tuati

tuati, (-a, -‘ia). Serve (food), wait at table.

Nāku e ma‘ani i te kai, nā‘au e tuati.
I‘ll prepare the food, you serve it;

Mē ka ‘inangaro tuati koe nō‘ou i te taime kaikai, tērā ‘a Pine.
If you want someone to serve you during mealtimes, there is Pine over there;

Tuati‘ia te kai kia viviki.
Hurry up and serve the food.

2. Steward, waiter.

‘E tuati tāna ‘anga‘anga i runga i te pa‘ī
. He is a steward (or waiter) on the ship;

‘E tauturu tuati tā māua ‘anga‘anga.
We are assistant waiters.
[Eng. steward.]

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