1. (-a), v.i. Drift, float.
Kua pae te vaka ki te moana.
The canoe drifted out to sea;
Tērā te vaka ō‘ou e pae atū ra, kua motu te taura.
That’s your canoe drifting away, the rope has broken;
Tē pae ‘uā ra taua ‘onū ra i runga i te kiriātai.
The turtle was just floating on the surface;
Kua pae te tītā ki runga i te one.
The rubbish floated onto the beach;
Kua paea taku putunga ‘akari e te vai.
My heap of coconuts has been washed away by the flood.
2. (-a). Set a fish-trap, esp. the ‘anga or ‘īnaki types.
Ka ‘aere au kā pae i taku ‘anga.
I‘m going to go and set my fish-trap;
Kua paea‘ia e māua te ‘anga ā‘au ki tērā pā kāoa.
We have placed your trap at that group of coral rocks.
(see ‘akapae1, cf. pāe2-3.)