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toa

1. (verb) to be victorious, win.

Ka toa au i ngā whakataetae e rua - ko te hopuhopu, ko te mamau o te wāhanga tamariki (HP 1991:27). / I won two competitions - catching and wrestling for the juniors.

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2. (adjective) be brave, bold, victorious, experienced, accomplished, adept, competent, skilful, capable.

He toa kē ake au i a rātau ki te hī ika (HP 1991:16). / I was more skilful than them at line fishing.

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Synonyms: waewae kai pakiaka, tareka, kei a [koe] mō te ..., ringa rehe, Kei a ... mō te ..., riwha, taea


3. (noun) courage, bravery, champion, winner, expert.

He tino toa mō te hoe poti (HP 1991:24). / A real expert at rowing boats.

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See also tiamupiana


4. (noun) warrior, brave man.

Nā reira ka āta whakatahi te iwi me i kore te hoariri e whai atu ki te ururua o te ngahere i tua atu o te pā, kia haupapatia ai e Heke me ana toa (TTR 1990:7). / And so the people deliberately withdrew in the hope that the enemy might follow into the undergrowth of the bush on the other side of the pā, so that they could be ambushed by Heke and his warriors.

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5. (noun) male (of animals, birds, insects and plants).

He manu te kōmako; ka tangi ana i te awatea, ka tangi tētahi i konei, ka tangi tētahi i korā; nā, i te pō ka tangi ko tētahi anake, ka kīia ko tērā te toa (JPS 1956:201). / The bellbird is a bird which, when it sings in the daytime one will sing here another from somewhere else; and, when one sings alone in the night, that is said to be the male bird.

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toa

1. (loan) (noun) shop, store.

He kore utu mai nā te Pākehā, me te Māori, i āku mea i namā e rātou, i mea ai ahau me hoko taku toa me aku taonga (TW 3/6/1876:223) / Due to non-payment by Pākehā and Māori for my things which are owed by them, I have decided that I must sell my shop and goods.

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Ngāti Toa

1. (personal noun) tribal group south of Kāwhia, the Kapiti-Ōtaki area and parts of the northern South Island. A Tainui tribal group, some of whom moved with Te Rauparaha to the Kapiti coast area.

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 89, 113; Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 148-166;)

taihema toa

1. (noun) male reproductive organs.

He repe taihema toa te pū waitātea, ko tāna mahi he whakaputa waitātea, he tuku atu ki roto i te ara tātea (RP 2009:383). / The seminal vesicle is the male reproductive gland and its purpose is to produce semen which it sends into the sperm tube.

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hipi toa

1. (loan) (noun) ram.

Nā ka mea ia ki a ia, Tīkina tētahi kau māku, hei te tau toru, me tētahi koati uha, hei te tau toru, me tētahi hipi toa, hei te tau toru, me tētahi kūkupa, me tētahi pī kūkupa (PT Kenehi 15:9) / So he said to him, “Bring Me a three year old heifer, a three year old female goat, a three year old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”

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toa mātāmuri

1. (noun) bronze medalist.

Ko Kayla Imrie tētahi o ngā mema o te kapa K200 i hoki mai hei toa mātāmuri (Te Kāea 27/5/2015). / Kayla Imrie is one of the members of the K200 team who has returned as a bronze medalist.

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whiringa toa

1. (noun) final (competitions).

I te Ipu o te Ao mō te hunga wāhine ka hinga a Ahitereiria ki te kapa wāhine Māori. Nā konā ka uru ngā tīma o Aotearoa ki te whiringa toa, arā, ka tākaro te tīma Māori ki ngā Rarauhe Kiwi (Te Ara 2017). / In the Women’s World Cup the New Zealand Māori women’s team beat Australia. As a result the New Zealand teams were in the final, that is the Māori team played the Kiwi Ferns.

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toa mātāmua

1. (noun) gold medalist, winner.

Kua hoki mai ko ngā toa mātāmua i Ngā Taumāhekeheke o Te Ao. / The gold medalists have returned from the Olympic Games.

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toa hokomaha

1. (loan) (noun) supermarket.

Ka haere tāua ki te toa hokomaha, ki reirā hoko kai ai mā tātou. / You and I will go to the supermarket to buy food for us all.

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toa mātāwaenga

1. (noun) silver medalist.

toa mātāmua

1. (noun) first-born male (of animals).

Ko ngā toa mātāmua e whānau ana i roto i āu kau, i āu hipi, me whakatapu e koe mā Ihowā, mā tōu Atua (PT Tiuteronomi 15:19). / All the firstling males that come of thy herd and of thy flock thou shalt sanctify unto the Lord thy God.

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toa tārai uku

1. (loan) (noun) pottery shop.

Waiau-toa

1. (location) Clarence River (north-east South Island).

toa hoko kākahu

1. (noun) clothing shop.

hema-toa

1. (noun) stamen - the male fertilising organ of a flowering plant, including the anther containing pollen.

I ētahi tipu ka noho mai te hema-uwha me te hema-toa ki te pua kotahi (RP 2009:330). / In some plants the pistil and stamen are on the one flower.

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pūtau hema-toa

1. (noun) male gamete.

Ko te whakatōnga te hononga tahitanga o te pūtau hema-toa (te tātea) me te pūtau hema-uwha (te kākano) e puta ai he uri (RP 2009:450). / Fertilisation is the fusion of the male and the female gametes (sperm and egg) in order to produce offspring (RP 2009:45).

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ati ā-toa

1. (noun) young man after his first battle.

Ko te umu pōtaka mō te arero whero tēnā, me te ati ā-toa (W 1971:19). / That is the sacred oven for the fighting men and the young men after their first battle.

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Tama-i-hara-nui

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;)

Taiaroa, Te Mātenga

1. (personal name) (?-1863) Ngāi Tahu; chief and warrior who fought against Te Rauparaha and Ngāti Toa and their allies, eventually driving them out of the South Island. He played a major role in establishing peace between Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Toa.

(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 152-160;)

Waitohi

1. (personal name) (?-1839) Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Raukawa; leader, sister of Te Rauparaha and mother of Te Rangihaeata and Rangi Topeora. Moved south from Kāwhia to the Kapiti area with her tribes.

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