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ākau

1. (noun) shore, coast, rocky coast, bank of a river or stream.

He ākau kei waho, ka whati mai te ngaru ka pakaru ki te ākau, nā ka marino noa iho a roto (TP 5/9/1909:10). / There is a reef on the open sea and the waves break on the reef and inside it is quite calm.

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Synonyms: tapātai, uta, matāwhanga, tahaki, takutai


2. (noun) reef.

Ko te ākau tērā i tahuri ai taua waka, ko Te Huripureiata (W 1971:6). / That is the reef where that canoe, Te Huripureiata, capsized.

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Synonyms: pūkawa, rīwhi

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