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tomo Play

1. (verb) (-kia) to enter, go in.

I haere mai te popi ka tomo i te hāwhe o te waru i te ata, haere ana i muri i a ia ngā katinara, he roa taua rōpū (KO 18/2/1888:3). / The pope came and entered at 8.30 am, following behind him were the cardinals and that group was a long line.

See also tomo mai


2. (verb) (-kia) to attack, assault, storm (a pā, etc.).

Kātahi ka tomokia te pā o Hou-mai-tawhiti rātou ko āna tama e te taua a ngā tāngata o Uenuku mā, ka horo tētahi ngerengere (NM 1928:57). / Then when the fort of Hou-mai-tawhiti and his sons was attacked by the men of the war party of Uenuku and others, one palisade fell.


3. (verb) to arrange a marriage, engage in marriage negotiations, betroth - a cultural practice where a marriage is formally arranged by the grandfathers of the two communities to which the prospective bride and groom belong.

Nā ngā kaumātua ia i tomo kia moe ki tētahi wahine rangatira nō Hāmua me Mua-ūpoko, ko Rihipeti te ingoa (TTR 1994:69). / The elders arranged that he marry a woman of high rank from Hāmua and Mua-ūpoko, whose name was Rihipeti.


4. (noun) betrothal, marriage compact, arranged marriage - a cultural practice where a marriage is formally arranged by the grandfathers of the two communities to which the prospective bride and groom belong.

He epeepe tonu nei rāua, ā, i te wā e kōhungahunga tonu ana i puta ai te whakahau a wō rāua tūpuna tāne rā, kia taumautia rāua i runga anō i te tikanga o te tomo (TTR 2000:68-69). / They were distant cousins and when they were still quite young their grandfathers decreed that they be betrothed under the customary practice of betrothal.


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