ka‘a1

ka‘a1, n. The strong fibre of the coconut husk, coir, sennit.

Kua pāpā mātou i te puru kia rauka ma i te ka‘a.
We beat the coconut husks to get the fibre;

Kua ‘iri te tangata i te taura ka‘a nō te ‘are.
People are plaiting sennit for the (lashings in the) house;

te toru o te ka‘a,
the third course (or band) of sennit lashing. (See tāka‘a, (tā-)tuika‘a.) [Pn. *kafa1.]

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