taratarai

taratarai, (-a, -‘ia), fq. tarai. Shape, carve out.

Tē taratarai ‘ua ake nei au i tēia pātē.
I‘m just now shaping out this wooden gong;

Kua taratara‘ia tōna ingoa ki runga i te tumu o te rākau.
His name was carved on the tree.

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