tapau, tapâu tapea, tapeá

tape,  s. a fragment, as of cloth, a piece less than a fathom in measuring.
— s. a detached part of an army, placed to cover the retreat of the women, children, &c. [Dav : 8115]
tapê,  v.a. to use means of ripening fruit, bananas, &c. [Dav : 8116]
tape,  s. pa. fragment, morceau, fraction; détachement d'armée; faire mûrir les fruits. - Anuanua, s. partie de l'arc-en-ciel. - Aro, s. ceux qui poussent l'arrière-garde en avant. - Moana, limite touchant aux eaux profondes. - Raa mahana, l'après-midi. [Jau :4098] (note)