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karae Play

1. (noun) sea bird - species unknown.

Ū ahatia taku manu i te rangi? He toroa, he karae, he tāiko (M 2005:350). / What ails my heavenly bird? 'Tis the albatross, the sea-bird, the black petrel (M 2005:351).


kara Play

1. (noun) term of address to a friend.


kara Play

1. (loan) (modifier) coloured.

...arā, paraikete, paranene, wūru whatuwhatu, hōro, paraikete kara me ngā hūtu tāngata, tamariki hoki, hāte, tarau, tōkena, here kakī, perehi, karapu ringa... (TJ 4/1/1898:b). / ...that is, blankets, flannels, wool rugs, shawls, coloured blankets and men’s and boys’ suits, shirts, trousers, socks, ties, braces, gloves...


2. (loan) (noun) colour.

Ko ō rātou kara he whewhero he mangu (TJ 6/6/1899:2). / Their colours are red and black.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 86; Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 162-165;)


kara Play

1. (noun) secret plan, conspiracy, plot, intrigue.

Kei te whakatakoto kara mō Te Horo kia patua (W 1971:97). / They are planning a plot to kill Te Horo.


2. (noun) request for assistance in war - either orally or materially.

Ka whiua ngā kara ki a Te Whānau-a-Apanui rāua ko Te Whakatōhea. Ka tapaina te ingoa a taua patu ko Te Whiu, mō te whiunga o ngā kara (W 1971:97). / The request for fighting assistance was placed before Te Whānau-a-Apanui and Te Whakatōhea. The name given to that weapon conveying the request for the assistance was Te Whiu.


karā Play

1. (noun) basalt - a dark, fine-grained volcanic rock.

I ngā rā namata he tohunga te Māori ki te whakamahi i te kōhatu pērā i te karā, te matā, te ōnewa, te pounamu me te matā tūhua ki te auaha whao, kahurangi, patu (Te Ara 2015). / In earlier times Māori used stone, such as basalt, chert, greywacke, greenstone and obsidian to create tools, ornaments and weapons.


kara Play

1. (loan) (noun) flag, banner, ensign, standard.

Ko te kara o te iwi, i tau tonu i ngā rā katoa i runga i te pōhi kara i mua o te whare o Taipari (TW 12/8/1876:3). / The flag of the tribe has hung every day on the flagstaff in front of Taipari’s residence.
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 65-70;)


kara Play

1. (loan) (noun) collar, horse collar.

Ko tō Pateriki Kahikura whare: tera, hānihi, hanga kara, kei Taipō, (Taratera) (TW 3/6/1876:223). / Patrick Kahikura’s premises: saddles, harnesses, the making of collars, at Taipō, Taradale.


Kara, Timi Play

1. (loan) (personal name) Sir James Carroll (1857-1926) Ngāti Kahungunu; interpreter, MP (1887-1919), served in cabinet posts, established land incorporations for Māori and was knighted in 1911.

I muri i tēnei ka haere mai ki te tāone, ki Hanatere, a Māhuta, a Tainga-kawa me ngā rangatira e 20, me te Hōnore Timi Kara kia kōrero whakariterite i ngā take kōrero anō mō taua pire... (TJ 12/4/1898:8). / After this, Mahuta, Tainga-kawa and 20 chiefs with the Honorable James Carroll went to the town of Huntly to closely discuss the implications of that bill...


pou kara Play

1. (loan) (noun) flagpole.

Te tūnga ake o tētahi o ngā toa rangatira a Heke, o Te Haratua me tana tira, ka topea taua pou kara i te 8 o Hūrae 1844 (TTR 1990:6). / Te Haratua, one of Heke’s commanders, and his army cut down the flag pole on July 8th, 1844.


Kai-kārae Play

1. (location) Kaikorae Lagoon (Dunedin).


kara-rapi Play

1. (loan) (noun) kohlrabi.


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