Cook Islands Maori Google+
+68228122 maoridb@gmail.com

n., v.i. A linear mark (esp. a mark on the skin), leave a mark. Eaa tera ira i runga i toou rae? What is that mark (e.g. weal) on your forehead?; Kua ira meitaki tona tapuae ki runga i te one. His footprints left a clear trail in the sand; Kua mataku aia i te iraanga te repo i tona rima ki runga i te ariki kaingakai. He was alarmed when the dirt on his hand left a mark on the tablecloth; Teia te peni tata ira ake i tena. This pencil makes a better mark than that; E taomi koe i tetai manga i te peni me tata, kia ira meitaki. Press down a bit harder on the pencil when you write, so that it leaves a clear mark. Ira ngaa, cracked. Kua ira ngaa te io. The glass is cracked. Ira motu, a scar. Ira uira, wheel mark, rut. (See iraira.) [Pn. *ila.]

Related to ira