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I
B   i. I, me
O   I. I tiku: I stay. 
B   n. I (never alone but always with verb, or predicate). 
O   N. (capital) replaces I before na, nang, the future tense. 
B   ngái. I (often emphatic). 
O   ngai1. I
Ibomoea
O   ruku. Ibomoea alba, pos-caprae convo. 
ice
B   áiti. ice
O   aiti. ice
iceberg
O   ba4. rock, reef, crag, iceberg
idea
O   iango. thought, idea, consideration, reflection, imagination, deliberation, plan, solution, fable, fairy tale, fiction
O   katautau. consent, agreement, assent, adhesion, permission, project, consideration, idea
O   tabuaiaka. of buaiaka. vague temperament ..., image ..., form approximate idea, vague idea of the nature of ... 
ideas
O   kabinanonano. one having particular, deep, mysterious ideas, tastes or desires. 
idiocy
B   kanæ/nobaba. causing idiocy
idiomatical
B   kiribéubeu. not idiomatical, stumbling in walking or talking
idiot
O   ai baba. idiot
B   áibabaa. foolish, idiotic. 
B   bæ/ba. a fool, a dunce, an idiot
B   buráei. a fool, an idiot
O   rang2. a worthless person, a nobody, an idiot
idiotic
O   mata n rang. mamata n rang (sup.) to appear like a poor person, or destitute beggar, to appear silly, idiotic, to appear rude, ill mannered, to be confused, scolded, abashed, humiliated. 
B   tabáua. foolish, idiotic
idle
O   arenang. empty idle talk. 
O   eng. engeng, ka engeng: to approve in word only, to say yes and do nothing, lazy, idle
O   mangang. not knowing what to do or where to go, idle
B   mæ/tebúaka. fruitless, profitless, useless, vain, idle, without result, to no purpose. 
O   matiketike. loose, slack. mostly used in fig. idle, soft, loose. 
O   matu. mamatu: to sleep often or much matutu, nimatutu: to slumber, to nod, to be idle, indolent. 
O   niau. slow, awkward, idle, indolent
O   noumangang. idle, soft, no energy and slightly idiot, indolent
O   toro n rang. staying too long inert, idle
idleness
O   aori. te aori: idleness, inactivity, laziness, sloth, inertia
O   taningaroti. idleness, laziness, sloth, inertia. 
O   taumangang. to kill time in idleness, nonchalance, recklessness, indolence
idol
O   anti. te boua n anti stone of the anti or idol
B   bóua. a post, a pillar, a spirit stone, an idol
O   boua. te boua n anti: a stone idol (standing up). 
G   ntibétibe. Moorish idol (sm). 
G   ntibetibei. Moorish idol (sm). 
B   tóanim'aáne. to feast as men at idol or spirit worship
idolater
O   bekan. pagan, gentile, idolater, person of bad morals, nude
idolatrous
B   tóanim'aáne. an idolatrous feast attended by men
idolize
O   baba1. babaea: love, dote on, idolize
O   nabea. nabenabea: to idolize, to care for tenderly. 
O   tabunimate. tabunimatea: to love, to cherish, to idolize
idols
O   tiriboua. to sacrifice to idols
if
O   kanga2. preceding a noun or a verb, so, as if, so to say. 
B   ngkána. when (future) if
O   ngkana. when, at the time (for the future), if (fut. cond.). 
if only
O   bia1. if only! if I could! if only you could! 
ignite
B   íbo. completely ignited as a fire in an earth oven
B   íro. ignite
O   tairo2. katairoa: to make ignite, to light up. 
igniting
O   kai ura. kakai ura igniting quickly, inflammable
ignition
O   ura1. kauran te ai: ignition, lighting of fire, kindling brought from fire, fire rites in several magical ceremonies <ceremony>. 
ignorance
O   babanga. ignorance, inaptitude
O   banga3. babanga, bangabai: ignorance
O   bangabai. ignorance
O   ro. gross ignorance, ignorance of childhood. 
ignorant
O   babanga. ignorant, inapt, unqualified, unskilful, inexpert at... 
B   bánga. to be ignorant, not to know
O   banga3. ignorant
O   bangabai. ignorant
O   nanoro. uncultured, not yet reached age of reason, uneducated, ignorant
O   tukuroro. retarded, ignorant
ignore
O   aku:a. to turn the back on, to turn away from, to ignore or pretend not to see, to despise
O   eka2. to reject, to push back, to refute, to take no notice of <ignore>. 
B   tinæ/nikua. to sit or stand in front of, to ignore one who was once a friend. 
iliac
O   babati2. te ri ni babati: hip bone, iliac
O   ri ni bebe. iliac, hip bone, ilium
ilium
O   ri ni bebe. iliac, hip bone, ilium
ill
B   ángabe. ill behaved. 
O   buakaka. kabuaka, kakabuakaka: to damage, to deteriorate, to slander, to disparage, to calumniate, to speak ill of, to dishonour, to discredit, to criticize
B   iowáwa. badness, ill behaveior. 
O   kakaiaki. having a grave sickness, mortally wounded, dangerously ill
B   mangíngia. treat a person illy as one often does when intoxicated. 
B   næ/nobúaka. revengefulness, ill will. 
B   tórobuákaka. to treat illy elderly people. 
B   wíbuaka. to speak ill
ill at ease
O   matara. embarrassed, ill at ease (as after a quarrel, a reconciliation). 
O   mwebuaka. uncomfortable, insecure, ill at ease
O   nangora. ill at ease in bed, uncomfortable, badly wedged, anxious
O   nibara. uncomfortable, ill at ease
O   nibaraeakina. to suffer from being uncomfortable, ill at ease
ill-behaved
B   iowáwa. bad, ill-behaved, ugly
B   téte. ill-behaved
O   wa buaka. bad comportment, ill behaved in society or family, to be in an awkward situation for taking action. 
ill chance
O   butikara. untimely meeting, ill chance
ill dispose
O   unra. displease, vex, ill dispose
ill-disposed
B   téiabuáka. ugly, ill-disposed, treating unkindly
illegitimate
O   nati ni marae. a bastard, illegitimate child (abandoned more or less). 
O   tama1. te nati n tama: a bastard, illegitimate child. 
ill fated
O   matara1. ill fated, inauspicious
ill fitting
O   tikibuaka. not taut, loose, not well fitted, badly dressed, ill fitting (clothes). 
ill kept
O   burabura n rang. badly dressed, ill kept, not living up to social rank. 
ill luck
O   aitara. aitara buaka: unsuitable, not matching, disproportioned, n suitable, to come unseasonably, ill luck
O   bakabuaka. ill luck
O   bakara1. unlucky, ill luck (in marriage only). 
O   bora1. ill luck, bad luck. 
O   bua n anti. ti a bua n anti ra! how unlucky we are!, extraordinary ill luck
O   buanibai. damage happened, loss sustained, ill luck
O   butare. bubutare, boi tare (S.). privation, want, ill luck at fishing
O   maniwaira. hurtful, which brings ill luck
O   tekebuaka. ill luck
O   tekera. unlucky, unfortunate, to have ill luck, etc. 
O   wa n ra. wanra: to bring disappointments, ill luck
O   wara1. (1) wara going badly, turning out badly, ill luck
O   wia buaka. ka wia buaka: to make ..., to cause failure, ill luck
ill-manner
B   máurea. ill-mannered, too bold
B   máureka. ill-mannered. 
ill mannered
O   angabee. ungrateful, rude, ill mannered
O   baibuaka1. rude, illmannered, improper in manners and act, filthy, dirty, insulting
O   be1. angabe: ill mannered
B   kamáurea. to charge a child with being ill-mannered
O   mata n rang. mamata n rang (sup.) to appear like a poor person, or destitute beggar, to appear silly, idiotic, to appear rude, ill mannered, to be confused, scolded, abashed, humiliated. 
ill natured
O   ako. aki ako: heedless, careless, naughty, ill natured, mischievous, wicked, brutal, coarse, rude, uncouth, etc. 
illness
O   bungibung. illness after childbirth
B   kantungáunga. indisposed to effort as through illness or weariness. 
O   toba. n tobatoba: illness after childbirth. 
ill prepared
O   taubuaka. ill prepared
ill sounding
O   tangibuaka. discordant, ill sounding, shocking. 
ill timed
O   butikara. butikaraea: to meet at unseasonable time, ill timed meeting. 
illtreat
O   aine. bakainea, babakainea: to neglect, to illtreat
O   aneka1. aki-aneka: to ill treat, to treat badly. 
B   b'áinikirína. to persecute, to abuse, to ill-treat
O   bainikirina. to illtreat someone in any way, to torment, to persecute, to mock, etc. 
O   bakaea1. babakaea; to ill treat, to neglect, not take care of... 
O   bakaine. bakainea, babakainea: to neglect a person one has charge of, not to take good care of... to ill treat... 
O   kano aro. to ill treat persons in one's care, as old people or adopted children. 
O   manra. manraea: to ill treat
O   marua. kamarua: to lose, to mislay, to kill, to assassinate, to attack a lone person, to ill treat, to wound. 
O   tiribai. to ill treat,, to treat cruelly
ill treated
O   kana ni kai. instrument of pleasure. victim ill treated. formerly a warrior's conquest or captive
ill treating
B   bákake. to engage in ill treating a foster child. 
illuminate
O   ai17. to glimmer, to illuminate, to sparkle, to shine
O   ainga1. ainga:: to illuminate, to light up
O   aokabu. ka-aokabu: to cover with light, illuminate
O   manimaninia. to decorate, to illuminate, to make designs on, to embroider
illuminated
O   ainga1. to be lit up, to be illuminated
O   aokabu. illuminated, lit up, having halo. 
illumination
O   ai17. glimmer, light, spark, radiance, illumination
O   ainga1. te ainga: a glimmer, glitter, illumination
illusion
O   airua. te airua: confusion, mistake, error, blunder, illusion; kaairua: to confound
O   buroburo. visionary, illusion, mirage
O   taramata. optical illusion, hallucination, mirage
illustrious
O   eke1. famous, renowned, celebrated, illustrious
O   kakannato. renowned, glorious, famous, illustrious, eminent, distinguished
ill-will
B   næ/nomæ/raki. ill-will, a disposition to retaliate. 
B   wináine. to prompt ot ill will or hostility to one's parents or near relatives as a wife or her husband
image
O   banna. a drawing, design, figure, image, picture, sketch, diagram, photo
O   tabuaiaka. of buaiaka. vague temperament ..., image ..., form approximate idea, vague idea of the nature of ... 
O   tam. kindred soul, own image
O   tamnei. soul, spirit, picture, image, portrait, photograph, tableau, statue
imagination
O   iango. thought, idea, consideration, reflection, imagination, deliberation, plan, solution, fable, fairy tale, fiction
imagine
O   iango. iangoa: to consider, to meditate on, to think about, to imagine
O   karika. kakarika: to create, to procreate, to beget, to conceive, to found, to commence, to invent, to imagine, institute
O   kune. kunea, kukunea, kunekunea: to invent, to guess, to imagine, to find. 
B   táku. to say, to think, to suppose, to imagine
imbecile
O   baba1. imbecility, silliness, foolishness, imbecile, fool, simpleton
O   burababa. having appearance of a fool, imbecile
O   nanobaba. silly, foolish, imbecile, simple
imbecility
O   baba1. imbecility, silliness, foolishness, imbecile, fool, simpleton
imbed
B   kaibóbua. to imbed more firmly as a stick for husking coconuts. 
imitate
O   bai ni man. bainimanraoa, bainimanraea: to imitate... well, badly. 
O   iri2. kakai-iri (kakairi): to let oneself be led, easily led, to imitate
B   kaitóana. to imitate
B   kakáiri. to imitate
O   katoto. katoto: to imitate, to reproduce, to copy, to mimic
B   kato:toóa. to imitate or mimic
O   katotonga. to imitate, to ape, to reproduce
O   manta. katau manta: to imitate, to take off. 
O   mwi. toua mwina: to walk in the footsteps of, to imitate
O   tou mwi. toua mwiu, toua mwim: to take after, take example from, to follow in the footsteps of ..., to imitate
O   uamwi. uamwiu, uamwim. to try to follow in the footsteps of, the example of, to imitate ... 
