toānu

toānu,

1. (-‘ia, but v.i.) Feel cold, chilled, shivery; feel shudder of abhorrence, revulsion, shame, etc.; nausea.

Kua ‘akamea toānu ‘aia i tōna ‘oki‘anga mai mei te tautai.
He felt chilled when he was coming back from fishing;

Kua toānu ‘aia i tōna inu‘anga i te vairākau.
He shuddered when he drank the medicine;

Kua tōanu‘ia ‘aia i tōna rongo‘anga i te reira tuatua.
He shuddered when he heard those words.

2. Revolting, nauseating, spine-chilling; smell, taste, etc. causing revulsion.

‘E kava toānu tēia.
This beer is nauseating;

Nō te toānu i te reira vairākau, nō reira ‘aia i ruaki ei i tōna inu‘anga.
Because the medicine was so foul he vomited after he had drunk it.

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