era

era, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Lever up, prize up.

Kā era tāua i tēia toka ki te kōropā,
let’s lever this rock up with a crowbar;

Mē oti tēnā rākau ta‘ito i te era, e pātiti i te mea ‘ōu,
when you’ve prized off the old plank, nail on a new one;

Kua erā‘ia te au toka mama‘ata ē kua vāvā‘i‘ia,
the large boulders were prized out and broken up.

2. A lever, wedge.

‘Ōmai i te era,
pass the lever;

E tuku i tēta‘i era ki raro i te ngūtupa kia vai ma‘eu ‘ua,
put a wedge under the door to keep it open.
(see eraera.)

eraera

eraera, (-‘ia, eraerā‘ia), fq. era. Lever up, prize up .

‘E a‘a i eraerā‘ia ai te pāruru o te ‘are?,
why is (the planking of) the wall being prized off?;

Kua ‘akatakoto ‘aia i te uira o te mōtokā ē kua eraera i tēta‘i tua i te kiri,
he laid the car wheel on the ground and levered off one side of the tyre.
[era RR.]

ranga1

ranga1, (-‘ia). Lever up. Ranga ‘āuri, crowbar.

Taria mai te ranga ‘āuri.
Bring over the crowbar.

Rangā‘ia mai tēnā i te pae ‘ua iā koe.
Lever up that one beside you.

‘E a‘a i ranga‘ia mai ei?
Why was it levered up?
[Pn. *la„a1.]