kō‘iti2, n. General name for small sand-burrowing beach crabs; Kō‘iti raukura is the red-clawed fiddler crab (Uca tetrago-non); Kō‘iti teatea is the very wide-spread ghost crab (Ocypode laevis).
E keri koe i tēia va‘arua kō‘iti.
Dig out this
kō‘iti hole; E ‘aere kōtou e rama kō‘iti mai ‘ei paru ika nāku āpōpō.
Go out with a torch and catch some
for my ground bait tomorrow. [Ce. *koo-fiti2.]