‘oe

‘oe,

1. (-a, -‘ia). Paddle, row.

‘Oea te vaka kia tere.
Paddle the canoe fast;

Kua ‘oe rāua i te poti.
They rowed the boat.

2. n. Paddle, oar, rudder, wheel (of boat).

‘Ōmai kiāku te ‘oe.
Give me the paddle. ‘Oe ‘akatika, rudder.

Kua ma‘aki te ‘oe ‘akatika o te pa‘ī i te ū‘anga ā muri ki runga i te kāoa.
The rudder broke off the boat when the stern struck the coral rock;

Ko te mēti tei runga i te ‘oe i tēianei.
The mate is at the wheel now. Te tū ‘oe or mou ‘oe, helmsman. (See ‘oe‘oe.) [Pn. *fohe.]