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.]