i na, interj. Typically used at the beginning of a sentence to attract attention.
- Excuse me! Ina ake! Stand aside! Make way!; Ina ake ana! Stand aside please!; Ina ana, kia akakite mai i te ora? Excuse me, can you tell me the time?
- Let me see! E apinga kite taku. Ina! I’ve got something I found. Let me see!; Ina, kia akara au i te tata. Here, let me see the writing; Ina toou rima? May I see your hand; Ina ka aere? Shall we see if you can walk?
- Lo and behold! Look! I na, te tu ua nei au ki te ngutupa, e te topapa atu nei. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock (Rev. 3.20); I na oki, kua kore akenei te tuatau paroro. For, lo, the winter is past (Song 2.11).
- There you are! I knew it! I told you so! Ina, i karanga atu ana au e ka motu toou rima. There, I told you you’d cut your hand. Ina ra, i na ra, inara, but, however, nevertheless. [i, na4.]
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