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tao Play

1. (verb) to weigh down.


tao Play

1. (noun) spear, javelin, lance.

Hītamo noa ana te tangata, tē tata atu te tao ki te manu (W 1971:53). / The man stretched right out, but could not get near the bird with the spear.


tao Play

1. (verb) (-na,-ngia) to cook.

Ka ngarongaro atu te taua, ka heke ngā tāngata o Rākaipākā, ka whakaemitia ngā tinana o ngā tāngata mate, ka taongia (HP 1991:28). / When the war party disappeared, the people of Rākaipākā descended and gathered the bodies of the people killed and cooked them.


2. (noun) cooking.

Nō waenganui o ngā te tekau tau mai i 1830, ka taetae mai ngā kaiwhakaako Karaitiana ki Te Māhia. E taki kauwhau ana i te rangimārie; kia whakamutua te tao tangata; kia whakakorehia ngā mahi whawhai (TTR 1990:245). / By the mid 1830s, Christian teachers had arrived at Māhia and were preaching peace, an end to cooking people and an end to fighting.


whakapuru tao Play

1. (noun) shield, arm pad - a pad worn on the arm as a protection against a spear thrust.

Ā i hoatu e te tohunga ki ngā rangatira rau ngā tao me ngā whakapuru tao a Kīngi Rāwiri (PT Kingi2 11:10). / And to the captains over hundreds did the priest give king David's spears and shields.


tao waka Play

1. (noun) ballast, loading of a canoe.


tohutohu tao kai Play

1. (noun) recipe, cooking instructions.


pukapuka tao kai Play

1. (noun) cookery book.


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