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A Combined

Kiribati-English Dictionary

based on the works of

Hiram Bingham, D.D.
and
Father Ernest Sabatier, M.S.C.
(translated by Sr. M. Oliva)

with additional scientific material from Luomala, Goo & Banner.

B -Bingham, Hiram. 1908, 1953. A Gilbertese-English Dictionary. vii, 179 pp (8vo). American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, Boston.
O -Sabatier, Ernest. 1954. Dictionnaire Gilbertin-Français. xii, 984pp, duplicated. Mission Catholique, GI, Abaiang, Tabwiroa. 1971. Gilbertese-English Dictionary. translated by Sr. M. Oliva. x, 426pp, Sacred Heart Mission, Tarawa. South Pacific Commission Publications Bureau, Sydney.
G -Goo, Fannie C.C. & Albert H. Banner. 1963. A Preliminary Compilation of Gilbertese Animal and Plant Names. 2, 2, 55, 10, 26cm. prepared under contract SA-43-ph-3741, National Institute of Neurological Diseas. UH - Haw. Marine Lab., Honolulu.
L -Luomala, Katharine. 1953. Ethnobotany of the Gilbert Islands. Bishop Museum Bulletin 213, v, 129pp, map, bibl 122-4, index, 26cm. Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu.

compiled by
Stephen Trussel and Gordon W. Groves,
University of Hawaii, 1978


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e
B  e. pron. he, she, itvi. be in a spasm of painvi. lay or place a line on the ground to be used as a pattern in cutting or fitting a sail.  int. exclamation of disapproval
O  e. pron. it, he, sheplural. apref. to a number of compound words meaning to raise, to lift, to heavesee emangoa, euta, ewe... 
e. intj. of disapproval. conclusion of dance songs and of certain cries or yells. 
e. n. accent, tone, air, melody, pronunciationex. te e ni meang: a northern accent.  te e ni maiaki: a southern accent.  ex. e bure ana e: he has a bad pronunciation, his tone is false.  ex. te e ni nimamanei: a slow, sweet air.  te e ni maraki: lamentation or plaintive air.  te e n tang: a sad air.  vt. ea, kea, kekeia: to lengthen the note, the air, the sound or accent in dance songs (e...e...e...e...e...)vc. kaea: to intensify the sound, etc.  see erake, e-buaka, e-raoi
e. n. pattern, model, copy, design (for sail or clothes).  vt. ea, ena (te ie, te kunikai); to take the measure for cutting out sail or clothes.  taona en te ie: to peg out and put string around plan for cutting out a sail (lit.), lay out plan of sail. 
e. n. te kanoa n e, kanoan te e: enlarging of sail corresponding to yard arm top and bottom (the plan on ground should show a curve). 
ea
B  éa. int. exclamation of surprisevt. measure and fit a sail.  n. million
'éa. n. hare (ENG)
O  ea. int. Ha! (short cry of surprise).  syn. eang
ea1. vt. to take the measure for cutting out a sail or clothes.  see e
ea2. vt. ea, eia: to give the note or tone of a dance song before starting.  see ake-e-e-ia
ea3. n. air, atmosphere (ENG)
ean
B  ean/. int. exclamation of surprise
eba
B  éb'a. a. high, as the eaves of a house
éba. a. chronic as a sickness.  n. pan leaf case containing the feathers of the eitei to be used in the game of kabanen. small case for fish-hooks.  n. ephah [dry measure] (HEB)
O  eba. n. a box for small objects, trinket box (formerly) packet, parcel, things parcelled together.  vt. ebana: to pack up, to wrap up into parcels. 
