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n.

    1. Creature, living thing, usually (but not always) bird (manurere or manu reva) or beast (manu vaevae a), and often used figuratively for a human being. Kua kapakapa te manu i tona peau. The bird flapped its wings; Auraka e kanga i te koanga manu. Don’t interfere with the bird’s nest; Ka opu te vaine tini i te manu aaere. The women w catch the stray animals. Manu kavamani, mynah. Manu taetaevao, wild (not tamed, of domesticated) animals. Manu taae, wild (savage) animals. Te manu o te maki uti, the tetanus germ. E manu kanga tika ai koe! You wicked creature, you!; E ovi tena manu. He’s a snake in the grass; E manu patia tika ai aia. She’s a man-stealer, or she’s a real stunner.
    2. Kite. Kua akarere aia i tana manu ma te mou piri ki te taura. He let his kite fly, holding on tightly to the string. (See manuiri, manumanu, manurere.) [Pn. *manu.]

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