naero

naero,

1. n. Nail (spike).

E pātiti koe i tēnā naero kia piri meitaki ka ‘akauta ai i te tūtū ki runga.
Drive that nail in tight before you hang the picture on it;

tēia pi‘a naero,
this box of nails;

Tē ‘akatikatika naero mingimingi nei au.
I‘m straightening out some bent nails.

2. (-a, -ia.) Harrow.

Kua naero koe i tā‘au ngā‘i kā tanu ki te tōmāti?
Have you harrowed the plot you are going to plant with tomatoes?;

Ka ‘apai au i te naero ā‘au ‘ei pākoko i te tītā i tāku ngā‘i?
Can I take that harrow of yours to clear out the weeds in my patch? [Eng. nail.]

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