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salacde goro kerekere ! no food
is allotted to him, but each
man gives him a portion, so
that he gets the largest share ;
the practice when food is in-
sufficient of each giving to
make up; o tcmun nitol, o
sinaga niruaj isei te la isei te la.

Salsal wowot, same as sale wot-
wot above, sale 2., float with
head out of the water; gate
tid nanagona.

Salsale, [sale 2.] set afloat ; salsale
oka,

Saltaroaroa, swift.

Salte, same as salite, catappa.

Saltekau, a small species of salite
with hooked thorns ; ka/ik

Salworag, to pour out, sal liworag.

Sama, 1. the outrigger of a canoe;
2. to tack, lie on the other
tack, Pol. hamiOj ama; Fij.
coma ; Mortl6ck Island, tarn,

Samagalao, the outrigger on the
left ; met. one who uses both
right and left hands.

Samai, (k) constr. e; useless re-
mains, refuse, as of tou^gire^
gea, vine with fibres taken out
for use.
samaga, like refuse, not fit to

eat, stringy ; ga 6.
saman, tr. to champ, as a stringy
tomago.

Samal, un word for rain, wet.

Samaluag, to put out of the
mouth, Ittagy the samai of
what has been chewed, as gea.

Samcm, to champ, eat, what is soft
and juicy and has samad fibres
in it ; pigs saman leaves, &c.
Motlav people are said to
saman their food because to-
mago is stringy.



Samanola, 1. to smack the lips
in eating, like a pig champing
food. 2. to make a smacKii^
noise as in beating water with
the flat of the hand.

Samar, to fall after setting, drop

before ripe, of fruit ; met. to

die young ,when just grown up.

samariu, (k) a fruit that falls

unripe, wind-fall.

Samasama, to deceive, same as
sansana,

Samate, hao 1.] the lee side of an
island, a sheltered ^lace for a
sao; mate of surf as in tasm/Ue,

Samenuneru, [sa 2. m>eru] branch
or tree bent down with the
weight of fruit; samsriner,

SamestuB, the last pig of a litter,
youngest child of a family;
samai of the sua; samsamestis,

Samrere, to get a little wet in
rain ; samure,

Samsam, we.va samsam drizzle,
samai of rain.

Samsamaga, [ga 5.] like refuse,
such as would be put out ^
the iflouth as fibrous refuse,
samai ; stringy, of meat, wood,
tom^Oj &c.

Samsamuga, ragged, see next
word ; ga 5.

Sp.mui, fringe, as on a *ana.
samuga, fringed, with ragged
edges or ends.

Samure, to be rather wet, as in
tvena samsam, damp.

San, to deceive.

Sana, spotted, panther, cowry.

Scmakae, an abscess, bad sore.

Sanasana, [san] to deceive, same
as sam^asam^a,

Scmeg, 1. to put in a crotch, hitch,
to set a snare ; toe saneg o gae
amine tangae qara tut o marm
nia,

2. said of a vessel that stops on
her way, hitches up, neim wie



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saneg a Maewo qara taso ma i
Mota.
xnasaneg, hitched up.

Saniere, spiky like sani erCy the
spikes of a pandanus ; we sdka
tarn ere.

Saniu, (k) a prickle, spike ; sani
ere, above.
saniga, prickly, spiky ; ga 5.

Sano, to hitch in a loop, hold or
fasten with a line passed twice
round ; to carry a few sticks
in a loop, to carry the hand
in a sling, with the thumb
hitched into a loop.

Sanoqaro, to put an arm in a
sling whileWie wound is fresh,
qaro; met. to do a thing
quickly.

Sansaniga, prickly, saniu.

San, to spoil, destroy.

sanrag) tr. determ. to spoil.

Sana, a fork, crotch, forked stick
or post : Fij. sa^ga ; tursana^
the main post of a house forked
to receive the qatsuna.

