‘onu

‘onu, n. Turtle.

Tē pae ‘uā ra taua ‘onū ra, ko ‘Akairi-rau-kava, i runga i te kiriātai.
The turtle ‘Akairi-rau-kava was just floating on the surface;

Ka ‘aere māua ka pātia ‘onu.
We‘re going turtle-spearing;

Kua kakekake te tamariki ki runga i te ‘onu.
The children climbed onto the tortoise. ‘Onu ‘enua, tortoise. Ungā ‘onu, a coconut crab with a carapace resembling the turtle’s shell.

‘E ara tēia nō te ungā ‘onu.
Here is a turtleshell-crab’s trail. [Pn. *fonu.]

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