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ārai

1. (verb) (-a,-hia,-tia) to obstruct, hinder, screen, block out, shield, prevent, forbid, prohibit, insulate.

He tēpara mō ngā whanaunga, mō ngā huānga e āraia nei e te Karaipiture, e te ture hoki a te Hāhi kei mārena ki a rāua (Ma 1885:15). / A table for the relations, and the progeny forbidden to marry each other by the Scripture and by the law of the Church.

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Synonyms: whakamanakore, whakakati, puapua, kahupeka, whakaruruhau, whakangungu rākau, whakapuru tao, maru, pākai, whakangungu, hīra, pukupuku, pākati, tāiha, taipuru, ārei, kati, kōpekapeka, kōpeka, taupā, taupare, , whakakōroiroi, whakapā, whakahōtaetae, ngihangiha, aukati, hōtaetae


2. (noun) veil, curtain, blind, apron, barricade, obstacle, screen, insulator.

'E Hēmi, hiwitia ake te ārai hiraka o taku konohi. Kei te hēmanawa au.' (HP 1991:256) / 'James, lift up the silk veil of my face. I am too hot.'

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Synonyms: ārei, tauārai, takitaki, komutu, taunahua, whakakōroiroi, rīanga, pākai, pākai riri, araarai, pātū, pekerangi, tītopa, pāhoka, pāhokahoka, pātakitaki, tūrutu, pātūtū, whakaruru, , mata,


3. (noun) barrier.

Me wai, me whenua mōmona, me rangi aupaki, ā, me heke anō tōna paku tōtā ki te ngaki i te whenua, ki te whakatū pātū hei ārai atu i te kīrearea, i te hauhunga, i te aha noa iho (HM 1/1994:5). / There must be water, productive land, fine weather and the shedding of a little perspiration to cultivate the land and to erect barriers to protect against pests, the frost and anything else.

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Synonyms: tauārai

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