Scarlet. Aitutaki dialect
Act of bowing as in making a bow of courtesy
Name of a fish snapper (Sparidae), A large ocean-going fish. Paru marau, Red Snapper (Etelis carbunculus). Paru renga, Flower Snapper (Pristipomades zonatus). Paru komuri, Amberjack (Seriola rivoliana).
- Chase. I aruaruia ana e te puakaoa taua puakanio ra i nakonei, tera, kua oki akaou mai. The dog chased that goat off some time ago, and there it is back again now.
- Try hard, pursue (a goal) with determination., Kua aruaru aia kia riro iaia te re. He tried his best to win; E tamaiti aruaru aia i te apii. He always tries hard at school; Ko te rua mataiti teia i to ratou aruaruanga kia vai rai te kapu teniti kia ratou. This is the second year that they have tried their hardest to retain the tennis cup. [aru RR.]