Sanasana,

Sanavul, numeral, ten. Mai. sa
pidoh; Malag. folo; Mao. nga-
hum; Sam. gaftdu; Tong.
hongofvlu ; Bks. Islands, san-
owlf sanvndt sanwU, samolf
henatvol ; N. H. sanamdu,
hanindu, sanvmln, sanaid ;
Sol. Islands, sanamdu, hana-
vtduy tanaMdu, tanahuniy na-
guru,
«ansanam({, by tens, ten at a
time.

Sanavuliu, M. sarmmduiY Mxii\i,

Sanene, small.

Sanerenere, thin, shrunken, small
with sickness.

Saniani, [«an] impersonal, me-sa-
mania, he is in bad condi-
tion, said of man, pig, bird.

Sanita, weep, cry out with grief.

Sanrag, tr. determ. son, to do



heavy damage to, ravage, much
distress.

Sansan, n. the rotten inner part
of a tree, perished wood ;
redupl. san.

SansanaviQ, ten at a time, by
tens.

Sansansawava, [mn] destroying
trees, killing pigs, fowls, &c.
as part of a kolekole, after a
sawai.

Sao, 1. n. a place on the shore
without breaking surf, a land-
ing-place for canoes ; tursao,
wesao, salava,

Sao, 2. V, to take up fish in a net,
we mo gape, o iga ; to take up
by some contrivance as fruit
from a tree. Pol. hxxo, sao.
- saova, 1. a contrivance for
gathering fruit, a leaf nwarvau
pinned, vino, into a cup, and
tied to bamboo stick ; te sao o
gamga mun o sa,ova.

Saova, 2. to skim with a mova 1.
we saova we goto, to skim off
the scum.

Sapalo, to carry on the palms of
the hands ; te sapalo o igot me
sura o lot aminana.

Sapan, [sa2.].to lead by the hand
or arm, panei.

Saproro, un word for m^ite, to die.

Sapur, bad, indifferent to good-
ness ; iniko sapur ! you don't
know what is good ; kamiu
sapuri, o ima we tatas, satisfied
with a bad house ; linasapur.

Saqat, to guard the fingers against
anything hot or dirty with a
leaf, nosaqsaqat.

Saqeka, a shrub with very light
wood : tansaqeka. ■

Saqereta, shallow ; o mt'no, &
namo, we saqereta can bft
forded ; o tapera we saqereta^
shallow dish.

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neat. ; me mqo gina ! that has
stnng ! when something sharp
has oeen said ; o moAaiAJitun
gaU niti gaie as, we saqoy said
of the bite of ants ; nalolona
we 9aqp, he is hot with anger.

saqora, to scorch.
Sar, 1. to be opposite, equal to, to
make equal, match, suit, be
suitable; thence, to avenge,
punish ; we sar taniniga, to be
exactly opposite to; te sar
mun o tavalalea ape nauy to
avenge me of my adversary,
to make it equal to him on
my behalf ; te sar munia ape
pugam>ay punish him for his
fault, ma&e an equal return to
him.

earig, tr. to make equivalent

sasarita, equal

sarsar, n. punishment.
Sar, 2. same word &b sa/r I. in
special sense as to money pay-
ment in the svqe ; inau we ge
o suqe mxm JL., ineira we vene
fnun nau; nau te sa/r o som
^ntmeira; A, te qara garata-
pug; to make a return for a
small present of money given
to the candidate.
iSar, 3. to shine, neut. act; sar
auoano, to shine with yellow
light, of sun or moon ; sari
totvoragy shine after rain ; sar
mate, to kill with heat, o loa
me sar mate o tanun ta Opa
mtd,

sarin, shining.
Bar, 4. to pierce, stab.

sarig, tr. to pierce something.

isar, a stabber, spear,
flar, 5. to pour out, act. and neut. ;
sar vano, {)our away, throw
out in a mass, as rubbish out
of a basket ; o totoe vetal te sar
hie, banana juice spurts out,
pours downwards ; saru, I



sargag, tr. determ. throw.

Sar, 6. to start growing again ; o
ga-paka ta mot te sar mtiZan,
if the aerial root of a banyan
be cut or broken off it will
grow again.

Sar, 7. same as saru, to put round.

Sar, 8. n. an echinus, or ddaris,
blue, with needle-spines ; put
on bunches of banana fruit to
frighten away maUka.

