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whāriki

1. (verb) (-hia,-tia) to cover with a mat, spread out on the ground.

Ka whārikitia e te tohunga tarahau te whāriki, me ngā taonga; ko ngā ua o ngā kahu ki raro iho i te matapihi o te whare; ko ngā remu o ngā kahu ki te taha mai ki te paepae kaiāwhā (JPS 1929:266). / The assistant expert spread a mat and treasures; the collars of the cloaks under the window of the house and the lower borders of the cloaks toward the beam across the front of the verandah of the house.

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2. (noun) floor covering, ground cover, floor mat, carpet, mat.

Nā Mahuta te kupu ki te taina, mō te kākahu kanukanu o ō rāua tīpuna. Māku e tāpiri atu tēnei, kāore he mate, e Waikato, ki te kānihitia e koe ngā pakaru o te kākahu nā, hei whāriki mōu ā kō ake nei (TAH 18:19). / Mahuta suggestion to his younger brother concerning their ancestors' tattered cloak. I will add this, no misfortune will befall you, Waikato, if you patch up the torn cloak, as a mat for you in the future.

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whāriki moenga

1. (noun) mattress.

whāriki waetoru

1. (noun) gauze mat.

Tangaroa Whāriki Kiokio

1. (personal noun) moon on the eleventh night after the full moon.

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