tāmoemoe

tāmoemoe, (-a, -‘ia).

1. fq. tāmoe 1. Put to sleep or bed.

‘Auraka koe e tāmoemoe i tēnā pēpe, kāre i kaikai ake.
Don’t put the baby to sleep, it hasn’t had its food yet.

2. Lie in wait for, keep watch.

Tē tāmoemoe nei au i te puaka i kainga‘ia ai taku repo taro.
I‘m keeping watch for the pig that’s been eating my patch of taro.

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