Sar-nagoi, an expression of
modesty, or, iromcally, of im-
pudence ; nanaaok gate sar
iniko, I am not aole to address
you as an equals have not the
face ; sar rumagonal like his
impudence !

Sara 1. (k) court, open space;
the lodge of hamate society,
sare tamate; sare av, the
place where the suqe fires are ;
tinesara, the open space in tbe
midst of a village, van^ua.
Mai. Jav. salang,

Sara, 2. v. to pass, draw along,
sweep, move with drawing
motion, be swept away; -o
tanun we qdqo toe sara ma,
toe sara oe, a crowd draws
together, men come in a crowd,
for nothing; o iga toe sara
m<i Ho gape; na avuana me
sara, the scales of a butterfly's
wings havebeen brushed away;
sara to/gea, to pass away, draw
off ; viniu we sara idid, the
skin is peeling off ; sara m^jt,
come hither; toe sara ut, to
go out in a body ; sara dovag,
to stoop and pass under. Mao.
hara mm,
sarag, tr. to wipe away,
sarav, tr. to rub, move away,

make to pass away,
saravag, tr. determ. to brush,
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saratuwale, adv. together.

Sara, 3. v. to gather, bring to-
gether ; te sara o sisipe.
sargag, tr. determ. to assemble,
contribute.

Saragao, [sara 2.] to make level,
tama toe ninin we aasarita^ to
cover over something level
sin gao,
maumi saragao, to clear gardens
so that they shall join on in
one clearing, with no uncleared
parts between.

Saragete, the second leaf of a
cocoa-nut, which begins to
break into frondlets.

Saragogogo, [sara 2.] to wither,
shrink; gogo.

BarcJcamot, same as sagaraka
mot, to snatch up at once.

Saramao, mildew ; same as pmi-
mao.

^Saraninin, [sara 2.] to draw to-
gether round; sara nimn
goro o vanua, surround a
village, besiege ; nin,

Saraparana, to be hard, full-
grown, of edible leaves, so as
not to be fit to eat.

Sarapxin, [sara 2.] to wipe away
and destroy utterly ; pun 1.
vus sara/pxin, kill ana wipe
out.

Sarasara, 1. v. redupl. sara 1. to
assemble and go together, we
sa/rasara ma tama we gogorag
ma.

Sarasara, 2. a plant, malvaceous,
with strong fibre ; Big Jack
in Norfolk I.

Sarasara, 3. a fish.

Saratawurgape, one who comes
too late.

Saratuwale, [sara 2.] adv. to-
gether, meeting in one ; nom
saratuwale, combine, agree,
in purpose, opinion.

Sarav, tr. sara 2. 1. to sweep over,



over with drawing
motion, sweep, wipe, away;
in native doctoring to stroke
the painful part and remove
the pain.
2. in songs, to join in with chorus
after a single singer has be-
gun ; sarav goro,

Saravqote, the name of the even-
ing star; because when it is
up men rise to go to bed, and
brush with their hands, sarav,
the part of the person, qote,
on which they have been
sitting.

Sarava, 1. to daub; as palalu>
logs with red earth, mea;
same as sarav,

Sarava, 2. n. a man with whom
nothing remains of his money
and property, me sara qet veta
nania,

Saravag, [sara 2.] to brush, as in
passing.

Sara-vasinot, [sara 2.] to bring
fire together, pushing the fire-
sticks end to end ; sino.

Saravatu, to put a hot stone into
a wrap of food in a qaranis.

Sarawag, to go without fear of
consequences or danger ; as a
man violates a soloi to get
cocoa-nuts; wag,

Sara-walulpea, [sara 2.] to come
together in great numbers to
work, make a bee, congregate
round a feast, we pivte waliog
o sinaga ; wcdid.

Sarawia, a shrub.

Sare, to tear ; sare o ritata, to
loosen the lacing of a sail,
xnasare, torn.

Sarere, 1. when the reed of an
arrow splits as it is shot, it
cannot fly, ti sarere gap, 2.
met. a cracked voice m sing;
ing.

