taka‘ua

taka‘ua. Left on one’s own, especially of a widow(er). (cf. taka, loose.) Tāne taka‘ua, tangata taka‘ua, widower. Va‘ine taka‘ua, widow.

Kua tangi au i te va‘ine taka‘ua i te ‘akaroeroe ‘aere-‘anga.
I felt sorry for the widow going around looking so miserable.

2. Someone left alone through bereavement, etc.

Nā te taka‘ua tēnā kai i ‘akapae‘ia ai.
That food has been put aside for the widow(s.)

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