tī vae, (-a, -‘ia).
1. Patch something.
Tē tī vaē ra ‘aia i tōna pona.
He is patching his shirt;
Kāre au e ‘ao‘ao i tēnā piripou tī vae.
I‘m not wearing those patched trousers;
Kua tī vae‘ia te punu putaputa o te ‘are.
The holes in the piece of corrugated roofing iron are patched over.
2. n. A patch.
Kua ma‘aki mai te tī vae o te vaka.
The patch over (the hole in) the canoe came off.