‘iri‘iri1

‘iri‘iri1, (-a, -‘ia), fq. ‘iri1.

1. Sort out, select.

E ‘iri‘iri i te au mea mearikiriki, kāre e kino te mea kerekere.
Sort out the little ones, the russets are all right;

Kua ‘iri‘iria ‘aere‘ia te aronga mama‘ata ‘ei amo i te au poupou.
(They) picked out the big ones to carry the posts.

2. fq. ‘i‘iri. Be choosy, finicky; pick and choose fastidiously.

Nō tōna ‘iri‘iri‘anga i te kai, nō reira kua manako au ē ‘e maki ‘aia.
He was so finicky about the food that I thought he must be ill.
[‘iri1 RR.]

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