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tia Play

1. (noun) abdomen, stomach, pit of the stomach.

Kei taku tia e ngau ana (W 1971:414). / I have a stomach-ache (W 1971:414).


Synonyms: kōpū, puku, riu, takapū


2. (noun) umbilical cord.

Ka tapahia te iho o te tamaiti, arā ko te tia (W 1971:414). / The middle part of the child's umbilical cord was cut, that is the 'tia'.


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