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tūwatawata Play

1. (modifier) fortified.

He whare maihi tū ki roto ki te pā tūwatawata, he tohu nō te rangatira: Whare maihi tū ki te wā ki te paenga, he kai nā te ahi (JPS 1913:63). / A carved house standing in a fortified pā is the mark of a well-bred man; a carved house standing in the open, among the cultivations is food for the fire.


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2. (noun) main fence of a , stockade, fortification.

Ko ia wāhanga o te pā he mea karapoti ki ōna tūwatawata me ōna parepare (NIT 1995:333). / Each part of the pā was surrounded by its palisade and earthworks.


pā tūwatawata Play

1. (noun) fort defended by a stockade.

He whare maihi tū ki roto ki te pā tūwatawata, he tohu nō te rangatira: Whare maihi tū ki te wā ki te paenga, he kai nā te ahi (JPS 1913:63). / A carved house standing in a fortified pā is the mark of a well-bred man; a carved house standing in the open, among the cultivations is food for the fire.

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