vairanga

vairanga, nom. Place where something is kept, container, receptacle.

Tēia te mō‘ina meitaki ‘ei vairanga i te tuka.
This is a good bottle to keep the sugar in;

‘E pi‘a vairanga ‘apinga kāmuta tēnā nāku.
That’s my carpenter’s chest. Vairanga ‘āiti, icebox, refrigerator. Vairanga kāka‘u, clothes chest. Vairanga tamariki, womb.

Kua topa te vairanga tamariki o te va‘ine.
The woman has a fallen womb. Kāparāta vairangā-kai, food -safe. Vairangā-puka, bookcase. Vairanga tītā, dustbin, etc.

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