teretere

teretere, fq. tere.

1. (-a, -‘ia). Slice.

Kua teretere ‘aia i te ngā‘i kino o te kūmara.
He’s sliced the rotten parts off the kumara;

Ka meitaki ‘ua i te teretere i tēta‘i mānga kia iti mai.
It won’t do any harm to trim it a bit smaller;

Tereterea te pākiri o te au poupou ka ‘akatū ei.
Trim the bark off before you put the posts in.

2. Slide, slip, drift, move about, (be) loose etc.

Kua teretere ‘ua tōna vaevae i runga i te one i tōna tāpū‘anga i te taura.
His feet kept slipping in the sand as he took the strain on the rope;

‘E rākau teretere ‘ua tēnā, pātiā‘ia.
That plank is quite loose (moving about), nail it down;

Nō te teretere i te rākau nō reira i tāpeka‘ia ai.
The timber was tied down because it was moving to and fro.

3. Sail along, travel, etc.

Tērā e teretere maī ra ‘a ‘Ina mā mei te tango patito.
There come ‘Ina and her friends back from getting sea-hares;

Kua teretere te au vaka tautai ki te moana.
The fishing canoes put out to sea.

4. Stretch, give.

Kā teretere te rima i tō pona mē ‘uti‘uti koe.
You‘ll stretch the sleeves of your shirt dragging on them.

‘oatu, ‘ōatu, ‘ō atu

‘oatu, ‘ōatu, ‘ō atu,

1. (-‘ia). Hand over, give.

Tē ‘ōatu nei au i tēia ‘enua ki roto i tō‘ou rima.
I‘m handing this land over to you;

I ‘ōatu‘ia taua ‘apingā ra kia ‘apai atu kiā koe.
The article was given to him to take to you.

2. v.i. Go on (away from speaker or place referred to).

‘Ōatu ka ‘aere, kua pō.
Go on. Let’s go, it’s dark now;

‘Ōatu rā, ka ‘aere atu rāi au.
You go on, I‘ll be along later. [‘ō1, atu2.]

‘ōake

‘ōake, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Hand over, give.

Tē ‘ōake atu nei au i tēia ‘oro‘enua nō‘ou.
I‘m giving this horse to you now;

Kua kite au i tō‘ou ‘ōake‘anga i te moni nā Pure.
I saw you giving Pure the money;

Kua ‘ōake tā mātou ‘apinga aro‘a nō tōna rā ‘ānau‘anga.
We’ve given him our birthday presents;

Kāre i te mea ‘ōake, ‘e mea rave ‘ua nāna.
It wasn’t given to him, it was something he just took.

2. v.i. Proceed adjacently (e.g. passing near the speaker, or following him on later).

‘Ōake rā te ‘aere nei au.
You come on later, I‘m going now;

‘Ōake ki mua.
Go round forward (past the speaker). [‘ō1, ake.]

‘ōmai

‘ōmai, v.t. Pass or bring to the speaker, hand over, convey, give.

Nā‘au i ‘ōmai kia inu au.
You gave it to me to drink;

‘Ōmai te rima.
Give me your hand;

‘Ōmai!
Let me have it!;

‘Ōmai tō kōtou manako i tēianei.
Now let me have your views;

Ka rekareka ma‘ata au mē ka rauka iā koe i te ‘ōmai kiā Tumu.
I would be very grateful if you could get it to me through Tumu. [‘ō1, mai1.]