O   uana. seek to attain, to contest with, to imitate, to take for model, ... example
imitating
B   katoóto. to engage in imitating or mimicking
B   katoóto. the act of imitating or mimicking
imitation
O   katoto. imitation, model, copy, reproduction, mimic. 
immaculate
O   immakurata. immaculate, without stain. 
immense
O   abakaei. big, very big, immense
immerse
O   inako. to sink, to immerse, to founder, to go down. 
O   inako. ka-inakoa: to make ..., to immerse, to plunge
B   káteboa. to immerse, to plunge under. 
immigrant
B   úbaraa. flood a country as immigrants. 
imminent
O   uramai. near, imminent, impending (S.). 
immoderate
O   nanoati. unsatiated, insatiable, immoderate
O   ngeta. envious, immoderate, greedy, passionate
immolate
O   kareana. to make a gift, an offering, to give as a present, to sacrifice, to immolate, to put an ingredient in oil to perfume it. 
O   tiringa. to hit, to beat, to kill, to immolate, to massacre, to assassinate
immoral
O   kamara1. (literal and figurative). dirty, soiled, unclean, corrupted, filthy, impure, unchaste, lewd, immoral
B   kana. to live an immoral life. 
immortal
O   mate. ae aki mamate: immortal, imperishable, inextinguishable, immortality. 
immovable
B   nÉne. firm, immovable, fixed, stiff, steady as the wind. 
immune
O   kaina. e kainaki, bonotaki aona: he is immune from evil, immunized, preserved from ... 
immunize
O   bonota. (magic) to hinder, to prevent, to immunize, to secure beforehand, to protect against bad sorcery
O   bunna1. bunnia: immunize, to protect against evil spell or sorcery, to impose the punna
immutable
O   takebono. immutable, intractable, irreducible in refusal, not heeding order of commands. 
impartial
O   bairaoi. bairaroi. handy, skilful, clever, expert, generous, impartial
impartiality
O   boraoi. equality, evenness, regularity, conformity, accord, agreement, fairness, impartiality
impassable
O   bonomata. e bono matana, e bono matan te rawa: the entrance of the passage is impassable on account of waves. 
impassible
O   iku1. impassible, imperturbable, invulnerable, hardened, firm tough, leathery, tenacious, etc. 
O   inamatoa. impassible, implacable, tenacious, hard, obstinate ... 
O   kamaneanikun. imperturbable, impassible, invulnerable, seeming not to feel or hear (ae aki muti). 
O   kamateanibai. hardened, insensible, indifferent, impassible, imperturbable, intrepid
O   kangkai. insensible, impassible, virile, imperturbable
O   koroiku. e iku, e koro ikuna, e kakoro iku: insensible, impassible, hardened (without fear, without being moved), not answering, going forward head down. 
O   mateanikun. without feeling, impassible, imperturbable, insensible, etc. 
O   maten. numb, insensible, impassible
impassive
O   ainga. sensitive, emotional; aki inga: hard hearted, impassive
impatience
O   taenoa. tataenoa, taenoanoa, taenoa nako: haste, hurry, urgency, impatience, precipitation
impatient
B   eéwa. impatient
O   inga1. to be impatient, to desire ardently, to hasten, to be eager to ..., <enthusiastic>, to accomplish ardently, zealously
B   ingáinga. impatientce in waiting for the time to eat or go
B   ingáinga. be impatient to eat or to go in advance. 
O   ingata. to be impatient for ..., a great desire for (ingata nakon ...), ingainga
O   kururu. worried, impatient, agitated, torn between several contrary desires. 
O   nanobotabota. ardent soul, active ..., impatient ardour, feverish activity. 
O   nanoingainga. impatient, zealous, active
O   rebe n nano. an impatient movement, outburst of anger, of irritation, to be beside oneself ..., a fit of impatience, rage, anger. 
B   tæ/rotuaa. to speak impatiently of, as of a troublesome child
impede
O   bairemwe. kabairemwea: to keep late, to slow down, to impede work. 
O   rotu. to impede, to contradict, to counteract
O   tautau. (2) to hold, to grab, to impede from fighting. 
O   tinea. e tinea te manga: he hung on to a branch, to hinder the movement, to impede the progress, to hold back, to retard by slowness, by being towed behind. 
O   tinerua1. to impede, to hold back, to retard in every way. 
O   tuka. tutuka, tukatuka: to hinder, to impede, to stop, to embarrass, to put obstacle in way, to be opposed, to thwart
impeding
O   angitaba. contrary wind, opposing, impeding... 
impel
O   wakina. wawakina: to push forward, to carry out, to impel, to proceed with an idea, to pursue actively ..., to make affairs progress, advance
impending
O   uramai. near, imminent, impending (S.). 
imperative
B   æn. sign of the imperative ( intensive or polite). 
B   na. sign of the future or imperative
O   tua3. te taetae n tuatua: the imperative
imperfect
O   buretata. full of mistakes, faults, very imperfect, full of defects. 
O   ra5. denuded, unfavourable, impure, imperfect, etc. 
imperfections
O   taubururu. imperfections in one's work. 
imperious
O   kariri. to hold oneself stiff, straight, to be imperious, imposing
O   katoki tongo. authoritative, dominating, imperious, domineering
imperishable
O   mate. ae aki mamate: immortal, imperishable, inextinguishable, immortality. 
O   mauna. ae aki mamauna: imperishable, indelible
imperturbable
O   iku1. impassible, imperturbable, invulnerable, hardened, firm tough, leathery, tenacious, etc. 
O   kamaneanikun. imperturbable, impassible, invulnerable, seeming not to feel or hear (ae aki muti). 
O   kamateanibai. hardened, insensible, indifferent, impassible, imperturbable, intrepid
O   kangkai. insensible, impassible, virile, imperturbable
O   kunimatoa. resisting, insensible, imperturbable
O   mateanikun. without feeling, impassible, imperturbable, insensible, etc. 
imperviousness
O   mano. imperviousness
impetuous
O   baibati. vehement, strong, impetuous, (wind, sound). 
implacable
O   Bouru. te tia Bouru: a fierce warrior, implacable
O   inamatoa. impassible, implacable, tenacious, hard, obstinate ... 
B   káinamæ/toa. implacable
implant
O   unika1. ununika: to plant, to implant, to establish, to sow, to set up
impolite
O   kaburati. vulgar, impolite, disgusting, surly, crabbed
O   maninganinga n rang. badly brought up, impolite, unsociable, etc. 
O   tete. detested. detested for his bad manners, boldness, impolite, pretentious, curious, importunate
impoliteness
O   matauninga. to be offended, hurt, suffer an impoliteness, an insult
importance
O   bonga. value, importance, utility (from bong length of time). 
O   manena. manen te ... manena. use, value, importance
O   rawata. physical or moral oppression, dangerous sickness, severe wound, gravity, moral seriousness, importance
important
O   akaka. e akaka?: is it very important
O   autaki. autakia, ka autakia. to make oneself important, to require pressing, to make people wait. 
O   bonga. e bongana, ae bongana, iai bongana: valuable, important, useful
O   bongana. useful, valuable, important
O   kakaaomata. to act the important, to think oneself important
O   maneuna. mamaneuna, kamaneuna. valuable, important, useful, pr
importunate
O   bakaonon. an importunate beggar. 
O   kabetai. kakabetai: importunate, one coming back incessantly to a place, to a work or action without a reason. 
O   maurea. impudent, free and easy, importunate
O   meme. annoying, boring, tiresome, troublesome, importunate
O   memerake. (2) to constrain, to importunate
O   memeto. very annoying, turbulent, importunate, tiresome, troublesome
O   mra1. mramra, mura, muramura: importunate
O   nimroroko. to importunate, to keep coming back in an attempt to gain cause. 
O   reberake. turbulent, petulant, importunate, curious, vexing. 
O   tabare. tatapare, taparepare, tabaretua: turbulent, mischievous, importunate, upsetting, disturbing ... 
O   tete. detested. detested for his bad manners, boldness, impolite, pretentious, curious, importunate
O   tokobeka. of tokonono. very annoying, ... vexing, upsetting, importunate
O   tokoie. very importunate, annoying by heedlessness, folly, want of common-sense. 
O   wa ni mate. wanimate, bakanimate: importunate person. 
O   waruta. wawaruta: to pull, to nibble (bait), to importunate, to annoy by pulling, tugging. 
importune
O   binenea. to importune, to entreat, to demand with insistence, to coax
O   karebo. kareboa: to intrude into, among, to inconvenience by gossip or idle talk, to importune
O   karemereme. to importune, to inconvenience, to put obstacle, to interfere, to meddle unduly, to intrude
O   taie. (vague meaning) to importune, continually changing subject of conversation. 
O   tokomeme. katokomemea: to importune, to upset, to vex, to worry
impose
O   angabai. ka-angabaia: to impose a tax on, to make subject to tax or duty, etc. 
O   ena. to give the note, to impose one's ideas or manner, to conduct, to lead, to guide
O   kantangangaea. to impose a heavy task on someone, to overwork, to harass
imposing
O   kakauba. imposing by loquacity. 
O   kannangaki. kakannangaka: to think majestic or imposing (pers.). 
O   kariri. to hold oneself stiff, straight, to be imperious, imposing
impostor
O   eitei. te eitei (N.) te ubaitoi (S.) impostor, a parasite, living at another's expense as a frigate bird seizes fish caught by other birds. 
O   mamana. te tia mamana te aba: impostor, cheat, deceiver, liar, quack
O   uarao. imposture, lying, humbug, liar, braggart, impostor
imposture
O   uarao. imposture, lying, humbug, liar, braggart, impostor
O   uaraoa. to lie to ..., to cheat, to trick by lies, humbug, fabulous tales, impostures. 
impotence
O   ntokotoko. incapable of effort, impotence (fatigue, hunger, illness, old age). 
impotent
O   wae1. (1) te wae: a freak coconut with no kernel, barren woman, impotent man, dried up fruit, freak, good for nothing. 
impoverishing
O   taeare. kataeare, kataearea: impoverishing, exhausting, ruinous. 
imprecation
O   karere-anti. curse, imprecation
O   wauwi. curse, malediction, imprecation
impregnate
O   ninia. to impregnate, to infuse, to insinuate
O   turu. clearly <clear> marked, stamped in clear colour, distinct, impregnated with strong odour
impregnated
O   ibaba. e ari n ibaba: it is impregnated with gall, full of bitterness (flesh of fish). 
impress
O   taonanoa. to force, to press, to make impression on, to force the will of ..., to impress upon. 
O   turubaka. bakaturuturu, turubakabaka. to make strong impression on, ... in. 
O   utikun. kautikun: it is thrilling, exhilarating <exhilarate>, elating <elate>, exciting <excite>, interesting, captivating <captivate>, impressive, horrifying. 
impressed
O   akai. e bo akaiu, akaiam, etc.: sensitive of, or impressed by an act of kindness. 
impression
O   katuru1. to press down hard, to stamp, to make impression on. 
O   namakin. impression, sentiment, sensation
O   ninia. to make impression, to touch
imprint
O   baituru. baiturua: to imprint, to stamp, to mark
imprisonment
B   kabáebae. the act of binding, imprisonment, confinement, a running into debt
improbable
O   mauanti. kamauanta ...: improbable
improper
O   baibuaka1. rude, illmannered, improper in manners and act, filthy, dirty, insulting
O   buaka. bad, wrong, unbecoming, improper, offensive, false, unjust, insufficient, etc. 
O   ra5. bad, defective, improper, disagreeable, constrained, striped,. 
improve
O   karaoiroi. to speak well of, to bless, to justify, to improve, to ameliorate
improvement
O   manana1. (used mostly in coupound words) nimanana: improvement in health, getting better
improvidence
B   kakim'aángu. to cause improvidence
B   kib'ána. shiftlessness, improvidence
improvident
B   kab'ána. improvident, given to loafing. 
B   kim'aángu. improvident, by eating more than is necessary. 
B   kim'aáuau. improvident, wasteful
imprudent
O   kaoanikai. dangerous, perilous, imprudent, presumptuous
impudence
O   maurake. effrontery, impudence
B   uauaámoa. impudence, sauciness
impudent
O   auba. aki auba: bold, daring, impudent, audacious
O   kaumata. brazenfaced, shameless, impudent, free, familiar (much like kangi mata). 
