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tārewa Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to raise up, lift, suspend, hang.

Ka kī te ture, kaua hei patu tangata. Ki te patu tangata, ka tārewatia (TTT 1/12/1923:7). / The law says do not kill someone. If you kill someone, you will be hanged.


2. (verb) to be hanging, dangling.

Te Tāepa-o-te-rangi: Ko te wāhi i tārewa iho ai te rangi ki te pae (M 2006:340). / The Edge-of-the-heavens: The part of the heavens hanging over the horizon (M 2006:341).


3. (verb) to be unresolved, unsettled, undecided, unfinished, inconclusive, set aside, unpaid.

Ko te wāhi e tārewa ana ko ngā roto kei waenganui i ngā whenua, ko ngā parumoana, arā ko ngā whenua e pā ana ki ngā moana, e ngaromia ana e te tai pari. Ki te Māori he whenua ēnei nōna (TTT 1/8/1922:13). / The part still unresolved relates to lakes within the land and the seabed, that is the land associated with the sea which is covered by the high tide. To the Māori this land belongs to them.


4. (verb) to be deferred, delayed, set aside, lapsed.

Ko te tikanga kē o tana kōrero, kia tutuki rawa ki te wāhi e whakaaetia mai ai te Kotahitanga. Heoi, tārewa noa ana tēnā take (TTR 1994:54). / She appears to have meant, they had succeeded in achieving recognition for the Kotahitanga parliament. That matter then lapsed.


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