meitaki, v.i. 1. Good (general purpose term), nice, satisfactory, well (in good health), safe.
‘E mea meitaki kia pati atu koe.
It would be a good thing if you asked;
Kua meitaki te ‘īnitīni i tēianei.
The engine is all right now;
Ka ‘aere tāua ka tūtakā ‘eke, kua meitaki te tai i tēia rā.
Let’s go and hunt around for octopuses, the sea is right (i.e. calm) today;
Ko te tamaiti meitaki tēia i roto i tō mātou pupu pā pōro.
This is the best player in our cricket team;
‘E ‘anga‘anga meitaki, ‘e tūtaki meitaki.
Good work (gets or deserves) good pay;
‘E meitaki kino ake au iā koe i te tēniti.
I‘m a lot better than you at tennis;
‘E tamā‘ine meitaki tika ai ‘a Mē kia māua.
May is very nice to us;
‘E merēni meitaki tēia.
This is a nice melon;
ka kite ei au i te meitaki o te aronga kino ra,
and when I saw how well the wicked fare (Ps. 73.3);
Tē meitaki ‘ua nei mātou kātoatoa.
We are all keeping quite well;
Pē‘ea koe? Meitaki rāi.
How are you? All right, really;
Kua tae meitaki ‘aia ki te pae one.
He reached the shore safely;
E ‘a‘ao meitaki koe i te ‘ānani.
Pack the oranges well.
2. Meitaki! Thank you!
(See ‘akameitaki, mēmeitaki.)