karapi‘i

karapi‘i, v.i. Stingy, mean, selfish(ness).

Kua ‘u‘una te tamaiti karapi‘i i tāna kai.
The selfish child hid his food away;

Nō tōna karapi‘i, nō reira kāre ōna taeake. He’s so mean, that’s why he hasn’t any friends; ‘E tangata karapi‘i moni koe!
You are a close-fisted fellow!;

I karapi‘i ana koe i tā‘au kai i tēta‘i rā ake nei, nō reira kāre au e ‘ōatu nā‘au tēta‘i.
You were mean with your food the other day, so I‘m not giving you any.

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