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Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary

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LABORIOUS, a., hihiri.

Labour (toil), s., uaua, mahi.

Labour (birth-pains of women), s., whaka-mamae.

Lace, v., kotui.

Lacerate, v., hae, ngahae.

Ladle, v., koko, tikoko.

Laden, to be deeply, v., paruparu, toparuparu.

Ladder, s., arawhata.

Ladle, v., koko, tikoko.

Lady, s., wahine rangatira.

Lag, v., whaka-torekereke.

Lake, s., roto, hapua, hopua, moana.

Lame, a., hauà, kopa, waehaua, kopiri, ngonge-ngonge, kokeke.

Lament, v., aue.

Lament (wailing, dirge), s., tangi, apanoa, aue.

Lamp, s., rama.

Lamprey, s., kanakana, piharau, korokoro, puhikorokoro.

Lanoe, s. [see Spear].

Land, s., whenua, one, hua.

Land, v., eke.

Land (to be brought to), v., ea.

Landing-place, s., tauranga.

Land (exhausted), a., huiki, kirea, taekai, titohea, whetengi.

Land (gone out of cultivation), s., patohe.

Landmark, s., tio.

Landslip, s., horo.

Landwind, s., tawhenua.

Language, s., reo.

Languid, a., anewa, haumaruru, hauaitu, ngoikore, iwikore, waikauere, waikorohuhu, kongehe, toupiore.

Lard, s., hinu.

Lark, s., hioi, whioi, pioioi, pihoihoi.

Large, a., nui, rahi, tetere, kaita, katete, korahi, mokorahi, matarahi, metarahi, ruarangi.

Large (very), a., whaka-harahara.

Lash (to whip), v., whiu, kare.

Lash (to fasten), v., hono, aukaha, haumi.

Lashing (of fish-hook), s., taka, whiwhita.

Lashing (of canoe sides, &c.), s., kaha.

Last (thing), s., toenga.

Last (night), s., inapo, nonapo.

Last (year), s., tauhouanga.

Lasting, to be, v., piwai, tiwai [see Constant].

Latch, s., wkaka-rawa.

Late, to be, v., akuaku, po.

Late, a., akuto, tomuri.

Lath, s., kaho.

Lava, s., rangitoto.

Laugh, v., kata, ngingio, hohehohe, ngi.

Laugh (to cause to), v., whaka-kata.

Launch, v., kokiri, to, uaki, tokiri.

Law, s., ture.

Lawful, a., tika.

Lay, v., waiho, whaka-takoto, panga.

Lay (crosswise), v., hipae, whaka-pae.

Layers, to be in, v., whaka-papa, paraha, whakapipi, whiuwhiu.

Lazy, a., mangere, inukorokoro, pakihore, rora, kako, karioi, kaweka, koripi, makuku, oma, whaka-tamatama.

Lead, v., arataki, arahi.

Leader, s. (chief), ariki, rangatira; (guide), kaiarahi.

Leaf, s., rau, pakawha, pararaurekau, tawhera.

Leak, v., mama, tuturu.

Leakage (into a canoe along sides), s., aurukowhao.

Lean, v., hinga, honga, tiraha, whanau, taiuru, honga.

Lean (against), v., whaka-whirinaki, wharara.

Lean, a., hiroki, angiangi, angoa, hauaitu, hawareware, hongangaia, iwikau, tupuhi, pakoko, hauarea, tuoi, tokoroa, kohoi, paheha, pakikore, panganga, poto, taero.

Leap, v., peke, tupeke, auau, mowhiti, panau, whaka-puhoru.

Learn, v., ako.

Learner (disciple), s., akonga.

Leave, v., whaka-rere.

Leave (off), v., whaka-mutu, kati.

Leech, s., ngata.

Left, to be, v., mahue, waiho.

Left-handed, a., maui.

Leg, s., waewae, tatahau, ta.

Legend, s., kauwhau.

Leggings, s., tupuni.

Leisure, s., ateatanga.

Lend, v., tuku.

Length, s., roanga.

Lengthen, v., whaka-roa, katete, patetea.

Leprosy, s., ngerengere, tuhawaiki, tuwhenua, mahaki, mutumutu, ringamutu, taiko.

Less, a., momipu.

Lessen, v., whaka-ero, whaka-harahara, whakaiti, harahara.

Lest, conj., kei, kai.

Let (down), v., tuku, whaka-horo.

Let (go), v., tuku, kohihi.

Level, v., tahoro, papa, kaupapa, raorao.

Lever, s., hua.

Liar, s., tangata teka.

Liberal, a., atamai, kaimarire, oha, atawhai.

Lice, s., kutu.

Lice (to catch), v., hapaki, tapaki.

Lick, v., mimiti.

Lid, s., taupoki, popoki, korama [see Cover].

Lie, s., parau, horihori, teka, pate.

Lie, v., takoto, pae, whaka-ika, tete, kaike, taika, taeki, tawheta, rare, kauki, noi, pehi.

Lie (across), v., rakapikipiki, tarapiki.

Lie (broadside), v., pae, koronae.

Lie (about), v., takoto-noa.

Lie (in a heap), v., kaike, kauki, tihi, pehi, tangita, tanewha.

Lie (in the way of), v., hipae.

Lie (flat), v., toropapa.

