rūra

rūra, (-‘ia, rūrā‘ia).

1. To rule (a line).

E rūra i te rāini kia tika meitaki.
Rule the line absolutely straight;

Kua mingimingi te rāini i tōku rūra‘anga.
I ruled the lines crooked.

RŪra‘ia tēnā kapi pēpa.
Rule out that sheet of paper.

2. n. A ruler.

Nāku tēnā rūra iā koe.
That’s my ruler you’ve got there;

Ka ‘aere au kā pati rūra ki te pū ‘āpi‘i.
I‘m going to ask the teacher for a ruler.
[Eng. rule(r).]

tūtara

tūtara,

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).