āteatea

teatea, v.i., fq. ātea1.

1. Wide apart, spaced out.

‘E
ā

teatea roa te pāi tā‘au tōmāti. Your tomato rows are too far apart; E tanu
ā

teatea i te nū.
Put the coconut plants in well apart.

2. Open, clear, unobstructed.

Kua
ā

teatea teia ngā‘i i te pari‘ia‘anga te rākau ki raro.
This place is quite open now that the trees have been chopped down;

Ko te mea ngā‘i āteatea ‘ua tēia ‘ei ‘akatū i te ‘are.
This is the only bit of open space to build the house in;

‘e porotito
ā

teatea,
a spacious verandah.

3. Clear away, disperse and leave clear.

I te
ā

teatea‘anga te tumu rangi, kua kakā‘aka‘ou mai te au ‘ētū. As the clouds cleared away, the stars twinkled out again.
tea1, rR.]