1. v.i., n. Groan, moan, grunt, (make a deep throaty noise.
‘E a‘a koe i ‘engu ‘ua ai i roto i tā‘au moe inapō?,
why were you groaning in your sleep last night?;
Kua rongo au i tōna ‘engu‘anga i te ū‘anga ‘aia ki runga i te patu,
I heard him grunt when he banged into the wall;
Kua rongo au i te ‘engu i va‘o, kāre rā au i ‘aere ana i te ‘ākara,
I heard moaning outside, but I didn’t go to look.
2. v.t. Hum.
Tē ‘engu ‘uā ra ‘aia i te ‘īmene,
he’s just humming the song.
‘engu‘engu, v.i., fq. ‘engu, groan, q.v.
Kua kite au ē ‘e moemoeā nāna i tōna ‘engu‘engu‘anga,
I could tell that she was having a dream from her groaning;
Kia tae atu au, tē ‘engu‘engu ‘uā ra ‘aia nō te mamae,
when I got there, he was groaning with the pain.
ngē2, v.i. Squeal, groan, squeak.
Kua kata te tamariki i tōna ngē‘anga.
The children laughed when he squealed;
Kā ngē koe!
You‘ll be sorry! (See ngēngē2.) [Pn. *„ee.]
ngēngē2, v.i., fq. nge2. Squeal, groan.
Kua ngēngē te au puaka matepongi.
The hungry pigs squealed. [ngē2 RR.]