tāipu1

tāipu1, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Scoop, ladle or bail out.

E tāipu i te tai ki va‘o mei roto i te poti.
Scoop the water out of the boat;

Kua tāipua te one ki te ipu ‘akari mei roto i te rua.
The soil was scooped out of the hole with a coconut shell. Paoti tāipu tai, baling tin.

2. A scoop, ladle.

Tērā te tāipu ‘ei tāipu i te tiōpu ki roto i te mereki.
There is the ladle to ladle the soup out into the plates with.

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