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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;)


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 whakatau Play

1. (noun) welcoming words, welcoming expression.

I ōna rā, ko Ruawehea te ariki tapairu o Ngāti Hako o Hauraki. Inā ngā kupu whakatau manuhiri ka kuhu ki tōna rohe: "Haere mai, nau mai. Haere mai, kuhu noa mai ki ngā hūhā o Ruawehea." (Te Ara 2015). / In her day, Ruawehea was the high-born woman of the Ngāti Hako tribe of the Hauraki area. Here are the welcoming expressions to visitors entering her territory: "Come forth, welcome. Come forth and enter the thighs of Ruawehea."


2. (noun) decision, judgement.

Ki te oti te whakawā ka puta te kupu whakatau a te Tiati ki te hunga i kitea te tika ki taua whenua (RT 2013:34). / If the judicial hearing is completed the Judge's decision revealing the rights to that land is delivered to the group.


3. (noun) recommendation, report.

Kei te takoto tonu taua whenua i raro i te tikanga Māori, nō reira ka kore he kupu whakatau a tēnei Komiti (RT 2013:34). / That land still remains under Māori custom, so this Committee has no recommendation.


kupu whakamutunga Play

1. (noun) conclusion, concluding words.

Ko tā rātau kupu whakamutunga, he whakahē i ngā kāwanatanga o mua mō te noho noa iho, tē tahuri atu ki te whakahauhau, ki te āwhina rānei i te iwi Māori ki te pāmu i ō rātau ake whenua (TTR 1996:106). / Their conclusion was to castigate past governments for having done nothing to encourage or assist the Māori people to farm their own land.


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).


kupu paremata Play

1. (noun) retort, response.

Otirā, kua puta te taniwha i tōna rua, ā, e tika ana kia werohia, kia patua hoki mēnā ka taea. Nō reira, anei aku kupu paremata, ahakoa poto nei, ki tērā momo kōrero (HM 2/1993:4). / But the monster has emerged from its lair and it's appropriate to challenge it and kill it if it's possible. So here is my response, although short, to that type of talk.


kupu tāpiri Play

1. (noun) footnote.


kupu taurangi Play

1. (noun) promise, oath, guarantee, pledge.

Nā Rātana te kupu taurangi ki te Rōpū Reipa i muri tata i te pōtitanga i a Eruera, ka whakapaua e te kaupapa Rātana ō rātou kaha ki te mahi tahi me Reipa (TTR 1996:157). / Shortly after Eruera's election, Rātana promised the Labour Party that the Rātana movement would expend their energy working together with Labour.

See also taurangi


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