nape

nape, (-a). Tie or bind around, make a turn around something (with a rope).

Kua nape te va‘ine i tōna katu ki te ‘ōrei.
The woman tied a handkerchief around her head;

Kua oti iāku i te nape i tōna rima maki ki te kāka‘u.
I’ve finished bandaging his bad hand;

E nape koe i te taura ki runga i te pū nū.
Attach a rope to the coconut tree.

2. Hook (the arm around), hook something towards one.

I te ‘oro‘anga mai te tamaiti, ē te pōro, kua nape ‘a Tuna i te kakī ē kua pakū ki raro.
As the boy came running with the ball, Tuna hooked an arm around his neck and brought him down with a thump.

3. Slice off, sever (with a hooking sweep of knife etc.).

Kua napea te kao o te meika ki te mātipi.
The top of the banana tree was sliced off with a knife;

Kua nape ‘aia i te kōpū o te kāpati ki te mātipi ma‘ata.
He cut off the head of the cabbage with the bush-knife;

Kua nape te toa i te kakī o tōna ‘enemi ki te koke.
The warrior decapitated his foe with a sword. (See ‘ānape, napenape.) [Np.*nape.]

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