‘ōire

‘ōire, n.

1. District (for administrative purposes), town, village.

Ko te ‘ōire ma‘ata tēia o Aitutaki.
This is the main village in Aitutaki;

Kāre i ma‘ata roa te tangata i te au ‘ōire i va‘o.
There aren’t many people in the outlying districts;

Ka rave‘ia te tūtaka ‘ōire ā tēia marama ki mua.
The district inspections will be held next month;

ko taua oire maata ra,
that great city (Rev. 17.18);

Kā moe atu au ki te ‘ōire i tēia pō.
I‘ll stay the night up in town.

2. Main road, esp. the one running around Rarotonga (= purūmu ma‘ata).

Tērā ‘a Punga tei runga i te ‘ōire.
There’s Punga, on the main road.

[Heb. ir.]

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