tāpaki

tāpaki, n. Various grasshoppers and their relatives.

‘Auraka e mataku, ‘e punua tāpaki ‘ua.
Don’t be afraid, it’s only a baby grasshopper;

‘E tāpaki ē te meri tāna kai.
Locusts and honey were his food;

‘E tāpaki tēnā, taia!
That’s a grasshopper, kill it!

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