ira-varu by Cook Islands Maori Database | Apr 12, 2013 | Dictionary: Buse, Taringa, Moekaa | 0 comments n. Epithet applied in legends to a sea-monster. Kua pou ratou i te ira-varu o te moana. The monster of the ocean took them all (said of those lost mysteriously at sea). [? ira, varu2; cf. rara-varu.] Related to ira-varu Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.