‘uka

‘uka, n.

1. Froth, foam, lather.

Kua pupū mai te ‘uka nā roto i tōna va‘a.
He foamed at the mouth. ‘Ukātai, sea-foam, spume.

Tē pāpānu ‘uā ra te ‘ukātai.
The spume was drifting about on the sea. ‘Ukāpu‘a, soapsuds.

2. To froth, foam.

I te ‘uka-‘anga te tai kāre e kitea ‘aka‘ou‘ia te ika.
When the sea was covered with foam the fish could not be seen again;

KĀre e ‘uka tēia pu‘a.
This soap won’t lather.
[Pn. *fuka.]

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