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).