v.i., fq. mae.
- Wither, shrivel, wilt. E vaoo koe kia maemae te pakiri o te anani ka kai ei. Leave the oranges t they are a bit shrivelled before you eat them; Kare au e inangaro i te poe i te tiare maemae. I don’t like to wear a flower that is wilting behind my ear.
- Dull and tired looking (of the eyes). E akaraanga maemae to mata. Your eyes look tired. [mae RR.]
Related to maemae