eba1. va. eb'aeb'a, eb'anako: to raise up, spread out or outstretched in curve form, protracting, spreading, stretching out.  vc. ka-eb'a, kaeb'a nako: to curve, to bend slightly, to make a nice curve on a kabane line or a kite.  vc. ka-eb'a, ka-eb'a raoi, ka-eb'a nako: idem.ex. e eba nako te ora: the beach at low tide extends a long distance.  (e tangi baba) e eba nako te rongorongo: the news has spread everywhere.  e tangi baba nako te rongorongo: ideme eba te aoraki: the sickness is chronic.  eba, ebaeba, ebanakova. to get up ... stand up promptly.  n. early riser, working diligently (by order). 
ebaeba
B  ebáeba. n. raft, floatvi. rafting. 
eb'áeb'a. n. horizontal stick at the eaves of a house which support the thatch
O  ebaeba. n. the lowest horizontal lattice of a native roof, joining the ends of the ba ni kakari and supporting the thatch.  see eba
ebaeba1. n. a raft, bargev. to make or use a ... 
ebana
O  ebana. vt. to put in packets, to pack
ebanako
B  éb'anako. a. prompt, ready, or quick to do, cheerfully obedienta. very wide, as a verandah
ebaotere
B  ebáotere. n. apostle (ENG)
ebatobi
B  ebátobi. n. apostrophe (ENG)
ebe
B  ébe. n. ape (ENG)
ebera
B  'ébera. n. Hebrew (HEB)
eberi
B  éberi. n. April (ENG)
O  Eberi. n. April (ENG)
ebiebi
O  ebiebi. n. a state of abundance, of liberty, of independence, the sole heir, mastervc. kaebiebia: to make ... to esteem as ... 
ebikobo
O  ebikobo. n. bishop (GR)ex. te oko n ebikobo: a crozierte bara n ebikobo: a mitre
ebone
B  ébone. n. ebony (ENG)
ebota
B  ébota. n. ephod [priest's vestment] (ENG)
ebu
O  ebu. na. a state of discouragementvc. kaebu, kaebua: to discourage
ebuaka
O  ebuaka. n. a bad accent, wrong tonev. to have a bad accent.  a. badly cut or measured (sail, clothes). 
ebuebu
O  ebuebu. suf. showing intensity of colours.  sup. taka-ebuebu: brilliant, dazzling, brightex. te ebuebu ni mamira
ei
B  eéi. int. satisfaction or pleasure when one is praised, like oi
éi. vi. bend over as a tree
O  ei. int. showing a sudden pleasure or a pleasant surprise
ei1. n. te moan ei, te kaua ei, te katen ei: a first marriage, a second marriage, etc. 
ei2. v. to lean, to inclinen. ein te ... the inclination, direction, straight of.  ex. ein te kunnikai, te kie: grain of cloth or strands.  fig. a leaning or inclining towards.  ex. ein te nano: inclination of the heart.  v. ei-rake, eirio, ei nako: to lean towards the east, the west, to lean much.  vt. eirakea, eirioa, einakoa ...  vc. ka-eia ...  kaeinrakea, ka-einrioa, ka-einnakoa: to make lean or incline towards east ... west ... away from. 
eiei
B  éiei. vi. frequentative of ei sway to and fro. 
O  eiei. v. to sway, lean from one side to the other.  n. eiein te ... ka-eiein te ... the swaying of ...  vc. ka-eieia, kaka-eieia: to cause to sway from side to side (the top of a tree or a long rod).  see maeiei
einaberuberu
O  einaberuberu. a. afraid, cowardly
einako
B  éinako. vi. slant as a tree, fall as a slanting tree. 
O  einako. v. to lean very much ...  n. einakon ... a considerable inclinevt. einakoa
einakoa
B  éinákoa. vt. fall or come upon as a tree on a house
eiriki
B  éiriki. n. man's sister-in-law, woman's brother-in-law.  vi. have intercourse with a wife's sister
O  eiriki. n. a man's sister-in-law or a woman's brother-in-law. The sisters and cousins of a man's wife are his eiriki. The brothers and cousins of her husband are a woman's eirikivt. eirikia: to seduceeirikina: to have for brother or sister-in-law, to sin with... or seduce...  vt. to have ... to adopt as ... 
eirikia
B  eiríkia. vt. seduce a wife's sister
eitei
B  éitei. n. bird
eitéi. va. performing finely in the ruoia [chanting]. 
