‘irinaki, (-a, -‘ia), v.i.
1. Lean or rest on (ki runga).
‘Auraka e ‘irinaki ki runga i te māramarama.
Don’t lean against the window;
Kua ‘irinaki ‘aia ki runga iāku ē kua varea e te moe.
He leaned on me and dropped off to sleep;
Tēia no‘o‘anga, kāre ‘e ngā‘i ‘irinaki‘anga.
This chair hasn’t got anywhere to lean (back) against;
Tē ‘irinaki nei te au mea katoa ki tā‘au tika.
Everything rests on your decision.
2. Rely on, have trust in (i or ki), believe confidently.
Kua ‘irinaki tika ai au kiā koe.
I trust you completely;
Ko te rua taime tēia i tōku ‘irinaki‘anga ki tāna tuatua.
This is the second time that I’ve taken his word for it;
E ao to te tangata tei akariro ia Iehova ei irinaki anga nona.
Blessed is the man that maketh the Lord his trust (Ps. 40.4);
Kāre rava au nō te ‘irinaki ‘aka‘ou iā koe.
Never again will I trust you;
‘E tamaiti ‘irinaki ‘aia nā tōna metua.
His father has faith in him;
‘Auraka e ‘irinaki ki tērā ara kākenga, kua pē.
Don’t trust to that ladder, it’s rotten;
Te au tangata e ‘irinaki mai nei ki runga iāku.
The people who are relying on me;
Koia tōku ‘irinaki‘anga.
He is the one I‘m putting my faith in;
Kua ‘irinakia ‘aia e te kavamani.
The government have trusted him;
Kua ‘irinaki tēta‘i aronga ē ko te kāpua‘anga o te tangata ki te Kūki ‘Airani nō ‘Ātia mai.
Some people confidently believe that the people of the Cook Islands came originally from Asia.