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tī ti‘a2, (-‘ia).

1. Wear spectacles, goggles.

Kua maki tōna mata, nō reira ‘aia i tī ti‘a ‘aere ei.
She has got something wrong with her eyes, that’s why she goes around in spectacles;

Kua tī ti‘ā‘ia tō tī ti‘a rā e ‘Ine.
‘Ine had your sunglasses on.

2. v.i. Go underwater fishing.

Ka ‘aere tāua ka tī ti‘a āpōpō.
Let’s go underwater fishing tomorrow;

‘E tangata tī ti‘a pā‘ua tēnā.
That man is diving for clams.

3. n. Spectacles, goggles.

Kua nga‘ā te i‘o i tēta‘i mata i tōna tī ti‘a.
One of the lenses in his glasses is cracked;

Tē ma‘ani tī ti‘a ruku pārau nei au.
I‘m making a pair of goggles for pearl-shell diving. Tī ti‘a rā, sunglasses.

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