‘īvi

‘īvi, (-a, -‘ia).

1.

(a) Bowl (a ball).

Kua ‘īvi mārie ‘aia i te pōro ē kua puta te kīni.
He bowled the ball slowly and hit the wicket; Kāre au e kite i te ‘īvi. I can’t bowl; Ko ‘ai tō kōtou tangata ‘īvi? Who is your bowler?; Kua ‘īvia te pōro mua. The first ball was bowled;

(b) Lift by crane. Kua ‘īvi rātou i te au pi‘a mama‘ata ki runga i te poti. They lifted the big crates into the lighter by crane.

2. n. Crane.

Ko ‘ai tei runga i te ‘īvi?
Who is on (working) the crane?
[Eng. heave.]