kotikoti

kotikoti, (-a, -‘ia), fq. kokoti.

1. Cut into pieces, divide up, strike off (names).

Kua rave mai te tamaiti i te mātipi ē kua kotikoti i te taura.
The child took a knife and cut the rope into pieces;

‘E ngā‘i kotikoti‘anga rākau tēia.
They’ve been cutting up wood here;

Kua kotikoti‘ia taku niuniu ‘āua ki te pākati niuniu.
My fence wire has been cut in several places with wire-cutters;

Kua oti te kāka‘u tī vaevae i te kotikoti‘ia.
The material for the patch-work quilt has been cut up;

Kia oti te ‘enua i te kotikoti, kua tanu‘ia te au toka ‘ei ‘akakena.
When the land had been portioned out, some stones were sunk in the ground to mark the boundaries;

Kua kotikotia tō rātou au ingoa.
Their names were deleted. Kotikoti kupenga, intrigue, scheme, conspire.

Nō te tano kore i te tu‘a‘anga i tō rātou ‘enua, kua kotikoti kupenga rātou, ē te ‘openga, kua tupu te kē i rotopū i te kōpū tangata.
Because the land was not shared out fairly, they began to plot against each other, and in the end a rift developed in the family;

Kua kotikoti kupenga oki au i toku pu ra.
I have conspired against my master (2 Kings 10.9). [-koti, RR.]

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