ko‘u

ko‘u, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Wrap around, wrap up; something wrapped up, parcel, bundle.

Nō te pakari i te anu, kua ko‘u te va‘ine i tōna katu ki te kāka‘u.
It was so cold that the woman wrapped her head in a shawl;

Kua ko‘u‘ia te poke ki te rau meika.
The taro pudding was wrapped in banana leaves;

Kua ko‘una‘ia tāku ‘apinga aro‘a ki te pēpa.
My presents had been wrapped up in paper;

Kua ko‘u ‘a Mere i te tiare māori ki te rau kuru.
Mere wrapped breadfruit leaves around the gardenia flowers;

Nā‘ai tēia ko‘u i ‘apai mai ki konei?
Who delivered this parcel here?;

Kua oti iāku i te ko‘u.
I’ve done the wrapping up.

2. Mist, fog; form a pall (of smoke).

Kua ngaro te take o te maunga i te ko‘u.
The mountain tops were lost in the mist;

Kāre e kitea meitaki‘ia te mataara nō te pakari o te ko‘u.
The way couldn’t be seen clearly because of the thick fog;

ko‘u aveave ‘ua, haze; Kua ko‘u te aua‘i.
The smoke hung around (formed an enveloping cloud). (See pūko‘u; ? cf. ka‘u2.) [Pn. *kofu1.]

ko‘uko‘u

ko‘uko‘u, (-a, -‘ia, -na), fq. ko‘u. Wrap up, (do up in) bundles, parcels.

I tōna mate‘anga i te anu, kua ko‘uko‘u ‘aia iāia ki te tā‘ei.
When she felt the cold, she wrapped a rug round herself;

Kua oti ia Mārī i te ko‘uko‘u i te tī romi ki roto i te ‘āriki.
Mārī had finished wrapping up the

tī romi
(taro mash) in banana leaves;

‘E au ko‘uko‘u tiare tērā i kō.
Those are bundles of flowers over there;

Kua ko‘uko‘u au i tōku ‘apinga nō tōku ‘aere‘anga.
I’ve packed up my things for the journey. [ko‘u RR.]

‘opa

‘opa, (‘opā‘ia), n. Wrap up, (do up into) a package, parcel, bundle, roll.

E ‘opa i te varāoa ki te pēpa.
Wrap the loaves in paper;

Kua ‘opā‘ia te pēpe ki te tauera i te oti‘anga i te pā‘ī .
The baby was wrapped in a towel after his bath;

Nā ‘ai tēia ‘opa?
Whose parcel is this?;

Tikina mai tēia ‘opā ika.
Come and get his parcel of fish;

Kua ‘oko ‘opa kāka‘u ‘aia.
She bought a roll of fabric. (See ‘opa‘opa.)

‘opa‘opa

‘opa‘opa, (-‘ia), fq. ‘opa. Wrap up, wrap-pings, parcels.

Ka ‘opa‘opa mai koe i te ika?
Will you wrap up the fish?;

Kua pou te pēpa i tōna ‘opa‘opa‘anga i tāna au ‘apinga aro‘a taeake.
She used all the paper wrapping up her presents for her friends;

‘E au ‘opa‘opa kanae pouroa tēia.
These parcels all contain grey mullet;

‘E ‘āriki ‘opa‘opā poke tēia.
These banana leaves are for wrapping up

poke-pudding; ‘Akapapa meitaki‘ia tēnā au ‘opa‘opa kāka‘u.
Stack those rolls of material neatly. [‘opa RR.]