tī nana

tī nana, n. Mother (animal), female animal which has had young.

‘ī varu punua a tērā tī nanā-moa.
That hen has eight chicks;

Tē kimi tī nana puakatorō ra ‘aia nāna.
He is searching for his cow (not heifer);

‘E tī nana kai moa, kai moa rāi te punua.
(If) the mother (sow) eats chickens, her young will eat them too (i.e. children copy their parents’ bad habits).
[Pn. *tina.]

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