tā‘una

tā‘una,

1. Piled up, heaped up.

Kua tā‘una ‘ua te ‘ātava rākau ki reira i te kore‘anga te ngaru.
Branches were left piled up there when the heavy seas subsided.

2. n. A pile, bank, ridge, reef (of rocks or pebbles).

Kua āranga te tā‘una i te marō-‘anga te tai.
The piles of rocks showed above the surface as the tide receded;

‘E tā‘una kirikiri tō reira.
There is a bank of pebbles there.
[Np. *taafuna.]