O   maurea. impudent, free and easy, importunate
O   mautete1. impudent, bold
B   uaámoa. saucy, haughty, impudent, bold-faced
impudicity
O   kamara1. stain, dirtiness, uncleanness, impurity, impudicity, immorality. 
impulsive
O   aotakaka. scared, impulsive
O   ao-takaakiau. a. idem. impulsive, emotional
O   reme. ka-remereme: to act without thinking, thoughtlessly, impulsively, to embarrass by importunity. 
impure
O   auau1. impure contact or touch
O   bareka. muddy, blotted, spotted, impure, filthy, dusty
O   buakaka. bad, evil, wicked, naughty, vicious, malicious, pernicious, hurtful, disagreeable, dirty, impure, unfit
O   kamaira. filthy, impure
O   kamara1. (literal and figurative). dirty, soiled, unclean, corrupted, filthy, impure, unchaste, lewd, immoral
O   kammaira. dirty, impure, unclean, disgraceful, disgusting
O   ra5. denuded, unfavourable, impure, imperfect, etc. 
impurity
O   bareka. dirt, grime, filth, stain, impurity
O   buakaka. badness, malice, wickedness, vice, sin, obscenity, impurity, flaw, sexual organs. 
O   rakunene. the God of impurity. seducer of Nei Karua, native of Maiana-Abaiang. 
impute
O   kanotona. kanutuna (S.?) to attribute, to impute, to charge, to accuse
O   katuna. (2) to accuse, to impute to, to attribute to. 
in
B   i. at, in, by, with
O   I1. in, at, with, by (not followed by article. 
B   n. in, at, to, by, with, of n
O   n1. of, in, at, by, for, with, as
B   ni. in, at, to, by, with, of
O   ni. euph. for n. at, in, for, to (used before b, k, m, ng, p, w). 
inactive
O   ntaninganinga. inactive, inert, lymphatic, with no initiative, afraid of effort. 
O   ntorotoro. inactive, lazy
O   toka-nei-moa-aine. inactive, inert, waiting (like fowl hatching eggs), timorous, pusillanimous, waiting foolishly. 
inactivity
O   aori. te aori: idleness, inactivity, laziness, sloth, inertia
inapt
O   babanga. ignorant, inapt, unqualified, unskilful, inexpert at... 
inaptitude
O   babanga. ignorance, inaptitude
O   kibana. inaptitude for work, good for nothing. 
inarticulate
O   bananiman. a roar, cry of animal, inarticulate sounds, gibberish of sleeper, a grunt, a growl
inattentive
O   arei1. inattentive, careless, giddy
inaugurate
O   uki1. kauka, kakauka, kaukauka: to open, to uncover, to disclo to inaugurate, to permit. 
inauguration
O   kaura2. kauraura, kaurauran: inauguration
O   korouma. inauguration of house with festivities (after cutting thatch). 
inauspicious
O   matara1. ill fated, inauspicious
incantate
B   uriæ/nibatia. incantate a person in order to make him strong
incantation
B   b'áib'ain. a heathen marriage ceremony attended with incantations. 
B   b'ainatáei. an incantation over a child
O   bainataei. 1. an incantation over a child (formerly). 
O   bainimanea1. to make an incantation over a person to make them strong, virile. 
B   b'áinræ/ngiræ. to practice incantations. 
B   b'ainræ/ngiræ. to perform incantations upon. 
O   bineang. binebinera: to make an incantation to get wind. 
B   binebínera. to do the wind with an incantation that it may blow. 
O   bino1. an incantation to get back a woman (done in turning a binobino very rapidly and allowing the wind to whistle into the opening). 
B   bónota. an instrument for incantation, sometimes a cord tied at the neck sometimes an ibu
B   búngira. to do an incantation to a canoe for its success. 
O   eke1. te ka-eke: an incantation in order to become famous. 
B   éwea. perform an incantation on one who has broken his taboo, or who wishes an indulgence. 
O   ewea. to get over, to jump over, to make an incantation to escape ill-luck, punishment, a difficult time. 
B   íkanibínebine. fish said to be caught through incantation
O   ikanibinebine. fish taken by incantation
B   iráuea. pan leaf bound on the arm in an incantation
B   itítibino. certain incantation for putting a person to sleep in order to steal his property
O   ititibino. incantation with binobino to put victim asleep in order to steal or murder, etc. 
B   kabikóukou. to engage in incantation in order to cause to conceive
O   kabikoukou. an incantation to promote conception. 
B   kábingao. a form of incantation over a child. 
O   kabingao. kabingaongao stinking, foul, an incantation over a new-born baby during three days to render it offensive to malevolent spirits. 
B   kábuai. an incantation for making the beard to grow. 
O   kabuai. an incantation to make beard grow. 
B   káeke. a certain incantation performed for the purpose of helping the patient to become famous. 
O   kaeke. an incantation to procure celebrity; 
B   káinikaba. a certain incantation
B   kanángaraoi. a certain incantation
O   kanangaraoi. an incantation to be lucky. 
B   káninima. a certain incantation in which a certain drink is taken. 
B   karáeb'ari. the half of a frond of a young coconut tree over the shoulder for ornament or incantation
B   kárake. to engage in a certain incantation for detecting a criminal
B   karáoi. a young coconut, the onibua well oiled for purposes of incantation
B   kárara. to caw as a bird, to engage in chanting, before the performance of an incantation
O   karei. an incantation against large Cetacea
O   karona1. to massage around a tumour, to make an incantation to cure ... 
B   karuóia. to prepare for the ruoia by incantation, to start ruoia
O   karuotari. an incantation for fishing nets before putting them in the sea for first time. 
B   karuotæ/ria. to release one by incantation from a taboo umposed. 
B   kátabun. not provided, as a canoe, with a success-giving incantation
B   katángibino. a certain incantation, a summons
B   kátarai. a form of incantation
O   katarai. an incantation on these leaves. 
B   katéikoíngira. an incantation
B   kateiriária. a certain incantation
O   kateiriaria. an incantation to drive away an evil presence. 
O   katibabu (?). a form of incantation
B   káuti. to go before sunrise to the weather side to perform an incantation
B   káwai. to engage in performing an incantation in order to make the beard grow. 
O   kawi. coconut shell or long vase used formerly for incantations, bottle
B   koíngira. an incantation
O   koingira. te katei koingira: an incantation to stop groans, deathrattle. 
B   kóriri. the extreme portion of a coconut leaf used in incantation
B   namæ/nama. performa certain incantation
B   nibuníni. a certain mode of incantation
B   níbuninía. to perform a certain incantation on one. 
O   nimnainai. (2) incantation to provoke mutual love. 
O   ningoningo. (4) a sort of humming or incantation to bring on sleep. 
B   nínibéte. to engage in serving a person to an incantation for giving skill in climbing. 
O   ninibete. good climber, incantation to produce lightness. 
O   noubaibai. Nei Noubaibai, Nei Nimnainai: a scoop net which has had incantation to make fish slow like a sole (fish), baibai
B   núna. to perform an incantation on the head
B   ói. perform an incantation before fishing on the flats
O   oi1. an incantation for this kind of fishing
B   ráiti. an incantation at divorce, a side glimpse at a person passing by. 
O   raiti. an incantation for div. 
B   rákea. to initiate a new or second form of incantation
B   tabeátu. an incantation for the dead
B   tábekanátu. a posthumous incantation, a fetish
O   taboingana. v.t. to make incantation on end of canoe, to protect it by ... 
B   tabunéa. an incantation, sorcery
B   taeráwata. to impart courage to a man once wounded by incantation
O   taima. taiman te ria: a chant to whet the appetite, incantation to inspire composers. 
B   tæ/natæna. a form of incantation whereby to secure favor in the eyes of a woman
B   tæ/noa. to sand a person in an incantation
O   tarota. (2) to make an incantation on toddy knife, on weapons. 
O   taua-ni-nne. to engage in performing an incantation to prevent early senility
B   tóbi. to serve as a midwife with incantations. 
B   tóbina. to practice an incantation on a woman in travail
B   úkire. incantation in the use of the little finger. 
B   ukiréa. assault a person with a little finger incantation
B   uriæ/nibati. incantation for increasing strength
B   wáira. to perform a certain incantation
B   wairaáea. to subject a person to the effects of a certain incantation
B   wan/re. to practice a certain incantation in order to impart skill in throwing. 
B   wanréa. to perform a certain incantation upon. 
B   wáwi. an incantation to produce death. 
incantations
B   b'ainatáeia. to practice incantations over a child
B   káwi. a long coconut-shell bottle used in incantations
B   tæ/rota. to perform incantations on a weapon
O   taua ni mwi. tauanimwia: to keep, to attach (person) by means of charms, magical incantations
incapable
O   bana1. bana banabana, kibana, kibanabana, aobanabana, nanobana, nanobanabana, manibana, manibanabana: without any resistance or spring or energy, soft, flabby, limp, inconsistent, indolent, incapable, good for nothing. 
O   banga3. to be inept, incapable
O   kabana. kabanabana deceptive, good for nothing, hopeless, most incapable
O   maunganga. incapable, good for nothing. 
incense
O   ribano. incense
incertitude
O   nanobebebebe. hesitation, groping, wavering, incertitude, tergiversation
incessantly
O   wibeka. to talk incessantly, to exaggerate, to romance, to tell lies in joking <joke>. 
incest
B   kakaníkira. incest ( in a milder form ). 
O   kanikira. incest
O   karikira. incest
O   rikibuaka. karikibuaka or karikira: incest
inch
B   in/ti. inch
O   inti. inch
incidental
O   manenanti. unexpected, surprising, rare, incidental
incision
O   kaibake. tobacco plant, incision, graft
O   korea. irr. korokorea: to cut, to carve, to cut up, to make an incision, to engrave, to inscribe, to operate, etc. 
O   koro3. koro, korokoro: to cut, to make an incision, to inscribe, to operate, to cut out, to engrave
O   makoro. a cut, incision, section, fraction, part, chapter. te makorona, uamakoro,tenimakoro, etc. 
incisive
O   kateke1. kateketeke, kakateketeke: sharp, pointed, keen, incisive, thorny
incisors:
O   moaniwi. (1) incisors: front teeth <tooth>. 
O   wi. te moa ni wi: front teeth, incisors
incite
O   beku. kaibekua, idem. kabekua: to urge to work, to incite ... 
O   bukea. to cause to increase, to expand, to open up, to urge, to incite, to encourage, to give scope to. 
O   butu. to incite, to force. 
O   ira6. ka-iraea: to incite to rob. 
O   kainonoa. to close tightly, to lock securely, to urge, to force, to incite
O   kairoa. inflame, incite the ardour, set going. 
B   kamataái. to incite to covetousness. 
O   ribinano. ribinanoa: to incite, to attract, to win the heart. 
O   tebona. (2) tebona, tetebona: to insist strongly with ..., to incite, to press, to push, to force, to compel ..., to ... 
B   únga. encouraged, incited. 
O   wina. wiwina: to incite by words, to suggest, to inspire, to counsel
B   wíremwe. to prompt as a learner, to incite, to suggest to. 
O   wiwi. to counsel, to suggest, to hint, to insinuate, to inspire, to incite
O   wiwina. idem. to incite to ..., to inspire a project to ... 
inclination
O   banga2. to have the custom of ... habit of ... craze, inclination to ... 
O   bungibung. to have an affection, an inclination for ... 
O   ei2. ein te ... the inclination, direction, straight of. 
O   nano1. soul, conscience, hearts, will, desire, sentiment, opinion, conviction, disposition, inclination, etc. 
O   nano2. nano n, nano ni: to have a taste for ..., an inclination to ..., a weakness for, to be inclined towards. 
incline
O   batete. te kabatete: incline or slope, a ramp, a sliding game, toboggan
O   ei2. to lean, to incline
O   einako. einakon ... a considerable incline
B   kababaátei. to incline, to cant
B   kab'átikua. to bow, to bend, to incline as the head or body. 
B   kánimatutúa. to incline one to nod
O   karaea1. to lean, to incline sideways. 
O   karara3. to incline, to cause to ..., to cause to lean against. 
O   mamarake. to aspire after, to incline towards ... with hands, eyes, to attach oneself to (as a child to its mother), to approach towards ... (fish to a bait). 
