kiriti

kiriti, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Remove, take off, take out.

Kua kiriti au i tōku pona.
I took my shirt off;

Kiritia tō‘ou pare.
Remove your hat;

Kua kiriti ‘a Tā i tōna ingoa ki va‘o.
Tā took his name off (the list);

Kua kiriti ‘a Tau iāia ki va‘o i te pupu.
Tau left him out of the team;

Kua tāuru ‘aia i tōna rima ki roto i te pūtē ē kua kiriti mai i te pēpa.
He put his hand in his pocket and took out the letter;

E kiriti koe ‘ē rua pā taro.
Pull up two rows of taro;

‘E taruā kiriti ‘ōu tēia. This taruā
(a kind of dry-land taro) is newly dug.

2. Take away, subtract, deduct.

Kua kiriti‘ia tōna tā‘onga.
His title (or position) was taken from him;

E kiriti ‘ē toru mei roto i te rima.
Subtract three from five.

3. Open (door).

E kiriti koe i te ngūtupa kia tomo mai te tangata ki roto.
Open the door so people can get in.

4. Extract (information), quote (from source), note down.

‘E tuatua kiriti tēia mei roto mai i te puka ‘akapapa‘anga.
These words were quoted from the record book;

Kua kiriti te tēkeretere i tā Mata tuatua ki roto i te puka.
The secretary copied Mata’s information into a book;

Kua kiritia tō rātou ingoa e te ‘akavā.
The policeman made a note of their names.

5. Write (Ait. dial., cf. Rar. tātā). (See kirikiriti, kirititumu.)

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