māti1, v.i. March.
Tē māti nei mātou ki runga i te uāpu nō te ‘āriki‘anga i te Kāvana.
We are marching on to the wharf to welcome the Governor;
‘E pupu tamariki meitaki tērā i te māti.
That group of children can march well.
(See ‘akamāti, tāmāti.)
Māti3, prop.n. March.
Ko Māti te toru o te marama i roto i te mata‘iti.
March is the third month of the year;
Kua no‘o ‘ua te tangata ma te mātakutaku i te ‘uri‘ia i te vaitata‘anga ki te marama ia Māti.
People lived in fear of a hurricane as the month of March approached.
‘akamāti, caus. māti1. March (tr.).
‘E ‘akamāti meitaki koe ia rātou kia mako tā rātou māti.
March them properly so that they improve.