‘ī2

‘ī2, (-a, -‘ia). Fish for or catch with a line (not with rod, cf.

tākiri,
nor trawling, cf.

tāvere). E tuku mai koe iāku kia ‘aere kia ‘ī mai i tēta‘i ‘a‘ai, nō āpōpō.
Let me go and try and catch a tuna for tomorrow;

Kua motumotu te a‘o i tō māua ‘ī‘anga i te nanue i napō.
The lines broke when we were fishing for

nanue
last night;

‘E aronga ‘ī kōperu tērā i te ava.
Those people in the reef-channel are fishing for scad;

Ka ‘apai au iā koe ā tēta‘i pō kia ‘āpi‘i au iā koe i te ‘ī mangā.
I‘ll take you out one night and teach you how to catch barracuda;

‘E ‘ā‘ā tāku i kite ana i konei, i tōku manako kua ‘ī takere‘ia e Toma mā.
I’ve seen a moray eel here before, I think Toma and his friends have already caught it.
(See ‘ī‘ī2.)
[Pn. *sii1.]

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