‘ae‘ae1

‘ae‘ae1, (-a, -‘ia), fq. ‘a‘ae. Rip, tear.

Kua ‘ae‘ae ‘aia i te pēpa.
She tore the letter up;

Kua ‘ae‘ae te puakaoa i te kīkau.
The dog ripped the coconut leaf basket to shreds;

Taria mai te au rau‘ara i ‘ae‘aea.
Bring over the pandanus leaves that have been (prepared for basket-making by being) torn into strips.
[‘ae1 RR.]

tānga‘anga‘ae

tānga‘anga‘ae, (-‘ia, -a), fq. tānga‘ae. Tear, rip.

Kā pāpā au iā koe mē tānga‘anga‘ae koe i tēia pēpa tuatua ‘akakite.
I‘ll smack you if you tear this notice down;

Kua karo te mākona i te ravākai te tānga‘anga‘ae‘anga i te kupenga.
The leader scolded the fishing party for tearing the net.

vetevete

vetevete, (-a, -‘ia), fq. vevete. Tear, shred (to pieces or in strips), rip up.

Kua vetevete ‘aia i te reta ē kua tutungi ki te a‘i.
He tore up the letter and burned it;

Ka vetevetea te kīkau e te puaka mē vao‘o koe ki kona.
The pigs will rip up the basket if you leave it there;

Kia oti tō pāreu kiri‘au i te vetevete rikiriki kā tuku ei ki te vairākau moana.
See that the hibiscus bast for your dancing skirt is slit up into small strips before you soak it in the blue dye.

‘ītoe

‘ītoe, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Tear, split or strip (a leaf) lengthwise.

Tē ‘ītoe nei māua i te tara o te rau‘ara.
We‘re stripping the prickles off the pandanus leaves (pulling off a long strip down the edge of the leaf);

‘Ātoe‘ia te rau‘ara ka ina ai.
Strip down the pandanus leaves before you expose them to the fire (to soften them).

2. n. Spine (of banana leaf).

Tērā mai te ‘ītoe o te ‘āriki ‘ei tāpeka i tō ko‘u.
Here is a spine of a banana leaf to do up your bundle with.
[‘ī-7, -toe2.]

nga‘ae

nga‘ae, v.i. Rip, (be) torn; (a) tear.

Kua nga‘ae tōku pona i tō māua pūtōtō‘anga.
My shirt got torn when the two of us were tugging it;

Kua mataku ‘aia i te pū‘āpi‘i i te nga‘ae‘anga te māpu iāia.
He felt apprehensive about the teacher when he tore the map;

Kāre au e ‘inangaro i tēnā nūtipēpa nga‘ae.
I don’t want that torn newspaper;

‘Apaina mai te piripou ō‘ou kia tuia te nga‘ae.
Fetch your trousers here to have the rip sewn up;

Kua ‘a‘ao nga‘ae ‘aia i tōna kāka‘u ki te ‘āpi‘i.
He went to school wearing torn clothes.

[nga-1, ‘ae1, Np. *„a-sae.]

kō‘ae‘ae

kō‘ae‘ae, (-a, -‘ia), fq. kō‘ae. Tear, split.

Kua kō‘ae‘ae ‘a Ka‘a i te pona o Tiare i tō rāua tā‘anga.
Ka‘a ripped Tiare’s shirt to shreds when they were fighting;

Kua kō‘ae‘ae‘ia te rau meika e te matangi.
The banana leaves were torn to pieces by the gale. [kō‘ae rR.]