veri

veri, n. Centipede.

‘E veri tērā‘o e totoro maī ra, ‘ākara ka kātia koe.
There is a centipede over there, watch out or it will bite you;

Tēia te punuā veri, ka kiriti tāua i te ni‘o.
Here is a young centipede, let’s remove its sting. Veri ‘enua, a small greenish type. Veri tinitō, a small, brown millipede that gives off a smell when touched.
[Pn. *weli.]

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