O  eitei. n. frigate birdex. species -- te ubaitoi, te bairaku, ten naru, or naru, te uba-itoi (young of ...).  ex. te bai raku: frigate bird with long wings.  Ten Naru ... a rare species, fictitious.  fig. te eitei (N.) te ubaitoi (S.) impostor, a parasite, living at another's expense as a frigate bird seizes fish caught by other birds.  v. to imitate the gliding of eitei when dancing -- arms extended but supple -- very elegant dancing, special to some families in the north, originated in Marakei.  ex. e eitei, te bai n eitein. a small spotted ray found in lagoon.  syn. kibakiba
G  eitei. sn. Fregata ariel arieln. lesser frigate bird (aa). 
eitei1. sn. Gregata minor palmerstonin. Greater frigate bird, Pacific frigate bird (aa) (The adult male is dark brown to black all over, with a bluish grey bill and black, brown or pink feet. It is the darkest bird of either species and is thus easily identified. The female has a dark brown or blackish head, neck and upperparts and abdomen, but the throat and breast are white. Immatures have white or rusty colored heads and patches of white on the breast and abdomen; by the shape of these patches it is possible to tell whether the bird is a male or female.). 
eka
B  éka. vt. oppose, resist, go against.  a. convalescentn. acre (ENG)
O  eka. n. acre (ENG)
eka1. v. to recover, to get better, to be convalescentn. te eka, ekan, ekanakon ... recovery, convalescence.  vc. ka-eka: to help to recover or get better.  vt. ka-eka matana: to raise eyes.  vc. ka-ekanakoa: to prolong a convalescence ... to complete convalescence. 
eka2. vt. ekaeka, ekanakoa: to overthrow, to throw down, to jostlefig. to reject, to push back, to refute, to take no notice of <ignore>. 
ekara
B  ekára. vt. begin a speech or song
O  ekara. from. ekavt. fig. to contradict, to be opposed to, to reject ...  ex. e ekarai: he rejected me, opposed my ideas.  ekara te kuna: to begin a song, a speech. 
ekaretia
B  ekarétia. n. church (GR)
O  Ekaretia. n. the Churchex. kain te Ekaretia: members of the Church.  an te Ekaretia: foundation of ... 
eke
B  éke. n. coconut of later stage than takatakaa. famous, well known, distinguished. 
O  eke. n. an old coconut.  a crisp cake of pandanus fruit.  a. crisp, crackling, dry, crustyvc. ka-ekea: to make crisp, to dry over coals, to dry up. 
eke1. from. kea and keakia. famous, renowned, celebrated, illustriousex. ba ekeke: of good stock, an illustrious family.  te ka-eke: an incantation in order to become famous.  vc. ka-ekea: to make ..., to exalt, to extol, to praise
eke2. v. ekeke. to break (with resounding noise), the action of ...  n. te kai n ekeke: a crowbar, a pick, etc. 
ekea
B  ékea. vt. drill or dig out a hole in a rock. 
O  ekea. vt. ekekea: to excavate by breaking through stone or rock.  vc. ka ekenakoa: to blow up the rock.  v. ekeanako, kaekeanakoex. N na ekea tabanoum: I'll break your skull. 
ekeke
B  ekeéke. vi. drilling or digging out a hole in a rock. 
ekira
B  ékira. n. edge or border of a matvt. finish off the edge of a mat
O  ekira. from. ekevt. to bend a dry or crisp thing, to roll up pandanus leaves, to weave the edge of a mat.  n. the finishing off of a mat, the border of a mat. 
eko
O  eko. n. a pilgrim's staff, a walking stickvt. ekoa (okoai, okoiko, okoia): to walk with a stick.  ekona, okona: to have or use a stick for walking.  syn. to oko (euph.). 
em
B  em. n. coral stone used in rasping. 
