nanao

nanao, (-a, -‘ia). Grope in a hole or crevice, fish out, gouge out.

Kua nanao ‘aia i te moni i roto i tōna pūtē ē kua ‘ōake ki te tiaki toa.
He fished the money out of his pocket and gave it to the shopkeeper;

Kā tae koe i te nanao i te tupa i roto i te va‘arua?
Can you manage to get the land crab out of the hole?;

Kua nanao atura i ona mata,
and then gouged his eyes out (Judg. 16.21). [nao1 rR.]

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