tauira

tauira, n.

1. Small fry (very young fish still swimming in shoals).

Tē tāterē ra te ika tauira.
The small fry are swimming round (in shoals);

Tē tā‘ei ika tauirā ra rātou.
They‘re netting fry;

Kāre i te tauira tēnā.
That’s not a young fry.

2. A pupil, student.

‘E tauira māro‘iro‘i tika ai ‘a ia i te tāmou ‘āpi‘i.
She’s a very diligent student indeed.
[Ce. *tauira.]

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