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 16 names in this directory beginning with the letter W.
Wāka
Translation: Walk
Synonyms: Whikoi
Me wāka koutou ki te kura – You can all walk to school.

Warea
Translation: Overcome with / Overpower / affected
Synonyms: Poke / Raupatu
Kaingia i tēnei, kei warea koe e te moe i a koe e hautū waka ana – Eat this so that you are not overpowered by exhaustion when driving.

Wehiwehi
Translation: Fearful / Fear / Dread
Synonyms: Mataku
E wehiwehi ana i te mōhiotanga ka kore au e roa ki te whenua – I am fearful, knowing that I have not long to go on earth.

Werowero
Translation: Sun
Synonyms: Tamanui i-te-rā
Nā Maui te werowero i whakapōturi – Maui was the one who slowed the sun down.

Whaitanga
Translation: Pursuit / Goal / Aim
Synonyms: Whāinga
He noho hei kaiwhakahaere pākihi tētēhi ō ngōku whaitanga nui – One of my biggest goals is to become a business owner.

Whakamārō
Translation: Stiffen / Tighten / Flex
Synonyms: Mākiri / Tāwariwari / Whakawhena
Whakamārō mai i o maihara – Flex your muscles.

Whakapākanga
Translation: Youngest child
Synonyms: Pōtiki
Ko au te whakapākanga o te whānau – I am the youngest child of the family.


Whāki
Translation: Tell on / Confess / Admit / Inform
Synonyms: Harihari kōrero
Ka kōrero ia ki te pirihimana me te whāki ano I ōna hara – He spoke to the police and confessed his crimes.


Whānako
Translation: Steal
Synonyms: Tāhae
Kua whānakohia ngā kī ō tōku waka – The keys to my car have been stolen.

Whara
Translation: Injured / Hurt
Synonyms: Mamae / Pākikini / Uruhua
Ka taka au I te rākau ka whara ōku waewae – I fell off a tree and hurt my legs.

Wharowharo
Translation: Cold/Cough
Synonyms: Maremare
Kua pāngia ahau i te mate wharowharo – I have caught the flu.

Whatitoka
Translation: Door
Synonyms: Kūaha / Tatau
Tūtakingia te whatitoka – Close the door.


Whatu-karaha
Translation: Glasses
Synonyms: Mōwhiti
Whakamaua I ngō whatu-karaha – Wear your glasses.

Whawhaki
Translation: Pluck
Synonyms: Katokato / Huhuti
Kaua koe e whawhaki ngā Putiputi, kei riri mai a ruruhi – Don’t pluck those flowers or nan will get mad.

Whorō
Translation: Floor / Ground
Synonyms: Papa / Pae / Puroa
Kaua koe e makangia ō kākāhu ki te whorō – Don’t throw your clothes on the floor.

Wini Raro
Translation: Northerly Wind
Synonyms: Hauraro
Waiho mā ngā hau o wini raro koutou e arataki – Let the northerly winds be your guide.