‘inu‘inu

‘inu‘inu, v.i., n.

1. Greasy, oily (state), fatty.

Kua ‘inu‘inu tōna rauru i te ‘akari,
his hair was greasy with hair oil;

Kua mataku ‘aia i tōna māmā i te ‘inu‘inu‘anga tōna pona.
He was scared of (what) his mother (would say) when he got oil over his shirt;

‘Auraka e kai ‘aka‘ou i te kai ‘inu‘inu.
Don’t eat any more fatty foods;

tēta‘i kāka‘u ‘inu‘inu,
an oily cloth;

mangamangā rima ‘inu‘inu,
greasy fingers. Te ‘inu‘inu o te ‘enua, the fat (best part) of the land.

Koia tei kai meitaki i te ‘inu‘inu o tēia ‘enua.
He is the one who has reaped the benefit from this land.

2. Gorgeous(ness), glorious.

Akakakau maira iaia i te kakau inuinu,
and arranged him in a gorgeous robe (Luke 23.11);

E riro katoa oki te iero o te atua maata nei o Diana i te akavaavaaia, e e kore tona inuinu.
But also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed (Acts 19.27).
[‘inu RR.]

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