pātiatia, (-‘ia) v.i., fq. pātia.
1. Stab, pierce; dive; injections, etc.
Kua pātiatia ‘aia i te vā‘angā punu ki te naero ‘ei ma‘ani punga.
He pierced holes in the sheet of tin to make a grater;
Kua pātiatia‘ia te au kōpū i tāna kāpati e te tamariki ki te rākau.
Children had been stabbing his cabbages with sticks.
2. v.t., n. Tattoo.
‘E tūtū va‘ine tei pātiatia‘ia ki runga i tōna umauma.
The figure of a woman was tattooed on his chest;
‘E mānea te pātiatia i runga i tō rima.
That is a fine tattoo on your arm.