‘orei, ‘ōrei

‘orei, ‘ōrei,

1. (-a, -‘ia). Wash, wipe or polish clean, cleanse.

Kia oti te mereki i te ‘ōrei, ka ‘aere ei koe.
When the dishes are washed, then you can go;

Tē ‘ōrei nei māua i te kūmara.
We are cleaning off the kumara;

te aronga ‘ōrei māramarama,
the window cleaners;

‘Ōreia tō rima ka kaikai ei.
Wash your hands before you eat;

Kua kānapanapa te tāpe‘a i tōna ‘ōrei‘anga.
The ring glittered when she polished it;

Ka ‘ōreia tā‘au ‘ara.
Your sins will be cleansed.

2. n. Article used for wiping clean, esp. handkerchief.

Tāmā‘ia tō roi mata ki te ‘ōrei.
Wipe your tears with the handkerchief. (See ‘ōreirei.) [Np. *solo‘i.]

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