2. (noun) one-stringed bow-like instrument - played by tapping with a stick while using the mouth cupped over the string as a modifying resonator. It was made of supplejack with a muka string, which was also plucked and scraped.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 166;)
Nā, ka tae te mahi, he kū, he pākuru, he tō, he pūtōrino, he kōauau, he tōrehe, he tī papaki ringa, he porotiti, he kaupeka - kāore a Kae i kata (JPS 1928:270). / So they tried playing kū, pākuru, tō, pūtōrino, kōauau, tōrehe, hand-clapping, porotiti, and kaupeka - but Kae did not laugh.
1. my - when talking of more than one thing. This is the Tainui variation of aku. A possessive determiner which must be followed by a noun, unlike āku and ōku. This is the neutral or informal form and is not governed by the a and o categories. It cannot be stressed, in which case either āku or ōku must be used, depending on the category of the noun.
1. your - when talking of more than one thing. It refers to only one person and is the Tainui variation of ō being the plural of tō. A possessive determiner which must be followed by a noun, unlike āku and ōku. This is the neutral or informal form and is not governed by the a and o categories.
1. (particle) (determiner) my (referring to one thing), mine - variation of tāku. Often followed by a noun but can stand without one.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 52-56, 108-110, 140-141;)
1. (loan) (noun) chess - a game played between two people on a chequered board. Each player has sixteen 'men', a king (kīngi), queen (kuīni), two bishops (pīhopa), two knights (toa), two castles or rooks (pā tūwatawata) and eight pawns (kaihāpai-ō).
1. (particle) (determiner) my (plural) - variation of āku.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 52-56, 108-110;)
Me pēhea te whakapūoro ake i ō rātau reo kia rongo ai ngā taringa o ngā uri whakatipu? Ko wēnei wāku pātai mō ngā taonga pūoro i te wā tuatahi i kite au i te Whare Taonga o Tāmaki Makaurau, i te tau 1970 (TWK 41:2). / How should they be played so that their voices can be heard by future generations? These were my questions about the musical instruments when I first saw them in Auckland Museum in 1970.