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takiwhā Play

1. (numeral) in fours, fours, quartet.

I muri mai o te tūpāpaku, ko Te Paranihi rāua ko Te Ruihi, i muri ake, ko ngā whanaunga me ngā tēina me ngā irāmutu o te tūpāpaku. I muri atu ko ngā mano, takiwhā tāngata ki te kapa (KO 15/12/1886:6). / After the body was the Right Honourable John Ballance and Te Ruihi, after them were the relations, the younger brothers and the nephews and nieces of the deceased. Following them were the masses, four people per row.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 9;)


2. (noun) knucklebones move.

Ko te ‘takiwhā’: Ka whiua te hai, ka kapohia ērā atu o ngā kōhatu e whā, me te hopu anō i te hai (RMR 2017). / The takiwhā move: When the main stone is thrown up, the other four stones are grabbed, and the main stone is caught.


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