‘eva1, v.i. Lament(ation), mourn(ing), mourning ceremony.
Kua ‘eva ‘ua te tangata i te vaitata‘anga mai te ‘enemi ki tō rātou ‘ōire,
the people lamented as the enemy neared their village;
Kua rongo au i te ‘eva‘anga o te tangata, kāre au i kite ē ‘ea‘a,
I heard the people bewailing something, but I didn’t know what it was about;
Kua tāmou ‘aia i te rīpene kerekere ki runga i tōna rimā pona ‘ei ‘eva i tōna taeake i mate,
he put a black band on his sleeve in mourning for his dead relative;
E rua tū kāka‘u nō te ‘eva: ko tēta‘i ‘eva, ‘e ‘eva kāka‘u kerekere; Ko tēta‘i ‘eva, ‘e kāka‘u teatea,
two types of mourning are worn: one type of mourning is black, the other white.