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tauri Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to bind.

Kua tauritia te kura o te taiaha (W 1971:402). / The red feathers of the taiaha were bound.

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2. (noun) band - tying something to something else.

Nā Ngāti Maniapoto taua taiaha, ā, nā rātou i whakairo, ā, i mahi te tauri ki taua taiaha (White 5 1888:42). / That taiaha belonged to Ngāti Maniapoto and it was they that carved it and made the band on it.

tauri kōmore Play

1. (noun) bracelet, wrist ornament, wristlet, ankle ornament, anklet - of plaited grass or flax, ornamented with feathers or shells.

Te tauri kōmore he kāretu, he mea tākirikiri, ka whiria kia pai, ka mau ki ngā waewae he tohu rangatira nō ngā wāhine rangatira (W 1971:402). / The tauri kōmore was of scented holy grass that was split into strips, nicely plaited and worn on the legs by aristocratic women as a sign of nobility.

See also kōmore

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