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moko Play

1. (noun) Māori tattooing designs on the face or body done under traditional protocols.

Tika tonu mātou ki te whare hei kākahutanga i ō mātou kahu Māori, e takatū ana mō te haka, tā rawa te kanohi ki te moko (TP 1/12/1902:3). / We went straight to the house to change into our Māori costumes, prepare for the performance and apply the moko to our faces.


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2. (noun) logo.

Kei te poraka e mau ana te moko o te Taura Whiri (arā, ki te uma (taha mauī), he whakaahua paku noa iho), ā, kei te angaangamate ko te moko whakanui i te Tau o te Reo Māori (HM 4/1994:12). / On the sweatshirt is the logo of the Māori Language Commission (that is on the chest (left side), just a small design), and on the reverse side is the logo celebrating the Year of the Māori Language.


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3. (noun) lizard, skink and gecko - a general term. Because of their spiritual association with the atua Whiro, whose realm was of things evil, tuatara and geckos were feared.


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4. (noun) reptile.


moko Play

1. (noun) grandchild - a term of address used by an older person for a grandchild or a young child. Short for mokopuna.

He aha hei parakuihi māu, e moko? / What do you want for breakfast, grandchild?


moko pirirākau Play

1. (noun) forest gecko, Hoplodactylus granulatus - favours more shaded environments and can change its colour scheme to merge with its background.


tā moko Play

1. (verb) (-a) to tattoo, apply traditional tattoo, apply moko - sometimes written as one word, i.e. tāmoko.

Nō te tau 2007 ka tā mokoa ia e te tohunga tā moko, e Derek Lardelli (Te Ara 2016). / In 2007 she was tattooed by the traditional tattooing expert, Derek Lardelli.


2. (modifier) traditional tattooing.

Ka mauria te tohunga tā moko nei e Ngā Puhi mai i Hauraki ki te Tai Tokerau (TWK 51:10). / This tattooing expert was taken by Ngā Puhi from Hauraki to Northland.


3. (noun) traditional tattooing - Māori tattooing designs on the face or body done under traditional protocols.

He tohunga nō neherā mō ngā mahi whakapaipai i te tangata, mō te tā moko, mō te aha (M 2004:62). / An ancient expert in the art of personal decoration, of traditional tattooing and other arts.

See also moko,


moko rangitahi

1. (noun) temporary moko.


moko tāpiri Play

1. (noun) common gecko, Hoplodactylus maculatus - variable in colour and pattern but usually pale brown or putty-grey marked with paler and darker shades.

Ko te moko kākāriki me te moko tāpiri ka whakanōhia kia tata ki te kōhatu mauri hei tiaki i taua kōhatu mō ake tonu atu (Te Ara 2011). / The green gecko and common gecko were released near mauri stones as guardians forever.


moko kākāriki Play

1. (noun) green tree gecko and jewelled gecko, Naultinus spp. - green geckos of various species found in low, dense shrubbery.

Ko te moko kākāriki me te moko tāpiri ka whakanōhia kia tata ki te kōhatu mauri hei tiaki i taua kōhatu mō ake tonu atu (Te Ara 2011). / The green gecko and common gecko were released near mauri stones as guardians forever.

See also kākāriki


moko pāpā Play

1. (noun) common gecko, Hoplodactylus maculatus - variable in colour and pattern but usually pale brown or putty-grey marked with paler and darker shades.

See also moko tāpiri


toi moko Play

1. (noun) art of tattooing.

He pūkenga ngā tohunga ki ngā momo toi whakairo, toi moko, te waihanga whare me ngā mahi ā-wairua (Te Ara 2013). / Tohunga were specialists in areas such as carving, tattooing, building houses and spiritual matters.


2. (noun) tattooed preserved head - done for two reasons, either to venerate a loved one, or as a trophy of war to ridicule an enemy. In the nineteenth century toi moko were traded with Pākehā in exchange for muskets and gunpowder.

E rua tekau ngā toi moko Māori e hoki mai ana i Parī ki te wā kāinga nei. Neke atu i te rua rau tau aua tūpuna e takoto ana i roto i ngā whare pupuri taonga o Wīwī (Te Karere 12-1-2012). / Twenty tattooed preserved Māori heads are returning home from Paris. Those ancestors have been in the museums of France for more than two hundred years.


moko tuauri Play

1. (noun) dinosaur - large extinct reptiles.


moko pārae Play

1. (noun) gecko (an unidentified species).

