‘eke2, n. General name for octopus (Octopus spp.).
Taia te ‘eke kia mate,
beat the octopus to death;
Tēia tēta‘i kākave ‘eke ‘ei māunu nā‘au,
here are some octopus tentacles for your bait. ‘Eke kāvei, ‘eke veri, a small long-tentacled, land-visiting variety. ‘Eke paepae, an octopus which blocks its hole with stones (Mangaian dialect). ‘Eke rere, squid. ‘Eke tapairu, a very large black variety (Mangaian dialect). ‘Eke tau‘ani, an octopus which lives in pairs (said to embrace each other) (Mangaian dialect).
(see mū‘eke; cf. ‘eke‘eke2).