ta‘ito

ta‘ito, v.i.

1. Be old, ancient, antique (of things and, as a qualifier, of people).

Kua ta‘ito tēnā mea, kāre ‘e pu‘apinga ‘aka‘ou.
It’s got old, it’s no use any more;

Kua ta‘ito te kī kau i runga i tō ‘are, ‘aka‘ōu‘ia.
Renew the thatch on your roof, it’s old now;

‘E tangata ta‘ito, ‘inārā tē ‘ākara-‘anga māpū nei rāi.
He is an old man, but he still looks young;

‘e tuatua ta‘ito,
an old saying, proverb;

Kua ‘ākara‘anga ta‘ito tēia no‘o‘anga.
This chair looks old.

2. Days of yore, antiquity; old age.

Ko te tū rāi tēia o teia ‘enua mei ta‘ito mai.
This is the way this island has been from time immemorial;

Ko te tū tēia i tō ta‘ito ‘ākono‘anga.
This is the way they did things in the old days.
[Pn. *tafito.]

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