tūmau

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Tokelauan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *tuqu-maqu. Cognates include Hawaiian kūmau and Samoan tūmau.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtuː.ˈma.u/
  • Hyphenation: tū‧ma‧u

Verb[edit]

tūmau

  1. (transitive) to remain permanent
    • 1948, Tūlāfono fakavae a Tokelau [Constitution of Tokelau]‎[1], page 1:
      Ko Tokelau e fakavae tūmau i te Atua.
      Tokelau is founded permanently on God.

References[edit]

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[2], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 409