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whaea

1. (noun) mother, aunt, aunty.

Kei te hikihiki tāre tonu ia, ā kei te hikihikitia tonutia hoki e tōna whaea (TP 4/1908:1). / He still carries dolls in his arms and is still nurtured by his mother.

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whāea

1. (noun) mothers, aunties - used in this form with a lengthened vowel in the plural by some iwi.

Whakahauhautia ana e ia ngā whāea kia haramai ki ngā karaehe a ā rātau tamariki (TTR 1998:226). / She encouraged mothers to come to their children's classes.

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whaea whāngai

1. (noun) foster mother.

I a au i tō māua kāinga o taku whaea whāngai, i Te Whakakī, e pātata atu ana ki Nūhaka, ia Rārima, haere ai au ki Te Wairoa mā runga i ngā hōiho e rua o taku whaea Pākehā (HP 1991:45). / While I was at my foster mother and my home in Whakakī, near Nūhaka, each Friday I went to Wairoa on the two horses of my Pākehā mother.

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whaea kēkē

1. (noun) aunt, auntie, aunty.

Ko te whānau Grennell ētahi anō hoki o ngā kaihaka o te rōpū kōnohete i whakahaerea rā e Rāhera Tainui, he whaea kēkē nō Airini (TTR 2000:63). / The Grennell family were some of the performers of the concert party run by Rāhera Tainui, an aunt of Airini.

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whaea whakaangi

1. (noun) stepmother.

I kōrerotia atu anō e tō mātou pāpā ki a ia kua kōhurutia e ia tō mātou whaea whakaangi (HTK 3/3/1894:3). / Our father had actually told him that he had murdered our stepmother.

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whāea kēkē

1. (noun) aunties.

Ko te take i karangatia ia ko Pītiti, he mau nō tētahi o ōna whāea kēkē e raweke pītiti ana i reira, ka tapaina ia ko Hēmi Pītiti Huata (TTR 1996:59). / The reason he was called Pītiti (Peach) was because one of his aunts was caught pilfering peaches, so he was named Hēmi Pītiti Huata.

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