pākati

pākati,

1. (-a, -‘ia). Grip in (pincer grip), nip, snap or clench (teeth), grab and hold, catch in a (sprung) trap.

Kua pākati te tupa i tōku rima.
The crab gripped onto my hand;

Kua pākati ‘aia i te pu‘ipu‘i ki tōna ni‘o i tōna ‘akakā‘anga i te ‘ava‘ava.
He gripped the pipe between his teeth as he lit the tobacco;

Kua pākati te puakaoa i tōna ni‘o ma te ngururū.
The dog snapped its teeth, growling;

Kua pākati‘ia te kiore toka nō te kai i te kūmara.
The rats were trapped because they were eating the sweet potatoes;

‘Ākara, ka pākatia koe e te ture.
Watch out, the law will get you.

2. n. Pākati kiore, rat-trap.

Kua tāmou ‘aia i te pākati kiore ki raro i te ta‘ua.
He set the rat-trap under the floor. Pākati niuniu, wire-cutters, pincers, pliers.
[pā-7, -kati2.]

pākatikati

pākatikati, (-a, -‘ia), fq. pākati. Nip, etc.

Kua pākatikatia te rima o te tamaiti e te unga i tōna nanao‘anga.
The boy got several nips on his hand groping for the hermit crab;

Pākatikatia ki te pākati niuniu.
Nip them off with the pliers.
[pākati Rr.]

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.]

katikati

katikati, fq. kakati.

1. (-‘ia). Nibble, gnaw, nip.

Tē katikati nei te tamā‘ine i tōna maikuku rima.
The girl is biting her fingernails;

I katikati‘ia ana te pēpe e te namu.
The baby had been bitten by mosquitoes;

Kua ‘akarongo au i te katikati a te kiore toka.
I heard the rat gnawing;

Kua katikati tēia ‘āuri tui kāka‘u.
This sewing-machine has been catching (nipping the thread).

2. Throb (of pain).

Kua katikati te mamae i taku ‘ē‘ē.
My boil is throbbing. Katikati ivi, pains in the bones, rheumatism. [-kati2, RR.]