- Die, dead, death; fatal, mortal. Kia kore e mate te akarongo iaia, kia rauka ra te ora mutu kore, that those who believe in him should not die, but receive everlasting life (John 3.16); Ka mate taku pu kuru. My breadfruit tree is going to die; me ka mate ia tatou te atua o te mate, when we k the god of death; E utunga te mate no te ara. The wages of sin is death (Rom. 6.23); E teianei kopapa mate ua ei kopapa mate kore. And this mortal body become an immortal body (1 Cor. 15.54). E puta mate, a fatal wound. E topa mate, a fatal fall. Pia tangata mate, coffin. Te utunga mate, the death penalty.
- Numb, without feeling. Kua mate toku rima. My arm is numb.
- Not running, dried up (of flow); out, low (of the tide). Kua mate te vai i roto i te paipa. There is no water in the taps, the water is off; Kua mate te vai i raro i te kauvai. The stream has dried up; i te mateanga te tai, when the tide was low; E tai mate teia. It is low tide, the tide is out.
- Off, out (of a light or fire). Kua mate te ai. The fire is out, (or) the light is off; i te mateanga te ai, when the light went out.
- Stopped, not working (of any mechanism). Kua mate te ora. The clock has stopped; Kua mate te ratio. The radio is off; Kua opara aia i tona motoka ki te pae i te mataara i te mateanga te matini. He pushed his car to the side of the road when the engine stopped.
- Out of play (of ball). E tue koe i te poro ki vao kia mate. Kick the ball out of play; Kua akatangi au i te pui no tei mate te poro. I blew the whistle because the ball was dead.
- Be defeated, lose. Kua mate to matou pupu i to ratou i teia tue-anga i topa ake nei. Our team lost to theirs in the last match; Ka mate aia i te ture. He w lose his case.
- Fail, come to naught, flop. Kua mate toku akakoro-anga. My plans came to naught.
- Be dismissed (of batsman), dismissal. Kua mate te tangata pa. The batsman is out; E mate kapo tona. He was out caught.
- Suffer (any oppressive physical or mental condition, e.g. hunger, thirst, misfortune, danger, intense desire); oppressive, calamitous; suffering, affliction, calamity. Kua aue te pepe i te mateanga i te pongi. The baby cried when it got hungry; Kua mate au i te kaki vai. Im awfully thirsty; Ka mate te vaka i roto i te are, ka mate katoa te vaka i te moana. If the canoe suffers a mishap in the shed, it w suffer a mishap in the ocean, too; mate i te kata, die with laughing, split one’s sides; Kua mate aia i te inangaro i tera pona. She’s dying to have that dress; E mate tika ai te mataara e tae ei ki runga i tera maunga. It is a very dangerous path up that mountain; te angaanga mate, exhausting work; te mate i te etene, te mate i roto i te oire, te mate i te medebara, danger from the heathen, danger in the cities, danger in the wilderness (2 Cor. 11.26); E akara mai koe i toku mate e toku mamae (Ps. 25.18). Look upon my suffering and my pain. (See akamate)mate), mamamate, mamate, (mate)matenga, matemate, (ta-)matepongi, tamate(mate).) [Pn. *mate.]
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