tauma‘a

tauma‘a, (-‘ia).

1. Call down a curse on sbdy.

Kua tauma‘a‘ia ‘aia kia kore e ‘ānau tamariki.
She was cursed with barrenness.

2. Charge, accuse (verbally).

Kua tauma‘a te ‘akavā iā Koro nō te ‘aka‘oro viviki i tōna mōtokā.
The policeman charged Koro with speeding.

3. n. A curse, accusation.

Kāre e mana tāna tauma‘a.
His curse carries no weight.

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