kakī 2

kakī 2, n. Neck.

Kua tāpeka au i te taura ki runga i te kakī o te ‘oro‘enua.
I tied the rope around the horse’s neck;

Kua tāpeka tōku māmā i te kāka‘u mā‘ana‘ana ki runga i tōku kakī kia meitaki tōku mare.
My mother tied a woollen scarf around my neck to help my cold. Kakī ketaketa, a strong neck; (fig.) obstinate, proudly stubborn.

Tēta‘i ‘oro‘enua kakī ketaketa,
a horse with a strong neck (and therefore difficult to control);

E iti-tangata kaki ketaketa oki koe na.
For thou art a stiff-necked people (Deut. 9.6). [Np. *kakii.]

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