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(-a, -ia). Plait, braid, twine. Te iri nei au i toku rauru. Im braiding my hair; E raranga koe i te kete, naku e iri. You weave the basket and Ill plait it (close the bottom with a braided keel); Kia oti te ere i te iri ka aere ei taua. Finish off plaiting the pig tether then well go; E manea toou irianga i to rauru. You’ve plaited your hair nicely; E iri i teia au kata ei taura. Twine these strands into a rope; Ia Maui e iri taura ra no te kupenga. While Maui was making the cord for the net. (See iriiri2.) [Pn. *firi.]

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