vāvā1

vāvā1, fq. 1.

1. Spaced out, well apart.

E tanu i te ‘ānani kia vāvā.Plant the orange trees well apart; Kua tanu vāvā ‘aia i tāna nū.
He planted his coconuts well apart;

Kāre ‘aia i rekareka i te vāvā‘anga te kīkau o te ‘are i tō māua ato‘anga.
He wasn’t at all pleased when we laid the sheets of thatch on his roof far apart.

2. Gaps, spaces.

E ‘ākara ‘aere koe nā roto i tēnā au vāvā toka.
Hunt around in the spaces between the rocks there.
[1 RR.]

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