amama amarara (fare)

amara,  s. the name of a sort of plantain; the first length or row of thatch on a native house when thatching; the first stone laid in the wall of a marae. [Dav : 460]
amara,  s. a restriction in regard to food while a canoe, called vaa amara, was building, or in preparation, for the use of the king. [Dav : 461]
amara,  s. varieties of the poreho, or tyger shell, of which there are, amara pu fenua, and amara iri to patu, and subdivisions as totoe, taiipouru, amihi, nena, aauru, roru, ovare, pai, &c. [Dav : 462] (note)