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matie, v.i.

    1. Green. No ea toou pona matie i te ngai i oko ei? Where did you buy your green dress from?; i te matieanga tona pona i roto i te tini vairakau, when his shirt in the tub of dye had turned green; te matie i te rau o te rakau, the green of the leaves.
    2. n. Grass. E tipi koe i te matie kia potopoto. Scythe the grass down short; E uuti koe i tena kukumu matie. Pull up that clump of grass; Te kanga nei te tamariki i runga i te matie. The children are playing on the grass; E ngai matie tena. That is a grassy place. (See akamatie, tamatie.) [Pn. *mutie.]

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