morimori

morimori, (-a, -‘ia). 1. Worship.

Kua morimori ‘aia i te Atua.
He worshipped God;

Kāre e rauka ia tātou kia ‘aka‘apa i tō tātou ‘ui tupuna i te morimori‘anga i te atua ‘ītoro.
We cannot blame our ancestors for worshipping idols.

2. Covet.

Kua morimori ‘aia i te ‘apinga a tōna taeake.
He coveted his friend’s possessions;

‘E tangata morimori ‘apinga koe.
You are a covetous person;

Auraka rava koe e morimori i ta to tangata tupu ra vaine.
You must not covet your neighbour’s wife (Deut. 5.21).
[Pn. *mori RR.]