tini2, 1 A host, company, multitude, as indefinite plural, a large number.
Kua riri te au tini atua.
The host of gods were angry;
Ko te tini ō ‘Iro tei tū mai i te tamaki ia Ngāti Punu.
It was ‘Iro’s tribe (followers, host of warriors) who put up a fight against Puna’s clan. Tāne tini, the men, esp. the men as organised in a village. Va‘ine tini, the women, the women as organised in a village.
Tē tī pū ra te tāne tini i te kī kau, tē rarangā ra te va‘ine tini.
The men are cutting the coconut leaves and the women are plaiting them. ‘Apinga tini, be well-off.
‘E tangata ‘apinga tini ‘aia.
He is very well-to-do;
Ka ‘apinga tini‘ia koe mē kāre koe e kaimoumou.
You‘ll get rich if you don’t squander (what you get).