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auiri

pass. -a, -ia.

    1. v.t. Sew backing or lining onto (a quilt or dress material). Kua auiri te vaine i tona tivaevae ki te paruai., The woman backed her patchwork quilt with calico; Auiria te pareu oou ki te paraoti, Back your light cotton material (for a dancing skirt) with unbleached calico; i tai ngauru iati paruai i pou i tona auirianga i tona tivaevae,It took ten yards of calico to back her patchwork quilt.
    2. n. Bedcover, bedspread. Eaa te auiri i toou roi? What are you going to use for your bedcover?; Te tui auiri pareu nei au ei auiri i tona roi. Im making a pareu (light cotton material) cover to put over his bed; E auiri roi manea tena. That

arikiriki

(-a, -na, -ia), fq. ariki1.,

    1. Spread a covering over something. Kua arikiriki aia i te ngai nooanga o te manuiri ki te moenga. He spread mats where the guests were to sit; Tei te arikiriki aia i te au roi ki te tivaevae,She is covering the beds with the patchwork quilts; Kua tauturu aia iaku i te arikirikianga i te au kaingakai no te umukai. She helped me put the cloths on the tables for the feast.
    2. n. Nappy, diaper. Te pua arikiriki nei au no te pepe. Im washing the baby