rupe

rupe. The Pacific Pigeon (Ducula pacifica).

Ka ‘aere tāua ka pupu‘i rupe i runga i te maunga.
Let’s go and shoot pigeons up in the hills;

‘E u‘a rupe tērā e kākāoā ra.
That’s a hen pigeon cooing;

e tetai kukupa, e tetai rupe ou,
and a turtledove, and a young pigeon (Gen. 15.9).
[Pn. *lupe.]