RapaNui Sprache - Übersetzung Buchstabe N
RapaNui Sprache - Übersetzung Buchstabe N
- ná, here;
ná ku-tomo-á te miro,
the boat has arrived here.
- na'a, to hide, to guard secretly:
e-na'a te me'e rakerake, ina ekó hakatikera, ki te mata o te ga
hide evil, don't show it to children.
- naganaga, to squat, without resting the buttocks on the heels:
ka-noho naganaga-mai koe, ina he pepe,
sit on the ground, there is no seat.
- to gnaw (of rats).
- to give a stabbing pain (of a tumour or an abscess about to burst).
- nahonaho, comfortable, convenient:
ku-nahonaho-á te nohoga o tou hare era,
this house is comfortable;
nahonaho-á te kona era mo tunu i te kai,
that is a convenient place for cooking.
gorigori, o'i o'i
small, a tiny little bit; to give someone a small share of something;
give him a little bit.
- the thread or the angling line with which the bait is tied to the hook;
ka-to'o te na'ina'i, ka-here te maúnu mo te îka,
take a thread and tie the bait for the fish.
- nakinaki, ancient expression; some people remember that the oldsters
used to say
in the sense of: don't hurry, wait for me.
nako-á te tagata era,
that man is fat.
- nakunaku, ancient word, nowadays unknown. It was probably used in
the meaming of forgiving or erasing a misdeed;
some native remember having heard very old people
say in a tone of prayer:
nakunaku tooku rakerake, and nakunaku tooku Atua,
which seems to have meant: "forgive my misdeeds,"
and "forgive, oh my God."
- namunamu, to chew;
he-namunamu rivariva i te kai,
to chew one's food thoroughly.
- to chop something with the teeth, to bite off:
tagata nanagi pito,
the man in charge of cutting the newborn's umbilical cord with
- to mark a chicken as one's property by biting one of its toes. See also
- nanahua, to be frightened to death; to frighten;
you frightened me.
- nanai, spider (open-field spider, not a house spider or a spider
found in nooks).
- nana'i, the straight line followed when making
a mat of plaited totora reeds.
- intruder, suspicious person;
ku-tu'u-mai-á te nanai-á i agapó,
an intruder came in here last night.
- to eavesdrop;
e-ûi koe, he-nanai-á te me'e era,
look out, that fellow is listening.
- nana'ia, to break (of waves).
Master Wave-Breaker, name of a moai from Orongo, now in
the British Museum in London.
- nanao, to take out
to take something out of a bag, a net, a basket, e.g. fish;
to put something somewhere, e.g. fish into a boat:
he-nanao ki te vaka.
- nana'o, tattoo.
tagata hakari nana'o,
man with tattoos.
- nanue, a fish (plentiful on the coast all around the island);
a yellow variety of this fish.
- naonao, mosquito.
- nape, to give a name to a person or to a thing:
he-nape te igoa.
- naponapo, shiny; shine, brilliance.
- narínarí, mask anciently used in some feasts.
I te nohoga tûai era-á e-uru-ró te tagata o te kaiga nei i te
narinari mo te ate atua,
in ancient times the men of this island put on masks
for the ate atua festival.
- nau, naunau, sandalwood which used to grow on the steep slopes of the coast:
he-nave hai hau i te ha'u,
to secure one's hat with a thong (in way of a chin-strap).
- to communicate something secretly to another person; to agree with
one another before making a statement, in order not to contradict
- neganega, shrivelled, jump-backed, deformed. Figuratively:
ina e-tahi neganega mo toe.
there isn't anybody (anything) left;
ina e-tahi neganega mo toe, ka-oho-tahi, tagata iti, tagata nui,
vî'e iti, vî'e nui, poki iti, poki nui,
no-one must stay behind, everybody must go, men, women, and children.
- to increase in number;
he-nego te mahigo,
the family has grown.
- to be much:
it's a lot.
- to suffice, to be enough;
ku-nego-á taaku, e-toe taau,
this is enough for me, the rest is for you.
- negonego, abundance, plenty:
ai te negonego o te kai,
there is plenty of food;
means "rich man who lives surrounded by plenty", as well as
"man of great learning" (maori negonego).
- nehe, pleasant smell, fragance.
- nehenehe, fern. (As an adjective,
pretty, is a Tahitian word).
- nehunehu, to be dazzled;
he-nehunehu te mata i te raá,
dazzled by the sun.
- nei, this, here;
oira ka-tomo mai Hotu Matu'a ki te kaiga nei, he tagata o nei,
before Hotu Matu'a came to this island, there were people here.