Saresare, adv. with a tearing
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noise ; o mann ti vara aaresare
of very loud thunder.

SAretamate, [sara 1.] the lodge
of tamate sodety.

Saretana, a charm to produce the
birth of pigs, putting a bag of
nat above a sow's head.

Saretapug, [aam l.]a division in
the gamaL appropriated to a
rank in the sfiiqe.

Sarevagalo, [aara 1.] a fighting
place.

Sarevnata, \9ara 1.] customary
place for shooting, veney fight-
ing.

Sarevugvug, customary place,
sara 1., of assembly ; img.

Sarewolwol, market-place, a
recent word.

Sargaela, cocoa-nut with tough
stalk, o sarin toe gada; can't
be pulled in the usual way,
tete takar lai, te gcddo rauy
must be twisted oflr.

Sargag, 1. to bring together, con-
tribute, sara 3. ; met. sarqag
qalo, to succeed in convincing
by adding argument to argu-
ment.

Sargag, 2. [sar 5.] to throw, dash
down; sanrgag siwo^ throw
from a height, sargaa valUitigy
throw heaa over heels; te
9arga/g siwo matetipatipag
Uo tanona, to thrust down the
door, shutter, into its place.
3. sa/rgag mn, to fix a fence.

Sargovgov, [soa^ 3.] to dazzle ; o
loa we sar govgov namataky
the sun dazzles my eyes.

Sarig, 1. [sar 1.] tr. to make
equal; sarig-nov; vasaing,

Sarig, 2. [sar 4.] tr. to pierce, prick.

|G(arignov, [so/rig 1.] to make
exactly equal ; nov ; gana
wari^nov.

Saritagiu, [sar 1.] likeness,
equality, m place or quality ;



tama we aasarita gegese; <^
saritagiiij it is all the same.

Sariu 1. [sar 3.1 (k) shining.

Sarin, 2. (k) a handle, stalk ; mr
wosey handle of a paddle.

Sarlano, [aar 7.] a kdekole for
wearing the lano hat.

Sarmatekaova, [sar 3.] to shine,
as the sun, through a narrow
opening in the clouds, like
egrefs eye.

Sarmeme, [sar 6.] to grow liang-
ing down as a creeper.

Sarnai, 1. a fish.
2. a kind of tomago,

Saro, 1. V. to draw into.
saro tvl, to enter and sink, act.
and neut. toe sa/ro Ud o
gape ; loe saro txd Uo lootoor.
sarova, meeting.
sarovag, saromag, to enter.
2. n. a strinc of cocoa-nut fronds
used in shooting fish.

Sarog, M. saroi V. to go without
permission into a place that
has been made tapuy to violate
a tap,

Saromag, tr. saroy to sheathe,

Sarora, hide and seek.

Sarov, to fill to repletion; tne
sarovia; saro 1.

Sarova, verbal n. saro 1. meeting,
drawing together, of clou<£,
of ants in a path.

Sarovarua, a net with two en-
trances, places to saro in, to
take botn small and large
fish ; tuara iga te saro ^o
takele gape, tuara alo take-
lei,

Sarovag, [saro 1.] to enter, draw
into.

Sarsar, 1. [sar 1.] punishment^
payment

Sarsar, 2. [sar 5.] spouting out ;
viawo sarsar,

Sarsaravatut, of the hair stand-
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Sarsarawuqa, [sa/ra 2.] to take
away the umqa ; which see.

Sarsaretou,

Sarsarina, adj. [sar 1.] equal,
Bame as sasa/riba.

SarsartL woganase, [sam 2.]
same as lul woganase,

Sartamate, very straight; ta-
mate 5.

Sartavene, perfectly level, as if
a straight shot.

Sartaworag, [mr 3.] to shine
fully as sun in noon-day,
moon high in heavens ; to-
worag,

Sartuka, disused word for wire,
taken to he, or called, stalks,
sariu 2., of the sky ; compare
gartvka.

