1. Stab, inject, nail, pierce.
Kua pātia ‘aia i te ika ki te ‘āuri.
He stabbed the fish with the spear;
Kua pātia te taote i tōku rima ki te vairākau māriri.
The doctor gave me an anti-malaria injection in the arm;
Kua auē te tamaiti i tō te taote pātia‘anga iāia.
The child yelled when the doctor gave him an injection;
Tē pātia nei au i tēia pi‘a ‘ei ‘a‘ao i te ‘ānani papa‘ā.
I‘m nailing this box together to put the mandarines in;
E ‘apai mai koe i te kōropā ‘ei pātia i te va‘arua.
Bring the crowbar to pierce a hole with.
2. Stake (plant), pitch (tent).
Tē pātia nei au i tēia pā tōmāti.
I‘m staking this row of tomatoes;
patia iora i tona puakapa i reira,
and then pitched his tent there (Gen. 12.8).
3. Drive nail, stake, etc.) in.
Kua pātia ‘aia i te mātipi ki runga i te pū nū.
He drove the knife into the coconut-palm trunk;
Kua pātia ‘aia i te kō,
he drove the husking stake into the ground;
Kua pātia‘ia te reva teatea ki te pae i te mataara ‘ei ‘akakite ki te taote ē, ‘e tangata maki tei tō rātou ‘are.
A white flag was driven into the ground at the side of the road to let the doctor know that there was someone sick in their house.
4. Shuffle (cards).
E pātia koe i te pere.
Shuffle the cards.
5. v.i. Dive, plunge through the air.
Kua pātia te pa‘īrere ki raro ē kua titiri i te paomu.
The plane dived and dropped the bomb;
Kua pue‘u te ika i te pātia‘anga te manu ki roto i te tai.
The fish scattered when the bird dived into the sea.
6. n. A forked stake driven into the ground to support fishing nets spread out to dry.
E ‘akairi kōtou i te kupenga ki runga i te pātia,
prop the nets up on the stakes.
7. a pronged stabbing spear (‘āuri pātia).
E ‘ōake koe kiāia i te pātia.
Let him have the stabber.
8. Strut joining the outrigger float (ama) to the outrigger arm
Te pātia o te ama, the strut of the outrigger float.
‘E pātia ‘akamarū mamae tēia.
This injection is to ease the pain.