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whakahau

1. (verb) (-a,-hia,-ngia,-ria,-tia) to command, order, urge, exhort, direct.

I te wā i a rātau e hūhunu haere ana, e whawhai kē ana rānei, whakahautia ana e ia āna tāngata kia kōrero Māori, uhingaro Māori rānei, kia kore ai e mōhio te hoariri e whakarongo ana, e aha ana rātau (TTR 2000:10). / While they were doing reconnaissance or in battle, he ordered his men to speak Māori, or in Māori code, so that the enemy eavesdropping would not know what they were doing.

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2. (noun) command, order, imperative, behest, direction, instruction.

He epeepe tonu nei rāua, ā, i te wā e kōhungahunga tonu ana i puta ai te whakahau a wō rāua tūpuna tāne rā, kia taumautia rāua i runga anō i te tikanga o te tomo (TTR 2000:68-69). / They were distant cousins and when they were still quite young their grandfathers decreed that they be betrothed under the customary practice of betrothal.

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whakahau

1. (verb) (-a,-tia) to shelter, protect.

Me whakatū he tēneti hei whakahau i a tātou kia kore ai e wera i te rā. / A tent should be erected as a shelter for us so that we aren't burnt by the sun.

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2. (noun) shelter, protection.

He taro tēnā, he whakahau paenga nō te kūmara (W 1971:39). / That is taro, a shelter around the edge of the kūmara patch.

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Whakahau

1. (location) Slipper Island (off the east coast of southern Coromandel Peninsula).

tauwehe whakahau

1. (noun) rational number.

whakahau rongoā

1. (noun) medical prescription.

whakahau whakamarutanga

1. (noun) protection order.

Koia te tangata i te tākaha, i te tūkino rānei, ā, mōna te whakahau whakamarutanga (RT 2013:107). / This is the person who is violent or abusive, and the protection order is for him.

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kāhoretanga whakahau

1. (noun) negative command, negative imperative.

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