Dictionary Entries explained


Tauade entries consist of a headword, followed by the part of speech, which may be abbreviated. This is followed by the definition, and may also include example phrases.

uini Class 2 verb think on, remember nu ketua nu ketu uini Remember of yourself nanei uini ulo kaipa uiniapa We'll cannot help remembering


If the headword has more than one distinct definition, each definition is numbered. See the following example:

alit 1) wooden club (to drive the wedge in) 2) n-Round. rich; wealthy; generous alit ai ate Father of the distribution; generous alitu rich


If a headword has alternate renderings, or variants, the abbreviation cf (compare) is used.
va cf val prefix take away, remove, meaning return va mito take away va tato call (animal)