‘inga

‘inga, (-‘ia), v.i.

1. Topple, fall over (not drop, cf. topa), lean over, slant.

Kua ‘inga te rākau ki runga i te ‘are ē kua nga‘anga‘ā te ‘are.
The tree fell onto the house and smashed it;

Kua ‘ingā‘ia ‘aia e te poupou.
The pole toppled over on top of him;

I ‘inga tōku ‘are i te matangi.
My house was overthrown by the wind;

Kua kī tōna kāka‘u i te vari i tōna ‘inga‘anga.
He got his clothes covered with mud when he fell over;

Kua ‘inga roa tā‘au tātā, ‘akatū‘ia ake tēta‘i mānga.
Your writing slants too much, make it a bit more upright;

taua rākau ‘ingā ra,
that falling (or leaning) tree.

2. Fail, lose (in a contest).

Kua ‘inga ‘aia i tāna tārērē.
He failed in his exams;

Kua ‘inga tō mātou pupu.
Our team lost;

Kua ‘inga rātou i taua tamaki‘anga.
They lost that war;

Kua ‘akakeukeu‘ia te manako o te tangata, kāre rā rātou i ‘inga.
The people’s beliefs were shaken, but they didn’t give way.
(See ‘aka‘inga(‘inga), ‘inga‘inga, tā‘inga(‘inga).)
[Pn. *si„a.]

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