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takahi whare

1. (verb) to tramp the house - see below.

I muri tata tonu mai o te hākari, ka haere te iwi ki te takahi whare. Ko tēnei kaupapa, he wete i te tapu kei runga i ngā taonga, me te whare o te tūpāpaku (TWK 46:7). / Immediately after the feast the people go to tramp the house. This is to release the tapu on the possessions and the house of the deceased.

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2. (noun) tramping the house - ceremony performed after the burial for clearing the house of the spirit of the deceased and the tapu on the house and possessions. It is performed by a tohunga, or a religious leader, reciting karakia and sprinkling water while walking through the rooms of the house.

I muri ko te tikanga o te takahi whare (Te Ara 2013). / Afterwards is the custom of tramping the house.

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