Saru, 1. to put on or off what is
drawn round the body or a
limb in one piece; such as
tamiate hat, pane bracelet,
lala armlet, mcdosaru the
dancing-dress put over the
head ; sa/ru goro qatui mun o
tamate, to put a hat on the
head, surround with a hat;
garu savrag, take off, draw
from around ; cannot ga/ru a
mdlo or a vioviog. aa/ru gona,
see vamru 3.
Mai. sarong; Dy. salui; Malag.

sarona; Tagal. salong,
sarun, tr. to draw down.

Saru, 2. to pour out in a mass.

SarUy 3. to pass away; o gopae
gate saru mantag tiqa; saru
vivivivy to pass away like
mist viviv ; o no-pdka U nun
aaruy banyan leaves are shed.

Saru, 4. to begin a song with
many voices together.

Saru, 5. to complete what is
necessary for attaining a rank ;
vol sale sMqe n/i sa/ru^qet, gate
toga ti si tuvxde.

Sarun, tr. saru, 1. to draw down



from around ; sa^nm vavtig,
when a line tied round a
stick cannot be undone, draw
it down, still round the stick,
into a mass, then unravel it.

Sarusaru, [saru 2.] 1. a shoot of
water spouting out from a
bamboo for bathing, &c. via-
too sarusam ; 2. a<5. flowing,
of hair ; i Marawa nauhma
we sarusaru,

Sarwirwirig, \sar 3.] sunshine
following rain ; wirig; wem^
moa, loa tagir,

Sarvenevene, [sar 1.] straight
as a shot.

Sasa, 1. n. the croton, in many
varieties; the leaves used as
the mark of tamriate societies.

Sasa, 2. to carry by two or more
on a stick, or by hand ; sasa
ta Matlie, to cut the ends
of a heavy object in carrying
it.
sasan, tr. to carry.

Sasa, 3. to overtake, collide with.

Sasa, 4 preflx redupL sa 2»

Sasae, V. adj. different, M. sea.

Sasagatur, hair standing on end,
with fright.

Sasagav, to level the surface in
^zing, to adze down ; ioe
tara o tangaey we sasobgoAs sur
we vutvut, cut down project-
ing pieces.

Sasai, (k) constr. e. name. Fl.
aha; Fij. ya^ca; Pon. ata;
N.B. ya,

Sasakarewaka, hasty and reck-
less in work, &c. ; sakare-
waka,

Sasakariga, vehement, strong,
eager to work, in cood sense ;
in bad sense vicHent, head-
strong,

Sasakirkir, redupl. sakiry brittle,
snapping short off.

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tliemum ; varieties, aasala

mataplea, sasala pUa,
Sasaleniga [sale 2.] rnnniiig with
: fluid, as eyes with tears, ripe

fruit with juice, mouth water-
ing with appetite.
S&salev, to crowd round a person

to see him.
Sasalit, redupl. salU, to shoot out

from trunk or branch of tree.
Sasalo, to carry a big fish, by one

man alone.
Sasaloveg^ft) mcdawo,
Sasamolea, said to one who con-
tinues to call one's name,

iniko sasamalea.
Saaamaliga, having thin hair,

the samai of a good head.
Sasamanau, adv. amiss ; vasogo

sasamanau, count incorrectly,

gaganoLg sasamcmau, give a

wrong account, Hi me vet d

naobkanina, nava tmai.
Sasamanman, \_sasa 4.] to sail,

float, close to shore or rocks.
Sasamrag, begin to rain a little,

samsauL
Sasamtega, quick in doing

things ; of well or ill.
Sasan, determ. sasa, to carry some

thing ; of two or more men.
Sasapanpan, to sail, or ^im,

sl(mg close to shore or rocks ;

sasa 4. pavwan^ beside.
Sasapirpir, 1. thin from hunger.

2. ashamed, bashful.
Sasaqanau, to pretend, boast, say

that one has seen what he has

not.
Sasaqo, [saqo] wn, word for loa,

sun.
Sasar, 1. to pull, tear, apart, strip

as leaves from a branch ; aave
. tasar ma o us, to pull the bow

with a tug ; ni^ sasaVy bite

and, pull 'y o m^karu te saaar

o pea, the flying-fish will tear
. tiie bait.



