kereteki

kereteki, n., (Bib.). Cricket; grasshopper.

‘Ea‘a tō tangitangi, e te kereteki? Te a‘a maī ra ā uta?
What are you chirping, cricket? What’s the news from ashore?;

Kua tangitangi te kereteki i te pō.
Crickets chirped at night;

E teiaa oki te kereteki ra.
And the grasshopper shall be a burden (Eccl. 12.5). (cf.

tāpaki.)

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