tākai

tākai, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Tie, bind, wind or wrap something around, roll something up.

E tākai i te ‘une ki te kāka‘u mā.
Put a clean bandage around the sore;

Tākaia te tā‘ei ki runga i tō kakī .
Wind the scarf around your neck;

E tākai i te ko‘u kia piri.
Tie the parcel up tight;

Nāringa i mako te tākai‘anga, kāre rāi e matara.
It won’t come loose if it’s bound around properly;

Tākaia tō rāua mata ka ‘apai mai ei ki roto nei.
Blindfold them before you bring them in here;

Tākaia te tēpu.
Roll up the tape.

Kāka‘u tākai maki, bandage.

2. n. A band or binding around something, a roll.

Ea‘a te tākai i tā‘au ko‘u?
What is your parcel tied up with?

Tākai pare, hatbands.
Tākai rau‘ara, roll of pandanus.

[Ce. *taakai.]