‘uru‘uru

‘uru‘uru, (-a).

1. Body hair, fur, fleece, feathers.

Kua pākoti ‘aia i te ‘uru‘uru o te māmoe.
He sheared the sheep; Kua pākoti‘ia te ‘uru‘uru toroa i runga i te pē‘au o te moa taetaevao. The long feathers on the wild fowl’s wings were cut off; Varua te ‘uru‘uru o te puaka kia mā meitaki. Scrape the hair off the pig until (the skin) is nice and white. ‘Uru‘uru mata, eyelash. ‘Uru‘uru tuke mata, eyebrow. ‘Uru‘uru va‘a, moustache and beard, whiskers.

2. Have hair growing, be hairy, woollen (of clothes).

‘Ē ta‘i nga‘uru mā toru rāi ōna mata‘iti, kua ‘uru‘uru tōna va‘a.
He is only thirteen but he has got a moustache and beard coming; Kua manako ‘aia i te ‘akatupu i tōna ‘uru‘uru va‘a kia roroa i te ‘uru-‘uru‘anga. Once they started he decided to let his beard and moustache grow long; Kua ‘oko kāka‘u ‘uru‘uru te metua nō tāna tamaiti nō te ‘aere‘anga ki Nūtirēni. The father bought his son woollen clothes for his trip to New Zealand. Te aronga rima ‘uru‘uru, the experts. Ko te tū tēia i te rave a te aronga rima ‘uru‘uru. This is the way the experts do it.

2. (-a, -‘ia). Brush.

Kua ‘uru‘urua te repo i runga i tō piripou?
Have you brushed the dirt off your trousers?
[‘uru RR.]

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