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mōhio Play

1. (experience verb) (-hia,-tia) to know, understand, realise, comprehend, recognise.

Ko tēnei taru, ko te parakipere e mōhio ana ngā Māori, kei ngā wāhi katoa e tupu ana (TJ 2/8/1898:3). / Māori know that this plant, the blackberry, grows everywhere.


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2. (modifier) be accustomed, known, skilful, wise, intelligent, clever, bright.

Ko ngā moni kua kohia me whakaputu ki te pēke, ā ko te itarete kia £20 pea hei kawe i te tamaiti mōhio ki Te Aute (TP 8/1900:3). / The money that has been collected should be deposited in the bank, and the interest, perhaps £20, should be used to send an intelligent child to Te Aute.


Synonyms: taunga, waia, umanga


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3. (noun) knowledge, wisdom, clever person, knowledgeable person, expert.

Kāwhakina a Ngātoro rāua ko tana wahine hei mōhio mō te waka nei (NM 1928:99). / Ngātoro and his wife were abducted as experts for this canoe.


whakaputa mōhio Play

1. (verb) to be a know-all, be a smart alec, be a smart-arse.

Heoi anō, ka riro nā ngā kuia o Ngāti Tarāwhai te kōrero whakamutunga. Ka kī tonu ake, "He aha tō mahi e pahupahu mai nā i konā, hoki mai ki runga anō i tōu marae whakaputa mōhio ai." (EM 2002:164). / However, the last word was left to the elderly women of Ngāti Tarāwhai when they said, "What are you raving on about there. Come back to your own marae and be a know-all."


2. (modifier) smart-alecky.

E tohu ana tēnei kīwaha i te tangata āhua whakahīhī, āhua whakaputa mōhio rānei (HKK 1999:87). / This idiom applies to a somewhat arrogant person, or who is a bit smart-alecky.


3. (noun) know-all, smart alec, smart-arse.

He kōrero mō te whakaputa mōhio, mō te tangata rānei kāore e tutuki i a ia tāna i kī ai (HKK 1999:86). / Sayings for the smart alec, or for the person who does not do what she promised.


mōhio ngutu Play

1. (experience verb) to know only superficially.

E mōhio ngutu ana tā tātou kōrero ki roto i ngā nūpepa (TKP 25/1/1858:2). / Our story is only known superficially in the newspapers.


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