hiripoi hiroa

hiro,  s. the god of thieves. Hiro was a man who lived some ages ago, according to tradition, he was a famous voyager and robber. A rock in Huahine is called Hiro's paddle, and on the top of another rock is his marae. He was deified after his death, and was reckoned the god and the patron of thieves. [Dav : 3153] (note)
hiro,  v.a. to twist, or spin thread, or line; to exaggerate in speech. [Dav : 3154]
hiro,  p.a. tordre, broder; exagérer. [Jau :1509] (note)