rauka

rauka, v.i.

1. Got, obtained, come into the possession of, receive.

‘Ea‘a tāku ka rauka i teia māngā moni tā‘au i ‘ōronga mai?
What can I get with this little bit of money you’ve given me?;

Kua rauka te ika.
A lot of fish have been caught;

Kua rauka tāku moni.
I’ve got hold of some money;

Te rauka nei te kite i te matapo.
The blind received their sight (Matt. 11.5).

2. Managed, achieved, able to be done, possible.

Ka rauka iāku i te ‘aere atu mē ‘e taime tēta‘i.
I‘ll be able to come if there is time;

Kāre e rauka iāku.
I can’t manage it;

Kāre au e rauka iā koe i te ‘akaruke i te ‘anga‘anga.
You can’t sack me;

Ka rauka iāku i te ‘akaruke iā koe i te ‘anga‘anga mē ‘inangaro au.
I can sack you if I want to;

Kāre e rauka teia potonga ‘āuri i te ‘akamingi.
It isn’t possible to bend this piece of steel.
[Ce. *lauka.]

peke1

peke1, v.i.

1. Removed, taken away, driven off, carried or lifted up or away, obtained, got (of sthg purchased or won).

Kua peke te vaka i te ngaru.
The canoe has been carried away by the waves;

Kua peke te parūnu i te matangi.
The balloon was taken away by the wind;

Kua peke iā ‘ai te pātikara?
Who has taken the bicycle?

Kua peke te pi‘a ki runga i te torōka.
The crates have been taken away on the truck;

Kua tu‘e ‘aia i te kapu nū ki runga i te mataara kia peke i te pae.
He kicked the bits of coconut shell away to the side of the road;

E paripari koe i te pakā nū ‘ei ‘akakā i te a‘i kia peke te namu.
Chop some bark off the coconut tree and put it on the fire to drive the mosquitoes away;

Kua peke tō‘ou no‘o‘anga iāia.
He has taken your seat;

Tārau‘ia ki te rākau kia peke mai.
Hook it in with a stick;

Kua ‘akakakekake rāua i te moni o te mōtokā,ē te ‘openga,kua peke iāia.
They bid against each other for the car and he got it in the end;

Kua rekareka rātou nō tei peke ia rātou te kapu o te pāpōro.
They were delighted that they had won the cricket cup.

2. Disappeared, gone away (of physical or emotional states).

Kua peke te mamae i tōku mīmiti.
My headache has gone;

Kua peke te kona o tērā tangata.
That fellow has sobered up now;

Kua peke tōna riri.
His anger subsided.

3. Cleared, met, paid (of a debt or price), served (of a gaol sentence).

Kua peke tāku kaio‘u.
I’ve paid what I owe;

Kā peke iā koe i te tūtaki i tāna moni?
Can you refund his money?;

Kā peke iā koe tēia mōtokā i te ‘oko?
Can you meet the price of this car?;

Kua peke tāna utunga.
He has served his sentence (or paid his fine).

4. Defeated, beaten.

Kua peke rātou ia mātou i tō mātou pūtōtō taura‘anga.
They lost to us in the tug-of-war.
(see pekepeke1, ‘akapeke(peke), ‘īpeke(peke), tūpeke(peke), ‘ūpeke-(peke).)
[Pn. *peke2.]