kākaoa

kākaoa, v.i. Crow, cackle, scream out, howl, neigh.

Kua kākaoa te moa i te māmāiāta.
The cock crowed at dawn;

Te moa e kākaoa, nāna rāi te ‘ua.
The hen that cackles, she’s laid the egg (it’s the guilty party that protests loudly);

Kua kākaoa te pēpe i tōna tuku‘anga ki raro.
The baby howled when she put him down. (cf.

aoa.)