kāpiki

kāpiki, (-a, -‘ia). Call, summon.

Kua kāpiki rātou iāia ē kāre ‘aia i ī ō mai.
They called him and he didn’t reply;

i tō mātou rongo‘anga i te reo kāpiki,
when we heard the voice calling;

Kua ‘akarongo mātou i te kāpiki, kāre rā ‘e tangata i ‘aere atu ki va‘o.
We heard a call, but no one went outside;

Kua kāpiki tauturu ‘aia.
He called for help;

KĀpiki‘ia ‘a Mea kia ‘aere mai.
Call for What’s-his-name;

kia kāpiki‘ia tōna ingoa,
when his name was called;

Kia tae ‘aia ki roto i te ‘ōire, kua kāpikia mai ‘aia e te va‘a tuatua.
When he got to the village, he was (ceremonially) hailed by the orator;

‘E tangata kāpiki‘ia tērā e te kavamani nō te kimi i te manamanatā o te ‘ua rākau.
He’s been called in by the government to look into the trouble over the fruit;

Kua kāpiki‘ia te ‘uipā‘anga.
A meeting was summoned;

Kua kāpiki rāua i te pēpe kiā Tā.
They called the baby Tā. (See kāpikipiki, kāpiki‘anga.)

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