‘ere, (-a, -‘ia, -kia).
1. Tie around, tie up, tether.
Kia oti tēnā ‘ope i te taura i te ‘ere ki runga i te pū nū, ka ‘u‘uti ei mātou,
get your end of the rope tied around the coconut tree and then the rest of us will heave;
Kua ‘ere ‘aia i te rākau e ‘okota‘i ruru,
he tied the sticks up in one bundle;
Kua mamae ‘aia i tōku ‘ere‘anga i tōna vaevae ki te taura,
it hurt him when I tied his legs with rope;
Tēia te tuaina ‘ei ‘ere i tō ko‘u,
here is some string to tie up your parcel with;
‘Erea tēnā ‘oro‘enua ki te taura ‘ōu,
use new rope to tether the horse;
Kua ‘ere koe i tō puaka?
have you tethered your pig;
Kua riro taua kōreromotu ‘ei ‘ere iāia kia kore e ‘akaruke i te ‘anga‘anga,
the contract so bound him that he couldn’t leave the job.
2. n. A (noosed) tether, esp. a pig-rope.
‘E kiri‘au ma‘ani ‘ere tēnā,
that hibiscus-bast is for making (pig-)tethers;
Mou i te ‘ere, mou i te kō
(proverb), ‘hold on to the tether, hold on to the planting-stick’, i.e. keep animals and cultivate the land.
(see ‘ere‘ere, (‘ere)‘erekia, pū‘ere‘ere).