tinamou

tinamou, v.i. Be permanent, set, definitely established or settled, decided, finalised.

Kāre pa‘a au e tinamou ki teia ‘anga‘anga.
I may not be (kept on) permanent(ly) in this job;

‘E tangata no‘o tinamou ‘aia ki reira.
He is permanently settled there;

Kāre i tinamou ake te tuatua nō tōna ‘aerenga.
It hasn’t been definitely settled yet that he is going;

Nō te tinamou kore o te tuatua i ‘uipā ‘aka‘ou ei rātou.
They met again because the matter (still) hadn’t been finalised;

Kua tinamou tika ai tāna ‘ākono‘anga.
He’s very set in his ways.

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