epaepa

epaepa, (-‘ia), fq. epa. To honour, consecrate or dedicate ceremonially.

Kua epaepa rātou i te ariki ma te ‘o‘ora i tā rātou ‘apinga aro‘a,
they ceremonially honoured the king and spread their gifts before him;

Kua tā‘okota‘i te tangata i te epaepa‘anga i te Atua,
the people assembled (at the festival) in praise of God.
[epa RR.]