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Tūāwhiorangi Play

1. (personal name) rainbow - a personification of the rainbow and wife of Kahukura. Said to be the bottom one of a double rainbow.

Ka tū a Kahukura, e rua i te tūranga, ko te tāne, ko te wahine. Te ingoa o te wahine ko Tūāwhiorangi, te ingoa o te tāne ko Kahukura (W 1971:448). / When Kahukura appears, there are two parts, the male and the female. The name of the female is Tūāwhiorangi, the name of the male is Kahukura.


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2. (noun) spectrum.

I rapu te Māori ki tētahi wāhi o te tūāwhiorangi ki raro i te Tiriti o Waitangi (Te Ara 2009). / Māori sought a share of the spectrum under the Treaty of Waitangi.


kahukura Play

1. (stative) be multicoloured.


2. (noun) rainbow.

Ka tare i runga he haki, he kara, ko ngā āhua katoa o te kahukura e tāwhana nei i runga (TP 1/2/1901:13). / Hanging on it was a flag with all the colours of the rainbow forming an arch on it.


3. (noun) red admiral butterfly, Vanessa gonerilla - caterpillars eat nettle leaves.


(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 7;)


4. (noun) cloak coloured with red ochre.


Uenuku Play

1. (noun) rainbow.

Arā anō ngā kōrero tuku iho mō te hau, te whatitiri, te uenuku me te nui kē atu o ngā tūmomo tohu taiao (Te Ara 2013). / There were also traditional stories to explain wind, thunder, rainbows and many other natural events.


2. (personal name) name of an atua often associated particularly with the rainbow. Also the name of a prominent Māori ancestor who lived in Hawaiki.

Uenuku: he atua Māori, tōna kāinga kei ngā kapua pākurakura o te rangi i te marangai i te uru; he mea anō kei roto kei te āniwaniwa (TKM.MM 3-4/1855:32). / Uenuku: a Māori ancestor of significance, whose residence is in the red clouds of the eastern and western sky; and is also in the rainbow.

See also Kahukura, Haere, Tūāwhiorangi


āheahea Play

1. (noun) rainbow.

E hia kē nei ngā ingoa rerekē mō te kahukura. Ko ngā kupu kaha e whakamahia ana ko te āniwaniwa me te āheahea (Te Ara 2015). / There are many names for the rainbow, the most common being 'āniwaniwa' and 'āheahea'.


atuapiko Play

1. (noun) rainbow.

Ka maomao te ua, ka whiti mai te rā, ā, ka kitea te atuapiko e tāwhana ana i te rangi. / When the rain cleared, the sun came out and a rainbow was seen in an arch in the sky.


Ōuenuku Play

1. (personal noun) moon on the fourth night of the lunar month - sometimes called Ōue. For some tribes (e.g. Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) this is the nineteenth night of the lunar month - a good day for laying down seedling beds, planting and fishing.

He pai hoki a Ōuenuku me Okoro mō te mahi tuna (Te Ara 2016). / Ōuenuku and Ōkoro were also good nights for eeling.


2. (noun) moon on the nineteenth night after the full moon.

Ka tīmata te whakaotioti haere o ngā whakaahua ata pō i te Ōuenuku nei (WT 2013:49). / The completion of the pre dawn images began with Ōuenuku.


3. (noun) rainbow.


Hinekōrako Play

1. (personal noun) lunar rainbow, personification of the lunar rainbow.

Ka poropiti anō ia, tērā a Ūawa e ekengia e te riri. Ka tukuna mai ko Hinekōrako hei tohu mōna (TTR 1990:217). / He also predicted that war would come to Tolaga Bay. Hinekōrako (the lunar rainbow) was sent as a sign for him.
Nā, ki te tū te kōpere he kōmā āhua pūkohu nei, he tohu, he tūpāpaku tēnā kei te takiwā i tū ai ia; ko Hinekōrako tēnā kōpere (JPS 1927:357). / Now, if a rainbow of a pale, somewhat misty aspect appears, that is a sign that a person has died at the place where the bow appears; that form of rainbow is called Hinekōrako.


imurangi Play

1. (noun) fragmentary rainbow - according to Elsdon Best, the parents or origin of the rainbow are the imurangi, seen on the horizon, and tuhirangi (the redness of the horizon).

Ko Kahukura rāua ko Tūāwhiorangi, he atua ēnā, tō rāua matua ko te imurangi e mau mai nā i te taha o te rangi (W 1971:77). / Kahukura and Tūāwhiorangi, those are atua and their father is the fragmentary rainbow that is held on the edge of the heavens.


Kahukura Play

1. (personal name) a name of several atua and ancestors, including: the atua of the rainbow, the ancestor of the North who learnt the art of netmaking from the patupaiarehe, an atua of war, and the ancestor who returned to Hawaiki on Horouta to bring the kūmara to Aotearoa.

Ka tukuna mai e ia ana karere ki te tango i te āria o Māui, arā i tētahi wāhi o ōna toto, hei mākutu māna. Ka tukuna mai ko Kahukura, he pūrerehua; ka pākia e Māui, ka mate tērā (M 2006:206). / She sent her messengers to take away the likeness of Māui; that is, some of his blood, upon which she could exercise black magic. So she sent Kahukura the moth, and Māui slapped at it,and killed it (M 2006:207).
Ka tū a Kahukura, e rua i te tūranga, ko te tāne, ko te wahine. Te ingoa o te wahine ko Tūāwhiorangi, te ingoa o te tāne ko Kahukura (W 1971:448). / When Kahukura appears, there are two parts, the male and the female. The name of the female is Tūāwhiorangi, the name of the male is Kahukura.