O  em. n. a coral stone, porous, soft and lightn. species of sea urchin with sharp spikes (dangerous).  syn. katuiaia (N.). 
emangaoa
O  emangaoa. vt. to dislocate, to upset, to scatter, to break up the soil.  from. e lift up and mangao in disorder. 
embaea
O  Embaea. n. empire (ENG)ex. bongin te embaea: Empire Day
embaia
B  embaia. n. empire (ENG)bk. Geog p 20. 
embera
O  embera. n. emperor (ENG)
emberoa
B  émberoa. n. emperor (ENG)
emeraori
B  émeraori. n. emerods [hemorrhoids] (ENG)
ena
O  ena. vt. to give the note, to impose one's ideas or manner, to conduct, to lead, to guidesyn. aronafrom. e
ena1. vt. to be conformed to model, to copy, to cut to pattern.  syn. ea
enarinai
O  enarinai. v. to move rapidly like ... 
enatinai
B  énatinai. vi. go toward or onto the shore, as fish when frightened. 
O  enatinai. a. move rapidly like ..., rapid as ... (canoe). 
ene
B  éne. n. very young coconut tree.  a. being in the ene stage, as a coconut tree. 
O  ene. n. a very young coconut tree, the leaves not yet split.  a. ene, enaene: abundance of ... 
enene
B  eneene. a. abounding in very young coconut trees. 
eng
B  eng. adv. yes
O  eng. adv. yesex. tao eng! perhaps sosyn. bare! bareng! barengaia! (S.).  that's so. (ba are ngaia).  v. engeng, ka engeng: to approve in word only, to say yes and do nothing, lazy, idlevc. ka-enga: to say yes, to approve, to admit
enga
B  énga. n. coral on the flats, that emits much odor. 
O  enga. n. stone or coral rock giving out a bad smell found on some beaches.  sn. Spongiairea. engaenga: covered with engaex. tabuenga raised up with ...  from. tabuki
enga1. int. enga? engara? where is it? 
L  enga. sn. Acropora & Pocillopora (Coelenterates)n. branched bush type coral
engaenga
B  engáenga. a. covered over with much enga
engiran
O  Engiran. n. England (ENG)
enna
B  'En/na. n. henna [shrub,dye] (ENG)
ennano
O  e-n-nano. n. enanoa a movement of angerv. to show, to express anger towards ... 
era
B  éra. a. stripped of coconuts.  deserted as a flat by fish
O  era. a. stripped, laid bare, without fruit, devoid of plants ... fish.  vc. ka-era: to strip, to lay bare. 
erake
B  érake. vi. run up onto the beach as a canoe or boatvi. be quick tempered. 
O  erake. v. to go up, upwards.  fig. quick temperedvc. kaerakea te wa: to beach a canoe. 
erake1. v. to fly into a passion, to flare up, to be irritated, quick tempered, susceptibleex. kakai-erake: quick-tempered, go off like a packet of crackers.  n. te erake: irascibilityvc. ka-erakea: to irritate, to rouse
eraoi
O  eraoi. a. having a good accent, good style, well cut, well made. 
ere
O  ere. v. to lop branches, to trim, to prune, to cutn. te erere: the act of ..., cutting, lopping (branches, leaves, stems). 
erea
B  érea. vt. slash
O  erea. vt. erea, ererea: to lop, to cut, to trimvc. ka-erere: cause to do lopping.  ka-ererea: to have cut or lopped, etc.  see eremao, erebaba
erebaba
O  erebaba. v. to cut a path through jungle.  n. a magic formula, a victory banquetex. e erebaba te ang: the wind destroys all before it, it opens a passage by destruction. 
