1. (verb) to revolve, spin, rotate, twirl, move around, produce a humming sound with a disc.
Koirā te tau i porotiti haere ai a Tahupōtiki i roto o Taranaki me Waimarino ki te rapu tamariki i roto i ngā whānau Metoriti, hei tuku ki Turakina (TTR 1996:35). / That was the year that Tahupōtiki went around Taranaki and Waimarino seeking pupils for Turakina among Methodist families.
3. (noun) spinning disc, humming disc - disc with two holes through which a string is threaded and used to make the disc spin.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 169-170;)
Nā, ka tae te mahi, he kū, he pākuru, he tō, he pūtōrino, he kōauau, he tōrehe, he tī papaki ringa, he porotiti, he kaupeka - kāore a Kae i kata (JPS 1928:270). / So they tried playing kū, pākuru, tō, pūtōrino, kōauau, tōrehe, hand-clapping, porotiti, and kaupeka - but Kae did not laugh.
4. (noun) spinning, rotating, whirling, revolving, swinging, twirling.
Ka rawe anō ki te titiro atu i ngā mahi a Raukatauri; ko ngā kākahu o te hunga poi he mā katoa, rawe ana tērā te porotiti a te poi (TPH 30/11/1900:4) / It was great to watch the activities of Raukatauri; the garments of the poi performers were all white and the twirling of the poi was excellent.
5. (noun) counter.
He whero te porotiti ka tangohia i te ipu (i te whakamātau tūponotanga i runga nei). He putanga matapōkere tēnei nā te mea he ōrite te tūponotanga puta o ia porotiti (TRP 2010:165). / The counter taken from a container is red. This is a random outcome because the outcome probability for each counter are the same.