tongi

tongi, (-a, -‘ia). Try the taste of something, savour.

‘Inā kia tongi i tā‘au kapu tī mē kua vene.
Just taste your cup of tea and see if it is sweet enough;

I tongia ana e Kārū tēnā ‘ānani, kua ‘akaruke rā.
Kārū tasted that orange and left it;

Kāre i te tongi‘anga meitaki tō tēia kai.
This food doesn’t taste very nice.
[Np. *to”i.]

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