tapa3

tapa3,

1. The edge, brink, margin, border, rim.

‘Auraka e tū ki te tapa o te maunga, kā pū‘ia koe, ē te ‘openga, kā topa atu koe ki raro.
Don’t stand on the edge of the mountain (ridge), the wind will catch you and you‘ll end up by falling over;

Kua ‘akatore ‘aia i te tapa i tōna pona ki te tēpu muramura.
She put a strip of red ribbon around the hem of her dress;

‘e ‘āriki kaingākai tapa matie,
a tablecloth with a green border;

Ko te tapa i tōna rima tei motu.
He cut the side of his hand;

te tapa o te ara,
the side of the road;

te tapa o te kapu,
the rim of the cup;

‘Ātia tēta‘i tapa i tō varāoa pakapaka nā ‘Ina.
Break off a piece of your biscuit for ‘Ina. Tapā-tai, water edge, tidemark, beach.

Tē ko‘i pōre‘ō ra rāua i te tapā-tai.
They‘re picking up shells on the beach. Tapā-to‘e, the flank (flat side) of the buttocks. Tapa ‘ū‘ā, groin.

E mamae taku tapa, mē ‘ea‘a rā?
My groin is hurting, I wonder what it is?

2. (-‘ia). Border, edge (tr.).

Kā tapa au i te ‘iti i tōku pona ki te kāka‘u auī ka.
I‘m going to put some blue material around the hem and sleeves of my dress;

Kua tapā‘ia tōna moenga ki te ‘ā ‘ūtū ē te nono.
Her mat was bordered with

‘ā ‘ūtū and nono.
[Pn. *tapa3.]

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