‘ōvī , n. Snake, serpent.
Kua tī mata‘ia ‘a ‘Eva rāua ko ‘Ātamu e te ‘ōvī .
Eve and Adam were tempted by the serpent;
‘auraka e ‘akarongo ki tēna, ‘e ‘ōvī tēnā manu.
don’t listen to him, he’s a snake in the grass, that one;
te ovi mingimingi ra (Is. 27.1)
the crooked serpent.