2. to lower the gaptm, mast and
sail.

Sasara, redupl. sara 2. to go
about in company, of men ;
to straggle away, of fowls ; to
rush out altogether, aa pigs.

Sasarag, [aara 2.] to wipe away.

Sasargava, steep, precipitous.

Sasariaeae, to fall, be thrown
down, an empty space, not
falling against anything ; ae.

Sasarita, adj. [sar 1.] equal, leTeJlr
right.

Sasaroro, 1. [aoaa 4.] to slip
down, out, roro 2. ; as sticks
out of a bundle.

Sasaroro, 2. the eggs of blue-
bottle flies, dec,, ti ris vlo nia,
ti ris lano nia; also the
pupa, the change of the mag*
got not being observed.

Sasarur, to hang weakly down,
be feeble.

Sasasawa, to run, trickle, down
a surface, as water down the
trunk of a tree in rain, down
asplit|}t<e; sawa 1.

Sasav, to make one feel full with
little eating ; o matig me aa-
sav inau,

Sasaviara, thin from hunger.

Sasavurviir, redupl. acwntr, fall-
ing, flying, in dust; soua-
vuvur.

Sasawa, [satoa 1.] to run as a

. fluid ; met. to go on without

stopping, of a vessel passing

along a coast, a party passing

through a village.

Sasawaigra, to throb, beat, as tJie
breast after running.

Sasawe, 1. n. a sunflower.

Sasawe^ 2^ v. scbso/we mala, to put
grated cocoa-nut on a sow's
back, a charm to promote
birth of pigs.

Sasawilil, to roll down, over and
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Sasawilwil, to a8seiDl>le, crowd
round; toil.

Sasawuara, profitless, one who
does no good ; na gate ma/ros
t(?e KmHe sasawuara vag gap o
gcf^gapdldg, wa gat^ vet lue
munsei apena,

Sasawui, steam ; we sawii kaHo
nan o qarams.

Sasawoluga, adj. bad in a high
degree.

Sastarcuna, from aasai and ta-
ram; a man must not men-
tion the name of another be-
cause it is the name of one who
is related to him by marriage,
qaliga ; he therefore calls him

Sau, 1. V. to lift up.
2. to dance round in a kotekde
holding something for show ;
sail, o pcme qoe.

Sau, 3. a way of cooking toape,
edible hibiscus leaves, in
wrappers with hot stones ;
tve rereg o novaOy we salag,
we map o toape, we pala o
vat cUoLonaf we mona goro,
qara vapteg mme av.

Sau, 4. far; asauy afar. N.H.
and Sol. Ids. haii,

Saua, a mess of food cooked as

^ sau 3. ; saue patau, bread-
fruit with naij saue loko,

Sauma, a fish.

Saixsau, food cooked as sau 3.

Savy 1. a shrub, panax, with
strong-smelling leaves, ita,

Sav, 2. V. to pluck, pull out hair
or feathers.
savrag, to throw with quick

action.
qodo gavsav, to hit a bird and
make the feathers fly ; savi
em^emi, to pluck a living bird.

Bara, 1. n. something; mterr.

pron. what? in short form

* 9a. Mao. aha; Sam. a; Mai.



apay Marsh, ta; Fij, cava;
Mel. sava, hava, sav, hav, sa,
ha, taha, tava, ta, safa, nixhuy
neva ; N.Q. saha, tava, daha ;
N.B. ava,

2. with personal art. i savaf
iro mva f referring not to the
person, but to the name of
the thing which has been
taken as the name of the
person, what is his, her, name ?
compare gene.

3. of a kind, what kind? any
kind whatever; o tol sava
manu ? the egg of what kind
of bird is it ? ta kalo paJta th
sava ima, into whatever house,
into any sort of house, one
may enter.

savai, n. (k) 1. corresponding
to interr. sava? a thing of
what sort ? in what condition ]
ko we savai nake? how are
you now ? what are you like ?
2. corresponding to indef.
sava^ something of indefinite
character ; natoqak me savai
gai, my feelings were some-
thing indescribable. 3. what ?
of any part of a man ; what 1
of any relation of a man ; m me
masu vawo tangae me roaag
nasoAoana ? what part of him
was hurt? nasavama? i ta-
mofc nan qa, what is he to
you 1 my father to be sure.
savasava, everything, all sorts
of things.

