that, these, those. 

It always brings the accent of 

ihe preceding word on to the 

nltima, and causes a lengthening 
• of the vowel. *0 i le nuu na, 

^Ua fuaisisila lau amid na, 
)^A, p, to quiet, to hush, as a 

crying chila. 
Na, V, to conceal; pan, katia; 

redup. NAN^, NANA. E nana fua, 

'*a ^eU lilo, 
Ka'a, 8. the pole to which a net 

for pigeonrcatching is fixed. *0 

lana na^a^ 
Kai, a. some : an endearing dimin. 

Jna o mai nai au pvgavavalo, 

^alofa at i nai tidd/ale. 

Nai, prep. See Mai. 

Naiu]!T,"«. the name of a shark 

(rarely taken). 
Naifba. See Maifba. 
Nainai, V, to fix on, to select before- 
Nainai, adv. no wonder. Nainai 

eoania le fetuao. Syn, Soasoa, 

Natto, 8. the name of a tree. 
Naitolama, 8, the name of a fish. 

See Maitolama. 
Na'o, adv, only. Ma ne^i na *o ia 

ee nu^Uf e leai ni tagata, 
Naonao, 8, the name of one kind 

of ant which eats the taro 

Naonao, v. to feel for, as for fishes 

in holes, by introdudng the 

Naonaoa, a. full of naonao, 
Naonaofaqa, 8. the fishes caught 

by naona4), *0 lona naonaiofaga, 
Nau, 8. 1. the name of a bindweed. 

1 fua mai le nau ind utupupH ia, 

2. The name of a cat, from its cry. 

Na9, 8. a chiefs girdle of leaves. 
Nau, v. to desire earnestly, to long 

for ; redup. naunau ; jpow. nau- 


naunautia ea net amioi TaHi 

ane ee aliH, po *o at lua te nau 

i aii 
Na*ua, adv. very, exceedingly. 

Aue le 8ola eulueidu, ^ua mata^u 

tele na^ua, 
Nauga, 8. from nati, desire. *Ua *o 

le nauga id Veve, 
Naumati, a. dry, destitute of water, 

as a country. 
Naumati, «. destitution of water. 

♦0 le naumati o ei a*u ta^avaoga^ 

e utupo le vai o tautai. 
Naunau, 8, the name of a tree 

(Geophila reniformis). 
Naunau, v. to be very great, to 

exceed. Si ou lalelei *ua nau- 
Naunauta*i, v. to desire earnestly. 

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Nausosolo, 8. the name of a creep- 
ing plant. 
Nafa, 8. a native drum* 
Nafa, 17. to appoint, as to be with 

one of the opposite party in 

9euga^ or in a clubbing match; 

or to be the hobt and entertainer 

of a person. 
Nafa, s. the one appointed to be 

the opponent or hobt of another. 
Kafai, V, fret, Methought. Nafai 

a a'u otu 
Kafanafata*!, V, to bear in mind, 

to lay up in memory. 
Naqa, 8. from no, to hide, the place 

where a net is hidden to catch 

Namo, 8. a place in the lagoon 

abounding in fish. 
Namu, $, the mosquito. 
Namu, 8. a smell, an odour. 
Namu, v, to have a bad smelL 
Namua, a. full of mosquitoes. 
Kamua, v. to abound in mosquitoes. 
Namualasi, v. to be poor. A 

depreciatory word of a party 

seeking assistance ; professing 

poverty as an excuse. See 

Kamvleoa, 8. the name of a tree 

(Vitex trifolia). 
Namumoto, V, to smell rankly, as 

wild yams on the second day* 
Namubala. See Lanahusala. 
Namusefa, v. to smell like 8efa, 

in consequence of ^neglecting to 

bathe oneself. 
l^AMUSESBn;, V, to emit a bad smell. 

2. To have a bad taste in the 

Namuvaba, V, to smell of the sea. 
Nana, 8. a swarm of soldier crabs. 
Nana, v, 1. to urge, to request, to 

persist in asking. 2. To boast; 

redup, NANANANA. 

Nana, 8. one method of fishing. 
Syn. Saosao*o. 

NaNAU, v. pi, of NAU. 

Nanamu, v. to be fragrant, to give 
ft sweet 0mell. 

Nanahu, 8. fragrance* '0 Jona 

Nananana, «. a word found in 
poetry ; the meaning is lost. 
*E te nananana le tat o nana* . 

Nanasu, V, 1. to grow rankly» as 
weeds on good soil. 2. To 
abound, as the dry sugar-cane 
leaf used for thatch. 

Nanati, v. pL of nati. 

Nanea, v. to be sufScient for the 
purpose, as thatch for a house, 
wockI to build a canoe, &c. 

Nanei, adv, by-and-by, presently. 

Nanbinei anb, cki«. pre8ently» very 

Nani, v. to talk indistincUy, as a 
child ; redup. naninanl 

Nanu, t7. 1. to stammer, to pronotmoe 
wrongly. 2. To speak a foreign 
language ; recip, fbnanx?*!; dimin, 

Nanub, 8. the name of a fish* 

Nanuga, v. to talk nonsense^ as a 
delirious person. 

NanugamaitIga, v» to ask for 
property like one delirious. 
Applied to themselves by those 
who beg for property. 

Napagofib, V, to prepare before- 
hand, as materuils for house- 

Nafatia, v. to meet with a cala- 
mity. Syn, Pagatia. 

Nape, v, 1. to be entangled ; redup, 
napenafb ; recip, pi. fa^afenapb. 
2. To titeer free. Syn. Lave. 

Nase, 8. the giant fern ( Angiopteris 
evecta; and another species, 
Marattia fraxinea). 

Nabb, bad-flavoured, unsavoury, as 
the flesh of wild pigs. 

Nasu, V, to cover the earth round a 
taro plant with grass, leaves, 
&c. ; redup, nanabu. 

Nabu, 8. the grass, leaves, &c., used 
to nasu with. 

Nati, v, to tease, to be importu- 
nate; pi, nanati; redup. 


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NiTCttrtJ. See Atonu. 

Navu, «. lime. 

.Natu, v. to dress the hair with 

Navua, V, to break the head. A 
jocular term. 

Ne, v. 1. to draw back, as from a 
disgusting or offensive ohject. 
2. To keep back, as offensive 
words. 3. To withdraw in con- 
sequence of shame. 

Ne*e, V, 1. to bear np, to lift up, as 
a boat lifted by the water. 2. To 
inflate, to puff up, rs with pride ; 
redup, N£N£*E, ne*ene*e; pass, 


Ne% a. puffed up, proud; pi. 

Ne'etaga, «. praises, flattering 

attentions. *0 ana ne^etaga. 
Nei, Malay, Iki^ pron, 1. this. 2. 

pi. of lenei, these. 
Nei, adv. now. 
Ne*i, adv. lest; not. Funa e, 

Olomanu, ne'i jfdH sa^u iotatau. 
Nefu, 8. the name of a small 

Nepu, v. to be stirred up, to be 

turbid, to be muddy; redup. 

nenepu ; dimin. nepunepu. 
Nepua, v. to be pricked by the nefu. 
Nepunepu, 8. the white blossom of 

the pandanus. Ua se nefurufu 

sigano ona va4 atu. 
Nego, v. to make signs with the 

eyebrows, to beckon: redup. 


Nene, b. the name of a game of 

Nene*a, v. to laugh heartily, to 

coDtinue to laugh; redup. ne- 


Nene e, d. to act the mdnaia. 8yn. 

Nenefu, v, to be dim, to be in- 

Neva, to wander about, having no- 
where to go. 

Nena, a. friendless, debtitute of 
relalions. (A term of reproach) ; 
pL nenena; reHp penevaI. 

Neveneme, 8. mons veneris. 

Ni, a. mme, any. ''JJa Uoa e at ni 
la^'au e gagana. 

NiAU, V. to 4esire, to long for. 

Mi*iNi% a. small, minute. See 

Ni^o, «., the rope of a sailing canoe. 

Ni'o, V. to brim? the hand round 
behind in order to catch some- 
thing. 2. To do things in a 
semicircle. 3. To cover up a 
l^ word uttered; to say, and 
then deny the meaning attached. 
^Ua pi'o ma rU^o, to be all shapes. 

Niu, «., Malay, nitob and niula. 
1. The cocoa-nut tree (Cocos 
nucifera). '0 Icma niu. 2. The 
fruit of the cocoa-nut. *0 ana niu. 

NiUA, a. full of cocoa-nut trees. 

NiuAiMOA, $. the name of a plant. 

Niu*APA, 8. a large kind of cocoa- 
nut, the husk of which produces 
long fibres from which sinnet is 

NiuALAYA, \ 8. two kinds of cocoa- 

Niuui, / nut. 

Nitrui, V. 1. to sprinkle with the 
juice of niuui in order to make 
common. 2. To pardon. 

NiUTJiGOPiE, a. forgiving. 

NiUFAFO, 8. the bottom beam (wall 
plate) of a house on which the 
last thatch rests. 

NiuPETEPXJLU, 8. cocoa-nut with 
much husk and a small nut. 

NroLA'iTA. See La*ita. 

NiULE*A, 8. one kind of cocoa-nut 

NiuMAGUMAGU, 8. tlic name of popo 
(old cocoa-nuts) at Sapapalii. 

NiuMEA, 8. one kind of cocoa-nut. 

NiCNiupULU, V. taking husks instead 
of cocoa-nuts. 

NiuPAOGA, 8. a tall cocoa-nut tree. 
*Z7a ga^au le niupaoga faiifati. 

Niupiu, 8. the fan palm (Pritch- 
ardia Pacifica). 

NiusAMi, 8, a cocoa-nut in the last 
stage before becomiug a popo. 

NiUTETEA, 8. lit. the albino cocoa* 
nut, a pale-leafed cocoa-nut 

NiuvAO, 8. the name of wild palms 
(Kentia sp. pi.). 

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. 2. Atufik. 3. A horn. (1) Ona 
mafaHfaH lea *o nifo, '0 lona 

KiPOA, a. having teeth. 

NiFOELO, a. having poisonous teeth, 

. causing bad wounds, as dogs, or 
wild hogs. 

NiPOUGA, a. having rotten teeth. 

NiFOLOA, 8. the name of a cannibal 

KiFOPU, a, having a vacant space 
in the row of teeth. 

NiPOTUiMANu, 8. the eye-tooth. 

if mo, V. 1. to be out of sight. Solo 
no/o i Leuo ninimo, 2. To be 
forgotten ; to be unknown, of 
that which was known ; redup, 


NmoAiiNA, V. to put out of sight. 

la e nimoaiina se toga i le aiga 

i^TiPA, 8. an occasion, an opportunity, 
, an excuse. A Tutuila word. 
Nmi, V. to converse together, as 

friends about to part. ^Ua le 8eH 

nind ea ? 
NiNANiNA, V. a poetic word, the 

meaning unknown. ^E te nina- 

vina lava le tai o nina, 
NiNi, V. to daub, to smear ; pae8. 


NiNiANE, V, to be near. 

NiNi'i, a. small. 

NiNi*o, V. to be far off^ in reference 
to something which at last comes 
upon a person. *NeH ninimo ninimo 
hwa, ui ane % le ^alofaga e. 

NmiFi, V. to adorn. 8yn. Titipi. 

NmiMO. See Nmo. 

NiNiNiNi, V. a poetic word, the 
meaning of which is lost. *jB te 
nininini lava le tai o nini, 

NiNivA, «. to be giddy; dimin. 


Nisi, a. some, any. *C7a &o i nisi 

aso, ona ta^'amilo, &c. 
NrvAGA, 8. a giddy height. 
NiVANiVA.. See Vinavina. 
No, V, to borrow; redup. nono; 

pa88. NOOIA. 

NoA, V. to strangle oneself, to oom- 
ijSfit suicide by strangling:.. 

NoA, adu. 1. without object^ with- 
out cause. 8yn, Fua. 2. With- 
out fastening, m ^Ua ufi noa U 

Noa, 8. a girdle of ti leaves. Used 
at Matautu for titi. 

Noa, a. of no account, as *o le 

NoAMUA, a. first fastened. *0 le 
itu noamua^ 

NoAUNU, a slip-knot. 

NOanoa, o. calm, quiet, hushed, as 
the wind. *Ua noanoa le ttZti- 

NoANOA, V, redup, of nonoa, to 
bind hand and foot. 

NoANOAOA, «. bonds, fastenings. 
^0 ona noanoaga. 

NoAPALA. See Titipala. 

NoATAGA, 8. 1 a tie. 2. A place 
to tie to. 3. fig, A law; pL 

NoATi, V, pi, of NONOA, to tie up 
animals ; redup. noanoati. 

NoiA I int, sometimes uaed for Sola I 

NoiMUA, V, to show beforehand, as 
an opinion or determination. 

No*o, 8. the hips. *0 ona no^o, 

No*oi, V. to answer back. *Aua e 
te no^oi i ^upu a lou tamd, 

No'oiA, V, 1. to be pressed down, 
as under a heavy burden. 2. 
To be bent in, as the edge of a 
hatchet. 3. To be forbidden, as 
to continue a speech. 4. To be 
pained at heart. 

No'OPA, 8. a foundation. Syn, 
Fa'avab. *0 lona rio^opd, 

No'uNO*!!, V, to bend down, to stoop, 
as under a burden, or from age. 

No*UTUA, 17. to bend down the back, 
as when eating (stooping to take 
the food from the ground), 
paddling a canoe, &c. 

Nopo, V. 1. to sit 2. To dw^l. 
3. To live with. 4. To cohabit 
with, as a wife. Ona fdnau lea 
*o le fafine ina ^uar nofo ia Td", 
faH, 5. To remain ; pi. nonopo ; 
redup. NOPONOPO; jja««. nopoia. 
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condition, as nofoLdeiy to dwell 

KoFOA, 8. a seat. *0 lona nofoa. 

NopoA% v. 1. to sit down. 2. To 
live in virginity. 

Kofoa'ioa, 9. 1. the time during 
which a man bears ttie name or 
title belonging to his family. 
2. A reign. *0 lona rtofoa^igcu 

KoFOAO, V. to be a titled chief. *E 
te le iloa le nofoouo. 

KoFOAFA, v. to have four pullers in 
a canoe. 

NoFOAFONO, %, a seat in the council. 
*0 \o Idtou nofoa/ono. 

NoFOAGA, «. 1. the place in which 
one sits. 2. The posteriors. *0 
ona nofoaga. 

NoFOALi*!, 8. a chiers seat, a throne. 
*0 hna nofoaUH. 

NoFOALUA, V, to have two pullers 
in a canoe. 

KoFOAMu, V. to remain among the 
coral branches, as ^mall fit>h. 

KoFOASEu, 8. a seat used in pigeon- 

NoFOATAU, «. the war-stool. Ti- 
liaui lea efai ma nofodtau, 

NoFOATOLu, V. to havc three pullers 
in a canoe. 

NoFOi, V. to fall in a sitting pos- 

NoFOiA, V. 1. to have an oppres- 
sion on the chest, as from indi- 
gestion, pregnancy, &o. 2. To 
rise up, as black clouds hanging 
about on the horizon ; redu;p. no- 


KoFOiFE*E, V, to be in the zenith, of 
the sun. A Manu'a word. 

NoFOiTAU, V. to sit on the half- 
deck of a canoe. Le no/oUau i 
le va^a le toile tat, 

NoFOFALA, V. to Sit at the fala in 
order to play at lafoga, 

NoFOFUA, 17. to be single, to be un- 
married ; of a woman. 

KoFOGATA, at difficult of access, of 
a reserved and haughty person, 
or one with an uncertain temper. 

NoFOGATA, V. to be of a harsh and 
distant disposition^ 

NoFOGonE, a, accessible, of an easy 

NoFOGOFiE, V, to be of an easy, 

accessible disposition. 
NoFOLELEi, V. to dwcll in peace. 
NoFOLUA, $, a bigamist In the 

same way other numbers are 

combined, as nofotolu, &c. 
NoFOLUA, V. to be a bigamist* 
Nofonofo, V, dimin, of nofo. 
NoFONOFONOA, V. to be unpr^Mired. 

2. To be doing nothing. 
NoFONOFOTOWU, fT. to be prepared, 

to be waiting for. 


NoFOPOLOOA, v. to be a slave, to be 

NoFOSA^o, V. to sit quiet; redup, 

N0F0N0F0SA*O; pi, »0F0SA8A*CI^ 

NoFosATTin, v. to be prepared, to. 
wait prepared. 

NoFOSALA, V. to be under condenmn* 

Nofot1fa% v. to sit on eacb ^de 
of the king. 

NoFOTANE, V. to be married, of the 

NoFOTASi, v. to dwell with one, 
as one wife. *0 le a nofotasi 
lava Sina. 

NoFOTO^ALa, V, to remain in a 
conquered, subject condition. 

NoFOTOWu. 8ee Nofonofotonu. 

NoFu, «. the name of a stinging 
fish (ScorpsBua sp.). 

NoGA, \v, 1. to be quiet, to be 

NooATA*i,j easy, as from pain. 
2. To leave ofif, to leave, as work, 
speaking, &c, 

NoNO, 9, 1. the name of the wbite 
ant when, being winged, it 
swarms. 2. The cord used to 
wind round a canoe. 3. The 
string attached to a stone taken 
down by a diver. 

NoNO, V, to make a pause in a 
sptech, waiting for the promp- 
ters. ^ 2. To make a pause before 
doing something. *Ua nono 2^ 

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NoNOA, V. to tie, to bind ; pL noati ; 

pass. NOATIA ; redup, intens, noa- 

NOA. Ipu% i tao^ ma noanoa, 
NoKou, a. cross, sorly-looking. 
NoNou, V, to look cross. 
KoNiT, Malay, K'ona, «. the name 

of a tree (Morinda citrifolia). 
NoNuui, 8. the white kind of nanU' 

papa (Engenia Malacoensis). 
NoNu*ULA, «. the red kind of nonvf 

fiapa (Eugenia Malacoensis). 
NoNu*ULU, «. a species of nonu 

(Morinda citrifolia) having large 

NoNiTPi*AFi*A, ». the Malay apple 

(Eugenia Malaoc;ensis). 
NoNuvAO, ». the wrld iwnu, 
NuAGA, «. a grating down, as of 

arrowroot or tunneria 
NuANUA, s. a rainbow. 
Nu*ANU*A, «. the name of a shrub 

(Nelitris Vitiensis). 
Nui, v. to be great, to increase, as 

wind or pain, ^tfa nui % le po, 

*Tis near night. 
Nu*u, «. 1. a district, a town. 2. 

A country, an island. Auie Tutu- 

Ua e, ^o lota nu*u e mamao. 3. 

People. Oi ta ^inof'ino'i Is nu^u 

*ua au maiy &c. 
Nu*ui'6, ) adv. formerly, in olden 
Nu*X7TU,/ times. *0e U Atua o 

le nu*utu. 
Nu*UTULOTO, $, an island. 8yn. 


Ku'uTUMATAFAOA, 8» a maritime 

Nu'uTTJTAi, «. an islet near the 

mainland* See Nu*uttjloto. 
NuMi, t. 1. to be involved, to be 

intricate. 2. To rumple, to crush 

together without folding up. 8. 

To be jabbled, as the sea; pi. 

KUNUMi; pass, numia; redup. 


NuMi, s. a gather of a dress. 

NuMiLBFAU, V. to be entangled, of 
the pigeons' string. Applied to 
counsels differing and dissenting. 

KuNu, V, to be silent from anger; 
applied to gods and chiefs. 

NuNu, 8. a gathering, a oonoourso 

of people for feasting and inter* 
ll: changing property, as on occa« 
^ sion of a chief's marriage. 
NuNU, V. 1. to crowd together; re* 

dup. NUKUKUKU. 2. To grate 

down, as turmeric. 

NUNUMI, V, pi. of NUMI. 
NUNUn, V. pi. of NUTL 

NuNuvAi/E, «. 1. to be in confusion, 
as troops. 2. To go to a fond 
in which the party has not a 

NuNuvALE, 8. a large concourse 
with little food. 

NtJPANi, 8. the vaws. 8yn. Tona* 
*0 ona nupam. 

NCsA, donj. even although, notwith- 
standing. A nusd ^ea le t&ese, *a 
e manatu i tua e. See An^ si. 

Nun, V. 1. to cru8h in the hand. 2. 
To break in pieces; pi. NUNun; 
pass. NUTHA ; redup. nutinutl 

NuTiMOMOMO, V. to CHish to atoms. 
'0 le loto ^ua nutimomoia. 

NuTiNiNi% V. to break up very 

NuTiPALA, V. to crush to dust ; pasi* 



The eleventh letter in the Samoan 
alphabet It is sounded as in 

Pa, «. 1. a wall. '0 Idna pa. 2. A 
fly fish-hook. 3. An indentation 
in a tree. ^UateleU paile la^au. 
4. A feast at the paialo fiahing. 

Pa, ». 1. to expl<>ie, as a gun, 
thunder, &c. 2. To burst, as an 
abscess. 3. To break forth into 
lamentations. ^Uapale lauaitu, 
4. To be barren. Of women and 
animals. 5. To turn, as tiie tide 
at full. *Ua pa le fogdtai. 6. 
To be indented, as a tree. *Ua 
pa le la^au. 

Pa, a. barren. *0 le fafine pa, 

Fa.% 8. the general name for all 
crabs. *Ua fano le pa^a i lona 


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Pa*a, i>. to be scarce, of food. *Z7a 

- pa''a mea e ^ai» 

Pa*a'a, a. 1. crisp, dry, as leaves. 
2. Oppressive: buHying. 

Pa*aalimago. See Alimaigo. 

pA'AtJ, V. to come down upun the 
enemy, as in making a hostile 
descx^nt from inland. *E ta^a le 
gcUOy a e gase i pa^au. — Proverb. 

Pa*au*au, r. 1. to be full to the 
ridgepole; as food given to 
visitors and piled up in the 

' house. 2. To be swollen, of the 
belly ; to be surfeited. 

Pa'aoa, 8. an ornament like a balf 
girdle, worn over one hip ; it was 

• dyed black. 

Pa'agatagotino, I 8. like a pa^aga 

Pa'agatotino, > which is one's 

Pa*agatotonu, I own ; true re- 
lations, as children, or a blether's 
children, ^e't tou ta'u si o'u 

Pa*agugu, v. to scranch, as bones, 
dry chestnuts, &c. See Pagugu. 

Paala, 8. pa. and ala, a small lly- 
flah hook. *0 Idna paala. 

Pa*alauifi, 8. one species of crab. 
8yn. Solatia. 

Pa'alimago, 8. softened from pa^a 
^aimagoj the name of a Iwrge 
crab, so called because it goes 

' about both in the salt and fresh 

Pa*apa*a, 8. small crabs. 

Pa*atka, 8. the name of a poisonous 

Paatu, 8. pa and atu, a large fly- 
fish hook for bonito. *0 Idna 

Pae, «. 1. a seat erected in the open 
air. Teine H'eti^e i le pae, 2. A 
house built on poles. 3. A heap 
of stones piled up in the lagoon 
to attract fish. oyn. Fatuati. 

Pa'e, a. white; redup. pa^epa'e, 


Paea, a. friendless, poor. 
Paea*e, v. to sit together, as tra- 
vellers, troops, &c. 
Paeaso, 8. small rafters of a house. 
Pa*b*e, o. 1. lean, skinny, of ani- 

mals. 2. Poor, having no rela« 
tions. A term of contempt ; pi. 


Pa'e*b, v. to be lean, to be skinny ; 

jA. PA*B*E*E. 

Pabga, 8. those who go to supper 
with a sick chief, or in honour of 
a dead chief, or with food to a 
night dance. *Ula e i lepdega, 
Fa''ateine ma le avega. *0 le 
pdega a le nu^u. 

Pamela, v. to miss, to foil to get. 
Always in the pi. 

Paepae* v. 1. to go to a supper 
prepared for a chief. 2. To sit 
down together. 3. To be scat- 
tered about in great numbers, as 
fruit under a tree, or fish thrown 
up on the beach. 

Paepae, 8. a pavement. Le paepas 
lei i sffloi ane. 

Paepae, v. 1. to lay stones, as in 
making a pavement or a road. 
2. To lay words together, to speak 
so as not to offend. 

Pa*epa'b, a. redup. of pa*e. 

Pa*bpa*b, v. 1. to be shallow, of a 
canoe. 2. To be short and 
narrow, of a basket. 8yn. Ta 
'eta'e. . 

Pa'bpa*ema, a pure white. 

Paetau, v. to be in battle array, to 
be ranged for baltle; either of 
an army or a fleet. 

Pai, 8. anybody or everybody. In 
the saying, Fai mat 8ai^ Tut ma 

Pa*i, v. to touch; pass. pa*ia; 
redup. PA*iPA% PAPA*i. 

Pa'i, v. to reach to, to arrive at ; 
pass, pa'ia ; redup. papa'i. Ona 
la pdH atu lea i le mauga. 

Pa'i, 8. 1. masi made from refuse 
food. 2. Anything of little 
value. E aumd lea paH f 

Pa*ia, a. not touched by work, 
sacred. A term applied to titled 

Pa'iau, v. lit. to reach the gall, to 
be heart-stricken, to be greatly 
grieved. *Ua pd'iau na^ud, utu 
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Pa*i*au, V, See Pi*AU, 

Paib, a. lazy. 

PAifi, V, to be lazy. 

PA*ru, r. 1. to dart the ti*a so that 

only the end of it shall touch 

the ground. 2. To be eager fiar 

battle, as if flying like a ti^a 

to it. 
Pa*ifailelea, v. to die in childbed. 
Paipai, 8. one kind of ciab. 
Ta*ipa*i, 8. the name of a flsh. 
Pa'ipa'i, 8. from paH, iwelessness, 

to no purpose. '0 lepa'ipa'i o U 

mativa *t«a alu atu ai. 
Pa*I8a, v. to abound, as food or 

Pa*ita*u,^ 8. jesting. *0 lana 
Paita*u, / paHfa'u. 
Pa'itinoa, v. to be killed. Anei a 

lUvi tdui paHtinoa. 
Paito, 8. a cookinjf-house. *0 lona 

paito, Syn. Umu. 
Pa'ivao, v. to work quickly in 

clearing the bush; redup, pa*i- 


Pa'ivalea, v. 1. to be struck acci- 
dentally. 2. To be set on fire 
by accident. 

Pag, 8. a fringe. '0 le pao o le 'w. 

Pao, v. 1. to stop, to check, as a 
flying trained pigeon by means 
of the string on its foot. 2. To 
correct, to forbid. 

Pa'6, to make a chopping or ham- 
mering noise ; pa88. pa*otia. 

Pa'6, 8. one kind of chestnut. 

Pa*o, 8. the butt end of a tree. 

Paoa, v. to be overawed. 

Pa*o'a, v. to use too much *o*a in 
colouring siapo. 

Pa'oo, «. .the gills of a fish, and 
the bony covering on them. *0 
ona pa^d'o. 

Pa'ofu, 8. the name of a freshwater 

Paoga, 8. a tree fern. Syn. OuoLi 
(Alsophila lunulata). 

Paoga, a. tall, running up high and 
slender; of the cocoa-nut at its 
upper part when it becomes very 

Paogata, a. pao and gatoy dis- 

obedient; pi. faoqatatI; re- 
dup. paopaogatI. 

PaooatI, 17, to be difficult to re- 
strain, to be disobedient: pU 
paogatata; redup. paopaogata. 

Paogo, 8. the name of a tree from 
tiie leaves of which a house mat 
is made (Pandanus odoratissi- 

Paogopie, a. obedient ; redup. pao 


Paogofie, v. to be easily restrained, 
to be obedient; red%tp. paopao- 


PaogopC, 8. one foxmd not a virgin. 
Paolo, 8. 1. shade. 2. Protection. 

^O Uma paolo. 3. The name of a 

Paolo, v. 1. to be shady. 2. To be 

protected ; pa88. paologla. 
PAOLOSAuiri, V. lit. to prepare shade, 

to connect by marriage ; pi, 


Paolotijtugamalie, V. to get the 

protection of a chief through 

Paopao, 8. a small canoe. la *e8e 

ane paopcu> e 8uua. *0 Uma 

Paopao, v. redup. of pao, to forbid; 

pa88. PAOSIA. 

Paopaoitua, \v. 1. to keep in the 

Paopaomuli,/ rear. 2. To pro- 
ceed with caution, as in speaking. 

Pa*otonu, v. the opposite to pa- 

PA*OTLk, «. to be disturbed by a 

Pa*ovale, v. to arrive without 
warning. Ua pa'ovaU h*u net 

Pau, Malay y Pauh, 8. 1. the name 
of a tree from which clubs are 
made. 2. The poetic name of 
the bonito. *0 fo pa^umcaunu, *o 
le pau mai moana. 

Pau, v. to be as far as, to reach to, 
to be bounded by. Syn. Gata. 

Pau, a. dreaded. 

Pau, v. to be dreaded. Ou te mata^u 
ai, e paH fa^aavatanifd. 

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*Ua u i/o^ *a e tau tie pS^u. 2. 

The bark of trees. *t7a te pS^u 

paogo, 3. The rind of fruit 4. 

The crust. '0 Uma pS'u, 
Pa*u, v. 1. to fall, to faU down. 2. 

To have visitors. 3. To set, of 

the sun; pL l»A*t*0; pass, pa- 

*tJTiA; recip. fepa'utl S le 

pa^utia e i Idtou, ''ua nofo i le 

utumalaia. A strong wind is 

said to jpo*u mai. 
Pau*i,€. ^ecPou*!. 
pA'n*n, 8. a footfall, the sound of a 

Pa*u*u, t7. to give the sound of a 

pA*u*rLU, «. the name of one kind 

of to. 
Paufu, «. the blossom of toiHit(Bhu8 

Pa'ulaea, 8. neap tide. 
Pa'ulemasina, v. to die ; of Fiame. 
Pauli, a. purple. 
Pa*ulia, v. pass, of papa*u, to be 

aground, of a canoe. 
Paumalu, 8. a weak man. 
Pa^umasitnu, 8, a poetic name of the 

bonito. Ind ftUi pa^umasunu e, 
Pa'umatu, 8. a place left dry by 

receding water. 
Pa'umatu, v. to be left dry, as a 

shallow place in the lagoon, or 

a sandbank. 
Pa*upaogo, a. beautiful. 
Pa^upa^j, «. 1. a scab. *0 lona 

p&''up&*u, 2. A dry titu 
Pa*upa*u, v. dimin. of papa'u, to be 

rather shallow. 
Pa*xjpa*ua, a. scabby. 
Pa*upa*uoolb, «. a very old, shrunken 

Paupaumalosi, 8. a strong man. 
Pa'usisi, 8. the sides of a house, 

under the eaves. *0 le saga o 

Pa^usisi. Proverb. 
Pa*utia, pass, of Pau. 
Pafuoa, V, to settle on the blossoms, 

as the sega on the buds of the 

cocoa-nut. So a man who has 

food or property delights in it. 

Ua pafuga mai tatimafa» 
Paqa, v. 1. to put away into their 

{>lace, as tools, &c. Paga a*« i 
uga, ^aua le ta^aiia i laJo, % To 

obey. E paga ane i lona tamo, . 
Paga, «. a plaited cocoa-nut leaf 

used as a boundary in the gaiti^ 

of lafogd tupe» 
Paga, s. trouble, distress. 
Paga, interj, how annoying 1 l)oW 

unfortunate! how sadl alftsl 

redup, pagapaga. 
Pagai, 17. to strike on both sidesi, to 

give a double blow. 
PagalSmG, W. to arrive oppor- 
Pagamalie, / tunely. 
Paganoa, v. to be at leisure. 
Pagati*a, «. the ground prepared 

for tdgati^a by clearing away the 

loose sand. 
Pagatia, V, pass, of paga, to be in 

distress, to bo in difficulty. 
Pagi, s. the bait for maUilo* ^Ua 

stUuia le pagi. 
Pagiuto, v. to fix the bait for 

Pagitatipob, v. to tie the steering 

paddle while arranging bait for 

Pagitia, «. to be left alone, de- 
serted and unaided. '{7a tu'u 

pagitia i matou, 
Pago, v. 1. to forbid things being 

given away in hopes of getting 

them for oneself. 2. To make 

trading difficult by suggestions 

made to the trader by a third 

party; to interfere with trade 

so as to injure it. 
Pago, v. to have a command of 

language and a knowledge of 

titles ; redup. pagopago. 
Paooa, o* stony, rugged. 8yfL 

Pagoa, s. the well of an 0ld- 

fashioned sailing canoe. 
Pagoagoa, v. 1. to make a chopping ^^ 

noise, as in working, eating, &c. ; * 

redup. PAGOPAGOA. 2. To work 

on alone, to continue to work or 

eat after othera have done. 
Pagofalb, v., to prepare beforehand, 

to collect food for expected 

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PiooTA, «. an offender^ a trans- 
gressor, a criminal. 

VaqotL, V, to transgress, to act 
oriminallj ; pi paootata. 

^BIootL, a. felonious, criminal ; pi. 


Pagovivilu, V, 1. to seize greedily 

- on food or property before it is 

aliared out. 2. To be knowing, 

as a child using words beyond 

its years. 

Pagugu, V, to scrftnch. See Pa- 


Pala, 8. 1. a muddy deposit in the 

sea. la Sa/une^ o taua o le 
' pala» 2. (A black mud from a 

swamp used to dye with. 
Pala, a. 1. rotten. 2. Bipe, aa 

bananas. A Tutuila meaning. 
Pala, v, 1. to rot. 2. To be 

rotten; pi, papala; pa^, pala- 


Pala'ai, a. cowardly; pi, pala'ai, 

Pala'ai, v. to be a coward; pL 

pala'ai, pala* a* at. 
Pala*ai, «. cowardice. 
Pala'aia, V, to eat to satiety, to be 

surfeited. Syn. Palabli.. 
Pala^au, a. the name of a shell-fi:ih. 
Pala*au, a. a wooden fence. 
Pala*au, V, from pcUa, rotten, and 
• ^au, a stem ; 1. to have the stem 

of the H leaf rotten, and the leaf 

fallen. 2. To be near dropping 

off. Applied to the aged. *Ua 

pala^au le lauti, 
Palai, 8, 1. a hard kind of yam. 

2. A trowel. (Introduced.) 
Pala'u., «. the name of a fish. 
Pala*ie, «. an old rotten cloth. *0 

loHa paldHe, 
Pala'opu, 8. an old rotten garment. 
Palaupau, v. to be full of water, as 

river beds, reaching to the fau 

Palagatetb, v. lit. mud that shakes ; 

to be unsettled, as a land politi- 
cally disturbed. 
Palaoi, Malay, Silanqi, «• the 

name of a fish. 
pALALAU, V, 1. to- drift alongi to 

drift on to, as a canoe carried by 
wind and current. 2, fig. To 
lean upon others, as a person 
depending on others to do his 
work ; pass, palalaua. 

Palalau, $, the name of one of the 
houses used to sit in and catch 

Palali, V, to discharge with vio- 
lence (as the boweL). AppUed 
to the voice, 

Palal^, $, the noise made by the 
wings in flying. 

Palalu, V, to make a noiae with 
the wings in flying. 

Palana*l See Talana'l 

Palapala, Malay, Pabapara, sooty. 
B, 1. mud. 2. Blood, before 
chiefs, instead of toto^ 

Palapala, a, muddy. 

Palapalau, 8, itch between the 
toes caused by mud. 

Palapalana'i, t>. 1. to lean upon 
others, to be guided by others, 
2. To take things easily. 

Palapu, 8, a wind from the land. 

Palapu, V, 1. to smoke, to send ^-, 
forth smoke. 2. To light an ^ 
oven ; used before chiefs instead ' 
of pma ; pi, fspalapua'l 

Palasi, V, to drop down, as over- 
ripe fruit. 2. To fall down, as a 
person from a tree. 8. To fall 
with violence, as a house; pi, 
PALASI ; redup, palasilasl 

PIlasi, V, to dash to the ground, 
as in anger. 

Palasia, v. to eat to satiety, to be 
surfeited. Sun, Pala'alai. 

Palavao, v. to be rotten from being 
left in the ground too long, as 

Palavale, 8. dry ti leaves. 

Palavale, V, to rot without turn- 
ing into oil, of scraped cocoa- 
Pale, «. 1. a head-dress, a frontlet. 
Si ona pale laufalagd, 2. A 
Pale, v, to put on a pale, 2. To 
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Palb, «. 1. to catch water. 2. To 
catch a pigeon missed by another. 
3. To decline to the west, of the 
son or moon. 

Pale, v, to row, to paddle ; redup, 
PALEPALB. A complimentary 
term on meeting a canoe. *-Ua 
pale mat. 

Pale, t7. to be oyer a shoal of 
bonito; pi. papale. I papale 
gogofa^amata i tai, 

Palefeaoa, V, to sit with. *Ua 
palefeaga ma tupu, 

Palefooatai, v. pa lefogataiy to be 
on the ebb, of the tide. 

Palemayae, v. to pay off. ^la 
palemdvas le taui o le va^a.** 

Paleni, V, to line a basket with 
leaves, in order to keep tbe con- 
tents from falling through. 

Palepale, 8, a shelf made of sticks. 
8yn. Talitall 

Palepale, v. to hold up. 8yn. 

. Talitall 

Palepale*aulama, s. a servant em- 
ployed by* a chief to attend on a 
single lady. 

Palefaletao, a place over the 
outrigger of a canoe on which 
spears were placed. 

PalepO, V, to start on a journey by 
sea during night. 

Palepoi, '^ «. a plaited cocoa-nut 

Paleta, / leaf set on end round 
the outside of a house. 

Paletua, 8, a stick for the steers- 
man to lean against. 

Paletualapalapa, v. to lean upon 
a weak support. A depreciatory 
term used oy a people to those 
seeking their aid. 

Pali, 8, pubes. 

Palo, «. a defeat in war or games. 
Laga mat ia lo outou palo. 

Palolo, 8. a sea-worm, found in 
the openings of the reef for only 
a few hours on the morning 
after the third quartering of the 
October and November moons 
(Palola viridis). 

Palolomua, 8. the name of a 
mouth, June-July. 



Palolomtli, 9. the name ot a 
month, July-August 

Palopalo, v. from polo, to be 
beaten, to be overawed. 

Palu, 8. the name of a fish. 

Palu, Malay, palu, v. to mix, to 
stir togettier with the hands; 
pa88. palua; redup. palupalv* 
JS Satali c, ia palua le u'«. 

Palui, v. 1. to depreciate another. 
2. To try to imitate. ^A palui 
Uutua, ta*i^au. 

Palumatuina, v. 1. to bring a 
fish ashore to be cut up, con- 
trary to custom. 2. To kill 
enemies, or destroy their pro- 
perty, after a war is over. 

Palusami, 8. taro leaves cooked 
with the expressed juice of the 
cocoa-nut. *0 Idna palusami, 

Palutu, «. the name of a sea-egg 
(Elchinus) without spines. 

Palutu, v, to beat; pL palutu. 
See Patutu. 

Pana, a. stunted, slow of growth. 

Pana, v. to be stunted. 

Pana*i, v. to heap up, as things 
to be cooked in the oven, or 
words good or bad; redup. pa- 
NAPANA'L 8yn. Pano'l 

Panauavila, 8. one kind of sivcl, 
in which tl.ey continue to beat 
the drum till tbe eiva is finished. 

Panauavilu, a. full-grown. E te 
fa*ami*a ma le tama itiiti, *o oe 
le panauavilu, 

Panapa, o. frugal. 6yn. Fa*a- 


Panapa, v. to bo frugah 

Panea, 8. the name of a shell-fish. 

Panepanea, a. 1. a ripe, full- 
grown, as taro and fmits. 2. 
Abundant, as toga. 

Panepanea, v. 1. to be ripe, to be 
full-grown, as taro or fiiiit. 2. 
To abound, as toga. 

Pani, 8. the name of a tree. 

Pani, v. to go to stool in the 
road, as a child; redup. pani- 


Pani, v, to dye the hair with the 
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Paniloa, «. a pig with a white spot 
on the forehead. 

Panisina, «. 1. lime. 2. Mortar. 
*0 lana panisina. *0 U pani- 
sina o lefale. 

Pano'i, v. to heap one thing on 
another ; redup. panopano'i, 
PANO*iNO*i. Syn. Pana*i. 

Panu'u, v. to touch or call at on a 
journey by sea. 

Pandpanu, v. to be smeared over, 
to be daubed, as a mat with filth 
or food. 

Papa, «. 1. a rock. 2. A floor 
mat. *0 papa o le fale, *0 
Idna papa. 8. A board, Mdlayj 
PAPAK. 4. One kind of banana. 
5. The name of a fish. 

Papa, a. plain, level, flat, as a 
rock, a board, nose, &c. ; redup, 


Papa, v. to be flat, level ; redup. 


Papa, v. to miscarry, to abort 
Papa, a. miscarried, aborted. *0 

le tama papa. 
Papa, «. 1. a general name for the 

titles of high chiefs. *Ua te^a 

le papa i Lealdtaua, 2. One 

method of fishing. 
Papa, v, 1. pi of pa, 2. To bleed 

at the nose. * Ua papa toto le isu. 
Papa'aegata, v. to cease from, as 

coming, or doing evil. 
Papab, v. to take supper with a 

chief or with visit on. As Paepae. 
Papae, 17. to be equal, alike. *-4 

*o le papae na fugStao ma JJe- 

Papaele, 8, earth stone, rotten 

Papai, 9. one kind of necklace. 
Papa'i, V, redup. of pa% to arrive. 

Ona papa'i ^o lea sa Tagalod, 
Papa'pila, 8. a bare rock. 
Papao, v. redup. of pad, to forbid. 
Papa*o A, V. to be hardened by too 

much 'oaf of siapo. 
Papaopo, 8. a rock rising abave 
. water, or above ground. 
Papao VB, 



Papaono, 8, the name of a tree 
(Embeila ribes). 

Papa*u, a. shallow, of the sea. 

Papa*u, 1?. to be shallow; pass, 
pa'ulia, to be grounded. 

Papafu, t>. to be fat, bulky, from 
sitting in the house, as a cripple. 

Papaga, 8. 1. a neighbour. *0 
lo mdtou papaga. 2. The hold 
of an eel. 

PapaoI, 8. the coral bottom of tha 
sea. [T. P.] 

Papagata, a, 1. difficult to be 
brought to settle, applied toi 
pigeons, and to fish difficult to 
catch. 2. Disregardful of re- 

Papagata, v. 1. to be difficult to 
bring to perch. 2. To disregard 

Papaqi, 6t. palsied in the fingers 
or toes. 

Papagi, v. to be palsied in the 
fingers or toes. 

Papago, a. difficult to deal with. 
*0 le tagaia papago.^ 

Papala, 8. a sore, an ulcer. 

Papala, V, to have an ulcer, to bo 

Papala, a. pi, of pala, rotten. 

JpAPALA, V. to be rotten, of tiga^ 

Papalauaau, 8, a rocky reef. 

Papalagi, 8. a foreigner. idna 

Papalagi, a. foreign. 

Papalamasei, 8, anything causing 
a blemish, especially an ulcer. 

Papale, v.l. to go to the aid o^ 
to lend assistance, as a younger 
brother to an elder one, or chil- 
dren to their father. 2. To go 
and be chief or orator of a land 
which had none. 3. pL of palb. 

Papalili'i, 8. a fine house-mat 
*0 Idna papaZUi'i o le fdU, 

Papalu, v. 1. to plant land which 
has been laid waste, or left. 2. 
Apprehendere testes, in quar- 
relling, I 

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PapXno*tt, f . the lower part of the 

Pafanu, v. 1. to be bedaubed, as 
with mud, &c 2. To be daubed 
ou thickly, as colouring of siapo, 
or paint. 3. To be overdone 
with sinnet, as posts of a house. 
See Panupanit. 

pAPAPAPA, a. from papa, even, 
level, as a rocky road. 

Papasi, v. pi. of PASi, to be wearied 
of one another, as a man and 

pAPATA, «. 1. the name of a shell- 
fish. 2. Anything done quickly. 
*'TJa $e papaia *o ia, 

pAPATA, a. 1. large patterned. 
2. Of a coarse texture, of cloth 
and mats. 

PaPATE, a. pi, of PATE. 

Papatetele, «. 1. a coarse house- 
mat. 2. A woman who has 
committed fornication, while pro- 
fessing to be a virgin, 

PaPATI, v. pi, of PATI. 

Papatoa, «. 1. a bare rock. Syn. 

Papa*i*ila. 2. An eunuch. 
Papatoa, t?. to be an eunuch. *0 

le alH nei e papa^^a, *a e satt- 

noafua i tamaitaH. 
pAPAiu, 8. 1. a standing rock that 

cannot be moved. 2. A coura- 
geous man. 3. A hard-working 

pAPAT©, V. 1. to crack while 

standing:, as a tree about to fall. 

2. To get reports beforehand of 

somethmg ehout to happen. 
Papatua, 8. the small of the back. 

*0 lona papatua. 
Papatua, v. to clap the wings, 

as a pigeon when starting off to 

Papava'elo, «. the name of a fish. 
Papa VAC, «. a part of the bush not 

cut by carpenters. 
pAPEVA, V. 1. to stumble from 

twisting the foot. 2. To make 
- a mistake in speaking. 
pASAMT, V. to reach to the sea; 

of the bush, or people. *A le 

liua U tttli, *ua pd$amu 

Pasapasa. FUipUij pasapasa.-^ 

Pasapasa% v. to spread abroad 

what was secret. 
Pasi, V, to be wearied, of the eyes 

and ears; pL papabi; redup. 

PA8IPA8I. *Ua papan mata. 
Pasia, v. to stnke against and 

glide off. 
Pasu, a, large; pL papasu; redup. 


Pasu, v. to be large; pi. papasu; 

redup. PASUPASU. 
pASUVi, V. to be very great *Ua 

tele lava^ *ua paMi,m. 
Pata, s. one kind of banana. 
Pata, o. coarse, of sand. ^OUcne 

Pata, v. to be swollen, to be 

lumpy, as the skin from eruptive 

complaints, or from bites of 

Pata, a. blustering, bullying, when 

help is near ; redup. patapata. 
PATA*iNA*A*Ai,f;. to wasto food after 

being satisfied. 
Patafatu, 8. the name of a tree 

Fataoaloa, 8. the name of a 

Patagata, 8. lit. a wall of men, a 

number of people standing side 

by side. 
Patamemea, \ 8. 1. red gum. 2. 
Patamumu, / Patches of red in 

the skin of infanta. 
Patapata, o. tall. Syn. Tino*e>e. 
Patasi, ». 1. a village wall to shut 

in pigs. 2. From r. |)o and to«, 

a single clap of thunder, 
Patato, v. to make a hammering 

or chopping noise. Syn. PA*a 
Patatu, v. to resound, as the licat- 

ing of the mat drum at a night 

dance, &c. 
Pate, a. middle-aged ; j^. papatb. 
Pate, v. to be middle-aged; pi. 


Pate, 8. a small wcoden drum, 
carried on the arm. Introduced 
from Tahiti. 

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Patemaivasa, 8. a name given to 

lo and palaHa when larger than 

PatbtO, v. to make a noise, as a 

dog when driuking, or children 

drumming on a log of wood ; re- 


Pati, 17. 1. to clap handfl, 2. To 
smite the hands together, a sign 
of grief on receiving bad news, 
also in wonder and joy; ^. 
PAP ATI; redup. patipati. 
Patilima, 17. to clap hands. 
Patino, v. 1. to deliver a message 
to the person himself for whom 
it is intended. 2. To cleave to, 
as a child to its parent. 
Pato, «. the Muscovy duck. Intro- 
duced from Tahiti. 
Pato, s. a scrofulous swelling. 
Pato, v. to have a scrofulous 

Patu, 8. a fattjr tumour. 
Patua, a. havmg a patu. 
Patumimi, 8. a kind of phymosis 
occasioned by the operation of 
Patupatu, a. lumpy. 
Patupatu, 17. to be lumpy. 
Patupatu, «. the name of a shell- 
fish whicti burrows in mud. 
Patutu, V, to beat, as a wife; to 
beat to death, as a pig. Syn, 
Pava, 8. the name of a tree. 
Pava, v. to speak evil, to use bad 

Pava% v. the name of an old 
cri{^le who used to talk while 
lying down ; hence, to talk lying 
Pavao, V, to reach to the bush. 
Pavali, 8. a plastered wall. 
Pe, 8. 1. the matter of an abscess. 

2. Rotten breadfruit. 
Pe, v. 1. to be dead, of trees and 
animals. 2. To be extinguished, 
as fire. 3. To be dead low, as 
the tide. 4. To be dried up, as 
water; pi. pepb. Syn. Mate. 

Pe, conj. or, whether. Pe tofu 

*atoa SavatH ? See Fo, 
Pe, 8. a restrictive particle in 

counting, as tasi pe, only one. 
Pe ane I interj. that. (Utmam.) 
Pba, adv. still, cootiuually, yet. 

Fai pea 8% a Idtou mane. 
Pea, 17. be quiet. Pea *oe, said to ~ 

a crying child. 
Pba, 17. in poetry for fa^apea, to say 

thus. Oi aiiiy a pea mat 
Pe'a, adv. when (future). 
Pe*a, «. 1. a large bat, or " flying 

fox" (Pteropus Keraudrenii, Q. 

and G. ; Pt. Samoensis, Peale; 

and Pt. Whitmeei, Alston. Al.^o 

called Manvlagi). 2. A title of 

Peau, 8. a wave. Peat* o le 8am%. 
Peaua, a. rough, boisterous, of the 

Peaua, i7. to be rough, of the 

Pbausologa, 8, waves subsiding, 

down the slope of which the 

canoe glides. 
Peautagata, 8. very rough waves, 

the boat swamped and men and 

waves mixed up together. - 
Pbapba, 17. to act thus, to continue 

thus. ATiei peapea pogia. Syn* 

Pe'ape'a, 8. 1. the swallow (Collo^ 

calia spodiopygia). 2. A child's 

Peapea ane, i7. to move away, to 

stand aside. 
Peapeafda, 17. to do causelessly. 

^Ua 'e peapeafua lava. 
Pbapbapua, adv. causelessly. Oi 
lau iama e, *a uofonofo peapea- 
Pe*ape'avai, 8. the name of a small 

bat (Embdlloiiura semicaudata). 
Syn. Apa*auvai. 
Pe*bpb*e, 8. 1. a number of ufilei 
growing together. 2. A sauce 
male of the expressed juice of 
Pei, 17. 1. to be broken, as a cup. 
2. To be broken in halves, as a 
cocoa-nut. 3. To be divided, as 


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the moZo; pass, peia. E, Fua- 
fa^atali pet le maid. 

Vkl, 8. a tree covered with robber- 
- crabe ( BirtroB la tro). On Muiu*a. 

Pei, adv, like. Pei se tino o se 
va''a, ma iato. 

Pei, adv. like as if^ ae thoagh. As 

Pbipai, conj. if. Feifai ane ua o*u 
ta^u upu. — Solo ia baoatea. 

Peiga, 8. the dividing of the mold. 

Pei8a*i, conj. but. See Peita*i. 

Peiseai, adv. like as if , as though. 

Peita% conj. but. 

P!bfea, adv. inierr. how about? 
Ana pendy ana pefea f *A e pefea 
le aliH f at a fasia. A peculiar 
use is, Ne'i at se pefea, letii any- 
thing should happen to some of us. 

Pefea, v. to do with, to control; 
pass. PEFEAINA. *A ^ou pefeatna 
finagalo o na saualiH. 

Pefv, 9. 1. Bait water crystallised 
on the body. 2. Small weeds 
hanging about a fishing-net 3. 
Dust. OnTutuila. 

Pefupefua, a. 1. covered with salt. 
2. Dusty. OnTutuila. 

Pela, 8. the nume of a fish. 8yn. 


