tairua1

tairua1, (-‘ia). Pair up with, team up with another to make a pair, partner (tr.).

‘E mea ngō‘ie ‘ua kia tairua‘ia tēnā ‘oro‘enua ki tēia kā kika ai i te tumu rākau ki te pae.
It should be quite easy to team your horse up with this one and get the treetrunk dragged out of the way;

Tēia tēta‘i ‘oro‘enua ‘ei tairua i tō‘ou i te kika‘anga i te ‘ārote.
Here is a horse to team up with yours to draw the plough;

Ka tairua tēnā ‘oro‘enua ki tē‘ea?
Which horse are we going to team this one up with?

2. n. Partner, fellow (of two).

Koia tōku tairua.
He is my partner;

Tē kimi tairua nei au nōku nō te ‘oro tāpekapeka vaevae.
I‘m looking for a partner for the three-legged race;

Tei ‘ea te tairua o teia vaevae tāmaka?
Where has the other shoe gone?

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