This is the word for “crowd”. It looks vaguely singular until one realized that the underlying form is –tÄnaj-. The (hypothetical) singular form of such a word would be matÄnaja. Adding an –i to make a collective (-i is collective with animates and plural with inanimates.) produces matÄnaji which simplifies to matÄnae.
Ä“ Ã±atta anxÅ«ri ankÅrji Ä“ Ã±atta sÄim matanÄe rÄjakiÄ“ Ä“ tetme jatÄ“mmÄ“ri luhaÃ±en ew Ã±i mawae rÄjanÅ«;
And they opened the gates and made a crowd beyond it and called to him still, but none came to this side.