tautopa

tautopa, (-‘ia). Invoke, call upon, entreat, beseech, beg.

Kua tautopa ‘iōra ‘aia ki te Atua kia ‘akaora ia rātou.
Then he prayed God to save them;

Kua ‘akatopa ‘iōra ‘aia ki raro ē kua tautopa atū ra ki te ariki kia tuku iāia.
Then he threw himself down (fell on his knees) and begged the king to let him go free.

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