tea1, v.i. (Be) white, pale.
Kua tea ‘ua te rau o te ‘ānani i te pāmu‘ia‘anga ki te ngaika.
The orange leaves were quite white when they had been sprayed with lime;
‘E ‘apinga tea tērā i runga i tō rae.
There is a white mark on your forehead;
Nō te tea i tōna pākiri i manako ei ‘aia ē kua mataku.
Because he was so white he thought he was frightened;
Nō te tea i te take i taua maungā ra nō reira rātou i manako ei ē ‘e kiona.
Because the top of the mountain was white they thought it must be snow;
Kua āvaava te puakaoa ē kua tea mai tōna ni‘o.
The dog growled and showed its teeth.