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āhua

1. (modifier) somewhat, a little, quite, fairly, a bit, sort of - stands before the word it qualifies and has the effect of lessening the force of the meaning of the base it modifies.

(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 42-43;)

Kua āhua pukuriri ia. / He is somewhat angry.

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Synonyms: tata, (ko) tōna ... (nei), kāhua


2. (modifier) about, approximately - when used before numerals.

Ko te nui o ngā akonga kei te āhua tekau mano nei (HM 3/1990:3). / The number of students is about ten thousand.

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āhua

1. (verb) (-tia) to form, make.

Ka āhua te pā, ko Rangitawhi (W 1971:4). / The pā was made, which was Rangitawhi.

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2. (noun) shape, appearance, condition, character, likeness, nature, figure, form.

(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 1-7, 13-20, 94-96, 150-154;)

Koia nei tonu tō mātou āhua, tō te Māori, ina tūtaki ā-huihui mātou. / That's just the way we, the Māori, are when we get together.

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3. (noun) it looks as though, looks like it, it would seem - in the idiom te āhua nei.

Te āhua nei, ka ua ā kō ake nei. / It looks as though it will rain soon.

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See also te āhua nei

āhua

1. (verb) to approach, head towards.

Ko taua rū i ahu mai te aronga i te taha ki te māuru, āhua whakatemarangai (TJ 4/1/1898:6). / That earthquake came from the west heading towards the east.

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2. (verb) to hasten, hurry.

E tō, e te rā, āhua te whakangaro (W 1071:4). / Set, o sun, hurry and disappear.

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āhua

1. (verb) to be pregnant, expecting.

E āhua ana te wahine (W 1971:4). / The woman is pregnant.

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kaihopu āhua

1. (noun) camera operator.

kaihono āhua

1. (noun) vision mixer.

āhua kirikiri

1. (noun) something that does not meet with approval.

āhua noho

1. (noun) lifestyle, life.

I whai kupu a Ōriwa ki ngā minenga iwi mō te āhua noho o te Māori me ā rātou tikanga (TTR 1998:51). / Oliver lectured to audiences on Māori lifestyle and their customs.

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āhua kōpiko

1. (noun) curvilinear shape.

tūmahi āhua

1. (noun) adverb - a word that gives information about an action or state.

Ki ētahi me he pūmahi te hoa haere (pēnei i te 'kua', i te 'e ... ana'), he tūmahi āhua te kupu tika ā, me he tūingoa te hoa haere, he tūāhua te kupu tika (HJ 2015:12). / To some people, if the accompanying word is a verbal particle (such as 'kua' and 'e ... ana') it is correctly called a 'tūmahi āhua' (adverb) and if the accompanying word is a noun the right word is 'tūāhua' (adjective).

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āhua ahurua

1. (noun) two-dimensional figure, two-dimensional shape (maths).

Ko te taparau tētahi āhua ahurua, e toru, nui ake rānei ngā rārangi torotika e hono ana hei tapa (TRP 2010:254). / The polygon is a two-dimensional shape with three or more straight lines which join to form the sides (TRP 2010:254).

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kupumahi āhua

1. (noun) stative, adjective.

ko taua āhua tonu/ko taua āhua rā anō

1. just the same, as per usual - an idiom to indicate that nothing has changed.

Kei te pēhea a Pou? Ko taua āhua tonu. Kei te totitoti tonu ia. / How is Pou? Just the same. He's still limping.

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ringa whakapai āhua

1. (noun) make-up person.

te āhua nei

1. it looks as though, by the look of things, it would seem, it would appear that, looks like it - an idiom.

Te āhua nei, he pakanga kei te haere. / It looks as though there's a battle about to happen.
Ahakoa anō te kōrero a Eruera kāore ia i mōhio he aha te mea i mau i a ia i te kura o Te Teko, te āhua nei i tōtika tonu ia, nō te mea, nō te tau 1910, ka whai karahipi ia mō te haere ki te kura tuarua o Tīpene i Ākarana (EM 2002:28). / Despite Eruera saying that he did not know what he learnt at Te Teko School, it would seem that he did all right because in 1910 he gained a scholarship to go to secondary school at St Stephens in Auckland.

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kaihopu āhua taiao

1. (noun) field camera operator.

kaihopu āhua matua

1. (noun) senior camera.

ōrite te āhua

1. (adjective) similar in shape.

He ōrite te āhua o ēnei tapatoru. He ōrite ngā koki roto o tētahi me ngā koki roto o tētahi, engari he rerekē te rahi o tēnā tapatoru, o tēnā (TRP 2010:183). / These triangles are similar in shape. The angles within each are the same, but the size of each triangle is different.

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kei te āhua tonu

1. it depends on.

Kei te āhua tonu o tō hinengaro hihiko. / It depends on how alert your mind is.

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Tōtara-i-āhua

1. (location) One Tree Hill (Auckland) - this alternative name comes from the name of the tōtara tree that grew on Maungakiekie, after which the mountain gained its Pākehā name of One Tree Hill. The original tree was cut down for firewood and replaced by a pine tree.

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