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pūtea

1. (noun) finely woven bag.

Ka kohia atu hoki e mātou, e ngā wāhine me ngā tamariki, ngā kōhatu noa, ngā tarutaru noa, ka hoatu ki aua tupua, he kōhatu i paingia, ā, ka kohia ki ā rātou pūtea, he mea i makaa ko ngā tarutaru me ngā peka rākau i hoatu (Wh4 2004:135). / We, the women and children, collected stones and vegetation randomly and gave them to those strange beings. They liked the stones and put them in their finely woven bags, but the grasses and branches of trees that we gave them were thrown away.

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2. (noun) fund, finance, bank account, sum of money.

Hei penapena i te pūtea, i kī atu ia he pai kē ake tana haere mā runga waka ā-mahi i te haere mā runga tekehī (TTR 1998:102). / In order to save money, she said that it would be better if she travelled by service car rather than by taxi.

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Synonyms: pūtea pēke

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