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See also: tapo and tāpu

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

VerbEdit

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.

AnagramsEdit


LatvianEdit

NounEdit

tapu f

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

VerbEdit

tapu

  1. 1st person singular past indicative form of tapt

MaoriEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *tapu, from Proto-Oceanic *tabu, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *tambu. Cognate with Hawaiian kapu.

AdjectiveEdit

tapu

  1. holy, sacred, consecrated
  2. restricted, prohibited, forbidden

NounEdit

tapu

  1. taboo, restriction (as a spiritual or supernatural condition)

SynonymsEdit


QuechuaEdit

NounEdit

tapu

  1. question

DeclensionEdit


Rapa NuiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *tapu.

AdjectiveEdit

tapu

  1. sacred, taboo

SamoanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *tapu.

NounEdit

tapu

  1. taboo

AdjectiveEdit

tapu

  1. taboo

Sranan TongoEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English top.

PrepositionEdit

tapu

  1. on, on top of

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from English stop.

VerbEdit

tapu

  1. to stop

TahitianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *tapu.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tapu

  1. taboo
  2. oath, pledge

AdjectiveEdit

tapu

  1. sacred, taboo, forbidden

ReferencesEdit


TurkishEdit

NounEdit

tapu (definite accusative tapuyu, plural tapular)

  1. deed (document)
  2. deed office, for example the registrar of landownership

DeclensionEdit

Inflection
Nominative tapu
Definite accusative tapuyu
Singular Plural
Nominative tapu tapular
Definite accusative tapuyu tapuları
Dative tapuya tapulara
Locative tapuda tapularda
Ablative tapudan tapulardan
Genitive tapunun tapuların