tau3

tau3, (-ria). Pitch, perch, land (bird, plane, boat, ball), start to set (of the sun).

E tiaki kia tau te manu ka pupu‘i ei.
Wait until the bird perches (and then) fire;

E tau ana te moa ki tērā ‘ātava.
The hens roost on that branch;

Kua tau te pa‘ī rere.
The plane has landed;

Kua tau te pa‘ī ki te ava.
The boat has moored in the harbour;

Kua tau te rā, kā ‘oki tāua.
The sun is setting, let’s be going back;

tauria e te manu,
perched on by the bird;

tauria e te maki,
affected by sickness.
[Pn. *tau5.]

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