katikati

katikati, fq. kakati.

1. (-‘ia). Nibble, gnaw, nip.

Tē katikati nei te tamā‘ine i tōna maikuku rima.
The girl is biting her fingernails;

I katikati‘ia ana te pēpe e te namu.
The baby had been bitten by mosquitoes;

Kua ‘akarongo au i te katikati a te kiore toka.
I heard the rat gnawing;

Kua katikati tēia ‘āuri tui kāka‘u.
This sewing-machine has been catching (nipping the thread).

2. Throb (of pain).

Kua katikati te mamae i taku ‘ē‘ē.
My boil is throbbing. Katikati ivi, pains in the bones, rheumatism. [-kati2, RR.]

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