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MaoriEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *raʻakau. Cognate with Hawaiian lāʻau.

NounEdit

rākau

  1. A weapon; a club or bat.
  2. A tree, stick, spar, or mast.
    He wahine tāroaroa i raro i te rākau rā.
    There is a tall woman under that tree.
  3. Wood or timber.