parāoa

MaoriEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

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NounEdit

parāoa

  1. sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)
    Synonym: pāmu wēra
  2. whale
  3. whalebone
  4. weapon made of whalebone

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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from English flour.

NounEdit

parāoa

  1. flour
  2. bread

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Biggs, Bruce (1990) English-Maori, Maori-English Dictionary, Auckland University Press, →ISBN, page 119
  • Williams, William (1852) A Dictionary of the New Zealand Language, and a Concise Grammar; to Which is Added a Selection of Colloquial Sentences, second edition, London: Williams and Norgate, page 112: “*Paraoa, s. Flour.