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pahū

1. (verb) to burst, explode, pop.

Muri iho ka pahū katoa ake te kaipuke, pakaru rawa ana, totohu tonu iho (TWMNT 9/2/1875:35). / After that the ship exploded, broke up and sank.

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2. (noun) bang, boom, loud noise, pop, booming.

Nā te āhua tonu o tana tinana, me te āhua anō o te pārua, ka paoro te 'pahū' ki ngā hau e whā (HM 4/1998:5). / Because of the nature of its body and the shape of the hollow, the booming resounds to the four winds.

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Synonyms: tarawete, pākōkō, pakō, papā, pohū


3. (noun) gong - usually made of wood. Some were semi-hollowed logs suspended between trestles, some were made from semi-hollowed trees, while slabs of pounamu were suspended from trees and beaten.

(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 167;)

Ko ngā pahū hākaro ka whakairihia (Wh3 2003:167). / The hollow gongs are suspended.

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4. (noun) drum.

pahu

1. (verb) (-tia) to bark (of a dog).

Ka puta ake te marama i te pae; ka pōhēhē te kurī rā he mea kino te marama, ka pahu, ka ngengere (TKO 15/2/1917:7). / When the moon appears on the horizon, that dog thinks that the moon is evil and it barks and growls.

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pahū rino

1. (noun) timpani, kettle drum.

pahū tamarua

1. (noun) bongo drum.

pahū tametame

1. (loan) (noun) tomtom drum.

pahū tāroa

1. (noun) conga drum.

rākau pahū

1. (noun) drum stick.

toko pahū

1. (noun) drumstick.

pahū karihi

1. (noun) nuclear explosion, atomic bomb.

Ināianei, e whakamahia ana tēnei mātauranga ki te whakaputa pūngao karihi, ki te hanga hoki i te pahū karihi (RP 2009:243). / Today this knowledge is used to produce nuclear energy and to build nuclear bombs.

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pahū ahi

1. fireworks.

kānga pahū

1. (loan) (noun) popcorn.

pahū nguru

1. (noun) bass drum.

pahū rarā

1. (noun) snare drum.

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