See also: tua, túa, tuʻa, tu'a, and tú-á

MaoriEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *tua-. Compare Hawaiian kua-.

PrefixEdit

tua-

  1. prefixed to numerals 1 through 9 to produce an ordinal

Usage notesEdit

The resulting ordinal may be used as a noun, or to modify another noun, or (rarely) as a passive verb with the -tia passive suffix.

Derived termsEdit