miri1

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.)
[Pn. *mili.]

‘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.]