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hamuti Play

1. (noun) faeces, excrement, poo, dung, droppings, stools.

Pēhia ai te tahā ki raro i te wai kia kore ai e uru he hamuti ki roto (TTT 1/12/1929:1935). / The calabash was pushed down into the water so that excrement would not enter.

See also kimi hamuti, [tō/ō] hamuti!


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2. (noun) latrine, long drop, privy, lavatory, toilet.

Hangā kia pai ngā kāpata e rua - mō ngā kai, ā, mō te hamuti, ā, kia pai hoki ngā taupoki (TTT 1/10/1929:1089). / Build the two cupboards well - for food and the latrine, and make good lids for them.


[ō] hamuti Play

1. a curse that is used to show disdain for the actions or statements of others, implying that they would be advised not to comment.


pae hamuti Play

1. toilet seat.


paepae hamuti Play

1. (noun) horizontal beam of a latrine.

Ko te whakauru ki taua karapu me ngau te tangata ki te paepae hamuti, kātahi anō ka mana ki te whai kī i roto i taua whakaminenga (TTT 1/2/1927:533). / For the membership of that club a person must undertake an initiation ritual and only then is he able to have speaking rights in that assembly.


[tō/ō] hamuti! Play

1. a curse that is used to show disdain for the actions or statements of others, implying that they would be advised not to comment.

Pare: E kī ana te iwi o Pāora kāore ō koutou take ki te whaikōrero. Rangi: Ō rātou hamuti e tā (HKK 1999:94) / Pare: Pāora's tribe says that you are all useless at making speeches. Rangi: They can get stuffed, my friend.

See also [ō] hamuti


kimi hamuti Play

1. to make it up, make up, seek forgiveness, reconcile - an idiom used when the speaker has made a serious transgressed and wishes to make it up with the person, or people, affected by the transgression. Stronger than kimi patero.

Rangi: Arā te tāhae i mau rā i a tāua e whānako ana i taku motukā. Pare: Āe rā. Me kōrero atu tāua ki a ia? Rangi: Waiho atu i konā kimi ai i tana hamuti (HKK 1999:74). / Rangi: There is the thief that we caught stealing my car. Pare: Yes indeed. Should we talk to him? Rangi: Leave him alone to make it up to us.


kai hamuti Play

1. (interjection) a curse indicating annoyance, dislike or mild anger towards someone. The strength of the phrase depends on the ferocity of the delivery by the speaker.

Kei noho koutou ka whakawhiwhi tūranga ki tēnā kai hamuti (HKK 1999:92). / Don't you dare give that bugger a position.


pakaru [ngā] hamuti Play

1. there's no way, it's not going to happen - a colloquialism used to say that someone can't achieve something despite a strong effort.

Ahakoa taku kaha, i pakaru aku hamuti ki te kauhoe ki te moutere. / Despite my best efforts, there's no way I could swim to the island.


pakaru (ana)/(katoa) [ngā] hamuti Play

1. [they] were shit-scared, scared shitless, terrified, scared stiff, frightened out of one's wits - a colloquialism often used to say that someone is terrified.

Ka kite ia i ngā pirihimana me ā rātou pū, pakaru ana tana hamuti i te mataku. / When he saw the policemen with their guns, he was terrified.


ka kai koe i ō hamuti Play

1. you'll regret it.


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