kopi1

kopi1, (-a, -‘ia), n. To fold back (a piece of cloth); hem, cuff, pleat, tuck.

Kua kopi au i te kāka‘u ki runga i te ‘āuri.
I hemmed the material on the sewing machine;

Kāre ‘a Tina i rekareka nō tei kukukuku te kopi‘ia‘anga tōna kakī pona.
Tina didn’t like it because the neck of her dress rucked up when it was hemmed;

Te ‘a‘ano nei i te kopi i tō‘ou rimāpona.
Aren’t the cuffs wide on your shirt;

Ka tui au i tēta‘i kopi i tō‘ou pona.
I‘ll put a tuck (or pleat) in your dress. Kopi ‘āuri, pleating attachment on a sewing machine.

E tāmou koe i te kopi ‘āuri ki runga i te ‘āuri mē kopikopi koe i tō‘ou pona.
Fix the attachment on the sewing machine when you do the pleats on your dress. (See kopikopi1, tuakopi; cf. kopi2.) [Pn. *kopi.]

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