ō1, o, prep. Belonging to, of. Used where the relationship is (or is conventionally regarded as) inalienable, part-to-whole, non-agentive. Compare ā1.
Te ‘are (pare, vaka) ō Tere,
the house(s), (hat(s), canoe(s)) belonging to Tere;
ō Tere ‘are (pare, vaka),
Tere’s houses, hats, canoes;
tēta‘i pae o te kātoatoa,
part of the whole;
i te rā ‘itu o Mē,
on the seventh of May;
Ko ngā rākau o ngā ‘ope tē kiriti.
The two trees at either end are the ones to remove;
Kāre ō Tina no‘o‘anga e no‘o ei.
Tina hasn’t got anywhere to sit;
te tangata ō runga,
the people who live in the higher part of the village;
Kua ‘akatapu‘ia ‘aia ‘ei ‘orometua ki ō te ‘etene.
He was consecrated as a missionary to heathen parts. (See ōku, ō‘ou, ōna; nō, nōku, nō‘ou, nōna; tō2, tōku, tō‘ou, tōna.)