va‘ī

va‘ī, (-a).

1. Wrap.

Te va‘ī nei au i te ika.
I‘m wrapping up the fish;

E va‘ī i te pēpe ki te tauera.
Wrap the baby in the towel;

E va‘ī i te tōmāti ka ‘a‘ao ei.
Wrap the tomatoes up before you pack them;

Pi‘a pēpa va‘ī ‘ānani.
A box of papers for wrapping oranges up in;

Kua riri au kiāia i tōna va‘ī‘anga i te ika, nō te mea kāre ‘aia i ina i te ‘āriki.
I was annoyed with him for wrapping up the fish without softening the banana leaves over the fire first;

Kua va‘īa tōna kāka‘u pa‘ī tai ki te tauera.
Her bathing costume was wrapped up in the towel.

2. n. That which is wrapped up, a parcel.

Kāvea te va‘ī ika nāna.
Take him the parcel of fish.

3. Wrapping paper, etc.; casing.

Inā kia tatara i te va‘ī i tēnā ko‘u.
Would you take the wrapping off that parcel. Va‘ī mōrī pata, flashlight case.