ara2

ara2, n.

1. Road, path, passage, route, way (of travelling), trail, track.

Tēia ara mingimingi,
this winding path;

Tē ma‘ani ara nei mātou.
We‘re making a path, repairing the road;

Ka nā te ara poto ‘ua tāua i te ‘aere.
Let’s go the short way;

‘E roa te ara ki Aitutaki.
It’s a long passage to Aitutaki;

Kua āru mātou i te ara o taua puaka taetaevao.
We followed the trail of the wild pig;

ara tapuae puaka,
spoor of pig;

‘Ei pātikara te ara meitaki.
Bicycles will be the best way to go;

‘E ara mōtokā tēia,
these are car tracks.

Ara ‘ārote, furrow left by plough.
Ara ‘āuri, railway line.
Ara kākenga, ladder, flight of steps or stairs.

Kua kake ‘aia nā runga i te ara kākenga.
He climbed up the ladder.

Ara metua, the old inland road around Rarotonga.

Ko te ara metua tēnā tei ma‘ani‘ia e Toi.
That’s the old road that Toi built.

Ara nui, main road, esp. the present road running around the island.
Ara rēruē, railway line, railroad.
Ara tangata, a smooth area of rock running along the lagoon side of the reef.

Ka nā runga ‘ua tāua i te ara tangata kia kore tō tāua vaevae e motumotu i te toka.
Let’s keep along the ara tangata so we won’t cut our feet on the rock.

Arā vaka, a passage through shoals for canoes.

Kua ‘akamata ‘aia i te pao i te papa kia rauka tēta‘i arā vaka.
He began to hammer away at the rock-bed to make a passage for canoes.

Ara vaevae, line of footprints.

E āru i te ara vaevae.
Follow the footprints.

Arā vai, ditch, drain, gutter.

2. Line, row. Ara ‘ā, name of an old Mangaian four-flanged spear (ara here refers to the rows of teeth or serrations (tara).

Ara taura1, line of stitching, seam.

Kua tā‘ipa‘ipa te ara taura i runga i tō‘ou pona.
The seams on your dress are crooked.

Ara taura2, rope ladder.

Kā kake ‘ua au nā runga i te ara taura.
I‘ll just climb up the rope ladder.

Arā toka, row of sinkers attached to bottom of fishing-net.
Arā uto, line of floats on net.

Kua oti te arā uto i te tāmou ki runga i te kupenga, ko te arā toka te toe.
The row of floats have been tied on to the net, there’s still the sinkers to do.

(see araara2, (tā)arāpō, arāta‘a, arataki(taki), tāmataara.)

[Pn. *hala.]

vero

vero, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Stab, thrust, hurl spear, pierce.

Kua vero ‘aia i tāna kōrare ē kua puta ki te ‘ū‘ā o tōna ‘enemi.
He made a thrust with his spear and wounded his enemy in the thigh;

Kua veroa taua manu tā‘aē ra ki te ‘āuri ē kua mate.
A spear was thrown at the wild animal and it died;

Kua vero ‘aia i te rākau ki te ‘āuri vera.
He pierced a hole through the piece of wood with a length of hot iron.

2. Pierce (of the sun’s rays).

Kua vero mai te mārama o te rā nā roto i te māramarama ki runga i tōna mata ē kua ara ‘aia.
The rays of the sun shone through the window striking on his face and he woke up.

3. n. A thrusting spear (Penrhyn dial.).

4. Ray, beam of light.

Kua kite ‘aia i te vero o te rā i te nā roto‘anga mai i te puta.
He saw a ray of sunlight coming through the hole. Vero mārama, n., shaft of sunlight.
[Pn. *welo.]