erebanti
B  érebanti. n. elephant (ENG)
O  erebanti. n. elephant (ENG)
eremao
O  eremao. v. to cut down mao trees (a useless shrub, salt bush), to clear land of this noxious plant.  ex. e eremao namakaina: the moon is at its second last day (it can be seen just above or through the mao trees at 6 p.m.).  n. a banquet given by the relations of a woman who is to give birth shortly. 
erene
B  'érene. a. Grecian (GR)
O  Erene. na. Greek language, Greece (GR)
erere
B  ereére. vi. slashing. 
ererea
B  erérea. vt. frequentative of erea
eri
O  eri. n. a deep-water fish, long, slender and having four hooked fins.  syn. tauri (S.).  sn. Promichlys-prometheuss
eri1. v. erieri: to capture with a landing net (fish, birds, butterflies, insects, fowls, etc.).  vt. erieria: to catch with ...  see tiera
G  eri. sn. Promichthys prometheus (ll)
L  eri. sn. Promethichthys prometheus (gempylidae)n. snake mackeral, oil fish. 
eria
B  éria. vt. scoop, take up with a spoon or scoop.  n. spoon, scoop
O  eria. n. an ancient spoon, made from jaw-bone of fish or of wood, kind of scoop, ladlevt. eria, erieria: to eat or take with ...  vc. ka ... 
erieri
B  érieri. vi. scooping up as fish.  n. young ikaraoi
O  erieri. n. a young taro of ikaraoi species. 
erieria
B  ériéria. vt. frequentative of eria
ering
B  'Éring. n. herring (ENG)
O  ering. n. herring <fish> (ENG)
eriti
B  'eériti. n. Hades (ENG)
eta
B  éta. adv. up, on high, aboven. shore or land as contrasted with the lagoonn. heaven
O  eta. n. the top, the upper, the heavens (as opposed to the earth), the shore as opposed to the sea, the landa. high; etaeta: very high.  adv. i eta: above, ashore, overex. nako eta: upwardsmai eta: from above, from the top.  i eta i eta: far up.  see ri-eta, rietata
ete
O  ete. n. ornament, decorationv. to decorate
etete
B  etéte. vi. trimming with a fringe as a house or dressn. trimming, decoration
etetena
B  etétena. vt. trim with fringe, decorate
eti
B  éti. a. straight, not crooked, correcterectn. straightness,correctness, erectness. 
O  eti. n. rectitude, justice, justnessfig. equity, justice, straightness, righteousnessa. straight, exact, just, equitable, righteous, sensible, judicious, reasonableex. kaieti, kakaieti: easily rectified, easily straightened.  eti rake, eti rio: straight east, straight west.  eti nako: all straight.  etiruru: very straight.  vt. etirakea: to guide straight towards the sky.  syn. kaetarakeaex. e etirakea karawa: it went straight towards the heavens.  vc. kaeti: to straighten, to right, to rectify, to correct, to interpret, to put in order, to ask permission.  n. te tia kaetieti: one who corrects, puts in order, dispenses justice, judges.  te tia kakaeti: one who puts in order, intercedes, asks permission.te tia kaeti taeka: an interpreterte bong ni kaeti: the day of judgment -- last day.  te kaeti: rectification, asking permission, putting in order, a notice, a warningvc. kaeta, kaetieta, kakaeta, kakaetieta: to straighten, to rectify, to correct, to put in order, to guide towards ... to put in line or in order, to reconcile with ... 
etieti
B  étiéti. a. easily straightened out as a poor fish-hook
etinimeang
O  Etinimeang. n. a star
etirake
O  etirake. a. straight up, going straight up ... east, landwards
etirakea
O  etirakea. vt. to place upwards.  vc. kaetirakea: to stand, to place straight upwards
etirio
O  etirio. a. to be, to go, to tend downwards, westwards..., seawards
etiruru
B  étirúru. a. very straight
O  etiruru. sup. superlative of etia. very straight, stretched straight at one stroke.  vc. kaetirurua: to make ..., to cause ..., to stretch. 
