‘enua1

‘enua1, n. Land, country (in the Pacific this often means island), territory.

‘E ‘enua mānea tērā, ko Rarotonga pa‘a,
that is a beautiful country there, I think it is Rarotonga;

Tōku ‘enua tika ai,
my own country, my native land;

Kāre au i te aka ‘enua,
I‘m not native here;

‘E a‘a rā te tū o teia ‘enua tangata?,
I wonder what the people of this country are like?;

6

6, (-ria).

1. Perch, alight, settle, land.

Kua tō te manu ki ta‘atai.
The bird perched on the beach;

Ka tōria tēnā pū rākau e te manu nō tei para te ‘ua.
The birds will perch on that tree because the fruits are ripe;

Ka ‘aere te pa‘ī rere kā tō.
The plane is going to land;

Kua tō te pōro ki runga i te one ē kua pana ki roto i te tī tā.
The ball pitched on the ground and bounced into the undergrowth. Ngā‘i tō‘anga pa-‘ī rere, landing strip, aerodrome. Tō-‘anga, perch, roosting place, etc.

Kāre ‘e tō‘anga o te reira tangata.
He has no home of his own.

2. Set (sun, moon).

Kua tō te rā ki runga i te tai.
The sun is setting in the sea (resting on horizon).
[Pn. *too3.]

kara‘ī , kara‘i

kara‘ī , kara‘i (older form), n. A small land crab (Geograpsus grayi), coloured brown and violet.

Kua ‘opu‘opu mātou i te kara‘ī kia ma‘ata ‘ei māunu nā mātou.
We caught a lot of

kara‘ī
crabs for our bait;

‘E va‘arua kara‘ī tērā i raro i tēia potonga rākau.
There is a

kara‘ī
hole under this log.