Grammar and Vocabulary of the Lau Language eBook

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qare v. tr., to castrate.

qarela adj., stony.

qate v. i., to make an oration, is preceded by lali; laliqate, to make an oration; lali qatela v. n., an oration.  S. wale.

qato a digging stick.  S. waato.

qe 1. article; qe afe, a woman; qe oru, a widow; qe ia, a fish; na may be prefixed; na qe ia gi, the fishes.  Nengone, Gaua, wa, we, M. L., p. 71.

qe 2. a simpleton, fool; gera qe, fools,

qele, qeqele, v. i., used with poss., to wonder at, be surprised.

   qelela v. n., wonderment, surprise.

qesu, qeqesu v. i., 1. to smoulder, burn; 2. to shine.  S._’eso_

qiqi n., a drop; qiqisi abu, drops of blood.

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raa v. i., to climb up.;

raaraa n., light, sunlight; na raaraa.  S. raaraa.

rabu, rarabu, rabusi, v. tr., to hit, strike, beat.  S. rapu

rade n., a reed; fe rade.  S. rade.

rafai v. tr., to exalt, elevate.

rage (gu) n., mind, heart, womb; rage ruarua, v. i., to doubt; rage sasu, to be angry; rage sasua, rage sasula, anger.

rakaraka; abu rakaraka, a flow of blood.

ramo v. i., to be strong; ramofua, to deliver.

   ramola v. n., strength.  S. ramo.

rao, rarao v. tr., to work; rao ana abana, his handiwork; rao uri, to do like, to work at, to tend.

   raoa v. n., raola v. n., work.

rara 1. v. i., to be withered, ripe.

   rarasi v. i., to shrivel, dwindle.  S. rara.

rara 2. n., brightness, glory.  S. rara.

rarafolo, stretched across, a crosspiece; ai rarafolo, a cross (late use).  S. lala’i.

rarangia adj., glorious.

raramaa v. i., to be excessive.  S. raramaa.

rarao v. i., to stick, cling, cleave.  S. rarao.

rarapu v. i., to reach, arrive at.  S. arapu.

rarata a skull.  S. rarata.

rarau v. tr., to kindle, light.

raunga weapons.

rauraua adj., soft, pliable.

rebo v. i., to be full grown, adult, old.  S. repo.

reqeta v. tr., to open.

rereba v. i., to be broad, wide,

reresi; age reresi, a lily, Crinum asiaticum.

rigi v. tr., to see.

rigita v. i., to be strong, firm. rigita fasi, to overcome.

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