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nau Play

1. (verb) to come, go.

Ka kitea mai koe e tō whānau hei karanga mai, "Nau mai, nau ake, takahia te one ki Te Arahanga (TW 24/10/1874:29). / When you are seen by your family they will call, "Come and tread the beach to Te Arahanga."


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2. (interjection) come - followed by mai is sometimes used to introduce a suggestion.

E taku reta, nau mai haere ki te kawe i taku aroha nui ki tōku kōkā, ki a Warihia (TPH 30/6/1900:2). / O my letter, come and convey my great affection for my mother, Warihia.


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3. (interjection) welcome - with mai, a call of welcome.

Nau mai rā, e Pēhi, te kaumātua i whakangaua ki te paepae o te mātauranga ki te 'mita' o te reo o ngā koeke kua huri atu ki te uru (TTT 1/6/1922:14). / Welcome Mr Best, you are the elder who was initiated into the knowledge and language of the elders who have turned to the west.

See also nau mai


nau mai Play

1. welcome!.

Ka tū a Ngā Puhi ki runga i te marae karanga ai, “Nau mai! Nau mai!” ā ka tau anō a Ngā Puhi ki raro (JPS 1899:239). / Ngā Puhi arose on the marae and called, "Welcome! Welcome!" and then sat down again.


haramai Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to come, arrive - a variation of haere mai. However it should be regarded as a separate word able to take a passive ending and derived noun ending (i.e. -tanga).

Kāore a Kupe i haramai i runga i ngā waka nei (TPH 27/3/1905:4). / Kupe did not come on these canoes.
Ko te waiata nei he whakautu nā Irihāpeti Rangiteapakura i te tono a Toihau, he kupu tuku noa mai i te takiwā, kāore i haramaitia ā-tinanatia; koia te ‘pare ā-waha’ (M 2004:20). / This song was Irihāpeti Rangiteapakura's reply to Toihau's proposal, which was sent through the air and not made in person, it was just empty words.

See also haramaitanga


2. (verb) welcome (greeting) - a variation of haere mai.

E hoa mā, e tama mā, haramai rā, haramai (TP 5/1908:5). / Friends, boys, welcome, welcome.


3. (noun) arrival, visit.

Kātahi ano ia ka whaikōrero ki a Tūwhakairiora, me te pātai ki te pūtake o tōna haramai ko ia anake (TP 1/1909:7). / Then he made a speech to Tūwhakairiora and asked for the reason that he had come alone.


rāhiri Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to welcome, receive cordially.

Ehara hoki koe i te mea haramai noa, he mea rāhiri mārire nā ngā tāngata o Heretaunga nei (TWM 19/9/1863:2). / It's not as if you just turned up, but you were especially invited by these people of Heretaunga.


2. (verb) (-tia) to admire, esteem, respect, venerate, appreciate.


3. (verb) (-tia) to grieve over, mourn, sorrow for.


4. (verb) to be in even file (of a group of travellers).

Kia rāhiri tō tātou haere (W 1971:320). / We should travel in even file.


5. (modifier) welcoming, of welcome.

Ko te iwi nāna te reo rāhiri ko te iwi Hāmi ki te Whenua i Nōwei (HM 4/1996:4). / The people who welcomed us were the Sami people of Norway.


6. (noun) welcome.

Nō muri koe i tae mai ai, me te rāhiri a tō tāua kaumātua, a Porokoru (TWM 19/9/1863:2). / After that you arrived and there was the welcome by our elder, Porokoru.


7. (noun) rope.

Nō tōna ngaromanga ki roto ki ngā wai o te moana, ngaro atu i te tirohanga o te kanohi o te tuakana, ka rere mai te tuakana, tapahia ana te rāhiri, ka motu (MM.TKM 1/2/1855:25). / When he had disappeared into the waters of the sea, and was no longer visible to the eye of his elder brother, the rope was cut by the elder brother.


tautimai Play

1. (interjection) welcome! - Ngāi Tahu variation of tahuti mai.

Tautimai ki tā tātou hui. / Welcome to our gathering.


2. (noun) welcome.

Heoi he mihi, he tautimai, i te karanga i te manuhiri ki te kāinga (TW 25/9/1874:12). / And so it's a greeting and a welcome, calling the visitors to the home.


whakatau Play

1. (verb) (-a,-hia,-ngia,-ria) to decide, settle, prepare, determine, arbitrate, adjudicate.

