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tīpare Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to adorn (with a feather, etc.).

Tīparetia tōu rae ki te rau kawakawa (TWMNT 8/2/1876:34). / Adorn your forehead with kawakawa leaves.


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2. (noun) band worn around the head, headband.

Nāna anō hoki i ako ngā toi me ngā mōhiotanga o tōna whaea, ki te tapahi harakeke, ki te mahi ake i te houhi hei raranga kete, mahi piupiu, whatu korowai, whatu tīpare me te hanga korehe, ā, ki te miro ake i te muka ki tōna kūwhā, kia taea ai te whatu me te tae (TTR 1996:70). / She also learned the arts and knowledge of her mother, cutting flax and lacebark for weaving baskets, making piupiu, weaving cloaks, headbands and sandals, twirling flax fibre on her thigh to prepare it for weaving and dyeing.


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