‘ā‘ei

‘ā‘ei, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Put a loop around something, lasso, trap with net or snare.

Kua ‘ā‘ei te ika ki runga ki te kupenga.
The fish were entangled in the net;

‘E taura ‘ā‘ei tēnā i te puakatoro.
That rope is to lasso the bull with;

‘Ā‘eia ki runga i tō kakī.
Put it (loop it) around your neck.

2. n. Shingles.

‘E ‘ā‘ei tōna maki.
He’s got shingles.
[‘ā-8, ‘ei1.]