A Kotiate is a short club normally made of wood or whalebone. Kotiate means to cut or divide the liver (koti = cut in two or divide; ate = liver), is probably taken from its shape, which resembles the lobed part of the human liver.
Other Māori weapons:
- "Description of ME002492; Kotiate". Collections Online. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Retrieved 2009-04-10.