pa‘u‘anga1, pa‘unga

pa‘u‘anga1, pa‘unga, nom. Joint (in woodwork or the body), a join.

E kāpiti meitaki koe i te pa‘u‘anga.
Fit the joints together properly;

Kua matara te pa‘unga i te rākau nō tei mā‘ū i te ua.
The timbers have come apart at the joints through being soaked with rain;

‘E mamae tika ai te pa‘u‘anga i tēia mangamangā rima.
This knuckle is very painful. Pa‘ungā rima, wrist. Pa‘u‘anga vaevae, ankle.
[pa‘u1, -‘anga4 or -nga2.]

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