1. (noun) mourning wreath (for the head), chaplet - garland of greenery worn by women at tangihanga.
Ko ērā hoki ko ngā kaumātua me ngā kuikuia ka noho ki te pae tapu tatari mai ai, me te hanga pare kawakawa hei mau ki ngā mātenga (TWK 55:19). / And those were the elderly men and women who sat on the 'pae tapu' to wait and to make chaplets to wear on their heads.
See also tauā