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māreikura Play

1. (verb) nobly born female.

Ko Rīpeka Pōmare tana wahine tuarua, he māreikura nō Te Māhia (TTR 1994:204). / Rīpeka Pōmare, his second wife, was a high-born woman from Māhia.


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2. (noun) an order of female supernatural beings corresponding to the male whatukura.

I whakatapua a runga o taua maunga hai wāhi tapu, hai wāhi karakiatanga i ngā tino karakia tapu ki a Io-matua-te-kore me ngā whatukura, me ngā māreikura, me ngā uruao, me ngā rāhuikura o ngā rangi tūhāhā, me ērā atu apa atua katoa o aua rangi (JPS 1927:350). / The summit of that mountain was placed under tapu as a place for the performing of tapu rites connected with Io the Parentless and the whatukura [messengers, etc., of Io] and mareikura [celestial maids], also the denizens of the upper heavens, and other spirits of those heavens.
Ko te rangi i noho ai te atua, ko Toi-o-ngā-rangi, arā ko Tikitiki-o-rangi. Ko ngā atua e uru atu ana ki reira ko ngā whatukura, he atua tāne. Ko tō rātou whare ko Rangiātea. Ko ngā māreikura, he atua wahine. Ko tō rātou whare ko Te Rauroha (TTT 1/5/1924:38). / The heaven where the atua dwells is Toi-o-ngā-rangi, that is Tikitiki-o-rangi. The atua enter there are the the whatukura, the male atua. Their house is Rangiātea. The māreikura are the female atua.Their house is Te Rauroha.


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3. (noun) esteemed friend, respected friend, treasure, darling - a term of endearment.

See also tuhi māreikura


tuhi māreikura Play

1. (noun) ornamentation of the forehead with red ochre.

Ko te tuhi kōrae, arā ko te tuhi mareikura, i haea tikatia ngā tuhi mai i tētahi taha o te rae ki tētahi taha (M 2006:206). / The marking of the forehead was the noble mark which was drawn straight across from one side of the forehead to the other side.


2. (noun) esteemed friend, respected friend, treasure, darling - a term of endearment.

Tēnei kua kitea iho i roto i ngā parirau o te manu nei a 'Te Pīpī' tētahi tuhi māreikura, mō tō tatou hoa, mō Rena Peneti (TJ 23/5/1899:9). / Now a treasure has been revealed in the wings of this bird, 'Te Pipi' ['Te Pipiwharauroa' newspaper] for our friend, Rena Bennett.


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