rutu

rutu, (-a). Beat, hit, strike, thrash.

E rutu i te pa‘u kia ‘ura mātou.
Beat the drums for us to dance to;

‘Ea‘a koe i rutu mai ei iāku?
What did you hit me for?;

Kua rutu te ngaru ki runga i te mato ē kua pue‘u.
The seas pounded against the cliif and broke in spray;

Kua ‘oro viviki te ‘oro-‘enua i tōku rutu‘anga.
The horse galloped when I hit it;

Kua rutua te to‘e o te tamaiti ki te rākau.
The boy was caned across his backside. Tangata rutu pa‘u, drummer.

patu1

patu1, (-a).

1. Strike, knock (with sudden sharp blow).

‘E a‘a koe i patu mai ei i tōku katu?
What did you crack me on the head for?;

Kua patu ‘aia i te namu i runga i te mokotua o te tamaiti.
He swatted the mosquito in the boy’s back;

Kua patu ‘aia i te re‘u o te ‘ava‘ava ki roto i te anga pārau.
He knocked the cigarette ash off into the pearl shell (ashtray).

2. Kill (pig or chicken) (Penrhyn dial., cf. Rar. ).

3. Thrash, administer a beating (Penrhyn dial., cf. Rar. pāpā, papaki).
(see patupatu1.)
[Pn. *patu1.]

pāpā1

pāpā1, (-ia), fq. 1. Pound, beat, batter, wallop, thrash, buffet.

Kua pāpā ‘a Tanga i te ‘eke kia paruparu ē kua tunu.
Tanga beat the octopus to soften it up and boiled it;

Ka pāpāia koe e te pū‘āpi‘i mē tāvarevare koe.
The teacher will thrash you if you are late;

Kua pururū te kuru pī i te pāpāia e te maoake.
The green breadfruit were shaken down


with the buffeting they had from the north-easterlies;

Kua pāpā ‘aia i te kavamani nā roto i tēta‘i tuatua pakari.
He lashed the government in a powerful speech.
[1 RR.]

3

3, (tā‘ia).

1. Hit, strike, fight, attack, thrash, beat, rout (opposition), kill, slaughter, take (a trick at cards). Taia! Hit him! Attack him!;

Kua tā ‘aia iāku.
He struck me;

‘Ea‘a rāua i tā ai?
Why did they fight?;

Kua tā mātou i taua pupū ra ē kāre ‘e ‘ape toe ia rātou.
We gave that team a real hammering and they couldn’t do a thing about it;

Ko te ‘apinga tā manu tēnā a te ‘ētene.
The heathens used that implement for killing birds. Ngā‘i tā‘anga manu, slaughterhouse;

Kāre te au puaka nō te umukai i taia ake.
The pigs for the feast haven’t been slaughtered yet;

Rūa‘ia, nāku e tā.
Duck it (the trick), I‘ll take it;

Kua tā ‘aia i taku ‘ai ki te ‘uri.
He trumped my ace. Tā kia mate, beat to death, finish sbdy or something off.

Kā tā tātou i teia ‘anga‘anga kia mate.
Let’s get this job polished off. Tā kata kūmara, to take sweet-potato cuttings for propagation.

Mei te tā kata kūmara mai mātou.
We’ve come from taking sweet potato cuttings;

Tā‘ia te kata kia rava.
Take enough cuttings.

2. Blame, knock.

‘Auraka e tā ‘ua iāia.
Don’t blame him without reason.

3. n. A fight.

‘E tā tei runga i te purūmu.
There was a fight in the street. ‘Akatupu tā, start a fight. Pati tā, challenge to a fight.
[Pn. *taa1.]