roro1

roro1, v.i.

1. Full-flavoured, delicious.

E tiaki kia roro meitaki te rango ka vā‘i ei.
Wait until the honey gets its full flavour before you take it out of the hive;

Ko te roro‘anga tika ai tēia o te kātara‘apa, kua para meitaki.
The custard-apples are at their best now, they are quite ripe;

‘E roro tika ai tēia kai.
This food is delicious.

2. Sweet (‘Ātiu dial. = Rar. reka, tu‘itu‘i).

tipi1

tipi1,

1. (-a, -‘ia). Use knife, etc., reaping, slicing or skimming action; slice, pare, cut (‘Ātiu, M.M. dial. = Rar. mātipi).

Kā tipi te tī tā ki te a‘a?
What are we going to cut the grass with?;

Tipia ā runga i te pā kaute kia tika.
Trim the top of the hibiscus hedge back level.

2. Skim (flat stone, etc.) along.

Kua tipi ‘aia i te toka para‘ā nā runga i te tai.
She sent the flat stone skimming over the surface of the sea;

Kua tipi ‘aia i te tupe i te pē‘i‘anga ē kua peke tāku ki va‘o.
He skimmed the disc along and knocked mine aside.

3. v.i. Skim along, skid out sideways (as wheel).

Nō te pateka, nō reira i tipi ei te uira o te pātikara i tōna pa‘e‘anga.
It was slippery, that’s why the wheels of his bicycle skidded out when he turned.

4. n. A knife, sickle, hook.

‘Ōmai kiāku tō tipi.
Let me have your knife;

Tē ‘akakoi tipī ra ‘aia.
He is sharpening up a knife.

taume

taume,

1. Spadix (flower stalk) of coconut palm.

‘Akarukena atu te taume, ko te rōrō tē ‘apai mai.
Leave the spadix, it’s the spathe you must bring;

‘Aere kimi taume ‘ei purūmu i te tī tā.
Go and find some coconut spadixes to sweep the cut grass up with.

2. Spathe (flower sheath) of coconut palm, (Ait., ‘Ātiu, M.M. dial.)

vivo

vivo, n.

1. Flute, flageolet, and similar small wind instruments.

Ko au tērā e ‘akatangi vivō ra i na konei ake.
That was me playing the flute a while ago;

Kāre i te ‘anga‘anga ma‘ata te ‘akatangi vivo.
It is not hard to learn to play the flute.

2. Whistle (‘Ātiu, Ma‘uke, Miti‘āro dial. = Rar. pu‘i).