Pela, adv. as if , as though. 
Pele, a., dear, beloved, petted; 

redup. pelepele. 
Pele, 8. a beloved one. I seH e te^a 

Pele, v. 1. to be beloved, petted. 

2. To take care of, as a canoe, 

house, &c. ; pass, peleina; re- 
dup. pelepele. 
Pele, v. to serenade, to sing in 

front of a house, in order to get 

Peleub, s. a coat (Introduced.) 
Pelepeleoa, 8. loving, a taking 

care of. Ni a ^ea o tdtou pele- 

Pklu, 8. a sword. (Introduced.) 

'0 Idna pelu. 
Pelu% 8. a billhook. (Introduced.) 
Pelupelu, 8. 1. one kind of yam. 

2. The name of a fish, sometimes 

fatally poisonous. 

Pen A, 8. 1. a knife. 2. A snare, a 

noose. *0 Una pena. 
Pena, v. 1. to cut up, as a pig. 

2. To snare; redup. penapena; 

pass. PENAINA. Sau ind momotu 

lefue e pena at le la ; pi. pepena. 
Pena, adv. about this time. Fend 

i se aso *ua o*o mai. 
Penaga, s. the cutting up of many 

Penapena, v. to soap the head. 

Used to chiefs instead of u^u. 
Penei, adv. like this, about this 

time. *0 Fao le mauga talusd 

*ua tdtou penei at. 
Penu, s. scraped cocoa-nut. 'O 

Pent, a. old and soft, as siapo; 

redup. PENTPENU. 
Penu, v. to be old and soft, olf 

siapo ; redup. penupenu. 
Penttpenu, 8. 1. the name of a fish. 

2. An old ragged siapo. 8yn. 

Pepe, MaHay^ Pepetl. ». 1. a 

butterfly. 2. The comers of the 

round end of a native house. '0 

pepe o le fale. 
Pepe, v. to flutter about; redup. 

pepepepe. Na pepe le tau manu. 
Pepe. v. pL of pb. 
Pepe*a, v. from pe*a, to have a strong 

smell, peculiar to some nati\es. 
Pepe*ava, 8. one kind of butterfly. 
Pepe'b, v. to be crippled by warta 

on the soles of the feet. 
PiPEiGALEMu, r. to be broken in 

halves, as a cocoa-nut. 
PEPEnj, a. decrepit. See Pepelu. 
Pepe'u, tJ. 1. to be decrepit 2. To 

be disgusted, as with filth of 

abusive Innguage. 
Pepepui, 8. one kind of butterfly. 
Pepelo, s. a lie. '0 Idna pepelo. 
Pepelo, a. lying. *0 le tola pepelo. 
Pepelo, v. to lie, to deceive ; pass^ 

pelogla. ; redup. pelopelo. 
Pepelu, a. decrepit. See Pepe*u. 
Pepena, v. pi of pena. 
Pepenu, 17. to be dry, as the core 

of a viy or blighted sugar-cane^ 

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p]fiPEPE*APB'A, 9. one kind of buttei^ 

Pefepbpe, 8. the name of a shrub 

(Adenostemma viscosum). 
Pepepbpb, 17. redup. of pepe. 
Pepbsama, I 
Pepbsina, > t. names of butterflies. 


Pepetala, 9. a great talker, a 

PePBTI, a, pi, of PETI. 

Pbse, «, a song, a hymn. *0 lana 

Pese, v. to sing ; pi. pepesb ; redup, 

dimin, pesepbse. Ona alu lea, 

fat Idna umu^ ma pe$e. 
Pbsega, 8. singing accompanied by 

music. Pei ni pesegd fua i 

muU^'ati e tota, 
Pesepesb, v. to call out, as to the 

steei-sman by one on the look- 
Pbsi, v. 1. to beat upon, as a storm. 

*Ua pesi mat le afd, 2. To come 

with force, as an epidemic. 3. 

To dash down on the ground. 4. 

To come in large quantities, as a 

crop of breadfruit 
Pbti, v. fat, good-conditioned, as 

animals and bananas ; pi, pepeti. 
Pbti, v. to be fat, to l)e in good 

condition ; pL pepeti. 
PEToai, «. to throw at, to stone : 

poM. PBTOOIA. See Fetooi. 
Pbtumal 8yn. Aolagia and Fa- 

KOLOA. From petumai. The 

waning moon again appears. 
Peya, 8. 1. the name of a sea 

encumber (Holothuria). 2. fig, ' 

A weak man. 
Pi, «. to make a slapping noise, as 

a fish in a trap ; redup. pipi. 
PiA, 9. arrowroot; masod is now 

used, because pia is an obscene 

PiAPiA, 9. froth of the sea, or of a 

pot boiling. 
PiAPiAd, 9. 1. an outcry, a shout- 
ing. 8yn. PiSA*5. 2. A child- 
ren's game. 
PiASUA, 9. arrowroot cooked with 

juice of expressed cocoa-nut 


Pi% 9. a trip up, in wrestUng. 
lave le piH. 

Pi*i, a. curly. *0 le lauulu pi*i. 

Pi*i, v. to be curly, of hair. 

Pi*i, 17. 1. to draw up, 4is pola of a 
house. *Ua fa*anati i lepola e 
piH. 2. To cling to. 8. To fold, 
as the arms. 4. To climb. 5. 
To trip up in wrestling; pi. 

PBPI'ITI ; pa99. PI*ITIA. 

Pi'iGOOL An obsrene word, 
Pi^iLiHA, 17. to fold the arms; a 

sign of distress. Maile o eva 

pi^ilima at le fa^ata^esega o Gogo, 
Pi*iMAU, V, to clina: firmly. 
PtiPA, 9. a shrub. 
Pi*iPAPA, -9. a cold wind, wliich 

causes people to cling to a rock. 
Pi*ipi*i, a. redup. of Pi*i, curly. 
Pi*iPi% V, to cling together for 

Pi*iPi*i, 9. one kind of /e*e (Octopus). 
Pi^iTAOA, 9. a person through whom 

others are connected with a 

Pi*iTiA, V. pass, of Pi*i, to pursue ; 

as an enemy. *0 at le piHtia 

maina le tulif 
PilTULi, V. to pursue closely. 
Pi^iya'a, v. to stick to the canoe, as 

a good steering paddle, making 

it easy to steer. 
Pi*o, a, 1. crooked. 2. Wrong, in 

a moral sense ; pi, piping ; rSitip. 


Pi*o, t>. to be crooked; pi, prpi*o; 

redup. Pi*opi*o; pass. pi*oina. 

*Ua pi*o ma ni*o, 
Pi*oi, V. to make crooked, to be 

perverse; redup. pi*opi*oi. 
Pin, 9. 1. as niupiu, a fan-palm 

(Pritchardia Pacifica). 2. An 

PiLi, 9. one class of lizards. *Ua 

lauiloa e pili ma se, 
PiLiA, 17. to be caught, to be lodged 

in, to be entangled, as one tree 

falling against another, &c. 


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PiLiMATE, 8. s^ tenn of reproach to 
a useless member of a family. 

PiLiPiLi, V. to be near, to approach ; 
pi. PiPiLi. *Ua pipili titty 'a ^va 
mamao cUa. Proverb. 

PiLiTA, 8. the name of the Una on 
. Tutuila (Dioscorea pentaphylla). 

PiLiTi, 8. the name given to Uie 
fresh- water prawn by some chiefs 
whose emblem it is. ^Oifea le 
pilitif *au mai indfa^afeao. 

PiLO, V. pedere; pi, pipilo; redup. 


Pine, 8. fry, a shoal of small fishes. 

*0 le pine lo. 
Pine, v. to be a long time ; redup, 

piPiNE. It is always used nega- 
tively, E U pine, 
PiNEPiNE, V. to be confined, to be 

shut in. Applied to a place 

where the reef is near the shore. 
PiPi, «. 1. the cockle. 2. The name 

of a tree. Aue fia pale i pipi o 

PiPi, 8. the turkey, so called from 

its cry. 
PlPI, V. pi. of PL 
PiPiA, a. full of cockles. 
PiPi'i, V. to btick to, to adhere to, 

to cling to; pi. fbpi'iti; pa88. 

Pi*iTiA ; reeip. fepi'ita'i. 
PiPi'O, a. pi. of Pi'o. 
Piri'o, «. 1. a man having crooked 

ways. 2. One kind of banana. 
Pipir, V. to glide on the waves, 

8yn. Fa*ase*e. Nai tama e le 

pipiu fdlio. 
PiPiuE, "I 8 the name of a man 
PiPiUEFUA , / expected by his wife, 

but he did not come. Of a false 

report or a false expectation. 
PiPiFAi*AVA, 8. 'ava, scraped. 
PiPiLi, 8. a cripple. *(> U pipili leo 

PiPiLi, V. 1. to be a cripple. 2. pi. 


PiPiMALOSi, 8. an advnnced stage in 
the growth of the chestnut fruit. 

PiPiNE, 8. the name of a fish. 

PiPiNE, V. redup. of pine. 

PiPisi, a. contagious. *0 U maH 

PiPisi, V. 1. to be infectious, to 
be contagious. 2. To be influ- 
enced by example ; pa88, tisih. 

?^^' I ». varities of the cockle. 


PiPivAivAi, 9. a less advanced stagi? ' 

in the growth of the ^^estnut 

fruit than pepimalosi. 
Pisa, 9. a noise, a confusion of 

Yoices. ^Ana la le pisa, *aua le 

PiSAO, 8, an outciy, a shouting'; 

redup. PISAPISAO. 
P18AGAVAE, & the inner side of the 

PiSATALAU, 8. fin oiitcry. Syn, 


Pisi, V. 1. to splash with water ; 

pa88. PisiA ; redup. pisipim. 2, Ta 

fall. On Upolu. 
PisiA, V. pa88. 1. to be infected, as 

with a contagious disease. 2. To 

be influenced by evil example. 
Pisu, tr. to be spread al^road, as a 

PiTO, 8, the end of anything, as 

pitda^au. It cannot stai^ by 

itself without having a bad 

PrroAO, v. to be overshadowed by 

the edge of a cloud; pass. 

PiTOPiTO, 8. anus. 
Po, 8. night. *0 lona po tdu 
Po, tJ. 1. to be night. 2 To be 

blind. 3. To have wnr. 4. To 

be conquered ; pass, pogia, to be 

benighted. Na pogia ma Idna 

*ulafala; double pass, pogiaina. 
Po, V. 1. to slap. 2. To seize or 

catch, as an owl or cat its prey ; 

pass. PO'iA, 
Po, adv. by night. ^Ua sau po. 
Po, conj. whether, or. Po "ou te 

alu, po ^oti te no/o ? 
PoA, pass, of PO. 
PoA, 8. one kind of yam having a 

fragrant odour. 
Po*A, a. large. See Lapo*a. 
Po'A, 8. a male afiimnl. 

PO'AI. 8yn. FA*AP0'A. 

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Fo% V, to be mfbaid; redup, PO- 


Po'eiwE'ele, 0. to be night Tlie 
sun haying gone under the earth. 

PoETAQA, 4. oi a uuiuber of people 
walking or playing games at 
night, especially in the moon- 

Pot, 8, 1. the name dT a email fish. 
2. A game on mud flats. 

Pol, v. to venerate* to pay deference 
to, to stand in awe of; redup, 


Po I, «. to kill flies hj slapping. 
Po% s. a name of contempt for a 

young man, or a person with an 

Po'iA, V, pass, of po, to slap, &c. 
PoiPKA, adv. where ? Also pofba? 

Poifea le ala i le nu^u f 
Poipoi, a word used in songs. 

Meaning unknown. ^Ua poipoi 

Poipo, s. a shoal of poi. 
Po'iTAu, ». to be a long time, io be 

of long standing. 
Po*opo'o, «. clitoris. 
Pou, s. a post, a pillar. *0 le pou 

o le/ale, 
Po'u, 8. a pimple. *0 hna po^u, 
Pou% c;. to be Arm, as if a post of a 

house; redup, pouPOU*i. *Ua 

pou'i letu^eletoe alu. 
Pou'OFE, M. the btand of the fishing- 
PouoLEisn, 9. the septum of the nose. 
PouLA, 8. a night-dance. 
PouLA, V, to have a night-dance; 


PouLi, e. to be darkened, to be dim ; 
pass, pouligia; redup. pouliuli. 
"Ua pouli o'u mata. 

Pouliuli, s. 1. darkness. 2. fig. 
Ignorance. ^O hna pouludi. 

Pouliuli, v. L to be dark, 2. To 
be ignorant. In a good sense 
it implied innocence. ''Ua pou- 
liuli aU'i o le *au Maile. As 
now used it means only to be in 
mental darkness. Pass, pouligla. 
A respectful salutation at night 
^Ua pouligia mai. 

PouFESisi, s. the pObts round tlie 
eaves of a house. 

PouMULi, s. the name of a tree 
(Phaleria sp.). Its wood is very 

Po*uPO*UA, a. covered with pimples. 

Po*UPO*UA, r. to be covered with 
pimples. Ne'i iha e Sina kma 
Uno *ua po^ttpo''ua^ 

Poupou'i, f7. reSttp. of Pou*i. 1. To 
put posts into a house. 2. fig. 
IV) support, to bear up, as a sick 
person. 3. To remain stationary 
in a family. 

PouTU, 8. the central posts of a 

PoFEA, adv. where? As Poifea i 
Pofea *o i ai 8ina f 

PoGA, V. to grow up as a report 
away in the bush, but known iu 
the villages. E pogd i vao, *a e 
i^u ina UaHina i ala. Proverb. 

PoGAi, s. the root, the stump of a 
tree, &c. *0 Ze pogai o le la^'au. 

PoGAnsu, «. the nostrils. 

PoGADiATA, s. the inner corner of 
the eye. 

PoGAMATA, s. the cyc of a cocoa- 
nut, taro, &e, 

PoGAPOGA, 8. I. the worm-eaten end 
of a bunch of bananas. 2. jThe 
name of a small basket taken to 
Tuitana or Tui-Atua which 
marked their chieftainship. 8a 
*o le Tui^Atua *o le '^ato pogapoga. 

PoGAPOGA, V. redup. of poga, to be 

PoGATi, 8. flat slabs, like buttresses 
at the root of trees. 8yn, Lapa. 
^0 pogaU le Wa%. 

PoGi, a. harsh, sour, severe, crabbed, 
mostly of the countenance. 

PoGiA, V. pass, of PC ; double pass. 
POGiAiNA. Na liu ^tda se ntt^te e 
pogiaiiia le tofOialoa. 

PoGiPOGi, 8. twilight. 

PoGisI, Malay, bungi, s. darkness. 
&gn. Pouliull 

PoGiSA, «. to be quite dark. 

PoGiTAi, V. to look cross, of fisher- 
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PoLA, s. a plaited cocoa-nut leaf, 

used to enclose the sides of a 

louse. *^Ua fal'anati % le pcia e 

PoLAGO, 8. lit. a fly-killer ; a young 

lad, in contempt. 
PoLANi, 8. one kind of cocoa-nut 

leaf mat, used to wrap up things. 
PoLANi, V. 1. to vrap in a pclani. 

2. To carry in &polaniy as a pig. 
PoLAPOLA, 8. 1. a double poiay used 

to carry food to chiefs. 2. A 

flat-bniit canoe. 
PoLAPOLAMAGm, 8. a cocoa-uut leaf 

mat shutter. 
PoLATA, «. 1. a layer of the trunk 

of a binana tree. 2. Firewood. 

So called before chiefe, instead 

PoLATAUFAFO, «. 1 . the outsidc |»Za 

of a house. 2. fig. Strangers, 

having no connection' with the 

fHmily. E le tioa, o le potatdu- 

PoLATAUFALE, », the inner poUa of 

a house. 
PoLAVA*A, 8. plaited cocoa- nut 

leaves used to cover a canoe. 
PoLAVAi, 8. Syn. Tapa*auvai. 
PoLENu*u, V. lit. it is night in the 

lan^ to die, of Te*o. 
PoLEPOLE, 8. a portion of food for a 

favourite child. 
PoLEPOLE, V. to eat a part of some 

food, leaving the bulk to be 

divided out. 
PoLEPOLEVALE, V. 1. to palpitate, of 
, the heart. 2. To he distressed 

in mind. 
PoLESEU, V. 1. to be in a hurry to 

catci) at, as a pigeon about to be 

8eu by another. 2. To snatch 

what others were attempting to 

Polil!, 8, a second crop of taro 

from the same ground. 
Polil!, v. 1. to have a second crop 

of taro. 2. To strike a second 

blow. 3. To repeat a bad word. 
Polo, s. 1. a bamboo knife. 2. 

Several plants belonging to the 

genera Capsicum and Solanum. 

Polo. v. to cut up, to carve a fish or 
a pig : pass, poloa. *t7a pcHo te 
pua^a, ''ua ta^ape. 

PoiOA*i «r 1. to send a message to, 
to command a person at a dis- 
tance. 2. To leave commandsi, 
aa when going a journey or 
dying ; redup. polopoloa'i ; pass. 


PoLOAiGAy 8. a message or com- 
mand to one at a dktanee. *0 
lana poloaHga. 

PoLOiTE, 8. 1. one kind of polo 
(Oapsioum). 2. The name of a 

PoL^'OA, 8. a slave. *0 lona pologa. 

PoLOGA, a, mouldy; redwp. polo- 


PoLOGA, tr. to be meraldy; redup. 

PoLOVAo, 9. the name of a plant 

PoLUALUA, v. to be a short time. 
*Ua pohialua o lupe. 

PoMALAE, V. 1. dark in the Malae. 
E i at le muagagana nei, *0 le 
pomalae. 2. A word in club 
matdies: not to know a friend, 
but only to desii© victory. 

PoNA, 8. 1. a knot, as in a rope, &c. 
2. A joint of sugar-cane or bam- 
boo. 3. A lump. 4. A fault. 
*0 hnapona. 

PoNA, a. multy. 

PoNA, >. to be faulty. 

PoNAATA, 8. the throat, that part 
called Adam's Apple. ^O uma 

PoKAivi, 8. the projecting bones, 
the joints. ^O ona ponaivi. 


PoNAULi, 8. the budding of the ftruh 

of breadfruit. 
PonAuli, v. to begin to develop, of 

the fruit of the breadfruit. 
PoNAULiA, a. mildewed, applied 

only to nets. 
PoNAULiA, r. to be mildewed, of 

PoNAPONA, a. knotty, lumpy. 
PdNAPONA, a. tall and well formed. 
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be lumpy. 2. To be knotty and 
well formed. *C7a ponapona i 
luga 3. To begin to develop, of 
the fruit of breadfruit 
PoNAPONAVAE, s. the ankle. *0 
hna ponapondvae. 

PONATIA, V. pn88. from ^Of^ 8. tO 

come in contact with a lump, aa 

the foot treading on a btoue. 
Pone, s. the name of a fish (Acan- 

PoNOi, «7. to do a thing frequently, 

as eating, sending messages, ask- 
ing lOr property, &c. 
PoPA, 8. nights oH pa. 
Pt»po, «. 1. a cocoa-nut fully ripe. 

2. A pig given at. the birth of a 

child for a 
Popo, a. dry ; pi. popopo. 
PoPo, o. 1. to be dry, as clothes, an 

old canoe, &c. ; pi. popopo; re- 

dup. POPOPOPO. 2. To return 

property because dissatisfied 

with it. 
P5po, v. redup. dmin. of po, to pat 

gently, as a child in order to 

quiet it to sleep. 
PoPOA, a. 1. abounding in popo. 

2. Fishy-smelling, ^e Poapoa. 
PopoA, v. 1. to abound in popo. 

2. To have a fishy smelL 
Popo*A, a. pi. of P0*A, large. 
PopoA^i, «. 1. to be many nights in 

a place. 2. To be long ago. 
Popo*E, a. 1. timid, Ixightened, 

2. Weak of body. 
Popo'e, v. to be afraid, to be timid. 

*Ott te tdlivL, 'a e popo^e. See 

Popo*o, V. to look longingly. Ua 

popoo mata i lefotnau. 
PopouLi, 8. the popo in its best 

stage of ripeness. 
.PopooA, a. 1. staring, as the eyes 

of an owL 2. Looking f ami stly, 

as expecting a share of food or 

property being divided. 
Popooi, r. 1. to scowl. 2. To be 

dark, to be dizzy, as when feeling 

faint. 3. To begin to be blind. 
Popooi, s. the dim morning light. 
le popogi o le taeao. 

PoPOLE, V. to be in trepidation, to 
be flurried, to be anxious ; pa88, 
polegia; redwp. polepole. 

PoPOLB, V. See Polepole. 

PopoLElPOTU, V. afraid of the foto 
fastened to the spear. 

PoPOMALO, V. to beg the mold to 
remain firm. 

PoPONA, 8. the name of a tree. 


PopONA, v. 1. to have knots, as a 
tree; hence, 2. To have fault:*. 
'Z7a popona le toa i le fttalai^a 
nei. 3. To bulge out, as tlie 
breasts of a young gi»l; or, as 
the point of a spear passing 
tlir«»ugh the body and raising 
ttie skin into a lump on the 
opposite side. 

PoPOPO, V. 1. pi. of POPO, to be dry. 
2. To be full of cocoa-nuts. Syn. 


Popopopo, V. redup. inten8, of popo, 

to be very dry. 
PoPOSB, a. 1. dim-sighted, 2. Dull 

of understanding. Ua popo8e le 

PopoTBA, v. to be dry and inclining 

to rot. 
PoPOTEA, a. inclining to rot. 
PoPOTo, a. and v. pi. of poto. 
PopoTO, a. 1. round, as the trunk 

of a tree. 2. Well-siiaped, as a 

well-formed man. 
PoPOTU, V. to be swollen, to be pot- 
bellied, from disease. 
PopoTU, 8. a small whit^ crab. 
PopoTu'u, 8. an appointed time. 

^Ou te tuUa mat m pep6tu*u o ^ 

PopuA, 8. a blowhole in the olifis, 

through which the waves send a 

fvmntain of spray. 
PoPUA, a. rugged, rocky. 
Po.-E, V. from T AHiTiAN pohe, to die ; 

used jocularly. JEdH a ta pose, 
PosB, V. to catch crickets. 
PoTA, 8. plain-cooked taro leaves. 

*0 Idna pota. 
PoTO, «. 1. a hard-working man. 2. 

"Wisdom. '0 lona poto. 3. A 

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PoTO, a. 1. hard-working. 8yn. 
Manama. 2 Wise ; pi. popoto. 

PoT<), V. to be wise ; pi. popoto. 

PoTOALAiTLOA) s, wisdoin Common 
to all. 

PoToi, V. to press into a heap, to 
gather into a Inmp, as wet arrow- 

PoToi, «. 1. a cake, a loaf. 2. A 
lump, as of arrowroot. 

PoToiAGAFuiu, a. teB, in counting 
poloi ; potoilnay twenty, and so on. 

PoTOPOTo, 8. a small portion of 
fish or pork. 

PoTOPOTO, V. to assemble, to gather 
together ; pass, potopotoina. 

PoTOPOTOGA, 8. a gathering, an 
assembly. *0 le potopotoga o le 

Peru, 8. 1. the siapo screen from 
behind which an aitu spoke. 2 
The white border of Ma»o. 3w A 
room. (Introduced from the 
Tongan.) *0 Uma potu. 

PovALE, r. to be unsuccessful in 

PovALEA, V. 1. to be conquered. 
'0 povalea le itufa. 2. To have 
a chief die. * Ua povcUea h nu*u. 

Pu, «. 1. a hole. 2. A trumpet 
shell, a trumpet. *0 Una pu. 
3. The anus. ♦O lona pu. 4. 
The vagina. *0 lona pu. 

Pu, V. to have a hole in. 

PuA, r. 1. the name of a tree (Gar- 
denia sp.). *A faiifati le pua 
viH Tigilau. 2. The name of a 
fish. 3. The mouth of a fish- 

Pd*a, •. 1. the name of a tree (Her- 
nandia peltata). 2. The iri» of 
the eye. 

Pua, s. a shoal of bonito. Byn. 

Pua, v. to be bad-flavoured, as 
water long kept. 

PuA'A, 8. from the English pork^ 
1. a pig. 2. Pork. 3. An ani- 
mal, generally. *0 lana pua*a. 

PuA*i, 17. to be sick, to vomit ; pass. 


PuA*ii»A, V, 1. to emit, to be dif- 

fused, as an odour, good or bad. 

2. Applied to a report spread 

abroad. Syn. Ganagawa. P«a- 

Htna le manogi o LettduHga. 
PuA*iQA, 8. vomit. *0 lona puaHgcL 
PtAO, ». a mist. 
PuAOA, a. misty, of the eyes. 
PuAOA, v. to be misty. *Z7a puaoa 

ona maia. 
PuALi*i, a. sonorous, deep-sounding^ 

as the voice. 
PuALULU, 8. the name of a tree. 
PuANEA, a. distant, afar oflF on the 

mountains, beyond vao maoa. 'O 

le tagata o sau i uta % le vao o 

PuANEVA, 9. a shrub. (On Ma- 

PuANiVAi, 8. a species of banana. 
PuAPUA, 8. the name of a tree 

(Guettarda speeiosa). 
PuAPUA*!, 8. a small fish-trap. 
PuAPUAQA, 8. pain, distress, toiment 

of mind or body. *0 lona pua-- 

PuAPUAGA, a. painful, tormenting, 

distressing. Pe se a U fe''au 

puapuagd, ina *ua e sau fa^ald ? 
PuAPUAGA, V. to be tormented; 


PuAPUALALO*ULu, 8. a wecd (Pleo 

tranthus Forsteri). 
PuATiALi, •. the plant four-o*clock 

(Mirabilis Jalappa). 
Pu'ava, »f a point at the west end 

of SavaM off which the sea is 

very rough. 


PuAVAi, 8. the name of a large 

PuAVAO, 8. the name of a tree 

(FagrsBa Berteriana). 
Pu*E, 8. 1. the mound of earth in 

which a yam or taro is planted. 

2. The middle of a curve, as in a 

bow, the fau of a house, ^o. 
Pu'e, v. to seize, to catch hold of; 

pi. PCPu*E ; pass, pu'ea. I pn% 

i tao ma ni aWt. 
Pu*ETA, 8. a fit of the elephautiasi?, 

a fit of ague. *0 lona pu*eia. 
Pu*£GA, 8. 1. catching, as of a pig 


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or a thief. • le pu^ega a pua^a. 

2. A fit of a disease. 
PuiA MANU fi, a chorus to a song. 

The meaDing is lost. 
FtJiA'i, 8. a place sheltered from the 

PuiiiGA, 8. a family living tinder 

the same roof. *0 lo latou put- 

Pui^r, 8. a small pig. A jocular 

PuiMANAVA, 8. the hypogastric re- 
gion. *0 hna puimanava. 
Puipui, 8. 1. a door. 2. A parti- 

,tion. *0 lona puipui. 
Puipui, v. to shut, to shut off, to 

shut up ; pa88, puipuia. 
PuiTALiGA, 8, the hole of the ear. 
Puou, 8. one kind of breadfruit. 

Puoso, 8. the part of a canoe under 
the half-deck. 

Pu*u, 8. a fowl having short legs. 

Pu*u, V. to put in the mouth whole, 
to take the whole at one mouth- 
ful. Oso mai le aitu^ a pu*u. 

Pu*upu*u, a. short ; pi pupu*u. 

PuFAO, 8, a shell used as a gouge 
in canoe-building. 

PupATu, 8, a shell used as a trumpet. 

PuoA, 8. 1. the general name for 
the larger kinds of coral. 2. 
The groin. 3. Disease of the 

PuGA, a, mouldy. Only of maei. 

PuGAALA, 8. one kind of puga, 

PuGAi. See PoGAi. 

PuGAONE, 8. a kind of sandstone. 

PuGAU, 8. a stinging coral. 

PuGAUFi, 8, a species of pvga. 

PuGAPUGA, 8. small pieces of coral, 

Puke, interj. catch vout A word 
used to startle with. It and the 
next word were the only instances 
in which the h was used until 
the recent corruption of t into fc. 
See Grammar, p. 1. 8o^u fa- 
^afe''iay *a le te% *o le aitu; *a 
te% le tagata. Puke ! 

PuKETA, int^, 1. as puke. 2. An 

exclamation of triumph in the 

game of tagdti'-a. 
PuLA, V. to shine, to be yellow, as 

ripe fruit. 
PuLA, 8. a general name for yellow 

PuLA, «. the eyes; a term of 

abu^e, probably a corruption of 

" bloody.'* 
PuLA, interj. the answer of a person 

sneezing to the exclamation, 

Soifua I 
PuLA*A, 8. a species of wild taro. 
PuLA'AU, one kind of jjiiZa. 
PuLA©, 8. a species of wild taro. 
PuLA u, 8, rotten taro. 

irr^u.. t '• :r *^- ^ *« 

PULAMXO, ) i"^- 

PuLAPui, 8. a species of wild taro. 

P^^iji^A^^A, I «• --t- ^^ «- 

Pulanefu, ) ^'*^«' 

PuLAPo, V. to shine at night, as the 
glow-worm, &c. Ma le tatettdi e 

Pi&LAPULA, 8. 1. the root of a tree. 
2. A slice of yam, to cook or to 

PuLAPULA, V. dimin, of i^upula, to 
shine a little, as the eyes on re- 
covery from sickness. 

PtJLAPULA, 8. a shining appearance 
at the bottom of the sea in a 
place where it is not deep enough 
to be dark blue. 

PuLAPULALAGOTO, V, 1. to shine 
as the setting sun. 2. fig. To 
be in the prime of life. *l7a 

PuLASiNA, 8. one kind of pula. 

PuLATO*A, V. to stare at, to look 

PuLAVALE, to stare from fear op 

Pule, 8. 1. a command, an order. 
Le Atua e, to mai sau pule. 2. A 
decision, authority. 3. Certain 
villages on Savai'i which have 
the direction in councils, and to 
whom it pertains to apportion 
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ovula) having a white shell, used 
to adorn canoes. *0 pitle o le 
va*a, *0 ana ptUe. 5. The gene- 
ral name for shells of marine 

Pule, v. 1. to order, to command. 
2. To decide with authority; 
pa88. PCLEA ; dimin. pulepcle. 

PuLEA, «. to be decreed, of the 
death of a person. Aue, Uga e, 
ala maty lau tamaopulea mai tat. 

Plleaoao, v. to be supreme. 

Pules «. to be checkered, as old 
and new '{uo in a house; to be 
mixed alternately, as different 
coloiured beads in a necklace. 

PuLEOTO, 8. the name of a shellfish. 

PGleoa, 8. 1. a determination, a 
decision. 2. The party who carry 
out the decision. 

PuLEQA, 8. 1. a conspiracy to kill a 
person. 2. The party who carry 
out the murder. 

P0LEOA, V. 1. to determine on« as 
a war. '0 SaveoM^eo e ^tdega 
mai at taua. 2. To decide to 
kill a person or party. 

PuLEMANAVA, f>. to plan in the 
heart. *0 pulemanava e to^ese 
at net. 


PuLEPULE, 8. small shellfish (marine 
mollusca) and their shells. 

PuLEPULE, V. to decide secretly. 

PuLEPULE, a. spotted ; striped with 
various colours. 

PuLEPULE, V. to be spotted, to be 

Puleta'ife'e, 8. the name of a 

PuLETUA, 8. a party opposed to 
the Gfovemment. (A newly- 
coined word. 

PuLi, a. a spi cies of banana. 

PuLOU, 8. a covering for the head, 
a hat, a bonnet. *0 lona pidou. 
*0 le au U80 e to^alttaftUu ma le 
to^afd e tofu ma le puUm, Riddle. 

PuLOU, V. 1. to cover the head, to put 
on a hat or bonnet. 2. To cover 
over with leaves, as the native 
oven. 3 To be overhead, as the 

sun at noon. * Ua puhtu ionu le 
la ; redup. pulopulou, puloulou. 

PuLOULOU, v. to be covered over 
with bush, as land. 

Puloulou, a. wide-spreading, of a 
tree. Syn. Mafala. 

Pulotu, 8. 1. the native drum. 
8yn. Fa'aali*!. 2. The resi- 
dence of the gods. mai la ia, 
i lua saiUa i puhtu e, 

PuLU, 8. 1. glue, gum, resin. 2. 
Lead, shot. 3. The husk of the 
cocoa-nut. 4. A variety of ba- 
nana. ^0 Idna puLu. 

PuLU, \ 8. names of a tree 

PuLUELO, j (Gapparis). 

PuLUPA*AMA*AMULU, V. to interpoBo 
or forbid in a half-heurted way, 
without earnestness. 

PuLUFAFiNE, 8. the inside layer of 
cocoa-nut fibre next to the shell. 

PuLUFANA, 8. shot, a bullct. 

PuLUGA, 8. used on Tutuila for 

PuLULiMA, V. 1. to clean the hands 
with fibre. 2. To take care of, 
as a child, or a plantation well- 

PuLUTJAUNAU, V. to be urgent with, 
to importune, to persuade, to 

PuLUPULU, 8. a large cloth or 
wrapper round the whole body. 
*0 lona pulupulu. 

PuLUPULU, V. to cover the body 
with a cloth. 

PuLUPULUi, «. a number of cocoa- 
nuts tied together. 

PuLUPULUSi, 8. a high chiefs sick- 

PuLUPULtJsi, V. to be ill, of a high 

PuLUPULUTA*!, V. to covcr up, 80 as 
to take care of. I pulupuluta'i 
manu o aliH. 
PuLUTAi, 8. the name of a weed 

PiHiUTANE, 8. the outer fibre of the 

cocoa-nut, used to make sinnet. 
PuLUTi, JkfaZoy, Luluti, v. to glue, to 
pitch, to apply pulu to anything. 
PuLUTiA, V, pass, of pupulu. 


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PuturAO, 8. the name of a tree 
(Hodycarya dorstenioides). 

PuLTJrAGA, 8. from tS. PUPULU, 8 


PcMALA, 8. a species of the trumpet 

Puna, «. a spriag of water. *0 le 
puna le Dai. 

Puna, v. 1. to spring np. 2. To 
boil up, to bubble. 3. To re- 
bound, to fly up. It was used 
instead of Ati by Matautu, be- 
cause of their god Tuifiti. 4. 
To leap. 'Z7a o80 puna; redup. 


PuNA*E, 8, the name of a bird. 

(Pareudiistes Pacificus). 
PxwA'iA, V. pass, of PUNA, to gush 

forth, of words. 
PuNAOUPU, s. a spring or fountain 

of words, either godd or bad. 

PUNALIA, V. p<lS8. of PUNA, a TutU- 

PuNAPUNA, V. redup. of puna, to 

ascend, to rise up. Manu^tda e, 

a punapuna. 
PuNAPUNAMANUFOU, 8. to begin well 

and end ill, as one entering a 

family works well at first, and 

then falls oflF. 
PUNATOTO, 8. menorrhagia; euph, 

for tufumea, 
PuNAVAi, 8. a spring of water. 
PuNEFU, 8, an old man who is 

looked up to as an able councillor. 
PuNEPu, a. strong-smelling, as the 

ulna, fish often warmed, old 

dirty siapo, &c. 
PuNEPU, t7. to be disordered and 

dirty, as an uninhabited house, 
PuNi, 8. a place enclosed to catch 

PuNiALO, 8. the part of the tattooing 

under the navel. 
PuNiFAGA, V. to be nearly full, of 

the moon. 
PuNiMATAGi, 8, trccs planted to 

screen houses from the wind. 

'Z7a mavae la mdtou punimatagi, 
PuNiMATAGi, V. to be wiud-bouud ; 


PuNTPU. See Ga*opunipu. 

PuNlPUKi, D. redup, of PuNl, 1. to 
shut in, to close in, as many 
apertures. 2. To cover oyer, as 
holes in a sheet of tutuga. 

PuNiTA, s. to prevent anger by 
stepping in as mediator or peace- 
maker, therefore, a peacemaker. 

PUNITA*!, V. to stop with. 

Pdnivaia% 8. lit blocking np the 
water-courses, as if witJi fallen 
cliestnuts; a large crop of chest* 

PuNOU, D. to bow the head, to bend 
down ; pi. punonou ; redup: in" 
tens. pi^5punou, to do intently, 
8a ^ou punopunou atu lava i si a 
ta fdidiga. 

Punuamanu, «. 1. a young bird; 
especially th9 lavage (Phaeton 
SBthereus). 5. A fat child. 8. 
A white head of hair, like the 
hairs of a young gogo (Sterna). 

PfNUPUNu, 8. a cluster of para- 
sitical plants. 

Pupa, d, to shut the mouth, to hold 
tlie tongUH. A term of abuse. 

Pupu, 8. a clump of trees. *0 le 
pdpU vao, 

Pupu, v. to be distressed, to be 
perplexed, to be agitated. Syn. 
Fememea'i. E ^ua pUpU mat loto 
ai se *upu. 

Pupu, 8. a cliff, a bold coast. 

Pupu, v. 1. to ^ve out heat, as 
from an aperture in an oven, 
leaving the food uncooked. 2. 
To show forth anger, ending in 
nothing 3. To bear the blame, 
while the rest of those involved 
in a matter escape. 'Ua pUpu 
ia te ia la Idtou mea na fai. 
Also of children suffering for 
their parents* fault. 

Pupu, s. a sheath, a case. *0 Idna 

Pupu, v. 1. to gargle. 2. To rinse out 
the mouth . 3. To rinse off a curse. 

PupuA. Syn. PoPUA. 

Pupu'e, v. 1. pi of pu'e. 2. To 
have a fit of any complaint 
which affects two or more parts 
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PupuiONO, s. the name of an orna- 
nit-ntal shrub with dark leaves 
' (Acalypha insulana). 

PtPu'u, a. pi. o£ PU*uputJ. 

PupuGA, $. a person diseased in the 
groin. 8yn. Tutute. 

P^i-Cga, 8. from v, pupu, the re- 
moval of a cnrse by spirting 
cocou-nut juioe from the mouth. 

PupuLA, «. to shine; pL FepuLaW; 
redup. pulapula. 

PoPtJLASi, «. 1. clumps of various 
plants and trees growing together. 
2« Different subjects iatermized 
in discourse. 

PupuLAVAO, 8. the name of a shrub. 

PUPULE, t. pi. of PULE. D. 

PopuLU, V. I. to interpose, to medi* 
ate ; pa88. pclutia. E misa le 
to*^alua, 'a e pupulu le to^dtua, 
2. To apply pulu (gum of bread- 
fruit). Ina eaetoto e pupidu. 

PuKULUAVALUMUA, 8. lit. the media- 
tion of Yalumua, a one-sided 

PuPULU-LULUTU, V. to rlnse the 

PupuNA, V. to boil, to bubble up. 

PopuNi, V. to shut, to enclose ; pa88. 
PUNiTiA ; redup. punipxjxl 

P^FUdOLO, a. full of hole*". 

PupusoLO, v. to be full of holes. 

PupDTA, 8. one kind of banaua. 

PCPCTA, a. pi. of PUTA. 

PuPUTAMA% t7. to be angry, to 

Of chie&. 8yn. 

be enraged. 


PupuvAO, 8. a clump of bush. 

PuSA, V. 1. to send up a emoke. 
Applied also to spray, dust, and 
vapour. 2. To light an oven; 

pass. PUSAOIA. 

PusALOA, 8. a comet. 

Pusi, 8. a sea-eel (Mursena sp. pi.). 



Pu8i*uLA, 8. different 

PusiuLr, I kinds of 

PUSIGATALA, ) pusi (ilVL- 

Pu8iifA0A*E, raena). 



Puso, 8. 1. the head of a fish or a 
pig. 2. fig. The he;id-quarter8, 
the seat of authority, Uie chief 
division of a villuge. 

PUTA, «» the .8toma<-h. 

PuTA, a. fat; pi. pcPuta; dimin* 


PuTA, 0. to be fat; pi. puputa; 

dimin. putaputa. 
PuTAiTUTD, 8. 1. the nam© of a 

wind at Tufu only. 2. A threat- 
ening ending in nothing. *0 le 

PuTAGAELB, a. shaking with fat 
PtJTANU, 8. the hole of the aifi^i^ 

covered up by itself. 
PuTB, 8. the navel. 
PuTEPUTB, 8. the very centre of the 

maid. *0 le puteptUe o le maid* 
PuTiPUTi, t; 1. to grasp all. 2. To 

hold tightly. 
PuTo, 8. the purse of a pigeon net 
PuTXJ, 8. a feast on the death of a 

chief, or after building a walL 
PuTU, V. to make a feast. *Ua U 

putu nonofo ia. 
PuTUGA, 8. a feast after building a 

PuTUNONOFO, V. to continue to feast 
PuTUPUTU, a. close together. 
PuTUPUTu, V. to be close together. 
PuvAVA, V. to open the mouth, to 

talk. (Only in abuse.) 
PuvA*AVA*A, 8. ribbon. Tahitian; 

now softened to puava. 


The twelfth letter in the Samoan 
alphabet Pi'ouounced as in 

^ English. 

Sa, a. forbidden, prohibited. This 
wonl was used formerly to mean 
sacred, holy, and is still much 
used in that sense, as, cmo so, 
faJs 8a, &c. ; redup. sasa. 

Sa, t?. to be proliibited, to be for- 
bidden; redup. 8A8A. E 8a le 
sami, e sa foH le lau^eWele. 

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8a»«. to be bHnd, of a pigeon; 
applied abusively to a man. 

8a, a distributive particle used 
before pronouns, either, one of, 
as, 8a Idtou mea, one article of 
theirs. 8ee also So. 

8a, a particle used to mark the im- 
perfect and aorist tenses. See's A, 

8a, a particle used before names 
of persons signifying the family 
• of, as 8a Mtdiagd, 

Sa'a, v. to dance ; redup. ba*a8A*a. 
*A e Ba^a id Ama, *o Idna lea tama, 

8a'a, 8. 1. a short man. 2. 8yn. 


Ba^afa, s, the mallet for beating 

Sa'api, V, to regret, to grieve for ; 

redwp, SA*APi*APi. E sa^afi Tu'u 

i ona fanua, 
Sa*apiga, «. regret, grief, for a loss. 

'0 hna 8a*afiga. 
8a*aoa, 8. the branch of a pigeon's 

perch. *0 le ea'aga o le tula. 
8a*aga, 8. from 8a8a*^ay a pouring 

Sa'aga, 8. the song which finishes 

the 8oa, 
Sa'alo. See Ausa'alo. 
Sa'alii*u, v. to shake; poM, sa- 


8a'alutu, v. to shake about, as a 
mast, or a bottle partly filled. 
^TJa 8a*alutu le mandva. 

Sa*ana, 8. ti»e whole number of fly- 
hooks ou a fishing-rod. Sa^ana 
ua gat. 

Sa*anu'it, a. wrinkled, puckered. 
Syn. Ma*anumi. 

8a*anu*u, 0. to be wrinkled, to be 

Sa*a8a*a, a. short ; ph sa8a*a. 

Sa*A8A*a, 17. to be short ; pi. sasa'a. 

Sa*A8Aa, v. redup. of 8a*a. 

Sa'ATI, v. pi of 8A8A*A, to pOUf OUt. 

Sa*atula, 8. the name of a shell- 

8a*avaeta8i, v. to dance on one leg. 

Sab, 17. 1. to tear off tue bark or 
skill. 2. To go about gadding. 
3. To brin^^ a house round by 
an open space when removing 

it, so as to avoid trees; redup. 


Sa'e, v. ]. to upset, as a canoe. 2. 
To elevate one leg, as in the act 
of falling in a club match. 

Bl'i, 8. a naked dance. ^Ua ta le 

Sabi, v. to tear : recip. fesaeia^na, 
to be torn to pieces. Feosofi ane 
i*a, oU d 8aei. 

Sa'bu, v. to scratch up the earth. 

Si'EU, V. to stir up, to throw into 
confusion, to scatter about. 

SaegIfau, 8. from «ae and /aii, a 
party getting the bark of /ai* for 
maMng fine mats. 

Sa*ena, pa88. of Sa8a*e. 

Saele, V, to swing the arms in 
walking ; redup. baeleble. 

Saeni, v. to break down. 

Saesae, adv. briglitly, brilliantly, 
of a fire. ^Ua mu saesae, 

Sa^esa'e, 8. a species of crab. The 
king of the crabs. 

Sa'E8A*e, v. to carry between two 
in the hands. 

Saesaeoalaufa^i, 8. obscene talk. 

Sai, 8. anybody, everybody, in the 
saying, Pai ma Sat. 

Sai, v. to be good-looking, as a 
man, house, canoe, &c. ' Ua sai 
le mea nei. 

Sai, 8. 1. a pigsty. 2. A tightly- 
bound bundle, as of tobacco. *0 
Idna sai. 

Sai, r. to jerk the arm in anger. 
Ta moemoe sai ota lima, 

Sata, pass, of SasX. 

Sa*i*au, v. to prepare for fighting 
as by encouraging words, and 
beating down the bush. 

Si*i*o, V. to warn, to mention before- 

Sa*ili, Malay^ Chari, v. to seek, to 
search for: pi. 8A*ili; pass. 
sa*ilia; redup. sa'ili'ili. 'Ua 
o ifo saHli, sa'ili. *^ua le maua. 

Saili*e8efa*atavau. The leech 
seeks for the eye of man, and so 
differs from otliers. Applied to 
those who, not content with what 
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Sailiiliaioa, V, to go from one 
brauch of the family to another, 
and not continue long in any. 

Sa^ilioa, s. a seeking, a search. 
Ona 8au lea *o le sa^Uiga o tautai. 

Sa'ilimataoi, V, to seek a change 
of air. 

Sa'ina, v. to pull a man down 
backwards by liis burden. 2. To 
be thrown down, as a burden of 
food brought as a present. 3. 
To break down, as trees by the 
wind ; redup. sasa'ina. 

Saisai, v. to bind round, to bind 
together ; pass, saisaitia. 

Saisai, adv. full to overflowing, 
so as to require to be bound to 
prevent falUng out. *Ua tumu 

Saisaitaga, «. 1. a binding up. 2. 
Bindings or fastenings. *0 sai- 
saitaga le *aio, 

Saitamu, s, the name of a tree. 
The wood used to make clubs 
on Tutuila. 

Sao, s, the appointed portion of 
property or food brought by 
each individual preparatory to 
presenting it. *0 lo^u sao lenei, 

Sao, a. unblamable, without fault 
or blemish. 

Sao, t?. to be unblamable, to be with- 
out blemish. 'J7a sao ona lelei. 

Sao, v. to collect together food or 
property preparatory to present- 
ing it ; pi. SASAO ; pass. saga. 

Sao, interj. an exclamation of 
thanks on receiving property. 

Sao, v. 1. to enter where there 
was a difficulty, as a canoe in 
a narrow passage. 2. To escape 
from danger. Moasegi 'tm satia, 
*a *o «e*t sao mai se tasi; pi. 


Sio, V. to sit together, of the 

^aumdga ; pass, saga, saofia. 

^Ua saoa le "aumdga, 
Sa*o, adv. at liberty. Ind ta*ape 

sa^o ^outou hto, ^o le a nqfotasi 

lava Sina, 
Sa*o, a. 1. straight, long, tall. 2. 

Correct, right ; pi, sasa'o. 

Sa*o, «. 1. to be straight, to be long, 
tall. 2. To be correct, to be 

Sa*o, 8. a term applied to the 
head of a family ; the principal 
chief or chieftainess of a village. 
*0 le sa^o o le nu*u. 

Sa*oaualuma. See Sa*otab£aita'i. 

SA'0Aiii% 8. the principal chief, 
who has the rijjjht to determine 
what is proper, (sa^o) to be done. 

Sao'o, a. 1. craggy, rugged. 2. 
Heated, of the body. 3. Heated 
fiercely, as an oveu. 

Sao*o, v. 1. to be craggy, to be 
rugged, of rocka 2. To be 
heated, of the body. 3. To be 
heated fiercely, as an oven. 

Saopa*!, v. 1. to sit round in a 
circle. 2. To sit unemployed; 

. redup. BAOSAOFA^I. 

Saofa'iga, 8. a circle of chiefs 
seated. ^Ua i^u le JUifiliga a 
lo Idtou saofa^iga. 

Sa*ofaupea. Syn. Sa*olelb. 

Saofaga, s. a collection. 

SaogalbmC, v. 1. to enter safely,: 
as through the reef. 2. To be 
in safety. .3. To escape dangers; 


Sa*ola, s. the name of a fish. 

Sa'ole, 8. the name of the Safiine 

Sa^olelb, v. to allow a pigeon to 
fly the length of its tether. Ap*' 
plied to a chiefs speech, to per- 
mit to speak on. Sa*6leU Idu 

Saoletai, 8. flshermen. 

Sa*oloto, v. to be at liberty, to' 
have freedom. (Of men only.) 
Se*i ^Qu eva sa^oloto ane. I 

Saomala3ia^ 8. a feast and giving 
of property by a chief on his 
recovery from sickness. 

SIosAO, 8. the name of a fish. 

Saosao, t7. 1. to collect food from:: 
house to house for a travelling 
party arrived late in the day.^ 
2. To sit together, as saofa'i. 
TafaH sdosdo mamao. 

Saosaoa, a. swift, of a canoe. 


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Saosaoa, v. to be swift. 
Sao8AO*o, 8. one kind of fishing. 
Sao8aofa% v. redup, of 8aofa*i. 
Sa*otamaita% 8. a chieftainess 

who has the direction. 
Sa*otulafalk, 8. a tuldfale who 

Saovale, v. to bum to waste, as 

a native oyen with few stones 

and much firewood. 
Sau, 8. 1. the dew. 2. A present 

of cooked food. 
Sau, v. to come ; pL o. 
Sau, v. to fall as the dew ; pa88. 

SAUTiA ; redup. sasau. 
SIu, V. to angle. 
Sau, pron. thy, your. 
Sa*u, pron. my, for se a^u Leulu- 

moega e, ne'i fdH 8e a^u totatau. 
Saua, v. 1. to have a return of 

sickness. 2. To be ill of an 

epidemic. 3. To reach, to spread 
' to, to overrun, as with fire, flood, 

vines, or visitors. E 8atM lona 

laudede % le aufuefue. 
SIuI, 8. the name of an orchid. 
Saua, a. cruel, oppressive, des- 
Saua, v. to be cruel, to be oppres- 
sive, to act the despot. 
Sa^ua, interj. stopl wait a little! 

Sa^uttj a 8o*u fa^aie'ia. 
Sauaeleata, v. the moon waning. 

*0 le mdsina *ua 8dua e le ata. 
Sau'aitagata, a. cannibal. *Ua 

lafoaH le tinotagata^ *a *ua i ai 

le tino 8au^ditagata. 
Sauauli, 8. a place where pigs are 

allowed to range. 
Sau'afa, v. to fasten with sinnet. 
SiuAGA, 8. oppression, ill-treating. 
Sauali*!, 8. A god. The respectful 

term for an aifu, A ^ou pe- 

feaina finagalo o na 8aualiH. 
Sauaso (sau, aeoi), 8, another day. 

E toe fat i 8e tost cuo. 
Slu^ATOA, 8. a canoe hollowed out 

of one tree. 
Sauofualai, 8. the eternal past. 

Pualai, a person's name. 
Sauo'o, v. to carry out. Sduo^o lou 


Saufono, v. to cut the plauks for a 

Saufua, v. 1. to utter cries rapidly, 

as the manutagi. 2. To make a 

speech without calling out names 

and titles of chie&. 8. To do 

anything hastily. 
Sauga, a. strong-smelling, pungent, 

SluaAFoyo, 8. a cutting of planks 

for a canoe. 
Sa'ulI, 8. the name of a fish. 
Baulala, a. oppressive, cruel. 8yru 

Saulalo, v. 1. to prepare the 

materials for making mats. 2. 