- ne'i, nene'i,
- to defecate.
- to lay (eggs):
he-nene'i i te mâmari.
- ne'ine'i, frequentative of
- neke, to move out, to withdraw;
to move back, to retreat;
move out over there.
- nekeneke, to limp.
- nemo, to roam, to wander;
restless person, someone who keep moving house constantly.
- nemunemu te kaúha, "(his) buttocks are restless". Said of people worried by a bad conscience,
who fear that their misdeeds may become public. [Perhaps a misprint
- to shake, to tremble, to shiver;
e-nene-á te rima o te tagata korohua.
the old man's hands are shaking.
- neneku, to pinch someone.
- nenera, sleepy (used with eyes, mata, as subject):
nenera-á te mata.
- nero, children of both sexes who in ancient times lived
isolated in two caves of Poike gully.
Ana More Mata Puku
was the boys' cave,
Ana o Keke
the girls' cave.
- niau, to mew (of cat).
- niganiga, to feel like eating something.
- nihi, nihinihi, ninihi, arch, vault, arch-like, bow-shaped thing;
te nihi o te ragi,
celestial vault; the word is
more often than not reduplicated:
except when referring to a specific place;
ka-iri ki te kona nihinihi era,
go up that hillock (lit.: arch-shaped place);
tua ivi nihinihi,
hump; also used to describe the continual undulating movements of waves:
ku-ninihi-á te vave; for persons bent over their work, one uses
when referring to several, but
when referring to one;
ku-ninihi-á te tagata e-aga-á, e-oka era,
with their shoulders bent, these people work, making plantations;
ai nihinihi era te vî'e i ruga i te umu,
here is a woman bent over the oven;
ku-ninihi-á te tagata era i ruga i te umu mo maoa mo to'o-mai i te
those men bend over the oven to open it and take out the food.
- niho, tooth;
eye tooth, canine.
- nikiniko, also:
to wind, to meander.
- nina'a, to be disgusted, put off by (food);
ku-nina'a-á au i te kai ena,
that food puts me off.
- nini,to spin rapidly, for instance a top around its axle.
- níniníni, to suffer from diarrhea.
- ni'o, to keep a fire going by throwing firewood onto it;
to put something on the fire to roast it;
mo taki o te kiko oru, moíra ana-ni'o au,
to preserve pork, they smoke it.
- nire, virgin girl.
- nironiro, coiled, tangled;
- niu, palm tree, coconut tree;
- niuhi tapaka'i, hammerhead shark (symbol of fierceness).
- nivaniva, madman, idiot;
- nó, just, only, merely, still;
e-tahi nó i-ora-ai,
only one survived;
he is still sleeping;
he just works (i.e. he always works).
- noatu, no matter, never mind that..., although, even though;
noatu te hoa-mai o te ûa, e-oho-nó tatou,
even though it is raining, we'll still going.
- to sit, to stay, to remain, to live (somewhere), to wait;
you stay! (i.e. "good-bye", said by the person leaving).
he noho te eve,
to be calm, at peace;
he noho te mana'u,
to concentrate on something, to fix one's attention on;
ku-noho á te mana'u o te tagata ki ruga ki te aga,
the man thinks constantly of his work.
- nohoga, stay, sojourn; lifetime; times, ages, epoch:
i te nohoga tûai era-á,
in ancient times.
- nohu, a fish (small, pink);
poki rima nohu,
nickname of those who catch only small fish like the
and are incapable of catching big fish.
- no'i, to lean.
- nokinoki, to wind, to meander, e.g. of a path.
- noma, to shine suddenly, like a flash of lightning.
- any fish thrown onto the beach by the waves; lobster come out of
the sea to die on the beach; any fish which jumps out of the water
into a boat (except flying fish). They are seen as bad omens and
are not eaten.
ko te nono!
how awful, how horrible!
- nono'i, to ask, to request.
- nonoki, to wind, to meander in wider undulations than
- nonoma, very shiny, sparkling.
- nónonóno, to weep:
he-nónonóno te matavai.
- mother; this seems a more ancient word than
- blanket, clothing, cape formerly made from fibres of the mahute tree.
- old woman.
Ko te Nuahine ká umu a ragi kotekote
, ancient name of "the woman in the moon" inspired by
the resemblance of its landscape with the likeness of
a woman sitting, lighting the fire of her oven.
- nui, nuinui, big, long, important, numerous; great size, greatness.
- nukura mean, northwest wind.