O   rabe. karabea: to make incline
O   rae1. karaea: to make deviate, to divert, to incline, to turn away, to slant, etc. 
O   rangaie. to lean over, to incline (canoe in sailing). 
O   rara1. to lean, to incline. rara-rio, rara-rake, rara-nako: lean to east, ... west, ... right over. 
inclined
B   b'átete. inclined, sloping, at an angle, more or less steep, as the ground. 
B   ráe. inclined, as the head, to one side. 
O   rurutei1. a steep slope, sharply inclined roof. 
inclined to
O   ma4. to some nouns to give the meaning of a little, barely, as if, inclined to
inclines
O   bakario. e bakario tai: the sun inclines towards the west. 
include
O   reketa. ko reketai: you include me with the others. 
included
O   reketira. to be mixed up in an affair, to be included, caught amongst the culprits. 
inclusively
O   naba. also, as well, included, inclusively, with, as well as
incommoded
B   tæ/nibæba. crowded or incommoded by much stuff. 
incomplete
O   korobuaka. incomplete
O   kororo. short, too short, incomplete, bandy legged
O   toabuaka. odd number, not in pairs, incomplete
O   toara. wanting, not enough, without partner, help, second, opposite, odd number, incomplete, badly seconded <insufficient>. 
inconsiderate
O   moti ro1. blind judgement, unreasonable, inconsiderate
inconsiderately
O   ie n tababa. to lose one's head, to act precipitately and inconsiderately like a fool. 
O   manrerei. taetae ni manrerei: to speak inconsiderately
inconsistent
O   bana1. bana banabana, kibana, kibanabana, aobanabana, nanobana, nanobanabana, manibana, manibanabana: without any resistance or spring or energy, soft, flabby, limp, inconsistent, indolent, incapable, good for nothing. 
inconstancy
O   botumara. inconstancy, discouragement
B   ruomarákerake. fickle mindedness, inconstancy of regard. 
inconstant
O   bita. nanobibitaki: changeable, inconstant
O   botumara. kabotumara: to cause one to be inconstant, fickle. 
B   iráira. inconstant
B   næ/nobítaki. inconstant, subject to change of opinion
O   nanobitaki. inconstance. a. inconstant, changing
B   rírikáua. inconstant, fickle
O   rurua n nano. ruannano, ruruanano: inconstant, frivolous, whimsical, unfaithful, changeable. 
B   ruruæ/næno. inconstant, fickle minded. 
inconvenience
O   anga raa. ka-angara: to embarrass or inconvenience
O   angabuaka. ka-angabuaka: to present the wrong side, to inconvenience, to give trouble to. 
B   kabúantaawa. to cause loss or inconvenience
O   karebo. kareboa: to intrude into, among, to inconvenience by gossip or idle talk, to importune
O   karemereme. to importune, to inconvenience, to put obstacle, to interfere, to meddle unduly, to intrude
O   manga2. inconvenience
inconvenient
O   anga raa. to come on the wrong side, to be badly placed, be inconvenient, not handy
O   angabuaka. inconvenient
incorrigible
O   kaunaki rake. to be or become more and more irritable, obstinate, intractable, incorrigible
increase
O   angi. ka angia: to multiply, to augment, to increase
O   baibati. kabaibati banami: increase the volume of voices. 
O   bati. kabata: to increase the quantity, to augment
O   bubuki. bubukerake; to get larger, to increase in volume. 
O   bukea. to cause to increase, to expand, to open up, to urge, to incite, to encourage, to give scope to. 
O   bungati. kabungata: to multiply, to augment, to increase, etc. 
O   bungira1. odd number of things over, after a distribution, to increase the number in each share with what was over. 
O   bunnata. to augment, to increase the quantity, the heap, the mass. 
O   ewa. kaewaea: to increase the number or quantity. 
O   kabata. to multiply, to increase
B   kabæ/tia. to make much or many, to increase
B   kábunna. to procure much of, to increase
O   kabunnata. to multiply, to augment, to increase, to amplify very much. 
B   káirake. to increase, to make progress. 
O   kakerakea. to push upwards or forwards, to increase
B   kam'áita. to increase, to make much, or many, to multiply
B   kam'áiti. increase, multiplication
O   kamaiti. kamaita: to multiply, to augment, to increase
B   karáka. to increase
B   karíaráea. to increase, to make more or larger
B   kaátia. to increase the quantity, to make more or larger
O   katia. to increase, to augment quantity, to put more. 
B   kóanako. to increase in size as a rent. 
O   maiti. kamaitia: to multiply, to increase
B   ræ/ben. to increase in size perpendicularly as the batua when about to fight. 
B   ráka. to increase
B   ráka. a pace, increase
O   raka. raka, raraka, rakaraka: to exceed, to surpass, to augment, to increase, to exaggerate, to spread out
O   raka rake. increase (on the top, towards the top). 
B   rákarake. an increase
B   rarákanako. to increase in size by spreading
O   rikirake. growth, development, progress, increase
B   riríkirake. to continue to increase
B   tókarake. to increase in price
O   utuaki. to increase, develop (pain, sickness): recrudescence of swelling through meddling with ... 
increases
O   bunnai. which swells, increases, augments (as dough in rising or rice in cooking). 
increasing
B   karákaraka. to engage in increasing
O   kariteirake. increasing in intensity (pain). 
O   raka nako. going on increasing, augmenting, surpassing, spreading out, expanding, stretching out. 
B   rib'aáb'a. fresh and constant, or increasing as the wind
O   ribaba1. to go on increasing, getting worse, spreading (wind, heat, sickness). 
incriminate
O   bukina. to accuse, to inculpate, to incriminate, to denounce, to suspect
O   bure1. kaburea, kabureburea: to charge, to incriminate, to condemn, to convict, to punish, to judge guilty, faulty, to alienate, to sacrifice, to abandon, to give away. 
O   uto1. ka utoa: to make responsible ..., principal defaulter of ..., the origin of a misdeed, to accuse of being ..., to inculpate, to incriminate
O   uton. to inculpate, to incriminate
inculpate
O   bukina. to accuse, to inculpate, to incriminate, to denounce, to suspect
O   uto1. ka utoa: to make responsible ..., principal defaulter of ..., the origin of a misdeed, to accuse of being ..., to inculpate, to incriminate
O   uton. to inculpate, to incriminate
indebted
O   bae1. bae, baebae, babae: obliged, tied, engaged, occupied, indebted
indecent
O   banga n auau. having craze for indecent touching, doing so habitually. 
O   karakitoro. indecent stories. 
indecision
O   iraua1. hesitation, indecision, perplexity
B   motiræn/ræn. indecision
B   næ/nokókoraki. doubt, indecision, unsettled purpose. 
O   nanoua. indecision, perplexity
B   næ/nouóua. doubt, indecision, uncertainty. 
O   tangaua. tanga ua: indecision, to be drawn in two different directions. 
O   wi uoua. indecision, uncertainty. 
indeed
B   bqn. truly, indeed, really, unquestionably
B   ngkóae. indeed, of course, used in response. 
indelible
O   mauna. ae aki mamauna: imperishable, indelible
indent
B   m'áno. indented, having a hollow, depressed
B   m'ánonóua. depressed, indented, crater like. 
B   m'anorío. depressed, indented, pitted. 
O   tata2. tatanako: to cut, to carve, to cut notches, to indent
indented
B   kabióngongo. deeply indented as the shore
B   kúnikun. indented, marred
B   rábi. bellying as a sail, indented as a coast, curved laterally. 
independence
O   ebiebi. a state of abundance, of liberty, of independence, the sole heir, master
O   inaomata. freedom, independence, liberty
independent
O   inaaomata. free, independent, of the rank of free men, proprietors, chiefs. 
O   inaomata. free, independent
index
O   tabotabo. (no article) forefinger, <index finger>. 
indicate
O   aanua1. to indicate in hidden terms, to prefigure
O   tabo1. korotaboa: to delimit, to fix boundary, to mark, to indicate spot or place. 
O   tabun. katabun, katabuna: to leave some over, to count, to indicate the surplus or the number of units over the tens. 
B   wía. to indicate by lot
indication
O   kina. ka-kina, kakinakina: to cause, to provoke, to mark, to put a sign, or an indication, on ... 
indifference
B   tárawawaa. to treat work or food with indifference
indifferent
O   kamateanibai. hardened, insensible, indifferent, impassible, imperturbable, intrepid
B   katéibuaka. to be ungrateful or indifferent to parents. 
B   takeébono. indifferent to a request or order
indigestible
O   batinawa. kabatinawa: indigestible
O   iberoro. very compact, very hard, very thick, indigestible
indigestion
O   batinawa. pit of the stomach, pain in ..., indigestion
O   nikaika. a kind of drowsiness, lack of energy, indigestion brought on by excess of eating (esp. fish). 
B   nnawáwaki. suffering from indigestion by overeating
O   nnawawaki. ka-nnawawakia: to make sick with indigestion
O   nrabonobono. indigestion or nausea of rabono (eel). 
O   taribariba. poisoning or indigestion from food, upset by certain food. 
indignation
O   karebutia. te karebutu: indignation, expulsion
indigo
B   in/riko. indigo
indirect
O   tarae. allegoric language, speaking metaphorically, indirect allusion (apart). 
indiscreet
O   aouki. indiscreet
O   aouti1. indiscreet
O   witakanana. tactless, indiscreet
indiscretion
O   aouti1. indiscretion
indisposed
B   katæ/rabua. to make one indisposed to work. 
O   nimanan. feeling faint, languid, indisposed, suffering. 
B   tæ/ninga. indisposed to respond favorably. 
B   tárabu. indisposed to work
indistinct
O   amauna. vanishing, indistinct, nearly disappeared
B   baang. indistinct or side sight of a person passing by. 
individual
O   tabeman. tabemania, tatabemania: to treat one by one, separately, individually. 
indocile
O   bonotaninga. indocile, disobedient
O   inataba. aki inataba: indocile, disobedient, unsubdued, refractory
O   taninga n atibu. not paying attention, turning a deaf ear, indocile
indocility
O   bara n taninga. indocility, laziness
O   bonotaninga. deafness, indocility, who does not or will not hear. 
indolence
O   mona. softness, indolence, effeminate, whimperer, capricious (esp. of children). 
O   tarabu. taraburoro: kind of disgust, discouragement, apathy, indolence, heaviness, dullness. 
O   taumangang. to kill time in idleness, nonchalance, recklessness, indolence
indolent
O   anginou. pers. apathetic, indolent, listless, lazy, inert
O   aob'anab'ana. indolent looking, lazy looking, good for nothing aspect. 
O   bana1. bana banabana, kibana, kibanabana, aobanabana, nanobana, nanobanabana, manibana, manibanabana: without any resistance or spring or energy, soft, flabby, limp, inconsistent, indolent, incapable, good for nothing. 
O   banga n taninga. inclined to be lazy, indolent, inert, generally lazy, apathetic
O   kuama. indolent, no initiative, lazy. (S.). 
O   manio. inert, indolent, numb (for ex. a person dozing asleep). 
O   nangonango. weak, feeble, indolent, listless, nonchalant
O   niau. slow, awkward, idle, indolent
O   niniakai. very indolent, slow. 
O   noumangang. idle, soft, no energy and slightly idiot, indolent
O   ntangaingai. flabby, apathetic, indolent
O   taningaroti. lazy, slothful, inert, sluggish, indolent
O   uma n taninga. indolent, lazy
industrious
B   kakatæ/ningamaráu. frequentative of kataningamarau to cause to be industrious
B   katæ/ningamarau. to cause to be industrious
O   kikiriman. very ingenious, industrious, smart, having many talents. 
O   kiriman. kikiriman very clever, industrious, resourceful, having gumption
B   m'am'áka. very industrious
O   manikoraki. capable in every way, ingenious, industrious, knowing all the tricks. 
O   maribo. clever, industrious (in getting in supply of provisions). 
industry
B   m'am'áka. great industry
B   tæ/ningamaráu. diligence, industry
inelegant
O   baikiaro. inelegant (arms puffed out), knarled towards the middle like kiaro of canoe. 
