‘ū‘ā

‘ū‘ā, n.

1. Thigh.

Kua tū te ‘ē‘ē ki runga i tōna ‘ū‘ā.
A boil came up on his thigh.

2. Lap.

Tukuna te tamaiti ki runga i te ‘ū‘ā ō‘ou.
Put the child on your lap. Tama ‘ū‘ā, foster-child.

Nō tōna marū ē te meitaki, nō reira kua ‘akariro rātou iāia ‘ei tama ‘ū‘ā nā rātou.
He was so meek and good they treated him as a foster-child.
[Np. *fuufaa.]

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