iraira

iraira, n., v.i. (Show) linear marks, fq. ira.

‘Ea‘a tērā iraira i runga i te kaingākai?
What are those marks (e.g. scratches) on the table?;

Kua iraira tōna rima i te pāraku‘ia‘anga e te kiorengiāo.
The cat left scratch marks on his hands;

Kua pāpā ‘aia i tana tamaiti ē i te iraira‘anga te vaevae kua tangi ‘aia.
He strapped his son, but regretted it when the weals appeared on his legs;

I tō te ‘akavā pāina‘anga i taua pēpā ra ki te māti, kua iraira mai te au tuatua muna tei tātāia ki runga.
When the detective exposed the piece of paper in front of a match, the secret message appeared.
[ira1 RR.]

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