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tahutahu

1. (verb) (-na) to cook, set on fire, light, set alight, burn.

I te marama o Hōngongoi, kua tino mātao te tangata, me te tahutahu ahi, ka pāinaina (HM 2/1990). / In the month of July a person is very cold and must light a fire and warm oneself.

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Synonyms: tutungi, tungi, tou, toutou, tūngutu, tūmata, mārama, māramatanga, rama, tahu, tūrama, teatea


2. (verb) to perform karakia for the wairua.

Synonyms: whai, tahu

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