taputo‘u

taputo‘u, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Swear on oath, make a binding promise, lay a curse on.

Kua taputo‘u ‘aia ki te ‘akavānui ē kāre ‘aia e pikika‘a.
He swore before the judge that he would not lie;

Kua taputo‘u ‘aia ki te Atua ē kā rave ‘aia i te ‘anga‘anga ‘orometua ē tae ‘ua atu ki tōna ‘openga.
He swore to God that he would devote the rest of his life to missionary work.

2. Covenant, solemn oath or promise.

Kua ‘a‘ati ‘aia i tāna taputo‘u.
He broke his promise.

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