tāmoe

tāmoe, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Put to sleep or bed, anaesthetise.

‘Auraka koe e tāpokipoki ki te kāka‘u mē tāmoe koe i te pēpe.
Don’t cover the baby up with too many blankets when you put him to sleep;

Kua tāmoe‘ia tēta‘i pae manu‘iri ki runga i te moenga.
Some of the guests had to be bedded down on mats;

Kua tāmoe te taote iāku ki te vairākau.
The doctor gave me an anaesthetic or sleeping-draught.

2. Set, lay a snare, trap or baited line and leave it overnight.

Kua tāmoe ‘aia i tāna matau ki raro i te ava.
He set his hook in the channel and left it overnight;

Kua tāmoe ‘aia i tāna pākati kiore.
He set his rat-trap and left it overnight.

3. Lay something down.

Tāmoea te rākau ki runga i te matie.
Lay the log down on the ground.

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