‘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.]