koropeka

koropeka, (-‘ia), n. Interlace in a criss-cross fashion, form an interwoven barrier, hem in; a grille, lattice, grating.

Kua koropeka te tātarāmoa i tēia ngā‘i.
The brambles have formed a thicket here;

Kua tuku mātou i te ‘au i tō mātou koropeka‘ia‘anga e te ‘enemi.
We surrendered when we were hemmed in by the enemy;

E pātiti koropeka i te rākau.
Nail the laths up crisscross;

te koropeka ‘āuri o te māra-marama,
the iron grille over the window;

‘E mānea te koropeka o te pāruru ‘are.
The latticing on the wall of the house is pretty.

[Ck. *koropeka.]

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