ātea1

tea1, v.i.

1. Wide, broad; width.

‘E kauvai
ā

tea ē te ‘ō‘onu,
a wide and deep river;

E ma‘ani
ā

tea i te mataara kia ō ‘ē rua pere‘ō i te taime ‘okota‘i.
Make the road wider so it will take two wagons at a time;

‘E
ā

tea roa tēnātua. That end is too wide; Kua
ā

tea mai te ana.
The cave widened out;

‘Ea‘a te
ā

tea i tēnārākau?
What is the width of that plank?

2. Clear, open, unobstructed; an open space.

Ka ‘aere tāua i teianei, koia i ātea ai te mataara.
Let’s go now while the road is clear;

‘E ‘enua
ā

tea ‘ua, kāre ‘e ‘apinga i runga. It’s just bare open country, there is nothing growing on it; Kātano teia ātea ‘ei ngā‘i tārekareka.
This open space would make a good sports ground. I (ki) te ngā‘i ātea, out in the open, unconcealed.

‘E poitini tei roto i tēnāmō‘ina, ‘auraka e vao‘o ki te ngā‘i
ā

tea.
There is poison in that bottle, don’t leave it out in the open.

3. At a distance, well clear; intervening distance or space.

Kua tū
ā

tea ‘aia nō tōna mataku.
He stood well clear because he was scared.

4. Disperse, clear away (of mist, clouds, trouble).

Kua
ā

tea te ko‘u.
The mist has cleared;

Kua
ā

tea tōku manamanatāi teianei. My worries are over now; Kua rekareka ‘aia i te
ā

tea‘anga tōna manamanatā.
He was pleased that his difficulties had cleared up.
(see āteatea, kātea, mātea, tāātea(tea).)
[Pn. *‘aa-tea.]

āteatea

teatea, v.i., fq. ātea1.

1. Wide apart, spaced out.

‘E
ā

teatea roa te pāi tā‘au tōmāti. Your tomato rows are too far apart; E tanu
ā

teatea i te nū.
Put the coconut plants in well apart.

2. Open, clear, unobstructed.

Kua
ā

teatea teia ngā‘i i te pari‘ia‘anga te rākau ki raro.
This place is quite open now that the trees have been chopped down;

Ko te mea ngā‘i āteatea ‘ua tēia ‘ei ‘akatū i te ‘are.
This is the only bit of open space to build the house in;

‘e porotito
ā

teatea,
a spacious verandah.

3. Clear away, disperse and leave clear.

I te
ā

teatea‘anga te tumu rangi, kua kakā‘aka‘ou mai te au ‘ētū. As the clouds cleared away, the stars twinkled out again.
tea1, rR.]