‘opu2

‘opu2, v.i. Sink (of boat or stone), set (of sun, moon, stars), fade away.

I te taka‘uri‘anga tō mātou vaka, kua ‘opu tōku ngā taeake ki raro ē māmamate atū ra.
When our canoe capsised, both my companions went under and perished;

Tē ‘opu atū ra te rā.
The sun is setting;

Kua ‘aere rātou i te totō i te ‘opu‘anga te marama.
They went trawling for fish when the moon went down;

‘Auraka kia ‘opu te rā i tō‘ou riri.
Let not the sun set on your anger;

te ‘opu‘anga o te rā,
time or place of the setting of the sun;

‘E ‘opu‘angā rā muramura,
a red sunset;

‘E mea tāku e kite nei i te ‘opu‘anga o te rā.
I can see something in the west. (See ‘opunga; ‘opu‘opu2; ‘aka‘opu(‘opu), tā‘opu.) [Pn. *sopu2.]

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