ture

ture, n.

1. Law, statute, rule, regulation, instruction.

‘Ea‘a te pu‘apinga kia ma‘ani ture kōtou, kāre ‘ua kōtou tika ai e ‘ākono ana?
What’s the good of your making rules (for other people) when you can’t even keep them yourself? ‘Āpi‘i ture, lawyer.

‘E ‘āpi‘i ture ‘aia.
He is a lawyer. Te ture o te mataara, highway code.

2. (-a, -‘ia). Lay down law, legislate, prohibit.

Kua ture te taote iāia ‘auraka kia kai i te ‘apinga venevene.
The doctor ruled that he must not eat sweet things;

Kua turea taua ngā‘ī ra ‘auraka kia ‘aere ‘aka‘ou‘ia.
That place was put out of bounds;

Kua turea tērā ‘anga‘anga.
Those activities were prohibited.
[Heb. torah.]

kōto‘e

kōto‘e, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Back away, reverse, draw back.

Kua kōto‘e te pa‘ī ki muri.
The ship backed off;

Kua kōto‘e te tangata ki muri nō tei ‘akaue‘ia e te ‘akavā.
The people moved back as ordered by the police.

2. Back out, make excuses (to avoid doing something), decline (an offer, proposition), reject (proposal), refuse (a request, instruction), an excuse.

Kua kōto‘e te tamaiti i te ‘akaue‘anga a tōna pū‘āpi‘i.
The boy made excuses to get out of doing what his teacher told him;

Kua kimi kōto‘e te tangata ‘ara kia ora ‘aia.
The offender made excuses to get himself off;

‘E a‘a tā‘au kōto‘e ki te pū‘āpi‘i i tō‘ou tāvarevare‘anga?
What excuse did you give to the teacher for being late?;

‘E tangata kōto‘e koe i te ‘anga‘anga mē tuku‘ia kiā koe.
You always find an excuse when you are given something to do;

Kua kōto‘e te tangata i te kōreromotu nō te meangiti i te moni.
The man declined the contract because the pay was bad;

Kua kōto‘e te kōnitara i te manako o te Kāvana.
The council turned down the governor’s proposal;

Kua kōto‘e mātou i te ‘anga‘anga tei tuku‘ia mai kia rave mātou.
We refused to do the work that had been assigned to us. [kō-4, to‘e.]

‘ōta

‘ōta, (-‘ia), n.

1. Order sbdy to do something, command, instruction.

Kua ‘ōta ‘aia ia rātou kia ‘akaruke viviki i taua ‘enua.
He ordered them to leave the country without delay;

Kua tā‘ito‘ito tēta‘i pae i tōna ‘ōta‘anga.
Some of them defied his orders;

Tēia te ‘ōta tei tae mai.
These are the instructions that have arrived.

2. (Place) an order for goods.

‘ī varu ‘ānere vā‘angā punu i ‘ōta‘ia.
Eight hundred sheets of iron have been ordered;

Tē tātā ‘ōta kai nei au.
I‘m making out an order for food supplies;

‘E pēpa ‘ōta ‘apinga tēnā nā Mere.
That’s Mere’s shopping list. Moni ‘ōta

,
a money order, postal order. [Eng. order.]