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auaka Play

1. (negative) do not, don't, should not, must not, had better not - shortened form of kauaka.

Ka mea atu a Māui ki tōna kōkā, “E kui! Koia anō i taringa turi ai ō tamariki. Kāti, māku noa e tiki he ahi.” Ka mea mai te kuia rā, “Auaka koe e haere ki te tiki ahi, koi hangarau koe ki tō tipuna.” (JPS 1929:21). / Māui said to his mother, "Old lady! Your children don't listen. Well, I will fetch some fire." The elderly woman said, "Don't you go and fetch fire, lest you play tricks on your ancestor."

See also kaua, kauaka, auraka, kauraka


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