O   buako. inelegant, spoiled, awkward
inept
O   banga3. to be inept, incapable
inequality
O   bobuaka. inequality, irregularity, disproportion, disaccord, out of tune, discord, unfair
inert
O   anginou. pers. apathetic, indolent, listless, lazy, inert
O   baitanganga. beating the air, without energy, inert
O   banga n taninga. inclined to be lazy, indolent, inert, generally lazy, apathetic
O   bara n taninga. inert, lazy, slow to obey. 
O   manio. inert, indolent, numb (for ex. a person dozing asleep). 
O   ntangaingai. lying down without strength, inert
O   ntaninganinga. inactive, inert, lymphatic, with no initiative, afraid of effort. 
O   taningaroti. lazy, slothful, inert, sluggish, indolent
O   toka-nei-moa-aine. inactive, inert, waiting (like fowl hatching eggs), timorous, pusillanimous, waiting foolishly. 
O   toro n rang. staying too long inert, idle
inertia
O   aori. te aori: idleness, inactivity, laziness, sloth, inertia
O   ntorotoro. inertia, laziness. 
inexistence
O   akea. nothingness, absence, inexistence, emptiness, nothing, naught
inexpert
O   babanga. ignorant, inapt, unqualified, unskilful, inexpert at... 
infamy
O   nuka2. the shame of one caught wrong-doing, infamy, dishonour
O   nukabebeo. shame, infamy, dishonour, die of shame, to want to hide for shame. 
infancy
O   tai ataei. (1) childhood, infancy, youth, to be at the age of ..., in the time of ... 
infant
B   ba. a skin disease of infants. 
B   mæ/ma. food which has been masticated for an infant
B   mérimeri. infant
B   momói. infant just born
B   mómori:. sore as the muscles from exercise, or as an infant through rough handling. 
B   mórinako. becoming flimsy as an infant falling asleep. 
B   níkoráoi. quiet because thriveing as an infant
B   ningórengore. sickly, feeble as a young infant
B   nínikoráoi. habitually quiet because thriving, as an infant
B   ntaróurou. liable or disposed to vomit, as a young infant
B   ngóre. a young infant
B   tób'a. child nursing, a woman with an infant of her own. 
B   tútu. a cooking of fish in the bush a cloth for sopping up after an infant
infatuate
O   rangirang. rangirangia: to be mad about ..., infatuated with ... 
O   ririka1. to be seduced, lured by the charm, taken with, infatuated, crazy about. 
infatuated
O   babana. to love passionately, to dote on, to be infatuated with. 
O   itikurere. itikurerea: to be infatuated with, to dote on. 
O   maramara. e maramara nanona: he is taken up with, infatuated with. 
O   nanona. to have at heart, to love, to desire, to have a taste for, to have a liking for, to be attracted to, to take to heart, to be infatuated with. 
O   rekennano. reke n nanoa: to attach oneself to, to take a liking to, to have an intense desire for, to be infatuated with ... 
infect
O   bingao. kabingao, kabingaongao: to infect, to taint, to cause to stink horribly. 
O   binoti. kabinoti: to infect, to spread smell. 
O   boira. kaboiraea: to infect, to give a bad smell. 
O   kautua. to aggravate, to infect
O   kautuaka. to aggravate, to infect
O   urokou. kaurokoua: to infect with yaws. 
infection
O   natibaraki. an infection of the mouth, tumour of the tongue
inferi
O   mangori. ae mangori, mamangori: of little value, low class, inferi quality, vile, puny, unknown, obscure
inferior
O   mwiniba. the lowest rank of society, low, inferior, last to be served, low social standing. 
O   ti3. sickly, weak, inferior, malformed
inferiority
O   niniku1. timid, shy (inferiority complex). 
infiltrate
O   ranene. to pass through (obstacles, meshes), to infiltrate (rain), to intrude, to escape, to sneak in
infinitesimal
O   tingingi. infinitesimal, minute, tiny
inflame
O   iro. to inflame, to excite, to put in movement, to set going
O   kairoa. inflame, incite the ardour, set going. 
O   kauramaka. to light up, to inflame
O   takaro. to emit ..., to kindle, to inflame
inflammable
O   kai ura. kakai ura igniting quickly, inflammable
O   ura1. ai ura, kakaiura: catching fire easily, inflammable, highly ..., irascible
inflammation
O   ba8. te ba uraura: a sickness, red patches, inflammation of vein, phlebitis
B   kaintíbua. causing inflammation of the abdomen
O   waiwai1. disease of bladder, urethra, inflammation caused by toddy contaminated by cantharides beetle. 
inflate
O   matibu. kamatibutibua: to inflate, to ripen. 
O   tibu2. katibua: to inflate, to pump up, to blow up. 
inflated
O   tibu1. swollen inflated, bloated
inflect
O   bao1. kabaoa, kabaobaoa, kakiribabaoa: (sup.) to bend, to inflect, to twist
O   kabaoa1. to bend, to inflect
O   oma. ka-oma, ka-omaoma, kakaomaoma: to make become flexible, supple, pliable, to inflect, to bend
inflected
O   bao1. bent, curved, inflected, twisted, crooked, askew, deviated, unjust, meandering
inflexible
O   karitoa. 2. fig hardened, obstinate, inflexible, to be so, reinforcing a decision. 
influence
B   iraraang/. heed, be influenced by. 
influenced
B   kokonaáki. influenced, persuaded
influential
O   tabokaokao. person of high class, well bred, influential
inform
B   atáib'ai. knowledge, information, learning. 
B   atáib'ai. erudite, of extensive information, knowing. 
B   kaóngoraa. to post or inform one with reference to the news. 
B   koángoa. to inform
O   ongo. ka-ongoa: to inform, to tell, to let know, to advise
O   ongo tao. ka-ongotaoa: to inform, to warn, to let know by spreading rumour. 
O   taeka1. karokoa te taeka: to inform, transmit, forward ... 
O   tekeboti. katekebotia, katekebotua: to make reach the ears of all, to inform everybody, to spread the news everywhere. 
B   tuánga. to inform, to tell
O   tuanga. from tua: to command, to warn, to inform, to counsel, tell>. 
O   ua-taeka. te tia ua taeka: tale bearer, informer, disparager. 
information
O   tua3. tua, tutua, tuatua: counsel, advice, information, notification, warning, caution
B   uarongoróngoa. give information about. 
informed
O   ongora. to listen to recital, news, to give ear, to be informed, to be attentive to ... 
infrequent
O   kare-maewe. rare, unusual, exceptional, infrequent
infringe
O   raka2. infringe, transgress (laws). 
in front
O   moa4. i moa, mai moa, nako moa: in front, at the front, towards the front. 
infuriating
O   katete. maddening, infuriating
infuse
O   karina1. karirina: to cause to enter or penetrate, to insert, to infuse, to drive in, to dress, to put on (clothing), to clothe
O   ninia. to impregnate, to infuse, to insinuate
ingaged
B   rébu. to be ingaged in. 
ingenious
O   baikoraki. having all kinds of knacks, manners, ingenious, shrewd
O   kauanga. knowing many tricks, ingenious, cunning, crafty
O   kauman. crafty, ingenious, smart, resourceful
O   kikiman. very ingenious, full of ideas, ingenuity. 
O   kikiriman. very ingenious, industrious, smart, having many talents. 
O   manikoraki. capable in every way, ingenious, industrious, knowing all the tricks. 
O   rabakai. skilful, competent, ingenious, smart, quick, having acquired an art, technique, trick. 
O   wanawana. having ..., being ..., intelligent, reasonable, sensible, wise, sagacioue, perspicacious, clairvoyant, judicious, ingenious, prudent
ingenuity
O   batua ni bai. ingenuity
O   kuneman. gift of invention, ingenuity, witty, clever at tricks, means, etc. 
ingratitude
O   kateibuaka. bad behaviour, ingratitude
ingredient
O   utona. to take, or use as principal base, basic substance of ..., principal ingredient of ... 
inguinal
O   ruonako. inguinal hernia
ingurgitate
O   ngaungau. ngaungaua, ri ngaungaua, ngangaua: to ingurgitate, to gulp down, to cram, to devour
inhabit
B   máekana. inhabit, dwell in. 
inhabitant
O   kai2. kain te ... kaini ... kaina ... kaia...: an inhabitant, occupant, member, adherent, citizen, people of ... 
O   kaiakina. kai, kaina: inhabitant
inhabited
O   kai2. kakai: inhabited, populated
B   kakaái. inhabited
O   kakai2. inhabited, occupied, having occupants or inhabitants. 
O   uma1. n uma, i uma: in an inhabited place, at place dwelt in, in the village, at home
inhale
O   aria. v.t. ariaria. to inhale a smoky inhalation. 
O   kamba. kamba, kambamba. to inhale, to draw in, to suck (smoke of tobacco). 
O   kateme. katemea: to cause to inhale, to smoke, to call or draw attention by sound of inhaling breath. 
O   namta1. namta, nanamta: to sip, to taste, to suck, to inhale
O   namtea. sup. of namta: to suck, to inhale, to sip noisily, ravenously. 
O   taurake. tataurake: to inhale upwards (as fish after bait, asthmatic after air). 
inherit
B   abába. inherit as land
O   abaaba. to inherit or receive a piece of land. 
O   abana. to inherit, to take possession of land or country. 
O   kabaibai. kabaibaia: to make inherit, to endow
inherited
O   ba n uri. land or object acquired by adoption, inherited by an adopted ... 
inhospitable
B   áboábonran/. inhospitable not humane
B   kanóaro. to engage in inhospitable conduct. 
B   noótua. inhospitabley treated. 
B   wábuaka. inhospitable to relatives
inhospitality
B   nóaro. inhospitality
inhuman
O   bangaaomata. one who ignores his fellow men, selfish, ungrateful, hard hearted, without pity, inhuman, cruel
inimical
B   kakaibéwi. to be inimical
B   kakáiwi. to be mutually inimical
initiative
O   bumoa. to take the lead, to have the initiative, to attack first (sometimes meaning untimely action). 
injection
O   iti3. injection, vaccination
O   itina. to electrify, to vaccinate, to give an injection
injure
O   aoraki. ka-aoraki: to make sick, to injure health. 
injured
B   taenæ/nanga. scratched as the skin, injured as a mat that is being braided
injurious
O   tabora. insulting words, insults, injurious words, threats, curses. 
injury
B   réketa. to call to mind, or ponder on an injury
injust
B   áonikai. injustice, villainy, extortion
injustice
O   babakanikawai. injustice, fraud, cheating
B   báibuaka. injustice, poor or unskillful work. 
O   kawai2. baka n ikawai: injustice, unfairness, fraud
ink
B   an/to. ink
O   anto. liquid, paint, or black ink for tattooing (usually water and soot). 
O   inke. ink <ingke>. 
in laws
O   butika. in laws, relatives by marriage. 
inlet
O   kabi1. a bay or inlet of sea or lagoon advancing in point or round into the land, a creek
inner
B   kábi. the inner or further side. 
B   úkiaa. inner end of a single pandanus fruit or nut
innermost
B   ritang/. the innermost part of the husk of the bunia not chewed, the leaflets near the base of a coconut frond. 
innumerable
O   kontano. innumerable
O   korotabo. (1) in great number, innumerable
O   maiti. a maiti kurikuri: innumerable
O   nimareburebu. (2) multitude, innumerable
O   riara. innumerable, countless, more than expected, more than enough. 
inoffensive
B   nimaámanei. gentle, meek, inoffensive, mild
O   nimamanei. meek, peaceable, inoffensive
inopportune
O   kaboituta. inopportune
O   remrem. remereme is used only in causative. inopportune
inquire
B   bobóuruakína. to ask or inquire about. 
B   nénera. to inquire carefully, to search out. 
B   titirakína. to interrogate, to question, to ask, to inquire of. 
inquiry
B   títiraki. ti question, to make inquiry
B   ukéuke. search, inquiry, seeking. 
insane
B   burárang. one slightly insane
B   rang. crazy, insane, lascivious, blighted or abnormal in growth. 
B   rángirang. craziness, a crazy or insane person. 
B   rarángirang. insane at intervals, often crazy
insatiability
O   arengau. insatiability
insatiable
O   arengau. insatiable, not satisfied because of parsimony of food. 
O   kanauti. unrestrained, insatiable in debauch, shamelessness
O   namtete. greedy, insatiable (said of spirit inhaling tobacco smoke). 
