tavari, ta vari tavau

tavaru,  s. a fleet of canoes bringing food for the king or principal chief. The name is from varu eight; a meeting of eight divisions or matâeinaas. [Dav : 8458]
tavaru,  s. a meeting of different districts, for business and feasting. [Dav : 8459] (note)
ta varu,  s. ta vaú, assemblée de huit districts; flotte. [Jau :4322]