To prepare materials before 

Sauleia, a. dark coloured and bad 

tasted; of wild yams when left 

Saulu. 8yn. Tuulu. 
Saulupo, v. to angle for lupo. 
Sa*umi, 8. a species of bananii. 
Sauni, 8. he who begins tuC game 

of tagdWa. 
Sauni, v. to prepare, to get ready ; 

pa88t SAUNIA ; redup. sauniuni. 

Tau ina 8duniuni vale, md fa- 

Sauniga, 8. preparation, especially 

in reference to food. '0 ana 

Saunoa, v. 1. to damage, to injure, 

to maltreat 2. To beat the 

wooden drum. 8. To make a 

rattling noise to please a child. 

4. To be engaged in games; 

redup. SAUNOANOA. 

Saunoaga, 8. 1. games. 2. War. 

Pe a fai ni du saunoaga. S. 

Conversation, of chiefs. 
Si'UNU, a. wrinkled, puckered, 

slack, as the skin, a sail, 8iapo; 

redup. 8A*UNU*UNU. 
Si*UNU, w. to be wrinkled, to be 

slack ; redup. sa*uku*unu. 
Saupapa, I u. to cut ofl* the outer 
SA0PAPA, / part of a log of wood, 

to make it level and even. 
Sausau, 8. the name of a fish. 
Sausau, v. 1. to sprinkle. 2. Tq 


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build up part of a wall that had 
fallen down. 

Sausau, ». the mallet used in tat- 

Sausau, V, 1. to flutter the win^, 
as when about to fly. 2. To 
throw a fishing line, to angle. 

• 3. To repair a net (on Manu*a). 

Sausau, a. wide, unbounded. E 
0*0 lava i tattle moana sdusdu, 

Sausopo, v. to come all. /Syn. Fa- 


Sautasi, 8. 1. one wide plank of a 

canoe. 2. Fathom- wide calico. 
Sautia, v. pass, of sau, to be 

Bautualasi, a. manifold, many 

Sautualua, a. two-fold, double; 

and so of any other number, 


Safa'ausu, s. the name of the 

chief fisher for bonito at Safotu. 
Safe, 8. pannus menstrualis. 
Safea, v. pass. 1. to be struck. 

See Lavea. 2. To be removed, 

as a disease. 3. To be choked. 
Safole, 8. the name of a fish. 
Safu, s. a broom. On Manu*a 

instead of salu. 
Safue, v. to beat. 
Safusafu, v. to explain. 
Saga, s. 1, a dowry, property 

given by the woman's family at 

her marriage. *0 le saga o par 

*u8i8i. Proverb. 2. The fin of 

the turtle. 
Saga, adv. continually, without 

intermission ; redup. sagasaga. 

E ienetene fua le livaliva^ 'a e 

sagasaga '•at U vili ia. Proverb. 
SAGA, V. to face, to be opposite. E 

saga mdi. 
Saga*afa, s. cocoaruut fibres ready 

for plaiting. 
Sagai'o, v. to gather up the net 

into the hand, so as to be ready 

to throw. 
Sagaolevao, 8. the name of a bird 

found on Manu'a. 
Sagamua, s. the fore-quartor of a 


Sagamuli, s. the hind-quarter of a 

Sagasagatea, s. one species of 

Sagatonu, v. to be in a straight 
direction, to face towards. 

Sagiga, s. from sasagi^ rejoicing, 
boasting, mostly causelessly, 

Sagini, 8. the name of one kind of 

Sagini, s. talking and not dohig. 
*'Ua taftm Idna sagini. 

Sagini, v. 1. to talk of work and 
not help vnt it. 2. To forbid a 
thing being done, and do it 

Sagisagi, a. 1. light, as a burden. 
2. Nimble. 3. fig. Lijrhtsome, 
relieved of a mental burden. 

Sagisagi, v. 1. to be light, of a 
burden. 2. To feel light, to be nim* 
ble. 3. To be lightened of some 
mental burden ; pass, sagisagia. 

Sagisaginoa, V. to be light. Ap- 
plied to one who has been 
operated on for eleph, in seroto. 

Sagk), t7. 1. to move the lips, as 
in eating or talking (a term of 
abuse). 2. To boast of goods 
or food received ; redUp. sasago, 
8AG0SAG0 ; recip. fesagoa*i, 

Sagole, v. to pull about, to ran- 
sack, but not thieyishly, as 
tagole; redup. bagolegole. 

Sala, Malay, Salah, s. a fine, a 
punishment. Lau sala e fa^apud 

Sala, v. to be punished, to be finrd. 
*A*ua sala tUa, ia tonu tai. 

Sala, a. incorrect, wrong, as a 
hook fastened wrongly, or a 
word in a speech. 

Sala, adv. incorrectly, wrongly. 
*'Uafau sola le pa, 

Sala, v. to lop, to cut oiF; redup. 


Sala, adv. continually, without 
intermission. 8yn. Saga. 

Sala^ahu, 8. the name of the aiule 
in one stage of its growth. 

Salai, V, to cut fastenings. 

Salaiavala, v. sala-id-Vala, to be 


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led astray by another, to be put 
wrong by another, as a speaker. 

Salafa,'!. applied to a Tillage of 
great extent. 2. To a man of 
oonsequenoe, of many family 

. relations.. 

Balafanua, «. to cut vines and 
bush on a piece of land. Thank- 
ing for raw breadfruit. Fa^afe* 
tai Bolafanua. 

Salafalafa, a. flat; pi. bala- 

; LAFA. 

Salafalafa, «. to be flat ; pi sala- 


Salala, 8. the name of a fish. 
Salalau, v. to be scattered, to be 

spread about. 
Salama, v,sala-ama^ 1. to cut off 

the outrigger of a canoe. 2. To 

leave off morning fishing. 
Salaho, Malay, Sasal, v. to 

S ALAMO, s. repentance. *0 lona 
. salamo. 
Salamovale, V, to feel remorse, to 

repent uselessly. *Ua toe mativa, 

ona aalamdvale at lea. 
Salani, «. broken coral, gravel. 
Balasala, 8, the name of a tree. 

8yn. *Ie'ib (Freyoinetia). 
Salasala, v. to nibble, to gnaw, as 

a rat. 
Salasalatua, «. to be not clearly 

Salato, Malay, Jalatav, «. the 

name of a stinging tree (La- 

portea Harveyi). 
Salato, v. as Lalato. 
Salefe'S, 8. the land of aitu, the 

Samoan Hades. 
Salefu, 8* an ashpan, used to oorry 

the hot ashes to the roots of 
. small trees to kill them. 
Salefuga, 8. the third day of 
- palolo. 
Salem AUSAU, 8. all the world, a 

great concourse of people. (De- 
rived from a tradition of Mau- 

^Bali, Malay, Garis, v. to scoop 

out; pi. sASALi; pa88. salia. 
Sal!, 4. the name qf a fisli. 

Saliasoloa, «. the name of a star. 

Saliga, 8. a girdle of M leaves. 
Instead oCltt<,befbrechiefi3. (At: 

Sali3ali,-«. a .thin layer of l^e 
kernel of a young cocoa-nut 
adhering to the shell after the 
bulk of it has been removed. 

Salo, V, 1. to rub smooth with 
the aloa, as laupaoga, &o. 2. 
To tell a tiling over and ove^ 
again, as if rubbing out all 
unevennesses ; to tell all the 
particulars minutely. 3. Td 

■ grumble, to complain of; jmws. 


SALOA,.i/i<igr/. thanks I thank you t 
Saloa 1 *ua mafai le mea ona 

Salofia, v. pa88. to be starved ; pi. 


Salu, 8. a broom made ^f midribs 

of cocoa-nut leaflets. 
Salu, Malay, Gabu, «. 1. to brush 

up rubbish. 2. To scrape out, 

-as the kernel of a cocoa-nut ; 

redup. SALUSALu. 
Saltj^c, «. 1. to shake. 2. To 

SIlulu, v. to "blow uncertainly, 

of the wind. . *Ua 8iiltUu vale le 

BiLULU, 8. a chiefs anger. 8yn. 

Salusalu, v. redup. of salu, 1. 

to brush out a house. 2. To 

prepare the keel of a canoeL 

8. To rub smooth, as fau, or 

Salusalu, v. to rejoice in proipect 

of some good, to hope. 
Sama, V, 1. to colour the skin with 

turmeric. 2. To give property 

to the wife's fiimily. 8e *oloa « 

'8ama aH la*u avd. 
Sama, 8. the application of lega as 

a cosmetic. *0 le 8ama ficafd- 

tuUa, mining, to marry after 

living in ooneubinago. 
Bama'aga, 8, the application of 

turmeric to the body. 
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caught from the bush blind of 

. one eye. 

8AHA0LA, V. to i^pply tunneric 
while aliye. (A reft rence to the 
practice of applying it to the 

. dead.) 

^AHAOSEMAGO, V. let him who is 
first dry after bathing nse the 
lega ; like ** catch who can ; " 
.** lirst come, first served." 

Bama-pa'a-Tutuila, 8. a Tutnila 
marriage ; i.e. the man dwells in 
the wife's family; 

8ahani, 8. the end of a sucUi of a 

. canoe. Oloiva^afulu 'o lo*o tula^i 

Samanxj, «. a chiefs togen 8yn, 


Samapugai, v. to colour, to stain. 
P le a 8amapugai le tama ia 
mdomdouUit epei 8e aute, 

Samasama, a. yellow. 

8AMASAMA, r. to be yellow. 

8ahi, 8p 1. the sea. 2. Salt water. 
8&i utu mat la*u 8ami. 3. A 
cocoa-nut. in the stage before 
becoming popo. 

6ami, ; a., strong-tasted, us if 
brackish ; applied to a coooa- 

. nut when nearly popo. *0 le niu 
8am>.; pi, sasaaiI. . 

Samialaina, v. ja««. to be red- 
dened by exposure to the sun 
at sea. A mark of beauty. 'Ua 
samialaina, samialaina, *ua leai 
le lino o le tamaloa, 

Samilolo, «. a native dish of 
sami cocoa-nut softened in salt 
water, and mixed with taro 

8IM0AM0A, a. dried up, as a fish 
otten cooked, or a skeleton on 
which the fiesh has dried up. 

Fahusaauj, t. to pick up crumbs 
and fragments, to eat the re- 
mains of food. 

Samuti, v. to eat (a jocular ierm). 
O^ute nofo ma samuti le ina^ 

Sana, «. Indian com, maize, 

Sana, pron. indef. his, her. 

Sana, t7. 1. to spirt out, as blood 
f icm a vein, 2. To make water, 

as into a bamboo. 3, To dart, 
to shoot, as pain going from one 
part of the body to another ^ 
redup. SABANA. 

Sanasana, 8. the name of a plant, 
Job's tears (Coix lacryma). Syn. 
ManiuKiu. * 

Sanatotq, 8, dysentery. 

Sani, a. to receive witii delight,^^ to 
treat hospitably, as a party of 
travellers ;• redup, sanisani. 

Sani, «. 1. a law by which all pigs 
found in the plantations were 
killed and eaten by the finder. 
2. A law to punish any infring- 
ing on things prohibited. *Z7a 
tu le sani; redup. babani. 

Sani, s. the batdn of a waterfall. 
A Manuka word. 

Sania, «. to expect too much, to 
seek for what \b beyond reach; 
as a man seeking a. wife of 
higher rank than hiji own. 

Sang, v. to long for, to be intent 
upon; redup. banobano. 

Sanggla, v. to desire earnestly to 

Santj*u, v. 1. to be loose, slack, 
as a rope. 2, To be wrinkled, to 
be puckered. Syn. Sa*unu. 

Sapa, v. to be unequal, to incline 
to one side, as a paddle larger 
pn one sid6 than the other ; the 
sun more to the west than tiie 
east; the night more than half 
past. *Ua8dpaiao. 

Sapai, v. 1. to hold in the palms of 
the hands, as an infant, to ^ike 
in the arms. 2. To receive. *0 
lau sola lea e sapai mai e diga ; 
pass. BAPAiA ; redup, bapabapai. 

Sapai, s. a general contribution. 
A e taualuga a^e i la i lau sapai 

SAPAirA*ATUA*ELE*ELE, V to pre- 
serve its tail feathers from being 
soiled or broken, of the lavage 

. (Phaeton s&thereus); to take ctate 

Sapabapai, V redup. of sapai, 1. 10 
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^APASAPAiALUGA, «. to be in every 
one's mouth. Applied to one 
hated. * As a post of a house 
carried on the shoulders, and not 

. .j»ut ^own till it reaches its des- 

SIpatu, #. the name of a fi&h. 

Safe, a., turned up, of the foot, eo 
as to walk on the side. *0 le 
vae sape ; pi. sasape. 

Safi, a. quarrelsome, sparllDg ; pi. 

SA^API. - 

Sapiki, v. to jerk, to, lash; pass, 

Sapo, Malay, Sapat, v. 1. to catch 
anj^hing thrown, as breadfruits 
in a basket when being picked ; 
jas a dog with his mouth ; as in 
a hand-net, the fishes jumping 
from the large net. Utailelei 
sapo a*e qu lava. 2. To catch up 
a word, in order to answer it. 
3. To put in a new plank, or keel 
to a canoe; pi. sasapo; redup. 


Sapqqa, 8. from sapo^ one lump of 

8aponi*o, v. to catch from behind, 

or back-handed. 
Sapotuvale, j 17. to palpitate, to 
Sapupuvale, / flutter, of the 

Sasa, 8. a scourge, a rod, a whip. 
Sasa, v. 1. to scourge, to beat ; fig. 

to make war upon. 2. To reprove 
• strongly in a speech. Pom. Saia 

and Sasaina. 
Sasa, s. a sign, portent, omen. 
Sasa, v. to have omens. Tuiolemu 

Q sdsd i uila, 
Sasa, a. redup. of sa, forbidden. 
Sasa'a, a. pi. of SA*ASA*A, short. 
Sasa*a, v. 1. to pour out, of liquids, 

sand, dust. 2. To show the cause 

of anger, in order to make friends ; 

pi. 8A*ATI. 3. The pi, of SA*A, to 

Sasae, v. to tear, to rend ; pa;t8. saea. 
Sasa*£ 8. 1. the east. 2. The stick 

for spreading out the hot stones 

of ah oven, on which to place the 

food to be cooktd. 

Sasa'e, v. 1. to capsize, to upset, as 
a canoe. 2. To move a house; 
pass. SA*ENA. 3. To pull doWn 
a house or wall. 

Sasao, 17. 1. to terminate on Eome" 
part, as an internal complaint 
breaking out into a rash. 2. To- 
burst furth,asfire from a volcano. 
3. To be salivated. 4. pi. of ».; 
SAO, to collect food or property. 

Sasa*o, a. pi. of SA*o, straight. 

Sasao, v. pi. of sag, to escape. 

Sasau, 8. from sat*, heavy dew. 

Sasau, 17. to fall, of dew. 

Sasau, a. 1. mischievous, as animala 
breaking through into planta^* 
tions. 2. Lascivious, as oue 
going about to seek women. 

Sasau, v, 1. to sling a stone. 2^ 
To swing round the arm in 
giving a blow, 3. To blow % 

Sasau, «. 1. one kind of cuttle-fish 
having long tentacles. 2. A long-^ 
legged crayfish. 3. A large axe 
used by carpenters. > 

Sasauli, «. one species of taro. 

Sasaga, 8. a bottle-rack. 

Sasaoi, 17. to boast of, to rejoice in. 
(Mostly without cause.) 

Sasala, 17. 1. to be diffused, as a 
perfume. Syn. Pua'iina. 2. T^ 
be spread abroad, as a report. 3. 
pi. of SALA, 17. to cut oflf. *•€ U a 
sasala le pa. 

SaSALI, 17. ph of SALI. 

Sasalu, 17. 1. to eat or work very 
deliberately. 2. To make a 
thorough clearance. 3. 'i'o long 
for, to rejoice in prospect of good. 

SaSAMA, a. pi. of SAMA. 
SaSAMI, a. pi. of SAM I. 

SaSANA, 17. pi. of SANA. 

Sasapi, a. pL of sapi. 

Sasapo, i7. 1. pi. of -sapo. 2. T<^ 
catch in the mouth, as a dog 
does. 3. To catch a number 
of oranges thrown up and kep^ 

Sasave, 8. one kind of cocoa-nu^ 

having no stem to the fruit. 
SASiy 17. 1. to make a slip of the 

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tongue in speaking. *0 mea e 

' fat ina ia sasi te tasi, e tau ai le 
*a^. 2. To talk nonsense, as in 
delirium ; redup. sasisasi. 

Bata*alaua, 8. a name of respect 
given to Tonjjjans. 

Satane, 8. handsome men. j^u*u a 

• *uma 81 ata sdfane i le ututau. 

Batia, V, 1. to be eaten, devoured, 
by pigs, dogs, or insects; applied 
to food, a live pigeon, or a fine 
mat. 2. To be burnt. *Ua sdtia 
8% ota faU ^ua ato. 3. fig. To 
die, of a chief. Moasegi *ua 

Satia*ilemoa, 8. Samoa is so called. 

Satula, 8, the nnme of a shell-fidh. 

Sava, «. filth, ordure. 

Sava, i;. to be daubed with filth; 
redup. SAVASAVA. 

Bava, v. to be able. A Tutuila 
word for lava. ^*Tau ina 8avd 
lou nu^u." — Myth. 

Bava*i, 8. one species of the sea- 

- urchin (Ecliinus). 
Bava% a. grey, of pigs. 

Savai'i, 8. 8ava and J'e, of the crew 

of Fulotu- settled on BavaiM. 
Bay ALA, V. to long for, to desire to 

eat particular articles, as fish, 

mail, &c. 
'Bayai:j,'». to walk ; pi. savali and 

8AVAVALI ; dimin. savalivaLt. 

- '^'•« crftt, *aua *e te 8avali, 'a e 

Savali, «. an ambassador. 
Bavalia^hna, v. to go about trying 

to make peace, as tvldfaU do 

When chiefs quarrel. *t7a *ow 
- savaliaHina *o upu o famdaliH. 
Bavaliga, 8. 1. a walk. 2. The 

distance to be walked. 
Bavaliqa, 8.- a girdle of H leaves. 

8yn. TiTL 
SivALivALi, V. redup. of savali, to 

walk on, to keep moving on. 
Savasava, a. redup. of sava. 
Bave, «. a young flying fish. Ma 

le 8ave e Ule % le moana. 

li;Sn. } "• ^ 8V.n. 
^A^TEVB, V. tofltir up, and -turn over, 

as rubbish, when searching fof 

Bometliing lost; tedup, SATEts- 

Savili, 8. a breeze. 
Savili, V. to blow, to be windy; 

pas8. SAViLiGiA ; dimin. sIviLi- 

viLi, to blow gently. 
SavinI, t>. to rejoice, as a young 

bird on the return of its parent 

with food; fig, of children re» 

joicing ill their parents, or vice 

Be, art. a, an* 
Be, adv. not. (In poetry for te.) 

Na 86 iha 8e mala a afetuaina ai. 
Be, 8. friend (a call to a man). No 

equivalent in English. 
B£, 8. the general name for graiss* 

Sfi, a. afraid. *0 le manava «c. 
Se, V, 1. to wander. 2. To nlis- 

take; redup. bese; recip. febb- 


Sea, 8. 1. the name^of a tree (Parin- 
arium insularum), the fruit used 
to scent oil, and to make neck- 
laces. Sea ^tUa e, *a toli e 8U8uH. 
2. The inside of the lomu. 

Sea, jwon. interr. what? 

Sba'b, a. See Alasea*e. 

Seaea, a. a score, as of coc6a-nut8.' 

Beafa, adv. like a strong wind. 
Ua 8eafd le malosi, 

Seanoa, intetj. O that I 

Seanoaana, conj. if I had. 

Seasea, «. thte name of a tree, and 
its fruit (Eugenia sp.). 2. A 
child's penis. 

Seasea, ctdv. seldom. 

Seasea VAC, 8, the name of a tree. 

SSabiabi, 8. one species of be. 

Seatua, interj, an expression of 
astonishment on escaping ftorA 
danger; from dttt. Seatua ma i 

S#E, 8. one method of fishing. 

Se'e, v. 1. to slip, to slide, to glide 
along. *A*e alu, *aua *e te 8aval%^ 
*a e 8e*e. 2. To be dislocated, of 
a joint. 3. To beg food. See 
*Aise*b: redup. sese'e, se*B8B*e. 
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Se*ba, a, weak, of the hair, *0 ie 

lauidu se^ea, 
Se*bga, «. a party gliding on the 

Sl5*E8E*E, $. ono kind of tare. 
Se'ese'e, v. to drag oneself along 

sitting on the ground. 
Se'esb'epuai^ava, v. to interfere in 

the quarrels of other families. 

Se^ese^efualava i misa ese, 
8e*eti, 8. 1. a sandy flat at the 

mouth of a river. 2. A contri- 
vance for bringing a canoe more 

on a level by wedges driven under 

the iato, 
Se*etuapa*u, <?. to be seated under 

the skin, of a diisease. 
Se*evae, 8. a shoe. *0 ona 8e*evae, 
Sei, 8. a flower stuck into the hair, 

or behind the ear. 
Sei, V, to put a flower into the hair, 

or behind the ear; redup. seisei. 
Se'i, v. to jerk, to pluck, to snatch ; 

pa88. se*ia; redup. se*ise'i. 8e'i 

mai le moemoe o U niu e fai at 

8(ma tavmata. 
Sb'i, adv. only just recently, Na 

seH alu, 
Se% a sign of the imperative mood, 

used precatively. SeH Idtou mdia 

ai 86 ^ava. 
Se*iA, com;. seH-itti until, till. SeHa 

ao, efa'ataid, 
Seilala, «. the name of a tree. 
Se*imai, adv. long since. As Le*imai. 
Seisei, v. redup. of sei, to adorn the 

head with flowers, 
Se*ise'i, v. redup. of se'i, to jerk 

repeatedly, as a rope in order to 

disentangle it. 
8eu, 8. a method of catching fish. 

*0 le 8614 ole nu^u. 
Betj, ». 1. to stir round. 2. To turn 
. the head of a canoe, to steer to. 

Seu ai lota va^a i fanua. 3. To 

catch in a net, as pigeons or fish. 

*Ua 8au le tupu e seu i le mauga. 

4.* To ward off a blow. 5. To 
' interrupt a speech. 6. To pre- 
vent, as a fight; ph SESEu; dimin, 
• sbhseu. 
Se'u, 8. 1. the name of a bird, a 

fly-eatcher (Bhipidura nebulosa), 
2. The name of a seabird (proba- 
bly Thalassidroma lineata). ^ee 

Se*u,- v. 1. to move up and down 
the feathers of the tail, as th^ 
manudliH (Porphyrio) when about 
to fly away. 2. fig. to riiow 
cowardice. ^TJa 8e^u U fulu, 

Seuga, 8. the method of catching 
pigeons with a net, '0 le 8euga 
a Aopo. 

Seuga'i, adv. to no purpose, use^ 
lessly. U'a seuga'i sau. Syn.M^o. 

Seuga'imiti, 8. a youth, not a fuU- 

■ grown man. (A term of con>> 

Se'ulu, 8. one kind of «e. 

Seupulb, v. to interfere with the 
authority of another. Syn, Gau- 

Seuseu, 8. leafless branches. 

Seuseu, v. redup. of seu, to stir 
round repeatedly. 

Se'use'u, 17. to be matted together, 
as the hair from wet or dirt; 
pa88. se*use'ua. . 

Se'ttapeau, 8. the name of a sea- 
bird. See Se'u. 

Seuva*al Used in 8eulupe. 

Sefa, 8. the name of a weed. 

Sbfea, prxm, indef. which ? 

Sepba, ddv, whence ? 

Sefxjlu, a. ten. Malay ^ Sapui.u, lit. 
a feather, because they 4x>unted 
tens by feathers. 

SEFULnA% 8. a tenth, a tithe. 

Sega, 8. 1. the general name of the 
parroquet (Coriphilus fringUla- 
ceus). 2. The tail of the fly- 
fidh hook, 

SeGAI A, V. J?a88. of SBSEGA. 

Sega*ula, 8. the Fijian parroquet 
(Lorius solitarius). Introduced 
, into Samoa and kept by the 
natives for the sake o^ its 
feathers, which are used to orna- 
ment fine mais. 

Segaponaia, v. to be pained by 
conduct, sought to be avoided, as 
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Seoa SAMOA, 8. the Samoan Sega 
' (Coriphilus friugillaceus), bo 
^ called in oontradictiou to the 

Fijian Sega. 
Beqaseoa, 8. the name of a fish. ■ 
Seoasega^ a. yellowish, as ihe 

body from disease. 8yn, LeOa- 

• LEGA. 

Seqaseoa, r. to be yellowish, from 

- disease. 

'Segasegama'u*u, «. the name of a 

bird (Erythrura cyanovir* ns). 
Segatale, v. 1. to shine dimly, fl6 

the sun through a mist. 2* To 

• be pale from fear. 

•SEai,'a. wild, shy, Tiot tame; ph 
8ESEGI ; redup, segisegi. la tvli 
86 pua^a iegisegi divao. 

'Begi, kf. to snatch, to catch away ; 

• pass. 8EGIA. Ona teu lea le Idlaga^ 
"ole a segi le nu^u, 

Begi, 8. the name of a fine mat 

• -given to Ta*u. *0 le segi a 

Begi, v. to bum a scar, as a beauty 

• «pot. 

Segiamauli, v. lit. to have the 

' heart snatched away ; to be 
startled. Segia mai mavlit *ua 

Segisegi, 8. twilight. 

Segisegi-, a. redup. of segi. 

Bela, 8. 1. breathlessness. 2. Asth- 

'Bela, v. 1. to be out of breath. 2. 
To be asthmatic. 

Belau, a. a hundred, lit a leaf, be- 
cause they counted hundreds by 
leaTes; hence limlau, 

^ELAUSELAU, a. vory many. 

Bele, 8. ]. a snare. *0 Idna 8ele. 
2. The name of a shell-fiiih. 3. 
A bamboo knife. 

Bele, v. 1. to cut, as the hair, &c. 
2. To snare ; pa88. selea ; redup, 


Bele, s. the name of a sharp, cut- 
ting weed. 

Belea, v. pa88, of sele, to be cut, of 
the flesh, &c. 

^elei, v. to cut, to slash. 

Beleulu, 8, Bcifisors. * - 

Sel^aI^, 8, th6 shell used to scraps 

SElemama, V, to shavd ihe heiaa 
quite close ; pass, selemXmaina* 

Selesele, 8. 1. an eveulv-cut head 
of hair. 2. A cloud oringing a 
squBll of wind and rain. 3^ A 
species of sedge (Cyperus). 

Selesele, v. redup, of sele, 1. to 
cut into Beveral pieces. 2. To 

Beleseleapo, V, to be in commo- 
tion, as the sea by a fish dragged 

* through the water at the ena of 
a fish-line, or when rippled b^ 
a rising wind. 

SeleyIleyalEjV. to shave the head 
quite clean. 

Selogologo, 8. a name given to 
some kinds of crickets wlien they 
come into the hou&e. Syn. Se- 


Selu, 8. 1. a comb. *0 lona 8eilu 

2. The feathers in a cock's head 
which are erected when he' is 
beaten in a fight. 'Uatule selu. 

Selit, V, to comb ; pass, selua ; 

redup, seselu, seluselu. 
Seluga, 8. praises. 
Seluselu, v. to praise. Also be- 


BSma, i. friends I a cull for atten- 
tion, the pi of SE, SOLE. 

Sema, 8. a red siapo, 

Sema, i;. 1. to engage with another 
to be his antagonist at a club 
match. 2. To sop up scented 
oocoa-nut oil as it is produced. 

3. To beg for various things. ^*0 
le tagata lea e sema mea ; pi. 'se- 

SEMA. . ' 

SEMAN&, adv, hardly, it was as it 

^2matapia, 8. one kind of se. 

Semu, v. 1. to cut off what is 
above or beyond the rest, as a 
post too long, a lock of hair. 
2. To cut off one in advance of 
the troop. 3. To be nearly iit, 
to jutit escape being stmOk; 
pass, SEMUINA. Na semuina d'u, 
nafai a lavea. 

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8eka, 8, An aifectionaie address to 

.'; a parent, or to any aged person. 
Ona fai atu lea o Sina, Sena e, 
. Tdliga, 

Sena, pron, indef, that* 

Sbnei, pron, indef, this. 8e ta- 
maitat'i o aenei, *ua td tt*i. 

Sir A, a, squinting ; pi. sesepa. 

Sepa, V, to squint ; pi. sesepa. 

8EP0f, <. the name of an aitu in- 
voked in cursing children. 

Sepusepu, a. hearsay, of reports. 

SiSPUTE, «. one species of se. 

8e8B, 8. 1. a mistake. 2. A fault 
Malay, Sessat. 

&B8B, V. 1. to wander. 2. To mis- 
take. 8. To do evil, to do 

; wrong. Applied to crimes, such 
as adultery. *Ua^ou sese* 

Sisg, V, redup, of se, to he nearlv 
. blind. 

Besb^e, v. pL of 8B*E, 1. to slide 
along sitting. 2. To glide ou 

. the waves. 

Sbse'i, 8. the stick used to extend a 
. moisquito screen. Also Tbte'I. 

SeSEU, V, pi. of SEU. 

8ese'u, a. having a had taste ; namu 
. 8e8e*u ; of the food or the mouth. 
Sese'u, V, 1. to make a smell. 

Eilphem. for pilo, 2. To be 

disagreeable in conduct. 
SfeBFAOA, 8. one kind of banana. 
. 8yn: Saoasagatea. 
fiESEOA, V. 1. to be dim, to be 

obscured; pa88. seoaia. 2. To 

be dazzled, as by the sun, *Ua 

tegaia ota mata i le afi, 

BeSEOI, a. pi. of SBGL . 

Besele, .«. the name of a fresh- 
water fish. *0 le lata a 8e8de. 

\ Proverb.. . 

Sbsele, V, to cut off, as a strip of 

. »iapo. 

Seselu, v. 1. to comb the hair with 
the fingers. 2. To praise. 

SeSEMA, V, pi, of SEMA. 

BEsiMA, 8. the Portuguese man-of- 

- war. 

Sesepa, o. pi. of sepa. 

IK] ••different kinds of «-. 

Sbtaimai, adv. long ago. *Ua 

setdimai hu le latai mai, 
SsTOi., V. a word of sympathy td 

those in pain or distress. Afa- 
. fmaamoa^ *ua 8etoa ma *oe i tan^ 

Setu, f^. to limp ; redup. 6etu^ 


S&VA*A, 8. one kind of 8e. 

Sevb, 8. anybody, everybody. Ill 
the sayiug, Fai ma Lafai, Tut 
ma 8eve. 

Si, a. little. A diminutive pajrticlo 
often expressing endearment. Si 
ana tama. 

Si, V. semen emittere» 

SiA, |)ron« this* 

SiA, one passive terminatioii, as 

Si*A, 8* a netting needle. 

Sr A, t;. to get fire by rubbing one 
stick on another. *A 8i*a 8e afi^ 
i U 8i''a 8e faH, 

Si'AOA, 8. the lurge stationary stick 
used in rubbing for fire. 

Si*ALOA, 8. a shaggy white mat. 

SiAPO, 8. native cloth made frottl 
the bark of the paper mulberry 
(Broussonetia papyrifera). •Z7a 
tu^u fala lelei ma 8iapo idei, 

SiAPOATUA, 8. the name of a shrub. 

SiASi, pron. that, near at hand. ' 

SiASiA, interj. an exclamation of 
delight. N a pale aiasia a tauk 

Si*i, V. 1. to lift. Si'i ifo le m*a 
e nofoa/d. 2. To levy a fine. 
*Ua 8i*i U 8ala. 8. To oarrjr 
war into a district or country. 
Na ia toe siH le taua i Leala^ 
taucu 4. To take oneself off iu 
a grudge, *Ua 8i'i le teva a 
TatKnga ; pi. 8i8i*i ; pa88. ffl*i- 
tia; dimin. Bihsti; recip. fe* 
8i*rrA*L ^ 

Si'iiLELAU, 8. a babbler, 

Si'iLEOLA, V. to die. 

Si'HiBMAUOA, -v. 8i'i4e-mau, to 
change the place of residence. 

Si'iLOTO, V. 1. to be in the midst, 

^ as a taro pla^t^tion in the midst 
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m'ddle, as a tale; redup, si*isi- 


BriLUA, V. to take two wives in- one 

' night. 

Si'isfi, V. to attempt *0 U H'i- 
siH nei, ma tu'u, 

4^1181 1, g. one method of fishing. 

Si*i8i*iALAFi*A, 17. to kill from pro- 

Bl*isi'iLOTO, ». redup. of bi*iloto, 
to do anything disproportionate, 
as for a yomig girl to marry an 
old man. 

81'isi'iTALiOA, 9. lit, to lift the ears, 
to give attention. 

Si*i8i iTAMA, 9. property given on 
occasion of a first confinement of 

' a woman. 

Sl*I8I*IT0LELA, V, Syn. Sl*I8I*IL0T0. 

Si^isi^iTU, V. to do a thing without 
consulting others. 

Si^iTA, V. 1. to raise the arms to 
strike a blow with a club. 2. To 

' act all together. 

Si*iTA*i, V. 1. to make larger than 
necessary. 2. To exaggerate. 

Si*iTAUMXJLiMULi, 17. to broach an 
old affair, or a matter already 
settled, Syn, Lagahttli. 

Si*iTAGA, «. 1. a lifting. 2- The 
party lifting. 

Sroy v. to surround ; pan, 8I*omia ; 
redup. 81*081*0. 

fiiOA, V, See Fa*A8iqa. • 1. To be 
worn outj wearied. 2. To have 
the' look of weariness and ex- 

8iotaitaI a form of salutation. 

%». BlO*UALC»'A I 

'Si'u, «. the name of a fish. 

Si'u, «. 1. the extremity, the end, 

the comer, as of the eye, the 

mouth, a wave/ &c. 2. The 
• refuse of turmeric, 
Si'UA, ff. to be falsely aoonsed. 8yn. 

Tu*UA*iiNA. ^a torCue ai'uafua 

'Si*uA*Ai;, «.' an extremity of tiie 

Bi^ijAYA, §. one point of the outer 

extremity i>f an opening in a 
■ ireeif.- , ~ 

Si*uPOFOGA, 8, a chiefs voice. 
Si*roALU, 8. the extremity of a 

Si*UGUTU, 8. a comer of the mouth* 
SiUGUTUiAUTE, 8. a great talker. 
Si^UMANUKTJ, 8. the uamo of a fish. 

Syn. Malaumatapua^a. 
Si*uMATA, 8. the outer comer of the 

Si^uMUTiv«. the name of the lalafl 

when full grown. 
Si*U8i*u, 8, 1. the point of a sharp 

instrument, as a knife, sword, &c. 

2. The ^xtsemity, as of a leaf, a 

bamboo, &c. 3. The tail of a pig 

or fish. 
Si'UTEAy 8. one kind of the ti. 
BiFO, 8. the west ; for 8i8ifo. Peau 

joL sifo. 
BiGA, 8. semen. 

SiGANO, 8. the blossom of the /mo. 
SiGANOPA, 8, the name of a plant 

BiGO, V, See AusiGO ; redup. sioo* 


SiLA, «• an extremity of a rainbow. 
SiLA, v. 1. to be outdone. ^Ua 8Ua 

le nu^u % lea tagata, 2. Not to 

possess. *£7a iUa lea tagata. 

He is done for. 
SiLA*iLAOi, 8. an ulcer in the back, 

a carbuncle. 
SiLA*iLALO, «. piles. 
SiLAPAGA, «. 1. a chiefs viewing, 

observing, a chiefs sight. 2, A 

chiefs knowledge. 

SiCAFIA, V. pass, of SZSILA. 

SiLAGATAiFALE, V. to obscrve the 
weather of the place. 

SlLAHATAGI, 1 8. 1. the sOa 

BiLATA*iMATAGi, / which brings 
or indicatejs wind, 2. A chief 
who causes war. 

SiLANOA, V. to look on without en- 
gaging in. In the game of lafogcL 

Siu, a. principal, best, highest. *0 
le ali'i sUi. 

SiLi, v: to be the principal, to be 
the highest; redup, intens, aiu* 


Soj, V. to lodge in, to stick in, ag n 
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Silt, v. 1. to inquire, to ask. 2. 
To exceed, to go beyond, to pass ; 
poM. silia; recip, fesilia*i, *[7a 
sUia e le ttUdfale po'ole df 

BiLi, adv. exceedingly. 

Silia, v. See Lbausilia. 

6iLi*A, 9. a road along a sloping 
slippery rock. (At Tutuila.) 

&UFA% V. to go beyond, as troops 
muking a detour, and thus turn- 
ing the flank of ^e enemy. 

SiuoA, 8. 1. the place to stick in 
the fly-fish hook. 2. A pen- 

SiLiGA, V. to have got beyond the 
proper or expected time; to be 

. too late, to oe past and gone 
by. *A fa^atali fa^atcdi^ 'a siliga. 

SlUGAFANAUA, V. 1. to remain 
unmarried till too old to bear 
children. 2. Also applied to a 
bawen woman. 

SiLisiusA, V. to exceed all, either in 
goodness or badness. 

SiLisiLi, \ redup. of siu, chief- 

SiLisiLi'ESE, / est, most excellent. 

SiLiTQNTT, V. to ascertain correctly ; 

/ pass. BiLiTONUA. E *uiina otdua 
dUitonua mai te fale Sald/ai o 
i at, 

SiLiTALE, V. to grumble. 

Silo, «. the entrails of the shark. 

BiMu, 8. the Manuka name of the 
crab, generally known as ^ala- 

SiNA, a. some. A diminutive Sitw, 

• vat, A little water. 

SiNA, 8. a gourd and its fruit. 

fiiNA, fl. white ; pi, sisina ; redup, 


SiHA, V. to be white, of the hair. 
*'Ua sind le lauxdu, 

SiNA, a. white, of the hair. 

"SiNA'AiuGA, a. 1. grey-headed from 

. eating the uga. % Old but 

SiNAsi, pron, thai Of a more dis- 
tant object than tiaM, 

fitKEl, dimin. pron, this, 

SiNi, X, the goal in racing. 

BiNiO, V,. to race, to run a race. 
Ind sinio. i se mawu 

;& ) KtS 

SnaoGA, t. a race. 

SiNOi, V, to find fault with another's 
conduct while doing the same 

SiCA, 8, the name of a fish. A 
small flying-fish. CH aui 'o sipa 
le lamaga e, 

SiPA, V. 1. to bo awry, to incline 
to one side. *Ua 8ipa lava Atvta 
id ramafana^ *a *'ua itiiti H 
Tupd. 2. To make a mistake in 

Sisi, dimin, pron. that. 

Sisi, V. to lioist up, to draw up. 

Sisi, V, to trickle down. 

Sisi, 8, 1. fresh- water molluscs. 
See BisiVAi, Sisivao, and other 
Compounds. 2. A fissure or 
hole from wliich water trickles. 
3. Streams, in the sand at low 
water. 4. The two hard eyes 
in a cocoa-nut. The other is 
the gtttu. 

Sisi, v. onomatopoet, to make a hiss* 
ing noise, as green wood in the fire, 

Sisi*i, V, 1. pi, of 81*1, to lift. 2. 
To make great, to make oneself 
great. A aisi'iy to a person com- 
paring a small thing to a larg^ 
one. 3, To be proud without 
cause. 4. To abuse haughtily. 

Sisi'i, V. to make a fringe. . 

Sisi*o, V. redup. of 8i*o, to ciicum* 

Sisipo, 8. west. 

SisiGA, 8. from cm', the act of hoist* 
ing, as a flag. 

SisiGOGO, 8. clitoris. 

SisiLA, V. to look (a chiefs word) j 
to see ; to know ; pa88, silafia ; 
redup. 8ILA8ILA ; recip. fesila* 


SisiLA, 8, the fixing of the eye in 
death. ''Uatule 8i6Ua, 

SisiLATAGAi, V. io look attentively. 

SisiLi, 8, the head turmeric-maker. 

SisiLi, V, 1. to be spread about, as 
the water from a water-course 
which has overflowed. 2. To 
shoot, to dart, as pain from one 
part of t^^y to another; so 
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SisiLiNiFO, $, a full-grown pig. 
618ILOALOA, \ 8. two kiiiils of 
SlSUfATAIYI, / dsi, . 
BisiKA, V. to drop down, of liquids ; 
.'. pa8$, siiTAiA ; dimin. sinasina. 
618ITAI, 8. salt-water winkles. 

K'^'J .-two kinds of .^•. 

SisiVAi, c fresh-water molluscs. 

61SITAO, 8. landsnails. 

SiYA, «. a song. 

Siva, v, to <lanc6 accompanied by 
song ; redup. sivasita* 

8iYAALAKA% f^. to use bad lan- 
guage. Syn, OsosuAi; pL sisi- 


fiiVA.'Cff'E, «. a bamlx-o flute, 
fio, a. 1. either, one of; «o Idtou. 
. 2. Any one of them, whosoever. 
\ 80 86 toM. See Sa. 
60A, 8, 1. a companion, a second. 
s.. 2. One who procures a wife for 
another. 'O lona 8oa. 3. A song 

• in honour of visitors. Fe 8e toa 
. levaile/agaf 

80* A, 8, 1. one method of fi-^hing by 
niglit. The brace of a house* 3. 

• A gun. (Obsolete.) 

8oA*A, 8. the mountain plantain 

w (Musa uranospatha.) 

8oA*Ai, V. to steal food ; pi, soa- 

6oA'Ai, 8. a stealer of food. 

So^At, V. to orace a houses 
80A100A, 8. names of young chiefs, 

by which they are prais^. 
60*AiTn, 1;. 1. to tell faults plainly. 
; 2. To make a begging request 
- plainly. 

SoATVi, «.'the small bone of the 
: arm or leg. 

80AFAFINE, 8, the female com- 
. panions of a lady. 
80AMAFUTA, V. to dwell together. 
L Ua 8oamafuta le itu net, 
80AMOEMOE, 8. the leaf of a cocoa- 
( nut. or banana just unfolded ; also 
L of it, &c. 
8pA^i, a. four. (On part of Sa- 


SoANiA, a. from 8oa. 1. to be ao« 
' companioned, to have a second 

or .companion. Nainai 8oania 

le feiww. 2. To do a thing a 

second time, as to (all twice £rom 

a tree. . 
8o*AFiNi, 8, the Manu*a name fo^ 

Su'apini, Syn. Fu*apini. 
SoASOA, adv. no wonder, that li 

the reason. Soasoa fefe ina *ua 
fasia anamua, Syn. Nainai, 

So*A80% «. to jpear fish* 
So*A80*AOA, 8. a spearing of fi^h. 
8oAtA, 8. a stonv tract of land* 

A term applied to Falealili in 

song. Lau tama na fa^'aolidi % 

le 9oata, ' ■ 

SoATA^i, 8. a second ta^i in the yaws. 
SoATAU, 8, a large canoe made* from 

one tree. '0 Uma 8oStau. 
SoATAU, 8. an armour-bearer* *0 

SoAVA*A, 8. a companion canoe 

going with another* 
SoEE, 8. a landing-net. 
BOEAOO, 8. the name of a fish. 
SoBSA, a. disiigreeable, oifensive, 

annoying; redup. soesoesa. 
80E8A, V. to be disagreeable, to be 

offensive, to be annoying ; pa89i 

80'esatia ; redup. soesoesa. 
SoESOE, 8. young taro shoots^ 

smaller than tdi, 
Soi, 8, a species of yam (Dios- 

So'i, V. to swarm, as mice or men ; 

redup. so*i80*i. 
SdiA, interj, enough ! desist t let it 

be! leave off! 
S61A, V. to cease from. ' Ua fat aiti, 

E8oia lefefe. 
8oi*ULA, 8. one kind of 80L 
SoiFUA, 8, a tale of a life. ** la fai 
. mai.8e «o(/ua."—- Solo of Malie- 

SOiFUA, 8. life. (Chiefs word.) 
SoiFUA, V. to live ; of chiefs. 
SoiFUA, interj. may you live 1 AH 

ejaculation to one sneezing. 
SoisjNA, 8. one kind of 8oi. 
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SoisoT, "^ tJ. to laugh* (Of a 

SoisoiruA, / chief.) 

B6% a. any; distributive; as so* 
So*o 86 Wau, 

Bo*o, V. 1. to encircle, to stirrotind. 
^Ua futu^ *ua 80*0 le atu 8a8a*e. 
% To join ; pi. soso'o ; poM. 

i 80*0TIA ; intens. 80*080*o. 

So*0, «. 1. a follower, an Imitator, 
one like another. la ttipu se ou 

' 9o%. ia agatonu ai faleupolu. 2. 
A disciple. 

So*o, t). to be pained, to be troubled. 

'■ 8o*o ma le mea, ''ua tau manu i sfl 

Qo^OyOdv. frequently, contiimallyj 
without intermission. 

6o*OGA, «. 1. property given to the 
family of the wife on fetching 
her after a separation. 2. Peri- 
neum muliebre. 

8o*OMAU, V. 1. to have a firm joint. 
2. To be firm* 

So*ONA, adv. 1. at random, anyhow. 

- 2. Very. *Ua 80*ona Idlelei. 

So*ONAFAi, r. to do a thing any- 

fio*osd*o, i;. 1. to be joined in many 
places. 2. To be close together. 
*Ua 80*080*0 tagatd. 

So*OTUTl, V. to resemble in form 

•- and shape. It goes beyond /oZiga. 

Sou, a. rough, foaming, of the sea ; 
redup. sorsou. 

Sou, r. to be rough, to foam, as 

• the sea ; pa88. soua ; redup. sou- 

fiou, pron. «o-ott, thy.' 
So*u, pron. 80^*Uy my. 
i8o*u, V. for 8e*i-*otif let me. Sa^ua, 

*a 80^ fa*ateHa. 
*B6uA, ». pa88. of sou, 1. to labour 

in a cross sea^ la *c«e ane pao- 

pao e 8dua. 2. To be beset with 

tonnes, to be scolded on all 
' Bides. 
SouFUNA, 8. a call to a woman. See 

FUNA. Soufunoj fafagu ane a 

outou ta*a. 
SoFAi, V. 1. to break down. 2. To 

break through, as an opposing 

* army; |>aM» 80FAIA. 

SoFA% V. at Atua for tofai* 
SoFE, 8. the name of a fish* 
SoFESOFE, $. a native dish of yaift 

cooked in juice of doooa-nut. 
SooA, «. the name of an attendant 

on the chief Sala of Lenlatele. 
Sool, 8. the name of a plant, from 

the bark of which nets and red 

shaggy mats are made (Pipturu^ 

Soi}ASOOA, a. persevering^ as itt 

work or ang^. 8yn, Magojia- 


SooELAU, 8. the hame of a fish. ' 
SoGf, V. to rub noses, to salute; pU 


SoGisoQi, V, to smell ; jww. bogitia4 
SoGO, •«. 1? the fleshy end of tiie 
soldier crab. 2. A child's ^nis. 
Sola, v. I. to run away, to escape^ 
to fly away. *Ua 808dla Tigttau 
ma Sina.^. To die. *tJa *e 
8dla i le toHlalo o Atua; pi, 
80SOLA ; pa88, SOLATIA ; redupi 


SoLA»AO.\, $. h flight. 2. Th4 

party running away ; pi, sosola- 

'aga. ' 

SoLAiA (So-la-ia), tnteij, enough! 

leave off 1 See SoiA. 
SoLAO'o, V. to run away homCj as ft 

woman running from her hus- 
SoLAs^usuLU, V. to flee and hid^ 

away. Aue le 8eila8ulu8Hlu^ *ua 

mata*u tde na*ud* 
SoLATA*!, V. to abscond with, i6 

carry off. 
SoLATAOA, 8. a oompauy of person^ 

running away. '%n. Sola*aoa. 
Solatia, «. a species of crab which 

is fierce, and so solaiui. Syn, 

Solatia, v. pcus. of soLa, to be 

avoided, to be deserted. 
Sole, 8. friend ! (A call to tk man.^ 

Soli, v. 1. to tread on, to trample 

on. 2. To treat as a conquered 

party, to ill-use; pa88, solia: 
' redup. S060LI, solisoli ; poM, 

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na scli o lo Id 8d e ona ta^a e 

feoaH rjna taHpisa, 
Soli'a'au, v. to oeg seu implements, 

by a whole village. 
6QLIAITU, $. large gatherings of 

p.eople for wressthng and games 
; OEL removing a prohibition from 
!■ places made sacred to the gods. 
B0I4IGA, 8. native cloth given by a 

virgin to visitors. 
^OligaVau, 8. a party begging 
• geuga implements. Syn. Mala- 


BouiJSMOGAMOOA, 9, lit, to trample 
.* OQ cockroaches ; to have a house- 
warming by having a pofiUif 
SoLiPO, V. to be tro<ldeu on in the 
dark. (Of chiefs.) Pass, soli- 


B5jiisdLi, 8. prostration; putting 
: the soles of a chiefs feet against 

the palms of the hands and the 
, cheeks. 
80LTSQLi> V. to commence a taro 

plantation. 8yn, Uaua. 
8OUSOLT, V. redup. of soli, to tram- 
. . pie, to tread on repeatedly. 
80LISOLINIU, V. to offer no apology 
: before speaking. (A. Manu'a 

BOLiTiGA, V, to be painfully op- 
- pressed. *0 le tupu fia soUtigd ; 


8DLITU, V, 1. to remain away from 

: the war, 2. To stop, as travel- 
lers or troops, from proceeding. 

flK>i<iTtJ]E^AFONO, <?, to break laws, to 

BoLiVALE, V. to be trespassed upon 
without cause. Jje nu'u e sa ele 

&0W, t?, 1, to slide, to fall down, as- 
a wall. 2. To pa^s along, as a 
n1^nber of people on a road. 3. 
To wipe, as after bathing. 

Boix>, «. 1. a landslip. 2. A part of 
a wall fallen down. 3. A string 
of men or animals passing along. 
4. A song in praise of a chiefs 
land. 5. A towel. 

Solo, -adv, along, from place to 

i place. 

So|X), a. qwift. *0 le va*a soIq, 

Solo, v, to be swift, of a canoe. 

Soloa, v. pass, of sosolo, 1. to ba 
overspread, as by vines. 2. To 
be overrun with water. la solock 
% le vai lalo. May jour house 
stand in water. 

SoLdA'i, V. 1. to pass along, as 
troops to the seat of war. *Ua 
soLoaH mat *ai* o le taua, 2. 
To succeed to a title or posses* 

Soloalalo, 8. a kind of sea- snake. 

Soloalofa, V* to pine after, as a 
child for its absent parent. 

SoLO*ATOA, V. to be all in one piece, 
to have no join. 

Solo'ava, 8, s(mgs of *atxi-drink* 

Soloi, 8. a towel. 

BoLOi, V. to wipe ; pass. s5loia« 

Soloi, v, 1. to throw down, as a 
wall; pass, soloja. Le paspae 
lei i soloi ane. 2. To brea^ 
gradually, as a wave fit to glide 

Soloiluma, v. to improve. 

SoLOiTUA, V. to get worse, to de» 

SoLOFA, V. 1. to fall down, of a 
bouse only. 2. To disperse, to 
dissipate, to resolve, as a swell- 

SoLOFASOLO, V. to go all about the 
body, as a disease. 

SoLOGATUFU, v. the Buocesslou of 

SoLOFANDA, 8. a horsc. (From the 

SoLOG^Gu, V. to pass on silently, as 
if dumb. 

SoLOLELEi, 1?. 1, to proceed proei* 
perously and without calamity. 
*Ua soiolelei le tausaga. 2. To 
make pleasant speeches, without 
anything to offend. Manti o bqIo* 
lelei fetaZaiga. 

BoLOMO*o, V, 1. to glide along like 
a mo^o. Applied to a ti^a which 
does not rebound. 2. To ^)ea)c 
in a covert way. See Fa*A80lo» 
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ino*o ai lau feialnigay ^a e le aeH 
mdnuanu lou i<wfi ? 

