kiri

kiri, n.

1. (obsol.). Skin, bark, rind (now usu. pākiri).

Kua vai koe iaku ki te kiri e to kiko.
Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh (Job 10.11).

2. Leather (kiri manu).

Tēta‘i pea tāmaka kiri,
a pair of leather shoes. Kiri tāmaka, shoe leather, leather sole.

Ka ‘aere au kā ‘oko kiri tāmaka ‘ei tī vae i tōku tāmaka.
I‘m going to buy some shoe leather to patch my shoes;

Kua pātiti ‘aia i tēta‘i kiri ‘ōu ki runga, i te angiangi‘anga ā raro i tōna tāmaka.
He nailed new soles on when his shoes got thin in the bottom. Kiri kāka‘u, suitcase.

‘E ‘are toa kiri kāka‘u ‘oko māmā tēia.
This shop has some cheap suitcases. Kiri puka, satchel. Kiri moni, purse.

Kua ‘oko ‘aia i te kiri moni ‘ei aro‘a i tōna taeake.
He bought a purse to give to his friend. Kiri ruru piripou, belt.

Kua ruru ‘a Ma‘a i tōna piripou ki te kiri.
Ma‘a fastened his trousers with a belt. Kiri tātua, sash, girdle. Kiri uēpu, thong, lash.

‘E mouranga uēpu tēia, kua motu te kiri.
This is the handle of a whip, the lash has broken off. Kiri pa‘u, drumhead, tympanum.

Kua tāmou mātou i te kiri pa‘u.
We’ve put the tympanum on. Kiri vai, hose, tube.

Tēia te kiri vai ‘ei pī pī i te tiare.
Here’s the hose to water the flowers with;

E ngote koe i te vai ki va‘o nā roto i te kiri.
Suck the water out through the tube.

3. Tyre.

Kua puta te kiri o te mōtokā.
The car’s tyre is punctured;

Kāre ‘e puāngiangi i roto i te kiri.
There is no tube in the tyre.

4. Strakes (of canoe, rowing boat).

Tē tāmoumou nei rāua i te kiri o te vaka.
They are attaching the strakes of the canoe.

5. Surface of the sea.

Mē ‘ākara koe ki runga i te kiri o te tai,
if you look at the surface of the sea. (See kiriātai, kiriātona, kiri‘au, moakirikiri, pākiri(kiri), tākiri(kiri).) [Pn. *kili1.]

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