tā‘ae

tā‘ae, n.

1. Savage beast, horrible monster, dragon.

Ko te ana tē reira i no‘o ei taua tā‘aē ra.
That is the cave the monster lived in. Manu tā‘ae, wild beast, wild animal;

Kua koropini‘ia rātou e te manu tā‘ae.
There were wild animals all round them.

2. (-a, -‘ia), (rare) = ‘aka‘ae. Enrage.

‘Ei a‘a e ‘aka‘ae atu iāia.
Don’t enrage him.

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