‘uru

‘uru, n.

1. Hair of animals and body hair of humans, fur, fleece, feathers.

Tē pākoti ‘uru ‘iku ‘oro‘enua nei au.
I‘m trimming the horse’s tail; E ‘uti‘uti i te ‘uru o te moa kia mā meitaki ka tuaki ei. Pluck the fowl quite clean before you gut it. Moa ‘uru kivi, a fowl with grey or white markings. Pare ‘uru manu, fur hat. Tākiri ‘uru, to fish with a feather lure. I tākiri ‘uru ana māua, kāre rā i rauka roa. We used feathers when we went angling, but we didn’t catch much.

2. A brush.

‘E ‘uru parai ngaika tēnā, tēia te ‘uru pēni.
That’s a whitewash brush, this is the paint brush. ‘Uru ‘anga‘anga tāmaka, shoebrush. ‘Uru varu va‘a, shavingbrush.

3. (-a, -‘ia). Brush.

E ‘uru i te ni‘o i te au pōpongi kātoatoa ka ‘aere ei ki te ‘āpi‘i.
Brush your teeth every morning before going to school; ‘Uru‘ia te repo i runga i tō pereue ka ‘aere ei koe. Brush off the dirt on your coat before you go.
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