motumotu

motumotu,

1. v.i., fq. motu1. Sever, cut etc.

Kua motumotu te niuniu o te taripaoni.
The telephone wires were broken.

2. n. Island, ridge, patch.

E ‘ākara ki te moana, kā kite koe i te au motumotu.
Look out to sea and you‘ll see all the little islands.

3. (-a), fq. momotu, break etc.

Kua motumotua e te toa puakatoro te au niuniu o te ‘āua.
The bull broke the fence wires.
[motu1 RR.]

tā‘una

tā‘una,

1. Piled up, heaped up.

Kua tā‘una ‘ua te ‘ātava rākau ki reira i te kore‘anga te ngaru.
Branches were left piled up there when the heavy seas subsided.

2. n. A pile, bank, ridge, reef (of rocks or pebbles).

Kua āranga te tā‘una i te marō-‘anga te tai.
The piles of rocks showed above the surface as the tide receded;

‘E tā‘una kirikiri tō reira.
There is a bank of pebbles there.
[Np. *taafuna.]

ivi

ivi, n.

1. Bone, spine.

Kua va‘ī koe iaku ki te kiri e te kiko, e kua akaketaketa iaku ki te ivi e te uaua
(Job 10.11). Thou hast clothed (wrapped) me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced (stiffened) me with bones and sinews;

Kua puta tōna vaevae i te ivi tōtara.
His foot was pierced by a porcupine fish spine. Ivi kaokao, rib.

‘Ē rua ōna ivi kaokao i ‘ati i tōna ū‘anga i te mōtokā.
He had two ribs broken when the car hit him. Ivi marō, dry bones. Diseases leaving chalky deposits on the bones. Ivi metua, backbone, vertebrae. Ivi mokotua, backbone; the necessary basis of anything.

Ko te ivi mokotua o te ‘anga‘anga ‘āpi‘i, koia ‘oki, ko te tū mako.
Discipline is the essence of teaching. Ivi paku‘ivi, shoulder-blade. Ivi poti, ribs of a boat. Ivi tangata, skeleton. Ivi turi, kneecap. Ivi umauma, collarbone; breastbone.

2. Ridge, spur (of mountain).

‘E ivi maunga kokota ‘ua,
quite a narrow ridge;

I kite māua i te ngā‘i kai‘anga rautī a te puakani‘o ki runga i tērā ivi.
We noticed the place on that ridge where the goats have been eating the Cordyline leaves.

3. Outline (e.g. of a sermon), skeleton draft.

Kua kave ‘aia i tāna ivi ki te ‘orometua kia ‘akatika.
He took his text and the outline of his sermon to the pastor for approval.

4. Race (of people), stock.

Ko te ‘akakoro‘anga tēia o te ivi Māori, koia ‘oki kia vai rāi te mana o te ‘enua i te ‘ui ariki ma te au mata‘iapo.
The intention of the Maori people is to keep the control of land in the hands of the royal chiefs and heads of families.
(See kāiviivi, iviivi.)
[Pn. *hui1.]

kāivi

kāivi, n.

1. Ridge.

Te kāivi maunga,
mountain ridge.

2. Edge (of wall or plank, i.e. projection, not brink).

Kāre i pateka meitaki te kāivi o te rākau.
The edge of this piece of wood isn’t smooth (straight, regular) enough.

3. Hem or seam (of garment).

E tui ‘aka‘ou i tēta‘i ara taura nā runga i teia kāivi o te kāka‘u.
Sew another row of stitches along this seam.

4. Crease (down front of trousers).

Ka ‘ati‘ati te kāivi i tō piripou mē no‘o pērā koe.
You‘ll spoil the crease in your trousers sitting like that.

5. Spine or raised vein (in leaf).

‘E rau kāivi tikatika.
It’s a leaf with a straight spine.

6. Grain (in wood).

Kāre au e ‘inangaro kia pēni‘ia te ngūtupa nō te mānea i te kāivi o te rākau.
I don’t want the door painted, because there is a lovely grain in the wood. [kā-3, ivi.]