60LOMUA, V, 1. to go ahead, to take 
the lead. 2. To be beforehand, 
B8 a crop of breadfruit. 

SoLOMULT, t7. 1. to back the paddles, 
to pull backwards. 2. To be 
behindhand, as a crop of bread- 

' fruit 8< To walk backwards, to 
go back. 

60LOSOLO, «, 1. the name of a fish. 
Sifn, UsiTJSi. 2. A handkerchief. 

60LO8OLO, V. to slip away, as the 
earth on the side of a hill. 

S0LO8OLQU. See Lesolosglou. 

SoLOTA^E, 8. a bathing towel. 

SoLOTA*OTO, V, to dcsirc to lie down, 
of a woman who has conceived. 
Syn. S08OLO. 

fioLOVAiA, V. to have water stand- 
ing on the land. Syn, Yailaloa, 

• of a house. 

SoLOVi, the shout of victory. 

SoLov!, V, to slide down, as a man 
down a cocoa-nut tree. 

Soma. See Sbma. 

80M0, «. 1. a gummy secretion on 
diseased eyes, after sleep. Syn, 
Tupala. 2. The same e vagina. 

80MOA, V. to have the eyes Ag- 
glutinated; redup. 8OMOSOMOA. 

'60MOLOT0, 8. secretio in vagin&. 

SoMOSOMOA, V. redup. of somoa, 1. 
to be agglutinated, to be gummy, 
of the eyes. 2. To be sticky, as 
a stale fish. 3. To secrete a 
slimy juice, as the sprouts of some 

"SoNA, pron. t(Hma, his, her. 

Soia, V. to chop; j)Z. sosoKl; te- 
dup. 8ONI8ONI. 

6oNi,«. a water-bottle. 

Sqpe, 8. a lock of haiY left as an 

' ornament. 

60P0, r. 1. to step over. 2. To pass 
over; pi, sosopo; redup. soPo- 
Bopa; recip. fesopoa*!. NeH so- 

, 8opo ifo Be tasi i le gatai alat 
. . . e lefeeopodi a tatou itu ala. 
Syn, La'a. 

SopOAGA, 8. a step, ^yn, La*asaga. 

SoPOLAGi, V, to pass wrer the 

heavens; applied to the mora^ 
ing star, as if it passed over the 
heavens and beciime the evening 
star. Snpposeil to be a sign* of 
death to the Pe*a family. *Va 
sopolagi Tapuitea. 

SoPOLiu, V, to transgress the laws 
of bonito-fiflhing by stepping over 
the canoe. 

Soposopo, V, redup, of bopo, 1. to 
pass over. 2. To transgress. 3. 
To raise the, feet in walking, so 
Its to leave a small trail. 4. To 
marry, or approach criminally to 
a relative. 

iSoposoPOLODOA, V. 1. to take lolig 
stepd. 2. To make long stages oi^ 
a journey. 

SopotofIga, 8. adultery with a 
chiefs wife. 

60POTOPAGA, V, to commit adultery 
•with a chiefs wife. 

SopovALB, r. 1. to pass over uncere- 
moniously. 2. To use bad words 
to a chief. E U iloa 8e ata 8op(h 
uaJ.6 lo 'i*a e, 

S58IA, 8, riches or property spread 
out to view. 

S(5s5, 8, -the part of the yam which 
decays before the yam grows 

Sosd, V, to move along, to draw 
near, with vnai ; to move off, 
with atu, Ona 8d8d atu lea Sintt, 

SOsO, V, to decay before growing 
again, as bulbous roots. ^0 le t^ 
lelei ma le eOsS* 

Sdsd, V, to turn from side to side, 
to be restless, as in a fever ; re^ 
dup. sfisOsOsd. *Ua 8d8d le maH, 
Bat *0 le maH edsd is concupi** 

SosoA, V. to dance accompanied by 

So80*A, V, 1. to spear, 2. To htisk 

S080*o, V, 1. to join together, to 
unite. 2. To reconcile. 

SosjJGo, V. to smell' of urine. 

SosoLf, ^. 1. to trample on, to tread 
on. 2. To eat things which wer^ 
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gosoLO, p, 1. to ruD, fts. liquids, or 
. as fat when melting. 2. To 
■ spread, as a skin disease, or as 

creeping plants. Tau atu i Is 
. fiaueiosoio. 3. To lie about, as 

a woman who' has conceived. 4. 
. To be a coward. 
3osoNi, V, from eonif to chop, to 

^soNi, 8. a cutting blow in a club 

^sopo, tJ. to pass over. le a 

sosopo le manu vale i lefogdtiat 
^u, o. 1, watery, waxy, as taro, 

breadfruit, &c. 2. Wet, as 
. clothes, bush, &c. ; pi. susu ; 
, dimin. susu. 

Su, V. 1. to be wet. 2. To be 
^ watery, of taro ; also of breadr 

fruit before full grown. It indi- 
.. cates the stage of growth. *Ua 

8u*ulu. If eaten they are watery; 

pi, sCsu ; dimin, susu. 
Sua, t7. 1. to grub up, to plough, as 

the soiL 2. To gore, as a boar 

or bull; pass, suatia. 3. To 

tack a ship. . . 
Sua, 17. 1. to contain liquid, as a 

bottle, a well. 2. To discharge 
. matter, as an abscess ; pi. susua. 

3. To rise (of the tide). Ua sua 

rnai le tai. 
Sua, v. to jest, tojoke ; pi, susua. 
Sua, s, a jest, fa tasi le stia, soia. 

*0 Idna sua. 
^UA, 8, Malay, Kua, 1. juice or 

liquid of any kind, as sudvai, 

sudsusu. *0 lond sua, 2. Cooked 

food, especially as prepared for 

the sick. *0 sua a le maH. 
guAAUGA, V. to be only a little risen, 

of the tide. 
^UAALANA*!, u, to depreciutc, as one 

chief or his followers another to 

the lady to whom both he and 

his rival arie paying addresses. 
SuA*AVA. See Lau*ava (Cabne). 
SuAi, V, to dig up. 
SuAU'u, 8, oil. *0 lana suau^u* 
^APA, 8. a name (of chiefs). *4 «« 

aliH, avane lona suafa, 
SuAQA^ 8, h the rooting of a pig. 

*0 simga a le pua^a* , 2. The 

tacking of a ship. 3. Jesting. 

*0 lana suaga. « 

SuAOE, «..a male friend of ia woman, 

with the idea of illicit intercour^e. 

8e ana suage, se ana tane. • 

SuAQOGi, 17. to persist in a charge. 
Sua LIU, 8. bilge water. 
ScALUA, a. brackiBh. 8ifn, Taitai- 


SuAMALiE, a. sweet. 

SUAMALIE, 17. to be SWCCt. ' 

SuAMALU, 17. to soften the soil by 

SuAMiLi. See TiGOGi. 
SuAMUA, V. to be first, as in speak? 

ing or lighting, 
SuAMULi,i7. to be last, as in speaking 

or fighting ; redup. suasuamult. 
SuAPEAU, 8. juice of the turtle, most 

delicate of all juices. 
Su'apini, 8, the /u*apini, so called 

in some parts. 
SuASAMi, 8. salt water, sea water. 
SuASUA, 17. redup, of sua, to root up, 

to turn iip the ground, as a pig 

SuASUAi, 17. to work hard for others, 

as a man in his wife's family, 

or vice versa. Ua suasuai i le 

galuega a le fatuaiga, 
SuASUAMUA, 17. to make known an 

opinion before consulting otherti 

SuAsuo. See Suasuai. 
SuASUSu, 8, milk. *0 lona su^um, 
SuATAiLi, 17. to flutter, to shake tlie 

wings, as a bird when washing. 

Ta^ele i Avaavaajiti, a oauli su<i9 

SuATAuruTi, V. 1. to provoke to a 

contest though worsted. 2. T9 

jeer at -an angry person. 
SuATAGA, 8, 1. a tack of a 3liip; 

Jig. applied to the return of a 

chief to hia people. *0 le toe 

suataga le va*a tele, 2. The 

rooting of a pig. 
SuATi, 8. an outrigger on the right 

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Suat;, V, 1. to spit out. .2. To 

poiir out rubbish. 3. To pour 

-out,- as water. 4. To use bad 

language. . • 

Sfatd*!, v. to dig into the ground 

with the to*oto*o of offi 'C, sighi- 
, 'fytng heavy punishment ' to an 

offender, A e suatuH ma io- 

•oto*0. . 
SuXvAi, 8. 1. water. 2. Food, so 
. called to chiefs, 8eH fat mat 

Una au sudvai. Ona atu at lea 
. e sauni le mea e *ai. 
Sue, 8. a fish sometimes poLsonous 

Sue, v. to project, as the belly of 

a pig or a fat person ; redup. 

Su*£, V. 1. to lift up as a mat. 2. 

To search, to examine ; pass, 

8U*EA ; redup. 8U8U*E, su*bsu*e. 

Na *a« 8au nei e «tt*e le pa^otd. 
Su'e, v. to renew the sinnet fasten- 
' ings' of a canoe. 
Su*ega, 8, 1. . an examination, *0 

tana su^ega, of the examiner. ^0 

lonaf of the examined. 2. The 

ends of the thatch where they 

overlap each other. 
Su*BNA, pass, of su*E, to be lifted 

up, as vines by the tide. 
^u*ESu*E, v, redup, of su*e. 8e6 

Su*E8U*EUGA, ». to scarch diligently, 

as they seek for vga for bait, la 

su^esu^euga i pcHoaHga na tu^u 

Sui, V, 1, to dilute. 2. To add 

fresh ingredients when preparing 

cocoa-nut oil ; redup. suisui. 
Sui, «. a substitute. '0 lona sut 
Sui, u. to substitute, to be a 

substitute ; recip, fesuia*i, to 

Su'i, 8. the stem of a cocoa-nut 

leaflet used as a fork. 
Su% s. a young cocoa-nut having 

water in it, but no kernel, *0 

le mu'a suH. 
-Su% «. I. to thread on a string, 

as beads. 2. To twist sugar- 
cane leaf on to a reed, as in 

' making thatch, B. To do needle- 
work ; redup. 8ubu*i, 8U*I8U*I. 
Sea *vla e, *a toli e, susuH. 

Su*iopu, V. to sew clothes. 

SuiGA, 8. a substitute. See Sui. 

Suilapalapa, 8, the hips; *0 <ma 

Su*i8U*iA, v. to be pained in the 
foot; as if being pricked. Supi 
posed to be a sign of being 
grumbled at. 

SuiTAGAVAT, V. to exchange signaH 

• in war. 

Surru, V. 1. lit. to exchange stand- 

•'ing, as a girdle of leaves exi* 
changed with visitors. 2. To 
' exchange a rotten post of a 
house for a new jone, 3. To take 
a substitute offhand. 4. To 
l^ke the fatfaer*s place. 

Su*iTUAFiLO, V. to stitch. 

Suo, s. a spade. *0 lona siio. 

Suo, V. to fall with the eyes to th6 

SuoGEA, t'. 1. to be put to shifts on 
account of famine. 2. To work 
hard after & famine. 8. To be 
stingy. '' 1 

Suosuo, V. See Suasuai. 

Sufi, s. the name of one kind of 

Sufi, t;. 1. to try to get a pig 
from some one for a party of 
travellers. 2. To scold on ac- 
count of a small contribution 
made. 3. To try to draw out 
a secret; pL susufi; pass, sd- 
fia; redup. supisufi; recip. pb- 


Supisufi, v. redup. of «ufi, to sift 
a person in order to find out 

SupiTA, r. to find fault with. 

SuGALE, 8. 1. one kind of tare. 2. 
The name of a fish. 1 


SUGAI.EFALA, I 8. different 

SuGALEGASupi, [ . kinds of 

SuQALELUPE, ? the ifish 



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. 2. An old pigeon. 8. A re* 

. Bpectful name for $eu fishing. 
4. An old person who is still 
good-looking. 5. An old arrow 
taken great care of. 6. Ifiifi 

: left till dry. ?• Applied also 
to some other things which are 
old but good. 

SuoALUAUALUMA, 9. the refosal 
of proposals of marriage by the 

fiuoALUFAiYA, 8. a term of respect 
for all faiva^ as aeu, pigeon- 

- catching, tohgoy &o. 

•SuoALUGALUFALB, V, to be bed- 
ridden from old age. 

BuGALtVAi, «. 1. the ifiifi found in 
the water. 2. A good-looking 
man. . 

SuLA, V. to praise on account of 
riches, beauty, &c ; redup, sula- 


Si^LA, V. (negative, with 7c, not 
praised. *Ua le aula le pvie a le 

SuLA, 8. a song c^ thanks for a 

, present of *ava, 

SuLA*ESE, ». 1. to be praised by 
others, and not by oneself or 

. by relations; pass, sula'bsea. 
Lau tama i s^da^esea. 2. To be 
praised by others on 'account of 
bomethlng wliich yields no profit 
to its owner. 

SuLALi, 8. the name of a shell- 

BuLASULA, «. one species of plan- 

SCLASULA, V, redup. of SULA. 

SuLASULAGA, 8. praiises. 

8uLi, 8. 1. the sucker of a banana. 
*0 le stdi o le fa'L 2. The true 
eon of ft chief. *0 Is aliH lea e 

\ ona le stdi id Moegagogo. 

SvLisuLi, 8. a speeieB of star-fish. 

Sui.u, Malay^ Suluh, «. 1. a torch. 
*0 Ibna 8tdu, 2. Dry leaves of 
paogo, 3. fia» the eye, as the 
torch of the body. 4. The true 

. son of a chipf. (Inste-ad of 8uU 

on the north-west side of Sa- 

. vai'i,) 5. A £ou±h-westerly 

wiod. .^ A yellowish fly>fi»lt 

SuLU, V. to light by a torch ; pom. 
suluia; td. susvLU. *Ua nmZa- 
malama le faXe^ *«a tnHuia i le 

SuLU, Malay, SuLU, a spy, v. 1. to 
thrust into. 2. To fasten on, as 
the native wrapper. 8. To 
plunge into, as a canoe in the 
waves. 4. To lake refuge in. 
6. To wear a cloth, on visiting 
the family of a dead chief, which 
cloth is given to the family. 

SuLUAOAO, v. to fasten cm the 
wrapper under the armpits. 

SuLUL , Bee Lausului. 

SuLUPA*!, V* to take refuge with. 

SuLUFA*iOA, 8. a refuge. 

SuLUGA, 8. a party visiting the 
family of a deieul chief, and leav- 
ing the wrappers which they 

SuLTjGAMALi'o, 8, a catchlug of 
- crabs by torchlight. 

StJLUQATiTi, «. 1. the place where 
the titi is fastened. 2. euph. 
for tau^upuy the loios. '0 lona 
mdugdtiti. . 

SuLULUPE, V. to catch pigeons by 

6dluma% v. to thrust, or push 
through, or into, as the 080 into 
a thicket to hide it. 

SuLUMA*iA, V. 1. to be thrust or 
plunged into, as. the bows of a 
canoe into the waves, or a per- 
son carried headlong by th^ 
waves into a cave; or one fell- 
ing headlong into a hole. 2. 
To die suddenly, after previous 
good health; from sulu and 

SuLUMALA, V, i. to be first 'pros- 
perous and then unfortunate. 2. 
To die without being ill. Nearly 

»y». with SULtJMA*IA. 

SuujMUA, 8. the pieces of tortoise- 
shell near the head of the turtle. 

SuLUMULi, 8. the pieces of tortoise- 
shell near tlie tail. 

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SuLUsuLU, t;. 1. to take about a 
torch to look for something, or 
to fish with. 2. To persevere 
in. E suluaulu ifo $i a tdtou 

Sui«usuLUA, a. ripe, full-grown, as 

SuLusuLULATOi, $. a Small light- 
coloured snake which bites, but 
is not Tenomous. 

SuLUSULUTAU, V, to rush into a 

SuMALTJES, a. great, for tele. It was 
thought to be unlucky to use 
tele iu praising anything in one's 
own family^ Also used by 

SuMU, «. 1. to tie on the ridgepole 
of a house. 2. To enter the body, 
as a spear. 

SuMu, 8. 1. the name of fishes of 
the genus Balistes. 2. A dus- 
ter of stars. The sumu (fish) 
and the toloa (duck) were taken 
up to heaven and became signs. 
3. An ambassador from the camp 
of the enemy. 4. One who steals 
into the enemy's camp to kill a 

SuMUPALA, ^ «. varieties of mmu 

SuMusiNA, / (Baiistes). 

Sunt, s. 1. the name of a tree from 
which garlands are made (Dry- 
mispermum Bumettiauum). 2. 
The piepe of tutuga used as a 
sponge to take up scented cocoa- 
oil QB it forms. 

SuNi, V, 1. to sponge up scented 
cocoa-nut oil with a piece of 
ttUuga. 2. To polish the ti'a; 
redup. suNisuNi. 

SuNi'uLA, 8. a necklace of aunt. 
Tui e, ''tmfia suni^ula. 

SuNiTAi, 8. the name of a twining 

SuNiVAO, 9, the name of a small 

SuNisuNi, V, redup. of suni. 

SuNisuNi, «. the name of a shell- 

SuNUAGA, «. a place to insert the 

perch of pigeons. 
SuNu^i, V. to thrust in, as a stick 

into the ground. 
SuNu*iLAUNiu, V. to insert a ccoa- 

nut leaf into the boundary on 

each side of two contending 

parties, to indicate tiiat the war 

is to be confined to them. 
SuNUOA, c a burning. 
SuNUSUNU, 8. the burnt bush where 

a plantation is made. 
SuPA, 8, 1. paralysis. *0 Iotm, 8upa. 

2. The name of a moon in the 

wet season. 
SuPA, t?. to be palsied; pL «tt- 

StJstJ, Malay, S©jju, 8. 1. the breast 

2. The dug or teat of animals. 

*0 ona 8iisU. 
Susu, a. pi. of su. 
Stsu, V, to come with mai; to go, 

with atu. Used only to titled 

chiefs. Tigilau ^ua sUsu mat. 
Susu, a. dimin. of su, 1. somewhat 

wet. 2. A little watery, of tara 
Susu, V. to be pierced so that the 

spear shows a protuberance on 

the opposite side of the body. 

8yn, PoPONA. 

SUSUA, a. pi. of SUA. 
SUSUA, V. pi. of SUA. 

Susu*E, V. redup. of su*e, 1. to lift 
up, to open. 2. To uncover, as 
an oven of food. *A ^e 8usu*e le 
foagay e Uoa ai le ala. 

Susu'b, v. to- be spring tide, so 
called because it lifte up the 
vines on the beach. 

Susu'b, a. high, of the spring tide. 
'0 le tai 8U8u^e. 

Susu^i, V. 1. to feusten on the tau- 
aluga of a house. 2. To pierce 
a hole in a young cocoa-nut in 
order to drink the juice. 3. The 
pi. of 8U*I. 

Susu'iA, V. See Su*isu*ia. 

StaUGA. 8. 1. the speech of a titled 
chief. 2. His presence. *0 lau 

Sds^GA, a. having little milk. 

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heavenly bodied, fire, &o. 2. To 
be handsome. 3. To be good- 
looking, but a cripple. 4. To 
plunge, as a canoe in the waves. 
'See SuLU. 5. pi. of SULU. 
SusuNU, V. to bum up; pass, su- 


SubUTAu, V. to be pierced by a 

spear close at hand. 
SuTUUA, V. 1. to be frightened by 

being constantly beaten. 2. To 

be driven from fishing by the 



Thb thirteenth letter in the 
Samoan alphabet. It is pro- 
nounced as in English. 

Ta, s. a stroke, a blow. *0 Idna ta. 

Ta, jwon. I. T&tedUk 'eai Nia 

Ta, pron. dual, we two. (Abbre- 
viated from taua. 

Ta, v. 1. to strike with a stick or 
weapon. Aue, taHtasi td i o la 
tua. 2. To beat with a stick, 
as the native dr^m, or the mat 
at a night dance. Pe ni fa^a- 
ali'i *tto tatd f 8. To play on a 
musical instrument with the 
hand. *Z7a id le la^aupese, 4. 
To reprove. E to^atdma'i a'e 
tau ina td i malae. 5. To 
tattoo. E tatd tane, ^a e tu^u 
fafine. 6. To open a vein. 7. 
To bale a canoe. Td le liu. 

8. To wash clothes by beating. 

9. To jump a somersault. ^Ua 
td le fiti ; pi. tata ; pass, taia, 
taina; redup. tata. 

Ta, a prefix to verbs denoting 
repeated and quick action, as 
Ullua, Uimo*e. Also applied to the 
plurality of things, as td^e mo. 
Ta b, 8. child ! (A call to a child.) 
Ta'a, s. the party who go to a 
woman's family to take pro- 
posals of marriage from their 
chief. 2. The food taken on 
such occasions as a present. *0 
le ta'a a le ali'i. 

Ta*a, V. to commit fornication, of 

the woman. 
Ta'a, f. to go at large, as animala 

and fish ; pi. tata'a ; redup. ta- 


Ta'a, s. a small fishing-line^ 'O 

idna ta*d. 
Ta'a*apa, v. to straggle. Syn, 

Ta*A*ALO, v. pi^ of TA*ALO. 

Ta*ai, v. to wind rouud; applied 
to smoke circling round in a 
ht)use, and to an ulcer encir- 
cling a limb ; pass. ta*aja; 

redup. TA'ATA*AI. 

Ta*ai, 8. See *Apata*ai. 

Ta'aiga, s. a roll, as of sinnet, 
mats, tobacco, &e. 

Ta'aigapulu, s. a piece of bread- 
fruit gum chewed by children. 

TA*A*iNA, v. 1. to be gathered 
together, as gravel by the waves. 
2. To be drawn in ; to be induced 
to do. 8. To stagger under a load. 

Ta'atvai, s. iron hoop. Corrupted 
into tdivai, 

Ta*au, v. to strike the handle of a 
paddle against the gunwale of 
the canoe in pulling. 

Ta*au80, s. the usoalH of the Vui 

Ta'afalu, s. a thief of things in a 

Ta'afano, v. to be scattered abou^ 
as pigeons seeking food. 

Ta*apanua, v. fish easily caught, 
beicause near land or near the 
reef; typp. to taama^tai. Ua 
taafanua le inafo. 

Ta*apanua-telb, s. the month of 

Ta*api, 8. rags of siapo ; pi. ta*a- 
pi*APi. *0 Uma ta^afi. 

Ta'apiu, v. 1. to roll, to wallow, 
2. To struggle with ; pi. ta*a- 
FiFiLi; redup. ta'afilifill 8a 
*6 tau ta*aJUi ai, Fou e. 

Ta^afilifili, v. to dismember, as' a 
dead man in war. 

Ta'apiti, v. to struggle, to be rest- 
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Tl^AFUA, $, a detached clamfi&h; 
also called tS^anoa, 

Ta'aoa, 8. 1. a Bhnal of fish. 2. 
A herd of animals. 3. A floek 
of duck& 

Ta'aoa, 8. pasture. 

Ta*aga, v. to pasture, to graze. *0 
mea e ta^aga % ai manu, 

Ta*alaelab, 8. 1. a wide or bald 
forehead. 2. A beardless chin. 
8. Pudend. mulieb. depile. 

Ta'alaelae, a. open, as a country 
without trees. 

Ta*alao, v. to finish up, as a job of 

Ta'ale, 8. 1. the soft inside of the 
top of a cocoa-nut tree. 2. The 
head. (A term of abuse.) 

Ta*aleu, t>. ^Leu. 

Ta'auqoltooa, a. lit a place of 
crickets ; quiet, still. 

Ta^aliqquooa, v. to be quiet, to 
be stilL 

Ta'alili, a. resounding, sonor- 
ous, as thunder, waves, a trum- 
pet, &C. 

Ta*altli, t>. 1. to resound. 2. To 
come in crowds; redup, ta*a- 


Ta'aliliyale, s. turbulence, up- 
roar, tumult. 

Ta^alise, adv, quickly. SyrL 

Ta'altsb, v. to be quick; pL ta- 


Ta'alo, v. to play, to sport, to 
dally with ; pi. ta*a'alo. 

Ta*alopa*apuna, v. to play roughly 
so as to hurt others. 

Ta'aloga, 8. play, sport, dalli- 
ance. ^ Ola la ta*aloga. 

Ta'alolo, 8. the taking of food 
to visitors by a whole district 
at once. *0 te ta^cUolo a le 

Ta*alolo, v. 1. to go in crowds. 
2. To disperse. Ta'-aldlo ma 
tau fetalaiga. 

Ta^alolo, v. to be almost beaten 
down, as houses in a storm; to 
stand aslant. Tumau i Um atu 

. tnauga td^aloio. 

Ta^aloto, 8. a small enclosure 
for pigs. *0 lona ta*<ihto, 

Ta*aloto, V, to put pigs into an 

Taaluoa, 8. ta-a-lugOf the top 
row of a bunch of bananas. 

Ta'amala, > 9. to go about 

Ta'amalaia, \ with a calamity 
impending. ^Ua ta^amala i lettd 

Ta'amanuia, v. to go about at- 
tended by prosperity. 

Ta*amilo, v. to go round about; 
redup, TA*AMiLOMiLO. *l7a fo- 
*amtto ma fa^anoanoa^ ^ua manatu 
i Idna ava, 

Ta^amG, 8. the name of a plant 
(Alocasia Indira et A. costata). 

Ta'aneva, 8. 1. the name of a 
fish. 2. A man wandering 
about friendless. 

Ta*ami*o, v. to go round about in 

Ta'anoa, 8. an animal that is 
weaned. *0 Idna id ^anoa, 

Ta^anoa, 8. 1. a detached dam- 
fish; also ta^afua* 2. A man 
or woman whose husband or 
wife is dead or gone away. 

Ta*anoa, t>. to be at liberty, as 
an unmarried mun or woman; 

redup, TA*ATA*ANOA. 

Ta*anu*u, v. to wander from land 

to land. 
Ta*anunu, v. to be in crowds. 
Ta*ape, v. to be dispersed, to be 

scattered ; redup, ta'apb^ape ; 

pi, TA*A*APE. Na ta ape papa 

id Paiiomaleifi. 
TA*APEAFATUATr, V. to bc Scattered 

to gather together again. 
Ta*apb'apbpapa, f. to be dead. 

Applied to Tupua. 
Ta^apbqa, 8. 1. a scattering. E 

matdu mat a se ta*apega. 2. A 

routed party. E mautu mat ai 

ni ta*apega. 
Ta'asamoa, 8. the Samoan group 

of islands. 
Ta'asb, 8. 2. a stray pig. 2. A 

wanderer, an alien. (A term 

of reproach.) 

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Ta'abI, 9. to wander from home. 

Taasi, v. ta-asi, to cut sandal- 

Ta*ata*a, 8. a species of grass. 

1'a'ata*a, a. strong. 

Ta*ata*a, v. to be strong. 

Ta'ata*a, V, redup. of ta*a, to 
go at large. 

Ta*ata*aaleala, o. well known, 
common, ordinary. 

Ta*ata*aaleala, 9. to be a pros- 

Ta*ata*ai, t;. redup. irUens, of 


Ta*atasi, 8. 1. a pig belonging 
to a whole Tillage. 8yn. Faoa- 
TASi. 2. An only pig of a 
family. 3. A solitary wild 

Ta^atele, v. to abound. 

Ta*atia, v. 1. to be prostrate, to 
be lying down. 2. To appear 
plainly. Ta'aUa mai lava Lei- 
paUiy e leH lUo. 

Ta*atiu, V, to die. Of the Taga- 
loa family. 

Ta'atua, «. 1. to sit apart from 
the chiefs. 2. To be confined 
to a few, OS a report not gene- 
rally known. 

Ta*atu*uimalae, «, food given 
in the malae with an oner of 

Ta*atuu5, t>. to be about to 
separate, as friends who have 
been sitting togtrther. 

Ta'atcga, «. 1. a standing-place. 
(A Tutuila word.) 2. A footstool. 

Taatulalo, v. to rumble, as 

Ta'avao, ». 1. to wander in the 
bush, of men. 2. To run away 
into the bush, of animals. Ga- 
ta*tUa e, tali a*e *oe, *a ina *oti 
ta^avao pea. 

Ta*avaoga, «. a wandering in 
the bush. Le nauvnati o si a^u 

Ta*avale, v. to roll; pi. ta*a- 
VAVALE ; redup. ta'av ale- 

Ta'ayili, Vy to turn round, as a 

mill, a drill, &c.; redup, ta*a- 


Ta*avilivili, v. intern, of ta*a- 

YUJ, to turn round and round 

quickly, as a whirligig. 
Ta*avula, o. very fa^ as men 

and pigs. 
Ta'avulavdla, a. redup. dimin. 

of preceding, &t, as children 

and young pigs. 
TIb, Malay, Tai, s. excrements, 

Tab, v. to gather up rubbish ; pi, 

tatab; pa8$, taba; redup. 

tIetab. Na toe otaola *o le 

Tax «. 1. to be cracked. 2. To 

be broken; pi, tata*b, ta^ei; 

redup, ta*bta*e. 
Ta*b, 8. the top of a cocoa-nut 

which has been broken out for 

the purpose of drinking the 

juice. *0 le ta^e o le niu, 
Taba, v. to be reached, to reach ta 

*0u te le idea. 
Taeao, «. 1. the morning. 2. To«> 

Taeaofua, «. 1. early dawn. 2. The 

name of a war in Atua. 
Ta*ei, V, to break to pieces. Ta'et, 

ta^ei sauy ^o le d ^uma lava mea 

mdtagofie a le aliH le fa'atdv^ 

Taei^a, 8. the rich and oily part 

of fa*au8i, 
Ta*eilili% v. to break up small; 

pass. ta*bilili*la. 
Ta*bina, v. 1. to be forbidden. 

2. To be driven away 
Ta*bu, v. 1. to scratch the ground,, 

as a fowL 2. To take away, as 

Taefa% 8, an infant fed young. 
Taefe'e, s. black vomit, black 

Ta^eoaipu, 8. a broken piece of 

a cup, a shard. 
Ta'elafa, 8. a cocoa-nut very 

flat at the end which is broken 

TAELAGOA,a. fly-dirtied. Applied to 

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Taelama, 8. 1. black vomit, or 
black stools. Syn. Taepe*b. 
3. Black pigment of the eye. 

Ta*ele, 8. 1. the keel of a canoe. 

2. The bottom of a box, pail, &c. 

3. A red shaggy mat. 
Ta*ele, v. to strain out. 

Ta'elb, t>. 1. td'*ele, to bathe. 
Ona Id td*'e*'de ai leaile vat. 2. 
To open a dead body to search 
for the disease, so that by taking 
out the diseased part and burn- 
ing it, the disease itself may 
be destroyed, and not enter 
another of the family; pi. ta- 
•e'ble ; pa88. ta*elea. 

Ta'elefaga, ) 8.1. SL bathing place, 

Ta*elbga, J 2. a company of 

Taelela, irUerj. How hot is the 

Ta'bleto, a. deep-keeled. Syn. 
nearly Ma'onafono. 

TA'ELBTdTd, V. to be bathed in 
blood, from wounds. 

Tl^ELEPOLAFOLA, a. flat-bottomed, 
of a canoe. 

Taelo, 8. the name of a moon in the 
wet season. 

Ta^ema, v. from *ema, to glisten, as 
blskck siapo, tattooing, &c. 

TIemanu, «, 1. one species of bread- 
fruit. 2. One kind of banana. 
S* Guano. 

TiEMO, V. to wink repeatedly. 

TiENA*!, V. to gather together, 1. 
as fish, food, or property. 2. As 
a swelling gathers to a head and 
matter forms. 

Ta'eku'bnu. Syn. TX«ino*ino. 

7XEPA, 8. a basket or net made of 
lau''a% for catching palolo. The 
Savai*iname. Syn. *ENr. 

TIepu, v. pedere. 

Ta'esea, f. to be blown off the 
land, as a canoe. 

Taetae, v. redup. of tab. 

Ta*eta*b, v. redup. of ta*b. 

^a'eta'e, a. shallow, as a boat or a 
basket. Syn. Pa'epa'b. 

Ta'etax v. to be shallow, of a boat 
or a basket. 

Taetaeapipulu, 8. the name of a 
shellfish. Applied to one who 
carries off things. 

Taetaepalolo, 8. mildew. 

Taetaepaloloa, r. to be mildewed. 

Taetape, 8. rubbish brought down 
by a river. *0 leld *o le taetafe. 

Ta*etu, v. to limp; redup. ta- 
*ETU*ETU. Syn. Setu. 

Taetuli, 8. 1. a phosphorescent 
millepede. Ma le taetuli e pu- 
lapo. 2. Phosphorescence in the 
sea. 3. Wax in the ear. 

Taetuliatu, 8. the phosphorescence 
of the bonito. 

Tai, 8. 1. the sea. Osovale le tat 
o SavaiH. 2. The tide. 3. A 
number, as 8e tat lima, only used 
in expressing inability or un- 
willingness to do something re- 
quired; pi. TAX 4. A number^ 
as tai maumagaf tai galue, &c. 

Tai, 8. the heajrt of a tree. *0 lona 

Tai, adv. nearly. A8 Tiu. 

Tai, v. to be near; redup. taital 
Lotafia tai atu Satali e, 

Tai. v. See Tai mai. 

Ta*i, 8. the mother yam. 

Ta% a. distributive particle. With 
tasi it means each, as la taHtasi 
ma alu. Let each one go, e.e., 
all. With {tk», it means pairs. 
la taHto^altm ona o mai ; and so 
with all other numbers, taHUma, 
taHafe, &c. 

Ta*i, V. 1. to attend to the fire, to 
keep up the flame. 2. To lead a 
troop. 3. To lead. 

Taia, i;. 1. to be mature, to be fit 
to be cut, of trees. 2. To be old 
enough to be tattooed. 3. Pass. 

of TA. 

Tai* A, V. to-t*a,''to fish for pahlo^ lo, 

paWia, and iiuiga. 
Taia*e, 17. to be shallow, as the sea, 

an umeti, &o. 
Ta*i*au, 8. a leader of troops. 
Ta*i*au, v. to lead a troop. ^A 

palui liutua, ta*i^au, fa*amaufao. 
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Taiafiafi, «. an eyening low tide. 

E, taiafiafi 'o te Vaimuaga. 
Taiapu. See Taisua. 
Taiapulu, «. the part of a log of 

wood between the white and the 

Taiala. See Tu*uiala. 
Taialoalo, V, to have a lagoon on 

the coast. 
Taiane. See Teanb. 
Taiefanololo, 8. a moderate tide, 

neither too high or too low. 
Ta*i% t>. to be alow of speech. 
Ta^i% 8. the sickness of an old 

person, especiaUy elephanti- 
Ta*i*ia, t;. to be ill, to have some 

sickness. A depreciatory term 

when speaking of one's own 

Tai'ilela, v. tai'i'le'ld, to fish 

while the snn is high, although 

it be not low tide. 
Ta*i*itama, 8. lochia. 
Ta*i*o, 8. the name of a sea-bird 

Taioacli, 8. a noon low tide. 
Taiopafineleavi, v,dk tide on which 

a wife goes to fish for her husband, 

whether high or low. 
Taiofeiti, 8. spring-tide. Syn. 

Taiolema% «. the root of the 

T^AiUALA, \ 8, low tide in the 

Taiualao,/ morning. 

Taiulu, «. 1. a yam top, kept for 

planting. *0 U taiulu o le ufi. 

*0 le taiulu a le tagata, 2. A 

man who raises reports. '0 le 

taiulu lend tagaia. 
Taiuluago, «. one kind of yam. 
Ta'iululima, 8. fifty breadths. Le 

arnxi taHultdvma, a $iapo fifty 

boards in width. 
Ta'iutulima, 8. five baskets of food 

Taifa% «. one row of a bunch of 

Ta'ifau, 8. a chiefs dog. Syn, 

Maile. *0 Idna taHfau. 
Ta'ife% v. to fish for cuttle-fish. 

Ta^ife^ 8. one who fishes for 

Taifula, 8, filing tide but still 

Ta*igaafi, 8. 1. the hearth, the 
fireplace. Syn. Avagalafo. 2. 
The company who go to keep up 
a fire for visitors. 

Taigau, 8. the turn of the tide. *0 
le mdsina e oso i le taitau *a e 
e goto i le taigau. 

Taigulu, 8. high tide. 

Taigalem^, V v. to be just in time, 

Taigamalie, / to come -oppor- 
tunely. Syn. Pagamalib. 

Tailelao, 8. the tide rising in the 
morning dawn. 

Ta'ilelagi, v. ta-H'le-Jagi, to be 
exalted, as the children of a 
mean parent, through the supe- 
rior rank of the other parent. 

Tailelei, t;. to have deep wnter 
within the reef, suitable for a 
boat journey. 2. To be dead low 
water, for fishermen. 

Tailelei, v, 1. to have a lagoon on 
the coast. Opposed to taipupH. 
2. To be at peace. Na tS alu 
atu o taileleiy *ua taipupu foi le 
nu*u nei, 

Tailelei A, v. to be prosperous, to 
be well fed on a journey. 

Tailelua, v. td-i-U'lua, lit to be 
struck into the grave; to be sick, 
to vomit. 

Taili, v. to fan, as a fan. 2. To 
blow, as the wind, 8. To send 
about a child continually on 
messages; redwp, taiuili. Syn, 

Ta'ili, a. stony, gravelly, especially 
when coming to stony soil in 
digging ; redwp. ta*ili*ili. 

Taililigo, 8. smooth sea. (Poetic 

Tail5, 8. tai-lo^ a school of Zo. 

Tailo, v. oontr. from ta-te'le^loa, I 
don't know, 

Tailoloto, 8. a deep tide. Applied 
to a council of chiefs at which no 
common man spoke. 

Tailua, 8. two tides^ . 


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Ta'ilua, ofir. 1. in pairs. 2. Two 

TiiLUMA, t;. td'i'luma, Byn. 

Tailupb, 8. an abundance of 

Tai MAI, V. impere. it is long since. 

*Ua tdi mat lou nofo HneL 
Taimaui, «. a falling tide. 
Taimalie, 8. a piece of good for- 
T ATM A LIE, V. to comc Opportunely. 

Syn. Taigalkmu. 
Taimasa, 8. low tide. 
Ta'imua, 8. 1. one who goes a little 

ahead to lead the way in war. 

2. A leader of the dance. 3. A 

leader, generally. 
Ta'ina. See Ta*a'ina. 
Tainamu, 8. a mosquito curtain. 
. Tasini, 8. perineum ; also to% ufa, 

and s&'oga. 
Tainifo, 8. the gums. 
Ta'ino'ino, interj, I hate. 0% 

tSHnoHno i U nu'^u, 
Taipaap*u, 8. a shallow tide. 
Taipe, 8. a dead low tide. 
Ta'ipisa, v. to go along singing, as 

a party carrying a log. *0 ona 

va*a e/eoaH ma ta^ipisa. 
Taipul, 8. the spray of the sea. 

Syn. Uasami. 
Taipo, 8. a low tide at night 
Taip^pu, 8. an iron-bound coast. 
Taisala, 8. a low tide. (On Upolu.) 

E U8U % te taisala. 
Taisamuti, 8. the season in which 

the large fishes come to the beach 

to eat the smaller ones. 
Taisi, v. 1. to smite, to beat. 2. 

To break up, as firewood. 
Ta*isi, 8. vegetables cooked in leaves. 

*0 Idna td ''hi talo, 
Taisina, 8. the white wood of timber 

next the bark. 
Taisua, 8, a rising tide. 
Taisusu'e, 8. spring tide. 
Taitaeao, 8. a morning low tide. 
Taitai, 8. nearness. ^Ua te taitai 

Toga e 8u^e i ai, 
TXiTAi, V. to be near. See also 


Ta*ita*i, v. to lead ; poM. ta'ita- 

*iiNA. *0 le afu lea na taHtaH 

ifo i ai Iliganoa. 
Ta*ita*i, 8. anything carried in the 

Taitaiipo,\ r> x ^ 

Taitaiipu,} «• ^*"^^» <^^ * *^®®- 
Taitainono, a. brackish. 
Taitainono, p. to be brackish. 
Taitau, 8. the top of full tide. *0 

le mdsina e oso i le taitau. 
Taitapola, 8. a shallow place inside 

the reef. 
Ta'itasi, a. each, one by one. 
Tattetelb, 8. flood tide. Syn. 

Taii'ETElb, 8. 1. large gatherings 

of people. la te lavdtia tditetele. 

2. Persons known to be brave, or 

handsome, or able to answer a 

speech at a great fono ; as, *o le 

tagata o le tditetele. 
Taiti, 8. a person tattooed young; 

a youth. 
TaitolopI, 8. tide rising a little. 
Taitu, 8. full tide ; also taitutu. 
Ta'itua, 8. ta-i-tua, a back- 
handed blow, *0 Idna tdHtua. 
Ta'itua, v. to be degraded, as the 

children of a chief or lady who 

has married beneath his or her 

Taiva, 8. the name of a small fish. 
Tatvai, 8. iron hoop. Perhaps for 

Taivale, 8. 1. a shallow place 

within the reef 2. A falling 

or low tide. 
Taivale, v. to lead astray. 
Taivalea, t>. 1. to be unprosperous, 

to be not well fed on a journey. 

2. To have no head to a family. 

Nafai a utu taivalea. 
Tag, v. to bake ; pl. tatao ; pass. 

TAOA, TAOINA. fUfyaf^i/n ^Wt 

Tag, 8. a spear. *0 hna tao, 
Taga, 8. the north side of Savai*i, 

from a man's name. Olotu i 

Taoa valevale. 
Tag' APE, 8. the spear which lifts 

and loosens the first spear in 
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Tao'atoa, 8. a breadfruit baked 

Tao*ave, 8. a cocoA-nat tree very 

Tao*ofu, 8. lit. that which presses 
down the clothes; hence, a 
waiutcoat, a shawl. *0 lona 

Taoolo, 8, a three-pointed spear. 

Taopi, v. 1. to liold on to, to retain. 
2. To hold to, as an opinion. 3. 
To restrain, to hold back, either 
a person or his speech; pa88. 
TAOFiA ; dimin, ta5fiofl 

TaOfi, 8. 1. a holding ou to. 2. An 
opinion. 3. A restraining. *0 
hna tdofia. 

Taofiga, «. those who hold back 
from war, out of regard to the 
teaching of the New Testa- 

Taopono, V, to cook food the day 
before it is wanted. Byn, Tao- 


Ta*opu, v. to wash clothes. 
Taoqabea, a. speared by accident. 
Taolafo, v. to press or overlap one 

stick of thatch upon another. 
Taoleoleo, «. a lance, a spear not 

to be thrown. '0 hna taoieoleo, 
Taoma% v. from taotao, to press 

down with. 
Taomaga, 8. things pressed. 
Taomea, 8, food, &c., taken to pro- 
cure a pig with. 
Taomi, V, to press down by a 

weight or by force; j^oas. tao- 

MiA ; redup. taotaomi. 
Taona, v. to bake food the day 

before it is given to those for 

whose use it is provided. 8yn, 

Taosala, 8. a spear placed high 

up in the butt in the game of 

Taosala, s. a spear piercing the 

body and cut out. 
Ta*osi, v. to scratch. 
Taoso, v. to prepare for a journey. 
Taosoga, 8. the preparing for a 

journey. *0 le tdo^ciga a U ma- 


Taotao, v. to press down by 
weights, &c., pa88. taotaoina. 

Taotao, «. ihe beams of a houae 
over the utupotu, 

Taotao, \ «. names of a 

Taotaoama, / fish. 

Taotaouli, v. to bake with the 
skin on, as tare, &c. 

Taotaomi, v. redup, of taomi. 

Ta*oto, V, to lie down; pi, ta*o- 
*0T0 ; dimin. ta*oto*oto. 

Ta*oto, 8, the name of a fish whidi 
lies on the bottom of the sea io 
watch for prey. 

Ta*otofa*aatuvela, v. to lie apart 
like the divisions of a cooked 
bonito ; to be well defined, to be 
clear and straightforward. 

Tagtua, v. pressing over another, 
as a rope fastened over another 
to strengthen it 

Taotuaniu, V, to put on thatch so 
as to press on the tuaniu used 
to fasten it 

Tau, 8, 1. leaves used to cover up a 
native oven of food. 2. A year, 
a season, Malay, Taun. 3. A 
price. *0 Idna tau, 4. Some* 
thing to sell. 5. The deck of a 
canoe. *0 le tau o le va^a. 

Tau, a sign of the plural, applied 
to birds. *0 le tau manu, 

Tau, a. fixed, as colours in cloth. 

Tau, v. to fight; pi. tatau; pasB, 
taulia. Alti ie va*a, tau ma^ 

Tau, v. 1. to arrive at, to end at 
*A 'ua tau atu i le motu^foH mat 
ai, 2. To fit in. 3. To hit o? 
strike against. 4. To be an* 
chored. I le va*a 'ua tau i le 
loto, 5, To buy, to barter. 6. 
To pluck fruit with the hand, 
7. To count. 8. To be swollen 
uniformly, as in confirmed ele- 
phantiasis. 'Ua tau le vae, 'ua 
8olo ^atoa lefe^'efe^e; pa88, taua, 

Tau, 8, family connections; ap- 
plied to food brought by re^ 
tions. '0 le titi lenei. 

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/sympathy with another's pain 
or trouble ; as tau ma *out<m. It 
is nsed only in the second and 
third persons. 

Taij, a. that which is right and 
proper. *A ana tau^ tou molia i 
' $e atunu^u, 

Tau, a prefix to verbs, denoting, 
1. intensity, or endeavour. *l7a 
tau sau, 2. Continued action, 
as *Ua tau alaga. 3. United 
with /at' it forma a plural. ^Ua 

Tau, a particle denoting that which 
belongs to, or has respect to, as 
'*0 tola tau ali% reports oon- 
oeming chie&. 

Tau, adv. only. (Prohibitive.) E 
.<icf'alama% *a e tau ina ta i 

Tau, v. 1. to press out, as juice. 2. 
To milk. ^Ua tdu susu; redup, 
^ATAU. 3. To be married. Syn, 


Ta*u, v. to tell, to mention; pt 

TATA*U; pOM, TA*UA, ta*uina; 

redup. TA*UTA*u; pass, ta*uta- 

'UA. ^Ai se alo/a lua ta*ua mat, 
Taua, «. a war, a fight 'O lona 

Taua, v. pass, of tau, to count. *0 

ia € taua lautdu vMgaufe. 
Ta*ua, a. talked abouC well known, 

Taua, a. precious, valuable. '0 le 

He taua. 
Ta©a, pron. dual, we two (including 

the person addressed). 
Taua, s. one name of the Atua 

district. *Ua tusi^eseina i le itu 

o le Taua. 
Tau*ai, v. 1. to gain a mark in 

games. 2. To be first in fishing, 

war, or seu ; pass, tau*aia. 
Taua*i, v. to be wounded slightly, 

not in a dangerous part. 
Tauai*a*au, a word used in pigeon- 
catching. When there are many 

present, the loops clash together. 

Applied to contentions. 
Taua*i*upu, v. to fight with words, 

to quarrel with abu&ive language. 

Taua*ipu8U, v. to box, to fight with 

Taua*ifusuga, «. a fight with 

TAU*AiaA, s. a victory in fishing, 
seuga^ or war. Tusa o tau^aiga i 

TIuAiaA, s, family connections. 

Taua*imi8a, V, to quarrel. 

Taua*ivb*evb*e6, 8. a noisy quar- 

Tauau, «. 1. to tend towards, to be 
on the decline. 2. To be on the 
increase. *ITa taudu ona malosi. 
*Ua taudu ina vdivai. 

Tau*au, 8. the shoulder. *0 lona 

Tau*a'u, 8. the tapui which im- 
precates death by the *a*tt. 

Tau'auto^ona, v. lit. to have the 
shoulder rested on, as is done in 
a crowded house by those pres- 
sing forward to the front ; to be 
passed by, to be superseded. 

Tauafiafi, 8. said of a district 
shadowed by mountains, and so 
has a long evening. 

Tauaga, 8. a press, a strainer. 

Tauagapau, 8. mild conduct, kind- 
ness. ^0 lona tauagafau. Syn. 

Tauagavale, 8. 1. the left. 2. A 
left-handed man. 

Tauala, v. 1. to luff, to keep close 
to the wind. 2. To watch by 
the sick at night. 

Ta*ualaulumagaape, 8. one who 
can count the hairs and yet 
make slips in speaking. Ap- 
plied to a good speaker in 
making mistakes. 

Taualala, v. 1. to go and sit with 
a party courting a lady; pass, 
TAUALALAFiA. 2. To exhibit a 
new canoe or new spears. 

Tau* ALALIA, V. 1. to make attempts, 
to attempt to go. 2. To feign cls 
though about to strike. 

Taualasa, v. to strive for what 
cannot be obtained, as an old 
man for a young wife. Only of 
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Tauali*!, v. to reach a chief, of a 

spear thrown. 
Taualo, v. to continue to row or 

Taualoa, v. to be treated with 

Taualoga, «. the paddling of a 

boat or a canoe. 
Taualuga, «. 1. the coverinic of the 
ridge of a house. 2. A cock's 
comb. 3. The roof of the mouth 
when diseased. 
Taualuga, v. 1. to raise the hands 
in holding a club. 2. To be 
Taualuga, «. a flag, a pennant iu/a 

Tajjama, b. the name of one rope in 

a sailing canoe. 
Tauamo, v. 1. to carry about a 
dead chief. 2. To find fault 
with an absent pirson, as if 
they were carrying him about 
Tauamoqa, 8. 1. the carrying about 
of a dead chief. Na mdfua i le 
tauamoga o le alN. 2. The 
bearers of the bier. 
Tau*amu, t>. 1. to tie ^amu on to 
a fish-trap so as to conceal it 
from fishes. 2. To chop or adze 
off the ^id of a beam when too 
long ; redup. tau*amu*amu. 
Tauanau, V. to be urgent, to be 

Tauanau, V, to use provoking 

words after being worsted. 
Tauanavb, $. the name of a tree 

((3ordia subcordata). 
Tau'apa'apa, v. to endeavour to 

reach after. Also Tau*a*apa. 
TauapaI, «. to be involved with 

f^nother in some foolish act. 
Tau*apatotolo, t;. to begin to try 

to crawl, of a child. 
Tau'ape, v. to try to raise the skin 
over an abscess so as to let out 
the matter; redup. tau*apb*ape. 
Tau*apo*1po, v. to adjust a bad 
wrapper so as to cover the body. 
TAU^iPO'APo, V. to cleave to. 
Tau*apoia, v. pass, to be constantly 

ill or unfortunate. ^Va taii^a- 

poia e le mala. 
Tauaso, 8. 1. blindness. 2. A blind 

Tauaso, r. to be blind. 
Tau*A80, v. to put on the *a80 of a 

Tauatanb, v. 1. to have dinefng 

with men only. 2. To engage 

in fight with men, t.e., brave 

Tauatanb, «. a species of sodomy, 

sed non introiens. 
Tau*Xtea, 8. the name of a rope in* 

a sailing canoe. 
Tauateatea. See Taumamao. 
Tauatuatugia, v. to be of no im- 
portance ; of persons and things. 
Tauava, 8. a pilot through an 

opening in the reef. 
Tiu*AVA, V. to strain the *ara. 
Tauavale. iSiee Tauapa^l 
Tau*avb, v. to beai* about. Aue se 

mea *o sola e tau*ave. 
Tauemu, v. to mock, to ridicule, to 

jeer; pass, tauemua. 
Taubmuga, 8. mocking, ridicule, 

jeering. *0 Idna tauemuga. 
Tauene, ». 1. to stretch ' up the 

hand, and not be able to reach^, 

2. To long for, to desire, and not 
be able to obtain. 

Tiu*B8B, V. 1. to count wrongly the 
coming of j?aZo^. 2. To sit apart 
from others. 

