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rawhi Play

1. (verb) (-a,-tia) to grasp, seize, hold firmly, surround.

I te ata hāpara o te 1 o Hepetema ka rawhia tana puni i Te Hāpua (ko Ruahapū rānei) e tū tata atu ana ki Te Whāiti (TTR 1990:385). / At dawn on 1 September they surrounded his camp at Te Hāpua (or Ruahapu), near Te Whāiti.


2. (noun) clip, clamp.


3. (noun) basket.

Tēnei anō taku rawhi mākari ake nei, e hiahiatia ana e tōku ngākau kia utaina ki tō waka (TWMNT 16/5/1856:116). / This is my small basket which I wish to place on your canoe (newspaper).


Synonyms: raurau, kete, roroi, rourou, taiaroa, rahu


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