moe, (-a, -‘ia). 1. Sleep.
Kua pāpā ‘aia i te puakaoa i te moe‘anga ki runga i te ro‘i.
He beat the dog for sleeping on the bed;
Kua moea tēia ro‘i.
This bed has been slept in;
Mate iora te tamaiti a taua vaine i te po; No te mea kua moeia e ia a rungao.
The woman’s child died in the night because she had slept on top of it (1 Kings 3.19);
Kua varea au e te moe.
I became drowsy;
Kua ‘aere ‘a Rere ki te moe,
Rere has gone to bed. Kāka‘u moe, sleeping gear (pyjamas, blankets etc.).
Kua ‘apai kāka‘u moe mai au nōku.
I’ve brought my own bedding. Moe araara, sleep wakefully, doze fitfully.
Kua moe araara au i napō i te manako-‘anga iāia.
I didn’t sleep well last night thinking about him. Moe kau, to sleep embraced: in
a beloved or favourite child. See
to sleep in the armpit of another (as as favourite grandchild might sleep with his grandfather). Moe nanu(nanu), to sleep muttering.
‘E a‘a tā‘au e moe nanū ra i napō?
Why were you muttering in your sleep last night? Moe roa, sleep late, oversleep.
‘Auraka koe e moe roa āpōpō i te pōpongi.
Don’t sleep in tomorrow morning. Moe vave, go to bed early.
E moe vave koe i tēia pō,
go to sleep early tonight.
2. Sleep with, have intercourse.
Auraka koe e moe i to unonga vaine ra.
You must not sleep with your daughter-in-law (Levi. 15.18);
te au va‘ine katoa i moe‘ia e te tangatā ra,
all the women that man has slept with.
I napō kua moe au ē tē arumaki‘ia nei au e te toa puakatoro.
Last night I dreamed that I was being chased by a bull;
‘E moe kino tāku i napō.
I had a bad dream last night.
4. Lie down, lurk (as a fish).
Kua moe te ‘oro‘enua ki raro ē kua takaviriviri ‘aere.
The horse lay down and rolled;
Kua moe the puaka ki roto i te vari.
The pig lay in the mud. Moe tāpapa, wait up or lie in wait for sbdy.
Mei na‘ea mai tōku moe tāpapa‘anga iāia.
Goodness knows how long I’ve been waiting up for him;
Kua moe tāpapa ‘aia i te keiā i te ‘aere‘anga mai.
He lay in wait for the thief. Moe ‘ua, to lie around idle, wool-gathering, inattentive.
‘E a‘a koe i moe ‘ua ai ma te ‘anga‘anga kore?
Why are you lying about and not working?;
Ka ‘aere ana ka akara i te ro, e tenana tangata moe ua.
Go and look at the ant, thou sluggard (Prov. 6.6);
Kua ‘akana‘ena‘e‘ia te kai e te va‘ine moe ‘ua.
The dozy woman let the food get burnt.
5. Die (euphemism for mate).
Kua moe tō mātou metua i te rā rua nga‘uru mā rima o Tiūnu.
Our father passed away on the twenty-fifth of June.
(See ārarāmoe, ‘akamoe-(moe), ‘akamoe-‘au, māmomoe, moeāana, moenga, moekau, moemoe, moemoeā, momoe, mōmomoe, tāmoe(moe).)