‘ae‘ae1, (-a, -‘ia), fq. ‘a‘ae. Rip, tear.
Kua ‘ae‘ae ‘aia i te pēpa.
She tore the letter up;
Kua ‘ae‘ae te puakaoa i te kīkau.
The dog ripped the coconut leaf basket to shreds;
Taria mai te au rau‘ara i ‘ae‘aea.
Bring over the pandanus leaves that have been (prepared for basket-making by being) torn into strips.