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tia2,

1. (tiā‘ia). Pledge something, swear solemn oath, give solemn promise or undertaking guarantee.

2. Bribe, square sbdy off.

Kua tia ‘aia iāku ki te moni kia ta‘u i te ‘are ki te a‘i.
He bribed me to set fire to the house;

Kāre au e ‘ēkōkō kua tiā‘ia ‘aia ki te moni i rave ei ‘aia i te reira ‘anga‘anga.
I have no doubt he was bribed to do it.

3. Give as security, put in pledge.

‘E ‘apinga tia tēia nāna kiāku i tō māua pere‘anga mē rūti ake ‘aia iāku.
He has put this in pledge with me in case he loses when we play cards.

4. Give opponent a piece (e.g. draughts) as handicap.

‘ī rua taime i tōna tia‘anga iāku i tō māua pere toka‘anga ē kāre rāi ‘aia i rūti.
Twice he gave me one of the pieces (as a start for me) at draughts and still he didn’t lose.

5. Solemn oath, pledge, forfeit guarantee, vow.

Kāre rava koe e mataku ana i te tia tā‘au i taputo‘u ki te Atua.
You don’t seem to worry about your solemn oath to God.

6. List of Bible readings for the year, scripture card.

E tatau i te tia i te au rā kātoatoa.
Read the Bible passages on your card every day. Te tia a te ‘ākono‘anga Porotitani, the LMS scripture card.

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