tu‘a2, (-‘ia, tu‘ā‘ia).
1. Distribute, share out, allocate, divide up.
Kua tu‘a ‘aia i tōna ‘apinga nō te aronga puta‘ua.
He distributed his belongings amongst the poor;
Kua oti iāku i te tu‘a taki ‘ā, ko tēia tei toe mai.
I’ve divided them out in groups of four, these are ones left over;
E tu‘a koe i tā tāua ika.
You share out our fish;
Kua tu‘ā‘ia te ika, ē kua tū te kātoatoa.
The fish were distributed and everyone had a share. Tu‘a kērero, to share out by lot, to draw lots for something.
Kua tu‘a kērero rātou i taua ‘apingā ra ē kā peke kiā ‘ai.
They drew lots to see who should have it.
2. Give someone a share.
Kua tu‘a au i tēta‘i ‘enua nōna.
I gave him a piece of land.