māreva

māreva, n. The void, midair, open space, gulf.

Kua topa ‘aia ki roto i te māreva.
He fell into space;

E kite atū ra au i tēta‘i ‘apinga mei te manu te tū i te rere‘anga nā roto i te māreva.
And then I saw something like a bird flying through the void;

Kua riro te moana ‘ei māreva i rotopū ia Rarotonga ē te au ‘enua i roto i te Kūki ‘Airani.
The ocean puts great distances between Rarotonga and the other islands in the Cook Islands;

E mareva maata oki tei tukuia i rotopu ia tatou.
A great gulf has been fixed between us (Luke 16.26).
[mā-8, reva1.]

tāreva2

tāreva2, n. A vast gulf, great empty expanse of sky or sea.

‘E tāreva ma‘ata tei taua tuā ra, kāre e taea te ruku.
There is a great yawning deep patch on that side, you can’t dive down to the bottom;

Tei te tāreva ‘ua o te moana ē ‘aere atū ra.
It is far out to sea somewhere and still travelling on;

‘e mataara ‘ōiti ‘ē te tāreva ‘ua,
a narrow path with sheer drops.