kō‘anga

kō‘anga, (-‘ia), n. Nest (of bird or animal), make nest, lay eggs in nest; clutch of eggs.

Kua kō‘anga te moa ki roto i te pi‘a.
The hen laid its eggs in a box;

Kua kō-‘anga‘ia te ro‘i e te moa.
The hen used the bed to lay its eggs on;

te moa e kō‘anga ana i te ‘ua mama‘ata,
the hen which lays the big eggs;

Kua ma‘ani kō‘anga te kiore ki runga i te pū nū.
The rats have made a nest in the coconut tree;

Nāku i kite i tēia kō‘angā moa.
I’ve found this clutch of eggs;

‘Auraka e kanga i te kō‘anga a te manu.
Don’t interfere with the bird’s nest. [Ce. *koofa”a.]

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