tā(–)3, cplx t- plus ā, a, q.v. Prefixed to the pronominal forms -ku, -‘au, -na but written separately before the other pronouns.
1. Introducing a poss. cplx used attributively before nominal head.
Tā tāua ‘apinga,
Tā Tere ‘apinga,
2. Introducing a poss. cplx used as nominal head.
E ‘apai i tā Kaitara kia Kaitara, ē tā te Atua ki te Atua.
Give Caesar’s (that due to Caesar) to Caesar, and God’s to God;
‘E tamaiti tāku,
a son of mine, or I have a son.
3. Introducing a sub. relative clause.
Te ‘apinga tāku (tā Tere, tā te tangata) ka ‘inangaro.
The thing I (Tere, the people) want.
(See tāku, tā‘au, tāna.)