mōrī

mōrī, n. 1. (obsol., Bib.). Oil.

E te mori no te lamepa,
and the oil for the lamp (Ex. 25.6);

Kua ‘apai atura i ta ratou au lamepa, kare ra i apai katoa i te mori.
They took their lamps, but they didn’t take any oil with them (Matt. 25.3).

2. Lamp, lantern, torch.

E ‘akakā ma‘ata koe i te mōrī kia mārama meitaki tāku ‘anga‘anga.
Turn up the lamp so that I get a good light to work by. Mōri kaingākai, table lamp.

Ko te mōrī kaingākai tā‘au e tutungi.
It is the table lamp you are to light. Mōrī matangi, hurricane lantern. Mōrī pata, flashlight, electric torch.

‘E mōrī pata toru pātiri toku.
My torch takes three batteries. Mōrī pēnitīni, paraffin lamp.

‘E paoke i‘o mōrī pēnitīni tēnā.
That is a carton of paraffin lamp glasses. Mōrī uira, an electric light.
[Np. *moolii.]