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tau Play

1. (verb) (-a) to sing, bark (of a dog).

Ka rongo te kurī rā i te haunga whenua, kātahi ka tau te kurī nei (NM 1928:102). / When that dog smelled the land, it barked.

2. (noun) song, chant at the beginning of a speech.

Ka tau te tini o te Hakuturi i tana tau anō (NM 1928:47). / The multitude of the Hakuturi sang his song again.

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