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1. (noun) legend, story, fiction, folklore, narrative, yarn.

Ahakoa he kōrero pakiwaitara, ngā kōrero mō Patupaiarehe, arā ia ki a tātou nei, he tino kōrero tawhito ia nā ngā iwi Māori katoa o ngā motu nei, kāore ō rātou tauhou ki ngā kōrero mō Patupaiarehe (JPS 1894:30). / Notwithstanding that the stories of Patupaiarehe are folklore, that is to us, they were veritable histories of old to the Māori tribes of these islands; none of them are strangers to the stories concerning Patupaiarehe.

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2. (noun) gossip, scandal, subject of gossip.

E kore e pai kia kitea te kope e te katoa, he pakiwaitara (W 1971:136). / It is not appropriate that a sanitary pad be seen by everybody, it is a subject of gossip.


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