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tara Play

1. (noun) peak, point, thorn, tooth (of a comb), papillae (of the skin), sprocket, cog.

Ka orohia te pounamu hei matau, hei pākuru, hei tara tao (Te Ara 2013). / The greenstone was ground and made into fish hooks, hammer stones and points for spears.


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2. (noun) cloak pin, spike.

Kātahi ka wetekina te hei, te tara, te makao, ka horahia atu, ka hoatu ki te mano e noho mai rā (NM 1928:152). / Then the neck ornament, the cloak pin and the shark's tooth were untied, laid out and presented to the thousands sitting there.


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3. (noun) rays (of the sun).

He kupu anō te hihi mō ngā tara o Tama-nui-te-rā (Te Ara 2013). / Hihi is another word for the rays of the sun.


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4. (noun) vagina, female genitals, pudenda, genitalia, vulva.

Ko te tara te puaretanga o te kōpū, te ara e kuhu ai te ure i te aitanga a te tāne me te wahine. Koia hoki te ara e puta ai te pēpi i te wā whakawhānau (RP 2009:383). / The vagina is the opening of the womb, the path that the penis enters when a man and woman copulate. It is also the passage whereby the baby emerges at childbirth.


tara Play

1. (noun) gossip, scandal, rumour.

E hika mā, whakarongo mai ki te tara ka iriwharetia, tē ai he makeretanga ki raro (W 1971:80). / Friends, listen to the gossip that is told in the house and not allowed to subside.


tara Play

1. (noun) side wall (of a house).

Ka kite ia i reira i te pūngāwerewere e tohe ana kia pikitia te tara o te whare (TWMNT 21/4/1874:103). / There he saw a spider trying to climb the wall of the house.


tara Play

1. (noun) white-fronted tern, Sterna striata - the most common tern on the coast of Aotearoa/New Zealand. Often found in large flocks. Has a long black bill, is pale grey and white with a black cap, which is separated from the bill by a white forehead. Juvenile is brown and white on upper parts.

Ka kite ana rātou i ngā manu pērā i te tākapu, te tara me te ōi, ka mōhio rātou kei te tata rātou ki te whenua (Te Ara 2013). / When they saw birds such as gannets, terns and petrels they knew they were close to land.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 4;)


tāra Play

1. (loan) (noun) dollar.

He maitai te kotahi tāra me te rua tāra o Aotearoa, he pepa ngā mea nui ake i tērā te wāriu (PK 2008:862). / The one and two dollars are coins in Aotearoa/New Zealand and the ones above that in value are notes.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 48;)

See also taara


tara pirohe Play

1. (noun) black-fronted tern, Sterna albostriata - an inland tern of the South Island. It has a blue-grey body, wings and short shallow-forked tail, orange bill and legs and black cap.


(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 25;)


tūtae tara Play

1. (verb) to be an idiot, to be a fool.

Tūtae tara ana te tangata rā, ana whānako, ana mahi kino (W 1971:461). / What an idiot that man is, with his stealing and evil deeds.


2. (noun) you idiot, what a fool, what a moron, what a blockhead - a term of criticism with numerous equivalents in English.


kotahi tāra Play

1. (loan) (noun) one dollar coin, one dollar.


mangō tara Play

1. (noun) spiny dogfish, spotted spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias - a fish brownish-grey above with irregular white spots and white below. Body elongated with both dorsal fins preceded by a sharp spine. Reaches 1.2 m. Found in temperate waters around the world.

See also pioke


pūpū tara Play

1. (noun) large trumpet shell, Charonia lampas rubicunda - shell from deep water which is almost white and was used as a trumpet.

E kore koe e ora, ē ī, i ngā hau o te tiu e āia nei te pūpū tara ki uta (M 2005:278). / You will not survive the northerly winds that drive the large trumpet shell ashore.


rima tāra Play

1. (loan) (noun) five-dollar note, $5.


rua tāra Play

1. (noun) two dollar coin, $2.

Heoi, kei reira tonu ngā tohu ki te hono o tēnei whenua ki Peretānia, pērā i te pane Kuīni kei runga i ngā tāra me ngā rua tāra (Te Ara 2013). / But there are still signs of this county's link with Britain, such as the Queen’s head on New Zealand dollar and two dollar coins.


tara piroe Play

1. (noun) black-fronted tern, Sterna albostriata - an inland tern of the South Island. It has a blue-grey body, wings and short shallow-forked tail, orange bill and legs and black cap.


(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 25;)

See also tara pirohe


tekau tāra Play

1. (loan) (noun) ten-dollar note, $10.


[tō] tara! Play

1. 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 woman.


kōrero tara Play

1. (noun) legend, story, fable.

Ka tuhituhia e ia he kōrero tara, he kōrero pūrākau hei mahi moni māna. / He wrote a story so he could earn some money.

See also tara


tara teo Play

1. (noun) fairy tern, Sterna nereis, little tern, Sterna albifrons - very small terns uncommon in Aotearoa/New Zealand. The fairy tern is a rare native and the little tern an uncommon Asian migrant.


tara teoteo Play

1. (noun) fairy tern, Sterna nereis, little tern, Sterna albifrons - very small terns uncommon in Aotearoa/New Zealand. The fairy tern is a rare native and the little tern an uncommon Asian migrant.

See also tara teo


poti tara Play

1. (noun) food basket, large square-bottomed basket for cooked food for distinguished visitors.

E pūranga kau ana ngā pārō, ngā poti tara, ngā pohewa (W 1971:287). / The small food baskets, the larger food baskets and the food receptacles just lay in a heap.


tara iti Play

1. (noun) floor space on the left on entering a meeting house.

Ka haria mai e te manuhiri ā rātou kawenga ki roto i te wharenui. Ko rātou ki te tara nui o te whare moe ai, ko te tangata whenua ki te tara iti (TWK 46:13). / The visitors take their luggage into the meeting house. They sleep on the right side on entering a meeting house, the local people are on the left side.


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