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paihere

1. (verb) (-a,-ngia,-tia) to bind together in a bundle.

He tika te kupu a Mahuta e kī nei, ki te kotahi te rākau ka whati, engari mehemea ka maha ngā rākau ka paiherengia kia mātotoru ai e kore rawa e whati (TJ 13/7/1899:10). / Mahuta was right when he said that if there is one stick it can be broken, but if there are many sticks bound together into a thick bundle it will never be broken.

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2. (verb) (-a,-ngia,-tia) to unite, bind, unify.

Kei te hiko atu ōku whakaaro kia whānui, kia hōhonu, kia tino kaha rawa ngā mimire o te taura e paihere nei i a tātau (TKO 30/4/1920:7). / My thoughts are stimulated into ways to broaden, deepen and strengthen the strands of the rope that unites us all.

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3. (noun) bundle.

Kātahi ia ka kī ake ki a rātou, "Tīkina, mauria mai tētahi paihere rākau." (TMT 15/4/1861:14). / Then he finally said to them, "Fetch me a bundle of sticks."

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paihere pukapuka

1. to bind books, book binding.

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