O   nanoati. unsatiated, insatiable, immoderate
insatiated
O   arengau. ka arengau, ka arengaua: to leave insatiated through parsimoniousness. 
inscribe
O   korea. irr. korokorea: to cut, to carve, to cut up, to make an incision, to engrave, to inscribe, to operate, etc. 
O   koro3. koro, korokoro: to cut, to make an incision, to inscribe, to operate, to cut out, to engrave
inscription
O   koro-ara. inscription of names, census
insect
O   barabara2. te man ni barabara: insect which makes blisters on skin. 
B   bíngita. a small insect, the. 
B   bukimángarua. a small insect, the. 
O   bukimangarua. an insect with forked tail. 
B   kínikin. a small reddish insect, the. 
B   kóa. an insect
O   koa. a small insect. silver fish
O   man1. animal, beast, insect, etc. 
B   mænibéru. insect resembling a bee ,a bee. 
B   mænibíngao. small offensive insect
O   manibingao. a small insect with offensive smell. 
B   mænimæn. full of insects, wormy, having pets. 
B   mæn/nibéti. very small fly or insect
O   ningoningo. (1) an insect which chirps at night, the cry of ... 
insects
B   kianaána. the droppings of insects which infest karewe
O   man1. man aika pingingi: insects
O   maniman. (1) full of or covered with insects, swarming with insects. 
insecure
O   mwebuaka. uncomfortable, insecure, ill at ease
O   uara. gawky, badly adapted, insecure, uncertain, slow, awkward, embarrassed. 
insensible
O   ben. e ben nanona: he is hard hearted, insensible
O   kamateanibai. hardened, insensible, indifferent, impassible, imperturbable, intrepid
O   kangkai. to take blows without feeling, to receive blows, wounds without being cast down, to be insensible
O   koroiku. e iku, e koro ikuna, e kakoro iku: insensible, impassible, hardened (without fear, without being moved), not answering, going forward head down. 
O   kun nuonuo. (hard skin like nuonuo) insensible, not easily touched. 
O   kunimatoa. resisting, insensible, imperturbable
O   mateanikun. without feeling, impassible, imperturbable, insensible, etc. 
O   maten. numb, insensible, impassible
inseparable
O   airi. to go together, in pairs, accompany, be inseparable, have common destiny, fate. 
O   kiribwebwe. be like twins, always together, inseparable, walking side by side or one behind the other. 
insert
O   karina1. karirina: to cause to enter or penetrate, to insert, to infuse, to drive in, to dress, to put on (clothing), to clothe
inside
O   maiku. maikun te ... on inside of curve of island. 
B   næ/no. the inside, the within,. 
O   nano. the interior, the inside, contents
inside out
O   baraki1. babaraki: upset, upside down, capsized, inside out, face downwards, turned over
insignificance
O   mangori. inferiority, insignificance, paltriness
insincere
O   wi ni meang. flattering but insincere words. 
insinuate
O   ninia. to impregnate, to infuse, to insinuate
O   wi karewe. kawikarewea: to sweeten one's words, to insinuate
O   wiwi. to counsel, to suggest, to hint, to insinuate, to inspire, to incite
insinuated
O   aanua1. anuaki: described in veiled terms, prefigured, insinuated
insinuation
O   wikamarane. flattering words, insinuations, hints. 
insipid
O   benimai1. insipid coconut, tasteless ... 
O   betiwai. insipid
O   mai4. sour, insipid, acid, unripe, green (fruit), tasteless
O   mammam. sweet tasting, insipid, tasteless
insist
O   buburamaiu. to insist, to be obstinate, headstrong, self-willed, etc. (in good as in bad). 
O   kairoro. kakairoro to insist, to urge
O   katinono. to insist, to persist, to be stubborn, to harp
O   kauakina. (1) to retard the arrival, to moderate, to lessen something grave.(2) to insist in demanding, to whimper (S.). 
O   tebomaka. tebomaka: to make great effort, persevering <persevere> effort, to swoop, to dash on, to insist strongly, tenaciously ... 
O   tebomaurua. to be intent on, to set one's heart on, to insist in the highest degree. 
O   tebona. (2) tebona, tetebona: to insist strongly with ..., to incite, to press, to push, to force, to compel ..., to ... 
O   ua5. to wait until, have patience till, insist until, remain until ... 
insistence
O   imanono. insistence
O   kairoro. te kairoro, kairoroan, kairoroakin: insistence, supplication
O   nenei. force, insistence
insisting
O   tebonengenenge. tebonengenengea: to persevere in insisting, to force until exhausted, to keep on urging <urge>, pressing without end. 
insolent
O   ikake. 1. arrogant, insolent, dominating
O   kai ni katonga. kainikatonga, kakainikatonga: arrogant, proud, boastful, insolent
insomnia
O   nibara. agitated sleep, insomnia
O   nimatoaua. enervation, disquietude, insomnia
inspect
B   kakínaa. to inspect or test by adzing a little. 
B   katárataraa. to inspect or watch in order to recognize as a vessel
B   katérea. to let one see or inspect
B   mæ/tanikib'áib'ai. inspecting covetously everything belonging to a relative. 
O   tara kai. to inspect, to examine trees to look for ripe fruit. 
O   tarabai. to inspect, to supervise, to examine, to check
B   tárakai. to inspect one's orchard
O   taratara. te tia taratara: the watcher, sentry, waylayer, inspector, superintendent, guard
B   tiróa. to inspect or examine carefully. 
B   tiromæ/neka. to inspect the work of a laborer
B   tírotiróa. to inspect, to scan
O   toutia. touan tian te ...: to inspect the boundary, verification of boundary limits by lawful authorities, <survey>. 
O   tuoa. tutuoa: to inspect, to check, to examine, to supervise a work. 
inspection
B   kakamæ/taku. the frequent or constant occasion of close inspection
O   tiroakina. idem. to have, or take as object of observation, examination, inspection, contemplation, to examine, to scrutinize
O   tuo. tutuo, tuotuo: inspection, checking, examining <examine> by overseer. 
inspiration
O   katutua. bring on inspiration, excite, stimulate, provoke
inspire
O   tu1. katitua maneven te ...: to make the words ooze out, to inspire words to ... 
O   wina. wiwina: to incite by words, to suggest, to inspire, to counsel
O   wiwi. to counsel, to suggest, to hint, to insinuate, to inspire, to incite
O   wiwina. idem. to incite to ..., to inspire a project to ... 
instability
O   nanotiotio. instability
O   tannene. te tanene, ae ta ...: instability, fickleness, disquietude, unstable, fickle, disquieted. 
instant
B   íti. act instantly. 
instead
O   rua. e rua te bai: taking one thing instead of another (for persons), confusion, illusion, error, to make mistake, to mistake for, to be lost, to stray, to be lured, bushed, bewildered. 
institute
O   karika. kakarika: to create, to procreate, to beget, to conceive, to found, to commence, to invent, to imagine, institute
O   katebe. to found, to construct, to institute, to erect
O   riki1. kariki: to beget, to create, to procreate, to conceive, to invent, to manufacture, to produce, to found, to institute
O   tei. katea, kateitea, katei, kateitei: to put standing up, to put upright, to train, to erect, to build, to construct, to found, to institute, to plant
institution
O   katei. work, monument, sect, manners, institution, customs, method, procedure, behaviour
instruct
O   ataib'ai. ka ataibaia: to make competent, to instruct, to impart learning to... 
O   ota1. enlighten, instruct, make understand. 
B   réi:. to instruct
B   réirei:. to teach, to instruct, to learn
O   reirei1. reirei, reirei nakon: to teach, to instruct, to form, to train, etc. 
B   reiréia. to instruct, to teach
B   reiréina. to teach, to instruct
O   reireina. reireina: to bring up, to educate, to form, to instruct, to teach, to train
O   tonga. (1) totonga, tongatonga: to nourish with care, to bring up, to educate, to instruct with loving care. 
instruction
O   rei2. instruction received, education, learning, formation, training. 
O   reirei1. teaching, doctrine, advice, lesson, instruction, education, training, school, college, student, scholar, pupil. 
O   taeka1. taekan te Aro: religious instruction, theology
instrument
O   bai. thing, object, affair, member, organ, matter, material, element, substance, personal belonging, property, instrument, tool, machine, apparatus, utensil, result, report
B   bónota. an instrument for incantation, sometimes a cord tied at the neck sometimes an ibu
O   bu. a conch, sea shell horn, trumpet, instrument of brass band. 
O   bwerenriri. instrument (with sharp point) used to comb out fringe of grass skirts (made formerly with coconut shell). 
O   kai1. wood, 2. instrument, 3. pain, 4. chastisement, punishment ... 1. wood in general: trees, plants, stick, switch, rod, pointer, lath, piece. te kaina, uakai, teni kai, etc. 
O   kai n auau. an instrument to get fish out of crevices, hooked wire, hook used to draw up eel-pot. 
O   kai n newe. an instrument for hinging things on, hook, nail, coat hanger
O   kai n nongonongo. an instrument or tool for stopping chinks, making air-tight. 
O   kai ni kakeru. instrument to make noise under water. 
O   kai ni korokorom. an instrument used for husking nuts. 
O   kai ni waiwai. a wooden instrument for packing kabubu into forms. 
O   tabonibai. (3) tool, instrument. fig. servant, helper, agent, apprentice, right hand. 
O   tang1. te bai ni katangitang: musical instrument
O   tangitang. te kai (or bai) ni katangitang: musical instrument
insufficiency
O   tare. tatare, kitaretare, nikitaritari: deficiency, insufficiency, lack of, scarcity, want
insufficient
O   areare2. ba areare, ma areare: in mediocre quantity, insufficient
O   buaka. bad, wrong, unbecoming, improper, offensive, false, unjust, insufficient, etc. 
O   marengau. dissatisfied with food, insufficient, parsimonious
O   toara. wanting, not enough, without partner, help, second, opposite, odd number, incomplete, badly seconded <insufficient>. 
insult
O   angabai. angabai buaka: insult, coarse, rude insult. 
O   angabaibuaka. to insult by rude words. 
O   baibuaka1. anga baibuaka: insult by coarse, rude words. 
O   bainraraea. to insult with rude, indecent words. 
O   bairarae. kabairarea: to treat as... to insult
O   bekarekareka. to insult with rude words. 
O   bere. kaberebere, kaberea, kabereberea: to say bere to, to refuse, to insult
O   ibebure. to threaten to break top of skull (bure), to insult, to provoke by insult. 
B   kabekárakara. to blackguard or insult in song
O   kabunenea. to insult, to reprimand, to abuse
O   katoro-buakaka. to humiliate, to insult with dirty words. 
O   katorotoro1. a humiliating insult
O   mata n rang. kamatanranga, kaka ...: to treat as ..., to insult, to humiliate
O   matauninga. to be offended, hurt, suffer an impoliteness, an insult
O   rang2. ka-ranga: to call, to treat as ..., to insult, to flatter to excess. 
O   taetae-buaka. taetae-buaka: to insult, to threaten
O   tinara. tinaraea: to insult, to offend, to abuse by attributing some vice. 
O   wibuaka. wibuaka: to insult, to offend by rude words. 
insulted
O   matauningananti. to be offended, hurt, insulted by accident. 
insulting
O   baibuaka1. rude, illmannered, improper in manners and act, filthy, dirty, insulting
B   kabérebere. to engage in insulting one by the use of the word bere
B   kabunenea. to engage in vexing with insulting language
insults
O   tabora. insulting words, insults, injurious words, threats, curses. 
insupportable
O   be1. rude, coarse, vile, odious, vicious, evil, unpleasant, insupportable, wicked, mischievous, bad, ugly
O   tabotuakina. to treat person as insupportable, detestable, to be fed up with, to complain about ... 
insurgent
O   kiriwe. te tia kirue: rebel, revolutionary, insurgent, agitator, mutineer, etc. 
insurrection
B   kákaræ/bakau. to conspire, to plot insurrection
O   kiriwe. insurrection, sedition, revolt, revolution, rebellion, riot, rising, scuffle, brawl, mutiny, tumult
integer
O   rabata. body, solid portion, principal, amount, framework, corpse, carcass, whole number <integer>, known quantity;
integrally
O   bane. adv. bane, babane, kabane: all, entirely, integrally
integrate
O   wakaraoi. well received, adopted, integrated in strange place. 
intellect
B   tæ/ribæba. somewhat foolish, weak in intellect
intelligence
O   iango. iangoraoi: wisdom, intelligence
O   kaburoro. the brain, brains, intelligence
O   kiki. science, intelligence, knowledge from anti
O   nanowana. age of reason, intelligence, sagacity, perspicacity, sound judgement. 
