2. (noun) word, vocabulary, saying, talk, message, statement, utterance, lyric.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 54-55; Te Pihinga Study Guide (Ed. 1): 71;)
1. (noun) retort, response.
Otirā, kua puta te taniwha i tōna rua, ā, e tika ana kia werohia, kia patua hoki mēnā ka taea. Nō reira, anei aku kupu paremata, ahakoa poto nei, ki tērā momo kōrero (HM 2/1993:4). / But the monster has emerged from its lair and it's appropriate to challenge it and kill it if it's possible. So here is my response, although short, to that type of talk.
1. (noun) promise, oath, guarantee, pledge.
Nā Rātana te kupu taurangi ki te Rōpū Reipa i muri tata i te pōtitanga i a Eruera, ka whakapaua e te kaupapa Rātana ō rātou kaha ki te mahi tahi me Reipa (TTR 1996:157). / Shortly after Eruera's election, Rātana promised the Labour Party that the Rātana movement would expend their energy working together with Labour.
See also taurangi
1. (noun) prophetic sayings of charismatic leaders.
(Te Pihinga Teachers' Manual (Ed. 2): 31-32; Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 40-41, 44-46;)
I a ia i reira, ka tahuri ia ki te whakahou ake i te pukapuka karakia a te Hāhi Ringatū, āta rangahaua mārire rawatia ana e ia ngā kōrero tuku iho mō Te Kooti, mō ana waiata, me ana kupu whakaari (TTR 2000:171). / While there he revised the Ringatū church’s prayer book and thoroughly researched the history of Te Kooti, his songs and prophetic sayings.
1. (noun) metaphor, simile, figurative language, figure of speech, cryptic saying.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 42;)
Ka uia e Te Kura, "Me pēwhea koe e eke mai ai i te paepae tuangahuru o Uenuku?" He kupu whakarite nā Te Kura i te mea he toa rongonui a Tapaue (NIT 1995:283). / Te Kura asked, "How will you mount the tenth threshold of Uenuku?" This was a simile by Te Kura because Tapaue was a renowned warrior.
1. (noun) preface, introduction, preamble, foreword.
1. (noun) soliloquy, monologue.
He nuka whakaari te kupu whaiaroaro, ina ko te kōrero ā-waha a tētahi kiriwhakaari ki a ia anō, hei whakapuaki i ōna whakaaro, i ōna kare ā-roto ki te hunga mātakitaki (RMR 2017). / A soliloquy is a theatric device where an actor speaks out loud to themselves revealing their thoughts and emotions to the audience (RMR 2017).
1. (noun) conclusion, concluding words.
Ko tā rātau kupu whakamutunga, he whakahē i ngā kāwanatanga o mua mō te noho noa iho, tē tahuri atu ki te whakahauhau, ki te āwhina rānei i te iwi Māori ki te pāmu i ō rātau ake whenua (TTR 1996:106). / Their conclusion was to castigate past governments for having done nothing to encourage or assist the Māori people to farm their own land.
1. (noun) respose.
Nō te taenga ki taku kāinga ka kite atu ahau ko te whare kua pakaru me ngā mea katoa o reira, heoi ka noho ahau ki te karanga kia mōhio ai ahau tērā rānei he tangata e ora ana i raro, otirā kāhore he kupu whakahoki mai (TWMNT 8/6/1875:126). / When I arrived at my house, I found that it was smashed along with everything in it. However, I called out to ascertain if there was anyone alive underneath, but there was no response.
1. (noun) agreement, consent.
Kāore i tū te kura, engari whakatika atu ka tukua he karāti Karauna ki te Hāhi i te tau 1850, kāore i rapua te kupu whakaae a Ngāti Toa (TTR 1994:80). / The school was not established, but a Crown grant was issued to the church in 1850, without seeking the consent of Ngāti Toa.
1. (noun) accusation, allegation.
1. (noun) base - a word that expresses lexical or real meaning in a sentence or phrase, e.g. whare, haere, hea, Te Kūiti, tātahi, Ani, riro.