‘iki3

‘iki3, (-a, -‘ia, -na).

1. Hang something dangling (over line, rail, branch).

E ‘iki i te kāka‘u mā‘ū ki runga i te taura.
Hang the wet clothes up on the line.

2. Dandle, nurse (a child) in the arms.

Kua ‘akaoti te pēpe i te auē i tōku ‘iki‘anga iāia.
The baby stopped crying when I dandled him;

Kāre te māmā e ‘inangaro kia ‘ikia te pēpe.
The mother didn’t want the baby to be dandled.

3. Look after, rear (a child), nurse (an invalid).

Kua ‘iki au iāia ē ma‘ata ua atu.
I looked after him until he was grown up;

Kua ‘iki ‘aia i tōna metua ē mate ‘ua atu.
She looked after her father until he died.
(See ‘iki‘iki3.)
[Pn. *siki.]

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