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Toi Ataata

whakamaheni ~tia

burnish

tūmahi whiti

WHAKAMĀRAMA

He tukanga tēnei i te mahi uku, inā ka wakua, ka miria te mata o te uku ki te kōhatu, ki te pune rānei, kia māene, kia pīata anō te āhua.

A process in clay work, where the surface of the clay is rubbed with a stone or a spoon so it becomes smooth and shiny.

Tauira KŌrero

Whakamahia te pune hei whakamaheni i te uku.

Kāore e kore, he wā roa e whakamahenitia ana kia pērā te pīata o te uku.

E tika ana kia matarehu te kakano o te uku, kia pai ai te whakamaheni.

Takenga Mai

whaka - causative prefix

maheni - smooth

Tauira KŌrero

Whakamahia te pune hei whakamaheni i te uku.

Kāore e kore, he wā roa e whakamahenitia ana kia pērā te pīata o te uku.

E tika ana kia matarehu te kakano o te uku, kia pai ai te whakamaheni.