ungaunga1

ungaunga1, (-‘ia), fq unga.

1. Send somebody off, esp. on an errand.

Kua ungaunga atū ra ‘aia ia rātou kia ‘oki ki tō rātou ngutu‘are.
Then he sent them all back to their homes;

Kua riria rāua nō tāna ungaunga putuputu ia rāua.
They were annoyed at him sending them here and there on errands;

Kua ungaunga‘ia rātou kia ‘aere ki va‘o.
They were told to go outside.

2. n. Messenger, herald.

‘E ungaunga ‘aia nā te ariki.
He is the High Chief’s messenger.

unga2

unga2, (ungā‘ia). Send somebody off on an errand, send for, summon.

Kua unga ‘aia ia rātou kia ‘akakī i te au vairangā-vai o te puaka ki te vai.
He sent them to fill the pigs’ troughs with water;

Kāre e tau iāku i te unga ‘aka‘ou iāia.
I can’t very well send him again;

Kua ungā‘ia tō tamaiti e au.
I’ve sent your child on an errand;

‘Ea‘a koe i unga ai iāia?
Why did you send him?;

Kua unga au iāia kia ‘aere mai ki te umukai.
I sent for him to come to the feast.
[Pn. *u„a.]