kōtipi

kōtipi, (-a, -‘i).

1. Slice.

‘Auraka e kōtipi rikiriki i te taro.
Don’t slice up the taro too small;

Kōtipia te u‘i ka ‘apai mai ei.
Slice up the yams before you bring them over;

‘Apaina mai te mereki kōtipi varaoa ‘ōpue.
Bring the plate of sliced bread. Kōtipi varaoa pakapaka, a (single) biscuit.

‘Ōmai nāku tēta‘i kōtipi varaoa pakapaka.
Pass me a biscuit.

2. To skid out sideways (of a wheel).

Nō te vari i kōtipi ei tōna pātikara.
The mud caused his bike to skid out. [kō-4, tipi1.]

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