kōviri

kōviri,

1. (-a, -‘ia). Plait.

Kua kōviri tōku māmā i tēta‘i pare rau‘ara nōku.
My mother has plaited me a pandanus-leaf hat;

Kua ‘inangaro te va‘ine kia ‘akapātara-tara‘ia te kōviri‘anga.
The woman wanted it plaited with a saw-toothed design.

2. n. A type of sleeping-mat plaited with plain sides and a decorative band at opposite ends. [kō-4, viri.]

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