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whānau Play

1. (verb) (-a) to be born, give birth.

I whānau au ki Nūhaka, Hāki Pei, i te 10 o ngā rā o Maramarima, tau 1904, i tō mātau kāinga e pātata atu ana ki te awa o Nūhaka (HP 1991:12). / I was born at Nūhaka, Hawkes Bay, on the 10th May, 1904, at our home close to the Nūhaka River.


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2. (noun) extended family, family group, a familiar term of address to a number of people - the primary economic unit of traditional Māori society. In the modern context the term is sometimes used to include friends who may not have any kinship ties to other members.

E ai ki te kōrero a te whānau, kāre i iti iho i te tokoiwa ngā wāhine, tokorua ngā tāne (TTR 1996:100). / According to family information, there were no fewer than nine girls and two boys.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 3; Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 52-54;)


whanaungatanga Play

1. (noun) relationship, kinship, sense of family connection - a relationship through shared experiences and working together which provides people with a sense of belonging. It develops as a result of kinship rights and obligations, which also serve to strengthen each member of the kin group. It also extends to others to whom one develops a close familial, friendship or reciprocal relationship.

Kōrero ai ngā whakapapa mō te whanaungatanga i waenganui i te ira tangata me te ao (Te Ara 2011). / Whakapapa describe the relationships between humans and nature.

See also whakawhanaungatanga


whānau ariki Play

1. (noun) celestial bodies - stars, planets, meteors, constellations, comets, the sun, the moon.

E mōhiotia ana ngā mea katoa kei te rangi ko te whānau ariki, ko te whānau mārama anō hoki (Wh4 2004:165). / All the things in the sky are known as the 'whānau ariki' and the 'whānau mārama'.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 165-180;)

See also whānau mārama


2. (noun) aristocratic family.

Ko te āhua nei, nā Te Marae i whakarite te mārena o Piupiu ki a Kainuku Vaikai, ki te whanaunga o Mākea Nui o te whānau ariki o Rarotonga (TTR 1996:253). / It would seem that Te Marae arranged Piupiu's marriage to Kainuku Vaikai, a kinsman of the Makea Nui ariki family of Rarotonga.


whare kīngi Play

1. (loan) (noun) palace, court.

He maha ngā wāhine e noho ana i roto i te whare kīngi i Huitana, hei hoa mō te Kuīni, hei mahi hoki i āna mahi (TP 7/1900:2). / There are many women living in the royal palace in Sweden, as companions for the queen, and to do work for her.


2. (loan) (noun) royal family.

Kāore pea te nuinga o te tāngata i te mōhio he toto Hūrai kei roto o te whare kīngi o Ingarangi (TP 5/1902:11). / Most people probably don't know that there is Jewish blood in the British royal family.


kāhui ariki Play

1. (noun) aristocracy, royal family of the Kīngitanga (usually defined as the descendants of Tāwhiao).

Ko Raiha Ratete tōna whaea. He wahine nō te kāhui ariki o tērā manawapū o Te Arawa, nō Ngāti Whakaue (TTR 1996:2). / Eliza Rogers was his mother. She was a woman of the aristocracy of the Ngāti Whakaue section of Te Arawa.


pūtea iti Play

1. (noun) petty cash, family budget.

Hāunga anō, i runga tonu i tana pai ki te whakahaere i te pūtea iti a te whānau, ā, ahakoa ngā uaua o tērā wā, tokowhitu rawa āna tamariki i tae ki te kura tuarua (TTR 2000:89). / Yet she managed the family budget so well that, despite difficulties of that time, seven of her children went to secondary school.


ariki tapairu Play

1. (noun) paramount chief, high chief, chief of chiefs (including for a woman), first-born in a high ranking family, female sovereign.

He ariki tapairu ki a mātou te wahine, ko te tāne he ariki tauaroa (JPS 1926:43). / To us, a woman is an ariki tapairu, and a man is an ariki tauaroa.


Kōti ā-Whānau Aotearoa, Te Play

1. (loan) Family Court of New Zealand.


manu Play

1. (noun) bird - any winged creature including bats, cicadas, butterflies, etc.

Ki te kore he kai, kua riro mā tētahi o ngā tohunga e karakia, kua rere mai he kai ki runga ki te waka. He ika, he manu me ētahi atu tūmomo kai mata (HP 1991:9). / If there was no food, one of the tohunga would say a ritual chant and food would fly onto the vessel - fish, birds and other types of raw food.


2. (noun) kite.

Ka eke ki runga, ka whakahakahaka iho ngā manu rā, ka piki anō whakarunga ngā manu rā, aua tonu ake, ka tiu anō ki runga ki te pā (JPS 1905:76). / Those kites ascended to a height, and then descended, then climbed upwards again until they were a long way up, and swooped again over the pā.


3. (noun) person held in high esteem - a figurative use usually qualified by an epithet, e.g. manukura (leader in council, leader).


4. (noun) family muttonbirding territory - each muttonbirding island is divided into a number of manu, with boundaries defined by geographic features, trees, etc.


tāina Play

1. (noun) younger brothers (of a male), younger sisters (of a female), cousins (of same gender from a more junior branch of the family).

Ki te whakaae ngā tāina me tō rātou tuahine me ō rātou mātua me ngā hapū, me ngā iwi o te whaea, o te pāpā rānei, ka noho ēnei karanga ki runga ki a Pape he ariki mātāmua ia nō ēnā hapū me ēnā uri (JPS 1909:90). / If his younger brothers, their sister, their parents, and the hapū and iwi of the mother or father consent, he is made first-born ariki of those hapū and descendants.

