‘iti1

‘iti1, (-a, -‘ia), v.i.

1. Rise (of sun or moon).

E tū, kua ‘iti te rā.
Get up, the sun is up;

Kua ‘akaaraara ‘aia i te aronga tautai i te ‘iti‘anga te marama i te ora nga‘uru i te pō.
He roused the fishermen when the moon rose at ten;

‘E rā ‘aia tē ‘iti maī ra.
He is a rising sun (said of sbdy still in the first half of life).

2. Shine (of sun, moon, light).

Taria tō kāka‘u ki va‘o kia marō, kua ‘iti te rā.
Take your clothes outside to dry, the sun is shining;

Kua ‘iti mai te ata o te marama nā roto i te māramarama.
The rays of the moon shone through the window;

Kua ‘iti‘ia rātou e te mārama o te Atua.
They were illuminated by the light of God.
(See ‘itinga.)
[Pn. *fili1.]

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