tamariki

tamariki, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Children (pl. tamaiti).

‘E te tamariki, e ‘ākono i te ‘āpi‘i a te metua.
Children, take heed of your parent’s advice;

Tē a‘ā ra tērā ‘ututua tamariki?
What are those children doing? ‘Āngai tamariki, to adopt children; Tamariki tārevākā ‘ua, waifs and strays.

2. Be a child.

Tē tamariki ‘uā ra ‘aia i mate ei tōna ngā metua.
He was only a child when his parents died;

I tōku tamariki‘anga, mei tā te tamariki rāi tāku peu.
When I was child, I behaved like a child. Tamarikia, have children.

Kāre rāua i tamarikia.
They had no children (of their own).
[Pn. *tama-riki.]

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