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 18 names in this directory beginning with the letter T.
Tahanga
Translation: Naked / Empty
Synonyms: Kirikau
Titiro ki te wahine tū tahanga rā – Look at that naked woman.

Tahatika
Translation: Riverbank / Shoreline
Synonyms: Tahataha / Paretai / Tarawāhi
Tū koe ki te tahatika o te awa, kia māma ake tō kukume I ngā tuna – Stand at the riverbank so that its easier to gaff the eels.

Tahitahi
Translation: To Sweep / Clear
Synonyms: Ūkuia / Puruma
Tahitahi mai te papa kia mā – Sweep the floor until its clean.

Takapoua
Translation: Tuck In
Synonyms: Kōpeke
Takapoua te hīti kia pai ai te āhua o te moenga – Tuck your sheet in so your bed looks nice.

Tāpokotea
Translation: Elders of Wisdom
Synonyms: Tohunga
E mau ana ngā kōrero tukuiho nei e ngā tāpokotea – It is the elders that hold all the ancient wisdom of knowledge.

Tauā-mōtea
Translation: Head Wreath
Synonyms: Pare-kawakawa / Tūpare-mōtea
Ko te tauā-mōtea he tohu o te pani – The wearing of a head wreath is a sign of bereavement.

Taurangi
Translation: Promise / To Grieve / Unsettled
Synonyms: Oati
Nāku ēnei kupu taurangi i tuku atu – It was I who made the promise.

Tauwhirotanga
Translation: To tend / Care for
Synonyms: Manaaki / Tauawhi / Āwhina
Nga tauwhirotanga ā te Atua ki a koutou katoa – May god above bless and care for you all.

Te Atatuhi
Translation: Moon
Synonyms: Marama / Hina
Titiro atu ki Te Atatuhi e kānapa ana I runga I te moana – Look at the moon gleaming over the ocean.

Tiapu
Translation: Jump
Synonyms: Peke
Tiapu mai ki tēnei taha o te taiapa – Jump over to this side of the fence.


Tītai
Translation: To Throw
Synonyms: Whiua
Tītai atu te pōro ki a ia – Throw the ball over to her/him.

Toitupu
Translation: Source
Synonyms: Pūkaki / Ahunga / Pūtake
Kimihia te toitupu – Find the source

Toretore
Translation: Eye Mucus / Discharge from The Eye
Synonyms: Pīkaru
He toretore kei tō mata, horoingia – There is eye mucus on your eyes, go and wash it.

Toronga
Translation: Branch (of a family lineage) / Distant Relatives / Places visited
Synonyms: Peka / Muka
Koirā ngā toronga o te kaumātua nei – Those are the distant relatives of this elderly person.

Tōrori
Translation: Native Tobacco
Synonyms: Tūpeka
Waiho mā ngā ruruhi ngā tōrori nei e momi – Leave It to the Nannies to smoke.

Tuke
Translation: Elbow
Synonyms: Whatianga / Tuke Tuke
Kua mamae ōku tuke – My elbows hurt.

Tukemata
Translation: Eyebrows
Synonyms: Pewa / Kape
Kimokimo haere ana ngā tukemata ā Turongo ki a Mahinaarangi – Turongo looked immensely at Mahinaarangi with his eyebrows raised

Tūtakingia
Translation: To Close / Shut
Synonyms: Kapi / Kati
Tūtakingia te matapihi –



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