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Kupe/kupe

Act of bowing as in making a bow of courtesy

paru

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).

aruaru

(-a, -ia).

    1. 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.
    2. 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.]