tā‘iri‘iri

tā‘iri‘iri, (-a, -‘ia), fq. tā‘iri.

1. Fan, wave or flutter something.

Tēia te tā‘iri ‘ei tā‘iri‘iri iā koe.
Here is the fan to fan yourself with;

i tō rātou tā‘iri‘iri‘anga i te reva,
when they waved the flag;

Kua tā‘iri‘iria te reva e te matangi.
The wind fluttered out the flag.

2. n. A fan.

Kua ‘ati te kakau tā‘iri‘iri.
The handle of the fan was broken.

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