Cook Islands Maori Google+
+68228122 maoridb@gmail.com

gnat, midge.

    1. n. Kua akakiia te au vaarua i runga i te au tumu rakau ki te one kia kore te namu e anau ki roto. The holes in the tree trunks were fed with sand so that mosquitoes couldn’t breed in them. Ika kai namu, the mosquito fish. Taote namu, mos-quito control officer. Kua tutaka te au taote namu i te oire i te au marama katoatoa. The mosquito control staff went around the vage every month; E po namu teia. There are a lot of mosquitoes about tonight.
    2. v.i. Tukuna to tainamu, ka namu paa. Let your net down, there may be mosquitoes about. (See namu-namu1, tainamu.) [Pn. *namu.]

      Related to namu.