1. (noun) son of a slave wife.
Ko Ruatapu, he tama nō Uenuku-nui i tana wahine, i a Paimahutanga. He tangata whakakake tana tamaiti, ā, nō reira i kī atu ai te papa i tētahi rangi, "E kore rā e tika kia haere koe ki te whare o tō tuakana, he tama meamea koe nāku." Mō te whaea pea tēnei kupu, ehara hoki ia i te rangatira (MM.TKM 3-4/1855:31). / Ruatapu was a son of Uenuku-nui by his wife, Paimahutanga. His child was very forward, and so his father said to him one day, "It is not becoming of you to go up to your elder brother's house; you are a son of low status." This was an allusion, most probably to his mother, who was not a person of rank.
1. good heavens boy! good heavens! far out! for goodness sake! goodness me! oh dear - used with terms of address (e.g. tama, kui, tama, hine, koro, hoa, hika, etc.) this idiom has many variations but, with the appropriate intonation, can be used to show surprise, amazement, disbelief, disagreement, dislike of an activity, disappointment, or support. The optional second e strengthens the meaning, while mā is always used when the idiom applies to more than one person and it may be used when not applying it to a person.
Heoi anō, i tētahi o ngā kāinga i patapataihia e au i Te Waiharakeke, ka pātōtō atu, nō te huakanga mai, e tama, ko taku tungāne tonu tērā e tū mai ana i te kūaha! (HKK 1999:119). / However, at one of the homes that I was interviewing at at Te Waiharakeke, I knocked on the door and when it opened, goodness me, it was my own brother standing there at the door!
Pare: Mīere katoa te tīma poikiri o Argentina i te tīma Wīwī. Rangi: E hoa mā e! (HKK 1999:119). / Pare: Argentina's soccer team was thrashed by the French team. Rangi: Good heavens!
E ta, me aroha atu ngā tāngata pērā (HKK 1999:121). / Oh dear, we must feel sorry for people like that.
See also e hika
1. (personal name) Fomalhaut - the brightest star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus. Its appearance marked the beginning of the lunar month of Poutū-te-rangi (March).
See also Ōtamarākau
1. (personal name) (?-1830/31?) Ngāi Tahu; ariki in the northern part of the South Island who was captured by Ngāti Toa when he, his wife and daughter were tricked into boarding Captain John Stewart's brig, Elizabeth, eventually being tortured and killed by the wives of Ngāti Toa chiefs killed at Kaiapoi pā. Also known as Te Maiharanui.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 148-160;)
1. (location) a place mentioned in the creation narratives where Hine-tītama fled to after learning that her husband, Tāne-nui-a-rangi, was also her father. There Aituā lived in his house, Whiti-nuku. Aituā then took Hine-tītama to the entrance to Te Reinga and to Whiti-reinga where Ioio-whenua, the eldest child of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku, lived. There Hine-tītama became Hine-nui-te-pō and she remains in te pō to receive the spirits of the dead.
2. (personal noun) sixth lunar month of the Māori lunar calendar - approximately equivalent to November and traditionally usd by Ngāti Awa.
Ko te putanga mai o Matariki te tohu mō te marama tuatahi, ko ngā ingoa hoki ēnei o ngā marama katoa: Te Tahi o Pipiri, Te Rua o Takurua,Te Toru Here o Pipiri, Te Whā o Mahuru, Te Rima o Kōpū, Te Ono o Whitiānaunau, Te Whitu o Hakihea, Te Waru o Rehua, Te Iwa o Rūhi-te-rangi, Te Ngahuru o Poutū-te-rangi, Te Ngahuru mā tahi, Te Ngahuru mā rua (TP 1/3/1901:6). / The appearance of Pleiades is the sign for the first month and these are the names of all the months: The first is Pipiri, the second is Takurua, the third is Here o Pipiri, the fourth is Mahuru, the fifth is Kōpū, the sixth is Whiti-ānaunau, the seventh is Hakihea, the eighth is Rehua, the ninth is Rūhi-te-rangi, the tenth is Poutūterangi, the eleventh and twelth months.
1. (personal name) Hine-tītama was the eldest daughter of the atua Tāne-nui-a-Rangi and Hine-ahu-one. She had several children to her father, but on learning that her husband was her father she fled to te pō (the underworld) where she receives the souls of the dead and is known as Hine-nui-te-pō.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 48-51, 96;)
See also atua
1. (personal name) son of Tama-nui-te-rā, the sun, and Hine-raumati, the Summer Maiden. Tānerore is credited with the origin of haka and is the trembling of the air as heat haze seen on hot days of summer, represented by the quivering of the hands in haka and waiata.
Ka whakamoea a Te Rā ki a Hine Raumati kia puta ko Tānerore. E pā ana te kōrero a ‘Te haka a Tānerore’ ki te hau ārohirohi o te raumati (Te Ara 2013). / The sun married Hine Raumati had Tānerore. The saying, ‘Te haka a Tānerore’ (Tānerore's dance) refers to the shimmering of the hot air during summer.