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 30 names in this directory beginning with the letter K.
Kahika
Translation: Leader / Proud
Synonyms: Rangatira / Kaiārahi
Tū kahika koe ki te pae o angitu – Stand proud, as you journey the path of success.

Kahu-mōtea
Translation: Mourning Garments
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.

Kamakama
Translation: Be quick / Hurry / Eager / Keen
Synonyms: Kakama / Tere / Hohoro
Kia kamakama mai – Hurry up!

Kāmura
Translation: Carpenter / Carpentry
Synonyms: Kaihanga
Mā te kāmura tō whare e hanga – Let the carpenter build your house.

Karo
Translation: Dodger / Dodge
Synonyms:
Kaua koe e karo i te horoi rīhi – Don’t try dodge the dishes.

Karu Kotiti
Translation: Cross-eyed
Synonyms: Karu Rewha
Kua karu kotiti te tamaiti nei – This child is cross-eyed.

Kawenata
Translation: Covenant / Agreement / Charter / Contract / Treaty
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.

Kāwhaki
Translation: To Carry by force / Hijack / Remove / Kidnap
Synonyms: Kāhaki
I kāwhakina te taimaiti, e te tai o te moana – This child was carried out by the sea.

Keipāka
Translation: Mattress
Synonyms: Kaipāka / Whāriki Moenga / Takapau
Tikina atu he keipāka i te rūma – Go and grab a mattress from the room.

Ketuketu
Translation: Scratch
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.

Kīhai
Translation: Did not / Was not (Past tense only)
Synonyms: Kīhei / Kāhore
Kīhai au I kite I te nui o te utu – I did not see how expensive it was.

Kimokimo
Translation: Wink
Synonyms: Kemo Kemo
Titiro ki te tangata e kimokimo mai na I a koe – Look at that person winking at you.

Kiriweti
Translation: Irritated / Annoyed
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.

Kōmuri
Translation: Backwards / Past
Synonyms: Whakamuri / Kōnuminumi
Ka hoki kōmuri ngā whakaaro ki tōku taitamarikitanga – I think back to the days of my childhood.

Kōneke
Translation: Sled / Sledge / Trolley
Synonyms: Tōneke
Mā ngā Hoiho te kōnoke e kukume – Let the horses pull the sled.

Koneki
Translation: Here
Synonyms: Konei
Haere mai koe ki koneki noho ai – Come over here and sit.

Koniahi
Translation: Fire Hugger


Synonyms:


He tangata nohopū ki te ahi te tangata koniahi – A person who sits frequently by the fireside is known as a fire hugger.

Kopa
Translation: Diaper / Pad / Nappy
Synonyms: Kope
Nā wai te kopa nei i whiua ki te papa? – Who threw this nappy onto the floor?

Kōpaki
Translation: To Shelter
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.


Korapa
Translation: Collect / Gather
Synonyms: Kohikohi
Haere koe ki te korapa I ngētehi wāhie – Go and collect some wood.


Koretake
Translation: Pointless
Synonyms: Huakore / huhuakore / Hakihakiā
Koretake noa iho ana koorero – His speech was pointless.

Koringa
Translation: Playground / Play (Fun)
Synonyms: Papa Tākaro / Ngāhau
I āu e tamariki ana, koinā tō mātou koringa – When I was a child that was our playground.

Koroheke
Translation: Elderly Male / Grandfather
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.


Koropū
Translation: Storage Shed (Traditionally used for storing potatoes)
Synonyms: Hēti / Wharau
Heria ngā huawhenua nei ki te koropū – Put these vegetables into storage.

Kotiti
Translation: Stray / Wonder
Synonyms: Kaihanu
Kaua koe e kotiti haere – Do not go wondering off.

Kōwhete
Translation: Growl / Scold / Argue
Synonyms: Tohe / Tautohetohe
Titiro ki te Kaiako rā e kaha kōwhete ana ki āna tauira – Look at the teacher growling her students.

Kū papa
Translation: Crawl
Synonyms: Ngōki / Ngoi / Ngokingoki
Kū papa ahau ki tō peraurunga ka tangi ahau e – I crawl to the comfort of your pillow and cry.


Kūare
Translation: Ignorant / Unaware / Naïve
Synonyms: Kūware
Kāti tō mahi kūare – Stop being ignorant.

Kūiti
Translation: Gathering / Congregate / Narrow
Synonyms: Tōpū / Huihuinga / Minenga
Te Kūititanga mai o ngā whakaaro – The gathering of thoughts.


Kuku
Translation: Torment
Synonyms: Whakamamae / Hāwene
Ko Hinenui i-te-pō e kuku nei I te tangata – Hinenui i-te-pō the tormentor of man.