tāwharanui / dictionary

Tāwharanui is a Te Nehenehenui centric dictionary, with kupu hou, phrases and idioms unique to Te Nehenehenui. Each word or phrase will give a definition, example and its origins. Just like the Tāwhara, which was a favourable food source to all who resided in the great forest of Te Nehenehenui. We invite you to share in this collection of kupu that are unique to our people.

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There are currently 26 names in this directory beginning with the letter H.
Hahani
Translation: Disparage / Critical / Scornful
Synonyms: Kino / Whakaiti / Whakatete
Me mutu ēnei kōrero hahani ināianeki, kei whara tētahi – These disparaging comments must stop now, or someone will get hurt.

Hāmama
Translation: Yawn of Mouth / Shout
Synonyms: Kōwaha / Hītako / Tūwaharoa
Kua ngēngē ā pēpē e hāmama mai ana – Baby is yawning, he’s tired.

Hāparangi
Translation: Yelling
Synonyms: Hāmama
Kāti tō hāparangi – Stop your yelling

Hāpuapua
Translation: Swamp
Synonyms: Repo
He rongonui te takiwā o Te Nehenehenui mo ngōna wai hāpuapua – The region of Te Nehenehenui is well-known for its swamps.

Haratete
Translation: Raggedy
Synonyms: Hakatere / Hakurara / Harate
Ka mutu te haratete o ngā kākahu o te tamaiti nei – Oh my, that boy’s clothes are raggedy.

Hauata
Translation: Accident / Calamity / Misfortune
Synonyms: Aitua / Whati / Tuki
Nā te aha I hauata ai? – What was the cause of the accident?

Haumāku
Translation: Damp
Synonyms: Tōhau / Pīpīwai
Kua haumāku tonu ngā kākāhu nei -
These clothes are still damp.

Hāunga
Translation: Although / Except / Despite
Synonyms: Ahakoa
Hāunga anō I tērā, he wahine kaha ia mo te whawhai – Despite that, she is still a fighter.

Haupū
Translation:Display
Synonyms: Hora / Whakaari / Whakaata
Te ataahua hoki o ngā whakaahua e haupū mai nā – What a beautiful display of photos.

Heahea
Translation: Trouble-maker
Synonyms: Whakakeke / Hīanga / Tangata Whakararuraru
I kitea te kura-māhita kō wai te ākonga heahea o te akomanga – It was evident to the teacher which of his students was the trouble-maker.

Heke
Translation: Migrate / Descend / Disembark
Synonyms: Hekenga
Ka heke au ki tērā takiwā ki te Iwi o tōku Whāea – I will migrate down to the area of my Mother’s people.

Hemokai
Translation: Starving
Synonyms: Matekai
Kua hemokai te tamaiti nei – This child is starving.

Heru
Translation: Comb / Brush
Synonyms: Koma / Paraehe
Ia te ata ko tōku Māmā tēnā ka heru I ōku makawe – Every morning my Mother combs my hair.

Hihī
Translation: Hiss (Noise)
Synonyms: Huhū / Whakahihī
E hihī anai te tīkera – The kettle is hissing.

Hīkapa
Translation: Hiccough (Hiccup)
Synonyms: Tokomauri
Hikapa mai ana ā pēpē i te kore whakatā – Baby has hiccups because she never had a proper rest.

Hirikapo
Translation: Mind / Intellect
Synonyms: Hinengaro
Ka mau roa ngā kōrero nei ki te hirikapo – I will keep what’s been said in mind.

Hiwi
Translation: Hill / Ridge
Synonyms: Puke
Ko tēnei te hiwi teitei o te takiwā nei – This is the tallest hill in the region.

Hōpane
Translation: Pan / Saucepan
Synonyms:
Tunua ngā hēki ki te hōpane – Cook the eggs on the pan.

Horihori
Translation: To tell a lie / Exaggerate / False
Synonyms: Tito / Rūkahu
Kāti tō kōrero horihori – Stop your lying.

Huamo
Translation: Swelling (Ocean) / Rising
Synonyms:
Ka kaha pupuhi mai te hau, ā, ka huamo te tai – The wind blew strongly, causing swells in the ocean.

Huānga
Translation: Relative
Synonyms: Whanaunga
He huānga katoa tātou – We are all related.

Huatau
Translation: Graceful
Synonyms: Tau-ana
Te pai o te korikori me te huatau o te tū o te kaitātaki wahine – The excellence movements and graceful stance of the female leader.

Huene
Translation: Moan / Whinge
Synonyms: Aurere / Komekome
Kāti tō huene haere – Stop moaning.

Hungawai
Translation: Father In-law / Mother In-law
Synonyms: Hungarei / Hūngoi
Kāore au mo te tino rata ki ngōku hungawai – I don’t like my father in-law or my mother in-law.

Hurirapa
Translation: Inside out / Upside down / Back to front
Synonyms:
Whakamaua tō tīhāte kia tika, kua hurirapa haere – Wear your t-shirt correctly its inside out.

Hūrori
Translation: Staggering / Loss of Balance
Synonyms: Hīrorirori / Haurangi
Kua hūrori te tangata nei nā tōna haurangi – This person has lost his balance because he is heavily intoxicated.