tāmatī ni

tāmatī ni, (-a, -‘ia). Drive by engine or machine, put an engine in.

Nō te kore te matangi, nō reira, kua tāmatī ni ‘ua mātou ē tae ‘ua atu ki te ‘enua.
Because there was no wind, we used the engine till we reached land;

Kua tāmatī ni ‘aia i tōna poti.
He fitted his boat with a motor;

Kua rekareka te pātete i te tāmatī ni‘ia‘anga te pa‘ī .
The passengers were pleased when the ship went ahead under her engines. Poti tāmatī ni, motor-driven boat.

Ka ‘akatere tāmatī ni ‘ua tātou.
We‘ll just go ahead using the engines.

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