‘ōvī

‘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.

[Gk ophis.]

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