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takahi whare Play

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.

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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