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hoko

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.

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See also hoko tāhae

Synonyms: hokonga, tauhokohoko, hokohoko


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.

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