1. nvi. To quiver, quake, tremble, shake, as jello or as with cold or fear; shaky, unsteady, shivering, shaking. Ka naka o nā kuli (Kel. 82), the shaking of the knees.
2. vi. To crack open, as earth from the heat; cracked and peeling, as the skin of one who has drunk kava to excess.
3. n. A land shell (Thaumatodon nesophila).
4. n. A sea creature. (Perhaps PPN ngata).