Taui, 8. a reward, a payment. *C> 
lana taui. 

Taui, v.\. to reward. 2. To pay. 

3. To revenge; pass, tauia; 
redp. petaul\*i. *Olea tauia le 
tu^umdvaega o le teine^ 

Ta*ui, 8. a bundle, a parcel. 

Tauia. See Letauia. 

Ta'ui'ui, 8. a small bundle or; 

Tauiao, 8. confusion, as from all a 

party talking together. 
Tauiama, 8. the name of a rope of 

a sailing canoe. 
Tau'iama, v. to be on the left side 

of a canoe, as a fish-hook. 
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Tau*imatau, «. the name of a rope 
j in a sailing canoe. 

Tatj*itua. See Ta itua. 

Tauituaina, v. to revenge. Ana 

I a^u tito a*u nei, i le ^ua tauitu- 

i aina. Syn, Tauimasui. 

! Tauivi, V, 1. to wrestle. 2. To 

work with all the stiengtli; pi. 

■ TAUIVI. 3. To reach to the bone, 
: as a spear wound. 

■ Ta*uo, «. the name of a fish. 
Tauu, a, tduriij belonging to a 

family, relatmg to family con- 
Tauu^a, 8. a temporary £G«tening 
\ nsed in building. 

' Tau'u*!, v. to entreat, to importune, 

as a woman, or for a oanoe. 
Tauupi, «. a yam plantation. 
Tau*ulu, «. one method of fishing. 
1^ TAtj*UPEGA, «. payment for a nt t. 

7 Tau^pbga, «. the owner of a net 

I which is given to a fisherman. 

f Tau*upu, 8, 1. the waist, the loins. 

I 2. The part where the tigapula 

joins the taro. *Ua tau^upu 
^ malo8i U icUo, 3. Pudend. 

^ mulieb. 

^ Tautjta, «. a landsman. 

Tauuta, V, to take a canoe-load of 

Tauutaga, 8, a carrying of a load 
of taro in a boat. *0 Idna tau- 
Tauuto, v. to gather up a net by 

taking hold of the uto. 
Taupa, 8. water. (A chiefs word.) 
,. JJtufia ni taufa e 8ui aH. 

3?AUPA*AXJTULBPA0, V. to IcaVC off 

working at canoe-building. 

Taupa*aala, v. to try to find 
occasion to fight or do anything. 

Taupa* AFEiLO, v. to talk together, 
as troops of both armies, as if 
not at war. *Ua taufa^afeUo le 
' taua. 

Taufa*aobge, v. to stir up a fire, a 
dying pig, or a drooping plant- 

Tatjp1*alalo, v. inten8, of pa*a- 


TAUFA'ALEVANumj, 8. partial rain. 

Taupa<ali*a, v. to tell sideways, to 

tell indirectly. 
Taupa*alaki. Intefu. of Fa*a- 


Taupa*A8ala, V. 1. to endeavour to 
bring under punishment, or to 
fine without cause. 2. To accuse 

Taufa* APTTO. Intefne. of Fa'apito. 

Taupa*asb*b. 8yn. Taupaalani. 

TAUPA*AfiUA, V. to beat to wind- 

Taufai, a prefix to some verbs to 
form an intensive plural, as tau- 

Taupaioso, v. jpl, to jump, as for 
joy. Ona taufaioso lea ^ofafinej 
mafa^apea, Oi^ua fa^afetai, 

Taupaipepese, v. to sing all. 

TAuPAiTiTiLi, «. the tapui impre- 
cating death by thunaer. 

TAUPlmnLi, V. to go in numbers 
to Uli, 

Taupao, v. 1. to scramble for. 2. 
To take from one another by 
force. E maua malie tdufao, 

Taupau, v. fifom the string of a 
tame pigeon. 1. to teach a 
pigeon. 2. To exhort; redup. 
TAUPAUPAU. 3. To teach to nx, 
the fly-hook for bonito. 

Taupaoa, v. to set fish-traps. Jfo 
ai Fiti mataufa>ga. 

Taupala, v. to push apart so as to 
widen ; as bushes growing over a 
road ; or tlie interert;ices of a bas- 
ket, so as to be able to abstract 

Taupalalo, v. taufa-orlaloj to have 
water at the root of yams or taro, 
causing rottenness. 

Taupale, 8. the entrails; used 
before chiefs for ga^au. 

Taupale, v. to sit with carpenters 
while at work; of the owner of 
the house being built. 

TaupIluoa, 8. 1. a branch of a tree 
broken and hanging down. 2. A 
branch over a road. 

Taupano, v. to fight and run on. 

Taupakua, v. to be off the land, aa 
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Taupanua, s. the owner of a piece 
of land. 

Taupanu*u, 8. lil, water (vapour) 
from tlie land, clouds rising from 
the mountains and spreadinjir 
towards the sea iu tibe middle of 
the day. 

Taupata, V, to continue to bear 
about in a palanquin. E tau/ata 
pea lo Idtou tamd, 

Taufatu, v. to tie on a stone as a 
weight to a fish-hook. 

Taufatu, \ 8. stones heaped up 

Taupatuati,/ in the lagoon to 
attract fish. 'O Idna taufcUu. 

Taufelbfele, a. bushy, thick with 

Taufeta% v. to fight with clubs 
or axes. Si du tau/etaH nqfoy 
^ua tu'u A^ana i le ^clo, 

Taufetb'btu, v. to hang on a 
middle branch, of breadfruit 

Taufetuli, v. pi. of MOMO'B, to rou. 

Taufetuliga, 8. a running, a race. 

Taufetulttuli, v. redup. to run 
two together on a message. 

Taufi, v. to cover in an oven with 

Taxjfia. See Tautolu. 

Taufoe, 8, the fastening of the 
steering paddle in a large double 

Tattfoe, v. 1. to tie a fishing-line 
to a paddle. 2. To tie the end 
of a pigeon's string to the 8eu 
house. 3. To warn, to exhort. 

Taufoegata, a. disobedient. 

Taufoegata, v. to be disobe- 

TaufofO, v. to persuade, to entreat, 
with particular reference to a 
quarrel, or to an angry man. 
•tTa 8etoa ma *oe t' tau/ofo o le 
-finagalo o le malo. 

Taufolo, 8. a native dish of pounded 
breadfruit, with expressed cocoa- 
nut juice and salt water. 

Taufoloniu, 8. tau/oh made with 
cocoa-nut, without salt water. 

Taufolosahi, 8. taufolo made with 
salt water. 

Taufono, V, to hold frequent 

TaufonO. v. to call out. 
Taufonofono, V, to go out to meet 

E taufanofono i le moana. 
Taufota, 8. See Fota; pi, T.AtJ- 


Taufua, v. to return ttom fishing 
without any fish. Syn. *Aba. 

Taufuifui, v. to bear fruit in 

Taufulufulu, o. hairy. 

Taufulufulu, v. to be hairy. 

Taufusi, ^ «. a swamp. *0 lona 

Taufusiga,/ taufusi. 

Taxjfuti, t;. to pluck hairs or 
feathers ; spec, muliebr. pud. 

Taufuti, v. to do a thing con- 

Taufutifuti, v. 1. to beg con- 
tinually. 2. To continue to be 
troubled some time after an 
opponent has apologised. 

Tatjga, 8. a fighting ; as 'o 2e tauga 
a moo, 

Tauga, s. 1. a basket of provisions 
reserved for the next meal. 2. 
Food taken to a female with 
proposals of marriage or concu- 
binage. *0 lana tauga, *o pua^a 
ma mdlie. 8. Pledge mats taken 
to a carpenter to secure his ser- 
vices. *0 le tauga o le fale. 

Tauga, v. 1. to be speared in a 
mortal part. 2. To be pained 
with hard words. 

Tauga, v. 1. to do as one likes, 
to act perversely. 2. To waste, 
to neglect. *Ua tauga le mala. 

Tauga*ai, 8. from v. tau'ai, tho 
gaining of a count in a game. 

Tauga*itO, v. tdugd'H-tu, to be 
independent, to act indepen- 

TaugIuli, a, dirty, black, un- 

Taugagafa, v. 1. to stutter. Syn, 
ToLOGAGAFA at Mauu'a. 2. To 
act deliberately. 3. To try to 
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Tauoagana, v. to try to talk or 

Taugalatulatu, «. 1. the chatter- 
ing of laitdatu. 2. The noise of 
many people talking all together. 

Taugalemu. 8yn, Pagamalie. 

Taugaloloa, «. 1. a long girdle 
of leaves. 2. A burden hanging 
low. 3. Large elephantiasis in 

Taugamalib. See TAugalemu. 

Taugamata, 8, the back of the 
h^kd. *0 lona taugdmata. 

Taugata, r. 1. to be difficult to 
buy, to be high priced. 2. To be 
difficult to deal with, to make 
hard bargains ; pi. taugata. 

Tauoatama%^ v. to come inoppor- 

Taugavale, j portunely. 

Taugopie, ». 1. to be easily pur- 
chased, to be low priced. 2. 
To be easy to deal with; pi. 

Taula, Malay, Sauh, «. an anchor. 
Fesui Aiua i le tatda. ^0 le 
taxda o. le va^a. *0 Idna tavla, 

Taula, v. to anchor. Tvta i Midi- 
aga^ na tavla i moana. 

Taula, b. 1. the keeper or feeder 
of a chiefs dog. 2. Tlie priest 
of an aitu. See Taulaitu. *0 
le tdtda o le aitu, 

Taula, v. to be brought in abun- 
dance, as food and property 
brought continually to a chief. 

Taula, s. a sailing canoe. 

Taula*!, v. 1. to anchor with ; to 
anchor to. 2. To hang up with. 
3. To hang on to, as anger, 
hope, &c. 

Taulaitu, «. tatUa'O-le-aitu, 1. a 
priest of the aitu. 2. A doctor, 
who worked by charms. 

Taulaolegalu, 8. the guide over 
the waves ; the name of a large 

Taulaolevai, ». lit keeper of the 
water, an eel. Syn. Tuna. 

Tau^auipi, 8. the bonito fisherman's 
sun-shade ; for Taumata. 

Taulaupau, V, to have a piece oC 
lauie tied on, as to a tame gogo, 

Taulaupapa, v. the poetic name of 
tdulau/au; a mark of a chiefs 

Taulaga, 8. 1. a sacred offering. 
*0 Idna tdvlaga. 2. An anchor- 
age. TduLaga o va^a, 

Taulaga, b. 1. the roost of a bat. 
*0 lona taulaga, 2. A place 
where fishes congregate. 

Taulaga, v. to enaeavour to raise, 
as a swamped canoe, or a con-* 
quered party ; pass. Taulagaina. 
M le mafai ona taulaga pe atoi 

Taulagai*a. See Taulaga (2). 

Taulagapb'a. See Taulaga (1). 

Taulagl See Tailelagi. 

Taulagi, v. 1. to sing a song adapted 
to dancing. 2. To make an appro- 
priate speech. TS flu i lo outou 
fa^atupu *ttpt«, ^a e le mau tavr 

Taulagi, «. a chiefs blindness. 
Syn. Tauvale. *0 lona tdulagi, 

Taulagilaoi, 9. 1. to put in mind, 

as those divi'lng out food; of 

visitors present who wish to got 

a share. 2. To remind a speaker 

- of some topic. 

Taulalo, «. 1. a crouching action 
in daiKiin^;. 2. A pig's cheek. 
*0 le taulalo o le pua''a; when 
spoken of as food it takes a. 3. 
A low place in a rock or hill. 4. 
A prompter to a speaker, or to 
one distributing food or *ava. 

Taulalo, v, 1. to let tliC hands 
drop down in a club match. 2. 
To be conquered. 3. To inter^ 
cede. Syn. FAULALa 

Taulalo, v. to hang low, as fruit 

Taulalo, «. low-hanging fi-uit 

Taulalo^ese, v. 1. to tavlalo out of 
tune in dancing. 2. To speak 
against. 3. To cause to err. 
lliganoa taulaWese, 
Taulamua, r. 1. to precede, to go 
before. 2. To go and b'sten to 
the speeches at a.fono, and bring 
home its decisions. 

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Taulami, 8. a small ounoe taken on 
bonrd a large one to distant 

Taulani, V, to jump overboard in 
order to put the canoe on the 
other tack ; pasi. taulania. 

TitTLATA, t>. 1. to hang near to the 
body of the tree, as fruit. 2. To 
be near, to be at hand. 

Taule*ale*a, 8. (from Ze*ofe*a, small, 
not come to maturity) ; a young 
man ; pi. taulele'a. *0 U gcUu 
tdulele*a o le nu^u, 

Taule'alb*au8umat, 8. a young 
man who goet> to help in a family 
in the early morning. 

Ta^uleagaina, u. to be badly re- 
ported of. 

Ta^uleia, 8. the name of a fish, 
the emblem of Safotulafai. 

TA*rLELEiA, V. to be well reported 

Tault, a. dirty, unscraped, as taro 
or yam baked in the skin. 

Tatjlia, 1?. 1. to be dirty. 2. To 
have dark clouds hanging on to 
the mountains, ^Ua tduLia le 
tuoMvi. 3. To be found fault 
with. 4. To be ill, of a chief. 
^Ua tdvlia le fala. 

Taulia, V, to be there, of a large 
number of fishes, as aiule^ &c, 

Tauua, v. pa88. of TAU. 1. To be 
fought, as a battle, to be engaged 
in fight 2. To contend for the 
privilege of speaking. 3. To be 

< lodged in, as a spear in the body. 

4. To be interrupted, as a fono. 

5. To be bought. 

TauIiIlo, v. to hang hidden, as 
fruit in the middle of a tree. 

Taxtlima, 8. an armlet. 

Taulo*u, 8. the name of a plant 
(Solanum repandum). 

Tatjloto, V, to desire. 

Taulotoa'iga,! «. the middle, the 

Taulotoga, / half-way. 

Taultj, v. to be in great pain. 

Taulua, ». 1. a couple growing 
together, as fruit. 2. A couple 
hung together, as water-bottles. 

Taulua, «. a pair, as two children 

of the same gender equally 
praised ; or two canoes anchored 
together ; or two dogs fed by one 

Taulua'iletuga, adv, unequally 

Taulualofi, «. the name of a star. 

Tauluatuajanua, 8, the name of a 

Taulutluola, a. 1. umbrageous, 
flourishing. 2. Abounding, of 

Taululauti, «. the top of the ti 
plant, ns^ as an emblem of a 
message of peace. 

Tauluula, «. a branch of a bread- 
fruit tree with leaves and blos- 

Tauma, v. imper8. a word of condo- 
lence to those suffering. Used 
only impersonally. Tauma *oe i 
hu maH. 

Tauma*a. See Taufatu. 

Tauuau, V, to hang firmly, as a 
cocoa-nut, or a fish on a hook. 

Taumau, V, to continue, to remain 
firm, to perbist in. 

Taumaunu, V, 1. to bait. 2. To 

Taumapa, 8. food, of chiefs. *Ua 
lafoaH i le lai tdumafa, 

Taumapa, v. to eat or to drink, of 
chiefs and a chiefs pigeon ; pi, 


' Ua ta^e le vai e taumafa aH le aii^i, 
Taumapa, «. abundance, plenty. 
*Ua tumu le faga i idumafa o le 
Taumapa, w. to be in abundance. 
Taumafai, V, to strive, to en- 
deavour ; pa88. TAUMAPAIA. 

Taumapamua, 8. the name of a 
month, October-November. 

Taumapataga, 8. the meal of a 
chief, his eating. *0 Idna tdu' 

Taumalab. See Anohalae. 

Taumalaga, v. 1. to put a vessel 
more before the wind. 2. To en- 
deavour to raise, as a war, &c. 

Taumalolo, t;. to quiet down, to 
subside, as anger. 


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TArMALUA, V. 1. to shake about, as 
a mast. 2. To be changeable, as 
the wind. 3. To be undecided. 
Taumamao, v. to keep off, to keep 

away from. Syn. Tauatbatea. 

Taumamao, v, 1. to hang on an 

outside bough, as &uit. 2. To 

be far off. 

Taumanavaalofa, r. to assist. 

Fd't e taumanavaalofa le Tatdeia, 

Taumanu, 8. a number of birds. 

Na pepe le taumanu, 
Taumasina, $. the attendants of 
Malietoa, whose duty it was to 
keep up the fire while he slept. 
*0 le taumasina a Malietoa. 
Taumasuasua, v. to be full to over- 
Taumata, «. a shade for the eyes 
from the sun. ^H mai le moemoe 
o le niu efai aH sona taumata. 
Taumatau, v. to angle, to fish, with 

a hook. 
Taumatau, a. the right. *0 le itu 

Taumatau, v. to buy fish-hooks. 
Ta'umate, v. to guess. 8yn. 
Taupe ; pan. taumatea. 8a 
mdtou taumatea i le mdsina *'ua 
Taumatua, V, to keep near to, as 
. to a road, lest one should be lost. 
Taume, 8. the cover or sheath of 
the cocoa-nut blossoms, used as a 
Taumeetu, V. to be restless, from 

fear or desire. 
Taumiloga, 8. 1. the making of 
twine for nets. 2. The wrest- 
ling together. 
Taumoa, «. a lever. Syn. Uaua. 

'0 Idna taumoa. 
Taumua, 8. the fore part of a canoe. 

^0 U taumua o le va^a. 
Taumualua, 8. lit. two taumua, or 
bows ; the name of a native boat 
built like a whaleboat. 
Taumuamua, 8. those first in order, 
as old men first in order for 
death ; or those who go first on 
a journey. 8eH malaia ane se 
tagata ua taumuamua,. 

Taumult, 8. the stem. '0 le tau- 
muli le va^a. 

Taumuli, v. to steer, to act as 

Taumulta, v. 1. to blow into an 
opening in the reef, so making it 
rough. 2. To meet, as the cur- 
rente at the end of an island. 

Taumultava, v. to have passed the 
passage in the reef; to be in 
smooth water. 

Taumulioa, «. taro last planted. 
Of>poiiite of uatolo, 

Taunanu, v. to talk indistinctly, as 
a child or a dying person. 

Taunapu, v. to warn. Syn. La- 


Taunonopo, v. to be a polygamist. 
Taunonofo, 8. the wives of a poly* 

gnmiat. '0 i aile taunonofo a le 

ali'i e to^a^selau. 
Taunu*u, t?. 1. to reach to, to arrive 

at. 2. To come to pass. 
Taunu*uga, 8. the arriving at 2* 

The coming to pass. 
Taupa, adv. seldom. Syn. Seabea. 
Xaupao, v. to forbid, from poo. 

SeHa a*u fa^alogo atu lava o 'e 

Taupau, v. to count out in equal 

Taupa'u, v. to stumble, as if falling. 
Taupale, v. to pull, to paddle. A 

i'hiefs word to a crew; redup. 

TAUPALEPALE. Taupol^Mle mai 

Taupaletuolela, 8. about nine 

o'clock in the morning. 
Taupanau, v. 1. to urge for the 

payment of a dtbt. 2. To r6- 

stram, to suppress, as a cough, 

&c., by medicine. 
Taupati, v. to strive, to persevere. 
Taupe, v. to swing. 
Taupe, v. to guess. Syn. Taumate. 
Taupeau, o, to contend with the 
waves. Uf^uatauma^oei taupeau, 
Taupega, 8. a swing. *0 lona taw 

Taupepb, v. to reckon on what is 
past. ^Ua taupepe % mea ana^ 
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TAtPEPEi'EPE, «. flying orDaments 
of a canoe, tuiga, bonnet, &c, 

TaupI, r. to engage in certain 
games on the death of a chief. 

tTAUPiOA, 8, games and jesting on 
the death of a chief. 

Taupo, 8, a night attack. 

Taupo, v. to make a night attack; 

pat8, TAXJPdlKA. 

Taupou, 8, a virgin. *0 le tdupou 
o le aiga, 

Taupola, ». the name of a crab. 
See Tapola. Applied to a yonng 
man who did not fight. Lai/oa 
ua tofia e fax ma taupola o 

Taupotu, 8. the different islands of 
Fiji. Le taupotu o Fiti. 

Taupua% v. to retch. 

Taupuga, 8. 1. a piece of coral 
hung to a tree as a tarmi, im- 
precating disease on a tnief. 2. 
A large block of coral. 

Taupule, v. 1. to be ornamented 
with sliells. 2. To consult to- 
gether, as the members of a 

Tai PULEA, t;. to have rulers. 

TArpuLE*E8EA, V, to beprivily con- 
demned to death. Enofo at ma 
le mala e taupule^espa. 

Taupulega, 8. the rulers of a land. 
It takes o or a in the genitive. 

Taupulepule, v. to consult together 
in secret. 

Tausaga, «. 1. a season, a year, of 
six months only. 2. A twelve- 
mouth year. Ona tausaga, 
(Lately adopted meaning.) 

Tausaga, v. to be many years since. 

Tausala, «. a titled lady, a chief- 
taiuess. '0 le tausala o le nu^u. 

Tausala, «. 1. a breadfruit hang- 
ing far out on the extremity of a 
branch. 2. One lau for fishing, 
have no other to double it with. 

Taubama, v. from sama, to make a 
marriage i'eukt Ona *uma lea 
ona tausama. 

Tausama^aga, 8. a marriage feast 

Tausami, V, t» eat. (A respectful 

Tausauiga, 8. a feast 

Tausani, V, to sing, to whistle, as 

birds in the morning. Ona tau^ 

8ani lea o ma^mao. 
Tai sANiSANi. See Fa'asanisaih. 
Tausea, V, to warn, to exhort. I^n. 

Taufoe. Tausea i le mah ia 

tupu ma^a, 
Tauseagata, t;. to be disobedient. * 
Tauseu, V, 1. to endeavour to steer 

away from. Semd, tauseu o mar' 

mao. 2. To forbid or interrupt 

a speaker. 
Tausi, v. 1. to take care of, to 

nurse. 2. To observe, to keep, 

as a command; pass, tausia; 

redup. TAUSiusi. 
Tau8I'u8i*u, «. the top branches of 

a tree. 
Tau8i*usi*u, v. to hang on the top 

Tausi*usi*uga, 8. the extremity of a 

land. Tausi^usi^uga a le nu*u. 

Also the end of a speech, the top 

of a tree, mast, &c. 
Tausili, v. to climb. 'CTa tdusUi % 

le mauga. fig. He is asleep. 
TAuaiNid, V, to race, to run a race. 
Tausinioga, «. a race. *0 la la 

Tausisi, v. 1. to strive after, to 

persevere in. 2. To follow up, 

to hold on to, as a report, &a ; , 

pi, TAUSISI ; pass, tausisia. 
Tausoa, 8. a burden carried on a 

stick by two. ^Olald tausoa. 
Tausoa, v. to carry a burden be-- 

tween two persons. 
Tausoaga, 8. beams of a house. 
Tausua, V, 1. to joke, to jeer. % 

To endeavour to raise by a 

Tausuai, t>. 1. to stumble forward. 

2. fi^. To be stumbled, to take 

offence at 
Tausuaga, 8. jesting. *0 Idna tau" 

Tausuamatamuli, v. 1. not to bear 

being joked, to be angry with a 

joke. Syn. Tausua vale. 
Tausuavalb, v. 1. to jest, using 

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LAU. 2. To be angry with a 

' joke. %». Tausuamatamtjli. 

Tatjsunu, ». the nnme of a sea- 
side tree (Tounefortia argentea). 
Called also Moegdpepe, the but- 
terfly's bed. 

Ta^ta, 8. See Tauuta. 

Tauta, 8. a long stick for driving 
animals and fowls from a house. 
*0 Idna tatUd. 

Tauta, v. 1. to fish with a large 
net, driving the fish into it by 
striking the water. 2. To keep 
back, to hold back by persuasion. 

Tauta*ainiu, 8. taU'ta^ai-nuiy a 
tapui imprecating disease. 

Tautai, 8. 1. a seaman. 2. A 
steersman.. 3. A fisherman. *0 
1e tautai o le nu^u. E utu po U 
vai tautai. 

Tautai, v. to steer ; pass, tautaia. 
. Tautau, v. to hang, to hang up ; 


Ta*uta'u, 8. a squall. 

Ta'utaHj, V, to mention, to tell; 
pass. ta*uta*uina. 

Tautauga, 8. 1. a contrivance to 
prevent rats getting to food, by 
interposing a piece of bamboo or 
cocoa-nut shell in the string to 
which a basket is himg. 2. A 

Tautaulaqa, 8. a hook to hang 
things on. 

Tautapa, 8. a squall. Syn. Ta- 


TaCtaga, 8. See Tauutaga. 

Tautagata, 8. the people of an 
aitu. Applied to a family de- 
voted to his service. 

Tautagata, v. to count people in 
order to apportion out food. 

XiCTAGATA, V. 1. to find pOOplc 

at home. 2. To fall in with, as 
troops in war. 3. To strike, of 
^ spear or shot sent at random. 
Tautala, v. to talk ; poM. tauta- 
jjlgia ; redup. tautalatala ; 


Tautala, s. ropes used to prevent 
the iala of a house from being 
broken when lifted. 

TAUTALAiTnTf, V. to talk while a 
child, to be forwar4 before grown 
people. Syn. Alai. 

Tautalaga, 8. the speech of a 
tvlafale. *0 Una tautalaga. 

Tautalagia, v. j^ass, of tautala, 
to be spoken with. 

Tautalagia, v. pass, to be ill-used. 
See Fa'atautala. 

Tautali, v. to follow after. *l7a 
. tuUiH lefafine a tautali. 

Tautama, a. concerning chiefs* 

Tautama, v. to suckle. (A Ma- 
nuka word for fdilele.) 

Tautapa, v. to shout the praises of 
a chief on occasion of his getting 
a wife. Ana *ua tautapa a*e na 

Tautasi, v. 1. to hang one alone, 
as a single cocoa-nut. 2. To be 
one alone, as the egg of a pigeon, 
or a young pigeon, or an only 
child. ^OJefiMlupe ^ua tdutasi. 

Tautatau, 8. one who sits with the 
tattooer while at work. 

Tautb, v. to eat. Only used to 
the highest chiefs. 

Taute*aga. See Te*aga. 

Tautefatepa, v. to stagger. 

Tautega, 8. the eating. Of the 
highest chiefs. 

Tactelea*!, Vi to run and fijB^t, 
Fia alu % le tautdeaH. 

Tautevateva, v. to stagger. Ste 

Tauti, v. to hang water-bottles on 
to trees in order to catch rain- 

Tautia, V, pass, to take care ol 
Used on Mann*a for tausia. 

Tauti* A, v. to eat. Only to chiefti 
of Amoa and Lealatele. 

Tautili, v. to make haste to do. 

Tautilo, V. to look out for. 

Tautima, v. to exhort. 

TaUTINA*AVA. \ « ^ m«r,^. 

Tautinatoa. |^«Tinatoa. 
Tautino, a, his very own. *0 le 

moMnu tautino. ' 

Tautino, v. to hang near the body 

of a tree, as fruit. 
Ta*utino, «. to declare plainly. - 


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7a^17tinoga, 8. prQfefisiim, dedara- 

. tlon. 

Tautipatipa, 8. an (wrDament tied 

;, to the t&td of a canoe, 

Tauto, «. to imprecate curses on 

- oneself, to take an oath» to swear. 
Tauto, «. an oath. 
Tauto^ai, v. to ran against, as a 

blind man does. 
TautoIo, v* 1. to push forward « 

canoe or boat with a pole. 2. To 

cut up breadfruit for masu 
TluT9'OTO*.o, V. to walk with a 

stick, as a sick person. 
Tautooa, s. the taking of an oath. 

• *0 lana tautoga, 
Tautogafau, v. 1. to scheme. 2. 

To concoct mischief. 
Tautolopa*a. See Fa*atolopa'a. 
Tautolu, a. tliree hanging togetlier, 
, as a duster of three oranges, or 

three wives, &c. 
Tautoma, v. 1. to encourage, as to 
. fight. 2. To give directions. 
Tautomua, v. to come first. 
TatTtomuli, V, to come last. 
Tautonu, v. to come right, to come 

direct to. a party. 
Tautu, ». 1. a large block of coral 
c In the Jagoon. 8yn, Taupuga. 

2. The stick into wliich a pigeon's 
. perch ia thrust 3. The joining 

at the ends of the planks of a 
> canoe. 
Tautu, «. the porcupine fish (Diodon 

• hystrix). 

Tautu, v. 1. to attempt to stand. 

2. To stand straight out, as *a80 

: which do not bend to the shape 

of the house. 3. To distribute 

• food when divided. 

Tautu, «. one method of fishing. 

Tautu, «. 1. to keep the mosquito 
curtains hanging up. 2. To re- 
peat the same thing over and 
over again. Maiaoge i i4iutu, 

Tautua, ». 1. a servant, but only 

< of relations who act in that 
capacity. *0 Idna tautua, 2. A 

' basket for keeping fly-fish hooks 
in. 3. A hatchet, bt cause it is 
carried thrust in the girdle at the 

back. 4. The tupe thrown metL 
within the edge of the mat in 
playing at lafoga. 
Tautua, ». to serve; pass, tautu- 


Tautuao, v. to rise up and pass 

over, as clouds. 
TAxnuATiAAiGA, V. to scrvo in a 

family desiring to become head 

of it. 
Tautuapiaiooa^ «. to desire to be a 

mataif of a servant. 
Tautuana, v. to give the precedence 

to. ^A e tautuana LefuaHva^at 
Tautuataliga, V, to turn away th© 

ear from hearing ; as if the word 

had gone behind the ear; to 

refuse to listen. 
Tautu% V, to insinuate an impre- 
cation by praising in a jeering 

manner, as, Amuia outou i maio^ 

lo8i, meaning the reverse. 0% 2a 

teine lalelei, 
Tautu'u, v. to carry oif, to clear 
■ ;off, as a quantity of things taken, 

in different lots. ' Ua 8o^o Saldfat 

i tautu^ i uta atu. '^ 

Tautu*utu*u, v. to yield to. Faita- 

lia *oe pe *e te tdutu^utu^u mat 

TaCt^pala, 8. the name of a fisli. 
Tautula, v. to fasten the string of 

a pigeon to its perch. 
Tautuga, 8. a footstool. [T. P.] 
Tautulua, v. to reach the middle, 

as of life. Se^i tautulua lenei 

Tautuluaga, 8. half-way, mid- way. 
Tautulutulu, v. to drop down. 
Tautumutumu. See Tai si'usi*u. 
Tautupe, v. to take place. ^Ua 

tdutupe le taua. A word used in 

the game of lafogd-tupe. 
Taututa, v. to rebound, as an axe 

or spear struck against hard 

Tauva, ». to be rivals, for a wife,. 
. or for the posse^ision of a fine 

Tauva*a, v. to sit with the car- 
penters while building a canoe. 
Tauva*a, f. the owner of a canoe 


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^ p\$^e^-^md<dt the care of a fi^er^ 

TAtrv^E, ,«» anklets. *0 ona tawoae. 
Tauvae, v. to hang: oa to the foot, 
• as cocOa-nuts picked by stealth 

and tliu^ brought, to the ground, 
. BO as to prevent the noise which 

woQld be caused by their falling. 
TAyvAjiLUA, 8, a person, connected 

with both war- parties, and, in 

'Consequence of this, allowed to 

.pass from one to the other baok- 

wards fwid forwards. 
TiiPVAl, ^. a guide over a torrent, 

or to an inland lake. . 
^^AUVAO, 8. 1. onfe uncustomed to 

the bush, a guide in the bush. 

2. One who directs tile ^eti^a* 

*0 le tduvao o le seugcf,, 
Tauyalb, v. I. to cdme inoppor- 
tunely. 2. To come ahead, as a 

foul wind. 3. To marry- beneath 

one's rank. Syn. Taitua. 
Taxjtale, a. blind. A term of 

respect, Syn. Taulaol 
Tauvalb, «. to be blind* 
Ta'uvalba, v. 1. badly re- 
ported of, to have a bad cha- 
. raeter. 2. To be ynrongf ully 
. reiwrted of. 

Tauveli, v. to provoke, to tempt. 
. (A Tongan word.> 
Taitvevb, 8. an oven-maker, a cook. 
: (A term of reproach.) 
Tafa, 8. 1. a gash, an incision. 
( 2. The side of a hiU. 
Tafa, v. to cut, to gaali, to scarify, 

to lance; intern, tAfatafa. *0 
; le ma^i ^ug, tafa, 

Tafa, v, ]. to turn on one side. 
; 2. fi^. To have pity on. ''Ua 

tafa mat lona- Jinagalo, 
Tafa, v. to dawn ; pL tatafa. 
Tafa, 8. a place chuseiv .to ijght in, 

a battle-held. 
^AFAALO, «. the lower division of a 

raw tish. le tafaalo o le i^a. 
Tafa*i, 8. those privilej^ed to sit on 
' the right and left hand of a titled 

Tafa'!, v. to break off. 
^jLfa'la, v. 1. to get) before anpthet 

in swimming in tlie suif. 2. To' 
circumvent another bygetting his 
lady-love. Also' tafaitm. - 

Tafa'ifa, 8. the whole of the high 
titles united in one chief. 'O le 
t-k^pu Ua na i ai'le tafa*ifd, 

TaFAIPASIA, \ g ■pj^jjfjf^B^ 

Tafailautalo. See Pusioatala. 

Tafailautolo, 8, 1. the edge of 
sugar-cane leaf. 2. A calm in 
the morning succeeded by wind. 

Tafao, 8. the fetid flower of the 
teve. ' . , 

Tafao, v. 1. to. walk about, to take 
a walk* pi. TAFAFAO and tafao; 
redup. TAFATAFAO. ^Ua tafao 
ialiga o LefugaiUi. . 2. evph, lor 

Tafao, 8, a mallet used in canoe-^ 
building. Taiai le tSfaot taia i 
le va^ai. 

Tafao, v. to strika the faOy to 
Jiammer. . , 

Tafaoata, 8. the dawn. 

Tafaoga, 8. Iv a walking about, a 
walk. *0 Idna tdfdoga, 2» Cir- 

Tab'afa, a. four-sided. 

Tafaga,,8. a bonito fishing canoa 
Syn, Va'aalo. *0 hna tafdga* 

Tafaga, v. 1, to be clear of trees, 
2., To smell of pork. 

Tafagafaga, a. 1. thrown open, as 
a house with all the pola drawn 
up> 2. Open, clear, as a place in 
the bush without trees. 3. Smell- 
ing of pork. ' 

Tafagaloa, a. open, clear of trees;. 


Tafala, v. to beat the mat diuni 
at a night-dance. 

Tafalb, v. 1. to go from house to 
house on any business. 2* To 
commence building after the 
wood has been prepared in the' 

Tafalbu, 8. of the moon next to 

. Punifaga, 

Tafalia, v. to divide. Ona atu e 

T^ANA^ V, to Bhooi many. 

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Tafani, f . the name of a portion of 

Tapani, «. to divide oflf pieces of 

food, 00 as to leave the original 

joint small. 
Tafano, v. to make long stages. 
Tafasi, V, 1. to split open. 2. To 

break* off, as branches. 3. To 

lance, as the gums. 
Tafata, 8. a large pig which has 

to be carried on a fata when 

• cooked. Le aosoa taiutiUima ma 
U tafata a le tagaia, 

Tafatafa, 8, the side. *0u te 

talita i cu tafatafa, 
Tafatafa, v, to cut in many 

places, to make many incisions 

in the flesh. 
Tafatafa*ilagi, 8. the horizon. 
Tafatafao, v. redup, of tafao. 
Tafatafafuga, V, to be at peace. 


locust found on cocoa-nut trees. 

Tafatafamaono, V, to be at 

Tafatafamanini, ». to be at 

' variance. A reference to quarrel- 
some fishes. 

Tafatasi, a. one-sided, united in 

. one, as a title held by one ; ap- 
plied also to the heart and 
government. From tafa-tasi^ to 
cut off only one piece of pork. 

Tafato, 8. a perpendicular steep, 
as seen from above. 

Tafatolu, 8. the name of a weed 

• (Cyperus sp.). 
Tafatolu, a. three-sided. 
Tafatu, 8, a perpendicular steep 

place, as seen from below. 
Tafatua, 8, the back portion of a 

raw fish. 
Tafatua'ese*e8e, 17. to be divided 

in opinion. Mo tdtou finagalo e, 

ina tafatua^ese^ese, 
Tafatuafa*ata8i, v. to be of one 

Tafe, v. to flow, to run down ; pi. 

tatafe; pa88, tafea; dimin, 

tafetafe. Na tafea ifo le moli. 
Tafeausi, V, to strike at a seabird 

whUe swinuning. See Taluga. 

Tafeaga, 8, exiles in war. A *au 

na i tafeaga, 
Tafealetatj*ofe, v. to die. Of the 

Asiata family. 
TafeIalo, v. to be carried by n 

current inside the reef. 
TIfefe, inteij, I fear, I am afraid. 

Oi tdfefe i lenei teine agavaU, 
Tafega, f . a fireshet, to flow in 9 

Tafelaloma'a, v. lit to flow under 

the stones, to have a small flow* 
Tafesia. See Tafaifesia. 
Tafetinoivai, v. to flow in the 

river bed. 
Tafetotoi, v. to be streaming with 

Tafi, V, 1. to brush, to sweep. 2. 

To shave. 3. To pluck cocoa- 
nuts by jerking or sweeping them 

off. 4. To drive away; pa88, 

tafia; redup. tafitafi. Ona 

tafia at lea o iTupo ma ana ^au i 

Tafi, 8. a razor. *0 lana taJL 
Tafio, 8, 1. the top timbers of a 

large canoe. The bones of • 

strong man. 
Tafiga, 8. a driving, expulsion. 

Ona alu ai Ua *o le tafiga o Toi" 

Tafili, V, 1. to fly a pigeon. 2. 

To go about on many errands. 
Tafilitaimai, V, to keep near at 

Tafilitaunoa, v. to give permission 

to abuse. A word used in' 

pigeon-catching; to make the 

tame pigeon fly until a wild 

pigeon appears. 
Tafitafi, v. to sweep, to brush; 

pa88. tafitafhna, tafitafia. 
Tafitafituaniu, V, 1. to brush up 

clean. 2. To clear a piece of 

Tafiti, v. to be restive, to struggle,* 

to twist about ; redup, tafitifiti. 
Tafiti, v. ta-fitiy to somersault 
Tafito, 8, 1. the end of a tree 01 

post nearest the ground. The 

root of penis. 
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' away as by the todau^ or trade- 
1*AFIT0IP0TJ, B, the end of a post 

nearest the ground. 
TaS'ito*ulu, 8. the root end of a 

breadfruit tree. 
1'apitonunu, b, the chiefs at the 

head of a nunn, 
Tapituaina, v. to be left alone, 

relations being dead or having 

TiPOA, V. to break the edge, as of a 

Tafoe, V, to cat paddles. 
TafoX 8. the largest and best of 
' the diih. 
Tapo*!, v. to return. 
Tafola, b, a shallow place in a 

Tafola, 9. to be shoal, to have a 

sandbank in the lagoon. 
Tafola, ». a whale. %». Tamanu. 
T£folo, b, the name cm some parts 

of the islands for taufolo, 
TIfono, V, to join planks of a 

Tafu, V, to make up a fire ; 'poBB, 

TAFUiNA and tafua; redup, 

TAFUTAFU. Ona alu lea *o le 

allH 6 tafii le afi e tunu at le 

Tafu, «. fortune, luck. *0 le tafu 

Tafua, v. to beat a mat rolled up 

as a drum, preparatory to com- 
mencing a nigh^dance. 
Tafua, «. a common man. (An 

abusive term, derived &om the 

Tafua, V, to cut timbet without 

asking permission. 
Tafue, «. k skipping-rope. *0 la 

Id tdfue. 
Tafu*b, «. the part of a tree just 

above the ground. *0 lona 

Tafubfub, v. to be shaken by the 

wind, as leaves of trees. 
Tafula% 8. a large fire to burn up 

rubbish. *0 Idna tafulaH. 
TiFULi, V. to turn over, as a stone, 

&o. ; redu^, tafulifuli. 

TIfxtlu, V, 1. to work quickly. 2. 
To blow boisterously; redup. 
TAFULUFULU. *t7a tSfiUu le 

Tafuluanai, V, to wash and scrub 
with ana, 

Tafulxtmaanai, v. to destroy all in 

Tafuka, «. a rocky place in the 

Tafuna, V, to strike suddenly, as 
with the hand, or by throwing a 

Tafuna*!, r. to be gathered together^ 
as clouds to leeward. **E i o le 
WL tafunaH" Proverb applied 
to toHlalo. 

Tafuna'ioa, b, 1. a gathering of 
clouds to leeward. 2. Hard 
words heaped up against a per- 
son. *0 le tafuna*tga a *upu vaJe 
i mdtou i lea faiga a mSLo. 

Tafutafu, 8. from v. tafu, redup. 
an oven of lime. 

Tafuti, 8. the name of a fish. 

Taga, 8, 1. the shark's stomach. 
*0 Ima taga. 2. A bag. *0 
Idna ta>ga, MaZay, Kandonq. 

Taga, v. to have a restriction re- 
moved from things that had 
been prohibited to be used. 
Ona fai atu lea le fafine, Taga 
le pua^a ^wna. 

Taga, «. from v. ta, 1. a cutting 
or felling of wood. *0 le taga 
o le va^a, 2. The marking of the 
tattoo. 3. The motion of the 
hands in dancing. 

Taga*ai, 8. 1. the crop of a bird. 

< 2. The stomach. A term of re- 
proach to a glutton. 

Tagai, ». See Ta*ai. 

Taga% V, 1. to show off, as a new 
dress. 2. To light the evening 

Taga*!, io, to look out for, as for 
rocks ahead; poM, taga^iina; 
redup, tagataga'i. Na a*tt moe 
i le ludfagd, ma a^u tdga% tuta 
mai Upolu. 

TaGaisa, V, to be privileged to use 
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Tagai?, 8, the nflme of a fish. 
Taoau, v. 1. to suck the breast 
. angril)' becapfce it it empty. 2. 
To break the ti^a in the game of 

TaGafa, v. to hnye numerous ofT- 

bpring from dilTerent wives, and 

to have family connections widely 
' epread about. ; 
Tagafiti, 8,* a game played in the 

^Taga^a, f. small hanks of sinnet, 

prepared to sew canoe planks 
' with. 

TAGAGAELO,.f. leucoirhcDa. 
.Xagaloa, «, I., the name of the 

principal god. E ajio mad Ta- 

gaJoa i.le lagi'tmvcUue. 2. A 
. title conferred on chiefs. 
ZTAGAiiOAT^A^, 8. the month of No- 

ifc^nber. [T. P.] 
Tagamimi, 8. the bladder. 
.Ta'gapalolo, 8. a catching of 

TagatA, 8. 1. a man. ^A U te% *o 

le aituf *a tt% 'o le t<igata, 2. 
• Mankind. 3. A servant. Leausa 

le tagata o Mdta^utia^ 
-Tagata, o. full of people. 
^Tagata* v. to be full of people. 
Taqatai, V, to warn. Syn. La- 
. pata*i. . . 
Tagataola, 8. a prosperous man. 
•Tagataotatja, 8. a captive. *0 

lana tagata,otaua. 
Tagataga, 8. 1. a net to hold 
c trumpet shells or WBter-botUes 

in. 2. The buoy of the bait for 
. flying-fish. 
TaQataga*!, V, redup, of tagVi, 

1. to look out, to look out for. 

2. To look , about, as a person 
with weak eyes, after having 
had them bad. (A term of re- 

•Tagataga^, v. ridup. of tagau. 
Taoatafanl:a, 8. men of a pl^ce, 

TAGATAFUiif 9, the apt of making a 

decoy pigeon fiy, which act is 
i, 8ee:n by the wild pigeon. 'Ua 

atagia tagaigfiU, The tiling is . 

known, although attempted to be 

TagajIi^auto^e, 8. a commofi 

man. Syn, Tagatantj'IT. 
TAOAtANOA, 8. a man wha has 

no appointment, a person of no 

Tagatanu*u, 8. a common man. 

Syn. TXgatalautklb. 
Tagati^a, 8. a game which consists 

in darting a light stick along the 

Tagatoi. See Letagatoi. . 
Tagatoi, v. to intercede. 8yrC 


Tagavai, Malay, Tuggal, il 1. an 
emblem in war, a war device 
nfted by oertain. privileged per- 
sons. 2. An oven or baking of 
icod ; 80 called in ¥^ar. *0 land 

Tagege, a. tough, of meat. 

Tagesusu, 8, a Tutuila name for 

Tagi, Malayf Tagis, v. J. to cry, t6 
weep. Ey a ni d/oH mea e tagisia i 

2. To chirp as crickets, birds, &<i, 

3. To bellow, to roar, of animals. 

4. To complain, to lodge a com- 
plaint. 5. To beg for food. Ona 
tagi lea Sina i le fia ^ai le *mZu. 
6. To sing ihefagono, Ona tagi 
lea *o Tigilau / pL fetagibi ; 


Tagi, tr 1. a cry. *0 lona (and also 
lana) tagi* 2. A chirp. 3. A 
bellowing. 4. A complaint. 

Tag!, 8. th^ name of a fish. 

Tagi'a*a, 8. the name of a fish. 

Tagi*a'a*jnA, 1?. to be taken by th^ 
tagi^a'a, of a hook. 

Ta6i»a'au, v. to cry after, as somd 
one who has gone. 

TagiavI, v. to Wail. 

Tagiaub, 8. A wailing. 

Tagialise, v. to be dusk, lit. the 
crickets crying. *A nudu afiafl 
*ud tagialise, 

Tagiatamaula, 8. the cry of a mia^ 
ciiieyous boy who has h^n beaten 
fox his mischief. Let him cry 
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Tagifa'amama*!, V, to whine. Syn. 

Tagifalb, v. to weep with closed 

TagilaxjE, v. to wall, applied to a 
number of persons. 

Tagilaiiloa, V, to cry all along, 
family after family, as on receiv- 
ing news of many persons being 
. killed in a battle. 

TagImaula, on hearing of the 
death of a near relative while the 
party is away from home.* 

Tagisa'i; v. to complain of a person 
as having caused the d»ath of 
another. ^UatagisaH Vala, *o ia 
na oti ai Loto. 

Ta<jisaga, 8. 1. prayers. 2. Impre- 

Tagisia, v. pass, of tagi, 1. to cry 
for. Sa a'u tagisia se mdlo tu^u 
i Maiie i U ma Saldfai. 2. Hi, 

^- To be becried, to be benighted. 
A'a tagisia i matou i le vao. Ke- 
ferring to the cricket's' cry. 

Tagisusu. See Tagesusu-. 

Tagita, s. locks of hair left on each 
side of the head of a virgin. Ona 
. tagita. 

Tagitau, \v. to call for war. E 

Tag IT Ar A,/ tagitau Lepua^ e. 

Tagitautala, s. a mournful dirge 
at a funeral, telling the misdeeds 
of the family which caused the 
death of the person. 

Tagitagi, v. redup. of tagi. 

Tagitagi, 8. 1. a young paroquet. 
2. A bell. 

TAGiTATUTevAB, V. to ory and 
stamp the feet. 

Tagitoia, v. the tame manutagts 
song is spoilt by a wild manutagi 
frightening it. 

Tagitofu, V, to bleed from the nose 
and ears after diving ; pass. 


Tagitu*!, v. to cry and beat the 
body. Ia Lea lo^o tagituH. 

Tagitului, t?. 1. to ask for addi- 
tional payment. 2. To ask for 
a larger share of food. 

TikGiyAi^B, u. 1. te cry witheut 

cause,' to be fretful. 2. To beg 
for more than one ha& a right to. 
Le Atua e,atd tagivale. 

Tagivale. Syn. Tagitdlxji. 

Tago, r. 1. to touch. 2. To ttike 
hold of. Ona tago mat lea 'o 
Taliga/ua lafo. 3. To feel. Ona 
tago one lea *o Tigilau, *«a le i 
ai ; pi. FETAGOFi ; redup. tata- 
GO ; dimin. tagotago ; pass\ 


Tago'au. See Tagotaua. 

TagogatauA, a. 1. a seeking o^ 
troops. 2. A party seeking troops 
to aid in war. 

Tagola*ai, v. 1. to pick and choosey 
as, when eating, to reach over for 
a taro, leaving breadfruit near at 
hand. 2. To engage in the 
quarrels of others. 

Tagole, v. 1. to ransack, to pull 
about and pry into the property 
of another thievishly. 2. To 
interrupt another's speech; redup, 
tagolegolb. ^Uatdgolegolefeta- 

Tagolima, p. to have plenty. 

Tagosumu, 8. a method of fishing. 

Tagosusu, s. the chicken-pox. *0 
lona tSgosHsu. 

Tagotaua, v. to seek ftssistanoe in 

Tagotago, v. redup, of tago, to 
take hold of lighily. 

Tagotago, v. to grope the way. 

Tagulu, v. to emit a hollow sound, 
as by a blow on a hdlow tree, or 
diHtant thunder. See Fa*ata- 
GULu ; redup. tagulugulu. 

Tagulu, Malay, Dangkub and 
Garu, v. to snore. 

Tagutu, 8. 1. a stump of a tree; 
a stump of a tooth. 2. A short 
jabbly wave. *0 le tSguiu o U 
la^au ; redup. tZgutugutu. 

Tala, -Malay, Tarang, 8. 1. a tale, 
a narration. Aso sili tala, pe ni 
a *ea tala ? 2. News. *0 tala a 
le taua. 3. A thorn. *0 le tala 
o "le Wau. 4. The barb of a 
spear. 6. The round end of a 
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6. The spur of a cock. <0 le tida 
o le moa, 7. A sea-bird. 
Tala, v. 1. to tell, to relate. 2. To 
uotie, to unloose. Po pea le pa 
a le tamdloaj *a e tola lau pa; 

pa88. TAhADHA ; redup. TALATAJLA, 

Tala, v. pass, of tatala. 
Talaalelo, v. to lie. (An oflfensive 

Talae, 8. the name of a fish. 
Talai, v. to adze; redup, tala- 


Tala*i,i;. to proclaim; redup, tala- 


Tala'i, «. the name of one kind of 

TaLAIA, v. pOM. of TATALA, tO Un- 

looee; to be relieved, to be freed 
from sickness, with a negative. 
^TJa le talaia le mat i lejqfo. 
Talaia, v. pass, from tala, 8. to be 
pricked, as by a thorn; redup. 


Tala*iutuutu, V, to take a canoe 

. along by the shore, to keep a 
course close in to the beach. 

Talaoso, v. to be in a hurry to tell 
news without knowing it cor- 

Talau, a. ten score, in counting 

Talau, v, 1. to sprout after a 
drought, as tare. 2. To make 
a noise, as a number of people 
talking together; redup. talau- 


Tala'u'ula, v. 1. to make unwar- 
ranted requests. 2. To make 
vain boasts. 

Talaijlau, adv. luxuriantly, gi-eatly, 
increasingly, of trees, men, &c. 

Talavsi, 8. the Munu'a name of the 

Talausui, v. to make much out of 
a little, to exaggerate. 

Talauto, v. to lay down the uto 
for flying-fijsh. 

Talafa,8. a haiiy face, the whiskers. 
*0 lau talafa. 

Talapa*aoti, v. to tell all. Thus 
giving the Polynesian meaning 

. of oti; all finished. 

