nga‘anga‘ā

nga‘anga‘ā, v.i., fq. nga‘ā. Shatter, break into pieces, crack or split in many places.

Kua nga‘anga‘ā te mō‘ina ki runga i te mataara.
The bottle smashed to bits on the road;

Kua nga‘anga‘ā te kōua i te ‘a‘aki-‘ia‘anga.
The immature drinking-coconuts broke when they were gathered (coconuts are thrown down from the tree when harvested);

Kua pakia te tangata i te nga-‘anga‘ā‘anga te ‘are ki raro.
People were injured when the house fell apart;

Kua nga‘anga‘ā te one nō te marō.
The earth was cracked because of the drought;

E ‘akaputu i te pi‘a nga‘anga‘ā ki va‘o.
Pile the broken boxes up outside. [nga‘ā rR.]

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