kakā

kakā.

1. v.i. Shine brightly, vividly, radiantly, gloriously; brightness, glory.

‘E kakā tika ai te mārama o te ‘ētū a‘ia‘i.
The evening star is shining brightly;

‘E mārama tika ai te kakā o te marama.
The moonlight is very bright;

Kua kakā mai te rā ki raro.
The sun shone down;

‘e karapa‘anga uira kakā,
a vivid flash of lightning;

Kua kakā te ariki va‘ine i tōna no‘o‘anga ki runga i te terōno ariki.
The queen was radiant (or resplendent) seated on the royal throne;

Nō‘ou te pātireia, te mana, ē te kakā,
Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory;

Te tuatua nei te au rangi i te kakā o te Atua.
The heavens declare the glory of God (Ps. 19.1).

2. v.t. (-‘ia). In the phrase kakā i te mata, open the eyes wide, keep a sharp lookout;

Kua kakā ‘aia i tōna mata nō tōna pō‘itirere.
He opened his eyes wide in astonishment;

Kakā‘ia tō‘ou mata kia kite koe i te pa‘ī rere.
Keep your eyes skinned for the plane. Mata kakā, sharp eyes.

‘E mata kakā tōna.
He’s got sharp eyes. [2, rR.]