Historical loan words
to wield weapons.
E tino kitea ana te tohungatanga o ētahi kapa ki te mau rākau (RMR 2017). / The expertise of some haka groups at wielding weapons is very obvious.
armed, wielding weapons.
He toa mau rākau hoki, he tangata hikareia (TTR 1990:251). / And he had military prowess and a forceful personality.
E ākona ana te mau rākau i te kura, he mahi whai oranga mā ngā ākonga (RMR 2017). / Māori weaponry is taught in school as an activity for the welfare of the pupils.
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