pākoti

pākoti,

1. (-a, -‘ia). Cut sthg off (between blades), i.e. clip, snip, shear, mow (with mower), prune.

Tē pākoti nei au i te rauru o tēia tamaiti.
I‘m cutting this boy’s hair;

Kua pākoti au i te ngā‘i tēniti‘anga.
I’ve mowed the tennis court;

Kua pākoti‘ia te au ‘ātavatava marō o te pū ‘ānani papa‘ā.
The dead branches on the mandarin trees were pruned away.

2. n. Scissors, shears, clippers, secateurs, etc. (distinguished by following noun if necessary).

Nā māmā tēnā pākoti kāka‘u.
Those are mother’s scissors;

Kua ‘apai pākoti tītā mai au.
I’ve brought a mower along;

Tēia te paoke pākoti ‘ānani.
Here’s the box of (orange-tree) pruning shears. Pākoti rauru, hair clippers.
[Ce. *pa

(a)-koti.]

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