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puia

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.

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2. (noun) bush, tuft, clump, bunch, cluster.

toka puia

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).

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puia moe

1. (noun) dormant volcano.

Kāore te puia moe i te hū i tēnei wā, engari tērā pea, ka hū ake anō ā tōna wā (RP 2009:336). / A dormant volcano is not erupting now, but might erupt again at some time in the future.

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puia oho

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.

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puia pākai

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.

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mātai puia

1. (noun) volcanology.

puhanga puia

1. (noun) volcanic plume.

puia koeko

1. (noun) cone-shaped volcano.

Ko te puia koeko: He rahi ngā toka hou ka puta i te wāhi i hū ake ai te tokarewa ki waho (RP 2009:336). / Cone-shaped volcano: A large amount of new rock appears at the place where the magma erupts.

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puia kōpuku

1. (noun) dome volcano.

Ko Motutaiko i te moana o Taupō he tauira o te puia kōpuku. / Motutaiko in Lake Taupō is an example of a dome volcano.

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puia korehāhā

1. (noun) extinct volcano.

E kore te puia korehāhā e hū ake anō (RP 2009:336). / An extinct volcano will never erupt again.

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one-puia

1. (noun) volcanic soil.

1. (verb) (-ia,-ria) to make into a bundle or ball.

Pūia ngā raupō mō te whare (W 1971:300). / Bundle up the raupō leaves for the house.

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2. (verb) to lie in a heap.

Ka te ruha, ka hao te rangatahi (W 1971:300). / When the worn-out net lies in a heap the new net goes fishing.

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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 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.

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4. (noun) bunch, bundle, clump, tuft, anything growing in a bunch, skilled person, wise person.

Ka tango ki te wīwī, ka rere iho taua wahine nei ki roto ki te kōruarua, ākina iho hoki taua wīwī nei (NM 1928:9). / The woman removed the clump of rushes and fled down into the hole and replaced the clump of rushes.

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5. (noun) heap, stack.

Ka titiro hoki ki te whata o te aruhe, o te mātaitai, ki te o te kupenga (NM 1928:68). / And he looked at the platform, on which there was fern root and seafood, and at the heap of fishing net.

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6. (noun) exponent, indice, power.

Hei tohu te i te whakareatanga tāruarua o te tētahi tau. Ka whakanōhia te 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.

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mātai

1. (verb) (-a,-hia,-tia) to inspect, examine, investigate, scan, observe, note.

Haere ki te mātai i ō waka (W 1971:187). / Go and inspect your pigeon troughs.

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2. (verb) (-hia,-tia) to gaze at intently, gaze longingly.

Tāu mahi he mātai: kāore koe e whakamā? (W 1971:187). / You are staring: aren't you embarrassed?

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3. (noun) field of study, -ology - used with names of fields of science, e.g. mātai puia for volcanology.

He peka matua te mātai koiora o te mātauranga pūtaiao e aro ana ki ngā mea ora i roto anō i ō rātou pūnaha hauropi (RP 2009:279). / Biology is a major branch of science focusing on living things in their ecosystems.

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