O   taninga wanawana. docility, intelligence, understanding an order and carrying it out intelligently. 
O   wana2. wanawana: reason, commonsense, intelligence
intelligent
B   kawánawana. to make intelligent
O   maiutakonoi. vivacious, intelligent, wide awake, quick. 
O   niniwana. intelligent, precocious child, learns easily, bright pupil. 
O   wana2. intelligent, reasonable, sensible, wise, having commonsense, intelligence, wisdom, prudence ... 
B   wánawana. intelligent, knowing, wise
O   wanawana. having ..., being ..., intelligent, reasonable, sensible, wise, sagacioue, perspicacious, clairvoyant, judicious, ingenious, prudent
intelligient
B   óu. stupid, demented, without intelligientce. 
intemperance
O   bua n amarake. intemperance in eating, gluttony
O   buabeka. intemperance, gluttony
intemperate
O   buabeka. gluttonous, greedy, intemperate
intensify
O   e. kaea: to intensify the sound, etc. 
O   taebo. kataeboa: to make ..., to stir up, to animate, to reanimate, to intensify
intensity
O   ebuebu. showing intensity of colours. 
intensive
B   æn. sign of the imperative ( intensive or polite). 
B   kínokino. an adverbial intensive
B   ríkiriki. an adverbial intensive suffix
B   tangóingoi. an adverbial intensive
B   tóto. adv (an intensive) very
intent
O   botumaka. to persist, to persevere, to be intent on, to set one's heart upon. 
O   tebomaurua. to be intent on, to set one's heart on, to insist in the highest degree. 
O   tebona. tebona am makuri: work furiously, intently, with determination
intercalate
O   kaimaranga. to place at intervals, to intercalate, to alternate
O   marena. marena:: to intercalate, to interpose, to put between. 
interchange
O   bita. kaibibitia: to interchange, to exchange, to turn around. 
interchanging
O   ibibiti. te kaibibiti: ... inversion, exchanging, interchanging
intercourse
B   bútikatóka. to have illicit intercourse with a butika. 
B   éiriki. have intercourse with a wife's sister
B   ítabon. friendly intercourse of neighbors
B   káuatabakéa. to have habitual intercourse in a pond. 
B   rakáua. to have illicit intercourse
B   rakáuaa. to wrong a man by intercourse with his wife, to step upon or over something of value on the follr. 
interdict
O   kamabu. an interdict
O   mabu. interdict
O   tabua. tatabua, tabutabua: to forbid, to prohibit, to interdict
interest
O   aa11. e ka-aa-nako: he is yawning, beginning to yawn, he is not interested. 
O   akakana. to treat with care, do with taste, care, art, interest
B   akáre. have regard or interest, care
O   aro. te kareke aro: get on in business, self interest, seeking self interest. 
B   bákao. hire, rent, interest
O   bakao. rent, interest, revenue
O   mannanoa. interest, care, attention
O   muti. care, solicitude, concern, consideration, interest, attention
O   reke1. kareke aro: seek one's welfare, advantage, interest, fortune, act in self-interest. 
O   utikun. kautikun: it is thrilling, exhilarating <exhilarate>, elating <elate>, exciting <excite>, interesting, captivating <captivate>, impressive, horrifying. 
interested
O   akare. to be interested in. . .(Banaban word). 
O   kubara. kubara:: to be interested in, to be occupied with, to pay attention to ... 
O   mataroro3. interested, attentive, astonished (with envy, desire). 
interesting
O   kakamataku. interesting to see, worth seeing. 
B   karékenæno. to be interesting
O   karekenano. ae kareke nano, ae karekea te nano attractive, interesting
O   mataku. kamataku, kakamataku: interesting to see, a curious spectacle. 
O   no. kan n no: agreeable, interesting to see. 
O   ongora. kakaongora: fluent, interesting to listen to. 
O   tingo2. tingo n taetae: loquacious, talkative, fluent; tingoraraoi: a good speaker, eloquent, interesting
interfere
O   karemereme. to importune, to inconvenience, to put obstacle, to interfere, to meddle unduly, to intrude
O   karenoa. to interfere, to intrude, to meddle
B   mæ/ngara. interfere with, oppose
B   næ/noa. trouble, molest, interfere with. 
O   tinea. tinea te taeka: upset a discourse by interference, interruptions. 
O   waea. waea te taeka: to interfere, to intervene, ... criticize, ... contradict, ... thwart, ... oppose, ... put a spoke in the wheel. 
interference
B   tábare. meddlesomeness, interference
O   waitoko. general interference, obstruction, opposition <oppose>, contrariness <contrary>. 
interior
O   nano. the interior, the inside, contents
interjection
B   bi. an interjection uttered upon perceiving a bad smell
interlace
O   ata3. to weave, to interlace, to plait, to weave mats, baskets, leaves of coconut or pandanus. 
intermediary
O   bobo. te tia kabobo: the intermediary
intermingle
O   kairengarenga. to intermingle, to intermix, to blend colours, to blend tones, etc. 
intermittent
O   karau1. te karau ae kamanawa: intermittent showers. 
O   maon. intermittent, rare, not quite visible on account of rapidity of passage or rarity of passage. 
B   mæ/rena. intermittent
B   wawáitáia. intermittent, coming now and then. 
intermittently
O   tamaewe. coming, appearing off and on <intermittently>. 
O   tangenge. appearing at intervals, <intermittently>, slightly uncovered, open, bare
O   wawaitai. wawaitaia to do intermittently, to interrupt, ... stop at intervals. 
intermix
O   kabo2. kaboa, kaboboa: to mix, to knead, to blend, to intermix
O   kairengarenga. to intermingle, to intermix, to blend colours, to blend tones, etc. 
interpose
O   marena. marena:: to intercalate, to interpose, to put between. 
interpret
O   eti. kaeti: to straighten, to right, to rectify, to correct, to interpret, to put in order, to ask permission. 
O   kabarabara. to explain, to interpret, to expound
B   káeta. to correct, to interpret, to make straight
O   kaeta. to correct, to straighten, to interpret
O   rai-taeka. to translate, to act as interpreter. 
O   taeka1. kabara te taeka: to explain, interpret, analyse ... 
interpretation
O   rereti. surmise, guess, suspicion, supposition, hypothesis, interpretation
interpreter
O   eti. te tia kakaeti: one who puts in order, intercedes, asks permission.te tia kaeti taeka: an interpreter
interrogate
O   kataetae1. to address, to question, to interrogate
O   titirakina. to interrogate, to question
interrogation
B   títiraki. a question, an inquiry, an interrogation point. 
O   titiraki. question, questionnaire, interrogation
interrogative
B   ra. what ? (an interrogative pronoun following the noun). 
interrupt
O   bururu1. bururu n taetae: frequently interrupting others during conversation. 
O   kaintoka. to interrupt a conversation. 
B   katæ/bea. to fish for, to divert one from what he is doing, to interrupt
O   motika. to break off, to interrupt, to break. 
B   rabungáoa. to interrupt a person's conversation for the purpose of preventing him from disclosing a secret
O   taeka1. katoki taeka: to interrupt, to stop, to make cease, to put a stop to ... 
O   tati3. katatia: to cut, to slash straight, sheer, to cut short, make cease, to interrupt abruptly. 
B   tiæ/tiæna. to interrupt work by frequent rests
O   tinea. tinea te taeka: upset a discourse by interference, interruptions. 
B   tókoméme. to outtalk to incessantly interrupt
B   wáea. to interrupt
O   wawaitai. wawaitaia to do intermittently, to interrupt, ... stop at intervals. 
interrupted
B   tikimáurekaki. hesitating, or interrupted in doing. 
O   uruana. e uruana ara botaki: he destroyed, upset, interrupted, troubled, our meeting. 
interruption
O   moti. (2) stop, cessation, end, interruption
B   wáewae. an interruption or checking of one who is speaking
interspace
O   maranga. maranga, mamaranga, marangaranga: to be placed at intervals, interspaced. 
interval
O   maranga. interval, space between, separation
O   marena. interval, space between. 
O   rena2. interval, intermediate space
O   tiatiana. to fix times for stop during work, to arrange for intervals of rest
O   wara. kawara, kawarawara: to make, ... pierce, ... leave spaces, intervals, holes in. 
O   wawaitai. wawaitaia to do intermittently, to interrupt, ... stop at intervals. 
intervals
O   kaimaranga. to place at intervals, to intercalate, to alternate
O   karemaranga. at long intervals, spaced apart, scattered, very rare
O   kawarawara. full of holes, intervals, spaces
O   koro-maranga. to fix or mark intervals
B   ríriæbakawáia. to visit a place at regular intervals
intervene
O   karerua. (fig) to upset, to speak, to intervene wrongly. (kare-rua). 
O   kareua. to intervene in two ways, sometimes right and sometimes wrong. 
O   waea. waea te taeka: to interfere, to intervene, ... criticize, ... contradict, ... thwart, ... oppose, ... put a spoke in the wheel. 
interview
O   kakarabakau. conversation, talk, interview, discussion, deliberations, conference, exchange of ideas. 
intestines
O   ba ni babai. 2. membrane around the intestines
O   kanoa n nano. bowels, intestines
B   kánoannæ/no. the bowels, the intestines
intimate
O   rima n nano. intimate agreement, perfect understanding. 
O   tabo n tanga. to be as united as a couple, intimate friendship, to treat one another so. 
intimidate
O   auba. ka aubaea: to scare, to frighten, to intimidate, to threaten
B   kabúa. to intimidate, to charge with cowardice, to make one tired of his work. 
O   teimakin. attitude of respectful fear, timidity, keeping at a distance, scared, intimidated. 
intimidated
O   matabou. candid, intimidated, embarrassed, bewildered. 
intolerant
O   nanoriba. a. (1) e ripa ana iango narrow minded, intolerant, hard hearted, selfish
intoxicate
B   karángirang. to speak ill of, to intoxicate as liquor. 
intoxicated
B   baatétee. intoxicated
B   korowáwa. greatly intoxicated
O   manging. manging, mamanging: drunk, intoxicated
B   nib'ákab'aka. to fall again and again as an intoxicated person trying to walk. 
B   nimarángirang. intoxicated with joy
intoxicating
B   kamæ/nging. intoxicating, having kamanging in store or on hand. 
intoxication
B   mæ/nging. drunkenness, intoxication
intractable
O   bwerengaki. e aki bwerengaki: who won't listen to reason, goes his own way, intractable, disobedient
O   kaunaki rake. to be or become more and more irritable, obstinate, intractable, incorrigible
O   takebono. immutable, intractable, irreducible in refusal, not heeding order of commands. 
intransigent
O   kariri2. to hold fast to, to be firm, to be intransigent
intrepid
O   kamateanibai. hardened, insensible, indifferent, impassible, imperturbable, intrepid
introduction
O   taeka1. te moan taeka: capital letter, preface, prologue, introduction te anga taeka nakon: promise, engagement
intrude
O   karebo. karebobo (more usual) to intrude, to go here and there without reason, to talk at random
O   karemereme. to importune, to inconvenience, to put obstacle, to interfere, to meddle unduly, to intrude
O   kare-ngao. to trouble, to upset, to intrude
O   karenoa. to interfere, to intrude, to meddle
O   ranene. to pass through (obstacles, meshes), to infiltrate (rain), to intrude, to escape, to sneak in
O   rin1. to penetrate, to go in, to intrude
intuition
O   mamata. gift of vision, intuition, visionary. 
inundate
O   ieka. ieka, ieieka: to inundate, to submerge
inundation
O   ieka. inundation, flood
inure
O   kauna1. to oppose one to another, to put in conflict, in contest, in competition, to arouse, to put end to end, to inure to fight, to make hardy, aggressive, belligerent, to anger, to vex, to make angry, to do a magic rite to inure, make courageous, terrible
O   nana2. kanana: to inure, to accustom. 
inutility
O   matebuaka. inutility, uselessness, vain effort, useless attempt, useless work. 
invade
O   baroakina. to spill on, to pour on, to invade, to overrun, to crowd into
O   beroro1. beroroa: to swarm on, to invade
O   tikubara. to alight on, to stop on, to descend in a body, to invade a port (sailing vessels), a place (birds). 
