1. (noun) volcano, geyser, hot spring, eruption.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 74-77; Te Māhuri Video Tapes (Ed. 1): 1;)
Ka koropupū te moana ānō he puia. Muri tonu iho, kua kite atu au e kāngia ana ētahi wāhi o te tima, kua rongo atu hoki au ki aku tāngata e auē ana, e ngunguru ana i te mamae (TP 1/7/1902:2). / The sea was boiling like a volcano. Just after that I saw some parts of the ship burning and I heard my men crying out and groaning with pain.
2. (noun) bush, tuft, clump, bunch, cluster.
1. (noun) volcanic rock.
Ko te tahepuia: Ko te tokarewa ka puta i tētahi puia ki te mata o te whenua (ka rere noa, ka hū ake rānei). Ka mātao, ka whakauka, ā, ka noho mai hei toka puia (RP 2009:379). / Lava: Molten rock (magma) that flows out or erupts onto the surface of the earth, cooling and hardening to become volcanic rock (RP 2009:379).
1. (noun) active volcano.
Ko te puia oho: E oho ana tēnei puia, e koropupū ana te tokarewa i roto i a ia, ā, e hū ake ana i ētahi wā. Hei tauira, ko Ruapehu me Whakaari (RP 2009:336). / Active volcano: this type of volcano is active, and the magma is bubbling within it, and sometimes it erupts, e.g. Ruapehu and White Island.
1. (noun) shield volcano.
Ko te puia pākai: He mea hanga tēnei puia i te āta hū ake me te rere o te tahepuia i te mata o te whenua. Kāore e tino poupou ngā tahataha. Hei tauira, ko te moutere o Tūhua (RP 2009:336). / Shield volcano: This type of volcano is built with steady eruptions and the lava flowing over the surface of the land. The sides are not very steep, e.g. Mayor Island.
3. (modifier) double, twice.
Tae rawa atu ahau ki Manaia kua hihinga kē ngā tāngata i taua taru; hokotahi mā rua ngā tāngata i ngaro rawa atu i taua mate, i te karawaka, ā, tokorima pū ngā tāngata i rokohanga atu e takoto ana (TPM 2/2/1863:4). / When I finally reached Manaia people had already been smitten by that disease; twelve people were dead from that illness, typhus fever, and I came upon ten people lying there.
4. (noun) bunch, bundle, clump, tuft, anything growing in a bunch, skilled person, wise person.
6. (noun) exponent, indice, power.
Hei tohu te pū i te whakareatanga tāruarua o te tētahi tau. Ka whakanōhia te pū ki te koko whakarunga i te taha matau o te tau, ā, ko tāna, he tohu i te maha o taua tau e whakareatia ana (TRP 2010:208). / The exponent/indice/power is a symbol for the repeated multiplication of a number. The power is shown at the top right hand corner of the number, and indicates how many of that number are being multiplied together.
3. (noun) field of study, -ology - used with names of fields of science, e.g. mātai puia for volcanology.