There, his father, Santosh Patel (Adil Hussain), and his beautiful mother (tabu), run a zoo.
Olopana asked his kahunas if it were right for the parents to stay with the chief during a tabu, under the law of their land.
The tabu was always most scrupulously regarded, after this, whenever employed.
He breaks the tabu; he eats the forbidden apple; he sins against the tribe, and is cast out.
Una has stolen that which is tabu to her and I will punish her.
It will thus be seen that the concubitant and the tabu alternate generation after generation.
There is nothing new or unnatural in this repression, this tabu on expectoration.
In this case no tabu is specified beyond the fact that both doctor and patient must be fasting.
Paragot accepted meekly my report of Joanna's tabu of the Black Boar.
In 1840 a tabu shark was eaten at Navukeilangi in the island of Ngau, and all who had eaten of it died.
1777 (in Cook's "A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean"), "consecrated, inviolable, forbidden, unclean or cursed," explained in some English sources as being from Tongan (Polynesian language of the island of Tonga) ta-bu "sacred," from ta "mark" + bu "especially." But this may be folk etymology, as linguists in the Pacific have reconstructed an irreducable Proto-Polynesian *tapu, from Proto-Oceanic *tabu "sacred, forbidden" (cf. Hawaiian kapu "taboo, prohibition, sacred, holy, consecrated;" Tahitian tapu "restriction, sacred;" Maori tapu "be under ritual restriction, prohibited"). The noun and verb are English innovations first recorded in Cook's book.
taboo ta·boo or ta·bu (tə-bōō', tā-)
n. pl. ta·boos or ta·bus
A ban or an inhibition resulting from social custom or emotional aversion. adj.
Excluded or forbidden from use, approach, or mention.
A descriptive term for words, objects, actions, or people that are forbidden by a group or culture. The expression comes from the religion of islanders of the South Pacific.