kena1

kena1, (-‘ia). Define a boundary, delimit, determine the extent; boundary, limit.

Kua kena ‘aia i tōna kāinga ki te pā kaute.
He marked the boundary of his land with hibiscus hedges;

Kua kena te pū‘āpi‘i i te kōtinga o te ‘āpi‘i.
The teacher determined what was to be covered in the lesson;

Kua kena‘ia tāku ‘anga‘anga.
The amount I have to do has been settled;

Tēia te toka a te ‘ui tupuna i te kena i tō tāua kāinga.
This is the stone our forefathers marked the boundary of our property with;

‘Auraka koe e ‘akateke i te kena kāinga.
Don’t move the boundaries of the property;

Kia taumaaia te apai ke i te kena kainga o tona taeake.
Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour’s landmark (Deut. 27.17);

Ko te kena tēia i tā mātou moni ‘anga‘anga.
This is the ceiling of our salaries;

Kua tae tātou ki te kena o tā tātou ‘anga‘anga.
We’ve come to the end of our work.

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