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pātaka

1. (noun) storehouse raised upon posts, pantry, larder.

I te wā i tū ai te pātaka whakairo a te Pōkiha Taranui ki Maketū, ka huaina e ia te ingoa ko te whare o tōna pāpā; kei te whare mātakitaki i Akarana taua pātaka (M 2005:242). / At the time that Te Pōkiha Taranui's carved storehouse stood at Maketū he named it after the name of his father's house; the storehouse is in the museum in Auckland.

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2. (noun) a pattern of a finely woven basket.

pātaka kai

1. pantry, food storage.

Kua rima rā te parāoa ki te pātaki kai - nā whai anō i kāhekaheka (PK 2008:179). / The bread has been in the pantry for five days - so that's the reason it's gone mouldy.

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pātaka mātao

1. (noun) fridge.

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