tī koti

tī koti, (-a, –‘ia).

1. Make a mark across.

Nō tei tārevakē, nō reira au i tī koti ei ki te pēni muramura.
It was wrong, so I put a red pencil mark through it;

‘E manu tī koti teatea, mei te taika.
It is a white-striped animal, like the tiger;

Tī kotia mē kua tano.
Tick it off if it is correct;

Tī kotia mē kua tārevakē.
Cross it off if it is wrong;

Kua tī koti ‘aia i te pēpa ki te mātipi.
He made a mark across the paper with a knife.

2. Go across, cross over.

Ka tī koti ‘ua tātou nā te ara poto.
Let’s cut across along the short way;

Ko te ngā‘i e tī koti ei te mataara, e ‘ākara meitaki ki te a‘i.
Watch carefully for the lights at the road junction;

Kua tī koti mai taua pa‘ī rerē ra nā mua i a mātou.
The plane flew across in front of us.

3. n. Long mark, dash (punctuation mark), stripe.

‘Ea‘a tērā tī koti i runga i tō rae?
What’s that scratch on your forehead?

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