tau‘ani

tau‘ani,

1. Squeal and caterwaul one to the other (e.g. while fighting or struggling together (as cats or flying foxes), squabble.

Tē tau‘anī ra te moakirikiri i runga i te tauranga.
The flying-foxes are squealing on their roosting places;

I te tau‘ani‘anga te kiore ngiāo, kua kite ‘aia ē tē tā ra.
He could tell from the cater-wauling that the cats were fighting;

Ka tau‘ani te manu kavamani mē kaikai rātou.
Minah birds squabble when they are feeding.

2. n. Squealings.

Tē rongō ra koe i te tau‘ani a te moakirikiri?
Can you hear the squealing of the flying foxes?

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