‘a‘aki

‘a‘aki, (-a, -‘ia, -na, ‘ākina, ‘ākia). Pick, pluck (fruit, flowers), pull (trigger).

Maori for pick is aaki
‘a’aki nītā…. picking pawpaws.

Kāre e taea e au i te ‘a‘aki i te vī.
I can’t reach to pick the mangoes;

‘e kuru ‘a‘aki ‘ōu,
a freshly picked breadfruit;

‘E a‘a i ‘ākina‘ia ai te rēmene rikiriki?
Why have the small lemons been picked?;

Kua ‘a‘aki ‘aia i te ‘āmara ē kua ‘aruru.
He pulled the trigger and (the gun) went off.
[‘aki rR.]

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