motumotu

motumotu,

1. v.i., fq. motu1. Sever, cut etc.

Kua motumotu te niuniu o te taripaoni.
The telephone wires were broken.

2. n. Island, ridge, patch.

E ‘ākara ki te moana, kā kite koe i te au motumotu.
Look out to sea and you‘ll see all the little islands.

3. (-a), fq. momotu, break etc.

Kua motumotua e te toa puakatoro te au niuniu o te ‘āua.
The bull broke the fence wires.
[motu1 RR.]

pānanaki

pānanaki, (-a, -‘ia). Patch.

‘Auraka e pānanaki i te kāka‘u ta‘ito ki te mea ‘ōu.
Don’t patch old clothes with new material;

Kua pānanaki ‘aia i te punu puta i tōna ‘are.
He put a patch over the hole in his roof;

Kua pānanaki‘ia te au ngā‘i i putaputa i te kie o te vaka.
The canoe’s sail was patched where there were holes in it.
[Pn. *paanaki.]

tī vae

tī vae, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Patch something.

Tē tī vaē ra ‘aia i tōna pona.
He is patching his shirt;

Kāre au e ‘ao‘ao i tēnā piripou tī vae.
I‘m not wearing those patched trousers;

Kua tī vae‘ia te punu putaputa o te ‘are.
The holes in the piece of corrugated roofing iron are patched over.

2. n. A patch.

Kua ma‘aki mai te tī vae o te vaka.
The patch over (the hole in) the canoe came off.