- Intestines, entrails, viscera. Kua putaputa te ngakau o te puaka i te poaki pupui. The bullets had pierced the pig’s intestines; Ka aere au ka taataa ngakau puaka i taatai. Im going to go and clean out the pig’s innards on the beach.
- Temper, disposition, mood, heart (considered as seat of the emotions), spirit. E ao to tei akaaka te ngakau. Blessed are the meek in spirit; ma te tae o te ngakau, with a wing heart.
- In sense (2) above, but combined with the following word to form a v.i. or n. Ngakau aroa, kind-hearted(ness), considerate, generous. E tangata ngakau aroa a Ta, kua oronga aia i tona toroka ei tauturu i te angaanga a te oire. TŒa is a kind-hearted man, he let the vage have his truck for their work; no tona ngakau aroa, out of the kindness of his heart. Ngakau kino, bad-temper(ed), vicious (of animals); (in) a bad frame of mind, worried and edgy. E vaine ngakau kino a Varaipani. VaraipŒani is a bad-tempered woman; Kua ngakau kino te oroenua i te papaiaanga. The horse turned nasty when it was beaten; Kua aere ngakau kino aia ki te apii. He went to school in a bad frame of mind. Ngakau maru, gentle, (of) a quiet and courteous disposition. E tamaiti ngakau maru a Ka. KŒa is a quiet and gentle boy. Ngakau parau, proud, conceit(ed). Kua ngakau parau te tamaiti, no te mea kare rava tona nga metua e tamaki ana iaia. The child is conceited because his parents never tell him off. Ngakau paruparu, soft-hearted, lenient, easy-going, pliable. No tona ngakau paruparu, no reira kua tuku ua aia ki ta ratou tika. Being easy-going, he just gave way to them. Ngakau piri, affectionate, close (of friendship). E ngakau piri tika ai aia ki tona mama. He is very close to his mother. Ngakau rua, two-faced, double-dealing; in two minds about something. Kua puapinga-kore te anga-anga, kua ngakau rua te tangata. The work isn’t getting anywhere, people are in two minds about it. Ngakau tae, free open and generous in disposition, sincere and warm-hearted. Kua oronga aia i tana apinga ma te ngakau tae. He gave his things away with unstinted generosity; e arikianga ngakau tae tika ai, a most warm welcome. Moni ngakau tae, n., church collection, voluntary contribution. Ngakau tangi, sympathetic, (feeling) pity. Ngakau toa, brave, valiant. E tangata ngakau toa aia i te tuanga ki mua i tona enemi. He is a brave man in the face of his enemies; Kua tamaki aia ma te ngakau toa. He fought valiantly. Ati ngakau, heart-broken. Akava ngakau, sense inwardly, conscience. [Pn. *„aakau.]
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