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.

‘inu

‘inu, n. Oil, dripping, fat.

Kua pou te ‘inu o te matīni ‘ārote.
The tractor (or rotary hoe) is out of oil;

E tīpūpū koe i te ika, kia ‘akata‘e au i te ‘inu.
You cut the fish up while I melt the dripping;

Kua maringi te ‘inu.
The oil got spilt. ‘Inu ika, fish oil, cod-liver oil. ‘Inu mārō, grease.

E parai i tēia au ngā‘i o te matīni ki te ‘inu marō.
Apply grease to these parts of the engine. ‘Inu mata, linseed oil. ‘Inu puaka, lard. ‘Inu puakatoro, dripping. ‘Inu tā, creosote. Kēke ‘inu, doughnut. Tītō ‘inu, oilcan.
(See tā‘inu‘inu.)
[Pn. *sinu].