See also tēina


kauaemuri

1. (noun) younger branch of a family.


taina Play

1. (noun) younger brother (of a male), younger sister (of a female), cousin (of same gender from a junior branch of the family).

Nā taku taina, nā Rihimona Whaanga, au i whakaako ki te kauhoe (HP 1991:20). / My junior cousin, Rihimona Whaanga, taught me to swim.


tapairu Play

1. (noun) chieftainess, first-born female in a high-ranking family.

Ka rua ngā take i kōrerotia e ia, arā, ko te whakahaere me te whakaotinga atu i te whare nui, i a Māhinārangi i Tūrangawaewae marae, me tana whakahua i te tauwhāingatanga o Tūrongo rāua ko tana tuakana, ko Whatihua, oti atu ki te moenga o Tūrongo i a Māhinārangi, he tapairu nō Te Tai Rāwhiti (TTR 1998:72). / He discussed two matters, namely the planning and completion of the meeting house, Māhinārangi, on the marae at Tūrangawaewae and his retelling of the rivalry of Tūrongo and his elder brother, Whatihua, ending in Tūrongo's marriage to Māhinārangi, the East Coast chieftainess.


2. (noun) Kirk's tree daisy, Brachyglottis kirkii - an epiphyte or ground shrub to 3 m tall found in forests throughout the North Island. It has variable soft leaves with shallowly toothed margins. The white daisies are showy in spring.

See also kohurangi


ariki Play

1. (noun) paramount chief, high chief, chieftain, lord, leader, aristocrat, first-born in a high ranking family - qualities of a leader is a concern for the integrity and prosperity of the people, the land, the language and other cultural treasures (e.g. oratory and song poetry), and an aggressive and sustained response to outside forces that may threaten these.

Nā te ariki o Ngāti Rākaipākā i hoko tēnei poraka ki te Kāwanatanga (HP 1991:31). / It was the paramount chief of Ngāti Rākaipākā who sold this block to the Government.

See also mana, tapu


2. (noun) landlord, landowner.

Kāore e poka noa ētahi atu ki te haere ki te takahi i runga i taua whenua rā, engari me inoi rawa ki te ariki o te whenua e taea ai e ia te haere atu ki runga i taua whenua rā (Milroy 2015). / Others won't go and walk on that land without permission, but must actually ask the landowner to be able to go onto the land.


3. (noun) master, keeper.

Ohooho ana ngā kau, ina whakatuwhera ia i tō rātou taiepa, piri ana te hiore o tana kurī ki waenganui o ngā waewae ka titiro kōtaha mai, mehemea nei e whakaaro ana kei te riri rānei tana ariki, kei te pēhea rānei (TH 1/12/1859:3). / The cows are alert when he opens their paddock and his dog's tail is between its legs and it looks sideways to see whether his master is angry or how his mood is.


4. (noun) Lord - a name for God.

Ā ka puta mai ki a ia tētahi anahera a te Ariki e tū ana i te taha matau o te āta whakakakara (PT Ruka 1:11). / And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.


tuākana Play

1. (noun) elder brothers (of a male), elder sisters (of a female), cousins (of the same gender from a more senior branch of the family).

Ko ngā tuākana ake o Tūmate Mahuta ko Te Rata, te Kīngi tuawhā, me Taipū, nō te tau 1924 tēnei i mate ai (TTR 1998:94). / Tūmate Mahuta's elder brothers were Te Rata, the fourth King, and Taipū, who died in 1924.


rōpā Play

1. (noun) slave, servant, porter, serf.

He nui noa atu ngā rōpā o Rūhia i ngā tau e rua tekau ka pahemo ake nei, engari, nā te pāpā o tēnei Epara i wewete katoa, ā, whakawhiwhia iho e ia ki te whenua, mā tēnei, mā tēnei (KO 15/6/1882:1). / There were an immense number of serfs in Russia in the past twenty years, but this Emperor's father set them all free and he gave land to each of them.


2. (noun) single man, lodger (in a family).


hapori Play

1. (noun) section of a kinship group, family, society, community.

I pēwhea te reo i tēnei hapori i a koe e tupu ana? (HM 2/2009:1) / What was the language like in this community when you were growing up?


whāmere Play

1. (loan) (noun) family, household.

Piki ai, heke ai te tokomaha o ngā tāngata o tōna whāmere, arā, ko tana wahine, ā, he wā anō, ko tōna hungawai wahine, ko ngā tamariki tokorua me ērā anō o ōna whanaunga i reira (TTR 1996:94). / The numbers in his household fluctuated but often comprised his wife, and sometimes his mother-in-law, two children and other relatives.


whānau meka matua

1. (noun) family of facts (maths).

Mō ia paheko tau, arā anō ētahi paheko e noho whanaunga mai ana. Ina whakaemia ēnei paheko whanaunga, e kīia ana he whānau meka matua. Hei tauira, mō te 3 + 4 = 7, koia nei te katoa o te whānau meka matua: 3 + 4 = 7; 4 + 3 = 7; 7 - 3 = 4;7 - 4 = 3 (TRP 2010:331). / For each number operation there are other operations which are related. Together they are called a family of facts. For example, 3 + 4 = 7; 4 + 3 = 7; 7 - 3 = 4;7 - 4 = 3 is a family of facts (TRP 2010:331).


aitanga-a-pēpeke Play

1. (noun) insect family.


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