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hongi Play

1. (verb) (-a,-hia,-tia) to press noses in greeting.

Ākuanei pea kua wareware anō ngā mātua, kua kore i hongi, kua kihi kē (TTT 1/12/1930:2214). / Soon parents will probably have forgotten, they will no longer hongi, but will kiss instead.


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2. (verb) to smell, sniff.

Ka hongi te wahine rā, ka whakatetere i tōna poho hei horomi i a Māui; nā ko te honginga atu, nā ka hongi ki te tonga, kāhore i piro mai ki tōna ihu; ka hongi ki te marangai, ki ngā hau katoa, hongi rawa atu ki te hauāuru, kua piro mai (NM 1928:12). / That woman sniffed and extended her chest to swallow up Māui; and when she sniffed she sniffed to the south, but could smell nothing; she sniffed to the east, and in all directions. When she eventually sniffed to the west, she smelt him.


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3. (noun) pressing noses in greeting.

Kei roto ngā whakamāramatanga mō te aituā, te aroha, te Atua, te hahu tūpāpaku, te hāngī, te hongi, te hura kōwhatu me te tini atu (HM 2/1991:6). / In it are explanations about death, love, God, exhumation of the dead, earth ovens, unveilings and many other things.


Hongi Hika Play

1. (personal name) (1772-1828) Ngā Puhi; leader, trader, military campaigner against tribes to the south from 1818 until his death.

Ko te koti nei he mea homai nā Kīngi Hōri IV ki a Hongi i tōna taenga ki Ingarangi (TP 11/1908:8). / This coat was given by King George IV to Hongi when he arrived in England.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 4;)


hongi kāpia Play

1. (noun) glue-sniffing.


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