tī nainai1

tī nainai1,

1. Be deep, sound (of sleep).

Kua tī nainai roa tāna moe.
He was sound asleep;

Kua topa‘ia ‘aia e te moe tī nainai, nō reira ‘aia i kore ei e kite ia mātou i te tae‘anga i taua pō.
He was so fast asleep that he didn’t know we had arrived that night.

2. Be worried out of one’s wits.

Nō te a‘a koe i tī nainai ‘ua ai?
What are you so worried about?

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