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.
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.
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.