mārie

mārie, v.i. 1. Slow.

‘Aka‘oro mārie.
Drive slowly;

‘E tangata mārie koe i te ‘anga-‘anga.
You are a slow worker;

Kāre koe e tae vave ki te kāinga mē ‘aere mārie koe.
You won’t get home early if you walk slowly;

‘E mārie roa tā‘au ora.
Your clock is very slow;

Tē mārie nei te taka i tēia matīni.
This engine is ticking over slowly.

2. Slow and easy, careful.

E kimi mārie koe i tō‘ou manako.
Think it over carefully;

E tuku mārie koe i te pēpe ki runga i tōna ro‘i. Put
the baby carefully and gently into his cot;

‘Ā‘āere mārie, e aku pōtiki.
Take things gently, my little ones.

3. Calm, patient, tranquil.

E tiaki mārie koe kia tae mai au ka ‘akatū ei tāua i te ‘are.
Wait patiently till I come, then we will build the house.

4. Rangi mārie, clear-skied; sober.
(See ‘akamārie, tāmārie.)
[Pn. *maalie.]

marino

marino, v.i. Calm and still (of the sea and weather).

Kua marino te tai, ka ‘aere tāua ākonei kā rama.
The sea is calm, let’s go torch fishing later on;

Ka ‘aere tāua ki tērā roto marino tautai ei.
Let’s go to that still lagoon and fish there;

Nō te marino i napō, nō reira te ‘au i topa mai ei ki runga i te ‘enua.
It was still in the night, that’s why the dew came down.
(See ‘akamarino.)
[Pn. *ma-lino.]

tāmarū

tāmarū, (-‘ia, -a). Soften, slacken, reduce (pitch, intensity, speed, volume), calm, pacify, pulverise, mash or chew up.

E tāmata koe i te tāmarū i te varaoa pakapaka ki roto i te kapu ū vera.
Try and soften the biscuits up in a cup of hot milk;

E tāmarū kōtou i tō kōtou reo mē ‘ī mene kōtou.
Keep your voices soft and low when you sing;

E tāmarū mai kōtou i tēta‘i mānga i te taura.
Slacken the rope off a little;

Kua takoto te puakatoro ki raro kua tāmarū i tāna kai.
The cow lay down and chewed her cud.