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- Make a sound, utter a cry, call (as bird), squeak, creak (as hinge); ring (as bell), play (as radio or musical instrument). E upoa tera e tangi aere ra. That’s an upoa-bird calling; Kua tangi takere te ove. The bell has gone already; Kua ara ratou i te tangianga te pu akaara. They woke up when the bugle sounded revee.
- n. Sound, tone, noise. Na te tangi o te ora i akaara iaku. The clock’s alarm (or chiming) woke me up; E ki ta tangi aruru tena. That guitar has a deep tone.
- Mourn, sympathise, pity. Kua tangi aia i tana tamaiti i mate. She mourned for her child who had died; Kua tangi au iaia. I felt sorry for him.
- Provoking sympathy, piteous. E tangata tangi naku me kite au. I always feel sorry when I see him; e mea tangi tika ai, a very sad business.
- n. Sympathy. Kua aue aia no tona tangi iaku. She wept out of sorrow for me. [Pn. *ta”i.]