(-a, -ia, -na).
- v.t. Shift position of something, turn something around, move from one place to another. Kua iki aia i tana nga tinana puaka ki roto i te aua maata. He moved his two sows into a larger sty; Kua tarevake tena poupou, ikia te tua maata ki raro. That post is in wrong, turn it round so that the big end is at the bottom; Eaa koe i iki ei i toou tua kiaia? Why did you turn your back on him?; Kare te tamaiti meangiti i kite e kua iki a mua i tona pona ki muri i tona aaoanga. The little boy didn’t know he’d put his shirt on back to front.
- v.i. Alter (of a story). No tei iki tana tuatua, no reira aia i akautungaiai. Because his story had changed, that’s why he was punished. (See ikiiki2, taiki.)
Related to iki