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Coo'you. To grasp; a handful.
of foreigners, which they do not understand, they com
pare to the chattering of birds, and call it cóte. Cotóa. Mass; whole; bulk.
- Complete ; entire. Cotóaté. Wholly. Co'vi. Bad; malicious; a bad design ; a wicked intention,
or act. , ' Co'viánge. Badly. Cow. I; (probably a corruption of Co-au.) - Many: it is a sign of the plural number ; but only
used when speaking of men, or of brute animals: it is sometimes, however, used in the singular number, as Cow-tangáta, a friend: this arises from the circumstance that this word is also taken in the sense of a collective noun, and may mean company, or association ; hence Cow-tangata means, literally, a man of one's association, or company. See Friend, in the other part of the vocabulary.
Stalk; stein. Co'w-á. A fence. Co-ooáhe. The cheek, will Co-ooma. For what purpose ; what for. Colwca. Whilst ; (used only when the first person is men11. tioned). . nisi Co'm-co'w. To bathe ; to foment. Co'w-fafi'ne. Female companion. Cow-méa. An adherent, or follower ; ;. ... .. .
Co'w-no'fo. A companion dwelling with one; an inmate;
a family. Co'w-nanga. A female servant, or attendant. . Co'w-tanga'ta. Male companion; a friend (tunga'ta, a-man.). Coʻw-va'ë. The leg. Cownátoo. The stick which is forcibly rubbed on a fat
piece of dry wood to procure fire: the flat piece of
wood is called tolonga. Coy. The pron. you : this word is used only as the subject of the verb, or in answer to the question, who?".
E. E. A contraction of the article he. - The sign of the third person singular of the future tense. Eiboo. To weed; to clear of weeds. Echia. The handle of an axe, hatchet, or adze. E'coo. Mine; my own. Elfoo. Ashes; dust. E'foo-éfoo. Dusty; covered with ashes. .,' ; . E'fooía. Dusty; covered with ashes. : E'gi. A chief; a god.
Mátta mátta égi. Like a prince or chief; of or be
longing to a chief; magnificent; pompous.
Fucca elóa. Communicative.
Fa. The numeral four.' .--. Much; exceedingly.
- Capable of. - Hoarse. Fa-boóle. Eloquent. Fa-cáwle. Importunate. Fáchi. To break; to dislocate ; to sprain : broken; dis
jointed. Fucca fáchi. Malevolence (see Fáchi-fáchi.) Fáchi-fáchi. A grudge. Fáë. This word signifies mother, but is never used in the
vocative case : if a person calls to his mother, he makes use of her name ; or as children do, he calls out d'la :
see a'la. Faého. A stinking breath. Fáëfine. The armpit. Fá-fá. To feel ; to grope about ; to carry on the back.
Fáfáhe bo-ooli. To grope about in the dark. Fafa'nga. To feed; to nourish; to supply with food. Fafa'ngo. To whisper.
- To awaken. Fafa'oo. To fill up; to stuff full ; to load ; to burthen. Fafa'too. To curl ; to fold up. Fa-fehoo'i. Inquisitive. Fal-fy'. Capable of ; able to do. Fafíne. A woman; a female of any animal ; a daughter,
Fa'fine tacabé. A single or unmarried woman. — oha'na. A married woman. '
motoo'a. An old woman; a widow ; also
a wife. Fa'-fooa'gi. Free-hearted; generous. (Fa, apt or able ;
fooa'gi, to make a present.)
and gehe, original, distinct, or different.)
not cross-legged as the men, but with the legs doubled
up on one side. • Fal-ky'. To eat much; to gormandize; to eat heartily;
(fa, much; ky, to eat.)
Falígi low pápa. To floor with boards,
mats of the cocoa-nut leaf.
small house in a canoe.
Falle lahi. The large house on a marly.
plaited mats of the cocoa. Fald. To stretch in point of length ; no word for to stretch
in point of expansion : for this they would say, “ to
make it larger, this or that way." Fa’lofalo'. do. do. Fananga. A fable; a fictitious tale. Fa'nga. Beach ; shore.
Pa'ngo-fango. To blow the nose ; also flutes blown by the
nose. Fanífo. The art of swimming in the surf. Fánna. A mast ; to shoot as with a gun or bow.
Tefillo fanna, the heel of the mast; ooloo fanna,
• the mast head. Fa'nna-fonnoo'a. Great guns; ordnance; cannon ; (fanna, :: to shoot, and fonno'o1, the land.) Fa'nna-tanga'ta. A musket. Fano'w. Pregnancy; childbirth; progeny; offspring ; to i bring forth young.
Fa'now moola. A miscarriage, (as to childbirth.)
Fano'w ma'te. Still-born. Fa'ö. A peg. Faloo. To take away by main force, or by virtue of supe
rior rank or authority; also to load ; to burthen; to
stock with. Falooaʼgi. Laden with, (as a canoe.) Faloo va'ca. To load a ship or canoe. Fa'ta. A shelf; a loft ; also a hand-barrow. Farta-fa'ta. The chest ; the thorax. Fa'tongi'a. A tax; impost. Fa'too. The stomach ; also a bale. Fa'too. To fold or wrap up; fatuo la, to furl the sail. Fa'too-fa'too. To fold or wrap up. Fatoo'la. Beardless. Fa'too-oo'a. A double garment of gnatoo, not plaited; when
plaited, it is called raky. Fa'wlia.' Offspring ; son or daughter. Fe. To do, (not often used; probably a corruption of fy,
to do.) - Where ; what place. Fëa’looa'gi. Variable; inconstant; unsettled; wandering
about. Fëaloo. To watch ; to guard.