1. (phrase) tʃεńitʃεńi] the initial verse of the chant that is performed to allot penalties, e. g. dancing, to the players; the players alloted the penalties have to perform them. (See also under pitipiti.) hano mai ka tukituki teniteni tātou. Come on, let us play tukituki teniteni. ¶The Penrhynese chant of the kind is as follows, which is untranslatable. kaikai te nononi ka tūrama te nononi/ mitimiti te matā rearea ia pekupeku ē/ oi ē ā nā/ te uanga rā, te uanga rā, ua ua rā/ teni ua e toki te uanga rā.
1. (caus.) Teni. Extol, praise, yell exultantly. Kua 'akateni 'aia i te 'autū'anga 'aia i te tamaki. He yelled exultantly on winning the battle.