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kupu Play

1. (verb) to speak.

Māna hei kupu ki tana tamaiti, hei ārahi i a ia (PK 2008:359). / She will speak to her child, to guide him.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 54-55; Te Pihinga Study Guide (Ed. 1): 71;)


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2. (noun) word, vocabulary, saying, talk, message, statement, utterance, lyric.

Haere ki a Wiremu wherawhera mai ai ngā whārangi, nā ka kitea aua kupu i reira, nō reira he aha kē tēnei tāwai i te reo? (HM 4/2009:3) / Go to Williams' dictionary and open the pages and those words will be found there, so just what is this criticism of the language about?
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 54-55; Te Pihinga Study Guide (Ed. 1): 71;)


kupu āwhina Play

1. advice.


kupu whakahoki Play

1. (noun) respose.

Nō te taenga ki taku kāinga ka kite atu ahau ko te whare kua pakaru me ngā mea katoa o reira, heoi ka noho ahau ki te karanga kia mōhio ai ahau tērā rānei he tangata e ora ana i raro, otirā kāhore he kupu whakahoki mai (TWMNT 8/6/1875:126). / When I arrived at my house, I found that it was smashed along with everything in it. However, I called out to ascertain if there was anyone alive underneath, but there was no response.


kupu whakahē Play

1. (noun) objection, protest, criticism.

Ko ngā kupu whakahē mō ētahi o tātou, he mahi whakamamae, whakawehewehe hoki i a tātou (TTT 1/5/1922:15). / Criticisms about some of us are hurtful and divide us.


kupu whakaatu Play

1. (noun) notice, notification.

He kupu whakaatu ki ngā hoa tuhi mai (TWMNT 9/2/1875:25). / Some notices to correspondents.


kupu whakaae Play

1. (noun) agreement, consent.

Kāore i tū te kura, engari whakatika atu ka tukua he karāti Karauna ki te Hāhi i te tau 1850, kāore i rapua te kupu whakaae a Ngāti Toa (TTR 1994:80). / The school was not established, but a Crown grant was issued to the church in 1850, without seeking the consent of Ngāti Toa.


kupu tūturu Play

1. (noun) evidence, opinion, declaration, decision.

Kāhore he kupu tūturu i whakapuakina ki te aroaro o te Komiti (RT 2013:96). / No evidence was declared before the Committee.


2. (noun) guarantee, assurance.

Nā reira, e kore mātou e kaha ki te hoatu kupu tūturu, kāore ngā kerēme ā muri ake nei e pā ki ngā whenua i roto i te rohe pānga o Te Roroa (RT 2013:34). / Therefore we will not be able to give assurance that future claims will not concern the lands in the Te Roroa territory.


kupu tohutohu Play

1. (noun) recommendation, advice, guidance.

Ka whakatauria anō kia kimihia ētahi kupu tohutohu i ngā rōia (TTR 1996:167). / It was decided, once again, to seek some advice from the lawyers.


kupu āpiti Play

1. (noun) postscript, footnote, endnote.

Tirohia te kupu āpiti nei e mau i te whārangi 88 i te Vol. III (JPS 1894:171). / See the footnote on page 88 in Vol. III.


2. (noun) schedule, appendix.

I kitea e te Kōti ko ngā tāngata e whakaingoatia ana i roto i te Kupu Āpiti Tuarua (RT 2013:33). / The people named in the Second Schedule were seen by the Court.


kupu whakapae Play

1. (noun) accusation, allegation.

Heoi ko ngā kupu whakapae ko ā Maketū i whāki ai ki a Thomas Spicer, nāna rā te toa i Kororāreka (TTR 1990:43). / The evidence against Maketū were his confessions to Thomas Spicer, who owned the store at Russell.


kupu whakahipa

1. (noun) password.

Me whakarite he kupu whakahipa kia āhei atu koe ki te putunga kōrero a Te Mātāpuna. / A password should be arranged so that you can access the Te Mātāpuna corpus.


kupu kiko

1. (noun) base - a word that expresses lexical or real meaning in a sentence or phrase, e.g. whare, haere, hea, Te Kūiti, tātahi, Ani, riro.

Tumu: He kupu kiko koia te karihi o te kīanga (HJ 2015:12). / Base: This is a meaningful word that is the nucleus of the phrase.


kupu tāruarua

1. (noun) word containing a reduplicated part.

He maha ngā kupu tāruarua o te reo Māori, penei i te 'hāereere', i te 'wherowhero'. / There are many words in Māori that have a reduplicated part, such as 'hāereere' and 'wherowhero'.


kupu ororite

1. (noun) onomatopoeia.


kupu whaiaroaro

1. (noun) soliloquy, monologue.

He nuka whakaari te kupu whaiaroaro, ina ko te kōrero ā-waha a tētahi kiriwhakaari ki a ia anō, hei whakapuaki i ōna whakaaro, i ōna kare ā-roto ki te hunga mātakitaki (RMR 2017). / A soliloquy is a theatric device where an actor speaks out loud to themselves revealing their thoughts and emotions to the audience (RMR 2017).


whāngai kupu

1. (modifier) prompting.

Ko te mahi a te tangata whāngai kupu, he hoatu i ngā kupu ki ngā kiriwhakaari ina wareware i a rātou (RMR 2017). / The job of a prompt is to remind the actors of their words when they forget their lines (RMR 2017).


2. (noun) prompt.

Ina wareware i a koe ō kōrero, ka wawe te whāngai kupu a Ati hei whakamaumahara i a koe (RMR 2017). / When you forget your lines Ati's prompt will quickly remind you (RMR 2017).


kupu mahue

1. (noun) ellipsis.

Ko te kupu mahue te mahuetanga o ētahi kupu, o tētahi wāhanga o te kōrero rānei. / Ellipses is the dropping of words or a part of the statement.


kupu tōkau

1. (noun) plain text.


pouaka kupu

1. (noun) text box.


tīaroaro kupu

1. (noun) text alignment.


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