ruku, (-a, -na, -‘ia). To dive under water.
Tē ruku pārau nei māua.
We are diving for pearl shells;
Kua ruku te pa‘īruku.
The submarine submerged;
Kua kite au i te mangō i tōku ruku‘anga.
I saw a shark when I dived;
Tē ma‘ani tīti‘a ruku pārau nei au.
I‘m making goggles to wear for pearl-shell diving. Pa‘īruku, submarine. Ruku kōpūpū, dive in a diving suit.
Kua ruku kōpūpū ‘a Pita i tōna ‘aerenga ki Tongareva.
Pita dived in a diving suit when he went to Tongareva.