tapu

adjective

sacred; forbidden

noun

a Māori religious or superstitious restriction on something

Nearby words

  1. taproot,
  2. taps,
  3. tapsal-teerie,
  4. tapsalteerie,
  5. tapster,
  6. taqiyah,
  7. taqlid,
  8. taqueria,
  9. tar,
  10. tar and feather

Word Origin for tapu

Māori, from Tongan

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