Samoan Dictionary: English and Samoan, and Samoan and English, with a Short Grammar of the Samoan Dialect

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London Missionary Soc., 1862 - English language - 223 pages
 

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Page 79 - . to beat a mat rolled up as a drum, preparatory to commencing a night-dance.
Page 75 - SANI, s. 1. a law by which all pigs found in the plantations were killed and eaten by the finder.
Page 91 - Tou, s. the name of a tree, the wood of which is used for cork, and the berries for paste.
Page 19 - ADJECTIVES. Some adjectives are formed from nouns by the addition of a, or (in the case of nouns signifying time) Oka.
Page 75 - SA'E, v. 1. to upset, as a canoe. 2. 1 o elevate one leg, as in the act of falling in a club match.
Page 69 - ... privileges and powers of the sister and her children were very great, and the relationship between her and her brother seems to have been of a semi1 Stuebel, p. 119. Cf. Kramer, SI vol. I, p. 430, vol. II, p. 59; Pratt, RSNSW vol. xxiv, p. 201. According to Pratt's dictionary manamatua was the term for the supernatural power of a parent bringing a curse on a disobedient child.
Page 69 - ... of the palms of the hand and the soles of the feet . This disappeared spontaneously before or soon after the yeast feeding was discontinued.
Page 63 - T. r. exhumer les os d'un chef pour les enterrer ailleurs (to exhume the bones of a dead chief for the purpose of reinterring in another place).
Page 19 - Every letter is distinctly sounded, so that there are no improper diphthongs. The proper diphthongs are au, as in...

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