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.]

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