keri

keri, (-a, -‘ia). Dig out.

Nā Mata i keri i te va‘arua.
Mata dug the hole;

Kua keri te puakāoa i te va‘arua kioretoka.
The dog dug out the rat-hole;

‘E va‘arua keri ngatā tēia, nō te ma‘ata i te toka.
It is difficult to dig this hole, there are a lot of stones;

Keria‘ia kia ‘ō‘onu.
Dig it deep;

Kia oti te rua i te keri, kā tari mai ei i te angā tini ki raro.
As soon as the pit has been dug out, carry the empty tins down into it. (See kerikeri, ākeri(keri).) [Pn. *keli.]

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