‘ei‘ei

‘ei‘ei, fq. ‘ei1, q.v.

1. (-a, -‘ia). Wear necklace garland or wreath.

Kua ‘ei‘eia tō kōrua ‘ei pūpū e Mata mā,
Mata and the others wore your necklaces (or hatbands) of little

pūpū
shells;

Kā ‘aere kōtou ki ‘ea i ‘ei‘ei ei kōtou?,
where are you going with those garlands on?;

Kua pu‘ipu‘i māua ia rāua i tō rāua ‘ei‘ei‘anga ki roto i te ‘are ‘ura,
we whistled at them as they came garlanded into the dance.

2. v.i. Enmeshed, trapped (in net or snare).

Kua ‘ei‘ei ‘aere te ika ki runga i te kupenga,
fish were trapped here and there in the net.
[‘ei1 RR.]