kau1

kau1, v.i.

1. Swim, float.

Kua kau te tamariki tamāroa ki runga i te akau.
The boys swam to the reef;

‘E tamaiti kau ‘a Tā.
Tā is a good swimmer;

‘E meitaki ake au iā koe i te kau.
I‘m better than you at swimming.

2. n. Barge, lighter.

Kua tari mātou i te ‘apinga teima‘a nā runga i te kau.
We transported the heavy things by barge. (See kaukau.) [Pn. *kau1.]

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