patī

patī, v.i. Splash, spray, splatter.

Kia matakite, ko te patī mai te vai vera ki runga iā koe.
Be careful the hot water doesn’t splash on you;

Kua patī te tai ki roto i te reva i te popoki‘anga te ngaru ki runga i te mato.
Spray was flung into the air as the wave broke against the rocks.
(see ‘akapatī, tāpatī; (‘aka-, tā-)pātītī.)
[Ep. *patii.]

pā‘ī

pā‘ī,

1. (-a), v.i. Bath, bathe.

Kua pā‘ī ‘aia i te ‘oro‘enua ki te tai i te ‘akaoti‘anga te ‘anga‘anga.
He bathed the horse in the sea after work;

Kua pā‘ī koe?
Have you had a bath?;

Ko te vai pā‘ī tēia o ngā tamā‘ine ā Tuki.
This is Tuki’s daughter’s bathing pool. Pā‘ī tai, bathe in the sea, go for a swim.

‘Auraka e ‘aere e pā‘ī tai, ka maremo‘ia koe.
Don’t go swimming in the sea, you‘ll get drowned. Pā‘ī vai, bathe in freshwater stream, pool etc. Pā pā‘ī, bathtub.

E ‘akakī koe i te pā pā‘ī ki te vai vera.
Fill the bath with warm water.

2. Splatter, splash.

Kua pā‘ī te vari ki runga iāia,
the mud splattered over him.

3. n. Waterfall, cascade.

Kia tae ‘a Tānetinoiti ki te ‘itu o te pā‘ī, kua ‘akangāro‘i ‘aia.
When Tānetinoiti reached the seventh waterfall, he took a rest.

4. Cliff.

Mē tae kōrua ki te pā‘ī mua, tēnā te ara e kake ei ki runga tei te tua katau.
When you get to the first cliff, you‘ll find the path up on the right-hand side.
[pā-7, ‘ī1.]