to‘orā

to‘orā, n. The larger whales, mainly the Humpback Whale and the Sperm Whale.

‘E to‘orā ma‘ata tei iri ki runga i te akau.
A great whale grounded on the reef;

Tē te‘ate‘amamaō ra te aronga pātia to‘orā.
The whalers are getting ready.
[Ce. *tofolaa < Pn. *tafura‘a.] [associated_posts]

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