tī papa

tī papa, v.i. Lie flat and face-down; bow low; prone.

Kua tī papa ‘iōra rātou ki runga i te one i te kite atu‘anga i te ‘enemi.
They lay prone on the ground when they saw the enemy;

Nō te roa i tōna tī papa ‘ua‘anga nō reira kua manako au ē ‘e maki ‘aia.
He was lying face-down so long that I thought he was ill;

Kua moe tī papa ‘aia.
He slept on his stomach;

Kua tī papa ‘iōra ‘aia ki mua i te ariki.
He bowed low before the king.

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