‘oa1

‘oa1, n.

1. Friend.

Kua tākinga meitaki tōna ‘oa iāia.
Her friend was very good to her;

Kua tāki ‘oa rāua.
The two of them became friends;

‘oa mou tikāi,
trusty friend;

‘oa pikika‘a,
false friend;

‘Oa tū manava,
bosom friend;

‘oa piri mou,
close friend.

2. Spouse.

Ko tōku ‘oa tēia.
This is my husband (or wife);

Kā no‘o koe, e taku ‘oa, ka ‘aere au ki te maunga kā tiki kai nā tāua.
You stay, my dear wife, I‘ll go up the mountain and bring us some food. (See ‘aka‘oa(‘oa), tau‘oa‘oa.) [Pn. *soa.]

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