- Engage in war, fight, quarrel, scold. Me tamaki te reira nga patireia, ka piri mai etai au patireia. If those two countries go to war, other nations w join in; Eaa raua i tamakiia ai? Why were they scolded?; Kua tamakiia aia no te akatau putuputu i te apii. He was scolded for staying away from school so often.
- A war, quarrel. Kua au te tamaki. The war is over. Akatupu tamaki, start a war or a quarrel. Kua akatupu tamaki aia ki a Marike. He started a war against America. Apinga tamaki, weapons, fighting equipment, ammunition, etc. Kaitamaki, to wage war, pick a quarrel; warlike, quarrelsome. Kua kaitamaki a Tiamani ki a Peritane. Germany waged war on Britain; Auraka koe e kaitamaki kiaia. Don’t pick a quarrel with him; E tangata kaitamaki tika ai koe. You are a quarrel-some person. [Pn. *tamaki.]
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