nga‘ae

nga‘ae, v.i. Rip, (be) torn; (a) tear.

Kua nga‘ae tōku pona i tō māua pūtōtō‘anga.
My shirt got torn when the two of us were tugging it;

Kua mataku ‘aia i te pū‘āpi‘i i te nga‘ae‘anga te māpu iāia.
He felt apprehensive about the teacher when he tore the map;

Kāre au e ‘inangaro i tēnā nūtipēpa nga‘ae.
I don’t want that torn newspaper;

‘Apaina mai te piripou ō‘ou kia tuia te nga‘ae.
Fetch your trousers here to have the rip sewn up;

Kua ‘a‘ao nga‘ae ‘aia i tōna kāka‘u ki te ‘āpi‘i.
He went to school wearing torn clothes.

[nga-1, ‘ae1, Np. *„a-sae.]

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