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(-a, -ia). Call, summon. Kua kapiki ratou iaia e kare aia i i o mai. They called him and he didn’t reply; i to matou rongoanga i te reo kapiki, when we heard the voice calling; Kua akarongo matou i te kapiki, kare ra e tangata i aere atu ki vao. We heard a call, but no one went outside; Kua kapiki tauturu aia. He called for help; KApikiia a Mea kia aere mai. Call for What’s-his-name; kia kapikiia tona ingoa, when his name was called; Kia tae aia ki roto i te oire, kua kapikia mai aia e te vaa tuatua. When he got to the vage, he was (ceremonially) hailed by the orator; E tangata kapikiia tera e te kavamani no te kimi i te manamanata o te ua rakau. He’s been called in by the government to look into the trouble over the fruit; Kua kapikiia te uipaanga. A meeting was summoned; Kua kapiki raua i te pepe kia Ta. They called the baby Ta. (See kapikipiki, kapikianga.)

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