iōna

iōna, n. Cause of bad luck, jinx, Jonah.

Nō‘ou pa‘a tēia iōna i ngaru ei te moana.
Maybe you are the jinx that’s brought the rough seas;

Nō‘ou te iōna i pōpōā ei tā tātou tautai.
You’ve put a jinx on our fishing;

Ko ‘ai rā tēia iōna i rotopū ia tātou?
Who is the Jonah among us?
[Eng. Jonah.]

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