1. (Be) sheltered (from sea, wind, rain).
Kā ruru teia one ‘ānani mē teitei tēnā pā rākau.
This orange grove will be sheltered when that row of trees grows up high;
Kua ‘aere te au pa‘ī ki te ngā‘i ruru ‘akaruru ei.
The ships sailed for shelter;
Nō te ruru i taua ngā‘i nō reira te puakani‘o i pū ei ki reira.
It is a sheltered place that’s why all the goats are gathered there. ‘Ākoko ruru, a sheltered nook.
2. Blocked, shut out, dropped (of the wind).
E ‘akatū i tēnā pi‘a kia ruru te matangi.
Stand those crates up on end to keep the wind out;
‘Ea‘a rā te matangi i ruru ei i teia tūruā‘ipō?
Why has the wind dropped in the depth of the night like this?