tūpa‘u

tūpa‘u,

1. (-a, -‘ia). Replace, substitute or deputise for.

Kua riro nā te tamaiti i tūpa‘u i te metua i te mate‘anga.It was the son who took over from his father when he died;Kua tūpa‘u‘ia ‘aia e Mata i te kino-‘anga tōna vaevae.
Mata substituted for him when he hurt his leg.

2. n. Replacement, successor, heir.

Ka meitaki ‘ua ‘aia ‘ei tūpa‘u.
He‘ll do for a replacement;

Ko tōna tūpa‘u ia.
That is his replacement.

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