tī tī 1

tī tī 1,

1. A small bird of the petrel family, formerly a common source of food on Mangaia; probably the Black-winged Petrel (Pterodroma nigripennis).

‘E tī tī taua manu, ‘e manu tangi reka.
That’s a

tī tī
, it is a bird with a pleasant call.

2. Used in Jer. 8.7 to translate swallow.

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