rūra

rūra, (-‘ia, rūrā‘ia).

1. To rule (a line).

E rūra i te rāini kia tika meitaki.
Rule the line absolutely straight;

Kua mingimingi te rāini i tōku rūra‘anga.
I ruled the lines crooked.

RŪra‘ia tēnā kapi pēpa.
Rule out that sheet of paper.

2. n. A ruler.

Nāku tēnā rūra iā koe.
That’s my ruler you’ve got there;

Ka ‘aere au kā pati rūra ki te pū ‘āpi‘i.
I‘m going to ask the teacher for a ruler.
[Eng. rule(r).]

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.]