tāmatemate

tāmatemate, (-‘ia, -a), fq., grad. tāmate.

1. Kill, exterminate, get rid of.

Kua tāmate-mate‘ia te ika i roto i te punāvai.
The fish in the pond were killed off. 2. Extinguish, quench (light, flame, flow of water), turn off (tap, radio), stop (engine running).

Kua tāmatemate ‘aia i te au mōrī .
He switched the lights off;

Kua tāmatemate‘ia te au paipa i roto i te ‘ōire.
All the (water) pipes in the village were shut off;

‘Ea‘a i tāmatemate‘ia ai tā‘au au matī ni?
Why have all your machines been stopped?

Leave a Reply