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pere Play

1. (noun) adze-shaped wooden hoe - used in gardens for clearing weeds.


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2. (noun) karapapa, Alseuosmia macrophylla - a shrub found in forest undergrowth from North Cape to the upper South Island that grows to about 2 m, with red-brown branches and dark green foliage. It has alternating glossy leaves with widely spaced teeth. The tubular flowers are 2.4-4 cm long and highly scented. They vary in colour from dark red to cream. Fruit is crimson.

See also karapapa


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3. (noun) Alseuosmia banksii var. linariifolia - endemic bushy slender shrub up to 1 m tall of Northland forests from Kaitaia to about Kaiwaka. Often associated with kauri. Leaves vary, much longer than wide, green, margin smooth. Small creamy yellow flowers, tubular, dropping in September - December. Fruit fleshy, red.


pere Play

1. (verb) (-a) to flick, jerk, yank.

Me pere ngā taringa. Kaua e tukuna (Kāretu 2015). / Their ears should be flicked. Don't allow it.


Synonyms: nape


2. (verb) (-a) to propel a dart or arrow.

Na kumea ana e Iehu tana kōpere ki tōna kaha katoa, ā perea ana a Iehorama ki waenga pū o ōna ringa, ā puta atu ana te pere i tōna ngākau, ā hinga iho ana ia i roto i tōna hariata (PT II Kingi 9:24). / And Jehu drew a bow with his full strength, and smote Jeho'ram between his arms, and the arrow went out at his heart, and he sunk down in his chariot.


3. (noun) arrow, dart.

Kātahi ka pangā atu te pere ahi i tāwāhi o te awa, ko te matamata he mea tahu ki te ahi, perea atu ana, ehara, titi tonu ki ngā heu o te whare; ka wera i konā a Te Arawa i te ahi (NM 1928:69). / Then the arrow of fire was projected from the other side of the river, the point was burning with fire and when it was propelled, low and behold, it stuck in the eaves of the building; Te Arawa was burnt there.


4. (noun) riddle.


5. (noun) vector.

Ko tā te pere he whakaatu i te tawhiti me te ahunga o tētahi nekehanga (TRP 2010:203). / A vector shows the size and direction of a translation (TRP 2010:203).


pere Play

1. (loan) (verb) (-a) to ring, peal, toll.

Ka perea taku pere ki te Tai Rāwhiti (TJ 6/6/1899:14). / I rang my bell on the East Coast.


2. (loan) (noun) bell.

He mea āta kōwhiri ngā tāngata hei patu i te pere. (TTT 1/12/1929:1963). / The people to ring the bell were carefully selected.


pēre Play

1. (loan) (verb) (-tia) to bale.


2. (loan) (noun) bale.

Kua tae pea ōna wūru i te tau ki te 2000 pēre (TP 9/1899:8). / Its wool for the year comes to approximately 2000 bales.

See also paere


Synonyms: paere


pēre Play

1. (loan) (noun) bucket, pail.

He pēre kī tonu i te waiū i runga i te māhunga o tētahi kōtiro e kawea atu ana ki te whare o tētahi rangatira (Popi 1887:68). / There was on the head of a girl a pail full of milk being carried to the house of a nobleman.

See also pākete


Pere Play

1. (loan) (personal name) Bell.

I tonoa atu e rāua tētahi rōia ingoa nui i a Te Pere i Pōneke (TP 10/1910:10). / They requested a prestigious lawyer, Mr Bell, from Wellington.


Pere Play

1. (loan) (personal name) Perry.

Riro ana nā rātau ko Karauria Edwards, ko Mana Pere me ngā kaumātua o te rohe o Te Whakatōhea i tīmata ētahi kaupapa whakawhiwhi mahi, mahi whakaakoranga, mahi hapori (TTR 2000:54). / He, along with Claude Edwards, Norman Perry and the elders of the Whakatōhea region, implemented work schemes, training programmes and community projects.


pātuhi pere Play

1. (noun) arrow key.


pere rua Play

1. (noun) yacht - two sails.

Kei runga noa atu a Aotearoa mō te tauira pere rua (Te Ara 2012). / New Zealand has world dominance is yacht design.


Synonyms: iata


pere tapaono Play

1. (noun) chevron.


pere tapawhā Play

1. (noun) arrow head shape.


ipu pere Play

1. (noun) bell jar.


hoahoa pere Play

1. (noun) arrow diagram.

Ka whakamahia te pere o te hoahoa pere hei whakaatu i te pānga, te hononga rānei o tētahi mea ki tētahi (TRP 2010:121). / The arrows of an arrow diagram are used to show a relationship or connection between one thing and another (TRP 2010:121).


kāri pere Play

1. (loan) (noun) arrow card (maths).


Pere, Wiremu (Wī) Play

1. (personal name) (1837-1915) Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, Rongowhakaata; runholder who entered Parliament in 1884 and took a strong stand for Māori land rights.


kōtaha Play

1. (modifier) sideways, askance.

Ohooho ana ngā kau, ina whakatuwhera ia i tō rātou taiepa, piri ana te hiore o tana kurī ki waenganui o ngā waewae ka titiro kōtaha mai, mehemea nei e whakaaro ana kei te riri rānei tana ariki, kei te pēhea rānei (TH 1/12/1859:3). / The cows are alert when he opens their paddock and his dog's tail is between its legs and it looks sideways to see whether his master is angry or how his mood is.


2. (noun) sling (for throwing stones), shanghai.

Heoi he kōtaha, he kōhatu tā Rāwiri, ā hinga ana i a ia te Pirihitini, patua ana e ia, mate rawa (PT 1Hamuera 17:50). / So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him.


3. (noun) spear propelling sling - a sapling of the hard mānuka wood, about seven metres long, roughly smoothed and pointed. The hinder end of this dart, the pere, was stuck lightly in the ground inclined at an angle towards the enemy. A short whip with a handle about half a metre long and a lash of thin string about a metre long was wound round the dart so that it would readily come untwisted. The operator, standing a little in front of the lash, with a powerful jerk dragged the dart out of the ground, which then flew a great distance. It was also used to propel darts carrying lighted material to set fire to roof thatch of houses in besieged pā.

He tokomaha te hunga mōhio o te iwi o Rongo ki te hāpai kōtaha; nā reira, hinga ana te taua i a ia (JPS 1911:104). / There were many of Rongo's people who knew how to cast the sling-spear, consequently he defeated the war party.


4. (noun) base of a chief's head-dress in which feathers were stuck.

Ka haere a Marutūāhu ki te uku i tōna māhunga ki te wai, hoki mai, e heru ana. Ka mutu te heru, e tia ana, ka herea te kōtaha, e rima tekau o ngā kākā, maka iho te kōtuku, te huia, hei whakapaipai mōna (NM 1928:115). / Martūāhu went to wash his hair with water and returned to comb it. When he had finished combing, he stuck feathers in and tied the base of the head-dress with fifty kākā feathers, putting in place white heron and huia feathers, to adorn himself.


5. (noun) profile, side view.

Ka kitea e koe i konei ngā kōtaha rohe pōti mō ia rohe pōti Māori e whitu (NZP 2017). / You can see here the electorate profiles for each of the seven Māori electorates.


Henare, Taurekareka (Tau) Play

1. (personal name) (1877/1878-1940) Ngāpuhi; Raised by Wī Pere, but later returned north. Elected to Northern Māori for the Reform Party and remained in Parliament until 1938.


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