ngāra‘u

ngāra‘u, n. Charcoal.

E ‘akakī mai i te toka ki te ngāra‘u ‘ei ‘akatika i te kāka‘u.
Fill the iron with charcoal ready for pressing the clothes;

Tikina mai te pi‘a ngāra‘u.
Come and get the box of charcoal;

Ka ‘aere au kā ta‘u ngāra‘u.
I‘m going to prepare (by burning) some charcoal;

E piringo‘i mai koe i te ngāra‘u kā, ‘ei tutungi i tāku ‘ava‘ava.
Pick up (with the tongs) an ember for me to light my cigarette with. [Np. *„alafu.]

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