tī punu

tī punu, n.

1. Spoon.

E tuku ‘ē rua tī punu tuka ki roto i te kapu kaope.
Put two teaspoons of sugar in the cup of coffee;

Tē ‘ōrei tī punu nei au.
I‘m washing (tea)spoons. Tī punu kai tī , teaspoon.

2. Spinner (lure).

Mē ka tāvere kōrua, e tiki mai i te a‘o ma te tī punu.
If you are going trawling come and get the line and spinner.
[Eng. teaspoon.]

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