tūtaki

tūtaki, (-a, -‘ia, -na).

1. Pay (wages, debts, etc.), repay, reward, requite.

Kua tūtaki koe i tā‘au kaio‘u?
Did you pay what you owed?;

Kua tūtakina ‘aia ki te moni ma‘ata.
He was paid a high salary;

Tēia te mātipi ‘ei tūtaki i te mea tei ‘ati iāku.
Here is a knife to make up for the one I broke;

‘Auraka e tūtaki i te kino ki te kino.
Do not requite evil with evil;

Tē vaī ra te rā e tūtaki ei au i te kino tā‘au i rave kiāku.
There will come a day when I shall pay you back all the harm you have done me. Tangata tūtaki‘ia,


paid man, wage-earner.

‘E tangata tūtaki‘ia ‘aia i rave ei ‘aia i taua ‘anga‘angā ra.
He was paid, that’s why he did the work;

Tē tārē moni tūtaki aronga ‘anga‘anga nei ‘aia.
He is reckoning up the men’s wages;

I te tūtaki-‘anga moni mua,‘ē rua paunu tāna i tūtaki mai ei. He paid me a first instalment of two pounds. Pi‘a tūtaki‘angāmoni, pay office.

2. Treat sbdy to something.

Nāku i tūtaki iāia ki te teata.
I treated her to the cinema.

3. Wages, reward, requital.

‘Ea‘a tō‘ou tūtaki i te ‘anga‘anga‘anga nāna?
What wages did you get when you worked for him?;

Ko te tūtaki te reira i tōna ngaki‘anga i te reira tangata.
That’s what she gets for looking after him;

Kua ‘aka‘ōngā ‘aia i tō rātou tūtaki.
He gave them a bonus.
[Pn. *tu‘utaki.]