rūketekete, rūtetetete

rūketekete, rūtetetete, v.i.

1. To shiver, shake, tremble, vibrate; shivering.

Kua rūketekete tōna kōpapa nō te anu.
He shivered with cold;

Kua rūketekete te poti i te ‘akataka‘ia‘anga te matīni.
The boat vibrated when the engine was started up;

‘E ‘apinga tika ai te rūketekete i teia pa‘ī.
This ship vibrates an awful lot;

Kua ‘akangāro‘i poto‘ia te ‘akavā‘anga i te rūketekete‘anga te va‘ine i tōna tuatua-‘anga.
The court was adjourned briefly when the woman giving evidence started to tremble.

2. n. Tremulo, vibrato.

Kua ‘āviri te tamaiti iāku nō te rūketekete i tōku reo i te ‘īmene‘anga.
The boy laughed at me because of the tremulo in my singing. Maki rūketekete, rheumatism.

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2, v.i. Shiver, shake, vibrate, feel nervous or shaky, tremble.

Kua rū te pa‘ī i te taka‘anga te matīni.
The ship vibrated when the engines started up;

Kua rū tōna kōpapa nō te anu.
He shivered because it was so cold;

Kua rū te ‘enua i te ngārue-rue‘anga.
The ground shook during the earthquake;

Kua rū ‘aia i tōna tae‘anga ki roto i te pi‘a tārērē.
He felt nervous when he got into the examination room;

Kua rū pou roa ‘aia.
She was all of a flutter, dither.
[Pn. *luu3.]

keukeu

keukeu, v.i., fq. keu. Make frequent movements, stir intermittently, shift about, fidget, tremble, quiver.

Kua keukeu tōna ngutu, kāre rā e rauka te tuatua.
His lips moved, but he couldn’t speak;

Tēia te ngā‘i keukeu.
Here is where it shakes;

Kite atura au e keukeu maata, kare ua au i kite e e aa ra.
I saw a great tumult, but I knew not what it was (2 Sam. 18.29). [keu RR.]