tanotano

tanotano, fq. tano.

1. Correct, accurate, right, exact.

Kua tanotano te pō‘aki ki runga i te tāpo‘o.
The bullets were all right on target;

Nō te tanotano o te pōro ki te kī ni, nō reira ‘aia i ārairai ‘ua ai.
The balls were dead on the wicket, that’s why he just blocked them.

2. To fit, be the right size, shape, etc.

Mē tanotano tā‘au tuatua, kā ora koe.
You‘ll get off if your story fits the facts.

tano

tano, v.i.

1. Correct, accurate, right, exact.

Kua tano tā‘au nūmero.
Your sum is correct;

Kua tano te pōro ki runga i tōna mata.
The ball hit him right in the eye;

E tī pū i tēnā rākau kia tano.
Cut that timber exactly (on the mark).

2. To fit, be the right size, shape, etc.

Kā tano tēnā kāka‘u iā koe.
That dress will fit or suit you very well.

Nō te tano i tāna tuatua i manako‘ia ai ē ‘e tika.
Because his story fitted they believed it was right.

3. Be proper, just, fit (often transferable by ‘should’ or ‘ought‘).

Kāre e tano kia ‘akautunga‘ia.
It wouldn’t be right to punish him, he oughtn’t to be punished;

Kāre e tano ana tā‘au ‘ākono‘anga i tēia au manu.
You aren’t looking after these birds very well.

4. Come across sbdy, happen to meet up with.

Mē tano atu koe kiā Tere, e ‘akakite kia ‘oki mai.
If you should come across Tere, tell her to come back.
[Ta. *tano.]