kī naki

kī naki, (-a, -‘ia). To complement (meat or fish) with other food (another meat, or vegetables); food used for this purpose, relish.

Kua kī naki au i tāku moa ki te taro.
I had taro to go with the chicken;

I kī naki‘ia tāku ika ki te ‘akari takataka.
I ate plain coconut with the fish;

Kua tunu kī naki au nā‘au.
I’ve cooked you something to go with it;

Kāre ā kōtou kī naki?
Haven’t you got anything to eat with it? [Np. *kiinaki.]

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