tī kiro

tī kiro, n., (Bib. sigilo).

1. Envelope.

E ‘atu‘atu meitaki i te pēpa ka tāuru ei ki roto i te tī kiro.
Fold the paper neatly before you put it in the envelope;

Ko te paeketi tī kiro ‘openga rāi tēia.
This is the very last packet of envelopes.

2. Seal.

Kua ruri keia mei te karakaraea ki te sigilo ra.
It is turned as clay to the seal (Job 38:14).

tāpiri

tāpiri, (-a, -‘ia, ia).

1. Bring something near to or beside, press something close to, apply a compress.

Ka rauka iā koe i te tāpiri mai i te ‘oro‘enua ki te pae i tēia tumu rākau kia kake atu au?
Could you manage to bring the horse up beside this tree stump so that I can get on?;

E tāpiri mai koe i te pi‘a ki te pae i te kaingākai.
Bring the box over close to the table;

I te ta‘e‘anga te toto i tōna putāngi‘u, kua tāpiri ‘aia i te kāka‘u anu ki runga i tōna rae.
When his nose started bleeding, he pressed a cold compress to his forehead. Kāka‘u tāpiri maki, lint.

2. Stick, seal, fasten or join something, patch (hole), put together, assemble (machinery).

Kua tāpiri ‘aia i te tuatua ‘akakite ki runga i te rākau ‘akakite‘anga tuatua.
He put (pinned or pasted) the notice up on the board;

Nāku i tāpiri i te tī kiro.
I sealed down the envelope;

Kua tāpiri ‘aia i te pēpa ki te kurū.
He stuck the paper with the glue;

Kua tāpiri ‘aia i te ‘āuri ‘ati ki te ‘apinga tāpiri ‘āuri.
He soldered the broken pieces of iron together;

Kua tāpiri ‘aia i te puta o te puāngiangi pōro.
He patched over the hole in the football bladder. Tāpou tāpiri ‘āuri, solder.

3. Approach close to.

‘Auraka e tāpiri ki te pāruru o te ‘are, kā kī tō pona i te pēni.
Don’t get (too) close to the wall of the house, you‘ll get paint all over your shirt.

4. Close down.

Kua tāpiri‘ia tāna kimi‘anga.
His business was closed down.