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.
8. (noun) decision, settlement, role play, charade.
1. (noun) speech of greeting, official welcome speech - speech acknowledging those present at a gathering. For some tribes a pōhiri, or pōwhiri, is used for the ritual of encounter on a marae only. In other situations where formal speeches in Māori are made that are not on a marae or in the wharenui (meeting house) the term mihi whakatau is used for a speech, or speeches, of welcome in Māori.
1. (noun) settlement process.
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."
1. (noun) apt saying - includes whakatauākī, karakia, ngeri and haka.
Ko te whaikōrero ki a Te Arawa he kōrero tapu tonu tēnei kōrero, nā te mea ka kite ana koe, ka rongo ana koe i ngā kaumātua, ngā tāngata o Te Arawa e whaikōrero ana, ka tīmatahia ā rātou kōrero ki te pōhuatau (Rewi 2005:184). / According to Te Arawa oratory is sacred talk because when you see and hear the elders and the men of Te Arawa making speeches their talk begins with an apt saying.