vero

vero, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Stab, thrust, hurl spear, pierce.

Kua vero ‘aia i tāna kōrare ē kua puta ki te ‘ū‘ā o tōna ‘enemi.
He made a thrust with his spear and wounded his enemy in the thigh;

Kua veroa taua manu tā‘aē ra ki te ‘āuri ē kua mate.
A spear was thrown at the wild animal and it died;

Kua vero ‘aia i te rākau ki te ‘āuri vera.
He pierced a hole through the piece of wood with a length of hot iron.

2. Pierce (of the sun’s rays).

Kua vero mai te mārama o te rā nā roto i te māramarama ki runga i tōna mata ē kua ara ‘aia.
The rays of the sun shone through the window striking on his face and he woke up.

3. n. A thrusting spear (Penrhyn dial.).

4. Ray, beam of light.

Kua kite ‘aia i te vero o te rā i te nā roto‘anga mai i te puta.
He saw a ray of sunlight coming through the hole. Vero mārama, n., shaft of sunlight.
[Pn. *welo.]

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