nana‘i

nana‘i, loc.n. Yesterday.

Kua tae mai te Māui Pōmare i nana‘i i te pōpongi. The Māui Pōmare
(name of a ship) arrived yesterday morning;

Ko te ika ō nana‘i, kua ‘ōake au nā te puaka.
Yesterday’s fish I’ve given to the pig. I nana‘i a‘o, the day before yesterday.

Kāre i nana‘i, i nana‘i a‘o.
Not yesterday, the day before. I nana‘i ‘ua ake nei, only a few days ago.

I nana‘i ‘ua ake nei au i kite ei ē kua mate ‘aia.
It was only a few days ago that I knew he was dead.

(I nana‘i
is sometimes written

inana‘i.
Note also the Mang. dial.

ānana‘i, ā nana‘i,
tomorrow = Rar.

āpōpō.) [Pn. *nanafi.]

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