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whare Play

1. (noun) house, building, residence, dwelling, shed, hut, habitation.

Kua tūtakina te whare none i Tūranga nei, kua hokona te whare me te whenua, ko ngā none kua hoki anō ki te kākahu o te ao (TP 11/1904:11). / The nunnery here in Gisborne has closed and the land and building have been sold, the nuns have returned to worldly garments.


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2. (noun) people in a house.

E te whare nei, titiro tāua ki te tangata nei (NM 1928:52). / People of this house, let us look at this man.


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3. (noun) suit (cards).


whare pūrākau Play

1. (noun) school of learning where tohunga taught esoteric knowledge, rituals, karakia, history and creation narratives. A term used particularly by Ngāi Tahu for the whare wānanga.

Ka tōna riteka o te whare pūrākau, hei whakaako i kā tamariki rakatira kia mātau ki te taki tāhū, ki te karakia mō ruka i kā taumata whakaariki, karakia ruruku manawa mō te tūpāpaku ki te moe, ka hemo (MT 2011:81). / The purpose of the house of learning was to teach the chiefly children to know how to recite the direct lines of ancestry through the senior lines, to recite incantations to weaken approaching war-parties, and for restoring life to someone who is ill and has fallen unconscious.


whare tāpae Play

1. (noun) house with a side door.

Ka tomo ki te whare o tōna tipuna, he whare tāpae (W 1971:382). / He entered his ancestor's house, a house with a side door.


kawanga whare Play

1. (noun) house-opening ceremony - the formal pre-dawn ceremony to open a new building, especially a meeting house. Because the newly carved house has been made of timber from the forests of the atua, Tāne-mahuta, and because there are carved figures of ancestors around the walls of the meeting house, the tapu on the house has to be lifted so that the building can be used by everybody. The tohunga recites karakia outside the building and the building is named. There are three karakia used, the first about Rātā, an early ancestor who was a carver and builder of canoes, and the birds of the forest which have to be appeased. The second karakia is to lift the tapu from the building and the tools used, and the third is an appeal to the atua to make the house stable and firm, to avert accidents and to make it a pleasant dwelling place. Then the tohunga and a ruahine (an older woman of rank and past child-bearing age), or a young girl, enter the house treading over the door sill, called takahi i te paepae tapu. Traditionally they would carry a cooked kūmara as well. Everybody follows the tohunga into the house as he moves around from the left side (facing out) of the house to the right. The tohunga strikes each of the carved figures with kawakawa leaves, as he moves around the house.


(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 170-171;)

See also kawa whakaara, kawa waere, kawa whakahoro, kawa tuainuku, kawa ahoahonga, kawa ora, kawa whakaotinga, kawa


whare paku Play

1. (noun) toilet, lavatory, convenience, latrine, loo, bog.

See also wharepaku


whare pikitia Play

1. (loan) (noun) picture theatre, cinema.

Ka haere mātau i ētahi wā ki ngā whare o te Rōpū Karaitiana Mō Ngā Taitama ki roto i ngā wāhi ngahau pēnei i te whare pikitia, hōro kanikani rānei (HP 1991:142). / Sometimes we went to the establishments of the YMCA to the entertainment places such as the picture theatre or dance halls.


whare piriota Play

1. (loan) (noun) billiard saloon.

Ka riro tonu ko te komiti o Ōmipi hei kohi i ngā moni kōmihana i ngā kaikānataraka mō ngā mahi tango kirikiri, mira rākau hoki hei papa, hei whakawhiwhi raihana ki ngā kaiwhakahaere o ngā whare piriota (TTR 1994:74). / Ormsby’s committee collected royalties from the contractors for the rights to take gravel and mill timber, issued licences to the operators of billiard saloons.

See also whare piriote


whare pora Play

1. (noun) house of weaving, weaving school.

Ko Hineteiwaiwa te tupuna wahine nāna ngā mahi katoa e pā ana ki te whare pora, te raranga me te whatu (PK 2008:666). / Hineteiwaiwa was the female ancestor from whom all the arts of the house of weaving originated, including plaiting and weaving.

See also ngā mahi a te whare pora, pora


whare pōtae Play

1. (noun) house of mourning.

