tā‘aka‘aka

tā‘aka‘aka, (-‘ia).

1. Make something low(er), to humiliate.

Kua tā‘aka‘aka‘ia te no‘o-‘anga o te pātikara kia taea e au te taka‘i-‘anga.
The bicycle seat was lowered so I could reach the pedals.

2. Bow down before (ki mua i) sbdy, abase oneself, show respect and deference.

Kua tā‘aka-‘aka ‘aia ki mua i te aroaro o te ariki.
He bowed down before the king;

Kua ‘aere tā‘aka‘aka ‘aia ki mua i te mata‘iapo.
He came humbly and respectfully before the chief;

‘E tamaiti tā‘aka‘aka ‘aia ki mua i tōna metua.
He treats his father with deference.

‘ō‘ō1

‘ō‘ō1, v.t. Show friendship, respect, hospitality, welcome to sbdy.

Kua ‘akamā ‘aia nō te mea kāre rava ‘e tangata i ‘ō‘ō mai kiāia.
He felt ashamed because nobody would have anything to do with him;

I te ‘ō‘ō‘anga o Tere kiāia, kua pati ‘aia kia ‘aere ake ki tōna kāinga.
When Tere made friends with him, he invited him home;

Nō tō rātou ‘ō‘ō kore kiāia, nō reira ‘aia i ‘oki ei.
Because they showed no friendship towards him he went back;

E te oire ta kotou e tomo ra, e oo mai ratou ia kotou, ka kai kotou i te kai e tukuia mai i mua i te kotou aroaro.
And when you enter a town and they welcome you, then eat the food that they set before you (Luke 10.8). (See ‘aka‘ō‘ō.) [? ‘oa1 RR.]