natinati

natinati, fq. nati.

1. v.t. Tie, bind around, tether, noose (esp. a method of fishing for crayfish using a sennit noose which is slipped over the tail and jerked tight).

E natinati koe i te au vaevae o te puaka kā tuku ei ki runga i te pere‘ō.
Tie the pig’s legs up before you put it on the wagon;

Kua oti iāku i te natinati i ngā kiato o te vaka.
I’ve lashed on both outrigger arms of the canoe;

Kua natinatia te pū kāinga ki runga i te poupou.
The owner of the house had been bound to the post;

Tei te natinati kōura rāua i roa ai.
They are out noosing crayfish, that’s why they‘re so long.

2. v.i. Tangled up, kinked, twisted up.

‘E a‘a i natinati ei tēia a‘o?
Why is this line all tangled up? [nati RR.]

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