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apuapu

( -a, -ia), fq. apu. Harry, pursue voraciously, hunt down; buckle down to (work). Kua apuapua te punupunua moa e te kiore ngiao taetaevao,The wild cat chased the chicks; Kua apuapu ua te puakaoa i tana kai i tona kaianga. The dog simply bolted its food down; Ka apuapu tatou i teia angaanga, kia tae mai te pu kua oti. Let

tumu

The cause, reason. Source, place of origin, head (of pipe, channel, etc.). Foundation of a house, base of a mountain. Stump, trunk, taproot. Tumu enua, the original settlers of a land, people native to a land, the landed aristocracy. Tumu korero, historian, one who is learned in the old lore. Tumu manako, tumu tuatua, items on agenda. Tumu toa, hero, great warrior. Pertaining to the family tree; hereditary, inherited.