takaānini

takaānini,

1. v.i. Reel, whirl giddily (of the head).

Kua takaānini tōna ūpoko i tōna ‘oro takapinipini‘anga.
His head was in a whirl with running round and round;

Kua takaānini tōna ūpoko.
His head reeled;

Kua takaānini ‘aere ‘aia i tō māua ū‘anga.
He reeled when we collided.

2. n. Giddiness, vertigo.

Kua ‘inga ‘aia ki raro nō te takaānini i tōna katu.
He fell down, his head was so dizzy.
[Ce. *taka-aanini.]

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