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Parī Play

1. (loan) (location) Paris - the capital of France on the river Seine.


pari Play

1. (stative) be abundant.


pari Play

1. (noun) cliff, precipice, bluff.

Kei te āta āngia haeretia e te Pākehā, āpōpō ake nei piri mai ana i ngā pari, i runga rānei i ngā keokeonga o ngā maunga (TTT 1/3/1930:1992). / We are slowly being driven out by the Pākehā and soon will be clinging to the cliffs or on the peaks of the mountains.

See also tūpari


pari Play

1. (noun) bodice, bra, brassiere.


pari Play

1. (verb) (-a) to come in, flow (of the tide), flow over, flood.


2. (modifier) flowing, high (tide).

Ko te wāhi e tārewa ana ko ngā roto kei waenganui i ngā whenua, ko ngā parumoana, arā ko ngā whenua e pā ana ki ngā moana, e ngaromia ana e te tai pari. Ki te Māori he whenua ēnei nōna (TTT 1/8/1922:13). / The part still unresolved relates to lakes within the land and the seabed, that is the land associated with the sea which is covered by the high tide. To the Māori this land belongs to them.


tai pari Play

1. (noun) high tide.

Ko te wāhi e tārewa ana ko ngā roto kei waenganui i ngā whenua, ko ngā parumoana, arā ko ngā whenua e pā ana ki ngā moana, e ngaromia ana e te tai pari. Ki te Māori he whenua ēnei nōna (TTT 1/8/1922:13). / The part still unresolved relates to lakes within the land and the seabed, that is the land associated with the sea which is covered by the high tide. To the Māori this land belongs to them.


pari te ihu Play

1. (verb) to be overpowered, overwhelmed, defeated, vanquished, beaten.

Kāore i roa e whawhai ana ka pari te ihu o Tiamani i ngā Anzacs (TKO 15/5/1916:9). / It wasn't long before Germany was overpowered by the Anzacs.


Pari-ā-Rua Play

1. (location) Porirua - a place near Wellington.

I mautohetia ngā whenua i Pari-ā-rua me Te Awakairangi (TTR 1990:302). / The land at Porirua and the Hutt Valley was continually disputed.


Tai-pari-riki Play

1. (location) Deep Cove (Fiordland).


Pārihi Play

1. (loan) (location) Paris.

Ko te utu tau mō tētahi nūpepa e tāia ana i Pārihi (te tino pā o te Wīwī) e tae ana ki te rima pāuna (£5) mō te tau, ā ko te 'Āta' te ingoa (TW 16/11/1878:573). / The annual subscription for one particular newspaper published in Paris (the capital of France) is five pounds (£5), and it’s called the 'Art'.


kārangaranga Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to call frequently, frequently spoken about.

Ka kārangaranga haere tonu tō mātau māmā, korekore ana (HP 1991:19). / Our mother continued calling, but there was nothing.


2. (modifier) echoing, often spoken about, well-known, renowned - often in the phrase pari kārangaranga (echoing cliffs, cliffs often spoken about).

Kohi: Ko te kūrae i waho o Whakatāne, i te taha rāwhiti. He pou whenua kārangaranga nō tērā takutai, e kaha ana te haere i roto i ngā waiata (M 2004:358). / Kohi: The headland outside of Whakatāne on the eastern side. It is a well-known landmark of that coast, and it is often quoted in songs.


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