roa2

roa2, post-nominal and post-verbal part. A general intensive; definitely, certainly, completely, absolutely, quite, very, too.

Kāre roa au i tuatua kiāia.
I certainly never said anything to him;

kāre roa,
certainly not;

Tika roa tā‘au tuatua.
What you say is quite right;

Kua ‘inga roa te pou.
The post fell right over;

E poto roa teia rākau.
This pole is too short;

‘E poto roa te taime, kāre e rauka iāku i te ‘aere atu.
The time is too short, I shan’t be able to go;

‘E manako meitaki roa tēnā.
That’s a really good idea;

Ko rātou roa rāi ka ‘aere mai.
They simply must come;

i te ‘openga roa,
right at the very end;

te kītā ‘ōu roa,
the brand new guitar.
[Pn. *loa2.]

‘ope

‘ope,

1. n. End, limit.

Pūtikia te ‘ope o te taura.
Tie a knot in the end of the rope;

mei tēta‘i ‘ope i te ‘ōire ki tēta‘i,
from one end of the village to the other.

2. v.i. Come to an end, be complete, be at the limit or utmost (often translatable by an English degree adverb: utterly, completely, absolutely, very).

Kua mārua te tangata i te ‘ope‘anga tāna tuatua.
The people cheered when his speech came to an end;

‘E tamaiti ‘ope kore i te kanga.
The boy never stops fooling around;

‘E ‘apinga ‘ope kore.
It’s an interminable burden;

Kua ‘ope iāia te piri o te moana.
He knows all the secrets of the sea;

Kua ‘ope tōku ‘akakoromaki iāia.
He tried my patience to the limit;

Kua ‘ope roa rātou i te mataora.
They were overjoyed;

Kia ope te au o i te akakiia, e kia ope te au maunga e te au tuaivi i te taakaakaia.
Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill brought low (Luke 3.5). ‘Ope te kite! How clever! ‘Ope te kino! Absolutely awful! (See ‘aka‘ope, tā‘ope; (‘aka-,tā-)-‘ope‘ope; (‘aka-,tā-)‘openga, ‘ope-‘openga.) [Ep. *sope2.]