eu
O  eu. v. eu, eueu, to lift up.  see euta
eua
O  Eva. n. Eve (ENG)
euangkerio
B  euangkério. n. gospel (GR)
O  Evangkerio. or. Evangerio. Gospel
eubaka
O  eubaka. v. to stumble, to falter, to trip, to slip, to make a faux pas
eueuta
B  euéuta. vt. frequentative of euta
euman
O  euman. v. to throw up the feather in the game called kabanen. te tia eueu, te tia euman: the player whose role is to do this. 
europe
O  Europe. n. Europe (ENG)
euta
B  éuta. vt. toss up as in kabane vt. lift the foot as in walking.  n. step, pace
euúta. a. much
O  euta. vt. eueuta: to raise or lift gradually; raising, throwing up, taking out in small quantities.  ex. euta waem, euta roroana: lift a foot, crane the neck.  e euta karawa Riki: Riki raised the firmament.  te eutana, ua-euta, etc.  euta ni wae: a step, a pacena. te eueutaki: gallivanting, vagabondagevc. ka-euta: to cause someone to get up, to dislodge, to movevct. eueuta, kakaeutaka: to strut, to stalk proudly, to show off, to put oneself forward.  n. te euta ni maneka: the length of a foot (measure), pacevt. euta ni maneka: measure by foot (putting one foot in front of the other). 
eutaniwae
B  éutániwae. vi. walk
ewa
B  éwa. n. crack in a boardvi. spearva. cracked as a boardva. about to become an ibonga priest or sorceror
eéwa. a. very many, very greata. impatient
O  ewa. n. abundance, quantity, a number.  a. much, numerous, abundantex. ai ewa ra!: what a lotvc. kaewaea: to increase the number or quantity. 
ewa1. n. a crack, fissure, cleft, chink, cranny, crevice (by extension), piece, debris, fragmentex. te ewa ni karau: crevice or fissure made in ground by heavy rain.  te ewa ni ben, te ewa n tou: fruits spoiled by rain or cracked open.  ex. te ewa n anti: fig. a person being taken in possession by the devil.  a. cracked, cleft, split, possessed by antiv. ewa, ewaewa: to pierce, to stabsee ewaran. te kai n ewa, te kai n ewaewa: a sharp pointed tool (harpoon, lance, spade, etc.). 
ewa2. va. to be agitatedsyn. aiwaex. e aki ewa: he is quietkakai ewa: inclined to be agitated. 
ewabana
O  ewabana. v. to riddle with arrows, to overwhelm with blows.  see karebana
ewaewa
B  ewáewa. vi. frequentative of ewa
O  ewaewa. v. to pierce, to bore, to make a hole in ... 
ewaewara
B  ewáewara. vt. frequentative of ewara
ewaewata
B  ewáewata. vt. frequentative of ewata
ewaka
B  éwaka. vt. gnaw
O  ewaka. vt. to tear, to extract, to chew something fibrous. 
ewanikarau
B  ewánikárau. n. pandanus fruit blasted more or less.  a. blighted as a pandanus fruit
ewanin
B  ewánin. n. husk of the coconut
eewánin. a. much littered or covered with coconut husks
O  ewanin. n. coconut husk with shell attached.  from. ewa and ni (perhaps). 
ewara
B  ewára. vt. pierce, stab, stick
O  ewara. vt. ewaewara: to pierce, to perforate, to bore, to run a spear through someone, to stab, to woundfrom. ewa
ewaruru
O  ewaruru. na. going directly towards, heading for, going up straight.  syn. etiruruv. kaewaruru: to cause to go...  vc. kaewarurua: to cause to go... 
ewata
B  ewáta. vt. divide or separate (idiomatic). 
