era

era, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Lever up, prize up.

Kā era tāua i tēia toka ki te kōropā,
let’s lever this rock up with a crowbar;

Mē oti tēnā rākau ta‘ito i te era, e pātiti i te mea ‘ōu,
when you’ve prized off the old plank, nail on a new one;

Kua erā‘ia te au toka mama‘ata ē kua vāvā‘i‘ia,
the large boulders were prized out and broken up.

2. A lever, wedge.

‘Ōmai i te era,
pass the lever;

E tuku i tēta‘i era ki raro i te ngūtupa kia vai ma‘eu ‘ua,
put a wedge under the door to keep it open.
(see eraera.)

tia1

tia1,

1. n. A wedge, peg etc. driven in as wedge.

Ka rauka ngō‘ie ‘ua mē kiritia te tia.
It will come out easily if the wedge is taken out;

Pātiā‘ia te tia kia kore tēnā mea e keukeu.
Drive the wedge in to keep it from wobbling about.

2. (tiā‘ia). Wedge something in, drive in a wedge.

Tēia te rākau ‘ei tia i te rākau mē vā‘i.
Here is a wedge to drive into the timber when you split it down;

Kua tia ‘aia i te rākau ki te tia i tōna keke‘anga.
As he sawed, he wedged a peg in to keep the saw-cut open.
[Pn. *tia1.]