natinati

natinati, fq. nati.

1. v.t. Tie, bind around, tether, noose (esp. a method of fishing for crayfish using a sennit noose which is slipped over the tail and jerked tight).

E natinati koe i te au vaevae o te puaka kā tuku ei ki runga i te pere‘ō.
Tie the pig’s legs up before you put it on the wagon;

Kua oti iāku i te natinati i ngā kiato o te vaka.
I’ve lashed on both outrigger arms of the canoe;

Kua natinatia te pū kāinga ki runga i te poupou.
The owner of the house had been bound to the post;

Tei te natinati kōura rāua i roa ai.
They are out noosing crayfish, that’s why they‘re so long.

2. v.i. Tangled up, kinked, twisted up.

‘E a‘a i natinati ei tēia a‘o?
Why is this line all tangled up? [nati RR.]

nati

nati, (-a).

1. Bind, tie tightly around, tether, snare (in a noose).

E nati koe i tēia ‘ope o te taura ki runga i tērā poupou.
Tie this end of the rope onto that post;

Kua oti iāku i te nati i te ruru rākau.
I’ve finished tying up the bundle of sticks;

Tērā te ‘oro‘enua ō‘ou i kō, kua natia ki runga i te pū nū.
That’s your horse over there, it has been tethered to a coconut tree;

Kua kākāoa te tamaiti i tōku nati‘anga i tōna ngā rima.
The boy yelled when I tied his hands.

2. v.i. Twisted, kinked, tangled into a knot.

Kua nati te pākiri o tōku rima i te meitaki‘anga te motu.
When the gash healed, it left a twisted scar on my arm;

Kua nati te a‘o, e tatara mai koe.
The fishing line is knotted, you unravel it.

3. n. (a) Noose, looped snare.

Kua ‘uti ‘aia kia piri tika ai te nati.
He pulled the noose tight. (b) Twist, kink, scar.

‘E a‘a tērā nati i runga i tō‘ou vaevae?
What is that scar on your leg? (c) Topknot (N.G.Pt., dial., cf. Rar.

pūtiki.) (See natinati, ‘akanati-(nati).) [Np. *nati.]