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