kavakava1

kavakava1, v.i., fq. kava1.

1. Rather salty, bitter, acrid.

Kua rava te miti, kua kavakava te puaka.
That’s enough salt, the pork is quite salty;

Kua tano te kavakava i tēia tai.
This sauce is salty enough;

te ‘aunga kavakava o te tai,
the salt smell of the sea.

2. (-‘ia). Smart or sting a little (of the eyes).

3. n. The tamarind tree and its fruit.

Kua ‘a‘aki te tamaiti i te kavakava para.
The child picked the ripe tamarinds. (cf.

tāmerēni.) [kava1 RR.]

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