maikuku

maikuku, n. Nail, claw, hoof.

Maikuku rima,
fingernail.

Kua ‘akautunga te pū-‘āpi‘i i te tamariki maikuku rima repo.
The teacher punished the children who had dirty fingernails.

Maikuku vaevae,
toenail.

Tei te tīpūpū maikuku vaevae au nō Pere.
I‘m cutting

Pere’s
toenails;

Kua pāraku te kiore ngiāo i toku vaevae ki tōna maikuku.
The cat scratched my leg with its claws;

te maikuku o te ‘oro‘enua,
the horse’s hoof.
[Np. *maikuku.]