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kāwai Play

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.

See also kāwei


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.

See also kāwei


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


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