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.)