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pou Play

1. (verb) (-a) to erect, establish, fix, elevate on poles.

I hangaia he teihana kaha ki reira poua ai ki reira te haki (kara) o Nōwei, me te haki o tō rātou kaipuke (TP 3/1912:7). / A sturdy station was built at that place and the flag of Norway and the ensign of their ship were erected there.


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2. (verb) (-a) to plunge in, stick in (a paddle, knife, stake, etc.).

Ka poua ngā oka ki te kōpū o te mango (TP 8/1903:11). / The knives were plunged into the belly of the shark.


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3. (verb) (-a) to plant.

Ka whakapaia e ia tōna whenua, ka poua ki te kokonati, ki ngā tū āhua hua rākau katoa (TP 1/1911:10). / He prepared his land and planted coconuts and all types of fruit trees.


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4. (verb) (-a) to appoint, anoint.

Ka poua e Wiremu Tāmihana te hinu ki runga i te māhunga o Pōtatau (Wh4 2004:18). / Wiremu Tāmihana annointed the head of Pōtatau with oil.


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5. (noun) post, upright, support, pole, pillar, goalpost, sustenance.

Ko taua mīhini āna mahia e te tangata kotahi, pēnei kia kotahi rau e toru tekau pou taiepa e oti te pokapoka he kōwhao ki aua pou 130 i te hāora kotahi (TW 25/5/1878:263). / That machine of his is operated by one person and can drill holes in one hundred and thirty fence posts per hour.


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6. (noun) support, supporter, stalwart, mentor, symbol of support, metaphoric post - someone, a group, tribe, gathering or something that strongly supports a cause or is a territorial symbol, such as a mountain or landmark, representing that support.

Nā, i muri o ēnei pou, ko ngā pou whenua me ngā pou tangata, i whakakotahi ai ngā iwi ki raro i te Kīngitanga (Wh4 2004:18). / Now, as well as these gatherings of support there are the landmarks symbolising support and the supporters that unite the tribes under the King Movement.
Ko ngā pou pupuru whenua tēnei i tukua ki raro i te Kīngitanga o Pōtatau. Ko Karioi, ko Titiokura, ko Taranaki, ko Pūtauaki, ko Kai-iwi, ko Ngongotahā, ko Tararua, ko Te Aroha. Ko ngā pou whenua tēnei i tukua e ngā iwi nōna aua whenua ki raro i te Kīngitanga o Pōtatau (TMP 25/7/1893:3). / These are the land symbols of support that were placed under the King Movement authority of Pōtatau to hold their lands: Karioi, Titiokura, Taranaki, Pūtauaki, Kai-iwi, Ngongotahā, Tararua, and Te Aroha mountains. These are the land symbols of support for those lands that had been placed by the tribes under King Pōtatau's protection.


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7. (noun) column.

He momo pātengi raraunga te ripanga, he tūtohi, he rite ki te tukutuku te āhua, arā, he kapa ōna, he pou hoki (TRP 2010:241). / A spreadsheet is a type of database, a chart that looks like a grid, that is it has rows and columns.


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8. (noun) teacher, expert.


pou Play

1. (noun) tawāpou, Planchonella costata - a branched tree reaching 15 m high found on islands and headlands from North Cape to Tolaga Bay in the east and to the Manukau Harbour in the west. Branches are clothed with hairs and the oval-oblong leaves are thick, leathery and shiny with a distinct midvein and lateral veins. Branches exude a milky fluid if cut. Large, tough, leathery leaves are glossy with obvious veins. Flowers are usually solitary and fruit is orange to purple-black containing 1-4 hard, curved, polished seeds.

See also tawāpou


pou Play

1. (verb) (-a) to pour out.

Me āta pou atu te wāina kei maringi. / Pour the wine carefully lest it spill.


pou Play

1. (noun) sir, madam, grandad, grandma, old lady, old man - term of address to an elderly person and shortened form of pōua.

Ka karanga anō ia ki a Rangipōpō, “E pou, e pou, e pou, whakaaraara." (JPS 1911:20). / He called again to Rangipōpō, “Old lady, old lady, old lady, arise."


Pou Tonga Play

1. (location) South Pole.


pou tuarongo Play

1. (noun) back wall post of a meeting house - supported the ridge pole in the back wall of a meeting house. Sometimes as one word, i.e. poutuarongo.

E toru ngā pou tūhono i te tāhuhu ki te papa, arā, ko te pou tāhū, ko te pou tokomanawa, ko te pou tuarongo (Te Ara 2012). / Three posts support the tāhuhu (ridgepole), namely the pou tāhū (front post), the pou tokomanawa (centre post) and the pou tuarongo (back wall post).

See also pou āniwaniwa


pou tuwhera Play

1. (noun) open-side flanker (rugby).


pou waho Play

1. (noun) loose-head prop (rugby).


pou whakarae Play

1. (noun) main post in the palisade of a - it was usually carved. Sometimes written as one word, i.e. pouwhakarae.


2. (noun) prominent figure, stalwart.

He wahine hīkaka a Katerina Nēhua ki tōna reanga hapori o Aotearoa ki roto o Poihākena, ā, he pou whakarae anō hoki ia i te karapu poronihiana (TTR 1998:117). / Katerina Nēhua was an active woman in her New Zealand community in Sydney: she was also a prominent figure in the Polynesian Club.


pou whirinaki Play

1. (noun) post to lean on, dependable person, pillar of support, reliable person.

Heoi, ko te tangata i kīia rā e te kāwanatanga i te 1866, he pou whirinaki nō rātou, he hoa tūturu, he aha rā; nō 1871, kua tahuri kē ia ki te whakakore i ngā hoko whenua a te Karauna, a te tangata kotahi rānei (TTR 1990:51). / However, the man who in 1866 was regarded by government agents as reliable and a trusted friend, was by 1871 advocating the repudiation of all Crown and private land deals.


pou tāhū Play

1. (noun) post supporting the ridge pole in the front wall inside a meeting house - sometimes written as one word, i.e. poutāhū.

E toru ngā pou tūhono i te tāhuhu ki te papa, arā, ko te pou tāhū, ko te pou tokomanawa, ko te pou tuarongo (Te Ara 2012). / Three posts support the tāhuhu (ridgepole), namely the pou tāhū (front post), the pou tokomanawa (centre post) and the pou tuarongo (back wall post).

See also pou te wharau


pou āniwaniwa Play

1. (noun) back wall post of a meeting house - supported the ridge pole in the back wall of a meeting house.


pou haki Play

1. (loan) (noun) flagpole.

Kāore i roa i muri mai ka tae mai ngā hōia, ka whakaaratia anō e rātau taua pou haki, ka kaha atu hoki te mahinga i tō mua hanganga, arā, ka hangaia ki te maitai (TPH 30/6/1903:4). / Not long after that the soldiers arrived, that flag pole was re-erected and it was built stronger that that of before, that is it was built of steel.

See also pou kara


pou kāpō Play

1. (noun) blind-side flanker (rugby).


pou koko Play

1. (noun) corner post.


pou mataaho Play

1. (noun) outside post supporting the ridge pole in the front wall of a meeting house.


pou mua Play

1. (noun) front post of a meeting house.


2. (noun) forward (rugby).


pou muri Play

1. (noun) back (rugby).


pou netipaoro Play

1. (loan) (noun) goalpost (netball).


pou piro Play

1. (noun) goalpost.


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