taitai

taitai, v.i.

1. Be salty, brackish.

Kāre e taitai roa ana, kua tau ‘ua.
It’s not too salty, it’s just about right;

‘e ruā-vai taitai,
a brackish spring;

nō te taitai i taua vai ruā ra,
because the well water was brackish.

2. grad., fq, tai 2.Seawards.

E neke ki taitai atu.
Keep moving (or move a little bit) seawards.

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