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weheruatanga o te pō Play

1. (noun) midnight, middle of the night.

I te weheruatanga o te pō ka kawea mai te ipu kawhe hei inu māna, he mea kia kore ai ia e hiamoe (TWMNT 23/3/1875:69). / In the middle of the night a mug of coffee was brought for him to drink so that he would not become sleepy.


tatau o te pō Play

1. (noun) door of the world of death, door of the abode of the dead.

Ka haere i konei ka heke i te aka o Te Reinga, ka tatū ki raro. Ko te tatau o te pō tēnei (TTT 1/7/1922:13). / It went from here, descends down the vine at Te Reinga and reaches the bottom. This is the door of the world of death.


Hine-nui-te-pō Play

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.

Kātahi ka kī atu a Māui ki ōna taokete, 'Kaua koutou e kata ki a au ina tomo au ki roto ki a Hine-nui-te-pō.' (TPH 30/11/1911:9) / Then Māui said to his brothers-in-law, 'You must not laugh at me when I go into Hine-nui-te-pō.'
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 48-51, 96;)

See also Hine-tītama, atua


Hine-nui-i-te-pō Play

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


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