manamanatā, v.i., fq. manatā. Worried, harassed, busy, worry, bother.
‘Aere mai, ‘e a‘a tō‘ou manamanatā i tēia pōpongi?
Come on, what is bothering you this morning?;
Kua manamanatā te va‘ine i te ngaro‘anga tāna kiri moni.
The woman was upset at losing her purse;
Nō tōna manamanatā, nō reira kāre ‘aia i āru mai ki Avarua.
She was too busy to come to Avarua with us;
‘E tangata manamanatā ‘aia i te au Ma‘anākai kātoatoa.
He always has a lot to do on Saturdays;
Nāku e tauturu iā koe mē roko‘ia koe e te manamanatā.
I‘ll help you if you get into trouble;
Kua ‘akatupu manamanatā ‘aia ki te ‘akavā.
He gave the police a lot of trouble;
Kua riro te ‘ākara‘anga o te tangata maki ‘ei ‘akatupu i te manamanatā.
The patient’s condition gave rise to concern.
‘aka‘ape‘ape, caus. ‘ape2. Bother, fret, fuss.
‘Ea‘a tāna e ‘aka‘ape‘ape atū ra kiā koe?
What is she bothering you about?
‘ape‘ape, v.i., fq. ‘ape2. Bother, fret, complain peevishly.
‘E a‘a te ‘ape‘ape?
What’s the bother?;
Kua ‘ape‘ape te pēpe nō te pongi.
The baby fretted because it was hungry;
‘E tangata ‘ape‘ape tika ai ‘aia.
He’s a dreadful bother;
Kua tārekareka ‘aia i te pēpe i te ‘ape‘ape‘anga.
He kept the baby happy when it was fretful;
to cry fretfully, snivel.
‘akamana(mana)tā, caus. manatā. Bother, interfere, trouble, worry.
‘Aere mai, ‘eia‘a koe e ‘akamanamanatā atu ia rātou.
Come away, don’t bother them.
‘ape2, v.i. Fuss, fret, bother, pester.
‘E a‘a tā‘au e ‘ape nei, kāre e vave te torōka i te ‘aere.
What are you fussing about, the bus won’t leave early;
Kua ‘ape ‘aia ki tōna metua kia ‘akatika iāia kia ‘aere ki te teata.
He pestered his father to let him go to the cinema.