patipati

patipati, (-a, -‘ia), fq. pati. Keep asking for things, beg, cadge, entreat earnestly.

‘Aere mai, ka ‘aere tātou ka patipati vī ki a Taura.
Come on, let’s scrounge some mangoes from Taura;

Kāre e ‘akatika‘ia koe kia patipati i runga i te mataara.
You are not allowed to beg in the street;

tangata patipati ‘apinga,
someone who is always scrounging;

Kua patipatia te kīkau tuava ā More e te tamariki.
The children begged for some of More’s basket of guavas;

E te Atua, tē patipati nei mātou ki ā koe kia ‘ōronga mai koe i te manuia ki a mātou.
Lord, we entreat you to grant us success.
[pati RR.]

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