food, drink and feasting talk: western polynesian food and drink
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Western Polynesian Food & Drink: Acts of PowerAndy MillsFijian Art Research ProjectUniversity of East Anglia
Manavaaki= To eatMnavaaki= To breathe
Manava-hoko (ensuing manava) =Courageous
Manava-lahi (big manava) =Courage
Manava-sii (little manava) =Nervousness / Fear Manava-foi defeated manava) =Nervousness / Fear Manava-he (manava-less) =Terror.
Manava as Courage
TapuTouching a superiors corpse.
Touching a superiors head.
Touching a superiors personal effects.
Eating in the sight-line of a superior.
Watching a superior eat.
Eating a species of animal deemed above your social class.