‘iri2

‘iri2, (-a, -‘ia). Plait, braid, twine.

Tē ‘iri nei au i tōku rauru.
I‘m braiding my hair;

E raranga koe i te kete, nāku e ‘iri.
You weave the basket and I‘ll plait it (close the bottom with a braided keel);

Kia oti te ‘ere i te ‘iri ka ‘aere ei tāua.
Finish off plaiting the pig tether then we‘ll go;

‘E mānea tō‘ou ‘iri‘anga i tō rauru.
You’ve plaited your hair nicely;

E ‘iri i tēia au kata ‘ei taura.
Twine these strands into a rope;

Ia Māuī e ‘iri taurā ra nō te kupenga.
While Māuī was making the cord for the net.
(See ‘iri‘iri2.)
[Pn. *firi.]

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