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(ko) te/tōna tikanga

1. supposedly, it would seem, strictly speaking, by rights, it's supposed to be like this - an idiom used to make an assertion or to state that something was supposed to take place or have taken place.

(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 140;)

Ko te tikanga kua tae kē mai te waka rererangi i te hāpāhi i te rima karaka i te ahiahi. / The plane was supposed to have arrived at 5.30 p.m.

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