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.