kutekute

kutekute, v.i.

1. Scarlet, red (Ait. dial. and Bib.).

Kua kutekute toku mata i te aue anga.
My eyes are red with weeping (Job 16.16);

E tau to ngutu ki te ao kutekute ra.
Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet (Song 4.3);

te Tai Kutekute,
the Red Sea (Heb. 11.29).

2. Purple (Judg. 8.26).

Te kakau kutekute,
purple raiment.

3. Chestnut (of horses), sorrel.

‘E ‘oro‘enua kutekute tei tae mai nā mua ki te rē.
A chestnut horse came in first. [Ta. *kute.]

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