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- n. Loincloth or waist-girdle, esp. that used by divers. Tei runga i te vaka te maro oou te ngai i tuku ei au. Your loincloth is on the canoe where I left it; Kua aere maro ua a Tangiia ki roto i te tai. Tangiia went into the sea wearing just a loin-cloth.
- (-a). Put on a loincloth, tie it around the waist and between the legs. Kua maro aia iaia i tona taeanga ki runga i te toka. He tied on his loincloth when he got on to the rock; Kua maro aia i te pepe ki te arikiriki. She put the baby’s nappy on. (See ta-mamaro.) [Pn. *malo.]