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 6 names in this directory beginning with the letter U.
Uea
Translation: To Clear a Path
Synonyms: Whakawātea
Uea te tatau o te whare kia pai ai te kuhutanga mai ā te manuwhiri – Clear the entrance to the house so that our visitors can enter comfortably.

Uekaha
Translation: Vigorous / Strong
Synonyms: Pakari / Kaha
Kia uekaha te tū e hoa mā – Stand vigorously my friends.

Ueue
Translation: To Shake / Vibrate
Synonyms: Ngāueue / Hīoioi / Rūrū
E ueue ana tō wāea pūkoro – Your cellphone is vibrating.

Uhunga
Translation: Funeral / Burial
Synonyms: Tangihanga / Nehu
He uhunga kei te Marae? – Is there a funeral at the Marae?

Utauta
Translation: Dishes
Synonyms: Rīhi
Horoia ngā utauta – Wash the dishes.

Uwhiuwhi
Translation: To Shower / Sprinkle
Synonyms: Tāuhiuhi / Tūāua / Horoi
Haere koe ki te uwhiuwhi – Go and have a shower.