tā‘ei, tā‘ī

tā‘ei, tā‘ī , (-a, -‘ia).

1. Ensnare, net, lasso.

Ka tā‘ei tātou i teia kōpū ika tauira.
Let’s net this shoal of fry;

‘Ōmai tēta‘i taura kia tā‘ei au i tērā ‘oro‘enua.
Let me have a rope to lasso that horse with.

2. (rare). Put necklace, wreath or garland round sbdy.

3. n. A wrap, shawl, scarf (tā‘ei kakī ), rug (tā‘ei moe).

E tāpoki iāia ki te tā‘ei kia ma‘ana.
Put a rug over him to keep him warm;

E ‘ei i tō tā‘ei ‘uru‘uru ki runga i tō kakī
. Wrap your woollen scarf round your neck.