‘aruru

‘aruru, v.i.

1. Rumble, bang, roar, explode.

Kua ‘aruru te māngūngū ē kua nga‘āte i‘o.
There was clap of thunder and the glass shattered;

Kua ‘aruru te paura ki roto i tōna rima.
The firework went off in his hands;

Ko te ‘aruru ngaru ‘ua tāmāua i rongo ei.
We heard only the roar of the waves.

2. Deep (of voices, instruments).

‘E tangata reo ‘aruru.
It’s someone with a deep voice;

‘E kītātangi ‘aruru tēnā. That guitar has got a deep tone.
(see ārurururu, ‘aka‘aruru, ‘aka‘ārurururu, tā‘aruru, tāārurururu.)

‘ārurururu

ārurururu, v.i., fq. ‘aruru. Rumble, explode.

Kua ‘ārurururu ‘ua te pupu‘i i taua pō ē ao ‘ua atu. The guns were going off all the night until dawn; Ko te ‘ārurururu ‘ua o te pi‘a tāku i ‘akarongo ei.
All I heard was the noise of the crates banging.
[‘aruru, Rr.]

ngū1

ngū1, v.i. Drone, buzz, rumble, grunt.

Kua ngū te pa‘īrere nā roto i te reva.
The plane droned through the air;

‘E marū tika ai te ngū i tō‘ou matīni.
Your engine has a quiet purr to it;

‘E torōka matīni ngū ma‘ata tō‘ou.
Your truck has a noisy engine;

Kua ngū ‘aia nō te tautā‘anga.
He grunted with the effort. (See ngūngū, māngūngū.) [Pn. *„uu.]

ngūngū

ngūngū, v.i. Rumble, grunt, (fq. ngū1, q.v.).

Kua ngūngū te au matīni.
The engines rumbled;

Kua rongo au i te ngūngū a te tīnana puaka.
I heard the sow grunting. Ngūngū riri, grumpy.

Kua ngūngū riri te rū‘au i tēia rā.
The old man is grumpy today. [ngū1 RR.]

korokororō

korokororō, v.i., fq. kororō. Rumble, gurgle, coo.

Kua ‘akamotu te korokororō i tōku kōpū.
The rumbling in my stomach has stopped;

Kua korokororō atu te vai.
The water gurgled away;

Kua rongo au i te rupe i te korokororō‘anga i runga i te pū tūrina.
I heard the pigeons cooing in the

tūrina tree. [kororō rR.]