tauturu

tauturu, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Help, assist, support.

Ka tauturu au iā koe i tō‘ou manamanatā.
I‘ll help you with your difficulties;

Kua ‘ōake moni ‘aia ‘ei tauturu i te ‘akakoro-‘anga.
He gave some money to support the scheme;

Ka tauturu au i tō‘ou manako.
I‘ll support your proposal (or point of view), I‘ll second your motion;

‘E tangata tauturu ‘aia.
He is a most helpful fellow.

2. n. Help, assistance.

Ko te Atua tō tātou ‘akapū‘anga ē te māro‘iro‘i, e tauturu vaitata roa ia mē roko‘ia tātou e te tūmatetenga.
God is our shelter and strength, and ever-present help when we find ourselves in distress. Kāpiki tauturu, call for help. Pati tauturu, ask for help.

3. An assistant.

Koia te tauturu ‘orometua.
He is the assistant pastor;

‘E tauturu ‘ōpita tōnā tao‘anga.
He has the rank of warrant officer.

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