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(-a, -ia).

    1. Stop up an aperture, insert plug or stopper. Kua momono aia i te moina ki te puru akari. He plugged the bottle with coconut fibre; Kua oti te moina tai i te momonoia. The bottles of coconut sauce have been corked up.
    2. Insert something into a cover or aperture. I tona momonoanga i tana matipi ki roto i te vai, when he had inserted his knife into the sheath; Kua momono iora aia i nga amo na roto i nga tatai ra. Then he put the two carrying-poles through the loops (Ex.38.7).
    3. Put on (clothes). Ka aere ka momono mai i toou kakau angaanga. Go and put on your working clothes; Kua momonoia e koe toku piripou kaki? Have you been wearing my khaki trousers?
    4. Momono rima, n.
    5. Covering for the hands, gloves. Aona to momono rima, e anu. Put on your gloves, it’s cold.
    6. (Bib.) Ring. Kiriti akera te ariki i te momono-rima nona i runga i tona rima. Whereupon the king took his own ring off his hand (Esth. 3.10). [? mo-, mono.]

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