ngāvarivari

ngāvarivari, v.i., fq. ngāvari.

1. Rickety, tottery, unstable.

Kua ngāvarivari te ‘are nō te rikiriki o te poupou.
The house was rickety because the posts were too slender;

Kua ngāvarivari tēia kaingākai.
This table is wobbly.

2. Yielding, weak, pliable, giving way easily.

Kua ngāvarivari te ‘ātava o te rākau.
The tree’s branches were pliable;

Kua ngāvarivari te taura kāka‘u i te topa‘anga te ‘ā nū ki runga.
The clothes line sagged when the coconut midrib fell onto it;

Kua akamaroiroīa e koe te rima ngavarivari.
Thou hast strengthened the weak hands (Job 4.3). [Pn. *„aawari.]

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