Lie (separate), v., tauke.

Lie (still), v., whaka-pahake.

Lie (in wait), v., whanga, haupapa, pehipehi.

Life, s., ora, io, oranga, toi.

Lifetime, s., oranga.

Lift (up), v., auau, hapai, hiki, iri, paikeike, riaki, putoi.

Ligament, s., uaua.

Light (in weight), a., mama, puhau.

Light, s., aho, ao, marama, rama, turama, kohiku.

Light, to be, v., ao, marama.

Light (to kindle), v., ka, hika, tahu, tao.

Light (alight, as a bird), v., tau.

Light (to give), v., turama, whaka-marama.

Lighten, v., whaka-mama.

Lightning, s., uira, hiko, kapo, kanapu, kohara, kowha.

Like, v., ahuareka, manaaki, waireka, manako, matareka [see Desire].

Like (this), adv., penei.

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Like (that), adv., pena, pera.

Like (manner), in, adv., ano, etia, waihoki.

Like to be, v., rite, ariaria, awhiwhiwhi.

Like, to be, v., paingia.

Like, v., whaka-rite.

Likeness, s., ahua, kahua, ritenga.

Likewise, adv., hoki, waihoki.

Limestone, s., pakeho.

Limp, v., kota.

Line (or string), s., aho, nape.

Lineage, s., kaha.

Line (or row), s., kapa.

Line (or furrow), to draw, v., ihi.

Linger, v., whaka-roa, tarioi, whaka-nanawe, taawhitaawhi.

Lintel, s., karupe, korupe.

Lip, s., ngutu, komekomengangutu.

Listen, v., whaka-rongo.

Listless, a. [see Languid].

Litter, s., amo, kauhoa, whata-amo, kauamo, matika.

Little, a., iti, riki, nohinohi, paku, moroiti, whetau, makari, hakahaka, pokeke, wheto, nukenuke, moku, meroiti, meroriki, nihinihi.

Little (while ago), adv., houange, inakuara, nonakuara.

Little (while hence), adv., houange.

Live, v., ora, noho.

Live (coal), s., konga, ahi.

Liver, s., ate, whanewhane.

Lizard, s., ngarara, ikawhenua, kakariki, mokomoko, tuatara, ruatara, mokopapa, mokopeke, mokoparae, kaweau, pipipi, pounamu-kaka-norua.

Load (as a horse), v., whaka-eke, poria.

Load, s., pikau, kawenga, wahanga.

Loathe, v., hae, kino, pu.

Loathsome, a. [see Disgusting].

Lock (of hair), s., iho, rinomakame, nehu.

Locust, s., tatarakihi, kihikihi, whitiwhiti.

Lodge, v., noho.

Lofty, a., ike, kaike, tiketike, teitei.

Loin, s., hope, tikihope.

Loiter, v., whaka-anewanewa, tarioi, whaka-nanawe, whaka-roa, karioi, monaroa.

Loll, v., whaka-whirinaki.

Lonely, a., arearoa, moke, mehameha, ongeonge.

Long, a., roa, hitawetawe, tapotu, pounaho.

Long (in time), a., huka, taro, wheau, nahea.

Long (of long standing), a., taukiuki.

Long (as the hair), a., mawe.

Long (after), v., iri, manawapa, manawapopore, okaka, kote, ohia, pahuhunu, pie.

Long (time ago), adv., inamata, nonamata.

Long since (not), adv., inake, inawhai, inawheke.

Long (legs), s., tokoroa.

Look, v., tiro, matakitaki, kite, anga, arohi, matatau.

Look (about), v., matakitaki, tirotiro, kaeaea.

Look (anxiously for), v., matatau.

Look (at), v., tiro.

Look (for, search), v., rapu, kimi, harau, haha, rapa, auhaha, hahau.

Look (sideways), v., whaka-kiwi.

Looking-glass (serving the purpose of), s., whakaata.

Loop, s., koropewa, koru, koropiko, koromeke, porohe.

Loose, to be, v., hangoro, kaewa, hangorungoru, korokoro, tanganga, titaka, taroma, tangorongoro, tarure.

Loose (as earth), a., pungorungoru.

Loose (as a tooth), a., tangengangenga.

Loosen, v., ewa, whaka-korokoro.

Lop, v., tope [see Cut].

Lord, s., ariki, rangatira.

Lost, to be, v., rgaro, matoha.

Lost (property), s., paekura.

Loud, a., kaha, marama.

Louse, s., kutu.

Love, s., aroha, mateoha, ipo, whaiaipo, koinago, puaroha, konohi, manakanaka, pirangi, kanehetanga, kuwata, mahuru.

Love, v., aroha.

Love-oharm, s., atuahu.

Low (down), adv., hauraro.

Low-water, to be, v., makau, makoa, pakihi, pakoa, pakora, paoka.

Low (through misfortune), to be, v., waikauere, waikorohuhu.

Lower, adv., ki raro iho.

Lucid, a., marama.

Lucky, a., waimarie.

Lug, v., huhuti, tauhutihuti.

Lukewarm, a., puwera.

Lull, s., marino.

Lump (of earth), s., kurupei, peipei, pokurukuru, kerengeo, kerett.

Lumpy, a., kanokano.

Lungs, s., pukapuka, manawa.