ngingiti, ngengeti

ngingiti, ngengeti, v.i.

1. Catch the breath (from sudden pain), gasp.

‘Ea‘a koe i ngingiti ei, kāre au e tāomi pakari ana?
Why did you gasp, I‘m not pressing too hard, am I?;

Kua ngingiti ‘aia i tōna ‘eke‘anga ki roto i te pā vai anu.
He gasped as he slid into the bath of cold water;

Kua kata te tamaiti māoro i tō Puka ngingiti‘anga.
The boy doing the massaging laughed when Puka gasped;

Kare oki toku ngengeti anga i ngaro ia koe.
And my groaning is not hid from thee (Ps. 38.9).

2. Stab, shoot (of pain).

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