Clear Search
Found 16 matches
  • filters Arrow
    • Include Idioms
      Exclude Idioms
      Only Idioms
    • Include Phrases
      Exclude Phrases
      Only Phrases
    • Include Proverbs
      Exclude Proverbs
      Only Proverbs
    • Include Loan Words
      Exclude Loan Words
      Only Loan Words
      Include Historical Loan Words
    • Close
Found 16 matches

kākahu Play

1. (verb) (-ria,-tia) to put on clothes, dress.

He mano tini ā māua pōtae, kāone, tōkena, wēkete, hōro, aikiha, me ngā kākahu katoa e kākahuria ana e te tāne, e te wāhine, e te tamariki (TW 26/10/1878:539). / We have a great many hats, gowns, stockings, waistcoats, shawls, handkerchiefs and all the clothes worn by men, women and children.


Found 16 matches

2. (noun) garment, clothes, cloak, apparel, clothing, costume.

Waiho atu ngā rīpene me ngā kākahu o te Pākehā mō ā te Pākehā kanikani (TP 5/1901:3). / Leave the ribbons and Pākehā clothes for the Pākehā dances.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 33;)


kākahu kura Play

1. (noun) cape of red feathers.

Nō te taenga mai ka takoto ngā taonga, te parawai, te kaitaka, te kākahu kura, he nui te taonga, he nui hoki te kaitaka harakeke nei, me ngā patu e rua, kotahi te patu he mere, he akerautangi tētahi, he ōnewa tētahi, ko Oneone te ingoa; ko te Haemata te mere akerautangi rā (JPS 1927:254). / On arrival the gifts were laid out, the fine cloaks of flax fiber and red-feather cloaks, many articles, including many mats and two weapons, one being a wooden mere of akerautangi wood, the other a dark grey stone weapon, the name of which was Oneone, that of the wooden weapon being the Haemata.


kākahu moe Play

1. (noun) pyjamas.


kākahu haehae Play

1. (noun) ambush, feigned retreat - a war party pretends to flee to deceive the enemy and on a given signal the fleeing fighters turn and attack the pursuing enemy.

Ahakoa ngā tohutohu a Te Wherowhero, ka kōkiringia te kākahu haehae a Ngāti Toa me ōna karanga maha (TTR 1990:341). / Despite Te Wherowhero's orders, it charged a feigned retreat of Ngāti Toa and its allies.

See also manukāwhaki


kākahu kaukau Play

1. (noun) swimming costume, swimming togs.


whakaatu kākahu Play

1. (noun) fashion show.

Ka taea e ngā rōpū ākonga te whiriwhiri tētahi kaupapa e tū ai tētahi momo ngahau nui tonu mā tō rātou hapori. Hei tauira, ko tētahi pō whakanui i tētahi tikanga Māori, i tētahi āhuatanga Māori rānei, ko tētahi whakaaturanga kapa haka, ko tētahi pō whakaatu kākahu rānei (Ha 1999:80). / Students are able to select a topic that involves holding a type of important entertainment for their community, e.g. a night celebrating a Māori custom or Māori function, a kapa haka performance, or an evening fashion show.


komo kākahu Play

1. to get dressed, put on clothes.

E tama, me komo kākahu koe. Kei te haere tātou ki te hoko i tētahi perehana mō Māmā. / Son, you had better get dressed. We are going to buy a present for Mum.


kaitui kākahu Play

1. (noun) tailor, dressmaker, seamstress, garment maker, outfitter.


kaihoahoa kākahu Play

1. (noun) clothes designer.

I tipu ake he rakahinonga hou – ngā kaihanga kiriata, ngā kaihanga pūmanawa rorohiko, ngā kaikōpiro waipiro, ngā kaitunu kai me ngā kaihoahoa kākahu (Te Ara 2012). / A new breed of Māori entrepreneur developed – film makers, computer software developers, brewers, chefs and clothes designers.


kākahu tauā Play

1. (noun) mourning clothes.

Te kākahu tauā o ngā tāngata o Tonga he whāriki. Ka mate te tangata ka mau ōna whanaunga i te whāriki, ka rāpakitea ki runga ki a rātou (TP 11/1909:8). / The mourning garment of the people of Tonga is a mat. When the person dies his relatives wear the mat, which is wrapped around the waist down to the knees.


mīhini whakamaroke kākahu Play

1. (loan) (noun) clothes dryer.


toa hoko kākahu Play

1. (noun) clothing shop.


rūma horoi kākahu Play

1. (noun) laundry.


whare horoi kākahu Play

1. (noun) laundry, laundromat.

Ka pīkaua a Pēpē ki taku tuarā, ka haere a Takerei ki te whare horoi kākahu ki te tiki kānara me te pātara hei rama mō mātou (TWK 22:12). / Baby was carried on my back and Takerei went to the laundry to fetch candles and the bottle as a torch for us.


pūrere horoi kākahu Play

1. (noun) washing machine.


kākahu pai rawa atu Play

1. (noun) best clothes, Groppi mocker.


Books + Apps

Download

The App

This Māori dictionary is now available as an app. With the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android app you can use the dictionary anywhere without the need to be online.

iPhone / iPad / Android

Buy

The Book

Te Aka Māori-English, English-Māori Dictionary and Index by John C Moorfield. This dictionary comprises a selection of modern and everyday language that will be extremely useful for learners of the Māori language.

More info