ira1

ira1, n., v.i. A linear mark (esp. a mark on the skin), leave a mark.

‘Ea‘a tērā ira i runga i tō‘ou rae?
What is that mark (e.g. weal) on your forehead?;

Kua ira meitaki tōna tapuae ki runga i te one.
His footprints left a clear trail in the sand;

Kua mataku ‘aia i te ira‘anga te repo i tōna rima ki runga i te ‘āriki kaingākai.
He was alarmed when the dirt on his hand left a mark on the tablecloth;

Tēia te pēni tātā ira ake i tēnā.
This pencil makes a better mark than that;

E taomi koe i tēta‘i mānga i te pēni mē tātā, kia ira meitaki.
Press down a bit harder on the pencil when you write, so that it leaves a clear mark. Ira nga‘ā, cracked.

Kua ira nga‘ā te i‘o.
The glass is cracked. Ira motu, a scar. Ira uira, wheel mark, rut.
(See iraira.)
[Pn. *ila.]

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