pōtaka, porotaka

pōtaka, porotaka,

1. (-‘ia). Roll, spin, twirl.

Tē pōtaka nei au i tēia taramu ki raro i te pū kuru.
I‘m rolling this drum under the breadfruit tree;

Kua arumaki te puakāoa i te paoti i tōku pōtaka‘anga nā runga i te matie.
The dog chased the tin when I rolled it along on the grass;

Kua ‘uri ‘aia i te uira o te pātikara ki runga ē kua pōtaka.
He turned the bike upside down and spun the wheel round;

Kua pōtaka ‘aia i te pēni.
He twirled the pencil.

2. n. Spinning top, teetotum (Ait. dial.).

3. Hoop made from coconut leaflet.
[pō-2 or poro-3, taka1.]

tāviri

tāviri, (-a, -‘ia).

1. v.t. Wind or twist something round, rotate (wheel), twirl, drill, roll (cigarette), turn (key), lock or unlock, crank (car), grind (with coffee mill), screw or unscrew; knit, crochet, interlace; twist (story), switch (topics).

Kua tāviri ‘aia i tōna uāti.
He wound his watch up. Matī ni tāviri tī tā, rotary hoe.

Tē tāvirī ra ‘aia i tāna ‘ava‘ava.
He’s rolling himself a cigarette. Pēpa tāviri ‘ava‘ava, cigarette paper.

Tāviria te mōtokā kia kututū.
Crank the car to start the engine;

Kia tāviri au i te pā, kā tari mai ei kōrua i tēnā au mea ki roto.
Let me unlock the door, then you can bring those things in;

‘Ea‘a koe i tāviri ei iāia ki roto i te ‘are?
What did you lock him in the house for?

Tāviria te mōrī kia kā ma‘ata.
Turn the lamp right up;

Kua tāviri ‘aia i te tāpoki o te mō‘ina (kia matara) (kia piri).
He turned the top of the bottle (to loosen) (to tighten) it;

Kua tāviri te va‘ine i tēta‘i piriaro mā‘ana‘ana nō te pēpe.
The woman knitted the baby a woollen jumper (warm jumper). Nira tāviri ‘iti, crochet hook.

Kua tāviri ‘aia i te ‘iti o te ‘āriki kaingākai ki te taura matie.
She crocheted round the edge of the tablecloth with green thread;

Nō‘ou tērā ‘ei e tāviria maī ra.
That’s your garland she’s making there;

‘Auraka e tāviri i te tuatua.
Don’t change the subject (or don’t twist the facts).

2. v.i. Wind around (as spiralling creeper), twist or loop round (as rope), swing round (of the wind), swirl.

Kua tāviri te kākā nā runga i te pū rākau.
The

kākā
creeper wound around the tree;

Kua tāviri te taura.
The rope is tangled;

Kua tāviri te matangi ki te tonga.
The wind has swung round to the south.

3. n. Various instruments which rotate or are wound, winder, key, crank, etc.

Kua piri te ‘are, tei iā Kana te tāviri.
The house is shut up, Kana’s got the key;

Kua ‘ati te tāviri o te torōka.
The crank (or key) is broken on the truck. Tāviri kurū, screwdriver. Tāviri kaope, coffee mill.

4. A bundle (i.e. a ‘screw’ or ‘twist‘) (of coconuts).

‘E tāviri ‘akari tāna e amo atū ra.
He is carrying away (on his shoulder) a bundle of coconuts (tied in pairs and then twined into a bundle).

viri

viri,

1. Drill.

E viri koe i tēta‘i puta ki konei ē tēta‘i ki tēia ngā‘i.Drill a hole here and another in this place here; Kua viri te taote i tōku ni‘o.
The dentist drilled out my tooth.

2. A drill.

Ko ‘ai te tangata ‘e viri tāna?
Who has got a drill? Matā-viri, bit, cutting part of drill. Pū viri, brace, handle of drill

3. Twirl.

E viri to‘e koe i te nū.
Spin the drinking nut down butt-end first.
[Pn. *wili.]

viriviri

viriviri, (-a, -‘ia), fq. viri.

1. Drill, twirl.

Kia oti ngā puta toe i te viriviri ka ‘aka‘oki atu ei tō viri.
I‘ll just finish off drilling the last few holes and let you have your drill back;

‘Akaātea i raro i te pū nū, ka viriviri atu au i tēia au nū.
Stand clear under the tree there, I‘m going to twirl these coconuts down.

2. n. A ring-shaped doughnut.

‘Ē rua pene i te viriviri ‘okota‘i,
two pence a doughnut.
[viri RR.]

‘ōviri1

‘ōviri1, (-‘ia). Spin something around, twirl, drill.

Kua ‘ōviri‘ia te tōpī , inā rā kāre i roa ana te taka‘anga.
the top was given a twirl, but it didn’t revolve for long; e ‘ōviri koe i te ‘oe, ‘ei reira e tere ei te poti. scull with the oar (over the stern) and the boat will make way; Kua ‘ōviri ‘aia i te nū kōua i te ‘a‘aki‘anga. he gave the (fragile-shelled) young coconuts a twirl as he picked them. (cf. ‘ou5.) [‘ō-3 viri.]

‘ōviriviri

‘ōviriviri, (-‘ia), fq. ‘ōviri1. Twirl, etc.

Kua ‘ōviriviri‘ia te puta ki te keo o te mātipi ‘a‘atu. a hole was drilled with the point of a penknife. (cf. ‘ou5.) [‘ō3 viri RR.]