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tūī Play

1. (noun) tūī, parson bird, Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae - a songbird that imitates other birds' calls and has glossy-black plumage and two white tufts at the throat.

I te herehere ka kitea he tūī tāna i roto i tana rahu (TP 6/1908:5). / In prison it was seen that he had a tūī in his basket.

See also tute


tui Play

1. (verb) (-a) to sew, thread on a string, thread.

Ka pakaru ngā kākahu, ka tuia he kākahu mō rātou ki te kiri kekeno, he iwi toroa ngā ngira (TWM 20/2/1868:5). / When their clothes were ragged they sewed garments of seal skins and the needles were of albatross bone.


2. (verb) (-a) to lash, lace, bind.

Kei ngā rangi ngahuru mā whā e heke mai nei ka tuia ngā taumanu o te waka (JPS 1957:221). / On the next fourteenth days the thwarts of the canoe will be lashed on.


3. (verb) to put through (the arm or hand through a loop), arm in arm.


4. (noun) string (on which anything is threaded), lashing.

Ko te pona o te tui a Kahukura he mea tītorea te pona (NM 1928:151). / The knot of the Kahukura's string was a slip-knot.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 152;)


kawau tūī Play

1. (noun) little black shag, Phalacrocorax sulcirostris - a wholly black shag with a green gloss, long, slender, dark grey bill, green eyes and black feet.


korokoro tūī Play

1. (noun) sweet singer, melodious voice.

Ka waiatatia ā rātou waiata – ngā waiata aroha, ngā hahani, ngā waiata mō te rongo, mō te pakanga, ngā mahi rēhia me ngā waiata kaioraora – hei whakaatu i te āhua o tō rātou ao. Ko Puhiwahine te korokoro tūī o rātou katoa (TTR 1994:93). / The songs that they sang - songs of love and hate, peace and war, jollity and derision - reflected the nature of their world. Puhiwahine was the sweetest singer of them all.


2. (noun) articulate speaker, witty speaker.

Me he korokoro tūī te kaikōrero, ka kī te whare i te hunga kua whakarauika ki te whakarongo ki a ia (HJ 2017:61). / If the speaker is an articulate orator, the house will be full of people who have gathered to listen to him.


tui whakaniko Play

1. (noun) embroidery.


tui raumata Play

1. (noun) tapestry.


tui kuira Play

1. (loan) (noun) quilting.


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