ta‘i

ta‘i, num.

1. One, first.

Kā ta‘i nei au ka ‘aere mai ki konei.
This is the first time I’ve been here;

Kā ta‘i, kā rua, kā toru, e ‘oro!
One, two, three, go!;

‘Ī ta‘i nga‘uru ōna mata‘iti i te no‘o‘anga ki te reira ‘enua.
He lived ten years on that island;

Kā ta‘i nei koe kā tae mai ki teia ‘ōire?
Is this your first visit to this village?;

Tēia te manako ta‘i.
Here is the first proposal;

‘Apaina tēna, ‘ē ta‘i rāi tū ki tēia.
Take that one, it’s just the same as this.

2. (=tēta‘i). A certain one, another, other.

Kua rere ‘aia ki ta‘i tua ē ki ta‘i tua.
He leaped from one side to the other side. ī ta‘i, some (=

ēta‘i). Kua tū ēta‘i pae i te ika, kua ngere ēta‘i pae.
Some of them got fish, some went without.
[Pn. *tasi.]

‘okota‘i

‘okota‘i, num.pref. + num. One, once, only.

‘Okota‘i ōku kāpiki‘anga kua iō mai ‘aia.
I called once and he replied;

Ko te tamaiti ‘okota‘i tēia tei ‘ākono i te ‘akaue‘anga.
This is the only child who obeyed the order;

taku tamaiti ‘okota‘i,
my only child;

Okotai ua Atua.
There is but one God


(Jam. 2.19);

Kia ‘okota‘i manako, kia ‘okota‘i ‘akakoro‘anga.
Have but one thought, and one plan;

E kimi mai ‘okota‘i nga‘uru mā varu ‘akari.
Look for eighteen coconuts;

Okota‘i rāi openga to te tangata katoa ra.
All men have but one end (Eccl. 2. 14);

Ko au ‘okota‘i tei kite.
Only I knew, I alone knew. ‘Okota‘i rāi tū ē, it’s just the same, it seems just as if, it’s as if.

‘Okota‘i rāi tū ē tei reira au.
It was just as if I was actually there;

‘Okota‘i rāi tū ē i kite ana au iā koe ki tēta‘i ngā‘i.
It’s as if I’d seen you some-where before;

‘Okotai rai tū ē kāre koe i kaikai ana.
Anyone would think you hadn’t had any dinner. (See tā‘okota‘i.) [‘oko-2, ta‘i.]