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ina, (-‘ia, inā‘ia). Expose to the heat of a fire (in order to make leaves pliable or singe hairs off carcase).

E ina ‘ē rua ‘āriki ‘ei va‘ī i te ika.
Heat two banana leaves to wrap the fish in;

Kia oti te kīkau i te ina ka raranga ai au i tō kete.
When the coconut leaves have been softened up over the fire I‘ll plait your basket;

Kua pakapaka te ‘āriki i tōna ina‘anga.
He scorched the banana leaves heating them;

Inā‘ia te rākau ka ‘o‘ore ei.
Heat the wood by the fire before you remove the bark;

E ina mai koe i te puaka, nāku e ina i te ‘āriki.
You singe the pig, I‘ll heat the banana leaves.
(See inaina, (‘aka-, tā-)māinaina, pāina-(ina).)

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