tātai1

tātai1, (-a, -‘ia).

1. A loop, handle of bucket, basket or cup, chinstrap; string threaded around neck of bag.

Kua motu te tātai o te kete nō te teima‘a i te mea i roto.
The handle of the basket broke from the weight of the things inside;

‘Utia te tātai o te pūtē kia piri.
Pull the cord round the neck of the bag tight.

2. Put a loop or handle on something.

Tātaia ki te niuniu kia kore e motu.
Put a wire handle on so it won’t break;

Ka tātai tō kete ki te a‘a?
What are you going to use for the handles of your basket?