‘inapōiri

‘inapōiri, v.i. (Be) moonless night.

Ka tiaki roa mātou kia ‘inapōiri ka ‘aere ei kā rama.
We must wait for a moonless night before we go torch fishing;

Nō te ‘inapōiri, nō reira te ika i varenga ai.
There is no moonlight, so the fish aren’t shy.
(cf. ‘inapōtea.)
[‘ina1, 1, -iri3.]

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