tātaura

tātaura, (-‘ia).

1. Use rope, string, thread, embroider.

Kua tātaura‘ia te rākau i te kika‘anga.
A rope was used to drag the log;

‘Ea‘a te kara taura tā‘au ka ‘inangaro nō te tātaura i tō auaro pūte?
What colour of threads do you want to embroider your pillowcase with?

2. Embroidered, etc.

Ka tātaura te tiare i tōku tī vaevae.
I‘m going to embroider the flowers on my patchwork quilt.

3. Measure, measuring line.

Kua akatika oki aia i te tataura.
He stretched out a measuring-line (Lam. 2.8).

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