I te 17 o Hune nei, i whakawākia rāua i te Kōti Matua mō te hara tuhituhi pukanoa i ngā ingoa tāngata kē ki ngā tieki tono moni i ngā pēke, ā whakataua ana e te kōti kia kotahi tau mō tētahi, mō tētahi ki te whare herehere (TWMA 20/6/1884:3). / On 17th June they went on trial in the Supreme Court for writing fraudulent cheques and were each sentenced by the court to one year in prison.


2. (verb) (-a,-hia,-ngia) to go to meet, visit.

Ā, haere ana rātou ki te whakatau i taua tangata nei (JPS 1952:189). / So they went to meet the man.


3. (verb) (-a,-hia,-ngia) to welcome officially, welcome formally.

Tērā atu anō ētahi o ngā rangatira o Ngāti Porou i tū ki te whakatau i te manuhiri (HKW 1/4/1902:3). / There were some other leaders of Ngāti Porou who stood to formally welcome the visitors.


4. (verb) (-a,-hia,-ngia) to imitate, mime, mimic, act out, feign, make believe, simulate.

Ka whakatau te tangata rā i te kaiako, hemo ana mātou i te kata (PK 2008:1135). / When that man imitated the teacher we died laughing.


5. (verb) (-a,-hia,-ngia) to put on as an ornament, adorn.

Whakataua mai te awe o te toroa (W 1971:396). / Put on the feather plumes of the albatross.


6. (modifier) decisive.

Ko taua kupu whakatau a te kōti ka waiho hei kupu tūturu tonu ki ngā tāngata katoa e uru ana ki taua mahi (TWMNT 5/9/1876:216). / That decision of the court remained as the guiding principle for all the people entering into that occupation.


7. (modifier) welcoming, greeting.

Nā Te Wiremu ngā kupu whakatau i a ia (HKW 1/5/1902:4). / Mr Williams gave the words of welcome to him.


8. (noun) decision, settlement, role play, charade.

Ko te whakatau a ngā tākuta, kāhore rawa he pōrangi o taua none, ā nō konei ka tukua ia e te kōti kia haere (TKO 30/9/1920:11). / The decision of the doctors was that that nun was not mentally ill, and as a result she was released by the court.


9. (noun) official welcome speeches.

Auina iho i te ahiahi o taua rā anō i te 8 o ngā hāora, ka haere ngā mihi me ngā whakatau ki a ia (TKO 6/1914:1). / Later in the evening of that same day at 8 o'clock the speeches of welcome to him occurred.


pōwhiri Play

1. (verb) (-a,-tia) to welcome, invite, beckon, wave.

He tini ngā marae i pōwhiritia rātou (TTR 1996:62). / They were welcomed onto many marae.


2. (noun) invitation, rituals of encounter, welcome ceremony on a marae, welcome.

Ka rewa taua ope nei, ā, tae atu ki Horowhenua; ka pā te pōwhiri a te tangata whenua (JPS 1901:74). / So the flock set off, and reached Horowhenua, where the people of the place welcomed them.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 122-138; Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 197-205;)


3. (noun) kōhūhū, Pittosporum tenuifolium - a small native black-barked tree of lowland forest and scrub, having light green leaves with a wavy margin. Commonly cultivated for hedges.

See also kōhūhū


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.


haka pōwhiri Play

1. (noun) welcome haka - ceremonial dance performed to welcome visitors. Sometimes leaves are waved by the performers as a symbol of death.

Ka tata mai te ope rā, ka whakahuatia te haka pōwhiri (TPH 20/6/1905:4). / When that party were close, the welcome haka was performed.


haka pōhiri Play

1. (noun) welcome haka - ceremonial dance performed to welcome visitors. Sometimes leaves are waved as a symbol of death.

Anō tōna āhua, mehemea nei i kuhu ki roto i tētahi ana, e pūkai ana ngā kōiwi o te hunga kua mate, e tangi ā-wairua mai ana, anō rā ko te reo o ngā whakairo, o ngā tuhi, o ngā tukutuku, o ngā pou tokomanawa, o te tāhā, o ngā heke, o ngā pakitara, ngā haka pōhiri a Ngata mā (TTT 1/4/1930 wh / The welcome dances of Ngata and the others and the laments of those women were as if one had gone into a cave where the bones of the people who had died were piled up, weeping in spirit, and it was as if it was the voice of the carvings, painted art, tukutuku panels, central post, ridge pole, rafters, walls crying out.

