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    1. v.i. Fork, branch off, diverge. Kua manga te mataara i konei. The road forks here; te ngai i manga ai te kauvai, the place where the river forked; E tipu koe i tetai rakau manga ei maani i te rou. Cut a forked stick to make a breadfruit-picker.
    2. n. Branch (e.g. of tree, river), spur (of mountain ridge), prong (of fork). Kua manga te pu kuru e toru manga. The (trunk of the) breadfruit tree forked into three branches; E na tera manga koe o te maunga me kake, pera katoa me eke. Go along that spur when you climb up the mountain, and the same coming down; I te mangaanga te kauvai, kua ekoko aia e ko teea manga tana ka aru. When the river forked, he was unsure which branch to follow; E auri manga a taku. I’ve got a four-pronged spear; Kua mingi tetai manga o te kokai. One of the prongs of the fork was bent. (See manga-manga, amanga(manga), akamanga-(manga), iti-mangamanga, mangamanga-rima, manga-mangavaevae.) [Pn. *ma„a1.]

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