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raka Play

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.


raka Play

1. (particle) there, over there (not near or connected with the speaker or listener) - variation of .

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.


raka Play

1. (loan) (verb) (-ina,-tia) to lock.

Rakaina mai te kūaha! / Please lock the door!


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.


raka Play

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.)


raka Play

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.


raka pū Play

1. (loan) (noun) central locking.


merengi rāka Play

1. (loan) (noun) rock melon.


raka mamao Play

1. (loan) (noun) remote locking.


whēraka Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to act in that way, like that - variation of whērā, pēraka and pērā.

Ka mahia te muka, nā ka kōtihe, nā te makuhane i whēraka ai (W 1971:171). / The flax fibre was made and it broke off short because it was brittle.

See also pēraka, whēraka, pērā


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