taitaiā

taitaiā, v.i.

1. Be anxious, apprehensive, grim.

Kua taitaiā rava ‘aia i te maki‘anga tēta‘i tangata meitaki i roto i tōna pupu.
He was very worried when one of the best players in his team went sick;

Kua tāmata au i te ‘akarekareka iāia i te taitaiā‘anga tōna ngākau.
I tried to cheer him out of his anxiety.

2. n. Anxiety, foreboding, weariness of sport.

Kua tupu ‘iōra te taitaiā ki tōna ngākau i tōna rongo‘anga i taua nūtī ra.
He began to feel apprehensive when he heard the news.

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