(-a, -ia), v.i.
- Lean or rest on (ki runga). Auraka e irinaki ki runga i te maramarama. Don’t lean against the window; Kua irinaki aia ki runga iaku e kua varea e te moe. He leaned on me and dropped off to sleep; Teia nooanga, kare e ngai irinakianga. This chair hasn’t got anywhere to lean (back) against; Te irinaki nei te au mea katoa ki taau tika. Everything rests on your decision.
- Rely on, have trust in (i or ki), believe confidently. Kua irinaki tika ai au kia koe. I trust you completely; Ko te rua taime teia i toku irinakianga ki tana tuatua. This is the second time that I’ve taken his word for it; E ao to te tangata tei akariro ia Iehova ei irinaki anga nona. Blessed is the man that maketh the Lord his trust (Ps. 40.4); Kare rava au no te irinaki akaou ia koe. Never again w I trust you; E tamaiti irinaki aia na tona metua. His father has faith in him; Auraka e irinaki ki tera ara kakenga, kua pe. Don’t trust to that ladder, it’s rotten; Te au tangata e irinaki mai nei ki runga iaku. The people who are relying on me; Koia toku irinakianga. He is the one Im putting my faith in; Kua irinakia aia e te kavamani. The government have trusted him; Kua irinaki tetai aronga e ko te kapuaanga o te tangata ki te Kuki Airani no Atia mai. Some people confidently believe that the people of the Cook Islands came originally from Asia. (See irina-kinga.) [Ce. *firinaki.]
Related to irinaki