ngarungaru

ngarungaru, v.i., fq. and dim. ngaru. Roughish (of the sea), choppy; choppiness.

Kua ngarungaru te tai nō te kinokino i te matangi.
The sea is choppy because the wind is quite bad;

Kua ‘akamutu te tangata i te ‘akatomo i te pa‘ī nō te ngarungaru i te tai.
The men stopped loading the ship because the sea was pretty rough;

Kāre e meitaki te tai ngarungaru i te ko‘i ariri i runga i te akau.
A rough sea is no good for collecting whelks on the reef;

Kua kika te aronga ‘anga‘anga i te au poti ki uta, i te ngarungaru‘anga te tai.
The stevedores dragged the lighters ashore when the sea got up. [ngaru RR.]

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