tāvai

tāvai, (-a, -‘ia). Add liquid to something.

Tāvaia te ‘akari ka tatau ei.
Put some water with the grated coconut and then strain it;

Kua tāvai au i te ngaika.
I’ve slaked the lime.

‘E pēni marō teia, kāre i tāvaia ake.
This is paint powder, it’s not mixed yet.

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