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whānau Play

1. (verb) (-a) to be born, give birth.

I whānau au ki Nūhaka, Hāki Pei, i te 10 o ngā rā o Maramarima, tau 1904, i tō mātau kāinga e pātata atu ana ki te awa o Nūhaka (HP 1991:12). / I was born at Nūhaka, Hawkes Bay, on the 10th May, 1904, at our home close to the Nūhaka River.


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2. (noun) extended family, family group, a familiar term of address to a number of people - the primary economic unit of traditional Māori society. In the modern context the term is sometimes used to include friends who may not have any kinship ties to other members.

E ai ki te kōrero a te whānau, kāre i iti iho i te tokoiwa ngā wāhine, tokorua ngā tāne (TTR 1996:100). / According to family information, there were no fewer than nine girls and two boys.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 3; Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 52-54;)


whānau mārama Play

1. (noun) celestial bodies - stars, planets, meteors, constellations, comets, the sun, the moon.

Ko te ingoa o te Māori mō te huinga o te rā, te marama, ngā aorangi, ngā whetū, ngā kāhui whetū, ko te whānau mārama (Te Ara 2013). / The Māori name for the sun, moon, planets, stars and constellations and stars is the 'whānau mārama' (family of light).
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 165-180;)


rā whānau Play

1. birthday, happy birthday.

Nō te rā whānau o te Kīngi (Hune 3) ka whakaputaina ngā hōnore ki ngā tāngata nunui o tana emepaea (TTT 1/6/1927:610). / On the birthday of the King (June 3) the honours for the important people of his empire were announced.


whānau ariki Play

1. (noun) celestial bodies - stars, planets, meteors, constellations, comets, the sun, the moon.

E mōhiotia ana ngā mea katoa kei te rangi ko te whānau ariki, ko te whānau mārama anō hoki (Wh4 2004:165). / All the things in the sky are known as the 'whānau ariki' and the 'whānau mārama'.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 165-180;)

See also whānau mārama


2. (noun) aristocratic family.

Ko te āhua nei, nā Te Marae i whakarite te mārena o Piupiu ki a Kainuku Vaikai, ki te whanaunga o Mākea Nui o te whānau ariki o Rarotonga (TTR 1996:253). / It would seem that Te Marae arranged Piupiu's marriage to Kainuku Vaikai, a kinsman of the Makea Nui ariki family of Rarotonga.


whānau pani Play

1. (noun) chief mourners, bereaved family - the relations of the deceased.

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


whānau poka Play

1. (noun) Caesarean birth, Caesarean section.

Ki te kore e taea e te wahine tana pēpi te pana ki waho, ka pokaina te puku o te wahine, mā konei e tangohia ai tana pēpi. Ka kīia tēnei ko te whānau poka (RP 2009:453). / If a woman isn't able to push out her baby, the abdomen of the woman is cut open and her baby is delivered this way. This is said to be a Caesarian section.


whānau kōaro Play

1. (noun) breach birth.

Mehemea ka puta tuatahi mai ko ngā waewae o te pēpi, kaua ko te māhunga, ka kīia tērā ko te whanau kōaro. / If the legs of the baby come out first, not the head, that is said to be a breech birth.


whānau meka matua

1. (noun) family of facts (maths).

Mō ia paheko tau, arā anō ētahi paheko e noho whanaunga mai ana. Ina whakaemia ēnei paheko whanaunga, e kīia ana he whānau meka matua. Hei tauira, mō te 3 + 4 = 7, koia nei te katoa o te whānau meka matua: 3 + 4 = 7; 4 + 3 = 7; 7 - 3 = 4;7 - 4 = 3 (TRP 2010:331). / For each number operation there are other operations which are related. Together they are called a family of facts. For example, 3 + 4 = 7; 4 + 3 = 7; 7 - 3 = 4;7 - 4 = 3 is a family of facts (TRP 2010:331).


Kōmihana ā whānau Play

1. (noun) Families Commission.


whānau a Tamanuiterā Play

1. (noun) solar system.

Ko te whānau a Tamanuiterā ko te rā me ōna whetūao, otirā ko ngā mea katoa e amio haere ana i te ātea o Tamanuiterā, arā ko ngā mea katoa o te whānau mārama. / The solar system is the sun and planets, along with all the bodies in space orbiting the sun, that is all the celestial bodies.


Whānau-a-Apanui, Te Play

1. (noun) tribal group from Maraenui to Tihirau on the East Coast, who descend from Apanui-waipapa.

Hei tamāhine tēnei mā te tohunga rā, mā Hōri Kēti o Te Whānau-a-Apanui (TTR 1994:6). / She was daughter to the renowned tohunga of Te Whānau-a-Apanui, George Gage.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 42;)


Kōti ā-Whānau Aotearoa, Te Play

1. (loan) Family Court of New Zealand.


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