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huruhuru

1. (noun) diffused light.

Ka whakatakotoria ki te rua o te rā te māhanga. I raro anō te rā, ko te huruhuru ka puta. I raro anō te rā, ko te ihi i puta ake. Ka puta ake te upoko, ka puta ake te kakī. Ka karangatia e Māui, kia kumea te māhanga (Tr 1874:40). / The noose was set at the pit of the sun. The sun was still down when the diffused glow appeared and it was still down when the beam of light appeared. The head appeared and then the neck. Then Māui called out to pull the noose.

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huruhuru

1. (noun) hair, feather, coarse hair, bristles (not normally of the head), fur.

Ka hūhunutia te poaka, kātahi ka waruwarua te kiri kia ngahoro mai ai ngā huruhuru (PK 2008:147). / The pig is singed and then the skin is scraped to remove the hair.

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huruhuru whenua

1. (noun) shining spleenwort, Asplenium oblongifolium - large tufted native fern with very glossy fronds. Leaflets pointed with fine teeth. Distinctive brown herringbone pattern on the underneath of mature fronds. Common on coastal cliffs, in scrub and forest, usually on ground but also on trees.

Arā anō he aruhe i kainga e te Māori, tae atu ki ngā pihinga o te kōwaowao, te rereti, te mouku, te huruhuru whenua, te koru o te kiokio me te pikopiko (Te Ara 2011). / Māori ate other ground ferns, including the young fronds of hound’s tongue fern, rereti, hen and chickens fern and shining spleenwort. They ate the curled shoots of kiokio and common shield fern.

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puke huruhuru

1. (noun) pubes (of a woman).

taringa huruhuru

1. (noun) old person.

huruhuru tapairu

1. (noun) maidenhair ferns, Adiantum spp. - terrestrial ferns.

huruhuru kakī

1. (noun) mane (of a horse).

huruhuru hipi

1. (loan) (noun) wool.

Kei kākahuria e koe te mea kākano whakauru, arā te huruhuru hipi i whakaurua nei ki te rīnena (PT Tiuteronomi 22:11). / Do not wear clothes of wool and linen woven together.

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ngaro huruhuru

1. (noun) native bee.

tore kai huruhuru

1. young warrior.

Nō te haerenga o ngā reo whakatau o ngā kuia ka puta ōna tore kai huruhuru me ā rātou taiaha ki konā pīkarikari ai, whakapātaritari ai i te tira whakaeke (HM 2/1994). / When the elderly ladies' welcome calls went out the young warriors with their taiaha came forward to prance about to challenge the approaching party.

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huruhuru mō ngā waewae

1. (noun) supporter.

Ki te hiahia haere mai anō ētahi hei huruhuru mō ngā waewae o ngā kaitono, kei te pai tēnā (HJ 2015:212). / If some want to also come as supporters of the applicants, that's fine.

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Kā Huruhuru o Koekoeā

1. (location) Breaksea Island (Fiordland).

tunuhuruhuru

1. (verb) (-tia) to do violence, ill-treat, offend, injure, mistreat, abuse, brutalize, handle roughly, maltreat, rough up - probably should be written as two words, i.e. tunu huruhuru, as evidenced in the second example sentence.

Nā ngā Hūrai i tīmata te whawhai, he tunuhuruhuru hoki nā tō rātou kāwana (TH 1/7/1859:3). / It was the Jews who began the fighting because of the mistreatment by the governor.
He kaiwhakaako kura te wahine rā me te tangata i tunua huruhurutia rā (KO 15/4/1884:7). / That woman was a school teacher as was the man who was attacked.

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Synonyms: maukino, kangakanga, whakamania, whakakino, whakamanioro, takahanga, takahi, tūkino, whakakinokino, takakino

Hine-te-iwaiwa

1. (noun) an atua regarded as the exemplary figure of a wife and mother. According to some narratives she married Tinirau and gave birth to Tūhuruhuru.

(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 27-28;)

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