ko‘i

ko‘i, (-a, -‘ia, -na). Collect, pick up, gather.

Kua ko‘i ‘aia i tāna moni marama.
He collected his month’s salary;

Ā tēia ko‘i‘angā moni ki mua e tūtaki ei au i tāku kaio‘u.
I‘ll settle up what I owe next payday;

E ko‘i koe i te kāka‘u i runga i te taura.
Pick the clothes on the line;

Kua ko‘i‘ia e te tamariki te vī pururū.
The children have picked up the fallen mangoes;

Kua oti ia mātou i te ko‘i i te tī tā.
We’ve finished picking up the rubbish. Tangata ko‘i tero, tax collector, customs official. (See ko‘iko‘i1.) [Np. *kofi.]

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