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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Synonyms: Rangatira / Kaiārahi
Tū kahika koe ki te pae o angitu – Stand proud, as you journey the path of success.
Synonyms: Kākahu Taratara / Pare-kawakawa
I roto i ngā āhuatanga o te tangihanga, ka kitea ko te iwi e mau ana i ō rātou kahu-mōtea – During times of bereavement and death people will wear mourning garments.
Synonyms: Kakama / Tere / Hohoro
Kia kamakama mai – Hurry up!
Mā te kāmura tō whare e hanga – Let the carpenter build your house.
Kaua koe e karo i te horoi rīhi – Don’t try dodge the dishes.
Synonyms: Karu Rewha
Kua karu kotiti te tamaiti nei – This child is cross-eyed.
Synonyms: Kirimana / Tiriti
I ara ake Te Kawenata o Ngāti Maniapoto me ōnā Hapū mahi i te tau 1904 – The covenant of Ngāti Maniapoto and its many subtribes was established in the year 1904.
I kāwhakina te taimaiti, e te tai o te moana – This child was carried out by the sea.
Synonyms: Kaipāka / Whāriki Moenga / Takapau
Tikina atu he keipāka i te rūma – Go and grab a mattress from the room.
Synonyms: Ketu / Rakuraku
E ketuketu ana ia, i te nui o ngōna kutu – He scratches a lot because he has a lot of head lice.
Synonyms: Kīhei / Kāhore
Kīhai au I kite I te nui o te utu – I did not see how expensive it was.
Synonyms: Kemo Kemo
Titiro ki te tangata e kimokimo mai na I a koe – Look at that person winking at you.
Synonyms: Tiotio / Utiuti / Hīrawerawe
I kiriweti te heamana ki te hēkeretari I te korenga o ngā mīneti tika – The Chairperson was annoyed by the secretary for not presenting the correct minutes.
Synonyms: Whakamuri / Kōnuminumi
Ka hoki kōmuri ngā whakaaro ki tōku taitamarikitanga – I think back to the days of my childhood.
Mā ngā Hoiho te kōnoke e kukume – Let the horses pull the sled.
He tangata nohopū ki te ahi te tangata koniahi – A person who sits frequently by the fireside is known as a fire hugger.
Nā wai te kopa nei i whiua ki te papa? – Who threw this nappy onto the floor?
Synonyms: Tāwharau / Taumarumaru / Pāruru
Haere mai koe ki te āhurutanga o tōku whare māku koe e kōpaki – Come to the comfort of my home, I will give you shelter.
Haere koe ki te korapa I ngētehi wāhie – Go and collect some wood.
Synonyms: Huakore / huhuakore / Hakihakiā
Koretake noa iho ana koorero – His speech was pointless.
Synonyms: Papa Tākaro / Ngāhau
I āu e tamariki ana, koinā tō mātou koringa – When I was a child that was our playground.
Synonyms: Koroua / Tauheke
Neke atu I te kotahi rau tau te pakeke o te Koroheke nei – This old man is over one hundred years old.
Synonyms: Hēti / Wharau
Heria ngā huawhenua nei ki te koropū – Put these vegetables into storage.
Kaua koe e kotiti haere – Do not go wondering off.
Synonyms: Tohe / Tautohetohe
Titiro ki te Kaiako rā e kaha kōwhete ana ki āna tauira – Look at the teacher growling her students.
Synonyms: Ngōki / Ngoi / Ngokingoki
Kū papa ahau ki tō peraurunga ka tangi ahau e – I crawl to the comfort of your pillow and cry.
Kāti tō mahi kūare – Stop being ignorant.
Synonyms: Tōpū / Huihuinga / Minenga
Te Kūititanga mai o ngā whakaaro – The gathering of thoughts.