‘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

‘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.)

‘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.]

‘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.

‘enua1

‘enua1, n. Land, country (in the Pacific this often means island), territory.

‘E ‘enua mānea tērā, ko Rarotonga pa‘a,
that is a beautiful country there, I think it is Rarotonga;

Tōku ‘enua tika ai,
my own country, my native land;

Kāre au i te aka ‘enua,
I‘m not native here;

‘E a‘a rā te tū o teia ‘enua tangata?,
I wonder what the people of this country are like?;