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akaputi

Call or treat as a bastard, waif

Kotawa

Males of both spp. of Frigatebird (kootawa and kootaa appear in a few chants, poss. early contact period [Problematic]

tia

Pledge something, swear solemn oath, give solemn promise or undertaking guarantee. Bribe, square sbdy off. Give as security, put in pledge. Give opponent a piece (e.g. draughts) as handicap. Solemn oath, pledge, forfeit guarantee, vow. List of Bible readings for the year, scripture card.

-ata

in oata, third night of the moon. (cf. ata1.)