va‘e‘au

va‘e‘au, n. Soldier, warrior.

Kua pū‘ākapa te va‘e‘au ki te pae tai.
The soldiers camped by the sea;

Kua nā mua mai te au va‘e‘au ‘oro‘enua.
The cavalry came first;

‘E nuku va‘e‘au ma‘ata tei tuku‘ia mai ‘ei pāruru i taua ‘enua.
A large force was sent to defend the country;

Kua ‘a‘ao kāka‘u va‘e‘au ‘aia.
He wore military uniform.

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