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tamariki

1. (verb) (-ngia,-tia) to be young.

I te wā e tamariki ana koinā te mahurutanga o te tangata. Ko tēnā te wā hei whāwhātanga ki te mātauranga (TTT 1/2/1925:179). / During the time of childhood a person is untroubled. That's the time to tackle education.

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2. (modifier) young, youthful, immature (of people).

Kāore i pērā ngā rangatira tamariki ake (TTR 1990:231). / He is not like younger chiefs.

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3. (noun) children - normally used only in the plural.

E rua ngā kōti tēnehi, me tētahi wāhi purei hōkī, otirā he wāhi motuhake mō ngā tini tākaro a ngā tamariki (TTT 1/12/1930:2201). / There were two tennis courts and a place to play hockey, indeed a special place for the many children's games.

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tamariki whakaangi

1. (noun) stepchildren.

Me āta whakaae katoa te nuinga kia uru mai taua tamaiti whakaangi rā, aua tamariki whakaangi rā ki roto (Milroy 2015). / The rest must all agree for that stepchild, or those stepchildren to be included.

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tamariki tāne

1. (noun) boys, sons.

E rua ngā tamariki tāne a Tapua, ko Eru Patuone, ko Tāmati Wāka Nene, ko te mana o te papa ka tukua iho ki a Tāmati (TWMNT 23/4/1873:38). / Tapua had two sons, Eru Patuone and Tāmati Wāka Nene, and the father's mana was passed on to Tāmati.

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whare tamariki

1. (noun) womb.

Āhuru mōwai: Ko te whare tamariki o te wahine (M 2006:12). / Cosy haven: The woman's womb.

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tamariki whāngai

1. (noun) foster children, adopted children.

I te matenga o Erueti, whakataua ana e Tiati Tiakihana Pāma kāore e tika kia uru ana tamariki whāngai Pākehā ki ōna whenua (TP 6/1908:5). / When Erueti died Judge Jackson Palmer decided that his Pākehā foster children had no rights to his lands.

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karihika tamariki

1. (noun) child pornography.

whakaaetanga tiaki tamariki

1. (noun) parenting agreement, protection of children agreement.

Ka whakarārangi mai i tētahi whakaaetanga tiaki tamariki i ngā whakatau kua whakaaehia (Ministry of Justice MOJ0560M 2014:2) / It outlines a protection of children agreement and the decisions that have been agreed upon.

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mate whakarori tamariki

1. (noun) infantile paralysis, poliomyelitis.

Ko te take nui i hikitia ai tā rātou rā, kei runga i ngā whakatūpato a te Tari Ora mō te mate whakarori tamariki (TTT 1/3/1925:189). / The main reason that their day was postponed was due to the caution of the Health Department concerning infantile paralysis.

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tamariki kokoti tau

1. premature babies, children born prematurely - only used in the plural.

Tohutohu mō te tiaki i ngā tamariki kokoti tau, me ngā tamariki ngoikore (TP 5/1908:7). / Instructions for the care of premature babies and for weakly infants.

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Tiakina ā Tātou Tamariki

1. (noun) Commissioner for Children.

Kaikōmihana mō ngā Tamariki, Te

1. (loan) Children's Commissioner.

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