1. (verb) (-a,-na) to buy, sell, barter, trade, exchange, purchase - originally used for trade between hapū and iwi.
Kua tūtakina te whare none i Tūranga nei, kua hokona te whare me te whenua, ko ngā none kua hoki anō ki te kākahu o te ao (TP 11/1904:11). / The nunnery here in Gisborne has closed and the land and building have been sold, the nuns have returned to worldly garments.
See also hoko tāhae
2. (noun) buying, merchandise, sale, trade, selling, purchase.
Kāhore he kaha ōna ki te whakamutu i te hoko whenua (TW 27/7/1878:373). / He was not able to stop the sale of land.