tapu

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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

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Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *tapu

Adjective[edit]

tapu

  1. holy

Noun[edit]

tapu

  1. taboo

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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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