‘a‘ae

‘a‘ae, (‘a, -‘ia, ‘aea). Rip, tear (cloth, paper).

Kua ‘a‘ae ‘aia i tōku pona.
She tore my dress;

Kāre e rauka i ā ia i te ‘a‘ae i te kie nō te petetue.
He cannot rip the canvas as it is too thick;

Ko te kapi mua tei ‘a‘ae‘ia.
The first page has been torn out.
[‘ae1 rR.]