kātoatoa

kātoatoa, fq. katoa.

1. All (of several things); totally, completely, altogether.

E ‘oko mai koe kiāku i te ika kātoatoa.
Sell me all the fish (cf. te ika katoa, the whole fish);

E tui kōtou i te ika kātoatoa.
String all the fishes together;

‘Auraka e pātiti i te au rākau kia ngaro kātoatoa.
Don’t hammer the pegs in so far that they are all completely buried;

Kua ‘anga‘anga kātoa-toa te tangata.
All the men were at work;

Kua tari kātoatoa ‘aia i te pi‘a ‘ānani.
He carted all of the orange boxes;

E ‘apai kātoatoa mai.
Bring the whole lot;

Kua ‘apaina kātoatoa‘ia mai te moni i roto i te pāngika.
All the money in the bank has been brought.

2. n. Total.

‘ī varu paunu te kātoatoa i tēia moni.
The total sum of money here is eight pounds.

3. n. Everybody, the public.

E tatau i tēnā reta ki te kātoatoa.
Read your letter out to everybody;

‘Auraka e ‘aere nā konei, kāre tēia i te mataara nō te kātoatoa.
Don’t walk through here, this is not a public path.

[katoa, rR.]

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