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akamataia

pass. of akamata: commenced, started, began, etc.

apapa

(-ia).

    1. Stack in layers, set out in proper order., E apapa i te pia ki te tiroa o te are. Stack the crates along the long side of the shed; Kua apapa aia i te pere tangata ki raro roa e kua oake kia Tia kia vai. He stacked the court cards at the bottom (of the pack) and gave it to Tia to cut.
    2. n. Layer, stack. Taria atu tena apapa rakau. Cart that stack of timber away; e apapa one angiangi, a thin layer of earth. [a-, papa.]