te‘ate‘amamao

te‘ate‘amamao,

1. v.i. Be ready, prepare, stand by.

Kia te‘ate‘amamao kōtou nō te tamaki.
Be ready for the fight;

Kia vai te‘ate‘amamao kōtou,‘ei te ora manako kore‘ia e tae mai ei te tamaiti a te tangata.
Watch therefore, for ye know not the hour when the son of man will come.

2. (-‘ia). Prepare, get something ready.

Nō te te‘ate-‘amamao mātou i te ngā‘i tārekareka-‘anga.
We have been getting the sports ground ready;

Kua te‘ate‘amamao‘ia rātou, kāre rā rātou i ‘akarongo.
They were warned to be ready, but they took no notice.

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