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katakata Play

1. (verb) (-ina) to laugh frequently, giggle, laugh at.

Heoi katakata ana ngā kuia rā ki a rāua (TPH 7/7/1905:4). / And so those elderly women laughed and laughed to themselves.

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2. (modifier) humorous, amusing, comical.

Ko te reo katakata e parea ake ai te whakatakariri (TTT 1/6/1929:998). / Humour, which diverts anger.

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3. (noun) laughter.

Kua haere kōtui atu ngā kuia ki te wharekai, me te katakata ki a rāua anō (PK 2008:341). / The elderly women have gone arm in arm to the dining hall, laughing to themselves.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 117-123; Te Kōhure Video Tapes (Ed. 1): 4;)

katakata Play

1. (verb) (-ina,-ngia) to dry up.

Kua katakatangia e te rā (W 1971:102). / It has been dried up by the sun.

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