taumārō

taumārō, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Argue, debate.

Kua taumārō rāua ē kua karo.
They had an argument and it ended up in a row;

Kua taumārō rātou nō runga i te kai.
They argued about the food;

I taumārō‘ia ana te reira manako i roto i te ‘uipā‘anga.
That proposal has been debated by the meeting;

‘E ngā tāngata taumārō tika ai kōrua.
You two are always arguing;

Kua riro taua tuatuā ra ‘ei taumārō‘anga nā rātou.
That proposal became a bone of contention between them.

2. n. Argument, dispute.

Nō tā rāua taumārō, nō reira i karoa ai.
Because they had an argument, they were rebuked.

taumārōrō

taumārōrō, (-a, -‘ia), fq. taumārō.

1. Argue.

‘E a‘a rāua i taumārōrō ei?
Why were they arguing?;

Ko te tika tēia tei ‘akaoti‘ia i te taumārōrō‘ia‘anga te reira manako.
This is the decision that has emerged following the discussion of that proposal.

2. Argument, quarrel.

Kāre mātou i ‘aere mai i te ‘akarongo i tā kōrua taumārōrō.
We didn’t come here to listen to your quarrels.

tau‘ētono

tau‘ētono, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Argue together vehemently, argue over something.

Kua tau‘ētono rāua ē kua moto.
They argued and fought;

Kua tau‘ētono‘ia taua tuatuā ra e te au ‘are kōrero, ē kāre rāi i rauka te tika.
The old historians have debated that legend, but they’ve never got to the bottom of it;

Kua tupu iora te tauetonoanga.
And strife arose (Gen.13.7);

‘E a‘a ‘iōra tā‘au?
What have you to say now?

2. n. Dispute, argument.

Nō te tau‘ētono ia rāua i ‘akatā ‘ia ai.
They were made to fight because they had been disputing.

‘uri‘uri2

‘uri‘uri2, (-a, -‘ia), fq. ‘uri.

1. Turn round, over and over, spin; compose; take sides, favour.

E ‘uri‘uri i teia pi‘a ki roto i tērā ‘ākoko.
Roll this crate (turn it over and over) over to that corner;

Kua ‘uri‘uri rātou i tēta‘i ‘īmene nō te tomo‘anga i te ‘are pure.
They composed a hymn for the dedication of the church;

KĀ rūti mātou mē ka ‘uri‘uri te rēperī kia rātou.
We shall lose if the referee favours them;

‘E tangata ‘uri‘uri koe.
You are never impartial.

2. Debate, discuss, argue, exchange opinions.

Tē ‘uri‘uri manako nei mātou.
We are having a debate;

te au manako tei ‘inangaro‘ia kia ‘uri‘uri,
the ideas which were down for discussion.
[uri2 RR.]