pōkai1

pōkai1,

1. (-a, -‘ia), v.i. Roll up, coil up, wind round and round.

Kua pōkai te va‘ine i te moenga ē kua tāpeka ki te taura.
The woman rolled the mat up and tied it around with string;

Kua pōkai‘ia te māpu ē kua tuku‘ia ki roto i te kāparāta.
The map was rolled up and put in the cup-board;

Kua pōkai rāua i te kupenga ki runga i te rākau.
They rolled up the fishing net around the pole;

E pōkai meitaki koe i te taura.
Coil the rope up neatly;

Kāre i piri meitaki te rau‘ara i tōku pōkai‘anga.
I didn’t coil the pandanus strips tightly enough;

E pōkai koe i tōna ‘ē‘ē ki te ko‘u vairākau.
Rub this bag of ointment round and round his boil;

‘E na‘o tītī‘ara tērā e pōkai ‘uā ra i roto i te roto.
That is a shoal of trevally swimming round and round in the lagoon.

2. n. Clew, coil, (wound) ball, roll, reel.

Tēia te pōkai a‘o tautai.
Here is a ball of fishing line;

Nā‘au tēia pōkai niuniu?
Is this your coil of wire?;

Kua ‘oko pōkai taura muramura mai au.
I’ve bought a reel of red cotton.
[Pn. *pookai.]

pōkaikai

pōkaikai, (-a, -‘ia), v.i., fq. pōkai1.

1. Roll, coil, wind round and round.

Kua puta tōna rima i te niuniu i tōna pōkaikai‘anga.
He stabbed his hand on the wire when he was rolling it up;

Pōkaikaia mai te taura.
Coil the rope up.

2. n. Coils, rolls, reels, etc.

‘E au pōkaikai rau‘ara tēia, mē nā ‘ai i ‘apai mai.
There are some coils of pandanus here, but I‘m not sure who brought them;

Ko koe ra te aere, ka tatau ei i te pokaikai, taau i tata i toku nei vaa,
so you must go, and read out from the scroll what you have written down from my lips (Jer. 36.6).
[pōkai1 RR.]