Talafa* ATXJPUA, s. laraditionary 

Talafalu, 8. the name of a tree 

(Micromelum pubescens). 
Talafatai, 8. the sea-coast, the 

land near the sea. 
Talafe*au, v. 1. to proclaim the 

Gospel. 2. To proselytize. 
Talafili, v. to talk against, to 

murmur against 
Talafu, 8, the cooking-place in 

a large canoe. 'O le tSafu o le 

Talaoa, 8. 1. the untying, the un- 
doing, as of the *afa fastening^ 

of a house, &c. 2. The rela- 
Talaoa, a. a couple of fly-hooka. 
Talaoafa, v. to tell a pedigree, in 

order to show the base origin of 

a person. 
Talagaoafa, 8. the telling of a 

pedigree, to the discredit of a 
. person. 
Talagu, v. to talk in a low buzz, to 

Talagutu, v. to be a report of the 

mouth only. E le Uoa ma tau- 

8aga aud e talagutu. 
Talaleola, v. to inhabit fresh 

land, because of the increused 

population. Syn. Vavaeleola. 
Talaleu, v. 1. to act against the 

rules of eeuga. 2. To commit 

any wrong. Leasiosio lea ^ua 

nofo atu, *ua talaleu. 
Talalefaia'ai, v. to reinstate a 

people in their own land. 
Talali, v. to blaze, to crackle, of 

Talalima, v. to persist in disputing 

after the dispute is settled. 
Talalo, 8. a song with clapping of 

Talaloa, v. 1. to whistle as they 

fly along, as birds. 2. To talk 

as they walk. 
Talaloa, a. long and loose, as a 

flowing garment; or a sheet 

openea up. 
Talalotu, v. 1. to attend the 

religious services of the party 


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with which one is politically 
connected. 2. To proselytize. 

Talalua, V, to separate into two, 
as a net or cloth. 

TIlama, V, to give a second coat of 

' black varnish to a siapo. 

Talamau, V, to hold firmly, to stick 
to an opinion. 

Talamoli, 8. a thorn of the orange 

Talamonottti, 8. false tales causing 
grief of heart. 

TIlamu, t?. 1. to chew. 2. To eat. 

Talamua, v. to tell beforehand. *0 
le a talamua, sa Tagalod ^ua *^8au, 

Talamuli, «. the back end of a long 

Talana% v. to leave a canoe half 
drawn up on the beach. Na opea 
mai, ^ua sau *ua talanaH vale i 

Talanoa, v. 1. to chat, to converse 
together. 2. To talk nonsense. 
8. To act thoughtlessly and care- 
lessly. '0 le malaga a Salevalasi 
na talanoa i Lepapalaulelei ; re- 


Talanoa, v. to boast, to brag. 8yn, 

Talanoaga, 8. chatting, conversa- 
tion. *Olald talanociga. 

Talapepelo, 8. a lie. *0 Idna tola- 

Talapepelo, v. to lie. 

Talap5, v. to relate at night * Ua 
le mipaoy ^ua talapo, 

TalAsa, 8. 1. one of two breadfruits 
hanging together, and left because 
not ripe. 2. The remains of a 
crop of breadfniit. 

Talasago. See Aisago. 

Talasaloa, V, to tell all the par- 
ticulars, to relate minutely. 8e 
gutu poto ia te talasaloa. 

Talasamusamu, 8, one kind of sea- 

Talasia, V, from ta4aM, to use 
many words, to be verbose. 

Talasua, V, to tell joeringly. 

Talatauali% «. bad news concern- 
ing a chief. 

Talatala, 8. a disease of the head* 

Talatala, v. redup, of tala, to 
converse ; to relate. 

Talatala, v. redup. of tatala, 
1. to unloose, to untie. 2. To 
increase beyond the bounds, as 
a town. 

Talatala, a. prickly, rough. 

Talatalai, t>. redup. of talai, to 
adze lightly. 

Talatala% V, to tell what WM 

Talatalao, r. 1. to cackle, as ft 
hen. 2. To scold. 

Talatalaga, 8. talking, conversa- 
tion. '^O laid talatalaga^ 

Talatalagu, o. to talk in a low 

TalatalImoa, 8. one variety of i/L 

Talatalanoa, v. 1. to relate. 2. 
To converse. 3. To take a thing 
easily, to be living at ease. 

Talatalasalo, v. to give all the 
minute particulars in a narra- 

Talatalatasi, v. to relate each 

Talatama, v. to interft>re in chil- 
dren's quarrels, as by a person 
striking those who beat his 

Talato, v. 1. to undo and let go, 
as the sheet of a sail, a fishing- 
line, &C. 2. To relate every- 
thing against a person, so as to 
cause him to leave a place. 

TalatG, v. to restore a banished 
people to their land by forcible 
measures. 8e faia^ai *ea e tor 

Talatu, v. to boast of power, Ac, 
and not have it. 

Talatu. See I tala atu. 

Talatu A, v. poM, of tala atu. 

Talatu*u. See 'Uputu*u. 

Talatupua. See Talapa'atupua. 

Talavai, r. 1. to apply for medi- 
cine. 2. To dispense medicine. 

Talavale, v. 1. to tell tales of not 
being fed, or of being badly 

Talavalu, kind of war-olub. 


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*Z7a le fiH. sou nu^u e /a^amajta*u 
. le tulavalu. 
Talaveveto, i), to make vain 
, boastB. Syn. Talakoa and 


7ai«e, «. a cough. *0 hna tale. 

Tale, v. to cough ; pi. tetalei ; 
dindn. TALETALfc. 

TAiiEAVAU. 8. a loud cough. 

Taleu, V, to humble oneself. 

5'ale*u, «. ah old man's cougU, 

Talefa*aumiumi, 8. wliooping 

r cough.' 

Talefiti, v, to throw a somer- 

'.- sault. 

Talele, t>. 1. to break a cocoa-nut, 

- i^ejecting the liquid for the sake 
of the kernel. 2. To escape 

.* swiftly, as the bouito ; fig. of 

Talepapa, V. to bury the dead. 
(A jesting term.') 

Tali, s. 1. an answer. 2. A re- 

-. i3©ptiofl. 3. Food given to visi- 

Taw, v. 1. to Answer. 2. To wait 
for. Ind la tali manu i Lemafa, 
3. To receive, Malay , Tabima. 

. *(7a ya'e*« le la^au sa tali at le 

, laH. 4. To lake food, to eat. 
*Ua le talia hna ah; pass. 

."TALtA; rcd«|>. TAfALl, TALITALI ; 

poM. talitalia; recip. feta- 

Tali, adv. nearly. '0 h^ 'ua tali 

tula*i na. 
Tauaga, v. to lie on the back. 
Talialaina, V. to lie in wait for. 
' 8yn. Lamalama. 
Talialoga, 8. from tali^alo, a chiefs 
, meal. *0 le tdlialoga a le ali*i. 
Talia VA, v. to stand at an opening 

in the reaf in order to assist a 

caooe about to enter. 
Talie, 8. the name of two trees. A 

«niail kind found iuland (Termi- 
. nalia Catappa). A larger tree 

found near the coast (T. litoralis). 
Talieula, 8. the tSlie from which 

necklaces are made. 
Taliefoagia, 8. the edible t&lie. 

TALriLOTAi,!). to receive a travelling 

party with displeasure. 
Taliofo, 8. ihe one who answeid 

the ofo, 
Taliu, V, to bale out a canoe. 
Taliu, «. the person who bales a 

canoe. / 

Taliu, v. to return, turn back. 

Syn. "Ltltu. Foi mal ; 

Taliuli, v. to steer without assist- 
ing to pull ; redup. talitaliul!.? 
Taliuta, 8. those who wait for the 

landing of a ounce. E, 'a *o i ai 

foH e sa taliuta e, 
Talifa'a'asa*A8A, v. to receive with 

anger, as an ifoga, ix. to fight 

Talifa*afafine. Syn. Taloto- 


Talifau, v. 1. to bear mending, as 
. an old net. 2. fig. With a nega- 
tive, to be past correcting. *0 le 

^vpega U talifau. .(Oi the agedj 
TiLiFiTr, V. to wait for presents of 

Taliga, 8. 1. a receiving. 2. The 

ear. SeH fa*alogo mat <m taliga 

e valu. 
Taliga, Malay, Telinga, 8. 1. a' 

species of taro. 2. Food taken 

to female visitors by the youug' 

people. *0 U taliga a teine. 
Taliga, v. to .be d^cult to wait 

Taligaiole, 8. used on Tutuila for 

Taliga*imoa, 8. 1. a species of 

fungus. 2. One stagt) in the' 

growth of a chestnut. 
Taligamaivalu, 8. 1. the name t)f 

a god. 2. A man with big ears. 
Taligamatua, 8. the name of a' 

game played with the fingers. ; 
Taligape'a, 8. a stage in the growth 

of a chestnut next to taligaHmoa. 
TalkIatuli, v. to be deaf. 
Taligatuli, 8. a deaf man. 
Talilalo, 8. verbum obscenissi- 

Talilopa, v. to warm oneself at the 

fire, (A chiefs word.) 
Talimalo, r, to receive, gueste. 


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9?ALUf akIva, v. to appease the 

Talimatu, v. .to wipe dry, aa 
"' dishes, Ac. 

TALi^oNoi, V. to answer saucily. 
Taltmua, v. to be first in receiving 

^visitnw, .when several places are 
. mentioned. 

Talinonofo, v. to receive sitting. 
Talipalau, 8. a drum. (A Tahi- 
. tiaii word.) 

Talipeau, v. in keep the head of a 
• boat so as to receive tiie waves 

on the bows, and not on the 

TALiPUPuiffi, V, 1. to shut off, as 

the wind. 2. To shield, as from 
■ . spears. 8yn, Talpta. 
Talisela, 8. a belt worn to prevent 

one from getting out of breath 
V when running, walking, or work- 
'■ ing. Una talisda. 
Talisoa, v. to seek another as a 

companion, as a second boat for 
, safety on a journey. 
Talisua, v. to have supper. 
Talisuaga, «. supper. 
Talita,«. 1. a club used as a shield 
(. to ward off spears thrown. 2. A 

shield. '0 lona taUtd, (Intro- 
duced meaning.) 
Talita, v. to parry, to shield from 

■ spears thrown. *0u te ialitd i ou 

Talitali, 8. 1. a shelf on which 

sleeping mats are placed. 8yn. 
- Palepale. 2. The jabble caused 

by the rebound of the waves from 
' an ironbound shore. ^OletcHitali 
. ole pupu, 

Talitalia. See Letalitalia. 
Talitaliuli, $. 1. the pilot fith. 

2. One who follows in the train 
r. of another. . 

Talitaliuli, v. redup. of talixjli. 
Talitalinoa, v. to wait uselesfely. 
Talitalitd, «. to wait for. 
Talitane, 8. a harlot. 
Talitanb, t;. to play the harlot. 
Talito*ai, r. to be nearly come. 
Talito'ai, v. to answer saucily. 
^ Syn^TAJJuQSoL, . . 

TalIto^asi, d, <^ Upohi form of 

TalitOga, t. to receive naiiTe pw^ 

~ perty. 

Talitxta, t. to have the back toy to 
be gone. • Ona UdittM atu lea *o 
matua i uUu 

Talitutu, v. to receive standing— 
a bad sign. 

Talc, 8. a plants the bulbous root of 
which is edible. There are mex^f 
varieties. (Arum esculentum.) 

T£lo, «. 1. to beckon, to mak^ 
signs to go on. 2. To wave, as 
a fan, to drive away flies or dis^ 
ease, 8. To wa^e a pieces of 
tutuga over the dead, bejrgin^ 

; him to take calamities and dis- 
eases with him. 

Taloa, 8. 1. the garboard streak of 

a canoe or boat. 2. A 8iapO'Of 

one colour, either blade or red 

. throughout, and without streaks^ 

Talou, v. to pick fruit with the lotk 

Taloult. «. 1. taro baked with the 
skin on. 2. Turo with black 

Talotjli, v. 1. to put a small taro 
on to the end of a spear, to in- 
dicate the wish to wound an 
enemy. 2. To have a second 
feast over a new fishing-net. ' 

Talopa, interj. I love. 1. A form 
of salutation. 2. An expression 
'of sympathy, pity, or sorrow. 
8. A denunciation. Talofa ia te 

Talofiti, 8. one kind of taro. 
Talofdsi, 8. taro grown in a swamp. 
Talolo, v. tp disperse. See Ta- 

Taloloa, W. a taro plantation 
Taloloaga, / which is commoiai 

property. . *0 le taldloa a le wu*u^ 
Talc malat, 8. one kind of taro. 
Tauxpasai, «. one kind of taro. 
Talosaga, 8. a praying, a prayer. 

*Oldna talosaga. 

TaLOSIA, v. poM, of TATALa 
TaLOTALO, «. ph of TALO. *0 tdlo* 

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TaiiOtaixMia, 8. pL prftjer* *0 la 

Idtou tcdotaloga. 
•Talotasi, 8, one taro and one 

fish taken in prooeasion to yiid- 

tors by ea«h woman of a Tillage. 

*0 le tahtoH afafine, 
Talu, adv. since. Tdu lava ona 

^e tupth 
TIlu, jprep, on aooonnt of, through ; 

redup, tIlu^talu. 
TIlua, v. to beat a drum with two 

TAlua, «. the chief drummer on 

the /a'oaJtH*. 
Talua, v. to put the ends of thatch 

00 that they will overlap each 

Taltjga, «. from Talutalu, a 

Taluoa, v. to strike at a sea-bird 

from the canoe. Emuamua ona 

faH o le taiuga. See Tafbausi. 
Talusa, v. to bring evil on others. 
Talusa, o. evil-bringing. *0 faa 

• le mauga taluidf *ua tdtau penei 

Talutalu, $. the young trees 
< grown up where there hud been 

a plantation. 
Talutalu, 8, a result, a conse- 
. quence (always in a bad sense) ; 

*0 le talutaiu lenei o lo *outou 

• Uma vaivai, *ua tupu ai le oge, 
Talutalu, prep, redup. of talu. 
Tama, «. 1. a child, a boy. <0 

tama o le nti'tf. 2. A woman's 

offspring, of either sex and of 

any age. *0 le tama a le fafine. 
. I molaH 8% ata tama, 3. A chief. 

'O le tama nei e fia *at i lota 

Tama, ». a father. *0 lona tama, 
Tamaaaiqa, 8. a person of large 
. fiftmiiy oonnectioDS. *0 Uma 

Tamaaaioa, v. to have many 

family connections. 
Tamaalb'elb^ele, 8, > son of the 

soil, a true citizen. 
Tamaali% «. 1. a chiefs son. 2. 

A chiet *0 le tamaaUH o le 

Tama% a. the young of animalB 
or plants. *0 tamaH mea na a*u 
*au maty *o mdlie, 

TAma% 8, bad news, a message of 
ill tidiugs. Pe ni mHie, pe ni 

Tama% 8, luck, good fojtune. *0 
lo mdtou tamaH *ua matou matia 
aiUy &c. 

Tama% v. 1. to beat, to abuse. 2. 
To wreck, as a canoe. Pe afai 
*a e tdma*ia ni alPi, 

T1ma*ima% v. to delight in. The 
opposite to taHnoHno, *Va tdmc^ 
HmaH i le *te maiagofie, 

Tama*ima*i, r. to be ill. 2. To 
have a scarcity of food. 3. To 
be small in quantity, or defi- 
cient in quality, aee Fa*ata^ 


Tama*ita% 8. 1. a lady. SUia i 
Vaoto tamaHtaH ma teine. Also 
tamaita^l 2. An abscess in th6 

Tamaituti, 8. a little child; pL 

Tamaoaiga, 8, riches. O land 

Tamaoaioa, v. to be ridi, to have 

Tahafai, 8. an adopted child. 

Tamafajine, 8, 1. a daughter, used 
of the mother only, not of the 
father. ^A ee tamafajine pule 
Fale'afa, 2. The children of a 
sister. *0 ona tamqfafine, 

Tamala, 8, the name of a young 

Tamala, v. L to moderate, of tlie 
wind and waves, sickness, anger, 
&G. ; redup, tamalamala. Se'ia 
tdnuUamala *o amio ttMu 2. See 

Tamala, v, to bum dimly, as the 
fire of an oven. 

Tamalau, a. the name of a fish. 

Tamalbta, 8, a youth not tattooed ; 
a youth. 

TamIloa, 8, a man. (A term of 
familiarity.) *0 le tamaloa o le 

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Idna tamameameay of the mother. 

*0 tamameamea o le nu^u* 
Tahanu, 8, the name of a tree 

(Maba sp.) 
Tamanu, «. to make a tame pigeon 

TamapIpa, 8, an abortion. 
TahapafX, V, to miscarry. 
Tamasa, 8. the children of a sister. 

^Ua 8a lava mea ^uma i la tdtou 

tamasd *o Tuiolemu, Syn. Tama- 


Tamata*u I interj, aa Tafbfb I 

^AHATAMA*ILIMA, «. fiogerS. *0 

ona tamaiamaHlima, 
Tamatama'imata, 8. the pupil of 

the eye. 
Tamatama^iyae, 8. toes. 
Tamatane, 8. 1. a boy. 2. The 

son of a woman. *0 Idna ta- 

maiane, 3. Young men. *0 le 

faiva o tamatane *o tau, *0 

tamatane o le nuHi, 
Tamate, v. to kill, of trees and 

animals ; to cut off all the leaves 

of a tree. 8yn, Tape. 
Tamo*e, v. to run. 
Tamole, 8. the name of a plant. 
Tangle, «. the name of a weed 

(Portulaca quadrifida). Syn, 


Tamoleyai, «. a swamp plant 

(Limnophila menthastrnm). 
Tamouga, 8. the name of an 

ancient game. 
Tana, «. 1. to shame a person by 

telling his faults. 2. To say or 

do what will cause oneself shame. 
Tana*i, v. 1. to overload. 2. To 

put too much in an oven. 3. 
< To go to excess in quarrelling. 

Syn, Pana*i. 
Tanapa, V, 1. to beat a drum. 2. 
- To talk incessantly. 
Tanana, V, 1. to make a beatihg 

noise, as a number of soldier 

crabs. 2. To talk incessantly. 
TAne, 8, 1. a disease of the skin. 

2. The stain of 'am, 
Tane, 8. 1. a man. 2. A male, 

Malay, Jantan. 3. A husband. 

'0 Idna tdne. 

Tanea, v. tp be stained with 

Tanea, v. 1. to be full of hand- 
some men. 2. To have known a 
man carnally, of a woman. 

Tanea, a. full of handsome men! 
Nu^ le tdnea^ 861% le pa, 

Taneuli, \ 

Tanemo'o, I 8, varieties of thd 

TInesina, |. disease ^ne. 

TInesupa, j 

TaketAne, 8. the name of a shrub 
(Nothopanax Samoense). 

Tanetanea, V, to be full grown, of 
the *ava plant. 

Tani, 8, the basin of a waterfall. 
On Tutuila instead of Futiapu. 

Tani*o, v. 1. to ailao skilfullv, 
twisting the body, &c 2. T6 
aiJao with torches after a chief is 
tattooed. See Ni*o. 

Taniu, V, to cut down cocoa-nut 
trees for spears or for timber. 

TlNiu, «. a bad «*a. 

TAnifa, f. a large species, of 

TlNipAui, ». a dark-coloured 

Tanifatea, s. 1. a light-coloured 
tdnifa, 2. A licentious woman. 

Tanttani, 8, the Tutuila name for 

Tang, t>. 1. to have a disgnst with 

' food. 2. To be distasteful, as 
one kind of food eaten con- 

Tang, v, 1. to call over names and 
titles before making a speech. 
2.. To leave a speech unanswered,' 
and introduce another subject; 

pass, TANOA. 

Tanga, 8. anger of chiefs. *0 faU- 
upolu e tali tSnoa, 

Tanga, «. 1. an *ava bowl. 2. A 
dish, a plate. 3. A wooden 
bowl, an umete. Not so used in 
all places. ^Oldnatdnoa, 

Tangaalgfi, 8. 1. the name of the 
*ava bowl when the chiefs are' 
seated in a circle. 2. The 
circle of ohiefd, like an *avd 
bowl. V 

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Tahu,: 9. to bury ; ph tatanu ; 

pose. TANUA and tanumia. 
'Tavufale, «. 1. to cov^ .tiie house 
. with cocoa-nut leaves in a storm. 

2. To hide in the house. 
IFXiruuLi, a. 1. covered with smut, 

blackened. 2. Blackened, as 

tare baked with the skin on. 
ffANtuLi, r. 1. to blacken, as the 

body with soot. 2. Tq bake taro 

0?ANUGiA, «. a burying. *0 lona 

Tanuma*!, v. 1. to cover up with. 

2. To cover up closely, as a 

. person in a shivering fit. 3. To 

.bury in oblivion, to conceal; 

. redup. TANTJTAWUMA*!. 

QCandmaqa, a. 1. the part buried, 
; as o£ a post. 2. A burying 

party. 3. The place in the 
i earth where the robber crab 

buries itselfl 
Tantjmi. See Tanuma*!. 
Xanusosoi, v. to be dirty from 

work, as digging, &c 
Tanu^aku, 8, the name of a young 

1 APA, 8, one of th6 white borders 
. of a siapo. 
Tapa, a. an agreement to exchange 

Tapa, v. 1. to befckon with the 
, palm of the hand inclining to- 
. wards the body, signifying to 

come. 2. To call out the name 
. of the cMefs cup of *ava ; pL 


Tapa, v. to demand ; redup* tapa- 
, . TAPA. (A Manu'a word.) 
Tapa'a, 8. tobacco. (The English 
. word imitated.) 
Tapa*au, 8. 1. cocoa-nut leaf mats. 

*0 tapa'au o lefaU, 2. A chief, 

so called because he sits on a 

tapa*au at Aforuh 
Tapa'ausaeoe, s. one kind of 

Tapa*aijvai, 8. a mat made of four 

half cocm-nut leaves. 
T APA'tt, ». one. kind of club. (Fiom 


Tapai, inierj. Oh that, had it only 
been I 

Tapau, v. to out the exact length. 

Tapapa*atoga, v. to put on a 
wrapper in the Tongan way. 

Tapapua, v. to ask for what one 
has no right td. (A d^reciatoty 
word to chiefs.) E, a ta tdpafud 
ia te *0e. 

Tapaqava'a, 8. a demand for a 

. ranoe. (A.Manu'a wwd.) 

TIpala, v. 1. to dye a till in the 
bl^ck mud of a swtulip. 2. To 
be .wet frequently, and so soon 
rotted, as olothes, fisliing-nets, 

TAPAiiAOA, 8. a native remedy for 
ciioking, .by funning the face. 

TAPALfc, adv, ooubtantly. '(7a *al 

Tapalb, t>. 1. to play ^Xtapalega. 
2. To break up firewood with 
quickly repeated blows. 3. To 
strike on every side, to knock 

Tapalega,. 9. a game played in the 
water, similar . to hockey imd 
sli&ity on land. 

Tapapa, «. to cover or shut in 
with planks. 

Tapasu, v. to strike a heavy blow. 

Tapatai, adv, seaward. le uilct 

Tapataulia, v. to be beckoned td 
or called after, ^ a party just 
put out to sea. Ey Alo, lo taUm 
tiuga a tapatatUia, 

Tapatautali> 17. to beckon for a 
party. to wait E tapatatUali 

Tapatapa, ». 1. to oil the body to 
excess. 2. To have leucorrhcea. 

TapatapalAla, v. as the preced- 
ing word ; redup, tapatapala- 


Tapatelb, «. 1. to ask for what 
one has no right to. 2. To ask 
for what is difficult to grant, 
and to wiiieh one has no cluim. 

TlPATi, V. to clap, the hainls 
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Tapavalb, .v. to beckon with. 

XlFEiy V. to crack, to break up, 
as a oocoa-uut or a bamboo. 

i'Taj^ ma le^o/e, sili $olo i U 

a:Ai»B]*A, V. to carry off load by 
load; redup. tapenapena. Td- 
pennvia mea *o i lefdle, ia *uma i 
fafo. Syn. La*u, Tautu*u. 

-Taps. See T a mate. 

Tapepb. See Tope. 

5) Apr, V, 1. to rinse with fresh 
water. 2. To wipe, to wipe up; 

; speo. de muliebr. padend. ; redup^ 


Tapi*i, v. 1. to close the e>-es. 
/ 2. To go to sleep. (A jestiug 

Tapiga'bsb, V, to act differently 
. from others, to act uidepeu- 

Tapili, «. 1. a fan to blow the 

fire with. 2. Bellows. *0 Idna 
•■ tapUi^ . 

Tapili, v, to fan the fire. 
Tapisa, V, to laugh; pL tapiba, 
i TaptBa ma ton fecUam. . 
I'APiTAPi, V. redup. . of . TAPI, to 

rinse in' fresh water. 
Tapo, Malayy Tapuk. See Sapo. 
.Tapo, 8. the name of a net 
Tapo, v. to fish at night with the 

Tapou, v. to put in the posts of a 

Tapola, «. a white crab. See Taxj- 


Tapolaipu, \ «. varieties of the 
Tapolasina, J tapola, 
Tapona, tt. 1. to strike the loser 
( in tagdti^a a certain number 

of blows. 2. To reprove chil- 
. dr^n. 

Taponaoa, b, the beating of the 
'. loser in tajgdti^a, 
Tapoto, v. 1. to strike cleverly 
. with the club. 2. To make a 

telling speech. 
vTapu,.^. to make sacred, to place 
. under restriction; redup, tapu- 

V . TAPU. 

Tapu, «« one kind of club< 

Tapua, v. the long entrance of a 
cage or fish-trap. 

Tai^da, 8^ the name of one kind of 
b^nuna. . 

Tapua'i, v. 1. to abstain from all 
Work, games, &e., and to sit 
waiting for suQcets in war or in 
sickness. 2; Applied to paft^ 
sengers in a canoe thanking the 
pullers, who answer, FcMfeiai 
tapuaHl 3.' To give something^ 
to bring success, as ''ava, *0 h 

' Wff 'ava e tapuaH ai ou faivai 

e manuia ai. [4. To offer reli- 

* gi0us worship, A recent adapr' 

tation of the word] ; redup. i a- 

PUTAPDA*!. . . 

Tapda*iqa, «. certain villages which 
did jQot engage in war, but served 
as a refuge to those who fled on 

Tapualagana*!, 8. the fish lalafi in 
its third stage of growth. 

Tapuamih 8.. one kind of banana. 

Tapuank. See VIeaj^ e. . 

Tapd*e, v. 1, to heap up earth 
round a yam plant. 2. To* 

Tapui, 8. something hung up to 
denote trees from which fruit' 
is not to be picked. *0 Idna 

Tapdi, V, to prohibit from pick- 

. ing fruit by hanging the tapui 
to the tree ; redup. tapdipui. E 
ui ma tapui le fa*atuatua. 

Tapuimaui,. a, changeable, fickle. 
Like one who tapui his nuts to- 
day, and takes off the tapu tor 

Tapuitea, 8. the evening star. *0 
tapuitea /o lo^o ^ua 8opolagi. 

Tapuituaina, V, 1. to die unex- 
p^ctedly. Se aittk *ea se tasi 
mai HHte, *a toe tapuitwiina. 2. 
To be too late with an offering. 
3. To leave a sick person fot 
a time, and returning find him 

Tapu*u, 8. a short ti^a, 

Tapula'a, 8. 1. the boundary in the 
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oovenantB. 3. The luime of a 

T^PULiMA, «. 1. the wrist 2. The 

hand from the wrist. *0 lona 

Tapulu, 8. the part of the tattooing 

made all black. 
Tafulu, v. to get gnm from trees 

by making an incision in the 

Tafumatau, 8. the Tntuila name 

for taputoH (Gupania rboifolia). 
Tapuiuti, 8. the name of a shell- 
Tapumiti, a. grey, pepper-and-salt 

Tapuna, 8. 1. a parasitic plant 

(Loranthns insnlamm). 2. fig. 

Persons acting as parasites. ^Ua 

86 tapuna le /a^apipi*t. 
Tapumi, v. to shut; pa88. Tapu- 


TlpfjptJ, t, 1. to breathe quickly. 

^Ua manava tSpUpS, 2. To talk 

quickly. 3. To do anything 

Taputapu, v. redup, of tapu. 
Taputapugagana, v. to fc^bid to 

speak ; a game of children. 
Taputo% 8. tlie name of a tree 

(Cupania rhoifolia). 
Taputu, v. 1. to breathe quickly. 

2. To speak rapidly; redup. ta- 

PUTUPUiu ; recip, PETlPtJTiJA*i. 

Syn. Taputu. 
Tapuvae, «, 1. the ankle. 2. The 

foot from the ankle. '0 lona 

Tapuvaepanua, v. to walk briskly 

from being accustomtKl to the 

Tapuyaetasi, 8. roads meeting in 

Tasaoata, a, disobedient. Syn. 

Ta8E*i, v. to jerk or snatch away. 
Tabele, 1?. 1. to strike in the belly 

with a club. 2. To strike a mat 

drum with rapid strokes. 3. To 

turn a skipping rope quickly. 4. 

To make pait of the tattoo. 
Tasele, 8, a part of the tattooing. 

Tasetu, v. See Ta*«tu. 

Tasi, Malay, Asa, a. 1. one. 2. 

Another. *0 le taai teine. 
Tasi, v. to be unprecedented, to be 

unique. *Ua Um lejale. 
Tasi, adv, yery. IE Idei toH 

Tasim Ai, V. to be the first issue* 

(A genealogical tenn.) 
TlidNA, 8. a striped siapo. (Intio* 

duced from Fiji) 
TIsisi, V. to draw up, as the pela, of 

a house. 
TIsisT, V. to drive away by saying 

8i8i (to animals). 
Tasomi, v. to olic^ about. 
TIta, 8. 1. the figure-head of a 

canoe. 2. The rubber fur rubbing 

on the colours of a 8iapo. 
TatI, v. to jerk ofi; to pluck with 

violence. TStd mat le taume. 
Tata, «. the baler of a canoe.. 'O le 

tatd o le va^a, 
Tata, v. 1. to bale out. 2. To be 

relaxed, as the bowels. 3. To 

speak rapidly. 4. To cover with 

iMinana leaves in order to keep 

dry. 5. PZ. ofTA. 
Tata, «. perspiration in sickness. 
Tata, 1. to flap the wings. 2. To 

break firewood, to break up a 

dry tree in order to get. ou^ 

Tata'a, v. pi. of TA*A, 1. mostly of 

animals, to go at large.. 2. To 

trail, as a fish-hook. *A 'o tata^a 

lava pa ale tamdha. 
Tata'a*ao, v. to tap the feet in 

order to call attention, to inteiy 

cede. Syn. Tatatuli. 
Tatae, v. pi. of tae, to gather up 

Tata'b, v. to crack. *E7a na iata^a 

le vai a le tama^UaH. 
Tatai, v. redup. of tal ^Ua 8^^% 

mat lou le tatdi mat, 
Tata'i, v. 1. to lead, as a sick man. 

2. To drag along, as the lauloa. 

3. To trail, as a fish-book. 'Ua 
tataH Idna pa le ^auaTndla. Syn. 
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Tatao, 8. the name of a moon in 

. the wet season. 

Tatao, V, to put under a weight, to 

press, to squeeze. 2. To lie in 

ambush. Syn. Tanu*au. 
Tatao, 8. a stick to strike down 

spears with. 
Tatao, v. 1. to cut spears. 2. To 

ward off spears. Syn. Talitao. 

Tatau, 8. from tautau, a pennant, 

. A fLag of a canoe. Lafo ia i U 

to*€8e le tatau ^ua agina i moana. 

'0 le tatau o le va^a. 
Tatau, «.the tattooing. *Ua ta Una 

Tatau, a. 1. right, proper, fit. 2, 

Alike, equal. 
Tatau, i?. 1. to be right, proper, fit. 

*0 ma igoa *ua tatau. 2. To be 
. alike, equaL 
Tatau, v. to fight two together, to 

fight a duel. 
Tatau, v. to be at full tide, 'I7a 

tatau le tat. 
Tatau, v. 1, to strain out, to wring 

out. 2. To milk ; poM, taui^ia, 
Tata*u, v. pi. of ta*u, 
Tatapa, 8. the net for catching fa. 
Tatafa, v. 1. pi, of tafa, to dawn, 
'24 To cut up pork in small por- 

TaTAFB, v. pi. of TAFE. 

Tatapi, t?. 1. to clear and weed a 

Eiece of land. 2. To wash the 
ands. (A chiefs word.) 3. 

To operate on a chief for ele- 
phantiasis in scroto, 
Tataga. See Taga. 
Tatagase, 8. perspiration caused 

by pain, also death sweat,. 
Tataga-mala, 8. calamitous strokes. 
Tatagi, 8. the note of the manutagi 

<Ptilonopus fasciatus). 
Tatagi^ v. 1. to tinkle, to ring, % 

To sound, as a wooden drum. 
Tatagia, «. the name of a tree 

(Acacia laurifoliaX 
Tatago, r. 1. to sliampoQ. 2. To 

feel in a hole frequented by a 

Tatala, v. 1. to untie, to unloose. 

2. To release from a. contract 3. 

To explain. Tatala lelva; pass, 


Tatali, v. to wait for, from tali, 

Ona tatali lea sa Tagaloa seHa to 

i le tane. 
Tatalo, V, to pray ; pa^ss. talosia ; 

redup. talotalo. 
Tatama, v. to be addled, of eggs, 

TaTANU, v. pi, of TANU. 

Tatapa, v. pi. of tapa. 
Tatapi, v. pi, of tapi. 
Tatapuvae, o. long, as a robe 

reaching to the ankles. 
Tatasia, 8. the name of a tree. 
Tatatau. v. to tattoo. 
Tatatau, 8. tattooing instruments." 

'0 le *aio tdtatau. 
Tatatia. See Tatagase. 
Tatatino. See Tatino. 
Tatatuli, v. 1. to tap the knee, to 

caution. .2. To intercede. Syn. 

Tata VALE, «. an undecisive blow in 

a club match. 
Tatea, a. strewed about on- the 

ground from abundance, as 

Tatea, v, to be in abundance, as 

food or property. 
Tatele, t?. 1. to fish for palolo 

(Palola viridis) on the great day 

of tlieir appearance. 2. To cut 

wood by all. 3. To apply a 

speech to all. 
Tatelea^e, V, to do a thing quickly. 
Tatelega, 8. the great day of the 

palolo's appearance. 
Tateme, v. I. to' be restless, as a 

bedfellow. 2. To be cranky, as 

a canoe. 
TiTi*A, V, to play at the game of 

Tatino, v. redup, tatatino. See 

Tatipi, v. to cut, to slash. 
TatOj a, light, giddy, applied to 

Tat6, v. to take out of, as a ba?ket. 
Tato*o, 8. the second row in a 

bunch of bananas. 
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Tatu, v. 1. to stamp with the feet ; 
to paw the ground. 2. To strike 
down a man standing; redup. 


Tatualadta, v. to be thrown aback, 
of a cauoe. 

Tatu'u, r. 1. to cut down, as a tree. 
2. To let down, as the cocoa-nut 
screens of a houstf. 

Tatula'i, V, to cut down young 
trees, leaving the stumps. 

TXtupu, «. 1. a shoot or sprout of a 
tree, a sucker. 2. One name of 
the iogo, *0 lona tdtupu. 

TlTtJxO, V, to stampi to kick with 

Tava, 8. the name of a tree. 

Tava*a, V, to hollow oiit a canoe. 

Tatae, v. to kick another on the 
ankles, to oau^e liim to fall. 

Tava'e, a. the tro^HC bird (Ph»ton 

Taya*e*ula, a. one species of tropic 
bird (PhfiBton mbricauda). 

Tavaetolo. See Tatae'ula. 

Tatai, «. the name of a tree (Bhns 
Taitensis, var, tartense). 

Tavao, tJ. to cut timber for build- 
ing, and leave it in the bush. 

Tavau, s. a species of leech. 

Tavale, v. 1. to cut a tree on the 
boundary belonj^ing to another. 
2. To cut wood without measur- 
ing it so as to insure having it 
lung enough. 3. To speak with- 
out thought. 4. To talk con- 
stantly. 5. To marry beneath 
one's own rank. SytL Tauyale. 

Tavani, v. to make wide, as the 
opening in a pig in order to gut it. 

Tavasa, V, to play the game of 
tagdti'a between two villages. 

Tavasaga, «. a match of tagati^a 
between two villages. 

Tavatava, «. the name of a fish. 

Tavatavaaitu, \ «. names of a 

Tavatavamanu, / shrub (Mel- 
astoma denticulatum). 

Tavatio. See Filitavati*o. 

TJLvAYA, 9. 1. an opening betwe^i 

the planks of a canoe, or the. 
timbers of a house from not fit* 
ting properly. 2. The wide 
opening between the thighs of a 
thin person. 

TlvAYA, V. to be open as a door, fto. 
(An indecent word.) 

TlvAYA, V, to strike the tattooii^ 
instrument qnickly. 

Tavia, «. a great talker. 

Tavio, V, to send forth a bad odovr. 
It is worse than do, *Ua eh 

Tavinavika. SeeYmA» 

Tavoi, v. to do a thing anyhow. 

Te, 1. a particle used before jerht 
in the future. *0u te alu. 2. 
With oblique cases of pronouns. 
la te ^oe. 

Tb, v. 1. to be split open, as chest* 
nuts, and se«ds of breadfruit 
when beginning to grow. 2. To 
burst open, as a cooked banana 
bursting from its skin, 3. To 
put out ^e tongue. 4. To have 
protruding eyes. Ua ate mata, 
5. To have a protruding olitoris ; 

pi. TfiTE. 

Te*a, $. the name of a game. 

Te*a, v. I4 to be away from. ^Va 
te*a ma le atunu*'u 'ese. 2. To be 
dear of, to be rid of. 3. To be 
weaned. *27a U^a ma le iSgu ; pL 


Te^aga, 0. a game of balls. 
Teanb, oonj, although, even al* 

though. Also Tenanb. *A 

teane/asia ^oe/ai ai se a ? 
Teatba, $. the name of a fish. 
Teateavaus^ v. to be pale, as fixna^ 

sickuess or fear, 
Te% s. a prop. *0 lona te^e, 
Te*e, v. I. to prop up. 2. To h» 

haughty ; redup, tb*etb*e. 
Te^la, b, a pole to keep out the 

sail of a canoe when running 

before the wind. 
Te*ena, v. 1. to refuse, to reject 

2. To oppose. 
Teena% V, to refuse, to reject. 
Tei, s. a youBger broither 6r dster. 

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Te*i, V, 1. to startle. 'TJa td te'i 

ina *ua *e saHli mat- 2. To be 

on the turn, to be rising, of the 
' tide. * Ua fal'ai&a t^ mai U tat ; 

pi, TiTB*i ; redup. tb'itb'i. 
TmNANB. See Tbanb. 
Teinb, 8. a girl. 'O lo mdtou teine. 
Tbisi, adv. 1. in a short time, for a 

little space. 2. Somewhat. 
Tbiteib, adv. lazily. *Ga fa^aiu 

Tbu, «. adomings, omam^its. 

Mdumau % teu ma tifiga. 
Tbu, V, 1. to adorn. 2. To put in 

order. Ttteu le alofi o Taoa^ ma 

Le-ttduHga-o-maimoa. 3. To put 

away. Ona teu lea le Idlaga; pi, 

TETBu; pass, teua; redup. teu- 

TEU ; pass. TEUTEUA. 4. To bury. 
Teuanoa% v. to dress and adorn to 

excess, to act the dandy. 
Tbu*e8e, s. false hair. 
TsuQA, 8. See Tbu. *0 ana teuga, 
Tbfa, 8. to stumble sideways ; pL 

TBTEPA ; redup. tepatbpa. 
Txfb, v. to perform an operation 

on lads equivalent to circumcision. 

See Tapao. 
Tbi^aitu, 8, Ut. one operated on by 

the aitu; one born tefe, (A 

term of reproach.) 
Tefeoa, 8, the operation equivalent 

to circumcision. 
Tbga, 8. 1. the thigh. 2. The 

upper part of the arm. *0 lona 

Tboalima, s. the upper part of the 

TbmayaB, 8, the thigh. 
Tjuob^ V, to swell up, to puff up, 9» 

arrowroot during its preparation, 

or as a dead body ; pi. TirrEQB ; 

dimin, tbgbteqb. 

tS^tbla, }*'^^^*^"«^ 
TelatblX, a. bad-tempered. (An 

Upolu word,) 
Teub, 8. a plane. *0 Idna iele. 
Tblb, v. to plane, 
TeIiB, a. 1. great, largp. 2, Many, 

plentiful ; pi: trtbi^b ; i^fen*. 

Telea% v. to run quickly; pass. 


Telepua, a. MaXay, Teleleh, from 
Leleh, to uncover, stark nak^. 
An indecent term, for which the 
euph. is lelavalavd. , , 

Telbfua, v. to be stark naked. 

Teleobse, 8. the name of a star* 

Telbgbsb, l^vei^jo^ 

Tblemulu, / ^ ^®^ "^^^ 

Telenoa, a. See Telefua. 
Telenoa, v.- /See Telefua.- 
Telbtele, v. to be quick, to step 

Telelaye, to be very quick* Also 

Temetemb, 8, the stock, &c., of a 

Tenanb. See Teanb. 
Tenb, 8. one hind of banana. 
Tenb, v. to move the hands about, 

as in dancing; pi. tbtene; re* 

dup. TENETENE, E tenctene fua 

le Uvaiiva, ^a e sagasaga ^ai le vili 

TENnniran, a word found in /o^ono, 

its meaning unknown. 
Tepa, V, to look upwards; pi. te-* 

TEPA. Ne^i e tepa lava i ttia, 
Tepataui^a*!, V, to look earnestly. 

Syn. TuwBfATA*!, 
Tepataumeasina, v. to see good- 

Tete, v. to shake, to quake, as 

with fear or cold ; redup. xetp- , 

tete. ^ 

Tetsa, 8. an albino. 'Ua *o le lafi 

a le tetea, e nam fwt, *o e li 

Tet?;a, a. light -coloured, *Q le 

niu tetea. 
Tete*b, v. I. to refuse, to reject. 

'A avatu *upu, tete'e mat. 2. To 

oppose; pa^s. te/ena. 
Tete*i, 8, See SfSE'x. 
Tete% v. I. to distend the mosquito 

curtains with sticks. 2. To swell 

up, as a dead body, i^». Tege, 
T|te*i, V, pi of th;*x. 
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Tetefa, 8, a blighted, siunted 

bHnnn^. Syn. Teteva. 
Tetega, v. 1. to be pained, either 

by a blow or a ba<l word. 2, To 

be aDgry with. E le tetega ia te 


TeTELE, n. pi. of TELE. 

Tetele, r. 1. to shave. 2. To 
clear, as fruit trees of useless 
branches, &c. 3. To rub quickly, 
as when the wood is about to 
ignite on the si^ttga. 

Tetemu, v. to tremble, to quake. 

Tetepa.* See Tepa. 

Teteva, $. a blighted banana, 
stunted and small. 

Tetey/, a. careless, negligent. 
8yn. T.TIPA. 

Teteva, v. to take a pig or pro- 
perty in order to buy a fine mat 
as a return present for property 

Teteva, v, pi. of teva. 

Teva, 8. 1. a departing in dis- 
pleasure. Pe o*e vnai le teva a 
Muao. 2. fig. Death. Ai lau 
teva net, e le a*e. 

TEVA,tJ. 1. to depart in displeasure. 
2. fig. To die ; pi teteva ; intens. 

Teva*aga, «. 1. a departing in 
anger, 2. Death. Sa ma /e- 
lulia le teva^a^a. 

Ti!.VATEVA, V, redup. of teva, to be 
conctantly leaving in anger. 

TtVE, 8. the name of an acrid plant, 
the root of which culprits were 
made to bite (Amorphopballus). 

Tevemanu*a, 8. a species of teve, 

Ti, 8. a plant from the leaves of 
which girdles a?e made. The 
root is eaten in times of scarcity 
(Oordyline terminalis). *Ua i/o 
i le ti, *a e *a*e i le nouo. A say- 
ing applied to family quarrels. 

TiA, 8. a place in the oueh from 
which tree and underwood are 
cleare<l for the purpose of pigeon- 
citch ng by means of d« coy birds. 
'Va j^ipili tia, *a e moTnao ala. 

Ti*A, 8. X. the stick used in iagd- 

ii*a. 2. The head of a pig, after 

the cheeks and ears are removed. 

3. A man's head. (In abuse.) 
TiA% V. to throw away; pa88, 

tia*iina. E afio 'co Gogo, 'a e 

tiaH i le ututau. 
TiAid, 8. a word shouted at the 

last dance of a night dance. 
TiALA, 8. the sun reflected on 

water. *0 lona tidJ-a. 
Tiale; 8. 1. a sow that has left off 

breeding. 2. The flower of the 

pv<i (Gardenia). 
Ti'apo*o, 8. a man's head, in con»- 

TiAPULA, «. the top of the taro cut 

ofl* in order to be planted. Syn, 


TiATiA, 1. t<i be improved, of the 
conduct. 2. To be betwixt and 
between, as neither very ugly 
nor very handsome. Tapia lava 
ona *'08 e tagata Hatioy 'a e maia'' 
pua^a, (An Upolu word.) 

TiatiaO, v. 1. to come constantlv. 
2. To talk constantly. 3. To 
come in crowds. 

TiATULi, 8. the name of a plant. 
Syn, Fana*io (Sida rhombi-* 

Ti*AVA, 8. the name of a fish. 

Ti'B, 8, 1. a species of crab which 
throws up the earth in a mound 
where it burrows, 2. The female 
of the aviH, 

Ti*ETi*E, V. to sit upon, to be seated 
on something above the ground. 
Teine ti'eti^e i le pae. 

Tig, 8. 1. the name of a shellfish, 
2. One kind of fly-fish hook. 

Tio, o. 1. sharp-looking, of the 
eyes. 2. Lively, animated ; pL 


Tio, 8. a fault, *Aua neH fat tia 

Tio, Malay, Tinju, r. to find fault 

with, to blame ; pi. titio ; pa88. 

TIOA, TiOiNA ; reiiup. tiotio. 
Ti'o, V. to defecate, to go to stool \ 

pi. TITI*0. ;. 

TiOA, See Letioa, 
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^i*OTALA, 8, the king-fiaher. Thero 
, are two species, !• Todirhamphus 

Pealei and T. recuryiit>siri8» 2. 

The name of one moon» 
TiU) V, 1. to go on a fishing voyage. 

2. To set a mt trap ; pi, titiu ; 

pass, TiUA. *0 i 6 tiua mat le 

• muUmatagi. 

TiUFi, 8^ one species of tu 

TiuGA, «. 1. a fishing voyage. 2. 

fig. The courting of a lady. Ey 

AlOj la tdtou tiuga e st't. 
Ti*ULA, 8. one species of tu (Cor- 

dyline ferrea). 
.Ti*ULi, 8. one species of tu 
.Ti'ULU, 8, one species of tu 
TiPA, «. mother-of-pearl. *0 Idna 

TiFA, V, to be turned on one side, 

of the liver, supposed to be a 

sign of wishing to eat human 

flesh. ^0 le a 'ai le fafine, *tta 

tifa le ate, 
TiFAGA, 8, jugglery. '0 ona tifa^a, 
TiFANUA, 8, one species of ti. 
TiPi, V. to adorn ; fedup, titipi, 


TiFiGA, 8. adomings. . It takes both 

o aud a. Mdumau *o teu ma 


TiFiTiPi, j 8» names of 

TiFiTiPiNiuMATA, \ fishes of the 
TiFiTiPiTAPU*iJLU, ) genus Chae- 

TiGA, .«. 1. pain, either bodily or 

mental. 2. Trouble, distress, 
- perplexity arising from poverty. 

Na a^u 8au t lo^u tigdy % 8e *oloa 

e eama a*t la^u avd. 
TiGA, v,l, to be in pain, of body or 

mind. 2. To be in trouble or 
^ distress. 8. To be near death ; 

pass, .tigaina; redup. tiga- 

TIGA ; recip. petiga*i. 


TiGOQi, V. to desire , lasciviously, to 
approach with desire. 

TiGOGiEQB, 8. part of the fiddle 
. drill, 

TiGOGiESE, a. restless, unable to sit 
. still. 

• TiLA, 8, the. sprit oi. a ^ail^ It is 

now applied to the masts of a 
vessel. *0 le va^a tila tolu, B 
mamao a 8i*u i tila, Proyerb. 

TiLAU. See Laupipi. 

TiLAUHANiPi, 8. one species of tu 

TiLALALO, 8. the sprit of a Samoan 

TiLALB, V. to take everything. 

TiLi, 8. a messasce sent in haste to 
summon relatives and friends in 
a case of sickness. *0 ie till o le 

TiLi, v. 1. to be quick in order to 
be in time. 2. To go a message 
of life and death : r^up. tilitili. 

TiL(, 8. a method of fishing with a 
small net. '0 Idna tilt. 

TiLi, V. to fish with the iili. Peld 
e tiVgia se tai e fdna^e. Pass, 


tIIIIpo^ } t?. to run for life. 

TiLiGA, 8. fishing with a tili, *0 
Idna tUiga. 

TiLisoiFUA, V, to run for. life. A 
chiefs word for tih'ola, Na tu^ua 
i le vao, *a e tilisoifua ^Aana. 

TiL\VA*AGOTO, V. 1. to havo a canoe 
sinking with fish, aud to refuse 
to give any to those less fortu- 
nate. 2. To be without love. 

TiLO,. 8, the innermost sprout, the 
young unfolding leaves of a taro 
. plant. 

TiLOMALAB, V, to rcoeive a blow in 
fk club match, which causes one 
to stagger, and look down to the 

TiLOFA, 8, a species of ti. 

TiLOTiLO, a. straight, of a tree or a 

TiLOTiLO, V, to peep, to spy ; pa88, 


TiLOTiLO, 8. 1. smoke ascending 
straight up like a tree, or coming 
out between the pola of a house. 
2. The rays of the sun, moon, or 
stars peeping through a crevice, 
or from a rent in the clouds. 

TiL03?iL0, ^. to adorn, to set off the 
person, as young people 4o» 

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hole in a net, to seek an oocasion 
'.. to quarrel. 
TiLOTiLOMASAE, 8, the seeklDg for 

an occasion to quarrel. / lau 

tilotUomdtaef mu ^e va^ava*ai 

TiMA, V, to exhort; redup. tima- 

tima; rectp. pbtima*!, fetuia- 

TiMA*i. 8yn, ToMA. 
TiMAND*A, «. one species of tu 
TiMATA, V, to- sew on the rope at 

the top and bottom of a net. 
TiMATAGi, «. one species of ti, 
TiMATiMA, V. redup. of tima. 
TiMATiMATiOLOA, V. to be lazy and 

sluggish in one^s movements, 

nee^ng much urging. 
TiMU, 8, rain. 8yn. Ua. Toto le 
. timu, agi U savili. 
T'iMU, V. to rain ; pass, timuia. 
TlMUOA, 8, great, continued rain. 

Syn, XJaga. 
TiMUTO, V, to die (chiefs). 
TiNA, 8. a wedge. '0 lona Una, 
Tina, r. 1. to split with a wedge. 

2. To cause divisions in a family 

or a village. 
Tina, Malay, Ina, 8. a mother. *0 

Uma Una. 
Tinaa*au, 8. Una-a-^aUj the main 

body of an army. 
Tina'ava, 8. one kind of club, 
TiNA*AVA, «. 1. a strong wedge, 

2. One who causes dissensions. 
TiNAE, 6. the entrails of a fish. 
TiNAELEOA, 8. the name of a fish. 
TiNAi. See TiNEi. 
TiNAMAiLO*!, 8. a fat sucking-pig. 
TiNAMANAPA, 8. a hou haviug 

TiNAMANAPA, a. prolific. 
TiNATOA. See Tina*ava. 
TiNEi, t;. 1. to extinguish, as a fire, 

Ught, &c. 2. To kill. 3. To 

erase, as a writing ; pass, tineia. 
TiNi, 8. shouts of praise on the 

marriage of a chief to a lady. 

la tdtou viHvi^i ia, ia aofaga 

TiNi, 8. the goal in the race. See 


TiNio. See SimO. 

TiNiFU, 8. the non-combatants, in* 
eluding women, cliildren, sick, 
and aged. 'O Uma Uni/u. 

