‘iri‘iri2

‘iri‘iri2, (-a, -‘ia), fq. ‘iri2.

1. Plait, braid.

E ‘iri‘iri meitaki i tō kōtou rauru ka ‘aere mai ei ki te ‘āpi‘i.
All of you plait your hair nicely before you come to school;

Kāre i roa ana tōna ‘iri‘iri‘anga i tēia au maka puaka.
It didn’t take him long to plait these pig-ropes.

2. Twine or wreathe around, decorate.

Kua ‘iri‘iri rātou i te ‘are ‘ura ki te tiare.
They decorated the dance hall with flowers;

Kua ‘iri‘iria te va‘ine ‘akaipoipo ē tāna tāne ki te tiare.
The bride and her groom were garlanded with flowers;

Kua ‘iri‘iri‘ia te au ‘are toa i ngā rā o te Kirītimiti.
The shops were all decorated over Christmas.
[‘iri2 RR.]

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