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: Marama Hua
Hei Āpōpō ka ara mai a Rākaunui – Tomorrow the full moon will rise.
Kua pakapaka taku kiri I te rangihaea o Tamanui-te-rā – The rays of the sun have caused my skin to burn.
Me rarāngia ngā tuna ki te ahi – Cook the eels on the fire.
I riro i ā ia ngā whiwhinga pūtea nō te pāparakāuta – He won the jackpot at the tavern.
Hokona he peka rohi hei kinaki i ngā kai o te pō – Buy a loaf of bread to go with our dinner.
The dog defecated everywhere inside the house – Kua pokea te whare i ngā roke ā te kuri
Synonyms: Pono / Tika
E rorotu kau ana ahau, e ora tonu ana ngā patupaiarehe o Pirongia – I am positive that the mountain fairies of Pirongia still exist.