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piri Play

1. (verb) (-ngia) to stick, adhere, cling, keep close.

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.


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2. (modifier) adhering to, loyal to, supporting, sticking to.

He tokomaha o ngā tāngata piri ki te Kīngi Māori kua poka tikanga hei ārai mō tā te Kāwana whakahaere ki ētahi atu iwi Māori i runga i ngā mea kāhore nei ō rātou wāhi e whai tikanga ai (TMT 1/6/1861:2). / A large number of people loyal to Māori King have interfered as an obstacle to the Governor's operations with other Māori tribes in matters with which they have no concern.


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3. (noun) adherence, loyalty, commitment, allegiance.

Kua whakatūria he mana hou, e kore rawa nei e āhei te tū tahi rāua ko te piri ki a Te Kuīni, e tapahi nei hoki i runga i te Kawenata o Waitangi (TMT 1/6/1861:2). / A new authority has been set up that is inconsistent with allegiance to the Queen, and in violation of the Treaty of Waitangi.


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4. (noun) closely woven protective mat - used as a defence against spear thrusts.

Na ko te piri, ko te pukupuku, ko te māhiti, ko te pūahi, ko te tōpuni hei kākahu whawhai, hei whakapuru mānuka, huata (W 1971:283). / Now the closely woven protective mat, the flax shield, the white hair of dogs' tails cape, the dogskin cloak of dark hair with white borders were fighting garments and for protection against thrusting weapons and long weapons.


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5. (noun) woven flax foundation of a dogskin cloak.


Piri Play

1. (loan) (personal name) Bill, Billy.

I whānau mai a Wiremu Te Ranga Poutapu, ko tōna ingoa kārangaranga ko Piri, ki Maungatautari i Waikato i te 8 o Hune 1905 (TTR 1998:142). / Wiremu Te Ranga Poutapu, known as Piri (Bill), was born in Maungatautari, Waikato, on 8 June 1905.


piri ngongo Play

1. (noun) spiral worm, Paralaeospira sp. - makes a tiny spiral shell found attached to seaweeds.


piri māhunga Play

1. (noun) headset.


piri tōrino Play

1. (noun) sand-tube worm, Pectinaria australis - forms a very fragile tapered tube, about 50 mm long and made of grains of sand.


tau piri tata Play

1. (noun) consecutive numbers.

Ko ngā tau piri tata, koia ko ngā tau tatau e whaiwhai ana tētahi i tētahi. He huinga tau piri tata ēnei: {1, 2, 3} {94, 95} {30, 31, 32, 33} (TRP 2010:276). / Consecutive numbers are the counting numbers that follow one after the other. These are consecutive number sets: {1, 2, 3} {94, 95} {30, 31, 32, 33}.


Korekore-piri-ki-ngā-Tangaroa Play

1. (personal noun) moon on the twenty-first night of the lunar month.


moko pirirākau Play

1. (noun) forest gecko, Hoplodactylus granulatus - favours more shaded environments and can change its colour scheme to merge with its background.


moko tāpiri Play

1. (noun) common gecko, Hoplodactylus maculatus - variable in colour and pattern but usually pale brown or putty-grey marked with paler and darker shades.

Ko te moko kākāriki me te moko tāpiri ka whakanōhia kia tata ki te kōhatu mauri hei tiaki i taua kōhatu mō ake tonu atu (Te Ara 2011). / The green gecko and common gecko were released near mauri stones as guardians forever.


tā- Play

1. (particle) Prefix having a causative effect similar to that of whaka-, e.g. piri (stick, keep close together) and tāpiri (to join, add, append); tāmahana (to reheat food), tāuhi (to cover), tāuwhiuwhi (to sprinkle).


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