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ota

1. (verb) (-ina) to eat raw or in an uncooked state.

E kore te manu, te kiore e otaina, engari kia maoa ka pai (TPH 31/5/1902:1). / Birds and rats will not eat it raw, but when it's cooked it's fine.

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2. (modifier) unripe, uncooked, green (of unripe fruit).

He iwi kai ota, kāore he ahi (M 2006:88). / These people ate their food raw and had no fires.

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