1. Owner, landowner, landlord.
Koia te ‘atu o teia ‘enua.
He is the owner of this land.
2. Master, boss.
Nā‘ai koe i ‘iki ‘ei ‘atu ki runga ia mātou?
Who elected you boss over us?
3. (Biblical) The Lord, Master (i.e. Christ).
ī te ‘Atu, ka ‘akapē‘ea au e ora ai?
O Lord, what shall I do to be saved?
1. Rule over.
Kāre e tika iāku kia tūtara ‘aia ki runga ia mātou.
I don’t think it is right that he should rule over us. Ariki tūtara, paramount chief.
‘E ariki tūtara ‘aia i roto ia Tākitumu.
He is paramount chief in Tākitumu.
2. Ruler, master, lord.
Ka pue‘u rikiriki te ‘iti tangata mē riro ake ‘aia ‘ei tūtara.
The clan will disintegrate if he ever becomes head of it;
Kua muteki te au tutara.
The princes were silent (Job 29.9).