kapa1

kapa1, (-‘ia). Flap, flutter (wings, arms), esp. to perform the arm and hand gestures that accompanied the old songs and chants.

Kua kapa te tamāroa i tō rātou rima.
The boys flapped their arms;

Kua tāmou rātou i te pe‘e, kua no‘o ki raro ‘ē rua pā ē kua kapa.
They learned the chant, sat down in two rows and performed the hand and arm actions;

Kua kapa‘ia te pe‘e e te tamariki.
The chant was accompanied (with appropriate actions) by the children. (See kapakapa, tākapakapa.) [Pn. *kapa1.]

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