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-hina Play

1. (particle) A passive ending.

Ka tae rāua ki te aupiki, rokohina atu, e noho ana te ruahine matakerepō i reira. / When they reached the ascent, they came upon the blind old lady sitting there.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 65-67, 84-85;)


hina Play

1. (stative) be grey-haired, grey, pale in colour.

Ka puta mai he tangata kaumātua he hina te māhunga (THNT 21/5/1863:4). / An elderly man with grey hair appeared.

See also hinahina


2. (modifier) greying (of hair).

E whakaatu mai ana i tētehi whakaahua o Taingākawa mā i tangohia i taua wā nei, te amaru o tōna āhua rangatira, ōna makawe hina me tōna pāhaungutu mangu (TTR 1996:242). / A photograph of Taingakawa taken on this time shows him looking very distinguished, with his grey hair and dark moustache.


3. (noun) grey hair, greyness.

E whai atu nei ko te waiata a tētahi kaumātua, mō ētahi tamariki i kata ki a ia mō tōna hina (Te Ara 2015). / The following is a song of an elder, about children laughing at him and his grey hair.


Hina Play

1. (personal name) personification of the moon.


Māhina-a-rangi Play

1. (personal name) a famous ancestor of the East Coast tribes who married Tūrongo, a rangatira from the Tainui people.

I te hononga o Tūrongo rāua ko Māhina-a-rangi ka hono hoki ngā tātai nunui o te Tai-rāwhiti ki ngā tātai o ngā iwi o Tainui (NIT 1995:73). / When Tūrongo and Māhina-a-rangi married they united the chiefly lineages of the East Coast with those of the Tainui tribes.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 117-120;)


paekura Play

1. (noun) lost property, finders keepers - named from the red feathers dropped into the sea by Tauninihi and later recovered on the shore by Māhina.

Koia tēnei pepeha mō te mea kite, ē ka kitea te taonga makere, "Kāore e hoatu e ahau, tā te mea ko te paekura kite a Māhina." (NM 1928:64). / Hence this saying about something that has been found, when the possession was discarded, "I will not give it to you because it is the lost property that Māhina found."


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