Savag, I. to annoy, worry.

Savag, 2. to throw up earth, level
for house-site or path.

Save, to strip, tear off, not break*
ing ; as a shoot from a tree,
leaflet from a cycas, by the
base, or banana from bunch.

Savir, to pull, tear off with finglr
and thumb, as a single leaf.
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SavrafiT) [««« 2.] to throw quickly
away, with the motion of sav.

Savret, to pluck at the edge, «av,
ret, ana so startle ; aavret kal,

SaTsavai, something or other, of
some character or other; savai,

Savsavawora, [wora d.] a mere
something, thing of no con-
sequence, common ; we ge
savsa/vawora, treat as a com-
mon thing.

Savta, [sav 2.] draw quickly, as
fish going off with a line toe
savta lue o gae; probably
soAsta^g,

Savtila, to wash the hands, sav-
samda.

Savur, 1. to scatter, sprinkle ;
redupL sasamii'vur, sasavu-
in*r ; vur as in matchvumir,
2. excL on seeing many things ;
samir ! what a lot I

Saw, V. same as sawu, to blow.
8cm malav, blow cool ; saw mot,

cease blowing.
Mao. /lau, wind ; Mangarewa,
hau, to blow.

Sawa, 1. y. to run on, as a fluid
advances, and cocoa-nut juice
runs up the arms ; see sawa^
rasu; sasawa,

Sawa, 2. v. to dance by a drum ;
singing with shuffling steps,
not lc3cidlaka ; te sawa goro o
sawai, dance according to the
tune on the drum.
sawai, 1. the tune on the drum,
or song to which men savxi;
the dance with the song and
drumming ; we nvap o sawai,
to end the song and dance,
after the shouting and leaping
of lid xooganase; sawai pxir-
tei'ua, two dancings and drum-
mings going on together.

Sawag, 1. to twist yarn with the
fingers for tali cord.

Sawag, 2. to dandle a child.



Sawai, 2. a tree ; we ta/ra mun o
oka,

Sawalagiu, (k) same as aawalwL

Sawaliu, (k.) the first fruit of a
season on a tree ; savoal taqai^
the first fruit of a tree, of its
first Dearing.

Sawan, to flog, as with wo^t in
valval lamas,

Sawano, a kind of qawro, wild
yam.

Sawan, same -as sawa^, so pro-
nounced by some.

Sawarasu, fsavxk 1.] to ran as
fluid ; if too much water is
used to iooro, for squeezing
out the juice from grated
cocoa-nut, the woro we sa/ioa-
ras nan o toape, runs off the
hibiscus leaves, and also will
satoa, run up the arm of the
one who squeezes.

Sawarirvas, a kind of satvaiy of
Gaua.

Sawasawa, [sawa 2.] to go with
a trotting motion ; valago
savxisaAva, to trot.

Sawe, to mix not almonds with
bread-fruit.

Sawewe, to shine brilliantly ; o
v\da we sar manto/g, was o
wla we sawewe,

Sawov, impers. v. 1. to go wrong,
ill, with; we sawovia all goes
wrong, ill, with him. 2. to
show that one is wrong, doing
wrong, like norov.

Sawsawe^Tiala, [sasawe 2.] 1. a
charm when a sow is about
farrowing for the first time ;

Eutting grated cocoa-nut on
er back. 2. said of people
who snatch or scramble for
food.
Sawsawui, [aaton] steam as it
escapes, we sawu halo; met.
la o sawsawui, give an im-
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the steam, not the food, of an
oven.

Sawu, 1. to blow, of wind, to puff
forth, bnrst out, of steam.
sawu a€, to escape, of steam ;
met, of few men in large
house ; of zeal, energy ; aaiou
mal(w, blow cool, o lau tve
sa/w malm kel; said also of
an oven when the stones are



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