kātiri

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 (? 2, -tiri.)

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