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(-ia). Be in the habit of, accus-tomed to, familiar or well acquainted with; accustomed, habitual, familiar, usual. Me matau ua rai taau puaka i te tomo mai ki roto i toku kainga, ka pupui au. If your pig continues to make a habit of breaking into my garden, Ill shoot it; Kua matau au i te rave i teia angaanga. Im familiar with this work; Ko tei matauia teia e matou i te rave i te au tuatau i aereia mai. This is what we used to do in times past; E are ura matau teia naku i te aere i te au po Varaire katoatoa. I am in the habit of going to this dance hall every Friday night; Kua matau aia i te aravei iaku. He used to come and visit me; Ko te akonoanga matauia te reira. That is the usual practice; Kua matau koe kiaia? Do you know him well?; tetai tangata taau i matau meitaki, someone whom you are well acquainted with. (See akamatau, (aka)matautau.) [Pn. *maa-tau.]

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