maro

maro,

1. n. Loincloth or waist-girdle, esp. that used by divers.

Tei runga i te vaka te maro ō‘ou te ngā‘i i tuku ei au.
Your loincloth is on the canoe where I left it;

Kua ‘aere maro ‘ua ‘a Tangi‘ia ki roto i te tai.
Tangi‘ia went into the sea wearing just a loin-cloth.

2. (-a). Put on a loincloth, tie it around the waist and between the legs.

Kua maro ‘aia iāia i tōna tae‘anga ki runga i te toka.
He tied on his loincloth when he got on to the rock;

Kua maro ‘aia i te pēpe ki te ‘ārikiriki.
She put the baby’s nappy on.
(See tā-māmaro.)
[Pn. *malo.]