ma‘iti

ma‘iti, v.i. 1. Start, make sudden involuntary movement, shy away.

Kia ma‘iti ake au mei roto i te moe, ‘e tangata tēia e tū ‘ua nei i te pae i te ro‘i.
I woke up with a start and there was this person just standing here by the bed;

Kua ma‘iti te ‘oro‘enua i tōku rutu‘anga ki te rākau.
The horse shied when I struck it with the stick.

2. Come away suddenly, fly off, spring loose, jerk free, flake off.

I tōku pari‘anga i te rākau, kua ma‘iti mai te kakau o te toki.
The handle came off the axe when I was chopping the wood;

Kua ma‘iti mai te pōpani o te mō‘ina i tōku rūrū‘anga i te tai.
The cork popped out of the bottle as I was shaking the sauce;

Kua ‘akamata ‘aia i te pūtaka‘iti kia ma‘iti ki va‘o.
He began to try to wriggle free;

Kua ma‘iti te pēni nō te vera i te a‘i.
The paintwork flaked off with the heat from the fire.
[Ce. *ma-fiti.]

tipa1

tipa1, (-a).

1. Jerk something.

Nō tei tipa ‘aia i te kaingākai i kino ei tāku tātā.
He spoiled what I was writing when he jerked the table.

2. v.i. Make sudden abrupt movement, struggle, plunge, start.

Mē tipa koe, ka paoa koe e te rango.
The bee will sting you if you move;

KĀre e rauka iāia i te tipa, nō te mea ‘ē toru ‘akavā i te tango iāia.
He can’t struggle, there are three policemen holding him.
[Pn. *tipa.]

tāmata

tāmata, (-‘ia).

1. Start, begin.

E aro‘a koe i te ‘uipā‘anga mē tāmata koe i te tuatua.
Begin your speech by welcoming the people at the meeting;

Kāre i vaitata ake te ‘oro i te tāmata.
It’s not time yet for the race to start;

Tāmata‘ia, kua tae te ora.
Start now, it’s time;

‘Ea‘a tika ai te tāmata‘anga i tō‘ou maki?
How did your sickness really start?;

‘E anu te tāmata‘anga.
It started with a chill.

2. Try, attempt.

E tāmata koe i te inu mē kua vene.
Taste a sip of it and see if it’s sweet;

E tāmata i te ui kiāia i te pōro.
Have a go at asking him where the ball is;

Tāmata‘ia te ‘are.
Start building the house.

tāmatamata

tāmatamata, (-‘ia), grad., fq. tāmata.

1. Start, begin.

Kua tāmatamata te ua, ‘aere kā ‘oki tāua.
It is coming on to rain, let’s go back.

2. Try, test.

E tā‘inu nā mua mē ka ‘inangaro koe kia tāmatamata‘ia tēia au pātikara i te ‘aka‘oro.
Oil those cycles if you want to have a ride to try them out;

‘E tāmatamata ‘ua‘anga nāku.
I‘m just testing it, trying it out.

ngaue

ngaue, v.i. Make sudden involuntary movement, start, shake, sway, budge.

Kua ngaue ‘aia i te ‘aruru‘anga te pupu‘i.
He started when the gun went off;

Kua ngaue te ‘are i te ‘aruru‘anga o te mangūngū.
The house shook at the peal of thunder;

Kua ‘u‘uti ē kua ‘u‘uti, ē kāre te rākau i ngaue.
He tugged and tugged, but the plant didn’t budge. [nga-1, ue1; cf. ngāueue.]