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- (-ia), v.i. Black, dusky, dark (of blues, greens and browns); in the Bible, kerekere is often used to translate blue. Kua kerekere te are i te auai. The house was black with smoke; Kua kerekereia te are e te auai. The house had been blackened by the smoke; E piripou kerekere tona i oko ei. He bought himself some black trousers; Kua tapoki te tumurangi kerekere i te take o te maunga. Dark clouds covered the moun-tain tops; Kua rekareka aia no te uri kerekere i te tupu i tana anani. He was pleased with the dark foliage on his orange trees; Kua aaki koe i te anani kerekere. You’ve picked the russet oranges; tetai ri kerekere (Num. 15.38), a ribband of blue.
- n. Negro. Te kerekere o Marike, the American blacks. [kere, RR.]