vai2

vai2, v.i. Keep, remain, stay, last, exist (over a period of time or in a given place).

Koia tei vai ana, ē tē vai nei, ē kā vai ē mutu kore ‘ua atu.
He who was, is now, and shall be for evermore;

Kā vai tēia ‘apinga ‘ei ‘akama‘ara‘anga nāku iā koe.
This thing (keepsake) will always remind me of you;

Te nga‘i i vai ei taua pū tiarē ra.
The place where the flower was;

Tē vaī ra te tuātau e ‘oki ei au.
The time will come when I shall return;

Kua vai taua ture ē tae ‘ua mai ki te tae‘anga o te ‘Ēvangeria.
That law was in existence right up to the time the Gospel came;

Kā vai meitaki te puakatoro i roto i te pi‘a ‘āiti.
The meat will keep in the fridge;

‘E pōpoti kai rākau tēnā, tē vai rāi te mea kai i te rau;
That beetle eats the wood, there is yet another type that eats the leaves;

‘Ē rua mata‘iti i te vai‘anga te pa‘u kiāia.
The drum remained in his possession for two years.
[Pn. *‘ai.]

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