ū1

ū1, n.

1. Milk.

Kua kāvea mai te ū i te pōpongi roa.
The milk was delivered early in the morning;

Tē inu ū nei māua, kīnaki ki te kūmara.
We are having milk with our sweet potatoes.

ū paura, powdered milk.

2. Breast, udder.

Kua kīkī te ū o te māmā, nō te mea kāre i kainga e te pēpe.
The mother’s breasts were full of milk because the baby didn’t drink any;

Kua tautau te ū o te puakatoro, kua vaitata pa‘a i te ‘ānau.
The cow’s udder is hanging down, maybe she is near her time;

Kua ‘aere ‘a Puna ki te ‘akatē ū.
Puna has gone to do the milking.

Kōmatā-ū, nipple, teat.

‘Ōreia te kōmatā-ū o te puakatoro ka ‘akatē ei.
Wash the cow’s teats before you milk her;

Kua tāmou ‘aia i te kōmata ki runga i te mō‘inā-ū a te pēpe.
She fixed the teat on the baby’s milk bottle.

[Pn. *huhu.]