kukumi

kukumi, (-‘ia, kūmia).

1. Wrestle, maul sbdy about, assault (esp. a woman), rape; wrestling etc.

Kua kukumi māua ko Pōvaru i tēia mata‘iti i topa ē kua peke iāia te rē.
Pōvaru and I wrestled last year, and he won;

Kua tomo ngā tāngata kukumi ki roto i te rī ngi.
The two wrestlers entered the ring;

‘Aere mai, ka ‘aere tāua ki te kāinga, kua oti te kukumi.
Come on, let’s go home, the wrestling is finished;

I kukumi ana au i te kukumi‘anga meitaki.
I have fought the good fight (2 Tim. 4.7);

Kua kukumi ‘aia i te au mea rave ngatā.
He wrestled with the problems;

Kua kite au ‘ē rua tāngata konā kava i te kukumi-‘anga.
I saw two drunks mauling;

Kua nga‘anga‘ae tōku pona i tōku kūmi‘ia-‘anga i napō.
My dress was ripped to pieces when I was attacked last night;

E aruia to ratou au kainga, e kukumia oki ta ratou au vaine.
Their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished (Is. 13.16).

2. Clutch (the neck), strangle.

Kua kukumi‘ia tōku kakī e te tangata i napō.
Someone grabbed me around the neck last night;

Auraka kotou e kai i te toto, e te mea kukumi uaia ra.
Do not eat blood or things which have been strangled (Acts 15.29). [Pn. *kumi3.]

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