O   ubara. to fall on, to rush on (flock of birds), to invade a place, to flock in crowds towards. 
O   ueka. to go to ..., to visit a place. plural: go in crowds, invade a place, flock to. 
O   ueka1. to submerge, to flood, to overrun, to invade (by water, by crowd), to rush at
invalid
B   raráia. to have a special relish for, as an invalid
B   rínamæte. sickly, invalided. 
invective
B   táetaebuáka. reproach, invective
inveigle
O   maramara. kamara, kamaramara: to flatter, to coax, to soften, to wheedle, to inveigle
O   rekereke. hooked, caught, captured, fettered, entangled, shackled, inveigled. 
invent
O   karika. kakarika: to create, to procreate, to beget, to conceive, to found, to commence, to invent, to imagine, institute
O   kune. kunea, kukunea, kunekunea: to invent, to guess, to imagine, to find. 
B   m'aanikóraki. inventive, skilled in doing something new. 
O   maninrongorongo. to spread false news, to exaggerate, to invent stories, tittle tattle
O   oto. to compose, to invent; see otea
O   riki1. kariki: to beget, to create, to procreate, to conceive, to invent, to manufacture, to produce, to found, to institute
inventing
O   korokai1. inventing of actions and movements of body to accompany songs (ruoia, batere, etc.). 
invention
O   iango. bain te iango: the fruit of thought, invention, discovery, intelligent finding. 
O   kikitei. kikiteia: to seek knowledge, science, tricks, inventions. 
O   kuneman. gift of invention, ingenuity, witty, clever at tricks, means, etc. 
O   tei. te katei: edifice, monument, building, invention, foundation
inventor
O   kariki. te tia kariki: the creator, founder, inventor
inverse
O   bitara. to contrary, to inverse, to oppose (backwards). 
inversion
O   bita. kaibibiti: inversion, change, reverse, change places, to meet and miss going in opposite directions. 
O   ibibiti. te kaibibiti: ... inversion, exchanging, interchanging
invert
O   bita. bibita, bitabita; to change, to modify, to invert
O   bitanikai. bitanikaia, bita te kai: to change procedure, ... place, to elude by stratagem, to invert the matrix. 
O   bita-ra. to falsify, to fake, to place, to say, or do in opposite way, the wrong way, to contradict, to change meaning, to invert
O   ibibiti. ka-ibibiti, kakaibibiti: to change, to reverse, to invert, to exchange
invest
B   tikubæ/raa. to invest a place as a fleet for lowering sails. 
investigate
O   kekera. to seek insistently, carefully, to enquire, to make enquiries, to investigate
investigation
O   nenera. to search, to make an inquiry, to enquire about, to get information about, ... make investigation about ... 
O   ukouko. research, investigation
invincible
O   bonomata. we are unbeatable, invincible, you can't touch us. 
O   kona4. e aki kokonaki: he is invincible
invisible
O   anti. fugitive, transient, unreal, invisible, not developed
O   atao. karawa ten atao: higher still karawa merimeri: out of sight, invisible in the heavens. 
O   butimaewe. nearly invisible
O   maewe. dim, almost invisible (rarely seen or dimly seen). 
O   tanomaki. lost, invisible in a cloud of dust, whirling, seething (excited crowd, surging sea, tumultuous waves). 
invite
B   kaináoa. to send for, or invite a person to come to one. 
O   kao4. to invite, to call
B   kaoóa. to send for, to invite
B   katángibino. to summon, to call, to invite
B   wetéa. to call, to summon, to invite
O   wetea. wewetea: to call, to convoke, to summon, to invite, to bid come. 
inviting
B   kakáo. to engage in inviting or summoning
invoke
O   taboa1. (1) with respect, to invoke, having recourse to, call to witness. 
O   taboakina. to have recourse to, to invoke in distress. 
involved
O   buki1. buki, bukibuki. to be accused, involved
O   waninia. to get involved in, to penetrate into. 
invulnerable
O   iku1. impassible, imperturbable, invulnerable, hardened, firm tough, leathery, tenacious, etc. 
O   kamaneanikun. imperturbable, impassible, invulnerable, seeming not to feel or hear (ae aki muti). 
iodine
O   aitin. iodine
Ipomea
O   riku. Ipomea sp., convolvulus
ira
B   buíra. to engage in plucking or pulling ira
irascibility
O   erake1. te erake: irascibility
irascible
O   ingaura. irascible, quick to fight (for that, the custom formerly was to eat kaura). 
O   ingietau-raura. irascible, susceptible, surly, stern, grim
O   kai ura. irascible
O   kibaura. hot tempered, irascible, fiery
O   kikaura. kikakaura very irascible, irritable
O   kiura. kiuraura, kikaura: irascible, fiery, hot headed, atrabilious
O   nanorake. susceptible, irascible, flying into a passion without warning, fiery, hot tempered
O   nanoun. irascible temperament, choleric, violent temper, peevish, severe, strict
O   un1. kai un, kakai un: irascible, choleric
O   unun1. passionate, fiery, of choleric temperament, violent, irascible, pugnacious, quarrelsome, disputatious
O   ura1. ai ura, kakaiura: catching fire easily, inflammable, highly ..., irascible
iris
B   károro. the iris
irksome
O   kabun2. irksome, disgusting, repugnant
O   ngae. ka-ngae: satiating, filling, irksome, tedious
iron
O   auri. te kai n auri: iron (S.). 
B   bíti. iron, a knife,. 
O   biti. iron, metal, scrap iron, nails, knives
B   kátiraa. to iron as clothes
O   katira. to iron clothes. 
O   tira. katira, kaka ... katiratira: to spread out, to strew, to flatten, to squash, to iron clothes. 
O   tira. te kai ni katira: an iron
B   ti:/ro. steel, a plane-iron an adze
ironical
O   aoka1. mata-n-aoka: having disdainful, sly, mocking, ironical appearance or air
O   kabitara. ironical, paradoxical
O   kewenimakina. to tell a lie to make someone hurry or to make them act, ironical lie. 
irreducible
O   takebono. immutable, intractable, irreducible in refusal, not heeding order of commands. 
irregular
B   túngatunga. knotty, irregular and unsuitable as a log
O   tungatunga. full of lumps, knots, deformities <deformity>, irregular, faulty, disfigured. 
irregularly
B   márenánibongia. do irregularly with days intervening. 
B   tatáobong. to work irregularly, to work at times. 
O   tikinene. stretched, stretched irregularly (cloth, mosquito net, sail). 
irrelevant
O   arenang. beside the question, no connection <irrelevant -- ? gwg>. 
O   birianena. to be beside the question, to be behind the times, to be rambling, to talk nonsense. <irrelevant? - gwg>. 
irrevocable
O   moti2. te moti n I-Matang: irrevocable decision, definitive
irritable
O   kaunaki rake. to be or become more and more irritable, obstinate, intractable, incorrigible
O   kikaura. kikakaura very irascible, irritable
irritate
O   bononano. kabononano, kakabononano, kabonoa te nano: to irritate, to make cross. 
O   erake1. ka-erakea: to irritate, to rouse
O   ibenono. kaibenonoa: to cram, to stuff, to irritate, to enrage interiorly. 
O   iku1. e na kakoro ikum: he will tease you, irritate you. 
O   imanono. to harass, to be a nuisance by insisting, to irritate by insisting, to torment
O   kakia. to pester, to trouble, to worry, to irritate
B   kanæ/norákea. to irritate mentally. 
O   maraki. kamaraka te nano: to hurt, to afflict, to make sad, to sadden, to irritate
B   matáuninganan/ti. irritated as the eye with a foreign substance in it. 
O   nanobuaka. kananobuaka: to offend, to hurt, to vex, to irritate, to set against. 
O   rebe n nano. karebea te nano: to irritate, to provoke
O   un1. kauna, kakauna, kaununa: to make ..., to excite to ..., to irritate, to vex, to exasperate, to make fight, to make bold, ... daring, to oppose end to end. 
O   unun1. kaununa: to irritate, to vex, to offend, to hurt. 
O   utuaki. kaututaka: to aggravate, to irritate, to make get worse
irritated
O   bononano. displeased, irritated, angry, cross
O   erake1. to fly into a passion, to flare up, to be irritated, quick tempered, susceptible
O   ibetaninga. to be moidered by noise, by repetition, to be irritated
irritates
O   waibua. sore throat, having ..., which irritates throat. 
irritating
O   banga ni kume. turbulent, irritating
O   banga ni waru. in the habit of tormenting, irritating, twitching, pulling, making improper play with hands. 
B   kabóno. irritating by replying bitterly. 
O   kataeari. vexing, irritating
O   rebetoko. irritating, vexing
O   rebetunga. annoying, irritating
irritation
O   bononano. displeasure, irritation, anger
is
B   a. affirmative particle much like am, are, is, etc. 
B   iái. there is, there are (affirmative particle). 
O   ua-ra?. e uara te buaka? how is the war going? what is happening? be how?>. 
island
B   ába-mákoro. island
O   abamakoro. islet, island (land cut by passages). 
B   áiniku. ocean side of a coral island
B   buakónikai. the ocean side of an island
O   Kuria. Woodle Island (West of Abemama). 
B   tæn/rake. the east side of an island
B   tæn/rio. the west side of an island
B   uúm'a. lagoon side of an island
islands
O   aono. a group of islands having same characteristics. 
islet
O   abamakoro. islet, island (land cut by passages). 
O   ati5. block of coral, rock, stone, islet
B   ætim'ákoro. islet in the reef. 
O   atimakoro. islet (island: abamakoro). 
Isliophorous
O   iriri. Isliophorous orientalis. 
isn't
O   ke. ke!: isn't it! yes, or no. 
O   keng. eh? it is true, isn't it? that is so? isn't it? <doesn't?, hasn't?, etc.>. 
Isogonus
O   nongai1. Isogonus australica. 
isolate
O   kana okoro. kana okoroa: to isolate, to put or leave alone. 
isolated
O   kana okoro. kept apart, isolated, unique, alone, solitary
O   takarere. outstanding, evident, obvious, standing out, isolated, solitary (one among many). 
isolation
O   maroa1. a feeling of loneliness, solitude, isolation
issue
O   bakabaun. issue, distribution of rations, of amount agreed to. 
O   toko2. objective, end, term, result, issue
O   tuna. (1) result, issue
issued
O   otinako. be out, issued, made known. 
isthmus
O   aoraereke. narrow neck of land, as isthmus
B   ítimati. isthmus
O   raereke. raereke: isthmus
Istiophoridae
O   raku. species: te raku ika, te raku-ikabara (Istiophoridae sp.), makaira sp., te raku ie, te raku riri, te raku bani, te raku ba kabane, te raku taburimai. 
O   raku riri. Istiophoridae sp. 
it
B   a. him, her, it, a suffix pronoun following an active transitive verb, usually united to the root by i
O   a. it (p.p. object suffix of the 3rd pers. joined to v.t.). It is joined to the root word either directly or by the intermediary of an i or an e or by redoubling of the preceding consonant or redoubling itself. 
B   e. he, she, it
O   e. it, he, she
O   ina. suff. (or na preceeded by an i euph.) him, it
B   ngáia. he, she, it
O   ngaia. he, she, it, that
itch
O   marane. itch, prickling of skin. 
B   nikiaári. itching, as the tongue or the palm of the hand
B   ngòngo. to itch
O   ngongo. itch
itching
O   wainekeneke. a twitching, itching, tingling <tingle> sensation ... 
its
B   æna. his, her, its
O   ana. his, her (na when employed as a suff.). <its>. 
B   n. his, her, its, always written as a suffix, much resembling of. 
O   n3. poss. adj. for his, her, its (n. euph.). 
B   na. possessive suffix, his, her, its
itself
O   ngaia. boni ngaia: himself, herself, itself
B   ói. the very thing itself, the very person himself, one's self
ivory
B   áiwere. ivory
O   kauae. ivory
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