‘ongi‘ongi

‘ongi‘ongi, (-a, -‘ia), fq. ‘ongi. Smell, sniff, kiss, become reconciled.

Kua ‘ongi‘ongi ‘aere ‘aia i te au pu‘era raoti.
She went around smelling the roses;

Kua riri ‘aia nō tei ‘ongi‘ongia tāna pēpe e te puakaoa.
She was angry because the dog kept sniffing her baby;

Kia oti iāia i te ‘ongi‘ongi i tōna ‘ai taeake, kua kake ‘aia ki roto i te pa‘ī rere ma te tārevareva mai.
When she had finished kissing her friends, she climbed into the plane and waved. [‘ongi RR.]

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