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 11 names in this directory beginning with the letter P.
Pakeke
Translation: Difficult / Hard / Solid
Synonyms: Mārō / Uaua
Kātahi te pakeke haere o te aromatawai nei – This assignment is very difficult.

Pākiki
Translation: Inquisitive / Curious / Nosy
Synonyms: Mahira / Māhirahira
Kaua e pākiki haere – Don’t be nosy.

Paratihi
Translation: Flat Bread
Synonyms: Takakau
Rauatu tō paratihi ki te umu – Put your flat bread into the oven.

Parikena
Translation: Polish (Shoes)
Synonyms: Parakena / Whakapango
Hokihoki tonu ahau ki Hangatiki ki te kimi parikena mangu mo te kaiparikena – I went back to Hangatiki in search of black polish for the shoeshine boy.

Perori
Translation: Crinkled / Crooked
Synonyms: Parori
E perori ana tō tī-hāte – Your t-shirt is crinkled

Pīnono
Translation: To beg / Obtain in a cunning manner / Bludge
Synonyms: Patipati
Haere ki te pīnono atu i tō Pāpā – Go and bludge off your father.


Pīruru
Translation: Cover / Small Shelter
Synonyms: Wharau / Whakamaru / Mahau
E tū koe ki raro i te pīruru kei mākūkū koe i te ua – Stand under the shelter or you’ll get soaked.

Pūpā
Translation: Burp / Bring Up Wind
Synonyms: Tokopuaha / Kūpā
Mirimiri te tuara o te pēpē kia pūpā mai – Rub the back of the baby to bring up his/her wind.

Pure
Translation: Prayer
Synonyms: Karakia
Māu tō tātou pure e tīmata I te ata nei – You can conduct our prayer this morning.



 

Pūrehurehu
Translation: Butterfly
Synonyms: Pūrerehua
He ngāngara te pūrehurehu, hāunga i tērā he ataahua tonu – Although an insect, the Butterfly is still a beautiful creature.

Pūreke
Translation: Rain Cape (Traditional)
Synonyms: Hīeke / Pākē
Whakamaua tō pūreke kei mākū koe – Wear your raincape so you do not get wet.