pa‘akiumu, pā‘akiumu

pa‘akiumu, pā‘akiumu, pakiumu, n. The immediate surroundings of the Maori earth-oven.

E tāmā kōtou i te pa‘akiumu.
Tidy up around the oven;

moe uaorai kotou ki raro i te pae pakiumu,
though you lie down next to the oven (Ps. 68.13);

Kua kerekere to matou pakiri mei te paaki umu.
Our skins were as black as the area round the oven (Lam. 5.10).

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