ngaru

ngaru, v.i. Rough (of the sea); waves; swell.

Kua ngaru te tai.
The sea is rough;

Tē ngarū ra te tai.
There was a rough sea running;

Kāre e meitaki te pātia i runga i te akau, ‘e tai ngaru.
It’s no good for harpooning on the reef, there’s a rough sea;

Kua peke tō mātou vaka i te ngaru‘anga te tai.
Our canoe went adrift when the sea got rough;

Nō te mama‘ata i te ngaru, kua ‘opu tō mātou vaka.
The waves were so big that our canoe sank;

Kua popoki te ngaru ki runga i te mato.
The waves dashed against the cliff;

Ka ‘aere tātou ka tūpā‘oro‘oro ngaru.
Let’s go surf-riding;

Kua topa ia tuā-ngaru.
We‘re past that hurdle (that wave crest has dropped behind). [Pn. *„alu.]

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