mōmono

mōmono, (-a, -‘ia). 1. Stop up an aperture, insert plug or stopper.

Kua mōmono ‘aia i te mō‘ina ki te puru ‘akari.
He plugged the bottle with coconut fibre;

Kua oti te mō‘inā tai i te mōmono‘ia.
The bottles of coconut sauce have been corked up.

2. Insert something into a cover or aperture.

I tōna mōmono‘anga i tāna mātipi ki roto i te va‘ī,
when he had inserted his knife into the sheath;

Kua momono iora aia i nga amo na roto i nga tatai ra.
Then he put the two carrying-poles through the loops (Ex.38.7).

3. Put on (clothes).

Ka ‘aere ka mōmono mai i tō‘ou kāka‘u ‘anga‘anga.
Go and put on your working clothes;

Kua mōmono‘ia e koe tōku piripou kākī?
Have you been wearing my khaki trousers?

4. Mōmono rima, n.

(a) Covering for the hands, gloves.

‘Aona tō mōmono rima, ‘e anu.
Put on your gloves, it’s cold.

(b) (Bib.) Ring.

Kiriti akera te ariki i te momono-rima nona i runga i tona rima.
Whereupon the king took his own ring off his hand (Esth. 3.10).
[? mō-2, mono.]

‘a‘ao

‘a‘ao, (-a, -‘ia, -na).

1. Put something in a container, to pack.

Kua oti te meika i te ‘a‘ao.
The bananas are all packed;

E ‘a‘ao i te mereki ē te kapu ki te pi‘a ‘okota‘i.
Pack the cups and saucers in the one box;

E ‘a‘ao i te moni ki roto i tō pūtē piripou.
Put the money in your trousers pocket. ‘Are ‘a‘ao ‘ua rākau, fruit-packing shed. Pi‘a ‘a‘ao ‘ānani, orange-box.

2. Wear, put (clothes) on.

Kua ‘a‘ao ‘aia i tōna tāmaka (pona, pare, piripou).
He put on his shoes (shirt, hat, trousers);

Kua ‘uri tōna pona i te ‘a‘ao‘anga.
She put her dress on back-to-front.
[‘ao2 rR.]