One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A prayer or incantation.‘the ceremony continued with hymns and karakia’
- ‘An older man said a karakia before the door was closed and the hearse drove away.’
- ‘Following a karakia the group was allowed to go on to the site where the students were able to touch the investiture pillar Taumakeva.’
- ‘The group, many of them arm in arm, took off their shoes and let the waves lap at their feet while local iwi wailed karakia into the waves.’
- ‘I bet National does not start its caucus meeting with a karakia.’
- ‘The Maori group did some speeches and a karakia in Maori.’
- ‘There are some people who question the right of Pakeha to speak te reo, to practise kapa haka, to recite traditional karakia … all of which I do.’
- ‘I want karakia to be said, because I don't think the shedding of blood should be taken lightly.’
- ‘A brief offering of karakia (prayers) then precedes an opening meal of welcome before the sporting events commence.’
- ‘People rock up here every day and hear the Speaker give a wonderful karakia, a wonderful piece of Christianity.’
- ‘These karakia were to make their offspring plentiful for his food.’
Mid 19th century: Maori.
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