‘eva‘eva, v.i., fq. ‘eva1. Grieve, mourn.
Kua ‘eva‘eva rātou, nō tei roko‘ia tō rātou taeake e te tūmatetenga,
they grieved because those dear to them had been visited by great sorrow;
Kua ‘akapūma‘ana ‘aia ia māua i tō māua ‘eva‘eva‘anga,
he comforted us when we were grieving.
mi‘imi‘i, v.t., fq. mi‘i. Grieve.
Tē kite atu nei au ē ‘e mea tā‘au e mi‘imi‘i ‘ua ana.
I can see that you are grieving about something;
Kua auē rāua i te mi‘imi‘i-‘anga i tā rāua tamā‘ine ‘akaperepere.
They wept with grief over their dear daughter.
mī‘ea, var. mi‘i‘ea. Grieve.
1. Grieve, (be) troubled at heart.
‘Auraka e toetoeā tō kotou ngākau.
Let not your hearts be troubled;
Kua ‘aere toetoeā ‘ua atu ‘aia ma te ma‘ara i tōna metua.
He went away grieving over the memory of his father.
Kua no‘o ‘ua rātou ma te toetoeā o te manako.
They stayed feeling hurt.
‘iri3, v.i. Mourn, grieve (Mang. dial., cf. Rar.
mi‘i). Kua ‘iri te metua i tāna tamaiti/-Tei ‘ea rā, tei ‘ea rā ē?
The father grieves for his son/Where is he now, O where now? (Mangaia chant).