kenukenu

kenukenu, (-a, -‘ia, -mia), fq. kenu, q.v. Turn ground.

Kua kenukenu ‘aia i te pū o te ‘ānani ē kua tāpoki ki te tī tā.
He dug over around the trunks of the orange trees and mulched them;

Kua kenukenua te one i roto i te ‘āua tiare nō te mārōki‘aki‘a.
(They) loosened up the soil in the flower-beds, it was so hard;

Tēia te ngā‘i kenukenu a te puaka.
Here is where the pigs have been rooting. [kenu RR.]

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