kapi1

kapi1, v.i. Covered completely, fully occupied (of floor space or a piece of land which has been planted up), filled in and completed (of the cane wall of a house, or a palisade).

Kua pururū te rau ē kua kapi ā mua i te ‘are.
The leaves dropped and covered (the ground) in front of the house;

Kua ‘akakī mai te tangata ki roto i te ‘āua ē kapi tākiri.
People swarmed into the enclosure and filled it to capacity;

i te kapi‘anga o te mataara i te vai,
when the road was completely covered with water;

Kua tanu rātou i tā rātou meika ē i te kapi‘anga kua ‘oki mai rātou ki te kāinga.
They planted their bananas and when the plot was full they went home;

i te rā mua, kua tanu mātou ē kua kapi ‘ē varu pā.
The first day we planted them and finished eight rows;

Kua koro mātou i tō mātou ‘are ē kua kapi.
We’ve finished building the cane walls of our house. (See kapikapi1, tākapi(kapi).) [Np. *kapi.]

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