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hākari

1. (verb) (-a,-tia) to adorn, dress the hair.

Kātahi ka tahuri te tangata rā, a Kahu, ki te hākari i tana tamāhine (W 1971:31). / Then that man, Kahu, set about dressing the hair of his daughter.

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2. (verb) (-tia) to have a feast.

Ka titohia e Paratene he waiata, ka hākari te iwi (TTR 1990:111). / Paratene composed a song and the tribe had a feast.

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3. (noun) sumptuous meal, feast, banquet, celebration, entertainment.

He tangata atawhai nui ia ki te tāpae kai ki ngā tāngata katoa me ka tae ki tōna kāinga; e kore rawa hoki e tukua e ia te tira manuhiri kia haere ana, āpānoa kia takoto he hākari māna ki ia tangata ki ia tangata o rātou, te iti me te rahi (TWMNT 21/4/1874:95). / He was a generous person who provided food to everybody if they visited his village; he would never ever let a party of visitors leave until he had laid out a feast for each person, whether of lowly status or of importance.

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4. (noun) gift, present.

Kāore i ārikarika te hākari i tāpuia e Ngāti Wheke o Rāpaki mā tō rātou minita (TTR 1994:156). / Ngāti Wheke of Rāpaki gifted a generous reserve for their minister.

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5. (noun) food display for a feast - high wooden framework on which food was placed for a feast in traditional times.


6. (noun) roe (of fish), yolk of an egg.

He kawenga mai nā te Kāwanatanga o ēnei motu i ngā hākari o ngā ika o tāwāhi, hei whakatupu ika i ēnei motu (TW 19/10/1878:514). / The Government of these islands are bringing the roe of fish from overseas to farm fish in this country.

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7. (noun) fine dosinia, Dosinia subrosea - smaller than the tuangi haruru, the coarse dosonia, it is a medium-sized saltwater Venus clam, or medium bivalve mollusc.

See also harihari

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