‘ē2

‘ē2, n. The coconut stick-insect (Graeffea crouanii), a traditional pest throughout the southern group.

‘E ‘ē tērā e totorō ra i runga i te kīkau mata,
there’s a stick-insect crawling on that green coconut-leaf;

Tē kai ‘ē ra te manu kāvamani,
the minah-bird is eating stick-insects;

Tē ‘ongi nei au i te ‘aunga ‘ē,
I can smell stick-insect.
[Pn. *se‘e1]

‘ē‘ē

‘ē‘ē, n. Boil, carbuncle.

Kāre e meitaki kia vā‘i‘ia tō‘ou ‘ē‘ē, nō te mea kāre i para,
it won’t do any good getting your boil lanced, it hasn’t come to a head yet;

Paraia ki te vairākau ‘ē‘ē,
put a boil poultice on it;

‘engu

‘engu,

1. v.i., n. Groan, moan, grunt, (make a deep throaty noise.

‘E a‘a koe i ‘engu ‘ua ai i roto i tā‘au moe inapō?,
why were you groaning in your sleep last night?;

Kua rongo au i tōna ‘engu‘anga i te ū‘anga ‘aia ki runga i te patu,
I heard him grunt when he banged into the wall;

Kua rongo au i te ‘engu i va‘o, kāre rā au i ‘aere ana i te ‘ākara,
I heard moaning outside, but I didn’t go to look.

2. v.t. Hum.

Tē ‘engu ‘uā ra ‘aia i te ‘īmene,
he’s just humming the song.
[Np. *fe

‘ere

‘ere, (-a, -‘ia, -kia).

1. Tie around, tie up, tether.

Kia oti tēnā ‘ope i te taura i te ‘ere ki runga i te pū nū, ka ‘u‘uti ei mātou,
get your end of the rope tied around the coconut tree and then the rest of us will heave;

Kua ‘ere ‘aia i te rākau e ‘okota‘i ruru,
he tied the sticks up in one bundle;

Kua mamae ‘aia i tōku ‘ere‘anga i tōna vaevae ki te taura,
it hurt him when I tied his legs with rope;

Tēia te tuaina ‘ei ‘ere i tō ko‘u,
here is some string to tie up your parcel with;

‘Erea tēnā ‘oro‘enua ki te taura ‘ōu,
use new rope to tether the horse;

Kua ‘ere koe i tō puaka?
have you tethered your pig;

Kua riro taua kōreromotu ‘ei ‘ere iāia kia kore e ‘akaruke i te ‘anga‘anga,
the contract so bound him that he couldn’t leave the job.

2. n. A (noosed) tether, esp. a pig-rope.

‘E kiri‘au ma‘ani ‘ere tēnā,
that hibiscus-bast is for making (pig-)tethers;

Mou i te ‘ere, mou i te kō
(proverb), ‘hold on to the tether, hold on to the planting-stick’, i.e. keep animals and cultivate the land.
(see ‘ere‘ere, (‘ere)‘erekia, pū‘ere‘ere).
[Pn. *sele1.]

‘ere‘ere

‘ere‘ere, (-a, -‘ia, -kia), fq. ‘ere.

1. Tie, tether, snare

Ka ‘ere‘ere ‘ua māua i teia au kā‘ui meika ki runga i teia au ‘ātava rākau,
we‘ll just tie these bunches of bananas onto the branches here;

Kia oti tēnā au ko‘u i te ‘ere‘ere meitaki kā kave ei ki te mēre,
tie those parcels up properly before you take them to the post;

Kua ‘ere‘erea te aronga ‘akatupu pekapeka e te au ‘akavā ki runga i te au poupou,
the police lashed the trouble-makers to the posts;

Ka tāmou au i teia pū‘ere‘ere ki konei ‘ei ‘ere‘ere i te toā moa,
I‘m going to set this snare here to trap the cock.

2. n. ‘Ere‘ere manu, fowler (using snare).

Te ‘ere‘ere a te ‘ere‘ere manu,
the fowler’s snares. ‘ere‘erekia, pass. of

‘ere‘ere,
q.v.

‘erepani

‘erepani, n. Elephant.

Tē ori ‘uā ra te ‘erepani i roto i te vao rākau,
the elephants are wandering in the jungle;

‘E ni‘o ‘erepani tei umuumu ma‘ata‘ia e rātou,
they were determined to get elephant tusks. Tapuae ‘erepani, n., elephant’s-foot (a composite plant, Elephantopus).
[Eng. elephant.)

‘enemi1

‘enemi1, n. Enemy.

‘E ‘enemi ‘aia nōku, kāre au e ‘oki,
he is my enemy, I‘m not going back;

Pū‘ia mē ‘e pa‘īrere nō te ‘enemi,
shoot it if it is one of the enemy’s planes;

‘E ‘anga‘anga ‘enemi tē reira,
that was a hostile thing to do (the work of an enemy).
[Eng. enemy.]

‘ēnere

‘ēnere, n. The yellow oleander (Cascabela thevetia, formerly Thevetia peruviana); An occasional ornamental with poisonous sap.

‘E ‘ēnere tēnā rākau, kia matakite i te tāpou,
that’s an

‘ēnere-tree,
be careful of the sap;

Tē ‘aki‘aki pu‘era ‘ēnere nei māua,
we‘re picking

‘ēnere
flowers.