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tōna tikanga Play

1. supposedly, it would seem, strictly speaking, by rights, it's supposed to be like this - an idiom used to make an assertion or to state that something was supposed to take place or have taken place.

Tōna tikanga kia papā te whatitiri, kia hikohiko te uira, kia pōrukuruku te rangi i tō wehenga atu, engari i rangi paihuarere, i tau ko pakiwaru, ko te paki o Atutahi, te whetū tārake o te rangi (HM 1/1995). / The thunder is supposed to resound, the lightning flash and the sky be clouded over at your departure, but it's a fine day, the fine weather has settled and it's the fine weather of Canopus, the star that stands out in the sky.

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