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kotahi

1. (numeral) be one, single, alone, 1.

Ki te kotahi te kākaho ka whati, ki te kāpuia, e kore e whati. (Nā Kīngi Tāwhiao tēnei tongi). / If there is but one toetoe stem it will break, but if they are together in a bundle they will never break. (This saying is by King Tāwhiao).

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Synonyms: tapatahi, takitahi, takakau, tōtahi, mea, tahi, kōtahitahi, tētehi, tētahi


2. (stative) be united.

Ahakoa kei te kauwhau a Rātana kia kotahi te iwi Māori, nō te taenga atu o tana kaiwhakahaere ki te hui a Ngāi Tahu i Tuahiwi kite ana ia kāore i kotahi te whakaaro mō te haina i te kawenata (TTT 1/2/1925:186). / Despite Rātana's preaching that the Māori people be united, when his organiser arrived at the gathering of Ngāi Tahu at Tuahiwi he saw that there was not unity concerning the signing of the covenant.

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whare kotahi

1. (noun) single suit, flush (cards) - a poker hand where all five cards are of the same suit, but not in sequence. The highest-ranking card of two flushes are compared to determine the winner.

kotahi tāra

1. (loan) (noun) one dollar coin, one dollar.

pū kotahi

1. (noun) full house (cards) - a hand that contains three matching cards of one rank and two matching cards of another rank. Between two full houses, the one with the higher-ranking three cards wins.

Waka Kotahi

1. New Zealand Transport Agency.

takuhe matua kotahi

1. (noun) domestic purposes benefit.

kotahi atu, āe

1. (golf) hole in one.

pō tūnga kotahi

1. one night stand, one night engagement, one-nighter.

Ka kite anō kōrua i a kōrua, he pō tūnga kotahi noa iho rānei? / Will you two see each other again or was it just a one night stand?

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penihana matua kotahi

1. (loan) (noun) domestic purposes benefit (DPB).

kotahi mai (ana)

1. straight for, straight here, straight for me, make a beeline for me - an idiom used to indicate that something is going straight towards the speaker.

(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 181;)

Kotahi mai ana ki te whakaatu mai e aha kē ana ngā iwi o reira. / They made a beeline for me, to tell me what the people there were doing.

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kotahi atu (ana)

1. straight for, directly to, made a beeline for, straight there - used to indicate that something is going straight to a place.

(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 181;)

Kotahi atu te pōro ki te kōhao. / The ball went straight for the hole.
Rongo ana i te kōrero kotahi atu ana ki ētahi atu, kōrero atu ai tē aro atu ki te pono, ki te kore rānei i pono o tāna i rongo ai. / Once he hears something he makes a beeline for others without consideration for the veracity or not of what he heard.

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kotahi rau tāra

1. (loan) one hundred dollar note, $100.

kotahi atu ki waho

1. (sport) out on the full.

kotahi atu ki uta

1. (noun) (softball) home run.

hautau nui ake i te kotahi

1. (noun) improper fraction.

Ki te kotahi te kākaho ka whati ki te kāpuia e kore e whati

1. If there is but one reed it will break, but if it is bunched together it will not. A tongikura by King Tāwhiao in reference to strength in unity.

If there is but one reed it will break, but if it is bunched together it will not. /

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