‘ina‘ina

‘ina‘ina, (‘-ia, ‘ina‘inā‘ia), v.i., fq. ‘ina1. Greyish, streaked with grey, (of hair, or the early morning or late evening light).

Kua pakari rāi ‘aia, nō reira i ‘ina‘ina ai tōna ūpoko.
He’s getting on now, that’s why he’s got grey hairs;

I te ‘ina‘ina‘anga tōna ūpoko, kua manako ‘aia kā tuku ki te vairākau kerekere.
When her hair began to go grey, she decided to dye it black. Tangata ūpoko ‘ina‘ina, an old hand, a very experienced person.

Ko te rave tika ai tēia ā te aronga ūpoko ‘ina‘ina.
This is just the way the old hands do it;

E no‘o kia ‘ina‘ina te rā kā ‘oki ei.
Wait till evening before you go back;

Tē ‘ina‘ina ‘uā ra i taua pōpongī ra i kite atu ei au iāia ki ta‘atai.
The morning light was still grey when I caught sight of him on the beach.
[‘ina1 RR.]

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