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    1. 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.
    2. 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.]

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