pōtaka, porotaka

pōtaka, porotaka,

1. (-‘ia). Roll, spin, twirl.

Tē pōtaka nei au i tēia taramu ki raro i te pū kuru.
I‘m rolling this drum under the breadfruit tree;

Kua arumaki te puakāoa i te paoti i tōku pōtaka‘anga nā runga i te matie.
The dog chased the tin when I rolled it along on the grass;

Kua ‘uri ‘aia i te uira o te pātikara ki runga ē kua pōtaka.
He turned the bike upside down and spun the wheel round;

Kua pōtaka ‘aia i te pēni.
He twirled the pencil.

2. n. Spinning top, teetotum (Ait. dial.).

3. Hoop made from coconut leaflet.
[pō-2 or poro-3, taka1.]