kave1, (-a, -‘ia, kāvea).
1. Take, carry, convey.
E kave koe i te tamaiti maki ki te ‘are maki.
Take the sick child to hospital;
‘E tangata kave pēpa tērā ake.
Here comes someone with a message;
Kua kave‘ia te keikeiā ki roto i te ‘are ‘āuri.
The thief was taken to gaol;
‘E pēpa kave‘ia mai tēia e te ‘akavā.
This letter has been brought by the police;
Ka kāvea koe ki te ‘akavā‘anga.
You‘ll be taken to court;
Kua kāvea e Tiki tā mātou toki.
Tiki has gone off with our axe;
Nāku e kave i te tuatua kia rātou.
I‘ll take the message to them.
2. Hold (a ceremony).
Tē kave nei mātou i te tapu o te kupenga.
We‘re holding the first ceremonial dipping of the new net;
Kua ‘akakite ‘aia ki te ‘orometua ē ka ‘inangaro te kōpū tangata i te kave i te ‘eva nō te tangata tei mate.
He told the priest that the family wished to hold a wake for the man who had died.
3. Exert (all one’s strength), screw up (courage), hold to (opinion, intentions).
Kua kave ‘aia i tōna ririnui i tōna maka‘anga.
He put all his might into slinging the stone;
Kua kave ‘aia i tōna māro‘iro‘i.
He screwed up his courage;
E kave i tō‘ou manako kia tae ki te ‘openga.
See it through. (See kāvenga.) [Pn. *kawe2.]