pātiatia

pātiatia, (-‘ia) v.i., fq. pātia.

1. Stab, pierce; dive; injections, etc.

Kua pātiatia ‘aia i te vā‘angā punu ki te naero ‘ei ma‘ani punga.
He pierced holes in the sheet of tin to make a grater;

Kua pātiatia‘ia te au kōpū i tāna kāpati e te tamariki ki te rākau.
Children had been stabbing his cabbages with sticks.

2. v.t., n. Tattoo.

‘E tūtū va‘ine tei pātiatia‘ia ki runga i tōna umauma.
The figure of a woman was tattooed on his chest;

‘E mānea te pātiatia i runga i tō rima.
That is a fine tattoo on your arm.
[pātia Rr.]

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