taki-, taki

taki-, taki, (bound form, often written as separate word).

1. Before numerals, with distributive force, so many each, so many at a time.

Ka takirua mē tu‘a.
Give them out two at a time;

Kāre e rava te takirima.
There aren’t enough for five each;

E ‘aere takirua kōtou ki roto.
Go in pairs;

Ka taki‘ia moni mē ‘akaputu?
How much should each person subscribe?

2. Before verbs, with collective force; all together.

‘Ea‘a kōtou i taki nō‘o ‘ua ai ki kona?
What are you all just sitting around there for?
(cf. taki‘aere, takino‘o, takitū.)
[Pn. *taki-.]