ketaketa

ketaketa, v.i. Firm, taut, sturdy, strong, secure.

Kua ketaketa te poupou.
The posts are firm;

E ‘akaeta kōtou i te taura kia ketaketa.
Pull the rope tight;

ketaketa vaitata i te motu,
taut to breaking point;

E mou kia ketaketa te taura, ‘auraka e ‘akakaru iā rotopū.
Keep the rope tight, don’t let it sag in the middle;

‘E tangata kōpapa ketaketa ‘a Tere.
Tere has a strong physique;

‘E ‘apinga tikāi te ketaketa i tōna ni‘o.
He has terrific strength in his teeth;

Kia ketaketa, e kia maroiroi roa, auraka e ngarangara
(Deut. 31.6). Be strong and of good courage, fear not;

tēta‘i pūnanga ketaketa,
a secure fort. [keta RR.]