tātua

tātua, (-‘ia).

1. Gird, girdle round, put (sash, rope) round (waist, tree-trunk).

Kua tātua ‘aia i tōna kiri.
He put his belt on.

Tātua‘ia te tēpu takapini i tō kōpū kia kitea tō‘ou vāito kōpū.
Put the tape measure round your waist to get your waist measurement.

E tātua i te taura takapini i te tumu o te rākau ‘ē toru taime ka tāpekai.
Take the rope round the tree three times before you tie it.

2. Sash, band.

Ko te pupu ‘e tātua muramura tō rātou, ko tō mātou ia.
That’s our team with the red sashes.

3. Belt (N.G.Pt dial. = Rar. kiri).
[Ep. *taatua.]

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