- Firmly lodged, caught on something, jammed, stuck tight. Kua keta taku manu ki runga i te pu rakau. My kite has got caught on a tree; Kua keta taku vaevae ki roto i te va toka. My foot was stuck in a crack in the rock; Kua keta te ngutupa. The door is jammed.
- Stubborn, firmly set on something, tenacious. Kua keta roa aia ki te pona oko maata. She is set on (having) the dear dress; Auraka koe e keta mai ki teia apinga meangiti. Don’t be stubborn over a little thing like this; Kua keta rai aia ki tana tika. He st kept to his word. (See ketaketa, taketa(keta).) [Ta. *keta.]
Related to keta