See also haka pōwhiri


karanga Play

1. (verb) (-hia,-tia) to call, call out, shout, summon.

Ka karangahia e mātau te ingoa, ka whai haere mai i a mātau (HP 1991:20). / When we called its name it would follow us.


2. (noun) formal call, ceremonial call, welcome call, call - a ceremonial call of welcome to visitors onto a marae, or equivalent venue, at the start of a pōwhiri. The term is also used for the responses from the visiting group to the tangata whenua ceremonial call. Karanga follow a format which includes addressing and greeting each other and the people they are representing and paying tribute to the dead, especially those who have died recently. The purpose of the occasion is also addressed. Skilled kaikaranga are able to use eloquent language and metaphor and to encapsulate important information about the group and the purpose of the visit.

Kātahi ka pā te karanga, “Haere mai! Haere mai!” (JPS 1929:17). / Then the call went out, "Welcome! Welcome!"

See also kaikaranga


whakahei Play

1. (verb) (-a,-tia) to go to meet, welcome, fulfil, satisfy (an obligation).

Nō tōna taenga atu ki reira, ka haere mai ngā Pākehā o taua kāinga ki te whakahei i a ia (TA 22/5/1883:4). / When he arrived there the Pākehā people of that village came to welcome him.


2. (verb) to grant (a request).


3. (verb) (-a) to satisfy (an obligation).

Kāti, ka whakaheia e au tō whakapekanga mai i a au, ina, i inu nei i te tahā wai (W 1971:44). / Well, I satisfied your invitation to stop off because I drank from your flagon of water.


4. (modifier) welcoming.

Ko tōna whitu rau tāngata pea i hui mai i runga i te reo whakahei o te hui (HM 1/1995:2). / Approximately seven hundred people gathered on the invitation welcoming them to the conference.


whakamanuhiri Play

1. (verb) (-tia,-ngia) to entertain as a guest, host.

I hua ngā mātauranga o Mākereti ki te whakamanuhiri, ki te whakangahau, ki te kōrero i ngā pakiwaitara, i raro i ngā akoranga tautōhito a te kaiārahi rā, a Te Paea Hinerangi (TTR 1996:120). / Under the experienced eye of Guide Sophia Hinerangi, Mākareti's knowledge flourished in hosting, entertaining and telling stories.


2. (modifier) welcoming, hospitable.

He wahine tino whakamanuhiri tēnei ki ngā tāngata katoa e tae ana ki tōna kāinga (TWMNT 15/10/1873:128). / This was a very hospitable woman to everybody who called at her home.


3. (noun) hosting, entertaining guests.

He putuputu tana kauhau i ngā tikanga Māori; he putuputu hoki tana whakamanuhiri i ngā Pākehā i ōna kāinga i Rāpaki me Koukourarata (TTR 1994:180). / He frequently delivered addresses on Māori tradition and often hosted Pākehā at his homes at Rāpaki and Koukourarata.


aumihi Play

1. (verb) (-a,-hia,-ngia,-tia) to greet, sigh for.

Kātahi te Pākehā nei ka tū mai ka kōrero, ka aumihi i te tuatahi ki te iwi Māori motuhake (TP 1/1903:8). / Then this Pākehā stood up and spoke, firstly welcoming the special Māori people.


2. (verb) (-a,-hia,-ngia,-tia) to welcome.

I te tau 1929, nāna i aumihi te kaiārahi wairua, kaiārahi tōrangapū a T. W. Rātana i te wā o tōna haerenga ki Taupō (TTR 1998:211). / In 1929 he welcomed the spiritual and political leader, T. W. Ratana, on his visit to Taupō.


3. (modifier) greeting, acknowledging.

Kia mahara ki ngā kupu aumihi mō tō tātou matua, mō te Ātirīkona Hāmiora Wiremu e tangihia nei e te nuinga o ōna iwi i runga i ana mahi atawhai ki te iwi Māori (TP 5/1907:10). / We should remember to acknowledge our father, Archdeacon Samuel Williams being mourned by the majority of his people because of his kindness to the Māori people.


4. (noun) greeting, salutation.

He aumihi tēnei nā te Ētita ki a koutou katoa: Meri Kirihimete! (TP 12/1906:2). / This is a greeting from the Editor: Merry Christmas!


5. (noun) welcome ceremony.


maioha Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to greet affectionately, welcome, appreciate.

