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kāwai

1. (noun) shoot (of a creeper or gourd plant), tentacle.

Kua roa kē ngā kāwai o taku kākariki. / The shoots of our rock mellon are already long.

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See also kāwei

Synonyms: tupu, kotete, tipu, kōkihi, wene, pupuhi, pihi, pipihi, puhi, puhipuhi, pihinga, tītere


2. (noun) line of descent, lineage, pedigree.

Nō te Oketopa ka ārahina e rātou ko Tāreha me ētahi atu o te kāwai rangatira te matua o Heretaunga ki te tuki i te pā o Puketapu. Ēngari i hanepī te kōkiri (TTR 1994:190). / In October he, Tāreha with some other chiefs, led the Hastings contingent to attack Puketapu pā. But the attack was aborted.

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See also kāwei

Synonyms: kauhou, tātai, kāwei, kaha, kākano, whakapapa, takiaho, aho, hikahika


3. (noun) loops or handle of a kete.

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