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pākati

1. (verb) (-tia) to incise a pattern.

Ka pākatitia taua tohu ki te rākau (W 1971:251). / That pattern was incised into the wood.

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2. (noun) fine dog's-tooth pattern in carving often running between parallel grooves.

Ko te rauponga. I tēnei tauira, ka tāruaruatia te pākati, ā, ka noho mai ēnei ki roto i ngā haehae, arā, ngā rārangi whakarara ki ia taha (RTA 2014:210). / The rauponga pattern. In this pattern, the pākati design is repeated and these sit within parallel grooves, that is the parallel lines on each side.

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pākati

1. (verb) (-a) to block, impede, obstruct.

I te whaitua o te 4,000 te huhua o te taua mautohe i whakatika atu ki Waitangi; e tūmanako ana kia tūtaki atu ki te Kāwana Tianara a David Beattie, eaoia pākatia atu i te piriti i Waitangi (Te Ara 2015). / Around 4,000 protesters set out for Waitangi, hoping to meet with the Governor-General David Beattie, but they were blocked at the bridge at Waitangi.

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pākati pungatara

1. (noun) sulphite.

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