tapu

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tapu (plural tapus)

  1. Alternative form of taboo
    • 2004: Spies were sent to test the Moriori’s mettle by violating tapu & despoiling holy sites. — David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Verb[edit]

tapu (third-person singular simple present tapus, present participle tapuing, simple past and past participle tapued)

  1. Alternative form of taboo
    • 1859, Arthur Saunders Thomson, The Story of New Zealand: Past and Present (page 105)
      Tapuing seeds and fields are types of the English laws for protecting out-door property; women tapued to men is matrimony; tapuing sick persons is analogous to the quarantine orders against lepers, the plague and the yellow fever.

Anagrams[edit]


Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

tapu f

  1. accusative singular form of tapa
  2. instrumental singular form of tapa
  3. genitive plural form of tapa

Verb[edit]

tapu

  1. 1st person singular past indicative form of tapt

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *tapu

Adjective[edit]

tapu

  1. holy

Noun[edit]

tapu

  1. taboo

Synonyms[edit]


Quechua[edit]

Noun[edit]

tapu

  1. question

Rapa Nui[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *tapu

Adjective[edit]

tapu

  1. sacred, taboo

Samoan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *tapu

Noun[edit]

tapu

  1. taboo

Adjective[edit]

tapu

  1. taboo

Tahitian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *tapu

Noun[edit]

tapu

  1. taboo
  2. oath, pledge

Adjective[edit]

tapu

  1. sacred, taboo, forbidden

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