tapatapa

tapatapa, (-‘ia), fq. tapa1. Bestow a name on, recite poetry, genealogy, invoke the gods by name.

Kua ‘akama‘ara ‘aia i tōna ngā metua i tōna tapatapa‘anga i te ingoa o tāna ngā mā‘anga.
He commemorated his parents when he named his twin children;

‘Ea‘a tā‘au e tapatapa ‘uā ra?
What’s that you‘re reciting?;

Tapatapā‘ia ki tō kōtou atua, pēnei ka tauturu mai.
Call on your god, perhaps he will help.

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