‘eke2

‘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).
[Pn. *feke.]

maka2

maka2,

1. (makā‘ia).

(a) Throw, hurl, sling (Ait. dial.) cf. Rar. pē‘i;

(b) Sling (using a maka, see 2 below).

Kua maka ‘aia ia Koria ki runga i te rae.
He slung the stone on to Goliath’s forehead;

Kua kave ‘aia i tōna ririnui i tōna maka‘anga.
He put all his strength into the cast;

‘E toka maka tēia.
This is a sling-stone.

2. n. A sling.

Kua ‘aere ‘a Tāvita ma tāna maka ki raro i te kauvai ē kua ko‘iko‘i mai i te toka.
David went down to the river with his sling and picked up some stones.
[Pn. *maka.]