tāva‘a2

tāva‘a2.

1. Bridle (a horse), harness up (horse and wagon), muzzle.

E tāva‘a koe i te ‘oro‘enua.
Put the bridle on the horse;

Kua tāva‘a koe i te pere‘ō?
Have you harnessed up the horse and cart?

2. n. Bridle, muzzle.

‘Ōmai i te tāva‘a.
Pass me the bridle. Taura tāva‘a, reins.

E tango i te taura tāva‘a kia piri.
Hold the reins tight. ‘Āuri tāva‘a, bit.

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