tae2, n. Lad, boy, esp. one who is unruly or mischievous and often used with mea as belittling reference to man or boy, fellow, brat.

Ko te tae tērā a te tūpaki ‘āuri.
That’s the blacksmith’s boy over there;

Kua riri au ki te meā-tae.
I was furious with the brat;

Ko‘ai tērā meā-tae?
Who is that fellow there?

E meā-tae,
a young fellow.

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