1. n. Owner, proprietor, owner(s) of a business, a firm.
Ko ia te ‘ona o tēia kāinga.
He is the owner of this property;
‘E iti roa te moni ā te au ‘ona i tūtaki ei nō te ‘ua rākau.
The companies paid very little for the fruit;
‘E ‘ona meangiti ‘ua koia i ‘akamata ‘ua ake.
It is a small firm which has just started up.
2. (a) v.i. Rich, well off.
Kua ‘ona tērā tangata.
That person is well off;
I tōnā ‘ona‘anga, kua tauturu ‘aia i te aronga ngere.
When he got rich, he helped the poor: (b) n.
‘E ‘ona mirioni ‘aia.
He’s a millionaire. (See ‘aka‘ona.) [Eng. owner.]