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pakihi

1. (verb) to be dried up.

Ko au tonu kua kite i ētahi wāhi nui i te taha hiwi e nui tonu ana te wai o ngā puna i te wā e tupungia ana te whenua e te rākau, ā, nō te korenga o te rākau kua kore hoki, kua pakihi (TWMNT 11/8/1874:198). / I myself have seen large tracts on the hiill-side with plenty of water in the springs when the land was covered by tree, but when the trees were no longer there they had completely dried up.

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2. (verb) to be at its lowest (of the tide).

Riro mai ana ki runga ki taua poti aua tāngata i tahuri ki te wai, arā, tokorua tāne, kotahi wahine, kotahi tamaiti, he Māori anake, engari he tai pakihi te tai, nō reira kāore i taea te hoki mai taua poti (TWMNT 11/7/1976:172). / Those people were carried off in that boat that capsized on the water. There were two men, a woman, and a child, all Māori, but the tide was right out and so that boat was not able to return.

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pakihi

1. (modifier) business, trading, commercial.

Ko tōna hoa pakihi i ngā mahi ahu whenua i reira ko Kāpene Thomas Good (TTR 1994:158). / His business partner in land development there was Captain Thomas Good.

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2. (noun) business, enterprise, venture.

I te tau 1946 ka tīmataria e ia tana pakihi hī ika (TTR 2000:57). / In 1946 he started his fishing business.

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pākihi

1. (verb) to dig for fern root.

I hoki mai au i te pākihi (W 1971:253). / I returned from digging fern root.

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2. (noun) open grasslands, barren land, open country.

Kātahi ka tīkina ka whawhaitia a Raumati me ōna iwi, ka mate a Ngāti Ohomairangi, ka horo, ā ka tae ki te matua e takoto ana mai i te pākihi (JPS 1925:309). / Ngāti Ohomairangi then attacked Raumati and his people, but were defeated and fled, falling back on the main body lying out in the open country.

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Synonyms: tuakau, koraha, rake

tāke pakihi

1. (loan) (noun) business tax.

Arā atu anō ngā momo tāke, pērā i te tāke pakihi, me te tāke ka tāpirihia atu ki te utu kōhinu (TRP 2010:181). / There are other types of taxes, such as business tax and the tax added to the petrol price.

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kāri pakihi

1. (loan) (noun) business card.

Kā Pākihi-whakatekateka-a-Waitaha

1. (location) Canterbury Plains.

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 78;)

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