Te ingoa o taua waka, ko 'Mangarara'; ngā rangatira o runga, ko Wheketoro, ko te Waiopotango, ko Rauarikiao, ko Tarawhata, me ētahi atu. Nā tēnei waka i mau mai te tuatara, te teretere, te kumukumu, te moko pārae, me te moko kākāriki, (he mea āhua rite katoa ki te tuatara) (TWMNT 22/8/1876:201). / The name of the canoe was 'Mangarara', and the chiefs who came on it were Wheketoro, Waiopotango, Rauarikiao, Tarawhata, and a number of others. This canoe brought the tuatara, the brown gecko, the kumukumu, the moko pārae, and the green gecko, (all reptiles like the tuatara).


tohunga tā moko Play

1. (noun) moko expert, tattoo expert.


Mead, Hirini Moko Play

1. Ngāti Awa; carver, writer, professor and leader of Ngāti Awa. Educated at Te Teko, St Stephen's School, Te Aute, University of Auckland and the University of Southern Illinois from which he graduated with a PhD. Lecturer at the University of Auckland and then founding Professor of Māori at Victoria University of Wellington. Establish Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi at Whakatāne. Chief negotiator for the Ngāti Awa claims settled in 2005. He was appointed to the Waitangi Tribunal in 2003.


Rua o te Moko, Te Play

1. (location) mountains between the Waiau River and the fiords.


pūhoro Play

1. (noun) moko (tattoo) on the thigh or arm.

Nōwhea e oti i a ia, i a Te Māhuki, ngā pūhoro, me ngā peke-ngārara - ngā pūtaringa, te ngū, ngā tītī, ngā tīwhana, me ērā atu hanga (KO 14/4/1883:5). / There was no way that he, Te Māhuki, could complete the tattoos on the thighs, on the limbs, the marks under the ears, on the side of the nose, the uppermost lines on the forehead, the lines above the eyebrows, and other ornamentation.


2. (noun) a traditional kōwhaiwhai pattern.


uhi Play

1. (noun) moko instrument (for puncturing the skin), moko chisel.

Tō mata i haea ki te uhi matarau (M 2004:256). / Your face was incised with the multi-pointed chisel.


tīwhana Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to curve, arch.

Ko tōna waka ko Tākitimu, ko tōna atua ko Kahukura, mokopuna a Uenuku e tīwhana nei i te rangi, i roto i te āwhā me te hau (TPH 30/10/1903:1). / His canoe was Tākitimu, his atua was Kahukura, grandchild of Uenuku who curves across the sky in the storms and wind.


2. (noun) lines of moko over the eyebrows.

Nōwhea e oti i a ia, i a Te Māhuki, ngā pūhoro, me ngā peke-ngārara - ngā pūtaringa, te ngū, ngā tītī, ngā tīwhana, me ērā atu hanga (KO 14/4/1883:5). / There was no way that he, Te Māhuki, could complete the tattoos on the thighs, on the limbs, the marks under the ears, on the side of the nose, the uppermost lines on the forehead, the lines above the eyebrows, and other ornamentation.


tītī

1. (noun) uppermost lines of moko on the forehead.

Nōwhea e oti i a ia, i a Te Māhuki, ngā pūhoro, me ngā peke-ngārara - ngā pūtaringa, te ngū, ngā tītī, ngā tīwhana, me ērā atu hanga (KO 14/4/1883:5). / There was no way that he, Te Māhuki, could complete the tattoos on the thighs, on the limbs, the marks under the ears, on the side of the nose, the uppermost lines on the forehead, the lines above the eyebrows, and other ornamentation.


whenguwhengu Play

1. (verb) to snuffle.

Ki te tīmata te whenguwhengu o te ihu, ko te wā tēnā kua tau ngā ngārara kei roto i tana ihu (TTT 1/9/1927:649). / If snuffling begins, that's the time that the germs have reached her nose.


2. (noun) moko marks on the upper lip.


ngū Play

1. (verb) to be silent, dumb, speechless, still.

I te tau 1886, e ai tā te kōrero, i mua tata atu o te pakarutanga o Tarawera, ka kitea he waka taua e hoe ana i roto o Tarawera Moana, e hautū ana ngā kaihautū, e ngū ana ngā kaihoe (TP 1/1/1901:7). / According to accounts, in 1886, just before the Tarawera eruption, a war canoe was seen paddling on Lake Tarawera. The leaders were calling the timing and the paddlers were silent.


2. (noun) broad squid, Sepioteuthis australis, arrow squid, Nototodarus sloanii - squid are distinguished from octopus by their long bodies and 10 arms.


3. (noun) moko marks on the sides of the nose.

Te whakananawetia, kia roa ai taku tirohanga i te ngū mau o Te Rangi-maheu ki te ihu (M 2005:64). / There should have been some beguiling so that I might have longer admired the fine curving lines of Te Rangi-maheu's tattooed nose (M 2005:65).


4. (noun) rest (music).

He wāhi te ngū i tētahi titonga puoro kāore e whakatangihia he oro (RTP 2015:66). / A rest is a place in a musical composition where no notes are played (RTP 2015:66).


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