‘unga‘unga

‘unga‘unga,

1. pl. ‘unga1. Pieces, fragments, crumbs.

Ko‘ia te ‘unga‘unga tītā.
Gather up the bits of litter. ‘Unga‘unga varāoa, breadcrumbs.

2. Be in pieces, shatter.

Kua ‘unga‘unga tākiri te i‘o.
The glass shattered in pieces;

I te ‘unga‘unga-‘anga te kaope i te reru, kua ‘a‘ao ‘aia ki roto i te punu.
When the coffee had been pounded he put it in a tin. ‘Unga‘ungā-tītī, smash to smithereens, completely disintegrate.

Kua topa iōra taua pōterā ra ki raro ē ‘unga‘ungā-tītī rava atū ra.
The pot fell down and smashed into many pieces. Moni ‘unga‘unga, small change.

‘E moni ‘unga‘unga tāku, kāre rā au e pā.
I have some small change but I‘m not letting it go.

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