I maioha a Timi ki ngā ope i whakaeke mai ki te marae (TTT 1/4/1924:25). / James welcomed the groups who came onto the marae.


2. (noun) affectionate greeting, token of regard.

Tohaina atu rā ēnei maioha, ēnei kupu whakamihi āku, a Te Taiti Te Tomo, ki ngā iwi o Te Tai Rāwhiti (TTT 1/4/1930:2035). / Distribute these affectionate greetings, these words of thanks of mine, of Te Taite Te Tomo, to the peoples of the East Coast.


pae tapu Play

1. (noun) male orators welcoming visitors on to the marae, place where the orators of the tangata whenua sit.

Ka tīmata ake te ringaringa ki te pae tapu o te tangata whenua. Ko te pae tapu te wāhi noho a ngā kaikōrero, me ngā kaiwaiata a te tangata whenua (TWK 46). / The handshakes began with the male orators of the local people. The 'pae tapu' is the place where the orators and the singers of the local people sit.


mau tangata Play

1. (noun) person who is hospitable, welcoming, friendly and generous.

He tangata hoki ia i whakanuia e ngā iwi o te takutai o Te Tai Rāwhiti, he tangata whaimana, he mau tangata (M 2006:374). / He was also a man who was held in high regard by the tribes of the East Coast, a man of prestige, and devoted to his fellow man (M 2006:375).
Ko tēnei tangata, ko Pineāmine Waipapa, ko ia tētahi o ngā tino rangatira o Te Tai Rāwhiti nei, he tangata pai, he ngāwari, he mau tangata, he tangata whakarongo ki ngā kupu a ngā kaumātua (TP 12/1908:8). / This man, Pineāmine Waipapa, was one of the senior chiefs of the East Coast, a good and pleasant man who was hospitable, a man who listened to the words of the elders.


tāwhiri Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to bid welcome, wave to, beckon, fan (a fire).

Tāwhiritia te ope rā kia haere mai (W 1971:408). / Signal to that group to come here.

See also tāhiri


2. (verb) (-tia) to fan (a fire).

Ka whakakāngia, ka tāwhiritia, ā ka tahuna te umu (W 1971:409). / The oven was lit, fanned and then burned.


3. (verb) (-a) to whirl round.

Ko tōna hiawero, ānō he hīta e tāwhiria ana e ia (PT Hopa 40:17). / He moveth his tail like a cedar.


4. (modifier) welcoming.

Whakarāmemene mai ana, kuhu mai ana i Te Kōhao o te Ngira te tira a te Taura Whiri i runga i te kōnga o te reo tāwhiri o Ngāti Wairere (HM 4/1994:1). / The travelling party of Te Taura Whiri gathered and entered Te Kōhao o te Ngira when the welcoming call of Ngāti Wairere went out.


5. (noun) call of welcome.

Kātahi ka haere, ka tata, ka pā te tāwhiri a te pā, “Haere mai rā e te manuhiri tūārangi, nā taku pōtiki koe i tiki atu ki tāhapatū o te rangi, kukume mai ai ē ī!” (JPS 1893:214). / Then the welcome call of the people in the pā was heard, “Welcome, visitor from afar, my youngest child sought you on the distant horizon and drew thee hither!”


6. (noun) kōhūhū, rautāhiri, Pittosporum tenuifolium - small branches were broken off to wave welcome to approaching visitors.

See also kōhūhū


maiohaoha Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to greet, welcome.

He kaha ki te manaaki ope, he kaha ki te manaaki i ōna hapū ake, he maiohaoha ki ngā tāngata, āhua hē te āhua o te tangata ka ohaoha tonu ia (JPS 1927:252). / She was energetic in hosting visitors, and in showing kindness to her own subtribes, in greeting people, even if a person looked repulsive she would still greet him or her.


whakamanuwhiri Play

1. (verb) (-ngia,-tia) to entertain as a guest, host.

Whakamanuwhiritia ana aua rangatira e ngā tāngata nunui o tāwāhi (TWMNT 19/6/1872:81). / Those chiefs were entertained as guests by important people overseas.

See also whakamanuhiri


2. (modifier) welcoming, hospitable.


3. (noun) hosting, entertaining guests.

He whare manaaki i te tangata, ā, he huatau te āhua o tā rāua whakamanuwhiri i taua wāhi nei (TTR 1996:141). / It was a house where people were entertained and their hosting in that place was done in style.


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