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whawhai Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to fight, quarrel.

I whawhai anō ia me tana ope ki Te Pirirākau i raro i a Pene Taka i Te Whakamārama, i Kaimai, i Paengaroa (TP 8/1901:9). / He and his group also fought against Te Pirirākau under Captain Tucker at Te Whakamārama, Kaimai and Paengaroa.


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2. (noun) affray, fight, conflict, clash, skirmish.

I tētahi whawhaitanga i muri mai, ka riro tētahi o ngā pū repo a te Pākehā i te Māori, nō muri mai ka tuomakia mai e tētahi Pākehā nō Amerika, he kaupoai (TP 7/1900:8). / In a later fight, one of the cannons of the Pākehā was taken by the Māori, and later on, a Pākehā from America, a cowboy, came hurrying up.


whāwhai Play

1. (verb) to be in a hurry, impatient, hurried.

Koia nei au e whāwhai nei kia mau atu i a au te wāhanga tuatahi o tā rāua purei (HP 1991:271). / That's why I was hurrying to catch the first part of their game.


2. (noun) haste, hurry.

Me huritau anō, kaua e kōwhiria i runga i te whāwhai, i te pōnānā (PK 2008:159). / It should be reconsidered, don't select it in a rush, or be too hasty.


hoa whawhai Play

1. (noun) ally.

Heoi, i te pakanga ki te Pākehā i Te Ranga i te 21 o Hune 1864, ka parekuratia ko Ngāi Te Rangi me ōna hoa whawhai (TTR 1990:74). / However, at the battle against the Pākehā at Te Ranga on 21 June 1864, Ngāi Te Rangi and their allies were defeated.


2. (noun) enemy, foe.

Kia mataara koutou e hoa mā, kei te hāereere tō koutou hoa whawhai (PK 2008:119). / Be alert friends, your enemy is moving.


whawhai kōpūtahi Play

1. (verb) to fight people of the same kinship group, internecine war, intratribal war.


ariki whawhai Play

1. (noun) field marshal - the highest rank of officer in the British army.


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