‘ōta

‘ōta, (-‘ia), n.

1. Order sbdy to do something, command, instruction.

Kua ‘ōta ‘aia ia rātou kia ‘akaruke viviki i taua ‘enua.
He ordered them to leave the country without delay;

Kua tā‘ito‘ito tēta‘i pae i tōna ‘ōta‘anga.
Some of them defied his orders;

Tēia te ‘ōta tei tae mai.
These are the instructions that have arrived.

2. (Place) an order for goods.

‘ī varu ‘ānere vā‘angā punu i ‘ōta‘ia.
Eight hundred sheets of iron have been ordered;

Tē tātā ‘ōta kai nei au.
I‘m making out an order for food supplies;

‘E pēpa ‘ōta ‘apinga tēnā nā Mere.
That’s Mere’s shopping list. Moni ‘ōta

,
a money order, postal order. [Eng. order.]

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