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tīwai

1. (noun) trunk, main stem (of a tree).

Kotahi tonu te tīwai o te rākau, kotahi tekau ōna manga (W 1971:426). / The tree had just one trunk and ten branches.

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2. (noun) canoe without attached sides, hull, dugout.

Nō ēnei ngā rā, ka whano ka wareware ki ngā tētē, ki ngā tīwai, ki ngā tāraro i hoea ai Te Moana ki Tīkapa, ki Te Kupenga o Taramainuku, ki ngā tahataha o Tāmaki, o hea, o hea (KO 15/8/1883:6). / These days we are on the verge of forgetting the canoes with a figurehead without arms and legs, the dugout canoes and the canoes adorned with plumes and carving that paddled the Hauraki Gulf, the Manukau Harbour bar, the shores of Tāmaki and other places.

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