pātē4

pātē4, (-a, -‘ia). Tug (a rope).

Kua pātē mai te tangata ruku kōpūpū ē kua kī te pakete i te pārau.
The diver signalled (with a tug) that the rope basket was full of pearl-oysters.
(see pātētē4; cf. pātē3; cf. Tah. pātē.)
[pā-7, -tē-6.]

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