TiNiTiNi, a. poor. 

T1NITIN16, 8. a shout of victory in 
games, racing, or fighting. 

TnoTiNiC, t?. 1. to move from place 
to place, as a person often journey- 
ing. 2. To change Arom one to 
another, as a woman from one 
husband to another. 

Ting, «. the body, as of a man, 
beast, tree, canoe, &c. Le Hno 
o le pua, lau o le pua. 

TiNO, V. 1. to be bodily present. 
2. To gain flesh, as one who ha3 
been sick. 3. To be certain. 

TiNO, a. ten, in counting men with 
to*a, as to^atinoagafulu ; in count- 
ing bonito, Unolua, twenty, &os. 

TiNO, an affix to some verbs, making 
them intensive in signification^ 
as ta^uUno, fa^aalitino. 

Ting, adv, certainly. Ua Uoa 

TiNGA, o. thin, as the body ; redup^ 


TiNOAGAFULU, a. tcu, in counting 

Ting'esb, a. tall, of men; pi, 

Tinoe*8e, v. to be tall, of men ; pi, 


TiNGi, 8. a brother or sister to whom 
one can look for assistance. Syn, 

U, FiTGI. 

TiNGiAiGA, 8. a true family connec- 
tion. *0 lona Unoidiga, 

TiNGiFiM, 8. one particularly hated. 
^Afai *ea ma Unoifili le Tiui 

TmoiMATAGi, 8. 1. a strong breeze. 
2. Great danger, *0 le finagalo 
o lesu '0 le Unoimatagi. 

TiNorvi, i?. to be skinny. 

TiNGu, V. to desire intensely. 

TiNGGAGASE, ». to be languid. 

TiNGSELAU, a. hundred bonito. 

TiNGVALE, a. thin, skinny. 

TiNGVALE, v. to be thin, to be 

TiPA, V. to glide, to fly or swim 
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tton; redup* tipatipa, titipa, 
Na a*u ti]^ \fo, tipa ifo NiuUg(u 

TiPA, V. to jump, as a stone on the 
water in playing ''duck and 
drake ; " redup. tipatipa. 

TiPA, «. 1. the rebound of a stone 
in **duck and drake." 2. A 
square gin-bottle. 

1?IFALA^AU, 8. I. U leaves turned 
yellow and lying on the ground. 
2. A sheimsh. 

TiPALEA, $. a garland of th 

Tipatipa, v. redup. of tipa, 

Tipatipa, v, redup. of tipa. 

TiPATiPA, s, the name of a shellfish. 

TiPATiPAALi% 8, ornaments of Ufa 
in a canoe. 

TiPATiPAALi% a. good-looking. 

Tipi, 8. an axe« *0 lona tipi. 

TiPi, v. 1. to cut, to cut up; to 
hack. 2. To give a back-handed 
blow ; redup. tipitipi, titipi. 

TiPi, V, to play '* duck and drake." 

TiPiOA, 8. cuttings, slices. 

TiPOLO, 8. the lime (Citrus lunetta). 

TiPUNA*B, ) 4_ . *.. 

TipUNAOA, / «• ^^ species of tu 

TiPUTA, 8. a woman's upper gar- 
ment. (Introduced from Tahiti.) 
*0 lona tiputa. 

TiTA*B, V. to break a hole in acocoa- 

. nut in order to drink the juice. 

Ti TAu METO, words used in songs. 
The meaning is lost. 

TiTAFUA, 8. a species of ft. 

TiTi, 8. a girdle of ti leaves. *0 
Una UU. 8yn, Noa, Savalioa. 

TiTi*B, v: 1. to swell, as the belly. 
2. fig. To be angry, 

Trno, V. pi. of tig. 

TlTI*0, V. pi. of Tl*0. 

TlTIU, V. pi. of TIU. 

TrriFi, 17. pi. of TIFT. 

TiTiNA, V. to strangle, to choke. 

TiTmo, adv. definitely, as, *Ua tu^u 

titinoy it is decided. 
TiTiPA, a. careless, negligent. 
TiTiPA, r. to be careless, to be 

negligent. See Fa'atitipa. 
TrriPAOLA, a. very careless. 
TiTiFAOLA, v. to be verv careless. 
TiTiPALA, 8. a Uti dyed black. 

TiTiSE*B8B*E, 8. EH old wom-out leaf 

Tito, s. the name of a fish. 
Tit5, v. to fall headlong. 

TlTOA, \ 

TivAi, / *• * 

a species of the ft. 

To, 8. i. the strainer of the *av(u 
2. A hole in tiie earth. 3. Concep- 
tion, 4. The name of a tree. 

To, V. 1. to plant. 2, To build, 
*Ua to fale^ 3. To open, as a 
door. 4. To fall, as rain or dew. 
*A Hi uatoi mauga^ 5 To come 
upon, as wind, or a calamiihr, 
NeH to te mcUa^i fetaua'i. 6. To 
give, as a decision. Pe a to mat 
$e a outoupule. 7. To give over, 
as Innd. 8. To take down, as to 
ifo. 9. To remove, as to *e9e. 
10. To be with child^ to conceive ; 
to be with young. 11. To sepa- 
rate one from another. *0 lou 
firMgalo, na ta to ^ete^ete at. 12. 
To tiike an oath. As tauio. 13. 
To be swamped. Le nofoitau i 
le va^a le to i le tai; pi. toto ; 


ToA, a. courageous ; pi. totoa. 

ToA, t;. to be courageous ; pi. to- 

ToA, 8. 1. a warrior. 2. A cock. 
*0 Idna toa. 3. The name of a 
tree (Casuarina equisetifulia). 

To*A, 8. a rock rising near to the 
surface of the sea on which a 
canoe may strike. 

To*A, V. 1. to strike on a roQk, to 
ground, as a canoe. 2. To sub- 
side, to settle down, as dirt in a 
fluid. 3. To coagulate, as blood. 

4. To congeal, as oil when cold. 

5. To sleep (of chiefs); pL to- 
to*a; red^p. to*ato*a. 

To'a, a prefix to the numerals in 

counting persons. 
To*Ai, 8. the timbers of a canoe. 

*0 to^ai le va*a. 
To*Ai, «. 1. to go direct to. 2. To 

head towards, as a canoe. 3. To 

arrive at. 
ToA*i, V. 1. to commit suicide. 2. 

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ToA*iNA, 8. an old man. See 


To^AONEONE, V. to stiike on sand, of 
a canoe. 

To*AiPA, 8. perineum. 

To A PA, 8. a common, a barren, tree- 

• less putch of gnund. 

To*AFA, a. four persons* 

To'APA*AVA*A, a. quiet, steady, like 
a boat lying to. Applied to the 
Malo4 Syn. To*apaipai. 

To'AFiA, a. three persons. 

To* APIA, adv^ how many persons ? 

To'AGA, 8. 1. a plantings 2. A 
building of houses. *0 Idna to*aga. 

ToAGA, 8. a special privilege grant- 
ed for good deeds. E to sou 

' toaga, 

To^AGA, v. to be in earnest in 
doing things. 

T(5*AGA, V. 1. from to% to be with. 
*Z7a to^aga le ^oloa*uma. 2. To 
frequent, aa birds in a tree. 
Mamumd e to^aga i le ma^ali. 3. 
To remain with, to settle down 
with. . 

To'AGALAUAPl, «. 1. a War camp. 
2v An encampment of 8aegd fau. 
It takes both a and o in the 

To*AGAiiAFANA, 8. a sleepiug-place. 

-To*ALAUAMA, a. many persons. 

To*ALEMU,. a. Siitisfied, quiet^ at 

To*ALEMU, v. to be quiet, to be at 

ToALi*i, 8, the time when the sun 
begins to sliine on the tops of 
the cocoa-nuts, being tlie time 
when chiefs left off work* 

ToALO, V, to come inside the reef, 
as fishes. 

ToALUA, 8. a wife or husbai^d. 

^To'APAiPAi, 8. lit, tlie rest of tl»e 
paipaif a government which is at 
• peace. 

To*A8A, 8, a chiefs anger. Syn, 


To^ASEFULU, a. ten persons. 
To*ATAMA*i. See To*A8a. 
- To^ATiNOAGAPULU, a. ten persons. 
See To^ASEVVhV, 

To'ato*a, v. 1. to be begrimed, as 

- with dirt. 2. To be settled, aa 
clouds. 3. To smell ofj as of 

ToE,«. 1. the last. 2. A remnant, 
a surplus. 

ToEj V. to remain over ; pi. totoe ; 
redup, TOETOE. *Ua toe 8e dgn 
nai ^0 tapo tafea. 

Toe, adv, agaiu.r Ona toe 8u*e8U^e 
atu lea. 

Toe, V. to laugh out all together, 
of a number of persons; redup. 
TOTOE. Ona toe lea i ai tdule- 
le^a i lona tlti ina leaga. 

To*Ej 8. shortened poetically for 
TO*ELAU, the trade*wind. Lua 
8u*e le to^e, a na laulafcdafa. 

To'E, Malay, Toke, a lizard, 8. the 
sea eel (MursBua). Syn. Pusi. 

ToBA*iNA, 8. 1. an old man. 2. An 
old dog. 

ToB'AiGA, 8. the remains of a 

ToEOLEMu, 8. toe-o-le-mu, the sur- 
vivors of those who perished in a 
volcanic eruption. (A term of 

ToEUTuvA, 8. the name of a month, 

TCegatala. See Pusigatala. 

To*ELAu, 8. the nortli-east trade- 
wind, Na *o Neia/u e mele le 

To*ELAULAFALAFA, «. one kind of 
fo^eJau wind. 

To*EiJi, V. to reach the ground, to 

. be down to the ground. 

TO*ELB*ELB, «. to fall ou the 
ground; a word used in self- 
abasement when a favour is 
C(mf erred, as the pardon of a 
crimii lal. ' TJa to^ele^eU Ian pule. 

ToEPAiiOLO, «4 the name of a month, 

To*ESE, v. 1. to commit a fault. 
A nnsa '•ea le to'ese, ^a e manatu 
i iua at. 2. To beg pardon, to 
apologize, to confess to being 

T5*E8E, V. to remove, to take off, a0 
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TOETAUMAFA, 8, the DaiDB Of ft 

month, November-Deoeraber. 

ToETOE, 8, the name of a small 

. crub. 

ToETOB, adv. almost, nearly. Toe- 
toe e nmua mai na. 

Toi, 8. the name of a tree (Alphi- 

' tonia excel^a). 

To*i, 8. a hatchet. *0 hna to't. 

To'iA, V. to be struck, as by a 
falling tree, lightning (the 
natives think by thunder), or 

. any calamity. 

To*iAiLBULiA, \ V. to havo a pre- 

To'iAiLESU, ) sage of death, 
as by a lizard falling on a person. 

To^iALEFALA, V. to pass cTacua- 
tions unconsciously. 

TdALiu, 8. the first bonito caught 
in a new canoe. 

ToiALO, V. to pass safely to the 
inside of a reef. *Uafou le va'a 
i le ava i Fiti, ^ua to^ialo, 

Toio, V, to divide a fish intaits four 

To'ioLOLUA, 8. a native stone adze 
ground on both sides. 

To*iFAFAO, 8. an axe fastened like 

. an adze. 

Toifam:, 8. a bastard. 

ToiFALE, iJ. to be with child in her 

- father's house while unmarried. 
To'iFATU, 8. a stone axe. 
To'iLALO, f. 1. to be swamped, as a 

. Oimoe. Ona toHlalo lea "oh va^a 
i le vasa, 2. To be brought 

' under, to be conquered, to be 
subdued, as a war part}'. 

To*iLALO, 8. 1. a state of subjection. 
Masei ''ua atuapaoa i lend utu 
toHlalo. 2. A conquered party. 

Toileting, v. to be in good condi- 
tion, although it has little lard, 

• of a pig ; also a man. 

To'iPUA, 8, an adze made of the 
pualuluf to split bread-fruit 

- with. 

To*iTO'iAVE*A, 8. the name of a 
^ shrub (Scaevola Eoenigii). 
To'iTUA, V. to pass safely to the 

outside of the reef. 
!ro*iTU% 8, a ^oug^-like adge. 

To*o, 8. 1. a pole with which to 
propel a canoe in the shallow, 
lagoon. 2. A stand in which is 
placed the perch of a pigeon. 

To'o, V. to propel a canoe with a 
pole J redup. toto*o. *0 le ta- 
*aloa *ua tot&o atu, 

To'OA, 8. a railing along the top or 
a wall to keep out pigs. 

To*OALA, 8. 1. diseases of women in 
connection with child-bearing. 
*0 lona to*oala. Applied gener- 
ally to diseases of the stomach. 
*0 le to^oala fa^aautama e tujpu 
at tama. 

To'OALAFANAU, 8. a discase of child- 

To*OALO, 8. 1. one kind of club. 
2. The part of a reef on which a 
canoe is thrown when swamped. , 

To'OMA^A, 8. an abscess in the foot; 
*0 lona to*oma*a. 

To*oMAUNu, 8. hiccup. '0 lona 
to*omaunu, , 

To*oif A*i, «. 1. food prepared before* 
hand. *0 lana U/^onaH. 2, 
Saturday, *0 le aso to^ona% 
because on that day food is 
prepared for Sunday. 

To*ONA*i, tJ. 1. to prepare large 
quantities of food for cookingi 
2. To eat together the food pre- 
pared ; redup. to*oto*ona*i. 

T6*0NA*i, V. 1. to lean upon a staff. 
2. To lean on anything for sup- 
port J redup. t6*oto*ona'i. 

To*OTO*o, «. 1. a staff, a walking- 
stick. *0 lona fo^oto*o. 2. Ai^ 
orator's staff of office. *0 le to- 
^oto^o sinasina. A young speaker 
whose staff is new. 

T0*ot6*o, 8. one method of fish- 

T6*ot5*o, V, to pull with a slow and 
steady stroke, as a canoe. 

To*OTO*OGA, 8. one kind of fishing. - 

To*oit^, 8. a branching stick set up 
in a house for hanging baskets 

To*OTXJLT, «. to kneel. 

To*u, v.l. to cluck as a hen. 2, 
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TAtJFAirS'u ; redup, to*uto*u. 

'0 le *ai tfffi. to eat scolding. 
Ton, «. the name of a tree, the 

wood of which is used for floats 
,. for nets, and the berries for 

paste in making $iapo (Gordia 

Tou, pr<m, yoa, contracted from 

OUTOU, and used before future 

Tou, V. to paste napo with ion; 
. pass. TOUA ; redup, totou. 
To*u, s. an adee. '0 lona to^u, 
^ouFi, 8. a yam plantation. Syn, 

Tauufi. It takes both o and a 
. in the genitive. 
To'ULU, V. 1. to fall, as a leaf. 2. 

To fall through, as through a 

hole in a basket. 3. To beat the 

mat drum at a night-dance. 
ToxjLU, V. to have a blow on the 

head, as in a club match. 
TocTOU, a. having thick substan- 
tial fat, as pork. 
To*TJTO*u, V. redup, of to*u, to 

cluck, to cackle, of a fowl. 
ToPA, s. 1. sleep, of a chief. '0 

lona tofd, 2. A determination, 

intention, something agreed upon. 

'O Idna to/a. 
ToFA, V. to sleep, of chiefs; pi. 


tofd^ *a e ieH. 
ToFA, V. farewell I A parting 
[ salutation. To/a, soi/ua ^outou. 
ToFA*i, «. a banana plantation. 
ToFAOA, «. the sleeping-place of a 

chief or a pigeon. *■ lona tofaga. 
ToFALE, V. to build houses. 
ToFALfi'AUOA, V. lit. to build houses 

all around, to pay addresses to a 
. lady, of many persotis at the 

same time. *Ua tofciW'a'uga md- 
; naia id SmcL 2. To have many 

ToFASi, V. blood has been shed. 

Ua tofasi le taua. 

TOFATUMOANAINA, V, 1. lit. to sink 

like a stone in the sea, to founder. 
2. To come to an end, as a family 
dying out. 
ToFE, s. the name of a ahelMsh, 

ToFB» s, a prec^iitouB pkoe. 'O le 

tofi o te ««!%. 
ToFB^t'LA, s. one kind of W^ 

Used as the emblem of Suluga« 

'0 ali'i o le tofe'ula e. 
ToFELAtJiFi, 8. a large to/e, 
ToFETOFE, c a small to/e. 
ToFETOFEA, a. rough, as the body 

with dirt, or a canoe covered 

with seaweed. 
Tofi, v. 1. to split up. 2.To di- 
vide. 3. To give an inh^tanoe 

or appointment; pass, tofia; 

redup. TOPrroFi ; pass, tofitofia. 
Tofi, s. a chisel. *0 Idna tnfi^ 
Tofi, \ «. 1. an appointment. 

Tofioa, / *0 la Idtou iq/I, of 

the agents. *0 Uma tofiga, of 

the object 2. An inheritance, a 

T5FIL0FIL0, «. the rocond night <^ 

the appearance of the land crab. 
ToFiTOFAU, V. to guess, as a riddle. 

Tofito/au^ scale la^au f 
ToFiTOFi, V. redup. of tofl 
ToFO, s. a tempting. 'O Idna to/o. 
ToFO, V. 1. to taste. 2. To try, as 

a tree, whether it is fit to out. 

3. To tempt. Redup. tofotopo ; 


Tofooa, s. offerings to a priest to 
ascertain the cause of some sick- 

TdFOVO, V. to be in time for a meal. 

ToFOTOFo, V. redup. of tofo, to try, 
to tempt. 

ToFOTOFOGA, s. A temptation. 'O 
Idna to/oto/oga. 

ToFU, V. to dive; ph fbtofui; 
redup. TOFUTOFU. *Ua pa^u Je 
atigi /disua, ona/etqfui lea i ad. 

ToFU, V. to be distributed to each, 
to have each a portion ; to be all 
supplied ; pass, tofusia. E io/u 
lava ma si ona loH, 

TdFUA, s. an ^ie made coarsely with 
unprepared leaves, and used as a 

ToFUTOFU, V. redup. of tofu, to dip 
under repeatedly, as the head in 

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of fine mats and tiapo. It takes 
either o or a in the genitive. 
Ona *au mai lea *o med e *a« ma 
TooA, 8, 1. the south wind. E 
wM i w w le toga U Pu^aHvini. 2. 
The 80S(tii« (Introduced mean- 

TooA, 8, a groTB, « plantation ; 
always compounded with the 
name of the trees of which it 
consists, as togd'tdu. It diffeiB 
from ttZti, which refers to the 
umbrageous tops of trees, while 
this refers to the planting in the 

TooAi, 8. the name of a tree (Ac- 
ronychia sp.>. 

ToGAPAU, V, to deliberate, as on 
the death of a person ; pass. 
TOGAFAUINA. * Ua eva logdfauiiux 
e le maid. 

T5GAPALEA, 8. property which 
should have been given to a 
tuld/ale, but which is given to 
tiie relations of the person who 

. distributes it. 

ToGAFiTi, 8, a scheme, device, 
means, remedy. *0 Idna loaafiti. 

ToGAFiTi, V. to scheme, to devise 
means; pass, tooafitia. 


ToGANOFO, V. to sit and talk over 

matters. Le toganofo o tdgata 

ToGAPULAU, 8. a handsome man. 

^A *e liuliu a le togapulau. 
ToGAPUNA, 8, the Matautu word for 

ToGAVAO, 8. a grove of trees. 
ToGi, V. 1. to carve, to engrave; 

pass. TOGiA ; redup. togitoqi. 2. 

To peck, as a fowl. 
ToGi, V. to throw, to oast, as a 

stone ; pi. fktogi ; pass, togia. 
ToGi, s. 1. a throwing, as of a 

stone. *0 le togi o le ma^a. 2. 

The dot of an t or the cross of 


ToGiA, V. pass, of TOGI and totogi. 
TOGIALUGA, chiefs word for la/oga- 
" tupe. 

ToGi*ELA, V. to throw and miss. 
ToGiOLA, 8. the price of one's life, a 

redemption. *0 Idna togidla^ of 

the agent; *0 fotia, of the object 

Ina a*'u ifo atu i ai mona togiola 

o le ava. 
Togiola, v. to pay a price for the 

life of a person. 
ToGiMAMANu, V. to be covered with 

ornamental work; pass, togima- 

MANUiNA ; redup. togimanumantt, 
TooiMANU, t?. to be grown large 

eBOQgli to throw at birds, of the 

ToGiPAU, V. to appoint fko nine to 

all, as a number of pigs, &c.^ to 

give to visitors. 
ToGiPAU, 8. piece-work, job-work, 
ToGisALA,8. 1. the one who imposes 

a fine. 2. The payment of a fine. 
ToGisALA, V, 1. to impose a fine. 

2. To pay a fine. Avatu Is 

tuaefu e togisala. 
ToGiTASi, V. to assign to be aH 

alike, as in giving clothes or 

ToGiTOGi, V. 1. to carve a stick. 2. 

To mark a part of the tattoo. 3. 

To measure oflf by chopping with 

an adze. 
ToGiTOGi, V. to throw lightly; 

dimin. of togi. la togitogi lemii 

le moa. 
ToGiTf , V. 1. to give an appoint- 
ment to a person without pre* 

vious consultation. 2. To tax 

without earning. 
Togo, s. the name of the mangrove. 

There are two species (Bhizo- 

phora mucronata and Bruquiera 

Khcedei). Also called tdtupu, 

Fd*u mai afia ^a^ai tuneva i toga 

ToGOTOGO, 8. one species of ti. 
ToGOVAO, 8. the name of a tree 

(Dodonsea . vitoosa, var, Men- 

Tola, s. erectio penis. 
ToLAi, a. the name of a bird 

(Petroica pusilla). 
ToLAi^uLA, 8. the name of a bird 

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ToLAULAu, V. to tell the result of a 
message on which persons were 
sent to those who sent them» 

TOlaulau, v. to build temporary 
coeoa-nut'^leaf houses on occa- 
sion of tattooing, the death of a 
chief, &c. 

ToLEGA, V. (with; nogrative, to be 
not well done.) ^Ua tago fua i 

' at, a ele tolegti. 

ToLELA, V. to do anything In a bad, 
slovenly manner. 

ToLETOLE, 8. cUtoris. 

ToLi, V, to gather fruit from high 

trees. It diifers from tau, to 

- pluek with the hand from low 

trees; pass, tolta. Sea alu 6, 

•a toU e, susuH, ** Ua se ti e toli." 

' — ProV. 

-ToLi*i, a. close and small, as the 
'aso of a house, or a basket 
neatly made, or sinuet laid on 

^ToLiu, t. 1» to buret internally, 
as an abscess. 2. To recede, as 
elephantiasis, to tlie bowels. 

ToLiPA*AMOE, V, to pluck ovcr- 

• night. 

ToLiPA*iFA*i, V, to pluck fruit one 

by one. 
ToLiFiLT, V. to choose what to 

gather, as fruit. 
ToLO, & 1. sugar-cane. *0 lana 
' toh. 2. A plantation of sngar- 

- cjine, the leuves used for thatch. 

- *0 lona tdo. 3. Tlie stick used 
to stir round tK^ hot stones 

• when cooking arrowroot in 

- native fashion. 4. The name 

- of a fish. 

ToLO, 8. from totolo, 1. a point, 
a promontory. Fagalele^ ma le 
tolo i Puava. 2. A branch of 
the root of a yam. 

Tolo, -». 1. to keep back, to put 
off, to . adjourn. 2. To push 
forward, as a fishing-net with 
the feet. 3. To btir round the 

. hot stones in cooking arrow- 
root. 4. To dart spears in the 

- game of tologa. 5. To throw a 
ftumb^r of spears all together. 

^Ua tolo i U fafine ; redup. TO* 


Tolo, v. to 8iDge» to bum off the 
hairs of a pig } pass, toloa* 
Lb piia^a U loloiiy ma le pua^a 

Tolo, v. 1. to kindle a fire by 
rubbing sticks together; pi. TOr 
tolo. Syn. Si*A. 2. To open 
an ovetx while the contents are 
in process of cooking, as by an 
animal or a thief. 

ToLOA, 8. 1» a wild duck (Ana« 
siiperciliosa). 2. The name of a 
cluster of stars. 

ToLo*A*ANO, V. to mix stiff, as 
arrowroot, &c. 

ToLOA*!, 8. a brood, a litter. *0 
Idna toloaH. 

ToLo*A*i, V. to collect, to gather 
together, either persons or things. 

ToLOAGULUGULU, «. 1. a fat pig. 2. 
A fat man. (In jest.) 

ToLOAMAONi, 8. a star. 

ToLor, a. smoky, to the taste. *0 
le namu toloi. 

ToLOiA, v. to be scratched, as by 
being thrown on the reef by a 
wave, or by squeezing through 
a narrow place ; also of a canoe 
grounding on the reef. 

ToLOiPALAi, 8. 1. the palai running 
along under ground. 2. A branen 
of the palai. 

ToLO*ULA, «. a red kind of sugar- 

ToLOULi, ?. 1. a blight in taro and 
yams. 2. The name of a fish. 

ToLOULiA, V. to be blighted. 

TOLOFIA, V. pass, of TOTOLO, tO 

have maggots in an ulcer or 

ToLOFiso, 8. one variety of sugar- 
ToLOFUALAu, 8. the variety of 

sugar-cane from the leaves of 

which thatch is made. 
Tologa, s. a game in which spears 

are thrown at a mark. 
T5L0GA, o. enduring, long-lived. 
ToLOGAi V. to send forth an odour, 

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foLOGA, V, to keep back; from 


ToLOGAGAFA, V. to fitutter. (A 

Manu*a word.) 
ToLOLEAFi, V, to kiudle a fire by 

rubbing two sticks together. (A 

woi-d used at Falealili.) 
ToLOGATAUA, V. to defer war. 
ToLOLi, V. to make a scraping 

noise. . 
ToLOMATi*B, V. to appear above 
. ground, as yams. 
ToLOMiTi. 8. a small bad-condi- 
. tioned pig. 
TolOpa, v. to put off, to defer. As 


Tolopa'a, v: to give way, to 
; step backward in a club match, 

ToLOPAu, ^ 8. varieties of sugar- 
ToLOTEA, / cane. 
ToLOTi*E, V. to spread along the 

ground, of one kind of yam. 
ToLOTO, ». 1. to get between, as 

the troop3 of the enemy, and so 

be out off. 2. To get into the 

midst, as of a party of chiefs, 

ToLOTO, 8. the getting between, 

as the enemy's troops or fleet. 

*0 le tdoto le va'-a o Lau- 

ToLOTOLO, «. from tolo, a point of 

land running into tlie sea. 
ToLOTOLO, V, redup. of told, to 

push forward a fishing-net. 
Tolotolo, v. redup. of totolo. 
Tolotolofa'i, v. to creep or crawl 
. along. 
ToLOTOLOGAiBiOA, V, lit. to bo like 

the omwiing of a rat, to be 

smooth, of the sea. 
XoLOTOYAE, V. to stand between 

the feet of an o,»ponout, by 

wliich he ^ets the advantage. 

Syn. Fesapea'i, 
Toi.OTm, 8. the name of a fish. 
ToLOFYAE, V. to push on a fishing- 
net with the feet. la tolovae le 

galuega faUiuHiviitd. 
ToLOVAi, V, to mix thin, as arrow^ 
. toot. 

Tolovale, 8. the first night of the 

appearance of the land-crab. 
ToLU, o. three. 8yn. Fl^ Malays 


ToLUGAEA, a. three-score (of nuts). 
ToLUGAFULU, a. tUirty. 
ToLUGALAu, a. 1. three hundred. 

2. Tliree fishes. 
ToLUGAMAULi, 8. the name of a 


ToMA, V. to curse. 

ToMA, V. to give directions, to ex- 
lioit; redup, iomatoma. See 

ToMA'AGA, «. 1. a besgiT g of native 
property. *0 land ton.a aga. 2. 
The party begging. 

ToMAi, 8. promotion. 

TOmau, 8. land not requiring to lie 

ToMASAGA, V. to be both pregnant 
together, as two wives of one 
man, or two women in one 

Tom ATA* AGA, V. to be good-look- 
ing and nothing more. Ap- 
plied to a man useless for war 
or work, or to cloth which soon 

Tomatau, V, toma-taUf to incite to 

ToMATOMA, V. to beg property. 

Tomo, v. 1. to bink in, as tiie foot 
in a hole. 2. To drop through. 

3. Penem intromittere ; pi. TO- 


ToMUA, V. to be first 
ToMULi, V. to be last 
ToMUMu, V, to talk to oneself, to 

ToNA, 8. 1. the yaws. 2. A wart 
Ti»NA, i;. 1. to have the yaws. 2. 

To have warts. 
ToNAULU, 8. the side of the liead* 
ToNAMULi, 8. the posteriors.^ 
ToNANA, V. See Tonini. 
ToNATONA, 8. oUtorid. 
ToNATONAFE*E, 8. One kind of wnrt.. 
Tonini, t?. to guess a riddle. Tonini, 

tonanOf se a le manu i uta na f 
ToNiSL^, 8. a chiefs anger. 'O lona 



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ToNisiA, r. to be angry, of a chief. 
ToNo, 8. the name of a weed (H7- 

dioootyle Asiatica). 
Tonga. 8e^ Tunoa. 
ToNOA, V, 1. to fall down, as birds, 

fruit ; also of a chiefs speech. 

2. To remain unanswered, as a 

Tonga, v. to be free from the shade 

of trees or clouds, of tl\e moon. 

E Umoa le moLama. 
Tgngtie, a. bulging, oonyex. 
Tgnu, o. 1. right, straight. 2. 

Correct ; pi. tgtgnu ; r^up, tg- 


ToNU, v. 1. to be right, to be 

straight 2. To be correct; pi, 

tgtgnu; paM$. tgnusia; redup. 

TONUTGNU. *A *ua Mia uto, ia 

tonu tai. 
Tgnu, v. See Atgnu. 
Tgnuga, 17. to be ascertained, to be 

Tgnumaipe'a, 8. the royal title of 

Pe*a. Ou ao e fa*'aevaeva^ na 

tupu at Tonumaipe^a. 
Tgnusia, v. pass, of tgnu, to be 

made correct, straight. 
T5PALA, y. to fall rotten ripe, as 

Tgpalega, v. to eat its own dung, 

as the sega, 
Tgpe, v. 1. to be rapid in speaking, 

so as to be indistinct. 2. To be 

rapid in paddling, so as to get 

out of stroke ; pi. tgtgpb ; redup. 

tgpetgpe, tgpepe. 
Topelau. As Tope. 
Tgpisi, v. to fall rotten ripe. Syn. 

Tgpg*a, v. to bear a child in old 

Topu'epu'e. v. 1. to come in puffs, 

as squalls of wind. 2. To seize 

in fite or paroxysms, as an illness. 
ToPui^B. See Pui*E. 
Tgsaga. See Fa*atgsaga. 
Xosi, 17. 1. tear in strips, without 

quite separating, as the ti leaf in 

making a girdle. 2. To be drawn 

out, to be R)rmed, as the limbd of 

tl^e foetus ; pi. totosi. 

TosiNA, V. pass, of TG80, 1. to bd 

drawn. 2. To bo drawn in, to be 

Tgsg, v. 1. to drag. Ona alu one 

lea, toso le va*a. 2. To carry off 

by force, as a woman. 8. To 

commit a rape ; pi, t6so, TGToeo^ 

fetgsg ; pass, tosga, TOimrA ; 

dimin. tgsgtgbo. 
Tgsgga, s. the dragging. *0 U 

tosoga o le la*au. 
Tgsgoafafine, 8, lit woman dragg>* 

ing, 1. the carrying <^ a woman 

by force, 2. A rape. 
Tosgoata; a, dragged with diffl* 

Tgsggofie, a, dragged easily. 
Tgsomanu, I s, names of games 
Tgsgtele, > played by yoong^ 
Tgsgteleoa, I people. 
Tgsgtgsg, v. dimin, of tgsg, to drag 

away gently, as food or property 

abstracted by a fayourite child ; 

or by a thief. 
Tota*a. See T6*ipale. 
Tota*uta*u, v. to be squally, to 

blow in sudden gusts. Syn. 

Tgtasi, 8. a piece of land cul* 

tivated by a wh(de village. 

Tgtatau, V, to upbraid as being 

the cause of calamity. NeH fS^i 

sa^u tgtatau. 
T6te, V, to receive hospitably; re^ 

dup, tgtetgtb. 
Tgting, s. a real relative. "*0« 

ona lava totino," 
T5to, s, 1. blood. *0 Ima toUh 2* 

The name of a fish. 
T5tg, r. to bleed; pi, fetotoi; 

pass. TGTGA. 

ToTO, V, 1. pU of TG. 2. To sing a 
muLi^au. Pet ni pesega, fua i 
muWau e toto. 

Tgtga, a. pi. of TGA. 

T6TGA, V. pi. of TdTG. 

Tgtg*a, a. 1. quiet, peacefuL % 
Easy, as on the cessation of pain. 
3. Gentle, slow. Na ia toUma U 
po, ia tot&'a, 

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tOroA, 8, a thief. (A reoentiy in- 
troduced word.) 

ToTOA*i, V. to imprecate Budden 
death on oneself. 

TOTOE, V. pi. of TOE, 

TOtob, 17. See T5fi. 

TdTdiFALE, V, to foil upon one's 
own head ; as a tapui hung up, 
and the lightning striking him 
who hung it up. *Ua totoifale 
lau ciga fa^atapui fdititili, 

ToTO*o, V. 1. to lean upon, as a 
staff: 2. To be thick, to be stiff, 
as arrowroot or paint 3. Bedup. 

of T0*0. 

ToTOU, V. redup, of tou. 

ToTO*u, V. 1. to make a scolding 
noise with the mouth. 2. To 
struggle, as a flsh hooked. ^Ua 
^ai toto*u. 

ToTOtiLi, «. venous blood. 

ToTOFi, 17. 1. to split up, to divide, 
as taro, &c. 2. To appoint; 
poM* TOFIA. Tdtou saUa Hna 
atunu*u e leH tofia; that is, not 
appointed to die. 

ToTOFUFULA, 8, large fruit of chest- 
nut which falls without being 
eaten by bats. 

ToTOQA, 8. the inside, the entrails. 
*0 ona totoga. 

ToTOGi, «. 1. the payment of a fine. 
Amuia le sola a Tu^u^ totogi 
o Ama8unu. 2. Payment for 
lafo.>ur or produce. (Recently 

ToTOGi, 17. 1. to appoint or decree 
Uie amount of a fine. 2, To 
apooint the quantity of food to 
be taken to visitors. 3, To drive 
0% as a hen her chickens. 4. 
To peck, to nibble, as a fish at 
the bait. 5. To give a payment ; 
tedup. TOorroQi. 

ToTOGO, 17. to spring up, to sprout, 

as herbs. 
TdTOLDiA, a, bloody, murderous. 
ToT<MX>, 17. to crawl, to creep ; pass. 

TOLOFiA ; pi. FBTOLOFi ; redup. 


ToTOLO, a. crawling, creeping, a8 

ToTOMA, 17. to beg native propertyi 

redu^. TOMATOMA. 

T5T0MA, 8. arterial blood. 
TotOmamala, 17. to belch. 
TdrdNOA, a. strong and quick at 

TOTONU, O. pi. of TONU. 

ToTONU,^ep. in the midst, within. 
ToTONUGALEMU, 8. the cxact middle. 

TOTOPE, 17. pi. of TOPE. 
TOTOSI, 17. pi. of T08I. 

To»ro80, V. pi. of TOflo. 

TdTdrdTd, a, from toto, 1. bloody. 

2. Bed. 
ToTOTOTo, 17. 1. to be bloody. 2. 

To be red. 


TovALE, 17. to give away recklessly. 
2. To finish improvidently, as a 
plantation of food. 3. To plant 
Dad kinds, as of taro ; redup. 
t6t6vale; oaw. t6t6valea. 

T6VALB, 17. See Td'ESE. 

Tu, 8. 1. a custom, a habit. '0 
idna tu, 8yn, MIsani. 2. A 
disease of the eye called ptery^ 
gium. 3. The name of a pigeon 
(Phlegoetias Stairi). The male 
is also called tutnutifiaj and the 
female twaimeu. 4. A large 
block of coral in the lagoon. 

To, 17. 1. to stand, to stand up, to 
arise. 2. To take plaoe, to come 
to pass. E U tu lea mea, Fh 

Tda, 8. 1, the back, as of a person, 
animal, house, &c. 2. The next 
in order, especially of children, 
as the next to the oldest. 3. 
Thickness, fold, as tuavalu^ 

TuA, t7. 1. to take behind, to remove 
to a place of safety, as women 
and children in time of war. 2. 
To trust in the protection of, 3, 
To return back upon, as the con* 
sequences of one's own conduct 
*'Ua tua iate^oe lau atnio. 
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JTuA, V. from tu, to have. ptery- 
Xj^^'A m- 1' a man's brother. 2. 
' A womau's sister. S. A father 

who has preceded in uame or 

office, but 18 dead. 
yuAA'AP, «. the back of the reef, 
' outside the reef, in deep water. 
TuAEPu, 8. 1. a bad-looking pigeon. 

2. An ugly man. 
TuA*ELE*ELE. See Tava*b. 
TuA^E^ESB, V, to be divided in 

TuAi, o. former, olden, 9S *0 cuo 

TuAi, t?. to be a long time. 
TuA^jB, v. to be torn slightly, of a 

fine mat ; pass, tua'iea. 
TuAiLETUANiu, V. to havo plenty of 

food while others are in want. 

The tuaniu is used as a fork for 

ulu^au. *0 le tagata e tuaUetud- 

Tu*AiME0, 8. the name of the female 

of Phlegcenas Stairi. 
TuA*oi, 17. 1. to be a neighbour, 2. 

To be next in succession. 
TuA*oi, «. 1. a boundary, 2. A 

TuA*oi6i, 8. one who loves his 

neighbour bo much as to dis- 
tress himself (pi) in seeking to 

help him. 
TuA*oiTAGATA, o. to be full of 

Tua'oivalb, ». to be imneigh- 

Tei'divALB, a. unneighbourly. 
TuA*OLO, 8, the back^f a fort. 
TuAOLOA, 8. south-easterly wind. 
Tu*AU, 8. the wooden end of a bam- 
boo fishing-rod. 
TuAUA, 8. the nape of the neek. 

'0 loha tudua. 
TuA*upuA, V. to baokbitie. *JJa tS 

le lava Samoa ttia^upua, 
TuAPAFiNB, 8. a man*s sister; pi. 

TUAFAPINE. *0 lona tuafafine, 
TuAPAFO, prep, on the outside at 

the back of the house. 
TuAFALE, prep, ut the back cf the 


TuAFANC A, 8. 1. land at the ba4*k,- 

or beyond the wall of a villap*. 

2. The back of an i>land. ^Uar 

maua f/o le itu tua/anua o Fa^ 

TuAFEFAFA, 8. a numbcr of lieavens 

one l)ehind another. Fia mat- 

moa i ona vaifanua i le lagi 

TcAFAGA, 8. a creeper, from which 

faga are made. 
Tu*AOA, 8. the root, the cause, the 

Tuaga'au, 8. the outside of the 

' entrails, of a disease. 
Tuagau, 8. a species of *ijmie. 
TuAGALU, 8. 1. the back of a 

wave. 2. A deep place on the 

reef over wiiich a canoe can pnss. 
TuAGANE, 8. a woman's brother. 

*0 si o*u tuagane *o Pinono mai 

TuALA (tu, ala\ lit. to stand in the 

road. Of troops coming to a 

road, or travellers finding the 

road after losing It. 
TuALAj 8. the prime portion frrad 

the back of a pig. ^O le tuald o 

le pua^a. *0 ld*ia tuald, of the 

person's portion of fo'Ki. 
TuALA, V. lit. the back of a sail, 

to put a canoe more before the 

wind ; pass, tualaina. 
TuAi^AFO, «. the fine mat, next to 

the best, given to a ttddfale, E 
■ le va^ai tudlafo. 
TuALAOi, 8. the back of the skies, 

heaven. A su^e i tudlagi SaUi* 

TuALiALi, V, lit. to stand out visibly, 

to show plainly. 
TuAUMA, «. the back of the hand. 

*0 lona tudlima. 
TuALiMAFULUFULUA, «. lit. a hairy 

back of the hand, an old hani-' 

working man. 
TuALOA, 8. I. one kind of crab. 

2. One kind of canoe. 8fn. 


TuALOFA'i, V. to be concealed from 
view, as a back house, or a tree 
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TuALUA, », a black titi. Syti. Pa- 


TuALUA,.a. double, of two thick- 

TuALUA, r. to be double. 

TuALu*xjLU*u, 8, 1. a species of crab. 
2. One kind of fly fish-hook. 

TuAMAUOA, 8. the level part at the 
back of a mountain. 

TuAMAFA, s. an old pigeon. 

TuAMATA, s, the eyelid. ^0 lona 

TuAMATi*B, V. to rise from the 
sitting posture while part of the 
troops are fighting, a sign of 

TuANA*!, r. to be behind, to be 
passed by. Ind ttuiruiH atu ia 
*o amio fa*'(Uenu^up6, 

poflt Apolima, a place where a 
cannibal aitu lived; to escape 

TuANiA, V, pass, from tua, to be 
left out, to be passed by, as in 
appointing to some work, on the 
plea of urgent pre-engagement ; 
redup. TUATUAKIA. OuteU aZti, 
e tuatucmia a'u, 

TuAKiu, 8, 1. the rib of a cocoa- 
nut leaflet, used as a fork. 2. 
Bonnet wire. 

TuANo'u, a. crook-backed. 8yn* 


TvlPA^ prep, lit outside the wall, 

behind, outside. 
Tu'APA, r. 1. to be far ofL E 

tu^apa fafie i le nuHi net. 2. To 

be difficult of access, as a steep 

TuiPAPA, «. the back of a rock, 

the sea along an ironbound coast. 
TuAPi'Q, a, hump-backed. 8yn. 


TuAPj*o, «. 1. a hump-back. 2. A 

hump-backed man. 
TuAPi*o, V. to be hump-backed. 
TuAPiPi, 8, the second growth of 

the paper mulberrv. 
TuAsivi, 8, 1. the back-bone. 2, 
' A ridge ' of mountains. '0 lona 

tuaaivi, *Ualauiile tawivi, i 

I) TU2 

TuASiviyAE, «. the shin. 

TuATA, V. to be in the glow of the 

sun. O loo ua tuata net U 

Tuata* APALU, pry. at a chteft 

back, behind. la ui ane i tuS' 

TuATUA, a. thick, as string, rope, 

TuATUA, 8. the rind on the kernel 

of the cocoa-nut 
TuATUA. See Fa*atxjatua. *A e 

ou tuatua lelei. 
Ttjatuai, v. 1. to be somewhat 

long; dimin. of tual 2. To 

Ttjatuagatasi, t», to be of equal 

thickness, us a rope or string. 

Applied to a family being of one 

TuATUANiA, t». redup. of tuania. 
Tuavaava, 8. a method of fishing 

by placing a net across the small 

openings of the reef. 
TuIvAO, 8. the bush far inland^ 

beyond the cultivated land. 
TuAVALu, a. eightfold, as the 

heavens were supposed to be, or 

as a thick wall, &c. *0 afio mcU 

Tagaloa i le lagi tuavcdu. 
TuE, 8. a species of wild yam. 
Tub, inter), the cry when a bonite 

is caught. TuJ tul tuel 'Ua 

8i8i ma tue sisi^ma tue le va*a. ' 
Tu*B, 8. the body of a crab or a 

crayfish after the legs are broken 

Tu*EAGAFULU, a. ten omyflsh. 
Tu'EiLiuA, s. the knuckles. *0 

ona tu^eilima, 
TuELE, V. to stand on. the ground. ' 
Tu*Ei4UA, o. twenty crayfish. 
TuETUB, a poetic word, the mean*- 

ing loet A tu iuetue. 
Tu'ETU*B, v. to be stripped of it^ 

leaves, as a tare. with its leaves 

eaten off; or taro with the stalks 

rotted off; also a crayfish witli 

its legs broken off, and a cuttle- 
fish with its tentacles taken 

Tui, 8. 1. a higli chief, a king.. (A 


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ToDg»n ^ord.) 2. The name of 
Xui; V, L to prick. 2. To sew, as 
clothes. 3. To thread a needle ; 

• pa8$, Tuu,; rcdiip. Turrui ; pasi^ 


Tu*i, V. 1. to thump, to beat, to 
, pouud. *Ua tuH fua le tmo o 
GcUue. 2. To strike with the 
: fist.' 3. To devote to destruc- 
tion ; peas. TU*IA ; redup, TU'I- 

Tu*i, 8. 1. a blow with the fist 2. 

A curse. "0 hna tu'L 8. The 

^ujse of the laulaok, 
TuiA, V. pass, of TUi. 
ITuiA, h, an enclosure of cocoa-nut 

^tJ'iA, «. 1. to strike, as the foot 

against a stone. 2. To be pieroed, 

as by a spear or the Vk nsh. 
Tu iA, t?. to be wrecked. 
ITu'iAisoLA, V. to pound secretly. 

Keferring to one kind of scented 
/ oil, Ibe mode of preparation of 

wliich was kept secret. ^Ua 
' Hiu $au net ma le.u*^u e tu^idi' 

!ru*iPAO, s, a maker of nails, a 

Tu*iPANA, 8, a ramrod. *0 lona 
' tuHfana^ of the gun. *0 Idna tu- 
. Hfana, the man's ramrod. 
TuiFELA'AiA*!, V. to laoe, as a 
.' cocoa-nut leaf basket ia fasten- 
. iiigit. 
Tu*iFULiFULi, t7. to be pained all 

over, as if beaten. 
^iGA, s, a head-dress made of 

hair. '0 hma tuiga. 
TjDiOA'uLA, 8, a head-dress of jed 

JTuiGALAUTjLU, B. See Tuiga. 
TuiGALAMA, 8, h a torch made of 
'.. c'andle-nuts (fruit of Aleurites 
, Moluccana) strung together. 2. 

The name of a star. 
.Tu*iGAMATA, 8. the part immediately 
. . under the eye, so called because 

beftten vihen in grief. '0 ona 

.TuiLA, r. to sew sails^ 

-Tu*iLEALEU>, v. to eat. (A term 

of abuse). 
Tdihanu, 8, the eye-tbotii. ■ ^Olond 

nifo tuimdnu. 
TuiMATA, V, to measure mesh of 

■ net. 
Tu*iMOMOMO, t7. to beat to pieces; 

pass. TU'lMCaiOMOINA. 

Tu^imOnoi, v. to strike a short blow 

60 as not to be heard, as a man 

beating .his wife. 
Tu'iNANAu, V. to desire intensely. 

Se asd e gdlo ai oia nei alofa 6 

Tu'iNiNi*!, «. to beat to dust ; pass, 


Tu*ir£, v. to bieat severely. 

Tu*ipfciit 7 ^* ^ ^^* *° * mummy. 

TtJisi; o.. a weed. . / 

Tu*iTAMA% 8, tu'H'idmaHj a de- 
liverer.. . . 

Tu*iTAMA*i, V. 1. to deliver from 
being killed, as a warrior who 
keeps the pursuers at bay while 
bis own party make their escape. 
2. To save a piece of land from 
being left uniohabited. 

Tu'iTiGA, V. >8eeTu*iTAMA*i. Also 
applied to a young chief raised 

. up over a village in danger of 
being left without a chief. Aue 

. Leasiono ma le tagata e tuHtigd, ^ 

TuiTiNO, V. to deliver into the 
hands of another, as a letter. ' 

TuiTOGA, «. one who will not listen. 
8e. tuitoga leneipua^a e nofo i aitti, 
'a e tu^u tagaia. 

TuTTDi, 8. the pr^)aration used to 
anoint the head. — Gabnb. 

TuiTUi, V. to anoint the head witR 
a mixture of cocoa-nut and roota 
of plants chewed. 

TuiTUi, o. prickly, thorny. 

TuiTui, V, to be prickly, to be 
thorny ; poM. tuituia. 

Turrui, v. See Ina. 

TuiTUi, 8. a beam running the 
length of a long house. *0 h 
tuitui o le fale, 

Tu*iTu% «. 1. small sticks connect- 
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. *0 tu'itH'io U tia^a, .2. The dram 
ti^^ed at a night-dance, made of a 
bundle of bamboos witli a mat 
rolled round them. 3. A stick 

; on whloh vegetables are rested 
while being scraped. '•Ua lupea 

Tu'iTU*!, V. 1. redup, of tu% to 

- bruise, to pound. 2, dimin. To 
thump gently, as a part of the 
body in pain. 

Tu*iTU% 17. 1. to forbjid the doing 
: of anything. 2. To forbid a pay- 

n^eut, to remit a debt. 
JTuTru'iTiNO, V, to tell plainly. 

See Ta'utino. 
TuivANU, V. lit. to. stand over a 

- clia^m ; to be liable to fall. *0t 
idtou nei turn o la-au iuivanu. 

TuivBVE, V, leaved sewn together to 
cover in. a native oven of food* 

Tu'OFE, 8. the stand for the fishing 
rod. Syn. Uhele. 

TuQTA, V. to be all new, of a canoe 
or house. Opposite of Fa*auga6. 

Tu*u, V. I. to place. 2. To appoint. 

, Oute tidia mai ni popo tu*u o U 

folau. 3. To send forth. Ona 

. tulu'u ai lea o savaii i Atua, 4. 
To permit Tu^u mai le tai o 
malolo. 5. To let go, to set free. 
*Uatu*uina€UHealt^ 6. To put 
aside. 7. To pass by. ^Uatu^u 
i tua, 8, To desert, to leave. 
8e fa^amomo i loto, %e tu*u/ale' 

:: upolu, U To deliver over, 10. 
To cut down, 11. To desist, to 
cease. Tu^v, alu le soa; pi, 


JSj^Vj 8, a payment. *0 le mSlie Tna 
le tu'u. Each sh^rk caught has 
its payment. Proverb. Applied 
to killing, or a kindness. 

Tu'UA, V, pass, from tu'u, 1. to be 
lefL 2. To be dismissed. 

Tu'uA% V, to accuse falsely; pass. 


Tu*UAO, V, to make the clouds a 
> road to lieaveq. 

Tu*uaoinA, v.' to continue a dunce 
-. tjll daylightr , 

. ( s, two fl 
j tu'U'u. 

Rpecies of 

TC*u*AtJ, «. to disband troops. 
Tu*uaugani. 8ijn. Tu'uautapu. 
Tu'u*AULELB, V. to a let a pigeon 

fly ; applied to a servant sent 

away. See Fa*asola. 
Tu*UAUTAPU, V. to swear, to take 

an oath. Syn. Taut6. 
Tu*uAPu, V. to live long. 
Tu^AoA, 8. a vacation. 
Tu'uIga, s. a span. See AoA. 
T9^ALA, V, to have a fringe left, 

as a white mat. 
Tu*u'ALA. See Fa*atu'u*ala. 
TuVali, v. to beg for *ali. 
Tu*UASO, V. to appoint a day. 
Tu*uava, v. to pay respect to. 
Tu*uiALA, o. of the wayside, as 

words picked up there. 
Tu'u*u, Malay, Tuhu, «. the name 

of a small fish. 


Tu*uFA*ALELE,'t7. 1. to let go by the 
run, as a sail. 2. To retire from 
the attack of an enemy in a 
body, so as not to be cut off by 
strangling. 3^ To let go the 
hand, so as to cause to fall, a 
children's game. NeH tu'u/a^alele 
i la tdtou fe^ttmia^iga. 

TiT^pi*ATAU, V. to propose, to make 
a proposal. 

Tu*UFA*ATAU, V, to make an agree- 
ment with a god to pay him for 
healing a sick person by building 
a canoe, &c. 

