veru

veru,

1. Ragged, frayed or cut piece(s), loose end(s).

‘Akaputua te veru kāka‘u ki roto i te paoke pēpa.
Put all the bits and pieces of cloth into the carton;

E kopi i te ‘ope o te kāka‘u kia ngaro te veru.
Fold back and hem the edge of the material so the ragged (frayed) edge doesn’t show;

‘E veru taura tērā‘o i roto i te pēni.
There is a strand of rope in the paint there.

2. Ragged, frayed, tattered, ripped.

Kāvea mai tō pona kia tīvae‘ia te ngā‘i i veru.
Bring over your dress so I can patch it where it is torn. ‘Apinga veru, tassel, fringe (but not of hair).

‘Ea‘a tērā‘o ‘apinga veru i runga i tō pona?
What is that tassel thing on your dress?
[Ce. *weru.]

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