oti

oti, v.i.

1. Finished, ended, over, completed, already done (often trans-latable by an English perfect tense).

Kua oti tō vaka i te tāpoki?
Have the covers been nailed on your canoe now?;

Kua oti te va‘arua i te kō.
The hole has been dug;

mē oti te ‘are i te ato,
when the house has been thatched;

i te oti‘anga tāna tuatua,
at the conclusion of her speech, when she had finished speaking;

kia oti tēnā pi‘a i te ‘ākara,
when that crate has been inspected;

Kāre i oti ake te tārekareka.
The games aren’t over yet;

‘E tuatua oti nā rāua ē kāre rāua e ‘oki mai ki te ‘āpi‘i i tēia rā.
The pair of them have decided already that they aren’t going to come back to school today. Kua oti! That’s enough!

Kua oti ‘ua, kua mamae tōku rima.
That‘ll do (that’s enough, stop it), my hand is hurting. ī oti, and then, and next, and after that.

Kua tī to‘u ‘aia i tōna rima ki roto i te vai ē kua to‘uto‘u ki runga i tōna rae, ē oti, ki runga i tōna umauma.
He dipped his hand into the water and touched his forehead and then his breast.

2. Very, quite (used to qualify meangiti, small, little).

‘E meangiti oti ‘ua te toe.
There’s really very little left to do. (See ‘akaoti(oti), ōtira.) [Pn. *oti.]