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koi1,

1. (a) v.i. Sharp (of cutting edges).

Kua koi te mātipi i tōku tārea‘anga.
The knife was sharp after I had ground it;

Tēia te pē koi ‘ei kō i te va‘arua.
Here is a sharp spade to dig the pit with;

te koi i te mātipi,
the sharpness of the knife. (b) n. Cutting-edge, blade.

Te tumutumu i te koi o teia toki,
the blunt state of the edge of this axe. Koi reta, razor-blade.

‘E pū‘ao koi reta tāku i ‘oko mai.
I’ve bought a packet of razor-blades;

Kua ‘apai koi reta ‘aia ‘ei tākeokeo i tāna pēni.
He took a razor-blade to sharpen (put a point on) his pencil.

2. v.i. Nimble.

Kua koi te ‘oro a tērā tamaiti, (or ‘e tamaiti koi tērā i te ‘oro).
That lad runs nimbly. (See tākoi-(koi).) [Ce. *koi2.]

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