tāpata2

tāpata2, (-‘ia). Butter something.

Kua tāpata ‘aia i tāna varāoa.
He buttered his bread;

mē oti tā‘au vā‘angā-taro i te tāpata,
when you’ve buttered your piece of taro. Varāoa tāpata, bread-and-butter.

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