ruarua

ruarua, pl. rua1.

1. Holes, pits.

‘Akakī‘ia tēnā au ruarua ki te one kia kore e mou te vai ki roto.
Fill those holes in with sand so that water won’t collect in them.

2. (Be) pitted, broken, bumpy, rough (of sea).

‘E ngā‘i ruarua tēia, kāre e meitaki i te tanu kai.
The ground is too uneven here, it isn’t any good for putting crops in;

Kua ruarua te moana, kua tā‘uriuri te pa‘ī.
The sea was rough and the ship rolled.
[rua1 RR.]

va‘ava‘arua

va‘ava‘arua, fq. va‘arua.

1. n. Holes, pits.

Tanua tēnā au va‘ava‘arua.
Fill those holes in.

2. v.i. Holed, pitted.

Kua va‘ava‘arua tākiri teia ngā‘i ia kōtou i te kō.
You’ve made holes all over the place here with your digging;

‘E ngā‘i va‘ava‘arua tēia,ka pipini tāua ki konei. Let’s hide here, there are plenty of hollows.
[va‘arua rR.]