kaio‘u

kaio‘u, (-a, -‘ia). Owe, (be in) debt.

Kua kaio‘u au kiāia ‘ē rua nga‘uru paunu.
I owe him twenty pounds;

Kua tūtaki au i tāku kaio‘u i roto i te toa.
I’ve paid off what I owe at the shop;

‘E tangata kaio‘u ma‘ata koe.
You have run up big debts;

E kaio‘u oki au na te Eleni.
I am debtor to the Greeks (Rom. 1.14);

Kāre e ‘akatika‘ia te kaio‘u.
Credit is not allowed. Rave kaio‘u, to obtain things on credit.

Kua rave kaio‘u au i tāku ‘apinga.
I have got my things on credit. [kai-3, ivi.]

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