tapu


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tapu

(ˈtɑːpuː)
adj
(Anthropology & Ethnology) sacred; forbidden
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) a Māori religious or superstitious restriction on something
[Māori, from Tongan]
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We have come into contact and so we are still in a state of tapu until the ritual has finished and this tapu is lifted by kai so that we become noa.
The Salmond-Penfold plan strategically emphasised the academic role of the marae, yet in this context also emphasised a separation of its cultural functions in accord with 'complex traditional criteria' of tapu. The motives of this strategy were indeed complex: to avoid dismissal of the project as cultural rather than academic by adding an academic wing into which Maori Studies staff and students would move (in accord with another traditional criterion, to keep the marae 'warm'); nevertheless to exploit the popular mystique of Maori tapu by dramatically separating the meetinghouse from other buildings on the marae; and to capitalise on the potential growth of a new University department, forecast by the shift of Maori Studies from the Anthropology Department to the marae.
It compriseed a mixture of knowns and unknowns like Tapu Javeri, Deepak Perwani, Nabila, Kiran Aman, Madiha Sultan, Ayyan, and Aisha Linnea Akhtar.
"I am sure Tapu will have a big role in the play-offs but for now I'd like to see what Chris can do.
Richard Taylor, an early missionary well informed about such things, speaks of warriors as resting their heads at night upon their warbelts and mere 'as it was the head which gave them sanctity', (5) That is, their tapu heads imparted tapu to their war-belts and mere, thereby increasing the mana of these possessions.
(http://www.pokemon-sunmoon.com/en-us/pokemon/tapu-koko/) Tapu Koko's Ability is Electric Surge and it also has a special move called Nature's Madness that can reduce a PokAaAaAeA@mon's HP by half.
Ehsan Ul Haq, Tapu Javeri, Syed Jawaid Iqbal and Sohail Ansar.
"Tapu's recent form has made him one of the stand-out players in the Tonga squad," he said.
She recently launched her coffee table book "Nabila Changes" at the Commune Artists Colony amidst A-list guests like Safinaz Munir, Deepak Perwani, Umar Sayeed, Sonya Battla, Amir and Huma Adnan, Tapu Javeri, Amean J., Aaminah Sheikh and Tanya Shafi.
Tapulicious is 'edgy, wicked and vintage Tapu with a twist' as fashion editor Samina Ibrahim writes in the introduction.
Between them, nurses Christina Tapu and Mele Talamahina are responsible for 25 churches within two zones.