tuna

tuna, n. General term for freshwater eels, esp. the common and widespread Pacific Short-finned Eel (Anguilla obscura).

Nō te pateka i te tuna i kore ei i mou iāia.
He didn’t catch the eel, it was too slippery;

‘E ‘ī naki tuku tuna tēnā nā taku pāpā.
That’s the eel trap my father set;

Mē ka ramā tuna kōrua,e tiki mai iāku. Come and fetch me if you do go fishing for freshwater eels.
[Pn. *tuna.]

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