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).