‘ōmingi

‘ōmingi, (-a, -‘ia), v.i. Curl up (knees to chin), stoop, bend (the back or knees), tuck one’s legs in.

Kua ‘ōmingi ‘aia i ōna vaevae.
He bent his knees;

Kāre e rauka iāia i te ‘ōmingi ki raro nō te mamae i tōna mokotua.
He can’t stoop because of his backache;

Kua kite au ē kua anu ‘aia i tōna ‘ōmingi‘anga i raro i te tumu rākau.
I could tell that he was cold from the way he was huddled up under the tree;

‘Ōmingia tō vaevae kia kore tō tāmaka e takataka‘ia.
Tuck your legs in so you won’t get your shoes stepped on. [‘ō-3, mingi.]

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