ko‘u

ko‘u, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Wrap around, wrap up; something wrapped up, parcel, bundle.

Nō te pakari i te anu, kua ko‘u te va‘ine i tōna katu ki te kāka‘u.
It was so cold that the woman wrapped her head in a shawl;

Kua ko‘u‘ia te poke ki te rau meika.
The taro pudding was wrapped in banana leaves;

Kua ko‘una‘ia tāku ‘apinga aro‘a ki te pēpa.
My presents had been wrapped up in paper;

Kua ko‘u ‘a Mere i te tiare māori ki te rau kuru.
Mere wrapped breadfruit leaves around the gardenia flowers;

Nā‘ai tēia ko‘u i ‘apai mai ki konei?
Who delivered this parcel here?;

Kua oti iāku i te ko‘u.
I’ve done the wrapping up.

2. Mist, fog; form a pall (of smoke).

Kua ngaro te take o te maunga i te ko‘u.
The mountain tops were lost in the mist;

Kāre e kitea meitaki‘ia te mataara nō te pakari o te ko‘u.
The way couldn’t be seen clearly because of the thick fog;

ko‘u aveave ‘ua, haze; Kua ko‘u te aua‘i.
The smoke hung around (formed an enveloping cloud). (See pūko‘u; ? cf. ka‘u2.) [Pn. *kofu1.]