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raho

1. (verb) (-a) to cover with a floor of wood.

Ka rahoa tērā repo ki te rākau (W 1971:320). / That swamp was covered with a wooden platform.

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2. (noun) platform, floor, deck.

Ina ka noho ki rō whare, ko tāna mahi i tino rawe ai he takoto noa mai i te raho o te whare ki mua i te ahi, kānewha ai (TTR 1998:170). / When she was indoors the thing she really liked to do was to lie on the floor of the house in front of the fire and doze.

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raho

1. (noun) testicle, testis, testes.

Kia huruhuru rā anō ngā raho, kātahi anō ka whakaaetia kia uru ki ngā mahi para whakawai (PK 2008:736). / Only when the testicles eventually have hair, are they allowed to enter into the martial arts.

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See also [ō] raho!


2. (noun) labia majora.

Ka oti te tinana, ka kumea ngā ringaringa, ka kumea ngā waewae, ka pokaia te tara, ka kumea ngā raho, ka whakanohoia ngā puapua, ngā werewere, ngā hanahana, te katitohe, ka kumea te tonetone, ka pokaia te kumu, ka whakanohoia te piro me te puku, te mahara, te ate, ngā tākihi, te tōngāmimi, ka hangā te ārai, ka oti katoa ngā mea o te tinana (HWM 27). / When the body was completed, the arms and legs were drawn out, the vagina was pierced, the labia majora was drawn out, and the ovaries, the labia minora, the vulva, and the hymen were implanted, the clitoris was drawn out, the anus was pierced and the odour, the stomach, the spleen, the liver, the kidneys and the bladder were implanted, and the diaphragm was made and the body was completed.

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[ō] raho!

1. go away! get lost! be gone! - a curse that is used to show disdain for the actions or statements of others implying that they would be advised not to comment. Only said to, or about, a man.

Rangi: Kei te mea mai a Wara rāua ko tana tama e hē ana tā tātou mahi. Pare: Ō rāua raho (HKK 1999:94). / Rangi: Wara and his son are saying that we're doing our job incorrectly. Pare: They can get lost.

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poka raho

1. (verb) to castrate.

Me poka ngā raho o te kurī nā, kia mutu ai tana ekeeke, tana hikihiki i ngā mea katoa (HJ 2017:87). / That dog should be castrated so that it stops mounting and jumping on everything.

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2. (modifier) castrated.

E ai ki te kōrero, he rarata ake te hōiho raho poka, tēnā i te tāriana (HJ 2017:87). / It is said that a gelding is more docile than a stallion.

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tātua raho

1. (noun) jockstrap.

pūkoro raho

1. (noun) scrotum.

raho kau

1. adulterer - an idiomatic term used in Tainui.

Wahine 1: Ei, kua rongo koe mō Hōri? Kua wehe tana wahine i tana whāwhā haere. Wahine 2: Ehara koia te wahi tuatahi ki taku rongo. Wahine 1: Raho kau! Kaitoa kua whakarērea ia (HKKT 2011:29). / Woman 1: Hey, have you heard about George? His wife has left him because of his sleeping around. Wahine 2: That's not the first woman I've heard about. Woman 1: Adulterer! Serves him right that she's left him.

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raho-poka

1. (noun) castrated animal, gelding.

He whero pūmangu, he tiwha nui kai te rae, he mā kai te matamata o te ihu, e toru waewae mā, he raho-poka, he hōiho āhua nui, he parani rānei kai te papa katau, he mate rānei, kīhai i mārama (TW 14/12/1878:631). / It has a blackish rump, a large patch on the forehead, the tip of the nose is white, it has three white legs and is a gelding. It's quite a large horse and has a brand on the right flank but the problem is that it isn't clear.

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Raho-tū

1. (location) Mitre Peak (Milford Sound).

hipi tame raho-poka

1. (loan) wether, castrated ram.

Ko ngā hipi tame raho-poka ēnei o te kāhui, kāore he maha ngā kōrero mō tēnei wehenga o te kāhui (TP 7/1911:5). / These are the castrated rams of the flock and there isn't much to say about this section of the flock.

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