taringa1

taringa1, n.

1. Ear.

Kua mu‘u tōku taringa i te ‘aruru‘anga te paura.
I was deafened when the powder went off. Taringa kiore, rat’s ear, a type of shelf-fungus. Taringa mu‘u, taringa turi, deaf.

‘E tangata taringa mu‘u, nō reira ‘aia i ‘ākara ‘ua mai ei i tō‘ou tuatua atu‘anga.
He’s deaf, that’s why he just stared at you when you spoke to him;

‘E tangata taringa turi tika ai koe i te tuatua.
You never pay attention to what is said.

2. Side loop of reef-sandal.

Tāuru i te mākave o te tāmaka kiri‘au nā roto i te taringa ka ‘u‘uti ei kia piri i mua ake kā nati ei.
Thread the thong on the reef sandal through the side loops before you pull it tight.
[Pn. *tali”a.]

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