paunu

paunu, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Weigh.

Kua paunu ‘aia i te kōpara a te tangata ē kua tūtaki.
He weighed the men’s copra and paid them;

Kua ‘akapae ‘aia i te au pītete kino i tōna paunu‘anga.
He put the bad potatoes aside when he weighed them out;

Paunu mai i tēnā au pūtē taruā.
Weigh those sacks of

taruā; Mē paunu koe i tāna ‘anga‘anga i rave i nana‘i ki tā korua, ka kitea tō kōrua paruparu.
If you weigh the amount of work he did yesterday against yours, it will be obvious how slack you two have been.

2. n. Scales, steelyard.

E tuku koe i tēnā pūtē pārau ki runga i te paunu kia kitea te teima‘a.
Put that sack of pearl-shells on the scales and see what the weight is.

3. n. A pound.

‘Ē rua paunu, ‘ē varu tirīngi ē ono pene.
Two pounds, eight shillings and sixpence. Paunu pēpa, pound note.

Ka vāvā‘i mai koe i tēia paunu pēpa?
Would you change this pound note? Paunu rengarenga, gold sovereign.

4. Pound weight.

‘Ē rua nga‘uru paunu te teima‘a i tēia pi‘a tōmāti.
This box of tomatoes weighs twenty pounds;

‘Ē ta‘i nga‘uru paunu tōna teima‘a.
He weighs ten pounds.
[Eng. pound.]

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