pē‘i

pē‘i, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Throw directly at (i) sbdy/sthg with (ki) sthg.

Tē pē‘i nei au i te manu ki te toka.
I‘m throwing a stone at the bird;

Kua nga‘ā te i‘o o te māramarama i tōna pē‘i‘anga ki te toka.
The window shattered when he threw a stone at it;

Kua pē‘ia te vī para i runga i te pū e te tamaiti ki te rākau.
The boy threw the stick at the ripe mango on the tree.

2. Throw (i) sthg (ki) somewhere.

E pē‘i koe i tēnā au kapu ‘akari ki te pae.
Throw that lot of coconut shells out of the way;

Pē‘ia mai.
Throw it here;

Ko ‘Ātamu te tangata pē‘i pōro mamao o te Matavera.
‘Ātamu is the Mataverans’ distance thrower.

3. n. Bowler (in cricket).

‘E ngā pē‘i meitaki tō rātou.
They have a couple of good bowlers.
(see pē‘inga, pēpē‘i.)
[Pn. *pe‘e-si.]

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