rī, (-a, ‘ia).
1. Loop around, tie around, lash together, hang up sthg (with loop onto a nail, etc.).
Kua rī ‘aia i te ‘ōrei ki runga i tōna kakī.
She tied the handkerchief around her neck;
Kua auē te tamaiti i tōku rī‘anga i tōna rima ki te tuaina.
The child cried when I tied his hands round with string;
Kua rīa te au vaevae o te puaka ki te taura ē kua tuku‘ia ki runga i te pere‘ō.
The pig’s legs were tied up and it was put on the waggon;
E rī i tēnā kīkau ki runga i te naero.
Hang that basket up on the nail;
e rī ia Moredekai ki runga i te rīnga,
to hang Mordecai on the gallows (Esth. 6.4).
2. Rī kakī, necktie.
Kua tāmou ‘aia i tōna rī kakī.
He put his tie on.