tarotaro

tarotaro, (-‘ia).

1. Chant, intone.

Kua tarotaro ‘aere ‘aia ma te ‘aka‘āite ‘aere.
He performed a chant with the appropriate gestures;

Kua tarotaro ‘iōra ‘aia ki tōna atua kia ‘ākara aro‘a mai ‘aia.
He intoned a prayer to his god to look favourably on him;

Kua tarotaro‘ia ‘aia e te tamariki nō te ‘akatau ‘āpi‘i.
The children set up a teasing chant at him because he stayed away from school;

Ko te tangata tarotaro tei tū ki rotopū, kāreka te aronga kapa, kua no‘o ki raro.
The chanter(s) stood in the middle, but those performing the actions were seated.

2. A chant, incantation.

Kāre i mou iāku te tarotaro ‘iki‘anga ariki o Ngāti ‘Iro.
I can’t remember the coronation chant for the

ariki
of the ‘Iro tribe.
[Pn. *talo2.]

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