kāti1

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.]

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