Oamo

Glyph of the word 'oamo'.

oamo

  • (n.) surf, tide (general word for the character of the ocean)
  • (n.) mood

Mamata ia ie oamo i’i fei.
“Watch the tide for me.”

Notes: The general rise and fall, ebb and flow of the ocean. This is a top-level term for all of it, with many specific terms underneath it. Given that it vacillates, the word was borrowed over to describe a person’s mood.

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