1. (noun) rough cape made of undressed leaves of kiekie or flax.
Ka akona ngā mea wahine ki te taka kai, ki te tao kai, ki te mahi i ngā tū mahi kai katoa, ki te raranga whāriki kōaka nei, ki te whatu pākē, me ērā atu mahi katoa a te wahine (JPS 1928:181). / The women were taught to prepare and cook food, and the types of tasks pertaining to food, also to plait coarse mats of flax, to weave capes, and to perform all other tasks of women.
3. (noun) crack, sharp retort, snap.
Hine: Kei te whakamau koe ki a ia? Rangi: Kāo, kāore aku aha tahi ki a ia. Hine: Te āhua nei kei te mauāhara tonu, i pēnā ai te pakē mai o tō whakautu! (HJ 2015:109). / Hine: Do you hold a grudge against him? Rangi: No, I've got absolutely nothing against him. Hine: It would seem that you still hate him, given your sharp retort.