ta‘e

ta‘e, (-a, -‘ia).

1. To flow along, drip, melt, dissolve, run colour.

Tāviria te vai kia ta‘e viviki.
Turn the tap on full;

Kā ta‘e‘ia teia ngā‘i e te vai mē puke te vai.
The water will flow over here when the floods come;

Kua ta‘e tōna roi mata.
She shed tears;

Kua ta‘e mai te papā-ika mua, ē kua nga‘ae te kupenga.
The first shoal swam up and the net ripped;

‘E putāngi‘u ta‘e ‘ua tō‘ou toto.
You get a lot of nose-bleeding;

Kua ta‘e te tuka i roto i te tī .
The sugar in the tea dissolved;

Kua ta‘e te pata nō te vera.
The butter melted in the heat;

Kua ta‘e te kara.
The colour has run.

2. n. Flow.

‘Ea‘a rā te ta‘e o te vai i mārie ei i raro i te arāvai?
I wonder why the water is flowing through the drain slowly?;

i te mārie‘anga te ta‘e i te vai,
when the water was flowing slowly.
[Pn. *tafe.]

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