Sunday, August 6, 2017

Vodre - Fijian for grasshopper

The grasshopper is called 'vodre' in Fijian. The Fijian surname 'Samusamuvodre' is probably from an ancestor who was named such for repeatedly trying to hit a grasshopper.

Samuta (verb) - hit with a weapon or object

Samusamu (verb) - repeatedly hit

iSamu (noun) - a heavy wooden weapon or instrument used to hit something else. Example 'iSamu ni sulu' is a heavy wooden stick used to beat clothes to clean them.

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