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kōaka Play

1. (modifier) made of undressed flax leaves.

Ka akona ngā mea wahine ki te taka kai, ki te tao kai, ki te mahi i ngā tū mahi kai katoa, ki te raranga whāriki kōaka nei, ki te whatu pākē, me ērā atu mahi katoa a te wahine (JPS 1928:181). / The women were taught to prepare and cook food, and the types of tasks pertaining to food, also to plait coarse mats of flax, to weave capes, and to perform all other tasks of women.


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2. (noun) calabash.

Kotahi tā rātou tohu riri e maua ana e Waha-akiaki, he kōaka hinu. Kāhore i mahue. Ka haere rātou me te whai anō o te taua. Ka tata tonu ka pau te whakahoki. Whakarērea ake e Waha-akiaki tana kōaka, ka peke ki te patu i ngā mātāika tokorua, kotahi nā te mauī, kotahi nā te matau (Wh4 2004:108). / They had one signal for battle that Waha-akiaki carried, an oil calabash. It was not left behind. They went away with the war party pursuing them. When they were close to ending the retreat, waha-akiaki discarded his calabash and lept to kill the first two victims, one with the left hand and one with the right hand.


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3. (noun) ravine, valley, gully, gorge, rift.

Tō rātau urunga atu ki roto ki te kōaka o Te Kōpane ka wepua ngā ope a Kōpū rāua ko Whaanga e te taumahatanga o te pupuhi o ngā pū a te hoariri, ā, ka noho pōnānā, rangirua katoa rātau (TTR 1990:393). / When they entered Te Kopane Valley, the Kōpū and Whaanga's forces were met by heavy firing from the enemy's guns, and were thrown into confusion.


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4. (noun) coarse mat of flax.

Ka māngere ana te wahine ki te raranga whāriki, takapau, kōaka, ka kīia, 'He uri nō Hinerangi pakihore.' (TP 11/1908:6) / When a woman is too lazy to weave mats, fine floor mats and coarse mats it is said, 'A descendant of lazy Hinerangi.'


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5. (noun) hemp.

Te tāpora: He pūtiotio, he kaitara tēnei papanga, whatua ai ki te kōaka, ki te hutu rānei (RTA 2014:127). / Hessian: This material is rough and course, and is woven into hemp and jute.


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1. (noun) canvas (made from hemp).


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