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maunu, (-a, -ia). Bait, lure. Kua maunu aia i te matau ki te kakara e kua tuku ki roto i te vaarua ku. He baited the hook with hermit crab and lowered it into the hole where the squirrelfish were; I maunuia ta matou matau ki te kiko nu. Our hook was baited with coconut; Kua maunu mai ratou iaia ki roto i te are. They lured him into the house; E kakave eke taku maunu. My bait was octopus tentacle; Ka aere au ka kimi maunu naku. Im going to go and look for some bait. [Pn. *ma(a)-unu.]

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