konā kava

konā kava, v.i. Drunk, intoxicated.

Kua ‘aere konā kava ‘aia ki te ‘anga‘anga.
He went to work drunk;

‘E tangata konā kava tērā ake.
There’s a drunk coming;

Nō te konā kava iāia, kua ‘apai te ‘akavā iāia ki roto i te ‘are ‘āuri,tāmoe ei.
Because he was in a state of intoxication, the policeman took him to the gaol to sleep it off. [kona1, kava2.]

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