tā‘ei, tā‘ī

tā‘ei, tā‘ī , (-a, -‘ia).

1. Ensnare, net, lasso.

Ka tā‘ei tātou i teia kōpū ika tauira.
Let’s net this shoal of fry;

‘Ōmai tēta‘i taura kia tā‘ei au i tērā ‘oro‘enua.
Let me have a rope to lasso that horse with.

2. (rare). Put necklace, wreath or garland round sbdy.

3. n. A wrap, shawl, scarf (tā‘ei kakī ), rug (tā‘ei moe).

E tāpoki iāia ki te tā‘ei kia ma‘ana.
Put a rug over him to keep him warm;

E ‘ei i tō tā‘ei ‘uru‘uru ki runga i tō kakī
. Wrap your woollen scarf round your neck.

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.

va‘iva‘ī

va‘iva‘ī, (-a), fq. va‘ī.

1. Wrap.

E va‘iva‘ī mai kōrua i te poke kia uru au i te umu.You wrap up the poke
while I spread out the stones in the oven.

2. n. Bundle.

‘E au va‘ivaī manini tēnā.
Those bundles contain

manini fish.
[va‘i RR.]