ara2

ara2, n.

1. Road, path, passage, route, way (of travelling), trail, track.

Tēia ara mingimingi,
this winding path;

Tē ma‘ani ara nei mātou.
We‘re making a path, repairing the road;

Ka nā te ara poto ‘ua tāua i te ‘aere.
Let’s go the short way;

‘E roa te ara ki Aitutaki.
It’s a long passage to Aitutaki;

Kua āru mātou i te ara o taua puaka taetaevao.
We followed the trail of the wild pig;

ara tapuae puaka,
spoor of pig;

‘Ei pātikara te ara meitaki.
Bicycles will be the best way to go;

‘E ara mōtokā tēia,
these are car tracks.

Ara ‘ārote, furrow left by plough.
Ara ‘āuri, railway line.
Ara kākenga, ladder, flight of steps or stairs.

Kua kake ‘aia nā runga i te ara kākenga.
He climbed up the ladder.

Ara metua, the old inland road around Rarotonga.

Ko te ara metua tēnā tei ma‘ani‘ia e Toi.
That’s the old road that Toi built.

Ara nui, main road, esp. the present road running around the island.
Ara rēruē, railway line, railroad.
Ara tangata, a smooth area of rock running along the lagoon side of the reef.

Ka nā runga ‘ua tāua i te ara tangata kia kore tō tāua vaevae e motumotu i te toka.
Let’s keep along the ara tangata so we won’t cut our feet on the rock.

Arā vaka, a passage through shoals for canoes.

Kua ‘akamata ‘aia i te pao i te papa kia rauka tēta‘i arā vaka.
He began to hammer away at the rock-bed to make a passage for canoes.

Ara vaevae, line of footprints.

E āru i te ara vaevae.
Follow the footprints.

Arā vai, ditch, drain, gutter.

2. Line, row. Ara ‘ā, name of an old Mangaian four-flanged spear (ara here refers to the rows of teeth or serrations (tara).

Ara taura1, line of stitching, seam.

Kua tā‘ipa‘ipa te ara taura i runga i tō‘ou pona.
The seams on your dress are crooked.

Ara taura2, rope ladder.

Kā kake ‘ua au nā runga i te ara taura.
I‘ll just climb up the rope ladder.

Arā toka, row of sinkers attached to bottom of fishing-net.
Arā uto, line of floats on net.

Kua oti te arā uto i te tāmou ki runga i te kupenga, ko te arā toka te toe.
The row of floats have been tied on to the net, there’s still the sinkers to do.

(see araara2, (tā)arāpō, arāta‘a, arataki(taki), tāmataara.)

[Pn. *hala.]

rāini

rāini, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Rule a line, line out, line in, etc.

Kua ro‘iro‘i au i te rāini‘anga i tēia au pēpa.
I‘m tired of ruling lines on these sheets of paper;

Kua rāinia te ngā‘i tēniti‘anga.
The tennis court has been marked out.

2. n. A line, telephone line, row or rank.

Tē ‘anga‘anga nei te rāini.
The line is engaged;

‘Akatika meitaki‘ia tō kōtou rāini.
Get your line straight. Rāini mate, dead-ball line (in rugby). Pata rāini, to play ringers (marbles).

‘Aere mai, kā pata rāini tāua.
Come on, let’s play ringers.
[Eng. line.]

3

3,

1. n. Row, line, column.

I tanu au i teia pā rākau ‘ei pāruru i te matangi.
I planted this row of trees as a windbreak;

E tatau koe i te kātoatoa‘anga o te tamariki i teia pā.
Count the number of children in this row;

E ‘akaputuputu kōtou i teia pā nūmero.
Add up this column of figures. Pā ‘are, line of houses. Pā ‘enua, (i) line or group of islands.

Kua tupu te ‘uri‘ia ki te pā ‘enua tokerau.
A hurricane occurred in the Northern Group. (ii) overseas, foreign parts.

Kua ‘oki mai rāua mei te pā ‘enua mai.
They have returned from overseas. Pā maunga, range of mountains.

Kua ‘oro‘oro ‘aere te au puakani‘o nā runga i te au pā maunga.
The goats went running along the mountain ranges. Pā reo, keyboard of piano, etc.

2. n. Door, gate.

Vā‘ia atu te pā kia ‘aere atu māua ki roto.
Open the gates so that we can go in;

tēta‘i ‘īnere pā,
a door hinge;

Ka tuku oki koe i te pa i te pae o te araka.
And you shall put a door in the side of the ark (Gen. 6.16).

3. n. Dam, fish-weir.

Kua papare rātou i te ‘ature ki roto i te pā ē kua tā‘ei ki te ‘ōpai.
They drove the mackerel into the fish-weir and caught them in the

‘ōpai net; Tei te a‘u pā ‘a ‘Ērani mā;
Erani and the others are building a fish-weir.

4. (-‘ia). Place in a row or line, edge (a path, with stones).

E pā koe i te toka takapini i te ‘āua tiare.
Put a row of stones around the flowerbed;

Pā‘ia ki te toka.
Edge it with stones;

Kua ‘akanu-kanuka ‘aia i te mataara ma te pā ‘aere i te toka ki ngā pae.
He made steps in the path, edging both sides of it with stones.
[Pn. *paa1.]

tūpātī

tūpātī , v.i.

1. Stand in a line, row, file, rank.

Kua tūpātī te tangata ki ngā pae i te ara.
The people lined up on both sides of the street;

‘Ī rua nga‘uru tangata i roto i te pā i tō mātou tūpātī ‘anga.
We lined up twenty to a row;

E ‘aere tūpātī kōtou.
Go in single file.

2. Line up, place in rows, etc.

E ‘aere koe e tūpātī ia rātou ki te pae i te patu.
Go and line them up by the wall;

Kua tūpātī ‘ia te aronga tī tima ē kua pū‘ia.
The rebels were lined up and shot.

3. n. A line, row, etc.

E kimi matatio nā roto i teia tūpātī ‘are.
Search carefully through this row of houses.