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kekē Play

1. (verb) to creak.

E kekē ana ngā rākau i te ngahere i te pupuhitanga o te hau (PK 2008:251). / The trees in the forest creaked from the blowing of the wind.


keke Play

1. (loan) (noun) cake.

Ko tētehi o aua keke i waiho hei tukutuku ki ngā whanaunga, i ia wāhi, i ia wāhi o Aotearoa, o Te Waipounamu (TW 21/2/1876:72). / One of those cakes was left to be sent to relatives in each part of the North and South Islands.


kēkē Play

1. (verb) to quack (as a duck).

Kēkē kau ana te pārera (W 1971:112). / The duck quacks.


2. (noun) armpit.

Ka kowhera te uira i roto i ngā kēkē o Tāwhaki (NM 1928:45). / The lightening burst forth from inside the armpits of Tāwhaki.


3. (noun) area under the wing of a bird at the place where the wing is attached to the body.

Ko te pōhoi taringa nō te huruhuru maheni o te kēkē o te toroa (TTT 1/9/1924:s4). / The feather ornament for the ear is of smooth feathers from under the wing of the albatross.


whāea kēkē Play

1. (noun) aunties.

Ko te take i karangatia ia ko Pītiti, he mau nō tētahi o ōna whāea kēkē e raweke pītiti ana i reira, ka tapaina ia ko Hēmi Pītiti Huata (TTR 1996:59). / The reason he was called Pītiti (Peach) was because one of his aunts was caught pilfering peaches, so he was named Hēmi Pītiti Huata.

See also whaea kēkē


matua kēkē Play

1. (noun) uncle, aunt.

I taku whānautanga, ka hiahia taku matua kēkē ki te tapa i tōna ingoa Ruakāwhena ki a au (HP 1991:17). / When I was born my uncle wanted to give his name, Ruakāwhena, to me.

See also pāpā


whaea kēkē Play

1. (noun) aunt, auntie, aunty.

Ko te whānau Grennell ētahi anō hoki o ngā kaihaka o te rōpū kōnohete i whakahaerea rā e Rāhera Tainui, he whaea kēkē nō Airini (TTR 2000:63). / The Grennell family were some of the performers of the concert party run by Rāhera Tainui, an aunt of Airini.


mātua kēkē Play

1. (noun) uncles, aunties.

Nā tōku matua kēkē ahau i kawe huna mai ki te kaipuke, nōtemea he rawakore, e kore ia e kaha ki te whāngai i a au, kāhore hoki he moni hei utu i taku pāhihi (KO 15/1/1886). / My uncle secretly brought me onto the ship because he was poor and could not feed me and had no money to pay my passage.


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