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-iri - in

in (po)poiri, akapoiri, ta(po)poiri. (cf. uri ?)

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akaetaeta - Stretch, exercise, train.

fq., rflx., etaeta. Stretch, exer-cise; train. E akaetaeta meitaki mai kotou ia kotou! Do the exercises properly!

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`akatau`anga - truancy, to stay from school without leave, to be absent from workwithout permission.

truancy, to stay from school without leave, to be absent from workwithout permission.

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roroma - Decrease (in size or volume), go down, subside (as swelling) (as water)

v.i. Decrease (in size or volume), go down, subside (as swelling) (as water). Kua roroma te ee oou. Your boil has gone down; Kua roroma tona kopapa no te roa i tona makianga. He had lost weight through being so long; E tiaki kia roroma te ngaru ka aere ei ki te motu. Wait until the sea calms down before you go out to the island; Kua roroma te vai i teia nei. The water is going back (or down) now. [Pn. *roma.,]

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pea - Pear, pear tree

n. Pear, pear tree. E pea tana i apai mai ei kia kai au. She had brought me a pear to eat; E pu pea to matou i te kainga, kare ra i ua. We have a pear tree at home, but it hasn’t borne any fruit. [Eng. pear.,]

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ainumia - Give sbdy something to drink

pass. ainu. [a-, inu1 , -mia.]

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takoropa - Use a crowbar.

(-ia). Use a crowbar. Kua takoropa aia i te vavaianga i te patu. He broke the wall down with a crowbar.

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tamaki - Engage in war, fight, quarrel, scold. A war, quarrel. Akatupu tamaki, start a war or a quarrel. Apinga tamaki, weapons, fighting equipment, ammunition, etc. Kaitamaki, to wage war, pick a quarrel; warlike, quarrelsome.

(-a, -ia).

Engage in war, fight, quarrel, scold. Me tamaki te reira nga patireia, ka piri mai etai au patireia. If those two countries go to war, other nations w join in; Eaa raua i tamakiia ai? Why were they scolded?; Kua tamakiia aia no te akatau putuputu i te apii. He was scolded for staying away from school so often.

A war, quarrel. Kua au te tamaki. The war is over. Akatupu tamaki, start a war or a quarrel. Kua akatupu tamaki aia ki a Marike. He started a war against America. Apinga tamaki, weapons, fighting equipment, ammunition, etc. Kaitamaki, to wage war, pick a quarrel; warlike, quarrelsome. Kua kaitamaki a Tiamani ki a Peritane. Germany waged war on Britain; Auraka koe e kaitamaki kiaia. Don’t pick a quarrel with him; E tangata kaitamaki tika ai koe. You are a quarrel-some person. [Pn. *tamaki.]

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momomoe - form of momoe, sleep ( )

v.i., obsol. form of momoe, sleep (pl.). Kua momomoe iora ratou ki te pae tai. Then they all went to sleep by the sea. [momoe rR.]

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tamanamanata - Annoy, irritate.

(-ia), fq. tamanata. Annoy, irritate.

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