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mōkihi

1. (verb) to raft.

Ko ētahi ki te amoamo ki te taha o te awa e kīia nei ko Heretaunga, kātahi ka mōkihi ai ki rāwāhi o Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara (JPS 1919:88). / Some carried them to the side of the river called Heretaunga, and then they rafted across to the other side of Wellington Harbour.

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2. (noun) raft made of bundles of raupō, flax stalks or rushes.

I hangā e ratou he mōkihi hei ara atu mō rātou ki te moutere ki te rapu wai i reira (TP 7/1909:6). / They built a raft as a way for them to reach the island to look for water there.

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