ngatata

ngatata, v.i. Split, crack(ed).

Kua ngatata tēia ngā‘i i te pāruru o te ‘are.
The wall of the house is cracked in this place;

Kua ngatata tēnā pi‘a, kāre e meitaki i te vairanga kapu.
That box is split, it’s no good for keeping the cups in;

‘E mea tau kia ‘akaruke‘ia tēia rākau ngatata.
This split plank ought to be thrown away;

I te ngatata‘anga te ta‘ua i tōna ‘are, kua manako ‘aia ka ‘aka‘ōu ‘aka‘ou.
When the floor of his house started cracking, he decided to renew it again. [cf. ngātatatata, tā-ngatata, tā-ngātatatata.]

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