tā‘ata‘ata

tā‘ata‘ata, (-‘ia), fq. tā‘ata. Lay something across.

E tā‘ata‘ata i te rākau nā runga ake i teia ngā rākau ‘ei ngā‘i tauraki‘anga kōpara.
Lay the sticks across these two poles (to make a framework) to dry the copra on;

Kua mura ma‘ata te a‘i i tō ratou tā‘ata‘ata‘anga i te kī kau marō ki runga.
The fire flared up when they laid on the dry coconut leaves.

Leave a Reply