ma1, mā, prep. With, and.
1. In company with, together with.
Kua pāpāia ‘aia, ma Pārua atu.
He was thrashed, together with Pārua;
Ko au ma tēia au tamariki tē ka ‘aere atu.
I‘ll be going together with these children;
Kua ‘aere mātou, ma ia katoa.
We went and he with us.
2. Indicating concomitant action or state.
Kua tō ma te meitaki te parūnu.
The balloon landed safely;
I ‘aere mai ma te ngere, i ‘oki ma te kī.
(He) came poor and went back prosperous;
Kua ‘akarere ‘aia i tāna manu ma te mou piri ki te taura.
He flew his kite, holding tight to the string;
Kua ‘aruru te māngūngū ma te ‘are katoa i te tūrori‘anga.
The thunder crashed and the whole house shook;
Kua ‘oki rātou ki tō rātou ‘ōire ma te rekareka.
They went back to their village rejoicing;
‘Auraka e nā runga i te ara o te kātoatoa ma te kona.
Don’t go along the public road in an intoxicated condition.
3. In numbers, used to link units (1 to 9) to the higher orders (tens, hundreds, etc.).
‘Ē toru ‘ānere ‘ē rua nga‘uru mā rima,
three hundred and twenty-five; ‘
ē toru ‘ānere mā rua,
three hundred and two.