kāpiti

kāpiti, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Put or come together, combine, unite, associate, team up.

‘Auraka e kāpiti i te ‘ānani kino ki te ‘ānani meitaki.
Don’t put the bad oranges in with the good ones;

KĀpiti i te vai ki te tī mēni.
Add water to the cement;

Kia oti te ‘akari ē te nū i te ‘a‘aki, kua kāpiti‘ia ‘okota‘i putunga.
When the dry coconuts and the drinking coconuts had all been picked, they were put together in a heap;

Kua kāpiti ‘ua te Māori ē te Papa‘ā i te ‘āriki‘anga i te manu‘iri.
Māoris and Europeans joined in welcoming the guests;

I tō rātou kāpiti‘anga ki te ‘are teata, kua ‘akamata rātou i te ‘akatupu pekapeka.
As soon as they came together at the cinema, they started causing trouble;

Kua kāpiti te au pātireia o te ‘au ārai i te tamaki‘anga i topa ake nei.
The allies joined forces in the last war;

I tō rātou ‘oro kāpiti ‘anga ki te rē, kua ‘ōpara ‘a Tā iā Tere.
Tā gave Tere a shove as they raced together for the winning-post;

E ‘apai mai koe i ngā pi‘a ‘ānani kāpiti i roto i te ‘are.
Fetch the two boxes of oranges which are standing together in the shed;

Kua ‘apai kāpiti‘ia mai rāua ki te ‘are maki.
The two of them were taken to hospital together;

Kua kāpitia te tamariki tāvarevare ki te pi‘a ‘okota‘i ē kua ako‘ia.
The children who came late were assembled in one room and warned;

Kua ‘aere kāpiti rāua ki te tu‘epōro.
They went to the rugby match together;

E tī pū koe i te rau o ngā nū kāpiti i mua i te ‘are.
Cut the leaves of the pair of coconut trees standing together in front of the house.

2. n. Partner, fellow (of a pair).

E kimi mai koe i tēta‘i kāpiti nō‘ou.
Find yourself a partner. (See kāpipiti.) [kā-3, -piti.]