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  1. n. Ocean, the deep (blue) sea outside the barrier reef. Kua tere atu ratou na te moana i te kimi i tetai enua ou. They sailed off across the ocean searching for a new land; Ka aere taua ka tautai moana apopo. Let’s go deep-sea fishing tomorrow; E tangata tautai moana a Makua! Makua is a good deep-sea fisherman!; te moana nui o Kiva or te moana uriuri o Kiva, Kiva’s great ocean or Kiva’s dark-coloured ocean (epithets for the Pacific, after the legendary Polynesian chief and navigator).
  2. Deep blue. E aa ra i moana ai teia ngai i te tai? I wonder why this part of the sea is so blue?; E pona moana tona i aoao mai ei ki te pure. She wore a blue dress to church; Kua riri aia i te moanaanga tona piripou i te inika. He was annoyed when he got blue ink over his trousers. (See uriuritumoana, uruurutumoana, akamoana; cf. moana.) [Pn. *moana.]

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