Kua topa ‘aia i tāna tama mua, ko ‘Iro.
He called his first son ‘Iro;
‘Aere mai, e tama, ‘ea‘a tō‘ou tere?
Come son, what do you want (why have you come)?;
E tama mā, e mā‘ine mā!
Boys and girls!;
Mē ‘ānau tama koe, e topa i te ingoa, ko Tangi‘ia.
If you have a boy, call him Tangi‘ia.
2. Child (either sex).
Tama tamāroa, son. Kāre i te tama tamā‘ine, ‘e tamāroa.
It’s not a girl it’s, a boy.
eldest child. Tama ‘ū‘ā, a child taken into the family and reared as one of the family, foster-child.
Kua ‘akaāri rātou iāia ‘ei tama ‘ū‘ā nā rātou.
They took him into the family as a foster-child.
3. A polite and friendly form of address.
‘ī tama mā,
my dear friends;
Kiā koe e tama,
to you sir (at the beginning of letter).