3. (noun) grim reality, horror, misery, unpleasantness, dreadfulness, gloom, desolation, distress.
1. full to overflowing (with food), bloated, overfull (of food) - an idiom to indicate that someone is absolutely full of food.
2. (verb) to be mistaken, confused.
3. (modifier) imaginary, fanciful, illusory, mythical.
1. (noun) chewed food (for a baby) - traditionally food was masticated by the mother and gradually fed by mouth to the baby. This is used as an analogy for the feeding of knowledge to learners.
Ka whāngaia te pēpi ki te kai kua ngaungaungia, arā, ki te kaimānga. Ka pērā hoki ngā kaiwhakaako i a rātou e whāngai ana i ā rātou ākonga, arā, me wāhi mai te mātauranga kia ngāwari ai te ako. / Babies were fed food which had been chewed by the mother. In the same way when teachers feed their students knowledge it should be broken up so that learning is made easier.
4. (verb) (-hia,-tia) to flick, crack.
5. (verb) (-tia) to snare - with a noose.
Ka ora karikari aruhe, ka mate tākiri kākā (JPS 1902:70). / The digger of fern-root lives well, but the kākā snarer will have difficulties. (A whakataukī referring to the need for an occupation that brings in a reliable source of livelihood. Digging fern-root provided a regular source of ordinary food as opposed to the seasonal and less reliable supply of delicacies such as kākā.)
6. (verb) to dawn - usually tākiri te ata.
1. (verb) to be dry, baked, cooked until crisp, baked hard, burned, weathered.
2. (modifier) dry, baked, burned, crisp.
Ko ngā tāngata e noho ana i te take o taua maunga pakapaka ana i te wera o te rā, ko te tihi o te maunga e hūhia ana e te huka TTT 1/10/1927:664). / The people living at the foot of that mountain are baked by the heat of the sun, while the summit of the mountain is covered in snow.
3. (noun) dryness, aridity, drought, aridness.
4. (noun) scraps, dried food, preserved food.
Ka moe whārōrō, tangata i te whata pakapaka; ka moe hūpeke, tangata kāore āna whata pakapaka (NP 2001:171). / The person with a storehouse of preserved provisions sleeps stretched out; while the one without a storehouse of preserved food sleeps with his legs drawn up. (A whakataukī promoting the stocking of food provisions in case of lean periods - a person who has such provisions sleeps more comfortably.)
5. (noun) cloak of coarse flax.
2. (noun) fermented food - food prepared by steeping in water.
1. (verb) to be crushed, mashed, softened.
2. (modifier) steeped in water, fermented in water.
Otirā, tērā anō tērā pūtake mate, tōna taunga kei a katoa, kei ngā tāne, kei ngā wāhine, kei ngā tamariki, koia hoki ko te kai i te kānga pirau, i te rīwai pirau, arā, i te kānga kōpūwai, i te rīwai kōtero (MM.TKM 15/9/1859:1). / But there is another cause of sickness which affects all, men, women, and children and that is eating rotten corn and of rotten potatoes, or corn and potatoes that have been steeped in water.
1. (verb) (-ia,-tia) to feed food that has been chewed so that it is soft.