toru

toru, num. Three.

Kā toru ōna mata‘iti ki roto i te ‘are ‘āuri.
He has been in jail three years now;

‘Ī toru tā‘au e tuku ki te pae i te kāre.
Put a three by the nought;

E tu‘a takitoru.
Share them out in threes;

i te toru o te pō,
on the third night;

i te ora toru i te pō,
three o‘clock at night.
[Pn. *tolu.]

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