Found 9 matches
1. (verb) to be entangled, crossed.
He rite te āhua o te tiki ki tētahi tangata anuanu kei te raka ōna waewae, kei te tītaha tōna māhunga (Te Ara 2013). / The hei tiki looks like a distorted human figure sitting cross-legged, its large head tilted to one side.
1. (particle) there, over there (not near or connected with the speaker or listener) - variation of rā.
Ka mau te kuia raka ki tōna ringa ka haere rāua, ā ka tae ki te whare o Te Whatu-i-āpiti (TWM 25/6/1864:3). / That elderly woman took hold of her hand and they went off and arrived at Te Whatu-i-āpiti's house.
2. (loan) (noun) lock, padlock.
Kātahi ka uakina te raka, ka tomo mātau ki roto i te whare (HP 1991:173). / Then the lock was opened and we entered the house.
1. (verb) to be adept, skilful, dexterous, deft.
He kotahi nā Tānewharerangi, e raka te mauī, e raka te katau (W 1971:321). / One by Tānewharerangi; adept with the left hand, skilful with the right. (A whakataukī to compliment someone who is ambidextrous.)
1. (loan) (noun) rug.
He tini noa atu āna koti, tarautete, wēkete, pōtae, kiapa, kāone, paraikete, raka, me ngā tini mea katoa e paingia e te Māori (TW 22/6/1878:309/1). / He has a great many coats, trousers, waistcoats, hats, caps, gowns, blankets, rugs and all the many things liked by Māori.