maikao

maikao, n., (Bib.). Digit, finger (maikao rima) or toe (maikao vaevae).

E ono ona maikao i te rima okotai, e ono oki maikao i te vaevae okotai, tai takau ma a,
six fingers to a hand, six to a foot, twenty-four (in all) (2 Sam. 21.20). Maikao ma‘ata


or maikao nui, thumb, big toe.

Ki runga i te maikao ma‘ata o to ratou ra rima katau, e ki runga i te maikao ma‘ata o tō ratou ra vaevae katau,
on the thumbs of their right hands and on the big toes of their right feet (Ex. 29.20).
[Np. *ma-‘ikao.]

‘āmirimiri

‘āmirimiri, (-a, -‘ia), fq. ‘āmiri. Keep touching, keep handling, finger, stroke, fondle.

‘Auraka ‘e ‘āmirimiri i te puka, kā repo.
Don’t keep fingering the book, it‘ll get dirty;

Kua auē te tamaiti i tōku ‘āmirimiri‘anga i tōna ‘ē‘ē.
The boy yelled when I felt his boil;

Kua ‘āmirimiri‘ia e rātou taua kāka‘ū ra i mua ake kā ‘oko ei rātou.
They felt the materials before they bought it;

‘Auraka ‘e ‘āmirimiri putuputu i te kiore ngiāo.
Don’t fondle the cat so much.
[‘ā-8, miri RR.]

rimarima

rimarima, v.t.

1. Finger, meddle with, take without permission.

‘Auraka e rimarima i te ‘apinga ā te tangata.
Don’t touch other people’s things. Tangata rimarima, a meddlesome or light-fingered person.

‘E tangata rimarima tika ai ‘aia.
He is awfully light-fingered.

2. Glove.

‘A‘ao‘ia tō‘ou rimarima,
put on your gloves.
[lima1 RR.]