anaana1

anaana1, v.i.

1. Hollowed out, hollow; clear, empty, unobstructed (of caves, holes, pipes).

Kua anaana te ni‘a o te kauvai i te varo‘ia‘anga e te vai.
It was hollow under the river bank where the water had scooped it out;

‘E va‘arua anaana ē te pōiri.
It’s a dark hollow pit;

I te anaana‘anga te ‘āua, kua ‘oro‘oro te puaka ki va‘o.
The pigs got out where there was a hollow under the fence;

E varo i tēnā rua kia anaana kia ō te rākau ki roto.
Hollow out the hole a little more so that the post will go in;

Kā tomo tāua nā konei, ‘e anaana ‘ua teia va‘arua.
Let’s get in through here, this hole is deep enough (to get under);

Tē anaana ‘ua nei teia paipa, pēnei ‘e ngā‘i kē tei kino.
This pipe is quite clear, maybe the trouble is somewhere else.

2. Echo.

Kua kāpiki ma‘ata ‘aia i tōna tae‘anga ki roto i te ō, ē kāre i pa‘u‘ia mai, ko tōna reo ‘ua tei anaana mai.
He shouted when he entered the valley, and there was no reply, only his own voice echoing back.
[ana1 RR.]

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