O  ewata. vt. to jostle one's way through a crowd, to break through a crowd.  from. ewa
ewe
B  éwe. vi. jumpvi. err by eating forbidden foodn. jump
O  ewe. v. ewe:we. to jump, to bound, to bounce, to spread about, to move from place to place.  ex. ewerake, ewerio, ewenako: idem. towards ...  n. ewen ... eweraken, ewerion, ewenakon ... jump, bound, bouncing, propagation, going out.  a. ae eweewe: which spreads from one place to another (sickness).  vt. ka-ewea, ka-ewerakea, kaewerioa, ka-ewenakoia: to make jump, to bound, to pass over, to transpose, to transport, to carry forward.  ex. te kaewe baneawa, te kaewenei: baneawa fishing.  te kaewewe: bara fishing (at which the bait is bounced up and down). 
ewe1. n. ten ewe (who jumps) lobster, more commonly called te newe
ewea
B  éwea. vt. perform an incantation on one who has broken his taboo, or who wishes an indulgence. 
O  ewea. vt. to get over, to jump over, to make an incantation to escape ill-luck, punishment, a difficult time.  ex. eveaki: to be delivered from evil influence, to get out of a difficulty.  vc. ka-ewea: to cause to overcome difficulties. 
eweananga
O  eweananga. n. circulation of rumours, talk about projects yet secret.  vc. ka-eweananga: to carry news, to circulate rumours, plans to forecastsee ananga
eweati
B  éweæti. vi. migraten. migratee>ion. 
O  eweati. v. to travel from island to island, to travel.  vc. kaeweatia: to cause to ... 
ewebai
O  ewebai. v. to change from one thing to another.  vc. kaewebaia: to cause to do so.  n. te kaewebai
ewebike
O  ewebike. v. to go from one island to another.  syn. eweati
ewebong
O  ewebong. v. to jump a day (or days). <skip>.  vc. ka-ewebong: to cause to do so. 
eweboti
B  éweboti. vi. take or appropriate to oneself another's placen. appropriating to one's self another's place
O  eweboti. v. eweweboti: to move from one boti to another in a maneaba, to take the place of another.  vc. ka ... 
ewebwerei
B  éwebweréi. n. game of jumping the rope or over an object.  vi. play at jumping the rope. 
O  ewebwerei. v. to skip, to get over an obstacle.  vc. kaewebwereia
eweka
B  ewéka. vt. leap upon, enter earnestly upon work, similar to the slang phrase "pitch in".  n. entering earnestly upon a job
O  eweka. vt. eweweka: to jump on, to fall on, to attack, to fall upon, to fall to briskly, spiritedly.  from. ewe
ewenako
B  éwenako. vi. jump off, run about as a child ceasing to creep. 
O  ewenako. v. to jump down ... off.  a. fig. already grown up a bit (child), past baby stage, to jump, to dive, to develop ...  vc. kaewenakoa: to make ...  n. te kaewenako: food set apart in advance and transmitted for ... 
ewerake
O  ewerake. v. to leap, to get up, to arise, to grow up a little, to grow quickly.  n. te ewerake: act of getting up, leaping, growing up.  vc. ka-ewerakea: to make ... incite to, dare to, to provoke ... 
ewerongorongo
O  ewerongorongo. ex. e ewe te rongorongo. the news spreads.  v. kaewerongorongo: to spread the news, to make reportsvc. kaewea te rongorongo: idem
ewetaeka
O  ewetaeka. n. report, gossip (so they say).  v. ka-ewetaeka, kakaewetaeka: to spread news, to report, to spread abroad. 
ewetia
O  ewetia. v. to pass over the boundary or landmark.  vc. kaewetia: to make ... 
ewewe
B  eweéwe. vi. frequentative of ewe jumpn. jump
eweweboti
B  eweéweboti. vi. frequentative of eweboti
eweweka
B  eweéweka. vt. frequentative of eweka
ewewenako
B  eweéwenako. vi. jump from a height. 

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