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tūpāpaku Play

1. (noun) corpse, deceased, cadaver, deceased person's body.

Ko Te Tapuwae tonu te urupā rongonui o roto o Rūātoki. Tae rawa mai ki te tau 1955, kua kōpāpā rawa hai tanu tūpāpaku (TTR 1990:238). / Te Tapuwae remains the important burial place in Rūātoki. By 1955 it had become too crowded for further burials.


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2. (noun) sick person, seriously ill person, terminally ill person, invalid, sufferer - not a common usage in modern Māori.

Ki te pāngia te tangata e te mate, ka tīkina te tākuta, ka tae mai, ka titiro i te mate, ka homai he rongoā, whakatūtū rawa he ture, kia kaua te tūpāpaku e kai i ngā kai kua tuhia ake nei (TPH 27/2/1905:2). / If a person is struck down by an illness, the doctor is fetched and when he arrives he will look at the problem and prescribe some medicine, pointing out some rules that the sick person should not eat the foods that he has listed.


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3. (noun) intended victim to be killed.

Kātahi ka tahuri ki te tupe i te tūpāpaku; nā, kua ngoikore te tūpāpaku, heoti anō ka mau (NM 1928:101). / Then he set about doing the tupe ritual spell on the intended victim; and the target victim became weak and so was caught.


tirotiro tūpāpaku Play

1. (noun) autopsy, postmortem.

Kei te whānau tata te tikanga ki te whakahē ki tētahi tirotiro tūpāpaku (RT 2013:83). / The close family has the right to object to an autopsy.


waka tūpāpaku Play

1. (noun) burial chest, coffin, canoe for a corpse.

I te ūnga ki uta o ngā waka tūpāpaku rā ka peke atu ngā uri o Toroa-ihurua ka haria ngā tūpāpaku rā ka kainga hei whakaea i tō rātou mate (NIT 1995:253). / When the canoes of bodies came ashore Toroa-ihurua's descendants took those bodies and ate them to avenge their defeat.


whakatakataka tūpāpaku Play

1. (noun) funeral director, undertaker.


whare tūpāpaku Play

1. (noun) morgue.

Pau katoa taua pō e kimihia ana, nō te ata rawa kātahi ka kitea i roto i te whare tūpāpaku e takoto ana (TP 5/1912:9). / They searched for him all that night and finally, in the morning, he was found lying in the morgue.


2. (noun) vault (for the dead).

He mea nehu ki te whare tūpāpaku o ngā Kara kai te taha tonu o te urupā o Mākaraka (TTR 1996:21). / She was buried in the Carroll vault beside the Mākaraka cemetery.


kaitirotiro tūpāpaku Play

1. (noun) coroner.

Me hari atu te tūpāpaku ki te kaitirotiro tūpāpaku i te tuatahi. / Firstly, the body must be taken to the coroner.


rua tūpāpaku Play

1. (noun) grave, burial hole, burial place.

Ko te whānau pani e horopaki ana i te rua tūpāpaku (PK 2008:135). / The bereaved family surrounded the grave.


kaiwhakawā tūpāpaku Play

1. (noun) coroner.


pēke tūpāpaku Play

1. (loan) (noun) body bag.

I kawea te tūpāpaku i roto i te pēke tūpāpaku ki te whare tūpāpaku. / The body was taken in a body bag to the morgue.


tahu tūpāpaku Play

1. (verb) to cremate.


2. (noun) cremation.

Ko ngā whakahaere katoa o tēnei mea, o te tahu tūpāpaku ki te ahi tētehi kōrero pai mā tātou, e koro mā (TP 10/1907:10). / All the organisational matters of cremation are important for us to discuss, my elders.


papa tūpāpaku Play

1. (noun) bone chest - for holding bones of the dead which have been scraped.


whare tahu tūpāpaku Play

1. (noun) crematorium.

E kore te nuinga o ngā tāngata Māori e whakaae kia haria ō rātou tūpāpaku ki te whare tahu tūpāpaku. / The majority of Māori people will not agree that their deceased should be taken to a crematorium.


Kōti mō ngā Tūpāpaku Play

1. (loan) Coroner's Court.


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