kāti1, (-a, -‘ia). Guard.
Kua kāti rātou i te ‘āua o te ariki.
They guarded the king’s palace;
I tō mātou kāti‘anga, kua roko‘ia ‘a Tā e te maki.
When we were on guard, Tā was taken ill;
Kua no‘o te va‘e‘au kāti ma tāna pupu‘i ki te ngūtupa.
The soldier on guard stood with his rifle at the gate;
Kua ‘aere matakite te kāti nā te pae i te pūnanga.
The guard paced watchfully beside the fort. [Eng. guard.]