miri1, (-a). Rub with hands, stroke, fondle, rub (ointment etc.) on, (Bib.) embalm.
E miri koe i te manongi ki runga i tō‘ou mata ka ‘aere ei koe ka pā‘ī tai.
Rub some coconut oil on your face before you go swimming;
Kua miri ‘aia i tōna mata i te pura‘anga.
He rubbed his eye when he got something in it;
Kua miria tōku mokotua ki te manongi i te mā‘ore‘ore‘anga.
My back was rubbed with coconut oil when it peeled;
‘Auraka e miri i te kiore ngiāo.
Don’t stroke the cat;
Kua akaue aturā Iosepha i te aronga taunga ra, e miri i tona metua.
And then Joseph commanded the physicians to embalm his father (Gen. 50.2).
(See mirimiri, ‘āmiri(miri), kōmiri.)