te‘e

te‘e, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Castrate.

Kua te‘ea tēnā toa ‘oro‘enua?
Has that stallion been castrated?;

‘E toa puaka te‘e tei kai i tāna taro.
It was a barrow that ate his taro.

2. Circumcise.

Nā te taote i te‘e i te reira tamaiti.
It was the doctor who circumcised the boy.

3. Peel (Mang. dial.).
[Pn. *tefe.]

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