i‘o1, 1. n.
(a) glass (general term).
Mei te i‘o te areare,
clear (transparent) as glass;
clear glass (as opposed to
clouded or frosted glass);
Kua nga‘anga‘ā te kapu i‘o.
The glass bowl is broken;
(b) lens, and various instruments containing a lens, or glass, e.g. telescope, magnifying glass, sextant
looking box (for viewing sea-floor)
(i‘o ‘akaata). Kua nga‘ā te i‘o i tēta‘i mata i tōna tīti‘a.
One of the lens in his glasses is cracked;
Tē ‘ākara nei au nā roto i te i‘o, ‘e ‘oro‘enua muramura tei mua.
I‘m looking through the telescope now, there’s a sorrel-coloured horse in the lead;
Kāre e taka meitaki tēnā manumanu mē ‘ākara mata ‘ua koe, ‘ei i‘o roa.
You won’t be able to make out that insect properly with your bare eyes, you need a magnifying glass;
Ko te i‘o rā tēnā a te rangatira.
That’s the captain’s sextant;
Kua ‘aka-‘anga‘anga ‘aia i te i‘o maki.
He operated the X-ray machine;
Nō ‘ai tēnā i‘o ‘akaata?
Whose mirror is that?
(c) pupil (of the eye).
Ko te i‘o i tōna mata katau tei kino.
The pupil of his right eye has been damaged.
2. (-a, -‘ia). View through telescope and other optical instruments (cf. 1
(b) above), X-ray sbdy.
‘E pa‘ī tāku e i‘o nei.
I’ve got my telescope trained on a ship;
Kāre ‘e mea i kitea i tōku i‘o‘anga mua.
I didn’t see a thing when I first looked through the telescope;
Tē i‘ō ra te rangatira pa‘ī i te rā.
The skipper is taking a reading on the sun;
‘Aere ki te taote kia i‘o iā koe.
Go to the doctor and get an X-ray done;
Kāvea mai tēnā tangata maki kia i‘o‘ia.
Bring that patient along to be X-rayed;
Kua i‘o‘ia tōna umauma.
Her chest was X-rayed.