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whakaahua

1. (verb) (-tia) to acquire form, transform.

Kātahi ka whakaahua i a ia ki te kererū (JPS 1901:14). / Then he transformed himself into a pigeon.

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2. (verb) (-tia) to form, fashion.

Ka haere a Tāne, whakaahua i te oneone, he wahine māhana. Ko Hinehaone te ingoa o taua wahine (Tr 1874:34). / Tāne went off and from the earth he formed a woman for himself. That woman was Hinehaone.

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3. (verb) (-tia) to photograph, portray, film.

Kātahi ka mea mai me mau e au ki te nūpepa o Taupō kia whakaahuatia (HP 1991:308). / Then it was decided that I should take it to Taupō's newspaper to be photographed.

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4. (noun) photograph, illustration, portrait, picture, image, shot (photograph), photocopy.

Ko te whakaahua kei runga tonu ake o taua ingoa he tangata mangumangu kei roto i te tāpu wai. E rua ngā Pākehā kei te horoi i a ia ki te paraihe, ki te hopi (TTT 1/10/1921:5). / The illustration just above that name is of a black person in a bathtub. There are two Pākehā washing him with brushes and soap.

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5. (noun) design.

Kei te poraka e mau ana te moko o te Taura Whiri (arā, ki te uma (taha mauī), he whakaahua paku noa iho), ā, kei te angaangamate ko te moko whakanui i te Tau o te Reo Māori (HM 4/1994:12). / On the sweatshirt is the logo of the Māori Language Commission (that is on the chest (left side), just a small design), and on the reverse side is the logo celebrating the Year of the Māori Language.

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whakaahua kiriaro

1. (noun) self-portrait.

pūrere whakaahua

1. (noun) photocopier.

waea whakaahua

1. (loan) (noun) facsimile device, fax.

Nā reira, e tau ai te mauri o te Taura Whiri ki tēnei take, tēnā patua mai he waea, waea whakaahua rānei, tuhinga kōrero rānei mēnā ko koe tētahi kei te haramai ki tā tātou hui o te kōanga ki te whakapakari i ō tātou reo (HM 3/1994:4). / So that the Māori Language Commission can be satisfied, please phone, fax or write if you are attending our spring hui to strengthen our language.

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whakaahua karihika

1. (noun) pornographic picture.

pū whakaahua

1. (noun) camera.

Ko te pū whakaahua he momo pūrere hei hopu, hei pupuri whakaahua (RTA 2014:142). / The camera is a device for capturing and storing images.

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pepa whakaahua

1. (loan) (noun) photography paper.

kauwhata whakaahua

1. (noun) picture graph, pictograph.

He momo hoahoa tauanga motuhake te kauwhata whakaahua. Ka whakamahia he whakaahua, he tohu rānei hei whakaatu i te auau o ia wehenga raraunga. He āhua rite ki te kauwhata pou (TRP 2010:148). / A pictograph is a type of statistical diagram. Pictures or symbols are used to show the frequency of each category of data. It is similar to the bar graph (TRP 2010:149).

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rama whakaahua

1. (noun) camera flashlight.

whakaahua arorangi

1. (noun) aerial photograph, aerial photography.

whakaahua matihiko

1. (noun) digital photograph, digital photography.

whakaahua taiao

1. (noun) landscape image, landscape photograph.

mīhini whakaahua

1. (loan) (noun) photocopier.

pānui whakaahua

1. (noun) poster.

Ki te huia katoatia ngā urupare e tohu ana i te kaha o ngā hua o te maramataka me ngā pānui whakaahua, he 7.29 te tau wawaenga (HM 4/1990). / If the responses are all collated they indicate the value of the almanac and the posters, a medium tally of 7.29.

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hopu whakaahua

1. (noun) photography.

tohunga tā whakaahua

1. (noun) painter (art), artist (painting, etc.).

kaitohu tango whakaahua

1. (noun) director of photography.

rūma mīhini whakaahua

1. (loan) (noun) photocopying room.

puka emi whakaahua

1. (loan) (noun) photograph album.

tohunga tā whakaahua motuhenga

1. (noun) realist painter (art).

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