1. (noun) grandfathers, grand-uncles, great-uncles, male ancestors - the western dialect form of tīpuna tāne and plural form of tupuna tāne.
He epeepe tonu nei rāua, ā, i te wā e kōhungahunga tonu ana i puta ai te whakahau a wō rāua tūpuna tāne rā, kia taumautia rāua i runga anō i te tikanga o te tomo (TTR 2000:68-69). / They were distant cousins and when they were still quite young their grandfathers decreed that they be betrothed under the customary practice of betrothal.
See also tīpuna tāne
1. (noun) grandfathers, grand-uncles, great-uncles, male ancestors - the eastern dialect form of tūpuna tāne and plural form of tipuna tāne.
Kātahi anō ka tuku te wahine ariki, te tāne ariki me te tamaiti ariki ki raro o te paparoa, ka whakarewaia mai te ua o ngā kahu o te paparoa, ka mauria e ngā mātua tāne ranei, e ngā tīpuna tāne rānei, ka tīmata te hoki ki te kāinga (JPS 1929:266). / The highborn woman, husband and child now moved under the paparoa, the garments were lifted by the collars and carried away by the male parents or male grandparents, and the return to the village commenced.
1. (stative) be lustful (for a man), have an affair (with a man).
1. (noun) trans-man.
1. (noun) testosterone.
Ko tā te taihema toa, he whakaputa i te taiake tāne e tika ai te whanake o te tānetanga me te whakaputa wai tātea (RP 2009:350). / The purpose of the male reproductive organs is to produce testosterone so that the development of maleness and the production of semen occur correctly.
1. (noun) boys, sons.
1. (noun) male ancestor, grandfather, great grandfather, forefather.
tāne tāwhai wahine
1. (noun) female impersonator.
Ko ngā kaimahi he kuīni whakarākei, he tāne tāwhai wahine, he tangata kahuwhiti, he taihemawhiti, he tāne moe tāne, he tāne moe wahine, he wahine moe wahine. (Townsend, 2018) / The staff were a mix of drag queens, female impersonators, transvestites and transsexuals, plus a few gay men, straight men and lesbian women.
1. (personal name) atua of the forests and birds and one of the children of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku.
Ko te māoritanga o ngā ingoa o ēnei tamariki a Rangi rāua ko Papa: Ko Tangaroa, he ika; ko Rongo-mā-tāne, ko te kūmara; ko Haumia-tiketike, ko te aruhe; ko Tāne-mahuta, ko te rākau, ko te manu; ko Tāwhiri-mātea, ko te hau; ko Tū-matau-enga, ko te tangata (KO 16/9/1886:6). / The explanation of the names of these children of Rangi and Papa is: Tangaroa is fish; Rongo-mā-tāne is kūmara; Haumia-tiketike is fernroot; Tāne-mahuta is trees and birds; Tāwhiri-mātea is wind; Tū-matau-enga is humans.
See also atua
1. (personal name) one of the offspring of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku who was the first to see the sun shining under Rangi's armpit (according to some versions of the narrative).
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 40-42;)
Nō te kitenga o Tāne-tūturi i taua māramatanga ka kōrero atu ia ki ōna tuākana, "Kua kitea e au tētahi māramatanga e kohara mai ana i roto i te kēkē o tō tātau pāpā. Kei te hunaia e ō tātau mātua te māramatanga i a tātau, kei whiti mai ki a tātau." (HWM 4). / When Tāne-tūturi saw the light he said to his elder brothers, "I have seen some light shining in the armpit of our father. The light is being hidden from us by our parents so that it can't shine on us."
1. (noun) heterosexual woman, married woman.