uriuri

uriuri, fq. uri. Dark green (of foliage), blue (as the sea, skin with cold), black (of pigs).

Kua uriuri te tupu o teia rākau.
This tree has grown a dark green;

No te uriuri i te rau o taua pū rākau, nō reira ‘aia i manako ēi e ‘e ‘ua tō runga.
The tree’s leaves were a dark green so he thought there might be some fruit on it;

‘E toa puaka uriuri, kua piki te ni‘o.
It is a black boar with curved tusks;

Kua uriuri tōna pākiri va‘a i te anu.
His lips were blue with the cold;

nā runga i te moana uriuri,
over the deep-blue sea.

[uri RR.]

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