|Part of Speech||noun|
|Proto-Form||Vaeakau-Taumako: te puke 'big traditional canoe for long sea voyages' ; PPn: *puke 'bow and stern decking of a canoe'|
Tepuke ponu, kuo pine; moe aplaka pon, ne pongo kuo pon.The ‘tepuke’ ship is a large canoe; it has a small cabin, on top of the ship.
Li-ovei pe li-pwalau li-le Iura ne tepuke.They used to travel to (north) Vanuatu on their large canoes.
Ei! Dapa! Na toñaki ae na? Na toñaki we tepuke?Hey, people! What sort of ship is that? Is it a European ship, or a Polynesian sailing canoe?