taurua

taurua, (-‘ia) = tairua.

1. Partner, fellow (of a pair), companion (one of two people).

Ko‘ai tō‘ou taurua i ‘aere mai ei?
What partner did you come with?;

Kāre ‘ua te taurua o teia pea marū.
One of this pair of boxing gloves is missing.

2. To pair or team sbdy off with a partner.

Ka taurua au iāia kiā Pere.
I‘m going to team him up with Pere;

E ngari iā koe, kua tauruā‘ia koe i te ‘anga‘anga.
You are lucky, you’ve got a mate to work with.

3. Paired off.

Ka taurua tēnā ‘oro‘enua ki tē‘ea?
Which horse are you going to team that one up with?

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