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mana Play

1. (verb) to be legal, effectual, binding, authoritative, valid.

Ka mārō te takoto a te kupu kia rāhuitia ngā whenua Māori katoa o Aotearoa kia kaua ai e taea te hoko ki te karauna ki te tangata noa rānei, ā mā te Poari o te takiwā e whakatau kia whakaotia rānei ngā tuku e tārewa ana i te wā i mana ai tēnei pire hei ture kāore rānei (TP 1/6/1900:9). / The wording has been finalised that all Māori land be set aside so that it can not be sold to the crown or to an individual and the Board of the district will decide whether the sales underway at the time this bill becomes legal in law will be completed or not.


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2. (noun) prestige, authority, control, power, influence, status, spiritual power, charisma - mana is a supernatural force in a person, place or object. Mana goes hand in hand with tapu, one affecting the other. The more prestigious the event, person or object, the more it is surrounded by tapu and mana. Mana is the enduring, indestructible power of the atua and is inherited at birth, the more senior the descent, the greater the mana. The authority of mana and tapu is inherited and delegated through the senior line from the atua as their human agent to act on revealed will. Since authority is a spiritual gift delegated by the atua, man remains the agent, never the source of mana. This divine choice is confirmed by the elders, initiated by the tohunga under traditional consecratory rites (tohi). Mana gives a person the authority to lead, organise and regulate communal expeditions and activities, to make decisions regarding social and political matters. A person or tribe's mana can increase from successful ventures or decrease through the lack of success. The tribe give mana to their chief and empower him/her and in turn the mana of an ariki or rangatira spreads to his/her people and their land, water and resources. Almost every activity has a link with the maintenance and enhancement of mana and tapu. Animate and inanimate objects can also have mana as they also derive from the atua and because of their own association with people imbued with mana or because they are used in significant events. There is also an element of stewardship, or kaitiakitanga, associated with the term when it is used in relation to resources, including land and water.

I tērā tau i mātakitaki tātau ki te ānga haeretanga a Tiamani i a Rūhia, me te mea nā anō kua pēpē te mana o Rūhia (TKO 15/8/1916:8). / Last year we watched Germany drive away Russia and it would seem the mana of Russia has been crushed.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 238-240; Te Kōhure Video Tapes (Ed. 1): 6;)

See also mana moana, mana atua, mana motuhake, mana whakaheke, mana tangata, mana whakatipu, mana taurite, mana whenua, Mana Motuhake, mana tūpuna, mana whakaaio, mana whakahaere, mana tangata whenua, tuku mana whakahaere


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3. (noun) jurisdiction, mandate, freedom.

Kua oti i a Waata Wiremu Hīpango i raro i te mana o te Komiti Nui o Whanganui ēnei tikanga e mau ake i raro iho nei (TJ 6/10/1898:14). / Under the jurisdiction of the main committee of Whanganui, Walter William Hīpango has completed the following procedures.


māna Play

1. for him/her - used in this way when the possessor will have control of the relationship or is dominant, active or superior to what is possessed.

He merengi tēnei māna. / This is a melon for her.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 54-56, 140-141;)

See also māhana


2. he/she will.

Māna tō nama e utu. / She will pay off your debt.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 65;)


3. who will - used in relative clauses for the future.

Ko wai ngā kāmura māna e hanga tō tāua whare? / Who are the carpenters who will build our house?
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 97-99;)


māna Play

1. I could be wrong, unless - an idiom indicating that the speaker thinks he/she could be wrong about something that he/she has stated. It sometimes indicates that the speaker expects to be confirmed or corrected by the listener.

Māna, kua haere pea rāua ki te purei piriota. / I could be wrong, but they may have gone to play billiards.
Rangi: Ko Hare kē pea te pāpā o Kahurangi - māna? Pare: Kāo - ko Pita kē (HKK 1999:156) / Rangi: Hare is probably Kahurangi's father - am I right? Pare: No - it's Peter.
Mā rāua pea tāua e āwhina māna tē taea! / Perhaps they will help us, unless they're unable to.


mana whakaheke Play

1. (noun) inherited status, mana through descent - mana that originates from the atua and is handed down through the senior male line from the atua. Also called mana tūpuna or mana tuku iho.


(Te Kōhure Video Tapes (Ed. 1): 6;)

See also mana tūpuna


mana tangata Play

1. (noun) power and status accrued through one's leadership talents, human rights, mana of people.

Ka hoki whakamuri te mahara ki ngā rā e houkura ana te mana tangata (TTT 1/12/1929:1935). / The memory goes back to the days when people's mana was intact.
I haere ā tātou tamariki ki te pakanga kia mau ai te mana tangata me te mana whenua kei riro i te raupatu a te Tiamana (TTT 1/6/1924:60). / Our children went to the war in order to maintain the people's mana and authority over the land lest it be taken away by German conquest.

