ki-o (transitive verb) to refrain from; not to partake of; to abstain from; to be taboo. italei ngesi akiring: she/he abstains from meat. etaleete kolo angor abeei: in the past, women used to abstain from eating eggs. kitalee iso ederit kateker kosi: our clan does not eat the meat of a bushbuck (it is believed to cause semi-albinism).