tae1, (-a, -ria, -na).
1. Arrive, reach, attain, manage, bring oneself to do something or dare something.
Kua tae mai te pa‘ī .
The ship has arrived;
Kāre au e tae atu ki runga i kona nō te pateka.
I can’t get to where you are, it’s slippery;
Kua rekareka rātou i te tae‘anga mai te tuatua ē kua ‘au te tamaki.
They were delighted when news arrived that the war was over;
Kāre e taea tā mātou kai, ko ngā tāngata ‘openga rāi tēia.
They won’t reach our total, these are their last two players;
Kāre i tae ake tōna mata‘iti ki te rua nga‘uru.
She isn’t twenty yet;
Kua tae tōna mata‘iti.
He has come of age;
Kā tae au mē kāre koe e tae.
I can manage it even if you can’t;
Kāre au e tae, ‘e mataku au.
I daren’t, I‘m scared;
Kua tae tō rātou ‘akakoro‘anga ki te ‘openga.
Their plan was accomplished.
2. To affect, to well up.
Kua tae tēta‘i manako kiāia.
A thought came to him;
Kua tae te mataku kiāia.
Fear came over him;
Kua tae te tangi kiāia.
Pity moved him;
Kua tae tōna riri.
Anger welled up in him;
Kua tae te riri kiāia.
Anger swept over him. Ngākau tae, generous, with a willing heart.
‘E tangata ngākau tae,
a generous man;
Kua rave rātou i te ‘anga‘anga ma te ngākau tae
ma te tae o te ngākau).
They did the work with all their hearts (willingly, gladly).