kata2

kata2, n.

1. A cutting (for propagation), esp. of kumara or manioc.

Kua tanu mātou i te kata māniota ē te kata kūmara.
We’ve planted out the manioc and the kumara cuttings.

2. Stalk (of some long-stemmed leaves).

E katokato i te kata o te rau‘ao.
Nip the stalks off the hibiscus leaves (before using them to cover the oven).

3. Arm of a creeper, tendril, runner.

Kā tupu ‘ua te kata o te mautini.
The pumpkin runners will grow freely.

4. Pieces of cut grass.

Kāre te kata mauku i ko‘i‘ia ana i roto i te ‘āua tiare.
The grass cuttings in the garden weren’t picked up.

5. Section of stick, esp. kata kī kau, part of the spine of a coconut leaflet.

E ‘a‘ati mai koe i te kata kī kau ‘ei panapana i te repo i tōku maikuku rima.
Break me off a bit of coconut leaflet to clean my nails with. Kata māti, match-stick.

‘Auraka e tiritiri ‘aere i te kata māti.
Don’t throw the match-sticks around.

6. Strand, single fibre.

E ‘iri i teia au kata ‘ei taura.
plait these strands into a rope. Kata rauru, strand of hair. (See katakata2.) [Pn *kata2.]

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