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kakano Play

1. (noun) colour.

He kaho, he pango ngā kakano o te piupiu (PK 2008:197). / The colours of a piupiu are off-white and black.


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2. (noun) grain (in wood, greenstone, etc.).

He tāekaeka te kakano o te tōtōweka (PK 2008:197). / The grain of tōtōweka greenstone is streaky.


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3. (noun) texture.

He tini ngā momo kahu o te Māori, me te rerekē anō o te kakano o tēnā, o tēnā. Ko ētahi he mārō, he kaitara, ko ētahi ia he newanewa (HJ 2012:282). / There are many types of garments of the Māori, and the texture of each is distinctive. Some are stiff and rough, but others are soft.


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4. (noun) texture (music).

Ko te kakano puoro te āhua o te kōtuitui i ngā reo o roto i tētahi puoro, ahakoa reo tangata, reo taonga puoro rānei, pēnā he apiapi te kakano, he māmā rānei (RTP 2015:59). / Musical texture is the way the sounds are combined, whether they be human voices or the sounds of instruments. The texture could be dense or sparse (RTP 2015:59).


kākano Play

1. (noun) seed, kernel, pip, berry, grain.

Ki te mea ka taka te kākano ki te wāhi e tika ana ka tinaku, ā, ka pihi ake he tipu hou. / If a seed falls in the right place it will germinate and a new seedling will sprout.

See also kano


2. (noun) ova, ovum, egg cell.

Ko te pūkākano ngā pū e rua e kawea ai ngā kākano mai i te wharekano ki te kōpū o te wahine i te wā o te tuku kākano (RP 2009:383). / The fallopian tubes are the tubes whereby the ova are conveyed from the ovary to the woman's uterus at the time of ovulation.


3. (noun) descent, stock, ancestry, lineage, pedigree.

E kore e hekeheke, he kākano rangatira (W 1971:94). / A chiefly lineage will not disappear. (A whakataukī referring to the mana of a chief's ancestors being passed down through the generations, usually producing effective leadership.)
Koia a Ouenuku i mea atu ai ki a ia, "E tama, e kore e tika kia haere koe ki te whare o tō tuakana, ehara hoki koe i te tino tangata." I puta ai taua kupu nei, 'tino tangata', arā i te kākano ariki, he mea ki te whaea o Ruatapu, i mau herehere a ia i roto i te pakanga (WIII 1889:14). / That's why Ouenuku said to him, "Son, it will not be right for you to go to your older brother's house because you are not a person of status." That statement 'a person of status' was expressed and that is the chiefly lineage and refers to Ruatapu's mother who was taken captive in battle.


pū kākano Play

1. (noun) cereal.


kākano rua Play

1. (modifier) bicultural.

Nā te hauora me te momoho o te haere o tōna nei ao kākano rua, i ū ai tana whakapono, arā, ka taea e te Māori te noho i roto i te ao Pākehā (TTR 1994:10). / Because of the vigour and success of his bicultural lifestyle he firmly believed that Māori could succeed in Pākehā society.


kākano maha Play

1. (stative) be multicultural.


ruinga kākano Play

1. (noun) seed dispersal.


kākano whakauru Play

1. (modifier) variegated.

Kei kākahuria e koe te mea kākano whakauru, arā te huruhuru hipi i whakaurua nei ki te rīnena (PT Tiuteronomi 22:11). / Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together.


2. (noun) person belonging to two tribes.

Ka mahi te kākano whakauru (W 1971:94). / The person of two tribes is busy (NP 2001:166).


tipu whai kākano Play

1. (noun) seedbearing plants.

He tipu whai kākano ngā tipu whaipua katoa. / All flowering plants are seed-bearing plants.


parāoa pū kākano Play

1. (noun) whole grain bread.


tipu kākano-kore Play

1. (noun) non-seed-bearing plant.

He tipu kākano-kore te rimurimu, te mamaku, te rarauwhe me ngā pūkohu. / Seaweed, black tree ferns, bracken fern and mosses are non-seed-bearing plants.


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