ūpoko, upoko

ūpoko, upoko, n.

1. Head.

‘E mamae taku ūpoko.
My head aches.

Upoko meitaki, clever.

‘E tangata ūpoko meitaki,
a man with a good head.

Nā runga i te upoko tangata, per capita.

Kua tu‘a‘ia te moni nā runga i te ūpoko tangata.
The money was shared out on a per capita basis.

2. Head or chief person or part of anything.

Kā ‘iki tātou iāia ‘ei upoko i runga ake ia tātou.
Let us choose him as our ruler.

Upoko tuatua, heading of a section of a document, title of a book, item on an agenda.

‘Ea‘a te ūpoko tuatua i va‘o i tēnā puka?
What is the title on that book?;

Kua ‘akakite te ‘aka‘aere i te upoko tuatua o te ‘uipā‘anga.
The chairman read out the agenda of the meeting.

3. v.i. Dive or fall headfirst or headlong.

Kua upoko ‘aia ki raro i te vai.
He fell headlong into the water.

[Pn. *‘ulu-poko.]

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