‘u‘una

‘u‘una, (-‘ia, -unā‘ia). Hide, conceal (tr.); concealed, hidden; secretly, under cover.

Kāre i ngaro meitaki i te ‘u‘una nō te rapurapu.
There was so much hurry that it wasn’t properly hidden; Kua ‘u‘una ‘aia i tōna mataku i tōna tū‘anga ki mua i te ‘akavā‘anga. He hid his fear as he stood before the court; Kua ‘u‘una‘ia te tuatua. The story was hushed up; Kua ‘apai ‘u‘una‘ia ‘aia ki va‘o. He was smuggled out; Kua ‘apai ‘u‘una ‘aia i tāna kava. He carried the beer secretly. (cf. ‘una‘una.)

ngaro

ngaro, v.i.

1. Disappear, vanish; (be) lost, gone, missing.

Kua ngaro ‘ā Mārama nā muri i te ‘are.
Mārama disappeared behind the house;

Kua manamanatā ‘aia i te ngaro‘anga te moni.
He was worried at the money disappearing;

Kua ngaro te moni iāku ki runga i te purūmu.
I’ve lost some money on the road;

Kua kitea te moni ngaro.
The missing money has been found;

Kua pou tāku patapata i te ngaro.
I’ve lost all my marbles;

Ka ‘aere tātou kā kimi i te tamaiti ngaro.
Let’s go and look for the missing child;

Kua riro te ngaro o tāna va‘ine ‘ei tūmatetenga kiāia.
Not having his wife has been a tragedy for him;

Kua ngaro tōku reo.
I’ve lost my voice;

Tē ngaro ‘aere atu nei te mamae.
The pain is going away now;

Kua ngaro tōna riri.
His anger evaporated;

Kua ngaro tōna mataku.
He lost his fear;

Kua ngaro te ‘enua (or te ao) iāia.
He lost consciousness, fainted;

Kua topa ‘aia ki runga i te mataara ē kua ngaro atu te ao iāia.
He fell down in the road and passed out.

2. (a) Bewildered, confused, nonplussed, over-taxed, overwhelmed (of the mind):

Kua ngaro tōna manako nō te ma‘ata o te ‘anga‘anga.
He was overwhelmed by the magnitude of the task;

Kua ngaro tōna manako i te uiui mā‘ē‘ē a te ‘akavānui.
He floundered under the judge’s searching questions;

Kua ‘akaea ‘aia i te tuatua i te ngaro‘anga tōna manako.
He stopped speaking when he lost the thread of what he meant to say.

(b) Bewilderingly difficult, taxing (of work):

Kāre te ‘ono‘ono kupenga i te ‘anga‘anga ngaro.
Mending nets isn’t so very difficult work.

3. Out-of-sight, hidden, under cover; secret; secretly.

E tanu koe i te pi‘a kia ngaro meitaki.
Bury the box so that it is completely hidden from view;

‘Ēnā‘ia kia ngaro meitaki.
Hide it away right out of sight;

ngaro i te ko‘u,
lost in the mist;

Kua ‘aere ngaro ‘ua ‘aia i te keiā kai nāna.
She went secretly to steal food for herself;

Kua rave ‘aia i tāna ‘anga‘anga nā roto i te ngaro.
He did his work in secret, he worked under cover;

E rave ngaro ‘ua koe i te moni i roto i te pūtē piripou o tō‘ou pāpā.
Take the money out of your father’s trouser pocket without his knowing.

4. (-mia) Covered with water, submerged, swamped, flooded, buried (under rubbish).

Kua ngaro te one kūmara i te vai.
The kumara patch is under water;

Kua tāruku‘ia te kāka‘u repo kia ngaro meitaki ki roto i te vai.
The dirty clothes were pushed right down into the water;

Kua ngaromia tā mātou pa‘i ‘uri tōmāti e te vai.
Our bed of young tomato plants was submerged;

Kua ngaromia tā kōtou au repo taro e te vai.
Your taro swamps have been flooded now;

Kua ngaro taku one rūkou i te tītā. My rūkou
patch is covered with rubbish;

Kua ngaro tā mātou kai i te ngāngā‘ere.
Our crops are swamped with weeds.

Ngaro i te tanu, completely planted, filled up (of a planting area).

Kua ngaro tā mātou repo taro i te tanu.
Our taro swamp has been planted up;

I te ngaro‘anga tā mātou one taruā i te tanu, kua ‘oki mātou ki te kāinga.
When our plot of dry-land taro was planted up we went back home.

(See tāngaro(ngaro).)

[Pn. *„alo.]