tāmotu, tāmutu

tāmotu, tāmutu, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Break, sever or snap something.

‘Auraka e tāmotu i te niuniu i taku kī tā.
Don’t break the strings of my guitar.

2. Cut or gash.

Nā‘au i tāmotu i tōku rima.
You cut my finger.

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