See also mana


mana whakatipu Play

1. (noun) aquired leadership - power and status accrued through one's leadership talents, mana resulting from strength of character and force of will, and the means a leader has to enforce those wishes. Also known as mana tangata.


(Te Kōhure Video Tapes (Ed. 1): 6;)

See also mana, mana tangata


mana moana Play

1. (noun) authority over the sea and lakes - although this is a modern term, the concept of authority over lakes and parts of the sea (mana o te moana) is traditional. According to Māori custom, land rights extended as well to adjacent sea or lakes with fixed boundaries for inshore and deep-sea fishing and the gathering of seafood.

Me hoki atu au ki te āhua o ngā kōrero kua hua ake i roto i ēnei rā: te mana whenua, te mana tangata me te kararehe hou nei, te mana moana (Wh4 2004:239). / Let me return to the types of terms being used today: 'mana whenua' (authority over land), 'mana tangata' (inherited status) and this new beast 'mana moana' (authority over the sea).

See also mana o te moana


mana motuhake Play

1. (noun) separate identity, autonomy, self-government, self-determination, independence, sovereignty, authority - mana through self-determination and control over one's own destiny.

Ka riro i a Te Wherowhero te mana motuhake o tērā rohe, i huaina ai ko te Rohe Pōtae (HP 1991:282). / Te Wherowhero obtained autonomy of that territory, which was named the Rohe Pōtae (the King Country).
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 6;)


mana tūpuna Play

1. (noun) power through descent.


mana ōrite

1. (noun) equality.

Mahi tahi ai mātou o te tari nei i runga i te mana ōrite. / We of our department work together in equality.


mana whakaaio Play

1. (noun) justice of the peace.

Nō te tau 1962 i whakatūria a ia hei mana whakaaio, ā, whakatūria ana hoki ia i te tau 1970 ki te poari o te kaitiakitanga mātauranga o Pā Moore hei kanohi mō te iwi Māori (TTR 2000:77). / In 1962 he was made a justice of the peace and he was appointed to the Monsignor Moore Education Trust board in 1970 as the representative of the Māori people.


mana atua Play

1. (noun) sacred spiritual power from the atua.


Mana Whakawā Play

1. Speaker of the House of Representatives.


mana tōrangapū Play

1. (noun) political power.

Mā te Rūnanga Kāwanatanga hei whakahau i te mana tōrangapū ia rā, ā, kaua mā te Pāremata (Te Ara 2015). / Day-to-day political power is exercised not by Parliament but by the cabinet (Te Ara 2015).


mana Māori Play

1. (noun) Māori autonomy, Māori authority, Māori rights.

Ka puta te whakaaro ki a ia e whakaheke ana te mana Māori. (TTR 1990:282). / He came to the conclusion that Māori authority was diminishing.


mana whakahaere Play

1. (noun) governance, authority, jurisdiction, management, mandate, power.

I runga i ngā whakatītina a ētahi tino rangatira Māori tonu nei, arā, a Timi Kara rāua ko Kererū, kua āta titiro ngā mana whakahaere i ngā mahi a Rua (TTR 1996:179). / On the encouragement of some high-standing Māori leaders, particularly James Carroll and Kererū, the authorities had maintained a close watch over Rua's activities.


mana whakahou Play

1. (noun) right of renewal, right to renew.

Nō te tau 1892, ka tukua ki aua tāngata whai nei i te mana whakahou i aua rīhi kia tū mō ake tonu atu, otirā, kīhai i whakamahia e te katoa taua mana nei (TTR 1996:141). / In 1892 those people were given the right to renew their leases in perpetuity, but not all of them exercised that right.


Mana Motuhake Play

1. (noun) a Māori political party (separate identity) which became part of the Alliance Coalition. It was founded in 1980 by Matiu Rata.


mana taurite Play

1. (noun) equal status, equity, equality.


mana whenua Play

1. (noun) territorial rights, power from the land, authority over land or territory, jurisdiction over land or territory - power associated with possession and occupation of tribal land. The tribe's history and legends are based in the lands they have occupied over generations and the land provides the sustenance for the people and to provide hospitality for guests.

Ko au nei te mōrehu kaumātua o roto o taua hapū e ora nei, nō Ngāti Hikawera hoki te mana whenua e mau nei ki a mātau i roto i ēnei rā (TPH 6/8/1904:4). / I am the surviving elder of that subtribe and Ngāti Hikawera also has authority over the land which we hold today.
(Te Kōhure Video Tapes (Ed. 1): 6;)

See also mana


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