Tu*uPAU, V. 1. to be left to itself, a«. 
a tame pigeon left to go tlie^ 
whole length of its line. 2. To' . 
be uncorrected, to be uncared for, 
of children. * Ua tu*ufau tele lau 
tama. Your child is left to the 
care of any one. 

Tv^UFALA, V. to go about begging 
for mats. 

Tu*uPATu, V. to place stones, as in 
marking $t boundary. 

Tu*UFBAUGANi, V. to swcaf, to take 
an oath. Syn. Tu^uautapu. 

Tu'UPUA, a. deserted, uniiihabi* 
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1 Tj'uruA, «. to be deeerted, to l>e 

Tu*UGA, 8. 1. a portion of food for a 
whole village. *0 lo Idtou Uiuga, 
2. A place to put a thing in. 

Tv UOA, 8. a race. ''Ola Id tu^iiga. 

Tu'UGA^AL^ 8. the back part of the 
head which rests on the 'oZi or 
bamboo pillow. 

Tc*uGAiJEMU. See TVugamalie. 

Tu^uGAMAU, 8, a grave. '0 lona 

TuHiGAMALiE, V. to have plenty of 
people in a fiBLmily to help with 
the work. 

Tu'UGANUNU, «. the dispersing of 
people at a nunu. 

TiJ'UGASOLi, V. to be trodden on by 
all. M 'o Aloy le a tu^ugasoli. 

Tr*rGATA, V. to make an end of^ to 
use np, as food by a sick person, 
or property given to a carpenter 
without reserve. *Ua tu'ugata ni 
and mea e maua, 

Tu^uGATAU, 8. a fort to retreat to 
when beaten. 

IVuLATOA'i, V. to reject, to abandon ; 
pa88, TU'ULAFOA*nNA. Le fanua 
lea e tu^fdafoaHina. 

Tu'ULALO, V. to prompt a speaker. 
E moni e le Mvlaloina. 

Tu*ULELE, V, to give up, to aban- 

ZTuuLi, 8. tu-uliy one method of fish- 

TuuLU, V. to cut oflf the end of a 
lapalapa in order to make a club. 
Also Saulu. 

Tu*uMALEPELEPE, V, to be dropping 
to pieces, applied to very old 
people. *Ua iu'umdlepelepe le 

TtJuMANA, V. to attribute a cala- 
mity to supernatural ^wer; to 
rejoice in another's misfortunes 
as being a deserved punish- 

Tu^UMAVAEGA, 8. tk covenaut 
breaking. *0 lona tu^umdvaeqoL 

Tu'uMAVAEGA, V, to disregard a 
charge or command. *Ua tu- 
*umdvaega, hM tepa i tua, . 

Tu'CMUAiNA. See Moumtiaika. 

S6U Tu*u fuH tu^umwiina *o *o« 

IVuMULi, V. 1. to walk backwaxds, 

to yield. 2. To backslide; 

redup. Tu*UTu*uiiuLi. 
Tu*UMULiGA, «. a backsliding. *(> 

lona tu^'umvliga, 
Tu*xjNA, V. to be left behind, to be 

outstripped, pciM. of Tu^u. 
TunjPAO. Seerho. 
Tu*UPAGiTiA. See Pag^itia. 
Tu*i3PALASi, V, to throw down 

violently, as a heavy burden. 
Tu*uPATiNO, V. to be without en^ 

cumbrance, as troops without 

women, &o. 
Tu*upEA, V, to leave alone. Tw- 

*upea lefanua^ *aeta 86la. 
Tu*upisA, V, to lay down a present 

of food with singing. Opposite 


Tu*up6, V, to appoint a time. 
T€*upo, v. to leave off work at 

Tu*uPUA*A, V. to beg pigs. 
Tu*rPUA*A, «. a pig-begging party. 
Tu*u8A'0L0T0, \ v. to loavo at 
Tu*u8AUN0A, j liberty, to re- 
lease, to let go free. 
Tu*usoLO, V. to lay along, to place 

continuously. *Ua/atifatt8a8a^a 

ma tu^ueolo i uta. 
TtJnjsuA. See Tausua. 
TuuTA. See T©ta. 
TunjTA*oTO, V. to lie down whea 

giving food to visitors. 
Tu'uTAtJi, V, to pay. Pe o tu^utaui, 

eletoe mafetuiaH, . 
Tu*TJTAULA, V. to auchor. 
Tu*UTAGiTA, V. to leavc the sides 

of the head unshaved, as ?rith 

Tu'UTALO, V. to beg for raw toZo, by 

a whole village. 
Tu'TJTALO, 8. a party begging taio. , 
Tu*uTELE, v. to be in common. 
Tu'UTiGAPULA, T. to beg for iah 

tops, by a whole village. 
Tu*unGAPULA, «. a party begging 

talo tops to plant. 
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a chief. ^Ua alu i at le tu^tUua 
. a Leifi. 

Tu*UTU*u, V, 1. to pass along, fol- 
lowed by ane, 2. To pass up, 

with a^e, 3. To let down, with 

Tu*UTi3*UALTJXA, V. J. to make easy, 

as a tax. 2. To act gently, 3. 

To be easily led, 
Tu*UTU*uiPO, r. to lower, to let 

down ; pan, tu*utu*uinaifo. 
Tu*UTu*uiTUA, ». to make difficult 

by increasing, as a tax. 
^rc*UTU*u8iNA, 9. to pass ou food to 

the elders when there is not 

enough for all. 
Tu*UTC*uvABLcrA, tt. Undecided. 
Tu*UTTJLtJ*i, V. to be long-lived. 
7?u*uvA*A, V. to set sail, to depart 

from a port. 
Tufa, r, to divide, to ^re out, to 

distribute ; redu]p. tupatupa ; 

jMMg. tupatupaina; recip. petu- 

FAHA*L A tufa, laoa, ia a^u 

Tupa'aoa, 4. a division, a portion, 

a share of food. It takes either 
. « or ^ in the genitive, &c, *0 

lana (or lona) tufa^aga, 
TuFA% V. to divide out in portions. 
TuPAGA, 8. a dividing. 
TOpala, V, to remain on the edge 

of the mat, as the tupe in the 

game of Jafoga. 
TuFALE, 9. to remain at hjome, as a 

pigeon unfit for seuga, or a chief 
. too old to fight. 1 le lupe nei, 

*»a tmfqle, 
TuFANUA, «. 1. a common man. 2. 

A boorish fellow« 
TCfaso, «. a dry mmta tree. . 
TuPEHA, 8, a company of water- 

TuFESOAin, tf, to stand up and help, 

two or .three together, 
Tupi, fJ. to pick up from the ground, 

as fallen fruitsi, shells, &c. 
ToFiLAupAPA, tj. to be broken up, 

as a wrecked vesseL 
TuFiTAUPAO, V. to scramble for 
( . things lying on the ground. 
Turn* ff. 1. ft spring below high- 

water markr 2. The name of a 

TuPUB, a. first, specially of a wife. 
'0 le avd tu/ue. 

TuPUB, «, to be first 

TuPuoA, 8, 1. a carpenter. 2. A 

TupuoALiHA, 8, the under part of 
the arm. Mc^ *e va*ava'ai i 

TuFUiCEA, s. menorrhagia. 

TuoA, 8, a maggot- *0 lona tuga, 

TuQA, a. maggoty. 

TuGA V. to be maggoty. 

TiiOA, 8, late in the evening, about 
nine oclock. 

TuGA, V. for tugatI, 1. to come 
inopportunely. 2. To stand in 
the way, as a rock in the road. 
3. To be situated in an awkward 
place, as an abscess where it 
cannot be lanced. . 

TuGA, «. 1. a portion beyond the 
appointed share of food or pro- 
perty; a privilege which some 
are allowed to aiek fox. 2. The 
acquisition of all the great titles. 
'Ua 0^0 i tiga. 

TxjGA£% V. to be unsettled. 

TuGA*i, .«. to light up a fire at 

TuGA'QPE, 8, a cutting of bamboos. 

TuGAFAiTA, 8. the stip of a mast. 
*0 lona tugd/and, Sy», Tula- 

Ttqage, 8, the name of a shellfish. 

TuGAGi, a. dull, blunt Syn, 


TuGAGi, 17. to be blunt . 
TuGALiitu, y a. well placed, well 
TuGAMALiE, / situated. 

TuGATUAi, V. unvarying, to be in 
the same state, as sickness. Oua 
tugatuai. — Oabne. 

TUGU, V, pa88. of TUTtJ. 

Tula, 8. a bald-headed person. 
Tula, Malay, Sulah, Gundul, a. 1, 

bald. 2. Destitute uf trees. 
Tula, v.X to be bald. 2. To be 

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Tula, «. a localily, a habitat. *0 

le iUla o lefdisua. 
TuiiA, «. 1. a pt- rch for a pi<?eoD. 

2. iStoues at tlie entrance of fish 

enclosures on which the taiUai 
* atands. 
TuLA% V. to rise up, to stand up ; 

redup. TUTULA*!. TulaH atu 

Sina, 'a e gulo. 
TuLAi*u, «. a loin of pork, the 

rump. *0 lorui tulai'u. '0 Idna 

iulat''u, of a person's portion. 
TuLAU, 1?. to be a stop-gap. Tau 

ina fa'atde tulau^ 
TuLAuoNEONE, V. to stand on the 

shore. Ne'i e tepcu i tim, a seH 

TuLAUMU, «. a place to build a 
. cooking- house on. 
TuiiAUHUMAMAO, V. to stand afar 
. from fear ; as the sega does not 

settle on the blossom of the nut, 

but from' fear stands far off on 
- the leaf. 
TuLAFALE, a. 1 . a place on which a 

house stands. 2. A ruler of a 

village, a councillor. 


TuLAFONO, 8. a law. *Ua eolia le 

ttddfono a le nu^u. 
TuLAGA, 8. 1. a place to stand on. 

Tu i le tulaga % Avano e. 2. A 

foutmark. 3. A pulpit. 4. As 

ILAMUTU and tamasa. 
TuLAGAMATU*UA, V, Ut. to afford 

standing for the maiti^u; to be 
. moderately low, of the tide. 
TuLAGAVAE, 8. a footprint *0 lona 

tulagdvae, . 
TuLAGi, a. brief, as life. '0 lo tatou 

soifua loo tidagi. 
TvLAGOGO, «. the dorsal fin of the 
' shark. 

TuLALi. 8yn, Tugagi. 
TuLALUPE, 8, 1. the name of a star 

in the dry season. 2. The name 

of a moon in the wet season. 
TuLAMA% 8. the place on which an 
, ' abscess appears. *0 lona tuldmaH. 
TuLAVAB, 8. the portion of a- net to 

be made by each person. ^Olona 


TuLATELO. Syn, Tulai'u* 

TuLEi, Malay, Tulak, v. to sliOTe, 
to push. Ona tulei lea o lefafine 
i le vanu loa. 

TfiLEi, r. 1. to i^)eftk, of ehtefs. 
TUlei mai lau afioga. 2. To be 
sick, to Yomit. 

TuLEFB, 8. 1. the name of a shrub 
( Elatostemma sessile). 2. A weak 
person. *Va se tuLefe lertti ta» 

TuLEPENA, 9. to be wefcried. 

TuLELEVALE, V, to rush into matters 
with which the party had no 
concern. A reference to a tale. 

TuLEMOE, t;. to be sleepy. 

TClemoge, 17. to be horrified, to b^' 

T9LE8ISILA, V. to haye the eye fixed, 
as in dying. 

TuLBSOLt, V* to trample on, to ill- 
use, as a conquered party. E 
tidesoli i A^eoMsi/o, 

TcLi, Malay, Ltitut, 8. 1. the name 
of a bird. It is called by some 
Tuii. Several birds bear tliis 
name. Actitis incanus, Limosa 
uropygialis, and Strepsitos inter- 
pres, are all called tvU or tuli: 
while Gharadrius fulvus is called 
tuii and Tvli-arTa^aloa ; and Nu- 
menius femoralis (Peale) is called 
TfiZi-oZo-wiZu.*— Whitmee. 2. An 
outside comer, as of a box, house, 
&c. 3. The Imee. Malay, TulI. 
*0 lona Udi. 4. Any joint or 
bend, as Tuli-lima, elbow; ttdi^ 
alo, ttdiulu; which see. 

Tuw, V. 1. to drive, -to chase. 2. 
pursue, to follow up ; pi. tutuli ; 

^088. TULIA, TUTULIA.^ E tUtvltd 

"o male, ^a e Utga le to^ilaio, 3. 

To search. Ou te tulia mai ni 

popotu^u le/oUiH. 
Tuli, a. deaf; pi. tdtuU. 
Tuli. See Letuu. 
Tuli. iS^ Tuuli. 
Tuliaafega, v. (a term in seulu]>!b) 

to be unable to do a thing because 

of others present. 

TULIA*INA, V. to follow Up^ tO 

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TuiiiXu, V, to be very deaf. E^ 
ialiga e tuliau i le tola 'tea logo- 

TuLiAULAMu, e. the ooraer of the 

' jaw8. 

TuLiAuvAB, 8. the end of the 
. chin. 

ToLiALO, V, to fish for bonito. 8yn. 

TuLiALo. See Tuiimanava, This 

• form is used to chiefii. 
TuLiALOMALALA, 8. the name of 

one kind of ttUi (Strepsilas in- 

• terprea). 

TuLiATAQALOA, 8. B tuU Sent by 

Ta.^loa (Cliaradrius f ulvua). 
TuLiiiTA, V. to pretend deafness 

from angi r. 
TiLiOLAj V. to pursue and catch 

TuiiOLOVAliU, 8. one <«/». Also 

called in some places tuliUutele 

(Numenius femoralis). 
TuLioso, V. pi. to jump, of a number 

of persons jumping over a wall or 

into the water. 
TuLiULU, 8. the side of the head. 
TuLiupu. 8yn. Fa*amoemoeupu. 
TuLiusuDSU, V, to drive fish by tMt*- 


TuLiPATAi, V. to chase in the water, 
swimming with the hands only. 

Tdlipeausi, v. to play at catching 
one another when swimming. 

Tcltpuaimoa, 8. the ktiee-cap. 

TuLiGA, 8. 1. a driving. 2. A 

TuLiLi*AU, If. to be very enraged. 

TuLiLiMA, •«. the elbow. *0 lona 

TuLiLo, V, (u4il0t to stand con- 
cealed, as a pigeon in a tree. 

TuLiLOA, V. to give chase to ; rednp, 


TuLiLOAGA, 8. a pursuit. 

TuLiMAFUA, V, to migrate, of pigeons 
and people. 

TuLnfAGALO, V. to seek a bathing- 
place of fresh water. 

TuLiMANAVA, «. the side of the 

TULTMANAVA*E8E*E8B, 17. tO bo of 

di£fereiit opinions. 
TuLiMANU, 8, the comer, as of a 

- mat, pavement, &c. 
TuLiMATA*!, V, to look stcdfastly. 
TuLiMULi*AU, V. to drive the rear- 
guard of an army. A tnlimidi^ad 

le tana nei a Mupo. 
TuLiNAUMATi, V. to scck water awajf 

from home, in time of drought 
TuLiPALA, V. to drive completely 

away. *Ua le tuUpala i Upolu^ 

ntH pi8ta mat. 
TuLiPAPA, 8. one kind of tuU. 
TiLiPEAtr, V. to cause a canoe id 

glide down the waves* Tdtou 

tuUpeau Tut e. 
TuLiPiTOiNA, V. to be the last driven 

in war. 
TuLisisr, If. to drive animals b^ 

calling 8i8t. 
Ti liiTA, 8. diseases of the bladder..' 
TuLiTAUPA, -». to chiefs instead of 


TuLiTAUSi*A, V. to run in and out 

and about, as the 8i^a or netting* 

TuLiTAUTAy V, to pursue and o6n- 

tinue to strike. A ta tiliola i le 

TuLiTATAO, V. to pursue closely; 


TulittjlilOa, v. redup. of tuliloa. 

TULITULISEGA, V, to folloW Up, t6 

persist in. 

TuLivAB, «. the knee. *0 lona tuU* 
vae. • ■ 

TuLiVALA*AXJ, r. to run and call 
after; pa88. tulivala*auia* E 
le mavas le ivlwala^auia, 

TuLOu, V. imper, an apologetic 
word used on entering the house 
of a god, or when about to make 
a sudden noise, as throwing dowii 
a log of wood, or on commencing 
a speech. In Hawaiian, it means 
to bow in respect. TtUou, tolou 
lava I 

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TuLOLO, V. to bend down, as a tree 

or a wall. 
Ti^LOTO, to be in the midst. 
TuLUA, V. 1. to divide iuto two. 2. 

To stand two together. 
TuLUAOPO, 8. midnight. 
TuLUAOPOMAAO, 8. midnight. *-4 

ttduaopomaao 8i*i lefata o 8ina. 
TuLUi, V, 1. to drop into, as lotion 

to the eye, &c. 2, To add to. 
■ *Uatoe txdui le fa^cttau, 
JTuLu*!, a. long, lasting. 
TuLu% V. to endure. *I7a tvluH 


TULUIA, V, pa88, of TTJTULU. 

TuLu'iGA, 8. 1. the end, of a road. 
Ma le tulu^iga o maimoa. 2. Tlie 

. end of life^ Se'ia cf'o ane i le 
tuluHga o tagata. 

TuLt*iQAOLELALOLAGi, 8. the hori- 
zon. Syn. Tapatafa*ilagi. 

Tui^u^Ae, 8. the front row of stones 

'. in a pavement. 

TrLu*iTANU, 8, the end of a pave- 
ment. *0 lona luhi'itanu. 

TuLULA, 9. 1. a basket to keep oil- 
bottles in. Then, from its shape, 
2. A foreign boat. '0 lona 

TuLUTTLU, 8. the eaves of a honse. 
*Q le tidttlulu lefale. 

TuLUVAO, 8. the drops from the 
trees after rain. 

•TuMA, V, . 1. to strike with the 
knuckles. 2. To be extensively- 
weeded ; redwp, inten8. tuma- 


TuMAu, V. to stand fast ; pi. tutu- 

. HAH. £J *ave, e lago tutumau ai. 

TuMANU, 8» the Manuka name for 

• turrioa, 

TuMATAFAGA, a. maritime. *0 le 
nu^u tumatdfaga, 

TuMATAFAGA, V, to staud ou the 

TuMOA. 8. the spathe of the banana. 

,TtiMOE, '8. a flock of gogo going in- 
land to sleep. Solo le tUmoe, o 
fa^anau ifea i 

l^MU, .8' a hqllow place ia a tree 
where water lodges. *P U twmu 
le la^au. 

TcMU, Mala^, Jxtmu, satiated; v. to 

be full ; »Z, TUTUMU. 8yn, Apeus. 
TuBfUA, 8. the name of two of the 

directing or raling villages on 

Upolu, and Safotu on Savai*!. 

*A *Ma ifo e, le fttmuo, 'o t tdtou 

ia *atoa^ 
TuMUA% 8. the crown of the head. 

'0 lona tumtiaH, 
TuMusAisAi, v. to be full so as to 

require to be tied up, as a eoooa- 

nut-leaf basket, to be full to 

TuMUTXJMu, 8. the top, the summit. 

Le tau tumutumu o le pua,. 
Tuna, «. a freshwater eel. 
TuNAFAiLAUULU, \ 8. different kinds 
TuNAGATA, j of eel. 

TuNALB'A, 8. a short thick kind of 

TuNASi, 8. branches of the *ava 

TuNEVA, V. to be languid and 

TuNEVA, 8. languor and sleepiness. 

8eH tduma/a ane ali% a laUoa i 

le tuneva, 
TuNOA, 8. 1. one method of fishing. 

2. A cooking-house, when spoken 

of in the presence of chiefs. 
TuNOA, a. free, without paym^it or 

reward, as love. 
TuNOA, V. 1. to stand idle. 2. To 

go where ooe has no right to go, 

as on the land or the fishing 

ground of others. 
TuNU, Malay^ Tunu, v, to roast, to 

toast, to broil, to fry, to boil ; pi. 

TUTUNU ; pasjs. tunu a. *Ua tuna 

le moa Ufutia, 
TuNUAFi, V. to roast anything tied 

up in leaves. 
TuNu*u, V. to arrive at. Tunu^u 

mat i Leipata. See Taunu*u. 
TuNUMA, 8. a case for tattooing 

instruments. E U 86 Umuma 

ma moe fa^ataM, *0 le tuntima 

a le tufttga, 
TuNUPA*u, V. to broil in its own 

skin. [In some places, at least, 

it means to broil until a brown 

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TuNUTAPiu, V. to broil and fan the 
fire; to do a thing quickly. 
Applied to a woman who is al- 
ways changing her husband. 

TuPA, Malay, Tumpui, «. a species 
of land-crab with large claws ; 
hence the name of vaetupa for 

TuPA, «. one method of fishing. 

TUPAEPAE, V, lit, to stand on the 
pavement in front of a house. 
Applied to scolding. ^Ua le 
tupaepae i lefcde i le ^ote. 

TuPA'iA, 8. 1. a beetle, wliich makes 
an incessant rapping with its 
feet. 2. fig, A noisy child. 3. 

' An active industrious man. *Ua 
86 tupa'ia lea tagata. 

TuPAT.A, 8, gummy secretion from 
the eyes ; euphem. for Somo. 

Ttjpapa, 8, food given in exchange 
for fish. 

TuPE, 8. 1. a piece of cocoa-nut 
shell cut into a round form and 
used in the game of lafoga. 2. 
A large bean, the fruit of a vine 
(Entadascandens). 8. Tiieseed 
of the ifilele. 4. The cap (oper- 

/ cnlum) of a mollusc. 5. Money. 
6. The knee-pan. 

TuPEA, a, friendless, destitute of 

t' family connections. 

TuPiTOj a. last, at the end. 

TuPiTO, V, to be last, to be at the 
end. ^0 pou o le Jfaley e le Uoga 
86 tupito. 

Tupoupou, V. to stand erect, to 
stand straight up (a disrespect- 
ful attitude) ; pi. TCtupoupou. 

TuPOLO, 8. a stranger, one residing 
in a family to which he does not 

■ TuFOTO, 8. the moxa. Introduced 
from Tonga. It is used as a 
remedy and an ornament. 

Tupu, 8. a king. 'Z7a avea le at i 
le tupu, 8eH/ai ao, 

XcFu, 8, units in counting above 
tens and hundreds. JE 8efulu ma 
ona tupu efitu. 

TuFtJ, 8. the name of a tree. Syn^ 
Togo and Tatupu (Rhizophora 

Tupu, v, 1. to grow, to increase. 
2. To spring up, to sproui 3. 
To be bom. la tupu 8i o^u 8o*o, 
4. To arise from, to cause. 5. 
To become a king. Na maliu 
Tuapu^u, ona tupu ai lea *o Tua* 
*umi ; pi. TUTUPU ; pa88, tupua ; 
redup. TUPUTUPU. 

Tup€, v. to cut across through the 
middle, not lengthwise, as a 

Tupua, v. paw. of tupu, to be over 
ten, or over one hundred. Vd 

Tupua, « 1. a stone supposed io 
be a man petiified. Oifea *ea 
tupua o lefanua i 2. An image. 
Nai tupua o i le folau. 3; A 
riddle. '0 Idna tupua, 4. A 
fine mat, when torn. ^0 lona 
tupua, 5. Certain privileges in 
8euga and cHafaga. 

Tupu'AOA, 8. ancestors. '0 ana 
tupu^aga. See Tupuqa. 

TupuivAo, 8. 1. the came of a 
despotic chief. 2. A despot. *0 
le tupuivao. 

TupuoLAOLA, V, to grow luxuri- 
antly, to increase. 

TupuGA. See Tupu*aga. 

TupuLA*!, V. to grow greatly, to iiL^ 
crease ; redup. tuputupula*i. 

TupuLAGA,8. 1. a growth. 2. Those 
of one age« a generation. *0 la 
Idtou tupvlaga. 

TupuLUA, V. to grow two together. 

TupuLUPULU, V. 1. to continue to 
cover up the body. 2. Tp be low 
in the eaves, of a house. 

TuPUMA'A, V, Tausea i le malo ia 

TupuTAMA*!, V. to be angry. (A 
chiefs word.) Fa^ raai Chgo o 
tupiUdmaH. Syn, Toatama% 


TuPUTUPULA*!, V, redup. of TU- 
puLA% 1. to begin to grow, of 
trees. 2. To increase, of a 
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TusA, V. to be like, to be equal; 

. pi. TUTUSA. 

TusA'o, V. to 8' a .d straight, as a 

. post. 

TusAOA. See Usaoa. Ona twaga 

. *ua sau ii. I'mrnigamu. 

TvsALA, 8. a. man who sfanda in 

. the wrong place in the game of 

' tologa. 

TrsALA, 17. 1. to stand in the wrong 
place in tologa. 2. To stand in 
frunt of troops in battle. 

TiTBAKi, «. to diTide equallj. 

TusAPAu, V. to be exactly equal or 

•: alike ; pi. tusa^apau. 

Tusi, 8. 1. a writing. 2. A letter. 
8. A book. *0 Idna tusi. 

Tusi, v, 1. to mark napo, 2. To 

. point out, as a road. . Malay^ 

. TuJUK 3. To write ; pi. tutusi ; 

- pcLM. TU8IA ; redup. tusitusi. 

TcsiA, 8. the name of a fich. 

TusiALUGA, V. to make secret signs 

: of disapproval of a speech. 

Tusi'ese, V 1. to be wrongly di- 

: rected. Fe^ili i le ala ; 'a tusi^'ese. 
2. To name wrongly, as belong- 
ing to a place to which the 

V -person does not belong. *Ua 
tusi^eteina i le itv, o le Tana; 

-. pass. TUSI'ESEINA. 

TusiiLENiULEPUA, V. tust-i-le-niu-U-' 

fua^ to be a coward. 
TusiLiMA, s. lit. han<l - writing, 

writing. *0 Idna tusilima. 
Tusitusi, a. striped. 
TusiTUai, V. to be striped. 
TuTA, V. tU'Uta, 1. to beach a boat. 
. ^Ona tuta atu leaole va^a* 
TuTAi. See Nu*ututai. 
TuTA*i, s. 1. the Itrader in a dance. 

2. A broad fishing-net 
TuTAUTiFA, s. tha name of the 

male bird of Phlegcenas Stairi. 
TCtaga, 8. from tu-uta, a landing- 
.TuTAGA, t. the place to cut off a 

part of a tree. 
TuTATAGA, t7. to be Unsettled. ^ . 
TuTE, 8. elephantiasis on the inside 
. of the thigh; redup. tutute. 

^y». PUOA. 

TuTETB*B, V. to walk on tiptoe. 

E tu tete*e ma alia f ala. 
TuTiA, V. pass. 1. to be cut off, acf 

one part of an army separated 

from the rest 2. To cut off tlie 

head. (In abuse.) 
TtiroGi, V. to chop the bari aU 

round a tree. Tutogi le paogo, 

*a e fa*a8€U> lau laga^ali. Syn. 

Tutu, v. 1. to set fire to, to light, 

as a lamp; pass, tugia. 2. Ta 

heat out native cloth on a tutwu 
Tutu, a whale. Syn. Tafola. 
Tutu, v. to divide off, to cut off, as 

a man's or a pig's head, or th0 

head of a tree when felled. 
Tut€, v. to reach to the end, as 

*aso. laid on a roof reaching to 

the eaves. 
Tutu, «. a large crab. 
Tutu, «. 1. to wipe the feet. 2. To 

shake out.of a bottle. . 
TuTUA, 8. the wooden block to beat 

native clotli on. 
Tutu* A, a. bhort and thick, of men. 
TuTU'AAi, V. to rest equally upon, 

as a house upon its posts. So. of 

work, &o., all to bear tlieir part 

in it. 
TuTUi, seize with the claws, 

as cats and owls do. 2. To be 

TuTu*i, Malaif, Tutuk, v. to pierce, 

to drive in anything sharp. 
TuTuiLA, 8. Tutu and Ila, his wife, 

from Munu'u, peopled Tutuila. 
TUTU'U, V. pi. bt TU*U. 

TuTU^u, V. 1. to race, on foot, ih 

canoes, or with horses. 2. To 

have the bowels moved. 
TuTu*ULAGi, V. to cut a chiefs hair. 
TuTUGA, 8. 1. the paper mulberry 

(Broubsonetia papyrifera). 2. 

The prepared bark of the samd. 

3. The lighting of a Bre. 
TuTUGA, 8. ail appointed share, or 

portion of anything. *0 lona 

TuTULA, V, to spring up withoiit 

father or mother. 
TuT©LA*i, V. redup, of tula*i»^ ^ 


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TiTTULE, 8, 1. the name of a shell* 
fish. 2. The coDclusion of a 

- nigrht-dance. 
TuTULK, V. t«> dance (of chiefs only). 

• Ua tutule le poula, 
TvTULi, V. pi. of TULi, to be deaf. 
TuTtJLi, V pi. of TULI, to dhve; 

pass. TUTULIA. 

TuTULU, *. 1. to leak, of a house. 
2. To >veep, of a. chief; pcus, 


T€tOmau, v. redup. of tumau. 
T^TUMALiLi, «. the naiiio of the 

Samoan blackbird (Merula vani- 

TuTUMALU, V. See Fa*atutumalu. 
TuTUNA, 8. the n mie oJ a shrub. 
TuTUNA, 17. 1. to be high abuve the 
V rt^t, as an aoa rising above all 

trees. 2. To be exalted, as a 

chief or a speaker. 
TuTtJNOA,ad». uselessly, causelessly, 

unexpectedly. Tutunoa lenei aso 
. tale. 

TUTUNU, V. pt of TUNU. 
TUTUPU, V. pi. of TUPU. 
TtJTUSA, V. pi. of TUSA. 
TUTUSI, V. pi. of TTJSI. 

TCtCtutu, o. speckled. 
TuTUTUTU, V. to be speckled. 
TuvA'A, V. to grow bent to the 

shape oi a canoe, of a tree. 
TuvAETAsi, V, 1. to »taud on one leg. 

2. To be ready to fall, as tLe 

Tut ALE, V. to stand idle. 

I'he fourteenth letter in the 
Samoan alphabet. It is pro- 
nounced as in English. 

Vki- 8. 1. a space between. *0 lold 
va. 2. A noise. Pe se soa le va 
i le faga. 

Va, v. 1. to rival. 2. To have a 

. space between. 

Va*a, «. 1. a canoe, a boat, or a 

' ship. 8iH ifo le va^a e no/oaf a, 
2r The priest of an aitu. 

Ya'aali% 8. a priest of the-godgr 

Ya'aalo, f. a bonito-fishing canoe. ' 

Va*ai, V. to look at ; pi. va*ai ; pass^^ 

TA*AIA ; redup. va*aya*ai ; recip, 


YA'ai, 8. the handle of a gouge. 
Tata i le tdfoa, taia i le vd^ai. . / 

Va*aiga, 8. 1. a prospect, an out- 
look. 2. Spectacles. *0 lancf 

Va*aimoa, 8. a rat-trap. 

Ya'aohala, 8. a canoe of misfo]^ 
tune, a t)anoe with which mis- 
fortune occurs. Le a fa^aea le 

Ya'aomanu, «. a canoe of prosperity, 
one with which sui-cebS is met 
with, as in fishing. 

Ya*aotaua, 8. war-speakers. 

Ya*a'ula, 8. See V a'aloa. E, se 
va*a*ula *ea le a tulei, talofa e. . / 

Ya*afa'atau, 8, 1. the minister who 
conveyed a message of an aitu^ a 
priest 2. An intercessor. 

Ya*ala*au, 8. a raft. 

Ya'aloa, 8. the aitu^s canoe, iri 
which souls were ferried to the 
other world. (Gharon.) Li 
ra*aloa ^tm toto^o atu., 

Ya'amafatotSga, 8. one who has tf 
command of language. 

Yaapiapi, o. narrow. / 

Vaapiapi, 17. to be narrow. 

Ya*A8ELAU, 8. a hundred (canoes). / 

Ya*atalatala, 8. one who knows 
the old tales. 

Ya*atu1tu I, «. a kind of raft fat 
sailing about on. 

Ya*ava*a, 8. 1. the breastbone , of 
birds. '0 Icna va^ava'a. 2. The 
name of a fish. 

Ya*aya'ai, v. redup. of va*ai. /' 

Ya'aya'aitaula% v. to look in* 

YA*AVA'ALAUTi, 8. a ohild's play- 
canoe with a ^t leaf sail. . 

Yae, 8,. the leg of an animal, ad 
insect, a stool, table, &c. 

Yak, v: 1. to divide. la *« vae 
fetalaiga. 2. To set a net; pass. 
VAEA ; redup. yatae, yaevae. 

Yasa,. n. pass, of yae, to be divided^ 
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Vaealuoa, «. a challenge, 
Yaeank, V, to divide off. An apolo* 

getio teim when about to say 

what might be offensive. Vcbeane 
• lauafioga. Saving your presence. 
Tabobo, a. ready, juKonpt, as to go 

on a messaze. 
Taboso, «. to be ready, to be prompt 
Vaethj, «. name of one iind of 

Vaefa, 9, (the fonr-legged) a pig, 
' 80 called before chiefe. *0 land 

Vaepa, V, to divide into four. 
Vaefatatata, f . half a fiithom, a 
- jard. 
Vaepua, v. to separate in a club 

match without cither party being 

Taega, 8. 1. a division. 2. A 
' part^ leaving their own people 

and joining we enemy. 
Yaboalbmu, s. the half. 
Yaeoalemu, v. to divide in halves. 
Vasliuloa, s. the middle of a fishing 

Vaeloto, v. to be between, to be in 

the midst 
Vaelua, v. to divide into two. 
VAELUAOALiMU, 'i V. to dlvido 
Vakluaqamalte, / evenly into 

two. . 
Yablxtfeina, V, to be unsuccessful 

in pigeon-eatchii^. 
Vaemattja, «. the big toe. 
ViEMOE, V. to divide off some of a 

party to sleep elsewhere, as where 

there is not room for all. Tou 
' vaemoe iaimaU mold ^ua tiUvor 

Yaenoa, 8. the month of August — 


Yaehtt^, 8, a colony, a part of a 

land divided off to live in another 

Yaepau, v. to divide out in equal 

shares. 8yn. Taupau. 
Yaesai^ v.. I, to be very quick. 
. 2. To be foremost in war to catch 

a prisoner, &o. 
.Yaesapi, a. a cripple idiose foot is 

turned. , 

YIesafi, V, to walk on the side ot 

of the foot ; pi. vaesasafi. 
Yaeta, 8. the name of one kind of 

land-crab before full grown. 
YIetataoa, a. ready, prompt. 

Syn, Yaeoso. 
YIetataoa, v. to be ready, to be 

YIetitipi, Malay, Tins, «. to have 

sharp shins. 
Yaetoto, v. to walk among the 

dead. Ina vaetoto a pupula.^^ 

T. P. 
Yaetulilima, s. a measure, from 

the elbow to the end of the 

finger on the opposite hand. 
Yaetupa, 8, elephantiasis in the leg, 
Yaetusa, r. to divide evenly. 
Yaevae, f>« to divide in ports, to 

cut up. 
Yaevaeula, 8. lit. like the legs of 

a crayfish, a variety of sugar- 


Yaevaga, 8. 1. the lashing together 

with cross-bars of the two canoe9 

which constitute a double one. 

2. The name of the feast made 

on that occasion. 
Yaevave, o. quick. 
Yaevave, r. to be quick. 
Yai, Malay, Wai, «. 1. fresh water* 

2. A water-bottle. 'Z7a ta'e le 

vai e taumafa ai le cHiH. 
Yai, 8. the name of a bird (Orty? 

gometra quadristrigata). 
Yaia, V, pa88. from vai, s. to be 

Yaiaitu, «. an inferior god. 
Yaiao, 8. vai and ao (to searcli 

for), native herb medicine. 
Yaiaij% 8. an inferior chief. 
Yaiakia, 8. a fissure in ^e reef 

under water, 
Yaiaso, «. a part of the day. 
Yaiata, «. the root branch of the 

^ava which do not sprout. — T. P* 
Yaiati, s. supplementary speeches, 

given when each village or dis* 

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VltOA, «. a fiasure in a rock. 
Vaiola, «. 1. water not liable to 

fail. 2. A fabled miraculous 

water ^ving life to any who 

bathed in it. 
TiiuLU, 8. a breadfruit tree orer- 

Bhadowed by others. 
VIiFAPiNE, 8. a good-looking, but 

not a beautiful, woman. 
Vaipanua, «. 1. cortions of land 

belonging to a chief. *0 lonafla 

maimoa i ona vdifanua. 2. The 

cultivated land of a Tillage. 
Vaifolo, 8. a pill. 
Vaifusi, 8. a blister plaster. 
Yaiga, 8. water standing on the 

Taila, 8, a place unshaded by 

Taila*au, 8. medicine. 
Vailau, V, to lie. (Tongan.) 
Yailalo, v. to have water standing 

in a house; pass, vailaloa. 
Vailepa, 8. a pond, stagnant water. 
Va^ili, v. to take out, as from a 

Vailogoua, 8. a water-hole supplied 

by the rain. 
Vailolo, 8. 1. cocoa-nut juice 

poured over the hh after the 

oil is pressed out. 2. Cocoa-nuts 

(to chiefs). 
Vailulu'u, v. to spriidde with juice 

of a cocoa*nut in order to remove 

a tahoo. 
Yaimasima, a. Er)Som salts. 
Yaimasina, 8. the space of time 

between the old and new moons, 

the night on which there is no 

Vaimata, 8. eye-water. 
Yaimili, «. liniment. 
Yaimuimui, v. to murmur for water. 

— Legend. 
YXiNiu, s. a short cocoa-nut over- 
shadowed by tall ones. 
Yainiu, v. to prompt, as a speaker. 
Yainu*u, s. 1. the space between 

two islands. 2. A north-easterly 

Yaipa, v. to strike a person or a 

house, with a strip of banana 

stalk after contact with a chie(^ 

by which the taboo was removed. 
YiiPALoiiO, 8. a season of the year, 

the wet season. E aumd vdipaloU), 

peitaH vdito*elau, 
YliPULU, «. one of the small divi* 

sions of the husk of a cocoa-nut. 
Yaipuna, 8. a fountain. 'O le vai^ 

puna le nu'u. 
Yaisa, 8. the preparatory wash usedl 

to fix a dye. 
Yaisalo, 8. a preparation of young 

cocoa-nut and arrowroot, give9> 

to si6k people. 
Yaisu, 8. a native preparation of 

fish and expressed cocoa-hu| 

juice; broth, soup. 
Yaisua, 8. a space, 1. l)etween 

rafters and beams; 2. between 

tatooing marks. 
YIiTA, 8. an intermiflsion, as lu 

music, or fits of pain. 
Yaita% 8. a gutter or channel to 

leid off witer. 
YIiTAu^At, 8. between the shoulders. 

'0 lona vditau'au. 
Yaitausaga, is. the time betweeci 

the two seasons. 
Yaitafb, «. a river. 
Yaitagata, 8. above a commou 

Yaptale, 8. cough medicine. 
Yaitalo,V v. overshadowed by 
Yaih, / others. 
Yaitane, a. not handsome, but 

Yaitina, 8, a part of the root of 

the *ava. 
Yaitoamamanaia, V, to be very 

Yaito*elau, 8, a season of the year, 

the dry season. 
Yaitusi, 8. ink. *0 Idna vaUust. 
Yaiva% 8. the space between the 

two canoes of a double canoe. 
YitvAE, «. 1. between -the legs. fi. 

euphem. for faufilo. 
Yaivai, a. 1. loose, not tight, as^a 

rope. 2. Watery, as thin gruel. 
Yaivai, v. 1. to be loose, as a rope, 

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ViiVAi, a. 1. weak, of the body. 2. 

. Easily broken, as a stick of wood. 

' Vaivai, «. 1. to be weak, of the 

, body. 2. To be near death. *Ua 

vdivai le maH, 3. To be weak 
. ' and unable to bear an3rthiag, as 

a stick. 
•Vaivaiatai, to be weak ashore, 

but able to fish and paddle a 
[ canoe. 

Vaivailoloaika, r. to be perfectly 
• wretched, as those who have 
1. their houses flooded. 
Vaivainoa, v. to be quite smooth, 

of the sea. 
yiiVAisAUA, a. weak-bodied. 
Vaivao, 9. the bush or unoccupied 
; land between two Tillages. 
.Vag, ». I. bush, forest 2. A tree, 

not producing anything edible. 
: ; 3. A plant, a weed. 4. An un- 
inhabited, place in distinction 
V . from a yiUage. 

Vac, a sign of the plural before 
. some nouns. Lend vao tagata 

;yA*o, V. to eat; redup, vava*o, 

VA*ovA*o. Used only in abuse. 
Vaga, a. overgrown with weeds. 
jVaoa, tJ.-to be overgrown with 

Vaga'i*iva, 8. a forest far away. 
-Va;ogata, o. disobedient. 
Vaogata, v. to be disobedient, 
^VAo^opib, o. obedient, 
Vaogofib}, «. to be obedient. 
•,Vi^OL0, «. 1. a poisonous crab. 2. 

A disobedient, troublesome child. 
' 3. Anytliing difficult. 

Vaomotu, 8. a clump of trees. Bj/n. 

cVaopuanea, 8, the forest. Syn, 

.yApru, 87. to be overgrown with 

jVaotuaniu, 8. the name of a fem 
. (Ptoris quadriaurita). 
.Vaqvao, «. small weeds. 
Vau, v. to rub down, as arrowroot. 
2. To be grieved at heart, due 

loto^ e vaua e. PI. vavau ; pa88, 
VAUA ; redup, vauvau. 

Va*ule*utu, v. lo seek lice in the 

ViuLrtiLT, a. wide, spacious. Syn, 

Vauliuli, «. to be wide, to Le 

Vagai, v. 1. to face each other, as 
hostile armies. *0 le taua tele 
o Samoa *ua vdgai. 2. To sit 
astride. On Tutuila for maga%. 

Vaoaia, v. to be surroundtd, to be 

Yaoana, t. the speech of a Sagana 

Yagana, conj. except, unless. *Ott 
te dnuii^ita^ 'a vagand ni fauva^ 

YIOANA, a. loud-sounding, resound- 
ing, as waves or a water-fall. 

Yagana, v. to resound. Aue Fa*attu 
e, *tta vdgana, *ua a^u le iloa. 

Yagatai, 8. a quarrel at sea. It 
takes eitiier o or a in the geni- 
tive, &c. 

Yagato*gto*o, «. a quarrel betwe^ 

Yagavao, 8, a quarrel in the busb 
about boundaries. 

Yagavaga, 8. one kind of fishing- 

Yagavaqai, v. to surround; pa^. 

Yagilau, \ V. to talk constantly. 

Yagivagi,) (A jocular term.) 

Yala*au, v. 1. to call to. 2. To 
invite, as passers-by to come aind 
partake of food ; pass, vala'atjina 
and vala'auia ; recip. fevala- 
*AUA*i ; dimin. valavala*au. 

Yalaulapua. See Lavaulapua. 

Yalabi, s, a chieitainess. Sp^, 

Yalavala, a. wide apart. 7 

Yalavala, v. to be wide apart 

Yale, «. a fool, an idiot. 

Yale, a. 1. worthless. Lend vao 
tagaia vale. 2. Unproductive, 
of land. 3. Neeilhss. 4. In- 
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. meamng, as, atuatuvcUe, muti' 

Valb, adv, inacti?e. La inu ma 

nofonofo vcUe, 
Vale, v< 1. to be unproductive, as 
-' laud. *Ua vcde le lau^ekteU. 2. 
• To be worthless. "Vd vale lo 

matou tali. 
•Valea, a. ij^noraut; pi, talba, 


Yalea, v. to be ignorant ; pi. yalea, 


•A^'ALE'^ArAFA, $. lit. one who eats 
. sinuet ; a great frx)l. 
Valeaatamai, v. to have a mixture 

of ignorance and smartness. Of 

a speaker. 
;Valeo3i, v.. to govern badlj, as a 

family or a villnge. 
.Taljboasb, s. boxing-matches, and 
' othtr games on .tlie occasion of 

the death of a chief. 
Yalbtaitai, v. applied to payment 

quickly made because small. 
Valeta*ita% v. to lead astray. 
Valettj, \ V. to take no care 

VALBit3*uLiMA,/ of, to neglcct. 
Valevalb, a. threatening, inaus- 
picious, as clouds. *0 ao vale- 

Valevalb,. a. fat. Always with a 

negative. Applied to a pig. M 
' ieai se. valevale. 
Valevalb, 8. the name of a fish. 
Valevalb, a. 1. young, of a child. 

2. Childish, of the aged. 
Valbvalematua, v. to be in one*s 
^ dotage. 

Valevalekoa, a. beautiful, as a 

•Valbvalenoa, ». to be beautiful in 

Tali, s. paint. 

Vali, v. 1. to paint, to stain, as the 
' body with turmeric. 2. To paint. 

3. To whitewash ; pa>»«. yall/l. 
Vali, a. plastered. *0 le fale vafi. 
Valo, 8. 1. a very delicious sort of 
' crayfish. 2 fig. Anything very 

Valo.: 8ee\A'o. 
Valo* A, s. one kind of jelly-fish. 

Valoaga, 8. a pxedktion^ *0 Idna 

Valo% v. to explress covetoin 

desires; rccZwp. yalovalo*i. 
Valovalo, v. to whistle, of birds. 

Valofvalo manu mua e. 
Valovaloia, v. to be praised and 

talked about for diligence in 

planting food ; from valovalo. 
VALrr, McUapy Walu, a. eight 
VAlu, v. 1. to scratch. 2. To 

scrape out, as coeoo-tiuts; jtI. 

VALu; redup. valuvalu; jxw«. 


Valu, v. to s^'rape, as taro, &c. ; 

pt.YAYAUO; pi vIlua. *Ua too 

le taU) le valua, ma le talo va- 

Valijap6, 8. night, dark night. 
Valupau, 8. the name of a shell- 

Valuga. See Valusaga. 
Valuoapulu, a. eighty. 
Valugalau, a. 1. eight hundred. 

2.. Eigiit, in counting fish, &o. 
Valusaga, 8. scrapings, as of taro, 

&Q. Lona of the thing. Lana 

of the person to whom it belongs. 
Valuyailt, v. to jwovoke to anger. 
Valuyalu, v. redup. of valu, to 

awaken a chief by scratching his 

Valuyalu, 8. a native- preparation 

of food. *0 lana vaiuvalu. 
Vana, 8. 1. a sea-urchin (Echinus). 

2. A spike of the same used to 

point a drill. A sail-needle, used 

for the same purpose. 
Vanavana, y. to contend, to p^- 

sist in a contention. 
Vane, 8. the cry of the paroquet 

(Coryphilus Mngillareus). 
Vane, v. 1. to sharpen tattooing 

instruments, or a tly-hook. 2. 

To enlarge a hole, or the branch 

of a fly-hook. 3. To throb, fifom 

Vanevanb, v. 1. to cry. of the 

paroquet. 2. To talk. (Used in 

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Vaku, i. a vallej, a xavine, a 

VantjtatS, a. deep down, of a 

Vakuvanu, a. foil of chasms. 

Vasa, ». the ocean, especially of 
the space between two distant 
points of a joorney, along an 
iron-bound coast, or between 
two islands. *0 U mafu mai 

Vasa*!, v, to alternate, to inter- 

y asIfaiga, 8. the space between two 

Vasaloloa, 8. the great ocean. 
NeHfaifai fa^aleUmuga le tagaJta 
le vascUoloa. 

Yasamahina. See Yaimasika. 

Vasasui, 8. the part between the 
hind legs of a pig ; euphem, for 

Vasa VASA, 8. 1. the name of a bird, 
somewhat like the latvlaiu. 
[The vasavcua is Pachyc^phala 
icteroides (Peale), and I have 
never seen a laUdaiu that was 
distinct from this species. But 
Peale made two other species, 
Pachycephala flavifrons and P. 
albifrons. If the lattdatu U 
distinct, it is probably one of 
these.— S. J. W.] 2. The name 
of a fish. 

Vase, v. to rule lines; pass, VA- 


Vase, s. a variety of tare. 

Yasevli, 8. a dark kind otvase. 

Vasbga, «. a class. 

Vasesina, 8» a liglit-colonred vase. 

Vasbvasb, v. to poise the spear 
preparatory to throwing. 

Vasivasi, s. one kind of bread- 
fruit, common on Tutuila. 

Vasivasi, I?, to be unaccustomed, 
to be not well acquainted with, 
as some kinds of work. 

Vata, verbum obscenissimum. 

Vatau, v. to be at variance, to be 
at war with. *0 le tama lea na 
vatau ma T'amafana. 

Vateatea, a. wide, spacious. 

Vatbatea, v. to be wide^ to be 

spacious. 8m: Yauliull 
Yatble, a. wide. 
Yatele, «. to be wide. 
Yati, 8. the name of a fish. 
Yatia, 8. a native dish of food, 

made of cocoa-nut and arrow-* 

Yativati, 8, the name of a bird. 

8yn. Latulattj. 
YiTU*E, ». one kind of sea-urchin 

Yavae, v. from vae, 1. to divide. 

E vavae le toga le Fitaivine, 2. 

To cut off. E vavae 'ese, 3. To 

divide off, of troops going over 

to the enemy. E vavas m t le 

tago^au a Matua; pass, vaea*; 

reaup. vaevae. 
Yavae, s. 1. the cotton plant. 2. 

A lamp wick. (Introduced from 

Yavaeleola, v. See Talaleola« 
Yavai, a. flexible. 
Yavai, v. to be flexible. 
Yavao, v. to forbid ; jmss. vaoia. 
Yavao, s, a prohibition. *0 Idna 

Yavao, s. a confused noise. 
Yava*o, v. redup. of va*o. 
Yavau, s. ancient times. 
Yavau, a. lasting, perpetual. 
Yavau, v. from vaUf to pound or 

bruise a person. 
Yavaga, 8. a quarrel. 'A ni vdvaga 

i tafaH, pe ni *aumdga femisa^i, 
Yavala, v. to be btreaked, as the 

sky with the dawn. 'Z7a vavala 

mai ata. 
Yavalalata, a. near together. 
Yavalalata, t7, to be near t<> 

Yavale, 8. 1. snail slime. 2. Slime 

from the fau tree. 3. Phlegip, 

mucus. 4. Semen emitted on a 

Yavale, a. slimy. 
Yavale, v. to be slimy. 
Yavalo, v. 1. to bubble up, as a 

spring. 2. To predict. 3. To 

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YIyIloloa, 8. the wide ocean. Pe 

maiM i le vdvaloloa f 
Vatamamao, a. fur apart. 
Vavamamao, v. to be far apart. 
Vavane, v. to introduce tne hand, 

as through the bottom of a basket, 

or into Afa^aotaga, 
Vave, a, quick ; pL vavavb. 
Vave, o. to be quick ; ph vavave ; 

redup, vavevave. 
Vaveao, «. the early morning. 
Yayega, 8. a miracle. *0 ona va- 

Vb*a, «. the name of a bird (Bal- 

lus pectoralis). 
Ve*u. v. to grow in great numbers, 

to increase greatlj, of men or 

Vela, Malay, Pelah, a. cooked, 

opp. to mata. 
Vela, v. 1. to be cooked. 2. To 

be well cooked. 3. To bum, as 

a house, before chiefs for mu, 

4. fig. To be useful '[7a vela 

lana wnu i lo tdtou nu^u; applied 

to a warrior, carpenter, &c. 
Velasia, v. pass, of vevela. 
Velavela, v. to be very severe, as 

a famine or epidemic. 
Vele, v. to weed; pL vevele; 

redup. velevele; pass, velea. 

^Ua le ftta leleif *a *ua vele ma 

Veleputi, v. to break off weeds 

without pulling up the roots. 
Veli, 8. 1. a fish which stings on 

being touched. 2. East wind 

(on Tutuila). 
Veli, v. 1. to