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paka

1. (verb) (-ina,-tia) to be dried, baked, hot (of the sun).

Me i paka te kai, ka reka (W 1971:250). / If the food is baked it is tasty.
Ko tō mātau kāinga he kāinga tahito kua pakatia i ngā i tini tūpuhi o te wā (TWK 17:2). / Our home was an old home that had been weatherbeaten from the many storms of time.

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2. (modifier) dried, baked, hot (of the sun).

Ka kawea he kai takoto roa ki reira, he ika maroke, he kete aruhe paka, he pāua maroke, he tahā huahua, he karaka tao maroke, he kete tawa tao whakamaroke (JPS 1919:85). / Some long lasting food was taken there, dried fish, kits of baked fernroot, dried pāua, preserved birds, cooked dried karaka berries and kits of cooked dried tawa berries.

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Synonyms: pakapaka


3. (noun) scraps, dried food.

E kore te hiakai e ngata i ngā paka nei (PK 2008:565). / Hunger will not be satisfied with these scraps.

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