tākaikai

tākaikai, (-a, -‘ia), fq. tākai.

1. Tie, bind, wind or wrap something around, roll something up.

Kia tano te tākaikai‘anga i te a‘o kā pē‘i ei i te tōpī .
Get the string properly wound around the top before you throw it;

Tākaikaia tēnā au ko‘u.
Tie those parcels up;

Paoke kāka‘u tākaikai maki,
boxes of bandages.

2. v.i. Wound around, tied around, tangled up.

Kua tākaikai tō rāua mata i ‘aere ei rāua ki te keiā i te toa.
They were masked when they went to rob the shop;

Kua tākaikai te a‘o.
The line became tangled.

3. n. Bindings, bands, etc.

‘E mānea te au tākaikai pare.
The hatbands are very pretty.
[tākai Rr.]

natinati

natinati, fq. nati.

1. v.t. Tie, bind around, tether, noose (esp. a method of fishing for crayfish using a sennit noose which is slipped over the tail and jerked tight).

E natinati koe i te au vaevae o te puaka kā tuku ei ki runga i te pere‘ō.
Tie the pig’s legs up before you put it on the wagon;

Kua oti iāku i te natinati i ngā kiato o te vaka.
I’ve lashed on both outrigger arms of the canoe;

Kua natinatia te pū kāinga ki runga i te poupou.
The owner of the house had been bound to the post;

Tei te natinati kōura rāua i roa ai.
They are out noosing crayfish, that’s why they‘re so long.

2. v.i. Tangled up, kinked, twisted up.

‘E a‘a i natinati ei tēia a‘o?
Why is this line all tangled up? [nati RR.]