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mōkihi Play

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.

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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