This is the word for “crowd”. It looks vaguely singular until one realized that the underlying form is –tānaj-. The (hypothetical) singular form of such a word would be matānaja. Adding an –i to make a collective (-i is collective with animates and plural with inanimates.) produces matānaji which simplifies to matānae.
ē ñatta anxūri ankōrji ē ñatta sāim matanāe rājakiē ē tetme jatēmmēri luhañen ew ñi mawae rājanū;
And they opened the gates and made a crowd beyond it and called to him still, but none came to this side.