vaira

vaira, n.

1. File, rasp.

Nā‘au i ‘a‘ati i te vaira.
It was you who broke the file. Vaira rākau, rasp. Vaira maikuku rima, nail-file.

2. (-a -‘ia). File.

Ka vaira au i tō mātipi, kua mania.
I‘ll file an edge on your knife, it is blunt;

‘Apaina te mātipi mingi ā‘au kiā Tua kia vaira‘ia.
Take your sickle to Tua to be filed sharp.
[Eng. file.]

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