‘okota‘i

‘okota‘i, num.pref. + num. One, once, only.

‘Okota‘i ōku kāpiki‘anga kua iō mai ‘aia.
I called once and he replied;

Ko te tamaiti ‘okota‘i tēia tei ‘ākono i te ‘akaue‘anga.
This is the only child who obeyed the order;

taku tamaiti ‘okota‘i,
my only child;

Okotai ua Atua.
There is but one God


(Jam. 2.19);

Kia ‘okota‘i manako, kia ‘okota‘i ‘akakoro‘anga.
Have but one thought, and one plan;

E kimi mai ‘okota‘i nga‘uru mā varu ‘akari.
Look for eighteen coconuts;

Okota‘i rāi openga to te tangata katoa ra.
All men have but one end (Eccl. 2. 14);

Ko au ‘okota‘i tei kite.
Only I knew, I alone knew. ‘Okota‘i rāi tū ē, it’s just the same, it seems just as if, it’s as if.

‘Okota‘i rāi tū ē tei reira au.
It was just as if I was actually there;

‘Okota‘i rāi tū ē i kite ana au iā koe ki tēta‘i ngā‘i.
It’s as if I’d seen you some-where before;

‘Okotai rai tū ē kāre koe i kaikai ana.
Anyone would think you hadn’t had any dinner. (See tā‘okota‘i.) [‘oko-2, ta‘i.]

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