- Clean, clear of dirt or weeds, pure. E aere koe e orei i te repo i toou vaevae kia ma. Go and wash the dirt off your feet so that they are clean; E aao koe i te kakau ma ki te apii. Wear clean clothes to school; E pua koe i tena kakau kia ma te repo. Wash that garment t all the dirt has gone; Kua ma taku aua tiare i te vaere. My flower garden was weeded clean; E pua meitaki koe i toou katu kia ma te paku. Give your scalp a good soaping to get rid of the dandruff; E ao to tei ma te ngakau (Matt. 5.8). Blessed are the pure in heart.
- Clear of guilt or debt, absolved, exonerated. Kua ma taau ara i teianei, auraka koe kia ara akaou. Your offence is purged now, do not offend again; Kua ma taku kaiou i te tutaki. I’ve paid off my debts. (See akama1, tama1.) [Pn. *maa1.]
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