ngaru

ngaru, v.i. Rough (of the sea); waves; swell.

Kua ngaru te tai.
The sea is rough;

Tē ngarū ra te tai.
There was a rough sea running;

Kāre e meitaki te pātia i runga i te akau, ‘e tai ngaru.
It’s no good for harpooning on the reef, there’s a rough sea;

Kua peke tō mātou vaka i te ngaru‘anga te tai.
Our canoe went adrift when the sea got rough;

Nō te mama‘ata i te ngaru, kua ‘opu tō mātou vaka.
The waves were so big that our canoe sank;

Kua popoki te ngaru ki runga i te mato.
The waves dashed against the cliff;

Ka ‘aere tātou ka tūpā‘oro‘oro ngaru.
Let’s go surf-riding;

Kua topa ia tuā-ngaru.
We‘re past that hurdle (that wave crest has dropped behind). [Pn. *„alu.]

‘ōpuepue

‘ōpuepue, v.i., fq. ‘ōpue. Swell.

Kua ‘ōpuepue tōna kōpū i tōna kai‘anga i te pāpaka.
His stomach became bloated after he ate the crabs;

Kua ‘ōpuepue te pāruru rākau o te ‘are nō tei mā‘ū putuputu i te ua.
The wooden walls of the house had swollen through being continually wet with rain. [‘ōpue Rr.]