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patu

noun plural patus
  1. a short Māori club, now used ceremonially
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Word Origin for patu

Māori
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Historical Examples of patu

  • Patu said, almost reverently, "It is the inimitable Dupres."

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • I advised her to invite Patu to supper, and he was charmed with her.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • Thanks to my friend Patu, I made the acquaintance of all the women who enjoyed some reputation in Paris.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • I laugh at this ridiculous mistake, and Patu, to whom I say why I am laughing, cannot help joining me.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • I made Patu very happy by telling him that Dupres was truly very graceful in all his movements.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt