Historical loan words
I te wā i kōhuru ai a Rangiaho i a ia anō i tana uma e takai ana tāna pōtiki a Pāpaka (M 2004:270). / At the time Rangiaho committed suicide her youngest child, Pāpaka, was wrapped to her breast.
Ko aua pōtiki, he tohorā rata (HP 1991:11). / Those pets were tame whales.
Nā, hei te ngahuru pōtiki, hei te Mātahi, hei te Maruaroa hoki, ka whanatu ai au (TWK 34:24). / Now, in the late autumn, in the eleventh month of the Māori year, or midwinter is when I will arrive.
well-known Polynesian character of narratives. He performed a number of amazing feats. Also known as Māui-tikitiki-o-Taranga.
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