‘ao‘ao

‘ao‘ao, (-a, -‘ia, -na), fq. ‘a‘ao.

1. Pack (into a container), stow away.

Ka rauka iāia i te ‘ao‘ao mei te ‘ānere pi‘a ‘ānani i te rā.
She can pack about a hundred boxes of oranges a day;

E ‘ao‘ao meitaki i tēnā au punu ki roto i te pi‘a.
Pack those tins into the box neatly;

I tari pūtē ‘ao‘ao kōpara ana ‘aia i nana‘i.
He had taken some copra sacks yesterday;

Kua kite au iāia i te ‘ao‘ao‘anga i te moni ki roto i tōna pūtē.
I saw him stowing the money away into his pockets.

2. Put on, wear (clothes).

Kāre e kino, ‘ao‘aona tēnā kāka‘u ki te pure.
Never mind, wear those clothes to church.
[‘ao2, RR.]