tī vae

tī vae, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Patch something.

Tē tī vaē ra ‘aia i tōna pona.
He is patching his shirt;

Kāre au e ‘ao‘ao i tēnā piripou tī vae.
I‘m not wearing those patched trousers;

Kua tī vae‘ia te punu putaputa o te ‘are.
The holes in the piece of corrugated roofing iron are patched over.

2. n. A patch.

Kua ma‘aki mai te tī vae o te vaka.
The patch over (the hole in) the canoe came off.

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