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 9 names in this directory beginning with the letter R.
Rākaunui
Translation: Full Moon
Synonyms: Marama Hua
Hei Āpōpō ka ara mai a Rākaunui – Tomorrow the full moon will rise.

Rangihaea
Translation: Rays of Sun
Synonyms: Hīhī
Kua pakapaka taku kiri I te rangihaea o Tamanui-te-rā – The rays of the sun have caused my skin to burn.


Rarāngia
Translation: Bake / Cook (With Fire)
Synonyms: Tunu
Me rarāngia ngā tuna ki te ahi – Cook the eels on the fire.

Rārārē
Translation: Over there
Synonyms: Kei kora
Kei ko rārārē tō wāea – Your phone is over there.

Riro
Translation: Obtained / Won
Synonyms: Whiwhi
I riro i ā ia ngā whiwhinga pūtea nō te pāparakāuta – He won the jackpot at the tavern.

Rohi
Translation: Loaf of Bread
Synonyms:
Hokona he peka rohi hei kinaki i ngā kai o te pō – Buy a loaf of bread to go with our dinner.

Roke
Translation: Defecation / Faeces
Synonyms: Tiko
The dog defecated everywhere inside the house – Kua pokea te whare i ngā roke ā te kuri

Rorotu
Translation: Positive
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.

Rūpahu
Translation: Brag
Synonyms: Takawaha / Takatahi
Kāore he tangata tū atu i a ia mo te rūpahu – There is no better bragger than him.