tūtaki, (-a, -‘ia, -na).
1. Pay (wages, debts, etc.), repay, reward, requite.
Kua tūtaki koe i tā‘au kaio‘u?
Did you pay what you owed?;
Kua tūtakina ‘aia ki te moni ma‘ata.
He was paid a high salary;
Tēia te mātipi ‘ei tūtaki i te mea tei ‘ati iāku.
Here is a knife to make up for the one I broke;
‘Auraka e tūtaki i te kino ki te kino.
Do not requite evil with evil;
Tē vaī ra te rā e tūtaki ei au i te kino tā‘au i rave kiāku.
There will come a day when I shall pay you back all the harm you have done me. Tangata tūtaki‘ia,
paid man, wage-earner.
‘E tangata tūtaki‘ia ‘aia i rave ei ‘aia i taua ‘anga‘angā ra.
He was paid, that’s why he did the work;
Tē tārē moni tūtaki aronga ‘anga‘anga nei ‘aia.
He is reckoning up the men’s wages;
I te tūtaki-‘anga moni mua,‘ē rua paunu tāna i tūtaki mai ei. He paid me a first instalment of two pounds. Pi‘a tūtaki‘angāmoni, pay office.
2. Treat sbdy to something.
Nāku i tūtaki iāia ki te teata.
I treated her to the cinema.
3. Wages, reward, requital.
‘Ea‘a tō‘ou tūtaki i te ‘anga‘anga‘anga nāna?
What wages did you get when you worked for him?;
Ko te tūtaki te reira i tōna ngaki‘anga i te reira tangata.
That’s what she gets for looking after him;
Kua ‘aka‘ōngā ‘aia i tō rātou tūtaki.
He gave them a bonus.