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kahupapa Play

1. (verb) (-ngia,-tia) to cover over, bridge over.

Ka kahupapangia ki te rākau (W 1971:85). / It was bridged over with timber.


2. (noun) layer, matted mass, gib-board.


3. (noun) fleet (of canoes, etc.), flotilla.

I ngā rā tōmua o Oketopa 1844, ka rere whaka-te-raki ia i roto i tētahi kahupapa waka itiiti. Nō tō rātou taenga ki te kūrae o Paparoa i te 10 o Oketopa, ka ākina e te au tuke, ka tahia atu a Tūhawaiki ki te moana (TTR 1990:370). / Early in October 1844 he sailed north in a flotilla of small boats. When they reached Paparoa Point on 10 October, they were buffeted by heavy seas and Tūhawaiki was swept overboard.


4. (noun) raft.

I te raumati ka kapi katoa ngā awa nui i te kahupapa rākau e whakaheke ana ki ngā mira (TWMNT 17/9/1873:109). / In summer the main rivers are all covered with timber rafts being guided down to the mills.


5. (noun) floor, platform.

I kī ngā Māori i tupu ake aua rākau i ngā neke me ngā rākau o te kahupapa o Tainui, te waka i rere mai ai ngā tāngata i Hawaiki (TWMNT 1/2/1879:292). / The Māori said that those trees grew from the rollers and the wood of the platform of Tainui, the canoe that the people sailed here on from Hawaiki.


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