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- n. Money, cash, coin. Kua akaputu te tamaiti i te moni ei oko patikara nona. The boy saved up the money to buy himself a bike; E paunu pepa ua taku moni e vai nei. I’ve only got pound notes left now; Kua eruerua te tita e raua i te kimianga i te moni. They scrabbled through the long grass searching for the coin; Ka tutaki moni au. Ill pay cash; e moni rua tiringi, a two-shing piece. Moni angaanga, wages, salary. Moni ngaangaa, loose change. Moni oko, purchase price, bribe. Moni omai ua, easy money. Moni pepa, paper money, banknotes. Moni rengarenga, gold coins, sovereign. Moni teatea, silver coins. Moni toe, money left over, change. E omai koe i taku moni toe. Give me my change. Moni toka, coins. Moni pepa, notes. Nio moni, a gold tooth. E nio moni to tera vaine. That woman has a gold tooth (or fing). Puka moni, bank book. Tei ea taau puka moni? Where is your bank book?
- (-a, -ia), v.i. Have plenty of money, be well-off. Kua moni te tangata i teia ra, no te mea kua tutaki te moni o te ua rakau. People are flush these days, because the fruit money has been paid out; ko te tangata moni, the rich man; Kua kaimoumou aia i tana moni i tona monianga. He squandered his money when he had plenty; Ka monia te tangata. People w get rich. [Eng. money.]