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(-a, -ia).

    1. Slice or peel with a knife. Kua motu tona rima i tona matipianga i te kumara. He cut his hand peeling the sweet potatoes; E matipi koe i ta tatou taro ka tunu ei. Peel our taro before you cook them.
    2. n. Knife, share (of plough). Kua paripari aia i te atava o te kuru ki te matipi. He made several cuts with a knife in the branch of the breadfruit tree. Te matipi o te arote, the ploughshare. Matipi aatu, pocket-knife, penknife. Matipi kaingakai, table-knife. Matipi maata, bush-knife, machete. Matipi mingi, sickle, hook. Matipi pau anani, budding-knife. [ma-, tipi1.]

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