ta‘eta‘e

ta‘eta‘e, (-a, -‘ia), fq., dim. ta‘e.

1. Drip.

Kua ta‘eta‘e mai te ua nā roto i te puta o te punu.
The rain dripped in through the hole in the roof;

Ka ta‘eta‘ea tāua e te tāpou kuru;
The breadfruit sap will drip on us;

Kua tā‘au ‘aia i tōna roimata i te ta‘eta‘e-‘anga.
She wiped away her tears as they came.

2. (Rate of) dripping, flow;

nō te ta‘eta‘e viviki o te toto,
because the blood was flowing (dripping) so fast.

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