keikeiā

keikeiā, (-‘ia), fq. keiā. Steal repeatedly, pilfer; thieves, robbers.

Kua keikeiā te ‘ānana keiā i tā mātou one merēni.
The gang of thieves have been pilfering our patch of melons;

Ka keikeiā‘ia mē kāre koe e tiaki.
They‘ll be pilfered if you don’t guard them;

‘E tangata keikeiā koe i tā mātou taro.
You’ve been stealing our taro;

Kua mou te keikeiā inapō.
The thieves were caught last night. [keiā rR.]

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