Ko te wāhi takoto anō hoki o te tūpāpaku ka kīia ko te whare mate, ko te whare pōtae, ko te whare tauā rānei (RR 1974:21). / And the place where the body lies is called the 'whare mate', the 'whare pōtae', or the 'whare tauā' (house of mourning).


whare pukapuka Play

1. (noun) library.

He maha ngā whakaahua o Mete Kīngi i tangohia i Ōtautahi i te tau 1869. Kei ngā whare pukapuka e tohu ana (TTR 1990:264). / There are many photographs of Mete Kīngi, taken in Christchurch in 1869. They are preserved in libraries.


2. (noun) envelope.

Ka hiahia koutou ki te tuhituhi mai ki a au me pēnei ngā kupu mō te whare pukapuka (HKW 6/1998:6). / When you want to write to me, the words on the envelope should be as such.


whare pūngāwerewere Play

1. (noun) cobweb.

Ka whakaritea ngā mahi raranga tino pai rawa atu ki te whare pūngāwerewere (Te Ara 2014). / Exquisite weaving was compared to a spider’s web.


whare reta Play

1. (loan) (noun) envelope.

He mea kuhu mai ngā moni ki roto i te whare reta ka hoatu ai ki te whānau pani. / The money was put into the envelope and given to the bereaved family.


whare rūnanga Play

1. (noun) meeting house.

Nā te rūnanga i Pēria i whakahaere te kāwanatanga o te rohe, me te whakawā ina te wānangatia ki roto i te whare rūnanga (TTR 1990:321). / The council at Pēria provided local government and also dispensed justice, after discussion in the meeting house.

See also wharenui


whare tamariki Play

1. (noun) womb.

Āhuru mōwai: Ko te whare tamariki o te wahine (M 2006:12). / Cosy haven: The woman's womb.


whare taonga Play

1. (noun) museum.

Kotahi te poupou kei te whare taonga kei St Petersburg, he tāone nui kei Rūhia (TTR 1990:390). / One carved post is in the museum in St Petersburg, a large city in Russia.


whare tipuna Play

1. (noun) ancestral house.

O ngā mahi katoa i mahia e Eruera mō te marae o Kōkōhīnau, ko tētahi i tutū ai te puehu, ko te tapahanga i te kūaha ki te tūngaroa o te whare tipuna, o Ōruataupare (EM 2002:81). / Of all the things done by Eruera for Kōkōhīnau marae, the most contentious one was the cutting of the door in the back wall of the ancestral house, Ōruataupare.


whare tukutuku Play

1. (noun) cobweb.

Ko ngā whare tukutuku te tohu o te pūngawerewere (Ng 1993:59). / Cobwebs are a sign of spiders.


whare tūpāpaku Play

1. (noun) morgue.

Pau katoa taua pō e kimihia ana, nō te ata rawa kātahi ka kitea i roto i te whare tūpāpaku e takoto ana (TP 5/1912:9). / They searched for him all that night and finally, in the morning, he was found lying in the morgue.


2. (noun) vault (for the dead).

He mea nehu ki te whare tūpāpaku o ngā Kara kai te taha tonu o te urupā o Mākaraka (TTR 1996:21). / She was buried in the Carroll vault beside the Mākaraka cemetery.


whare wānanga Play

1. (noun) university, place of higher learning - traditionally, places where tohunga taught the sons of rangatira their people's knowledge of history, genealogy and religious practices.

Ā, i ēnei rā ka tū ngā kura reo ki ngā kuratini, ki ngā whare wānanga ko te iwi kāinga o taua rohe ngā kaiwhakahaere (HM 4/2008:1). / And these days language learning gatherings are held in polytehnics and universities and the local people of that area are the organisers.

See also whare pūrākau


whare tauā Play

1. (noun) chief mourners, place where the corpse lies.

Ko te wāhi takoto anō hoki o te tūpāpaku ka kīia ko te whare mate, ko te whare pōtae, ko te whare tauā rānei (RR 1974:21). / And the place where the body lies is called the 'whare mate', the 'whare pōtae', or the 'whare tauā' (house of mourning).


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