Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary
H and K.—Hake, to ascend, M. kake; habu, the banana leaf tied at each end to hold water, M. kapu (?).
H and R.—Uhiuhi, dark blue, M. uriuri; bibihi, to cleave to, M. pipiripage xx
H and F.—Efiafi, evening, M. ahiahi; hifo, down, M. iho; afi, fire, M. ahi; fuji, to deplume, M. huti.
H and S.—Tuha, equal, T. tusa.
H Lost.—Agai, the corresponding opposite, M. hangai.
H Inserted.—Hake, upwards, M. ake; hala, a road, M. ara; hifo down, M. iho; uha. rain, M. ua; haamo, to carry on the shoulders, M. amo; lohu, a forked stick used for twisting off bread fruit, M. rou; toho, to drag, M. to; haku, my, M. aku; hiva, nine, M. iwa; honge, scarce, M. onge; vahe, to divide, M. wawae; fuhi, a bunch, M. hui.
K and H.— See H and K ante.
K and N.—Hoko, to apply, to join, M. hono.
K and T—Tatava, sour, M. Kawa; iki, small, M. iti; fekilokilofaki, to stare about. (M. probably a compound of tiro, to look. It is the more curious because the Tongan comparative of tiro is jio.)
K and G (NG).—Gauafi, a fire stick, M. kauahi.
K Inserted.—Kau, I, M. au.
K Lost.—Aitoa, an expression of pleasure at the misfortunes of another, M. kaitoa.
M and B.—Bahabaha, light, not heavy, M. màmà; malu, loose, soft, M. paru.
B and P.— Regular interchange of Tongan and Maori. Ba, a fence, M. pa; baba, a board, M. papa,; bae, a sill, M. pae, &c., &c.
V and W.— Regular interchange of Maori and Tongan. Vale, foolish, M. ware; valu, eight, M. waru, &c., &c.
M and B.— See B and M ante.
N and L (R).—Neka, joy, M. reka; nunu, to gather together, M. ruru; nima, five, M. rima.
L and R.— Regular interchange between Maori and Tongan. Leto, inside, M. roto, &c., &c.
F and R.—Fuga, high, M. runga.
F and WH.— Regular interchange between Maori and Tongan. Fa, to feel after, M. wha; faji, to break, M. whati, &c., &c.
P and S.—Sai, good, M. pai.
L (R) Lost.—Tamaiki, children, M. tamariki; mui, behind, M. muri; ama, a torch, M. rama; ogo, to hear, M. rongo; ua, two, M. rua; uku, to dive, M. ruku; jio, to look, M. tiro; uiui, black, M. uriuri; tui, the knee, M. turi; vau, to scrape, M. waru.
J and T.—Tamajii, a small boy, M. tamaiti; oji, to be finished, M. oti; koji, to cut with scissors, M. koti; fuijijili, a thunderbolt, M. whaitiri and whatitiri; faji, to break, M. whati; jio, to look, M. tiro; mimiji, to suck, M. miti; fuji, to deplume, M. huti.