mōmono, (-a, -‘ia). 1. Stop up an aperture, insert plug or stopper.
Kua mōmono ‘aia i te mō‘ina ki te puru ‘akari.
He plugged the bottle with coconut fibre;
Kua oti te mō‘inā tai i te mōmono‘ia.
The bottles of coconut sauce have been corked up.
2. Insert something into a cover or aperture.
I tōna mōmono‘anga i tāna mātipi ki roto i te va‘ī,
when he had inserted his knife into the sheath;
Kua momono iora aia i nga amo na roto i nga tatai ra.
Then he put the two carrying-poles through the loops (Ex.38.7).
3. Put on (clothes).
Ka ‘aere ka mōmono mai i tō‘ou kāka‘u ‘anga‘anga.
Go and put on your working clothes;
Kua mōmono‘ia e koe tōku piripou kākī?
Have you been wearing my khaki trousers?
4. Mōmono rima, n.
(a) Covering for the hands, gloves.
‘Aona tō mōmono rima, ‘e anu.
Put on your gloves, it’s cold.
(b) (Bib.) Ring.
Kiriti akera te ariki i te momono-rima nona i runga i tona rima.
Whereupon the king took his own ring off his hand (Esth. 3.10).
[? mō-2, mono.]