kō‘ae‘ae

kō‘ae‘ae, (-a, -‘ia), fq. kō‘ae. Tear, split.

Kua kō‘ae‘ae ‘a Ka‘a i te pona o Tiare i tō rāua tā‘anga.
Ka‘a ripped Tiare’s shirt to shreds when they were fighting;

Kua kō‘ae‘ae‘ia te rau meika e te matangi.
The banana leaves were torn to pieces by the gale. [kō‘ae rR.]

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