‘ītoetoe

‘ītoetoe, (-a, -‘ia), fq. ‘ītoe. Strip (leaves).

Nāku e ina i te ‘āriki, nā‘au e ‘ītoetoe.
I‘ll heat the banana leaves, you strip them off (slice off the back of the spines);

Kua kāpiki mai ‘a Poro iāku i tō mātou ‘ītoetoe‘anga i te kīkau ‘ei ma‘ani purūmu.
Poro called for me when we were strip-ping (the side leaves of) the coconut fronds to use (their spines) to make brooms;

‘Ātoetoea mai te rau‘ara kia vave.
Hurry up and strip the pandanus leaves.
[‘ītoe Rr.]