tākai

tākai, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Tie, bind, wind or wrap something around, roll something up.

E tākai i te ‘une ki te kāka‘u mā.
Put a clean bandage around the sore;

Tākaia te tā‘ei ki runga i tō kakī .
Wind the scarf around your neck;

E tākai i te ko‘u kia piri.
Tie the parcel up tight;

Nāringa i mako te tākai‘anga, kāre rāi e matara.
It won’t come loose if it’s bound around properly;

Tākaia tō rāua mata ka ‘apai mai ei ki roto nei.
Blindfold them before you bring them in here;

Tākaia te tēpu.
Roll up the tape.

Kāka‘u tākai maki, bandage.

2. n. A band or binding around something, a roll.

Ea‘a te tākai i tā‘au ko‘u?
What is your parcel tied up with?

Tākai pare, hatbands.
Tākai rau‘ara, roll of pandanus.

[Ce. *taakai.]

tākaikai

tākaikai, (-a, -‘ia), fq. tākai.

1. Tie, bind, wind or wrap something around, roll something up.

Kia tano te tākaikai‘anga i te a‘o kā pē‘i ei i te tōpī .
Get the string properly wound around the top before you throw it;

Tākaikaia tēnā au ko‘u.
Tie those parcels up;

Paoke kāka‘u tākaikai maki,
boxes of bandages.

2. v.i. Wound around, tied around, tangled up.

Kua tākaikai tō rāua mata i ‘aere ei rāua ki te keiā i te toa.
They were masked when they went to rob the shop;

Kua tākaikai te a‘o.
The line became tangled.

3. n. Bindings, bands, etc.

‘E mānea te au tākaikai pare.
The hatbands are very pretty.
[tākai Rr.]