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pātere

1. (verb) (-hia,-tia) to chant.

Koia nei te moana e waiatatia nei, e pāteretia nei e ngā tini iwi o Aotearoa (TWK 8:12). / This is the ocean about which the many tribes of New Zealand sing and chant.

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2. (verb) to pour down, dripping wet.

I te mahi taua tangata ki te whakawātea i ētahi o aua paipa, ka pātere mai te ua, ka waipuketia taua ana, ka ngaro taua tangata. / That man was working to clear some of those pipes when the rain poured down, the cave was flooded and the man disappeared.

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3. (verb) to flow readily, be effusive.

Pātere ana ngā kupu a Tohitapu (W 1971:271). / Tohitapu's words flowed readily.

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4. (modifier) flowing readily, freely, without restraint.

Kua kōrero haere te Kāwanatanga o Kerei i ngā kōrero pātere noa, tino whakakake rawa; he mea kia kī ai ngā tāngata o te motu he kaiwhakaora rātou nō te rangi i tukua mai hei hutihuti i ngā taru hē katoa, hei kaitiaki hoki i ngā tika mō ngā tāngata katoa, te iti me te rahi (TWMNT 7/12/1878:167). / The Grey Government have gone about freely uttering the most exalted statements, leading people of the country to believe that they were the heaven-sent up-rooters of all abuses, and the guardians of the rights of the humble and the great.

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5. (modifier) very, extremely - an intensive used with tini.

He tini pātere ngā reta kua tae mai. Ka pau pea he rā ki te huahuaki noa (HJ 2015:130). / Untold letters have arrived. It'll probably take a day to just open them.

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6. (noun) song of derision in response to slander - most are compositions inspired by some derogatory reference, abuse or slander, sneering remark, or belittling statement. They are chanted at a fast tempo accompanied by defiant gestures.

Ko te whakataki o te pātere he rōnaki tonu; ko te nuinga kāore i motumotuhia ki te whiti (M 2005:128). / The tempo of the pātere is an even one; the majority without breaking off into verses.

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7. (noun) flowing readily, effusiveness.

I mahara rātou ki te pātere o ngā kupu a taua Minita, i a ia e tāpoi ana i te motu nei, tērā e nui tāna manaaki i a rātou (TWMNT 7/12/1878:167). / From the Minister's flowing promises, when he was travelling around the country, they expected to be received with open arms.

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