tātaki. Preposed to numerals to indicate ‘so many at a time’.

E tāmata i te tātaki rima kia rava.
Try and give them out in fives so that there is enough to go round;

Mē tātaki ‘ā, kā ‘ara ‘ē rua.
If you distribute them in fours, there‘ll be two left over;

‘Auraka e tātaki rua i runga i te pātikara.
Don’t ride on the bicycle two at a time;

Kāre e tika‘ia kia ‘oro koe tātaki rua taime.
You are not allowed to run twice.

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