tupu‘anga

tupu‘anga, nom.

1. The way something starts or grows.

‘Ea‘a te tupu‘anga i tōna maki?
How did his illness start?;

Kāre i kitea te tupu‘anga o tō raua pekapeka.
No one knows what started them quarrelling.

2. Line of descent, genealogy.

E papa koe i tō‘ou tupu‘anga.
Recite your genealogy.
[tupu, -‘anga.]

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