teke

teke,

1. Move position slightly, shift along, edge, inch.

E teke atu kia ō meitaki au.
Shift up a bit so I can get in properly;

Kāre au e tae i te teke ki te pae iāia.
I don’t like to move up close beside him.

2. (-a, -‘ia, -na). Shift something along.

E teke i te kaingākai ki te ‘ākoko.
Shift the table over into the corner;

Tekea ki uta.
Move it inland a bit;

I tōna tekenga i te pi‘ia, kua pa‘ī ‘ī tōna rima.
He crushed his fingers shifting the crate.
[Pn. *teke2.]

tapa3

tapa3,

1. The edge, brink, margin, border, rim.

‘Auraka e tū ki te tapa o te maunga, kā pū‘ia koe, ē te ‘openga, kā topa atu koe ki raro.
Don’t stand on the edge of the mountain (ridge), the wind will catch you and you‘ll end up by falling over;

Kua ‘akatore ‘aia i te tapa i tōna pona ki te tēpu muramura.
She put a strip of red ribbon around the hem of her dress;

‘e ‘āriki kaingākai tapa matie,
a tablecloth with a green border;

Ko te tapa i tōna rima tei motu.
He cut the side of his hand;

te tapa o te ara,
the side of the road;

te tapa o te kapu,
the rim of the cup;

‘Ātia tēta‘i tapa i tō varāoa pakapaka nā ‘Ina.
Break off a piece of your biscuit for ‘Ina. Tapā-tai, water edge, tidemark, beach.

Tē ko‘i pōre‘ō ra rāua i te tapā-tai.
They‘re picking up shells on the beach. Tapā-to‘e, the flank (flat side) of the buttocks. Tapa ‘ū‘ā, groin.

E mamae taku tapa, mē ‘ea‘a rā?
My groin is hurting, I wonder what it is?

2. (-‘ia). Border, edge (tr.).

Kā tapa au i te ‘iti i tōku pona ki te kāka‘u auī ka.
I‘m going to put some blue material around the hem and sleeves of my dress;

Kua tapā‘ia tōna moenga ki te ‘ā ‘ūtū ē te nono.
Her mat was bordered with

‘ā ‘ūtū and nono.
[Pn. *tapa3.]

‘iti2

‘iti2, n. Edge, brink, rim.

Ka pururū te one mē ‘aere kōrua nā te ‘iti o te va‘arua.
The sand will fall in if you two walk round the edge of the hole;

Kua iri te poti ki te ‘iti o te ava.
The boat has gone aground at the edge of the channel;

‘Ōreia te repo i te ‘iti o te kapu.
Wash the dirt off around the rim of the basin;

te ‘iti o te taoni,
the edge of town.
(See tā‘iti2.)

ni‘a

ni‘a, n. Brink, edge, brim, rim.

Kua tū te puakani‘o ki te ni‘a o te mato.
The goat stood at the edge of the precipice;

te ni‘a o te va‘arua,
the edge of the pit;

te ni‘a o te kauvai,
bank of the river;

te ni‘a o te karāti,
the rim of the glass. (See ni‘ani‘a, ni‘ani‘ā‘au.)