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pakati

Grip in (pincer grip), nip, snap or clench (teeth), grab and hold, catch in a (sprung) trap. Pakati kiore, rat-trap. Pakati niuniu, wire-cutters, pincers, pliers.

neneva

(-ia), v.i. Insane, crazy, frantic; insanity; insanely. Kua apai ratou iaia ki roto i te are maki i tona nenevaanga. They put him in the asylum when he went out of his mind; Ka nenevaia te mimiti o tera tangata. That man w be driven out of his wits; Kua neneva te vaine i te kimianga i tana tamaiti i ngaro. The woman was frantic with searching for her lost child; E neneva tika ai au i te manako e mamae. I was very sy to think it would hurt; I aere neneva ua mai maua ma te kite kore e tei ea toou kainga. We foolishly came not knowing where your home was. (See ta-/aka-neneva.) [Np. *ne-newa.]