tūrama

tūrama,

1. (-‘ia). Shine light on, illuminate, light something up, use as a source of light.

Kua tūrama‘ia tō rātou ‘aerenga ki te mōri pēnitī ni.
They lighted their way with a benzine lantern;

‘Aere mai, tūrama‘ia ki te mōrī.
Come and shine the lamp over here;

I tūrama kōtou ki te a‘a inapō?
What did you use for light last night?

A‘i tūrama pa‘ī rere, searchlight.

2. Light (a match, lamp), shine (torch, etc.).

E tūrama koe i te māti.
Light a match;

Tūrama‘ia te mōrī pata.
Flash the torch.

3. Enlighten (spirit-ually or mentally).

E ‘aere kōtou ē tūrama atu i te ‘ētene ki te tuatua a te Atua.
Go and enlighten the heathen with the word of God.

4. Source of light, means of illumination.

Tēnā ‘ua te marama ‘ei tūrama.
You‘ll just have the moon for light;

‘E rama tō matou tūrama.
We used a kī kau torch for light.

5. A Catholic ceremony, the blessing of the graves.

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