(-a, -ia, -na).
- Hang something dangling (over line, rail, branch). E iki i te kakau mau ki runga i te taura. Hang the wet clothes up on the line.
- Dandle, nurse (a child) in the arms. Kua akaoti te pepe i te aue i toku ikianga iaia. The baby stopped crying when I dandled him; Kare te mama e inangaro kia ikia te pepe. The mother didn’t want the baby to be dandled.
- Look after, rear (a child), nurse (an invalid). Kua iki au iaia e maata ua atu. I looked after him until he was grown up; Kua iki aia i tona metua e mate ua atu. She looked after her father until he died. (See ikiiki3.) [Pn. *siki.]
Related to iki