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pōtae Play

1. (verb) (-a,-hia,-ria,-tia) to put on the head.

Ka mutu tēnei inoi ka mauria mai e ia te karauna ka pōtaea ki te mātenga o te kīngi (TP 6/1911:5). / When this prayer was finished he took the crown and placed it on the king's head.


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2. (verb) (-a,-hia,-ria,-tia) to put over the head (e.g. as a noose).

Ka hangā he tari, ā ka hoatu, ka pōtaeria ki tōna upoko (W 1971:391). / A noose was made and then placed over his head.


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3. (verb) (-a,-hia,-ria,-tia) to encircle, surround, envelope.


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4. (noun) cap, hat, beret, top hat, stetson, beanie, covering for the head.

Ka pukuriri ia ki a mātau, ka patua mātau e ia ki tōna pōtae harakeke (HP 1991:24). / When he was angry with us he would hit us with his flax hat.


Pōta Play

1. (loan) (personal name) Porter.

...ā i tae anō a Te Wiremu, minita o te Hāhi o te Atua, rāua ko Kāpene Pōta (TW 24/8/1878:424). / ...and the Ven. Archdeacon Williams and Captain Porter also attended.


Pōta Play

1. (loan) (personal name) Botha.

E whā ngā matua hōia a Tianara Pōta i whati i a Tianara Pura i tā rāua whawhai (TJ 19/7/1900:4). / Four of General Botha’s companies of soldiers have fled from General Buller in their battle...


pota Play

1. (adjective) be few, small, little, have a shortage.

He ngenge nōna, he pota hoki nō ngā kai, he haumāku nō te ngahere, ka kore ia e pai ki te haere ki Taupō ki te whai i a Te Kooti (TTR 1990:31). / Because he was tired and short of food and the bush was wet, he was unwilling to go to Taupō to pursue Te Kooti.


2. (noun) fragment, small portion, specimen.

Kia haere mai anō koe ki te tākuta mauria mai he pota mimi (Ng 1993:443). / When you go again to the doctor bring a urine specimen.


whare pōtae Play

1. (noun) house of mourning.

Ko te wāhi takoto anō hoki o te tūpāpaku ka kīia ko te whare mate, ko te whare pōtae, ko te whare tauā rānei (RR 1974:21). / And the place where the body lies is called the 'whare mate', the 'whare pōtae', or the 'whare tauā' (house of mourning).


rohe pōtae Play

1. (noun) tribal territory, tribal homelands.

Ko Waikaremoana te whaitua o te rohe pōtae o Tūhoe ki te tonga-mā-rāwhiti (Te Ara 2013). / Lake Waikaremoana is the region in the south-east of the Tūhoe territory.


Pōtae Pango Play

1. (noun) Black Caps.


Pōta Āta Play

1. (loan) (location) Port Arthur.

Kei te tukua e Rūhia ōna hōia 1,500 ki Pōta Āta (i Taina) (TJ 12/7/1898:6). / Russia has sent 1,500 soldiers to Port Arthur in China.


pōtae pūāhuru Play

1. (noun) balaclava.

Ko ētahi atu i mahi tūao, he whatu pōtae pūāhuru, tōkena, pūāhuru ringa, karapu, te tui hingareti, te tunu keke huarākau, pihikete hoki hei ngare atu ki ngā tāne o te Ope Taua 28 ki rāwāhi (OTM 2017). / Others did voluntary work, knitting balaclavas, socks, mittens, gloves and scarves, sewing singlets, and baking fruit cakes and biscuits to send to the men of the 28th Battalion overseas.


Pōtae, Henare Play

1. (personal name) (?-1895) Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-a-Ruataupare; leader.


pōtae kauhoe Play

1. (noun) swimming cap.


pōtae mārō Play

1. (noun) helmet, hard hat.


pōtae uhi Play

1. (noun) balaclava - a tight woolen garment covering the whole head and neck except for parts of the face.


Rohe Pōtae, Te Play

1. (location) King Country.

Kei te rongo mātou e hokoa tāhaetia ana te waipiro ki te takiwā o Te Rohe Pōtae (TP 4/1908:7). / We hear that liquor is being sold illegally in the King Country district.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 118;)


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