Tabu itself has been derived from alleged Tongan morphemes ta ("mark") and bu ("especially"), but this may be a folk etymology (note that Tongan does not actually have a phoneme /b/), and tapu is usually treated as a unitary, non-compound word inherited from Proto-Polynesian *tapu, in turn inherited from Proto-Oceanic *tabu, with the reconstructed meaning "sacred, forbidden".
In its current use on Tonga, the word tapu means "sacred" or "holy", often in the sense of being restricted or protected by custom or law.
In this week’s episode, the East India Company hierarchy makes good on its attempt to make Delaney’s life difficult.
While the first few episodes of the series strongly alluded to the incestuous nature of James's relationship with his half-sister, Zilpha Geary (Oona Chaplin), the taboo sex scene is arguably one of the most controversial to appear on television.
related among others to the Maori tapu, Hawaiian kapu, Malagasy fady.
Its English use dates to 1777 when the British explorer James Cook visited Tonga, and referred to the Tongans' use of the term "taboo" for "any thing is forbidden to be eaten, or made use of".
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