kakati1

kakati1, (-‘ia, kātia).

1. Bite, nip.

Kua kakati te puakāoa i te tamaiti.
The dog bit the child;

Kua kakati te namu iāku.
The mosquitoes bit me;

‘Ē ‘ākara koe i te kakati a te puakāoa i runga i taku rima.
Look at this dog bite on my hand;

Kia matakite, ‘e ‘oro‘enua kakati tēia.
Watch out, this horse bites;

‘Auraka e kai, ‘e varaoa kātia tēnā e te kioretoka.
Don’t eat it, the rats have been nibbling that loaf;

i tōna kakati‘ia‘anga e te veri,
when he got bitten by a centipede;

te ngā‘i e kakati ei te pereiki ki runga i te uira,
the place where the brakes grip on the wheel.

2. v.i. (Have) a gnawing pain.

Kua kakati tōku kōpū.
I’ve a gnawing pain in my stomach;

‘E ‘apinga tika ai te kakati i tōku kōpū.
There is an awful gnawing pain in my stomach. [-kati2 rR.]

‘oni

‘oni, (-a, -‘ia). Bite, gnaw, (mainly dialectal, Rar. usu. kakati).

E ‘oni i te tō,
gnaw the piece of sugarcane. (See ‘oni‘oni, ‘o‘oni, ‘o‘onitua, va‘a‘oni.) [Ta. *soni.]

‘o‘oni

‘o‘oni, (-a, -‘ia). Bite (mainly dialectal, cf. Rar. kakati).

Kua irinaki tona rima ki runga i te ngaika, ooniia maira aia e te ovi.
He rested his hand on the (mortar) wall and got bitten by a snake (Amos. 5.19). [‘oni rR.]