tamaki, (-a, -‘ia).
1. Engage in war, fight, quarrel, scold.
Mē tamaki te reira ngā pātireia, kā piri mai ēta‘i au pātireia.
If those two countries go to war, other nations will join in;
‘Ea‘a rāua i tamaki‘ia ai?
Why were they scolded?;
Kua tamaki‘ia ‘aia nō te ‘akatau putuputu i te ‘āpi‘i.
He was scolded for staying away from school so often.
2. A war, quarrel.
Kua ‘au te tamaki.
The war is over. ‘Akatupu tamaki, start a war or a quarrel.
Kua ‘akatupu tamaki ‘aia ki a Marike.
He started a war against America. ‘Apinga tamaki, weapons, fighting equipment, ammunition, etc. Kaitamaki, to wage war, pick a quarrel; warlike, quarrelsome.
Kua kaitamaki ‘a Tiāmani ki a Peritāne.
Germany waged war on Britain;
‘Auraka koe e kaitamaki kiāia.
Don’t pick a quarrel with him;
‘E tangata kaitamaki tika ai koe.
You are a quarrelsome person.