2. (noun) student, pupil, apprentice, pattern, example, model, design, draft, sample, specimen, template, skilled person, cadet.
3. (noun) precedent.
Kāti, ko ngā mahi e mahia nei he mea whakahaere i runga i ngā tauira kua takoto noa mai i mua, me te whakaarotanga iho he tauira ko te mahi a Te Whiti rāua ko Tohu (TPH 8/6/1903:4). / Well, the tasks that were done were proceeded with according to the precedents that have been set out in the past, and with consideration of the precedents in the work of Te Whiti and Tohu.
1. (noun) sequential pattern.
1. (noun) repeating pattern.
E tohua ana te pūtaketake o te tauira kōwhaiwhai nei. Ka kīia tēnei momo tauira he tauira tāruarua nā te mea ka tāruaruatia te pūtaketake o te tauira (TRP 2010:271). / The base element of this kōwhaiwhai pattern is indicated. This type of pattern is called a repeating pattern because the base element of the pattern is repeated.
1. (noun) eye, pupil of the eye, anchor, kernel (of fruit).
Ina rā, te pūhutihuti me te mā o ngā makawe, te kikorangi o ngā whatu, te tāroaroa o te hanga, te paipa i te waha, he pāhau te kanohi, me tana kāmeta mau haere tonu e pūhia ana e te hau kaha o Pōneke (TTR 1996:188). / Tall, bearded, with a shock of white hair and blue eyes, pipe in mouth, ever-present scarf flicking about in Wellington's stiffer breezes, he was instantly recognisable (DNZB 1996:493).
2. (noun) hailstone, hail.
Nō te 10 o ngā rā o te marama nei i te rua o ngā hāora o te awatea, ka ua tētahi ua, 10 meneti i ua ai. Kātahi ka rere he whatu (he nganga ki ētahi reo) (TKO 1/11/1917:9). / On the 10th of this month at 2 pm, it rained for 10 minutes. Then some hail fell.
3. (noun) initiation stone - a stone swallowed by the pupil (tauira) during his initiation as a tohunga.
Ko te whatu he kōhatu, ko te kōhatu, arā ko te hira o te hua rākau, o te karaka, etc. Ko te whatu e whāngaitia ana ki te tauira ako i te mahi tohunga; ka waiho hei ingoa mō te tauira (M 2006:198). / The 'whatu' is a stone and 'kōhatu' is the used for the abundance of fruit, of the karaka tree, etc. A stone (whatu) was fed to the scholar in priestly activities; and as a result it was used as a name for the scholar.
4. (noun) stone.
Ko te whatu i te pou tuarongo te wāhi tapu, ko te Kura a Tangaroa, he kōwhatu āhua pūwhero nei, he kōwhatu nō te kei o 'Kurahaupō' (JPS 1925:307). / The stone deposited at the rear post of the house marked the tapu spot and it was the Kura a Tangaroa. It was a reddish stone, being a stone belonging to the stern of 'Kurahaupō'.
5. (noun) rāhui stone - a stone invested by the tohunga with powers for rendering a rāhui effective. Karakia are recited and the whatu is hidden away from the pou rāhui.