ki2

ki2, prep. Marks the instrument: with, by, using.

Kua pātiti au i te naero ki te ‘āmara.
I drove the nail in with a hammer;

Kua moto au iā Tā ki tōku rima katau.
I hit Tā with my right hand;

Kua pē‘i au i te manu ki te toka.
I pelted the bird with stones;

Kā rutu koe ki te a‘a?
What will you hit with?;

Kua kō‘ī ‘aia i te ta‘ua ki te vai.
He sprayed the floor with water;

E ‘akameangiti i te nūmero ki te toru.
Divide the number by three;

ma‘ani‘ia ki te kapa,
made out of (or repaired with) copper. [Pn. *ki2.]

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