tae1

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
(or

ma te tae o te ngākau).
They did the work with all their hearts (willingly, gladly).

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