‘eke‘eke1

‘eke‘eke1, v.i., fq. ‘eke1.

1. Descend.

Kia tāpū te torōka, ka ‘eke‘eke ei tātou,
when the truck stops then we‘ll get off;

Kua ‘eke‘eke ‘ua au nā konei
I’ve just made my way down through here;

Kua auē ‘aere te au pātete i te ‘eke‘eke‘anga ki roto i te poti,
there were screams coming all around from the passengers as they took to the boats.

2. Flow, run (of liquids).

Kua kite atu rāua i te vai i te ‘eke‘eke‘anga mai mei roto mai i te va‘arua,
they saw the water dribbling out from a hole;

Kā kō tāua i te arāvai nā konei kia kore te vai e ‘eke‘eke ki roto i te au pā tōmāti,
let’s dig a ditch along here to stop the water from running through the rows of tomato-plants.

3. Extend down a limb (of a swelling).

Kua ‘eke‘eke te ‘akaē mei runga i tōna ‘ū‘ā ki runga i tōna turi,
the swelling gradually extended from his thigh down to his knee.

ta‘eta‘e

ta‘eta‘e, (-a, -‘ia), fq., dim. ta‘e.

1. Drip.

Kua ta‘eta‘e mai te ua nā roto i te puta o te punu.
The rain dripped in through the hole in the roof;

Ka ta‘eta‘ea tāua e te tāpou kuru;
The breadfruit sap will drip on us;

Kua tā‘au ‘aia i tōna roimata i te ta‘eta‘e-‘anga.
She wiped away her tears as they came.

2. (Rate of) dripping, flow;

nō te ta‘eta‘e viviki o te toto,
because the blood was flowing (dripping) so fast.

ta‘e

ta‘e, (-a, -‘ia).

1. To flow along, drip, melt, dissolve, run colour.

Tāviria te vai kia ta‘e viviki.
Turn the tap on full;

Kā ta‘e‘ia teia ngā‘i e te vai mē puke te vai.
The water will flow over here when the floods come;

Kua ta‘e tōna roi mata.
She shed tears;

Kua ta‘e mai te papā-ika mua, ē kua nga‘ae te kupenga.
The first shoal swam up and the net ripped;

‘E putāngi‘u ta‘e ‘ua tō‘ou toto.
You get a lot of nose-bleeding;

Kua ta‘e te tuka i roto i te tī .
The sugar in the tea dissolved;

Kua ta‘e te pata nō te vera.
The butter melted in the heat;

Kua ta‘e te kara.
The colour has run.

2. n. Flow.

‘Ea‘a rā te ta‘e o te vai i mārie ei i raro i te arāvai?
I wonder why the water is flowing through the drain slowly?;

i te mārie‘anga te ta‘e i te vai,
when the water was flowing slowly.
[Pn. *tafe.]

ta‘enga

ta‘enga, nom.

1. A fishing area or ground; an ‘akata‘e fishing ground (q.v.).

I ‘aka-ta‘e māua ki tēia ta‘enga.
We fished this ground by the

‘akata‘e
method.

2. Act (etc.) of flowing, current flow.

Nō te pakari i te ta‘enga o te vai, nō reira i peke ei tāna ‘ī naki.
The current was so strong it carried away his trap.