kavangū

kavangū, v.i., intens. kava1.

1. Very sour, bitter, acid, acrid, rancid.

Kua kavangū te rēmene.
The lemon was very sour;

Kua kavangū te ū.
The milk had a sour taste;

To ratou kavangu e tau ia ki te kavangu ovi ra.
Their poison is like the poison of serpents (Ps. 58.4).

2. (-a, -‘ia). Smart bitterly (of the eyes).

Ka kavangū‘ia tō mata e te aua‘i.
The smoke will make your eyes smart very painfully. [kava1, -ngū2.]