pōtaka, porotaka

pōtaka, porotaka,

1. (-‘ia). Roll, spin, twirl.

Tē pōtaka nei au i tēia taramu ki raro i te pū kuru.
I‘m rolling this drum under the breadfruit tree;

Kua arumaki te puakāoa i te paoti i tōku pōtaka‘anga nā runga i te matie.
The dog chased the tin when I rolled it along on the grass;

Kua ‘uri ‘aia i te uira o te pātikara ki runga ē kua pōtaka.
He turned the bike upside down and spun the wheel round;

Kua pōtaka ‘aia i te pēni.
He twirled the pencil.

2. n. Spinning top, teetotum (Ait. dial.).

3. Hoop made from coconut leaflet.
[pō-2 or poro-3, taka1.]

‘uri‘uri2

‘uri‘uri2, (-a, -‘ia), fq. ‘uri.

1. Turn round, over and over, spin; compose; take sides, favour.

E ‘uri‘uri i teia pi‘a ki roto i tērā ‘ākoko.
Roll this crate (turn it over and over) over to that corner;

Kua ‘uri‘uri rātou i tēta‘i ‘īmene nō te tomo‘anga i te ‘are pure.
They composed a hymn for the dedication of the church;

KĀ rūti mātou mē ka ‘uri‘uri te rēperī kia rātou.
We shall lose if the referee favours them;

‘E tangata ‘uri‘uri koe.
You are never impartial.

2. Debate, discuss, argue, exchange opinions.

Tē ‘uri‘uri manako nei mātou.
We are having a debate;

te au manako tei ‘inangaro‘ia kia ‘uri‘uri,
the ideas which were down for discussion.
[uri2 RR.]