tākiri1

tākiri1, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Whip, lash, flick (with cloth, etc.), jerk or shake (head), wave or fling out (an arm), swing (rope), cast (line), fish (with rod and line).

Tērā te uēpu ‘ei tākiri i tō ‘oro‘enua.
Here is the whip to whip your horse with;

Tērā mai te kāka‘u ‘ei tākiri i te repo i runga i tō kāka‘u.
Here is a cloth to dust off your clothes with (i.e. dust down with a flicking action);

Kua tākiri ‘aia i tōna katu kia ‘oki tōna rauru ki muri.
He flicked his hair back out of his eyes;

I tōna tākiri-‘anga i tōna ūpoko, kua kite mātou ē, kāre ‘aia i ‘akatika.
We realised he disagreed when he shook his head;

Kua ū tōna rima ki runga i tōku mata i tōna tākiri‘anga.
He caught me across the face as he flung out his arm;

Tākiria te kākā kia rere au.
Swing the

kākā-creeper,
so I can skip;

Ko‘ai tērā e tākiri manini maī ra?
Who is that fishing for

manini
with a rod?;

‘Ī ‘itu āna ume mama‘ata i tōna tākiri‘anga.
He caught seven large

ume-fish
when he went out with a rod. Ko‘e tākiri, bamboo fishing rod. Matau tākiri ‘au‘opu, hook used when rod-fishing for

‘au‘opu.

2. A fishing rod.

Kua ‘ati tāna tākiri i te mou‘anga te tī tī ‘ara ki runga.
His rod broke when the

tī tī ‘ara
took the hook. Tākiri ka‘o, upper eaves support (Mang. dial. = Rar.

taorangi).
[Ce. *taa-kiri.]

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