ota1

ota1, (-‘ia), v.i. Eat (fish) raw, (eaten) raw (of fish).

Kā ota au i tāku ika.
I‘ll have my fish raw;

Kāre e ota‘ia ana tēnā ika.
That type of fish is never eaten raw;

Kua manako au ē kāre e pou iāia te mōrava i tōna ota‘anga.
I thought he’d never get through the whole of the rabbit-fish eating it raw;

‘E mereki ika ota tēia.
Here is a plate of raw fish;

Tē ma‘ani ika ota nei au.
I‘m preparing fish for eating raw;

‘E tangata nēneva tika ai koe, kā tano koe kia otā‘ia!
You crazy fool, you ought to be skinned alive! [Pn. *‘ota1.]

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