tī vaevae

tī vaevae, (-a, -‘ia), fq. tivae.

1. Put patches on.

Kua tī vaevae ‘aia i te au tāmaka nga‘anga‘ae.
He put patches on the ripped shoes;

Kua tī vaevae‘ia te au rākau pē i te pāruru o te ‘are.
He patched the rotten timbers in the walls of the house.

2. n. Patches, patchwork, patchwork quilt.

Tē tui tī vaevae nei mātou.
We are making a patchwork quilt.

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