kātiri, (-a, -‘ia).
1. Breed, produce a line of offspring, establish (a race or breed).
Nā tēia tī nana ‘oro‘enua i kātiri mai i tōku au ‘oro‘enua.
All my horses have been bred from this mare;
Kua kātiri mai ‘a Rū ‘Enua i te tangata ki Aitutaki.
Rū ‘Enua was the ancestor who established the people on Aitutaki;
Kua kātiri te tangata ki teianei ao.
Men bred and established themselves on earth;
Nō roto iā Rū tō rātou kātiri‘anga mai.
They are all descended from Rū.
2. n. Breed, strain, race.
Nāku te kātiri puaka meitaki,
I’ve got a good breed of pig;
‘E ‘oro‘enua kātiri meitaki.
It’s a thoroughbred horse;
E ‘apai mai koe nāku tēta‘i punua o tā‘au kātiri puaka.
Bring me one of the piglets from your stock. (See (? kā2, -tiri.)