See also atua, Uenuku, Haere, Tūāwhiorangi


amaia Play

1. (noun) halo, lunar rainbow.

Ka kitea te amaia e tauawhi ana i te marama ka kīia tērā he kurahaupō (PK 2008:15). / When a halo is seen around the moon that is called a lunar rainbow.


āniwaniwa Play

1. (noun) rainbow, halo, ring around heavenly bodies.

Ānō he āniwaniwa ēnei kupu, ina kitea, e mōhio ana tātou tērā te ua e whitingia ana e te rā (KO 15/9/1885:3). / It's as if these words are a rainbow in that when it's seen we know that the rain is being shone on by the sun.


2. (noun) deep water.

Tutū ana te āniwaniwa o te awa, o Whanganui (W 1971:10). / The deep water of the Whanganui river is stirred up.


3. (noun) Māori potato cultivar.


kōpere Play

1. (verb) (-a) to sling (a dart), shoot (an arrow).

I a mātou e noho rā, e mahi rā i te tohi taua, e kōperea mai ana e te iwi o te pā rā ā rātou kōpere ki a mātou (JPS 1902:240). / As we were sitting there performing the tohi taua rite the people of the pā were casting their kōpere darts at us.


2. (noun) dart propelling sling, dart - a traditional weapon consisting of a sling that propelled a dart.

E kōperea mai ana e te iwi o te pā rā ā rātou kōpere ki a mātou (JPS 1902:240). / The people of the pā were casting their kōpere darts at us.


3. (noun) arch, rainbow.

Ka maomao te ua, ka whiti mai anō hoki te rā, ka kitea te kōpere i te rangi i ētahi wā. / When the rain clears and the sun shines, sometimes a rainbow is seen in the sky.


4. (noun) bow.

Nā ka mea a Eriha ki a ia, E mau ki te kōpere, ki ngā pere: ā ka mau ia ki te kōpere, ki ngā pere (PT 2Kingi 13:15). / And Eli'sha said unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows.


5. (noun) arrow.

Kua nui noa atu ngā kōpere i piua mai ki a rātou, ā, tokorima ngā hēramana i tū. / Numerous arrows were shot at them, wounding five sailors.


6. (noun) bow (to play a stringed instrument).

Whakatangitangihia ai te tōiri ki te kōpere. / A violin is played with a bow.


taraute Play

1. (loan) (noun) trout, rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), brown trout (Oncorhynchus trutta) - introduced freshwater fish highly valued for food and game.

He haere tonu tana mahi ki ngā roto o Waihora, o Wairewa, me te hāpua o Wainono ki te hopu kātaha, taraute me te kōkopu (TTR 1996:71). / She regularly visited Waihora (Lake Ellesmere), Wairewa (Lake Forsyth) and Wainono Lagoon to catch herring, trout and kōkopu.

See also tarauta


tāwhana Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to be curved, span, rebound, vault.

Ka tare i runga he haki, he kara, ko ngā āhua katoa o te kahukura e tāwhana nei i runga (TP 1/2/1901:13). / Hanging on it was a flag with all the colours of the rainbow forming an arch on it.


2. (modifier) arching, curved, bowed.

Ko Uenuku, ko Rongomai, ko Kahukura ... Ko ngā atua ēnei o te kahukura tāwhana (M 2006:198). / Uenuku, ko Rongomai, ko Kahukura ... These are the atua of the arching rainbow.


3. (noun) arch, arc, rainbow.

I hangaia he tāwhana ki ngā tiriti hei tomokanga mō te manuhiri tūārangi, hei whakapiringa hoki i ngā kupu pōwhiri (TP 1/6/1901:11). / An arch to the streets was constructed as an entrance way for visitors from afar and for the attachment of words of welcome.


4. (noun) looper moth - a general term for looper moths.


tāwhanawhana Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to be curved, span, rebound, vault.


2. (modifier) curving, arching, spanning.

Ka momoe ngā uruahu o Rehua i te rangi, māna e whakamana Uenuku-kōpako, te atua tāwhanawhana (M 2007:306). / The constellation Antares is slumbering in the sky, and it will empower the rainbow, Uenuku-kōpako, the atua that curves across the sky.


3. (noun) arch, arc, rainbow.


4. (noun) looper moth - a general term for looper moths.


tarauta Play

1. (loan) (noun) trout, rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), brown trout (Oncorhynchus trutta) - introduced freshwater fish highly valued for food and game.

E kīia ana, kua tae mai ngā ika o Karapōnia, e kīa nei, he tarauta (e pēnei ana me te kōkopu wai māori a te Māori) ā kua tukua atu aua ika ki tētahi o ngā roto i Waikato (TW 2/11/1878:546). / It is reported that fish from California have arrived, which are called trout (and are like the Maori’s fresh water kōkopu) and those fish have been released in one of the lakes in Waikato.


Haere Play

1. (personal name) personified form of the rainbow - one of a number of names, this one from Tūhoe.

Tokotoru ngā Haere he tuakana teina katoa, ko Haere-kohiko, ko Haere-waewae, ko Haere-atautu (PK 2008:62). / There are three Haere, all brothers, Haere-kohiko, Haere-waewae and Haere-atautu.

See also Kahukura, Uenuku, Tūāwhiorangi


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