veka

veka,

1. v.i. Dart past, flash by.

I veka taua ‘ētū ra ki te ‘opunga.
The star flashed (across the sky) towards the west;

Ko te a‘i ‘ua tāku i kite atu i te veka‘anga, kāre i taka ē ko‘ai.
I just saw the light flash past, I didn’t recognise who it was;

Ko ‘ai tērā e veka akē ra nā muri i te ‘are?
Who is that darting past behind the house.

2. A messenger, herald.

Kua tono maī ra te ariki i ngā veka ki te au matakeinanga.
Then the chief sent two messengers to the settlements.
[Pn. weka2.]

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