ārangaranga, v.i., fq. āranga.
1. Bob up, show above ground or water .
Kua ārangaranga ‘aere ‘ua te kiko o te kūmara.
The tubers of the kumara showed here and there above ground;
Ko te au taruā ārangaranga ‘aere ‘ua tā kōrua e kiriti.
You must only pull off the
tubers which are sticking up out of the ground;
Kua kitea atu tō rātou katu i te āranga-ranga‘anga i muri mai i te patu.
Their heads were seen sticking up from behind the wall.
2. Feel surge of excitement, surprise, or alarm.
‘E a‘a te mea i āranga-ranga ‘ua ai ā roto ia kōtou?
What are you so excited about?
[ā-3, ranga1 RR.]
‘akapō‘itirere, caus. pō‘itirere. Startle, surprise.
‘Eia‘a koe e ‘akapō‘itirere atu ia māmā rāua ko pāpā, ‘inē.
Please, don’t startle mum and dad.
tāpō‘itirere, (-‘ia, -a). Startle, surprise.
Kua tāpō‘itirere te ‘akavā i te au mou‘āuri nā roto i te tuku‘anga ia rātou ki te kāinga e ‘okota‘i ‘epeteoma.
The police gave the prisoners a surprise by letting them go home for a week.
ō5, interj. An exclamation, often of surprise, sudden recognition or comprehension.
I a‘a ana koe i nana‘i? Ō! Nō te tautai mātou.
What were you up to yesterday? Oh! we went fishing;
Ō! Kāre rava au i kite ē ka ‘akapē‘ea.
Oh! I don’t know what to do at all.