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uta

1. (verb) (-ina) to load on, put on.

I muri iho i tēnei ka utaina he manga rākau kokonati ki runga i te hāngī (TP 8/1902:7). / After this branches from the coconut tree are loaded onto the hāngī.

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2. (noun) loading, export, import, contribution.

Ka tuhia ko ērā i mua, kia pai ai te uta mai o ā Hemana (M 2006:256). / Those will be recorded first so as to clear the way for Hemana's contribution.

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Ūtā

1. (loan) (location) Utah - a state in western USA.

Kei Ūtā anake tōna kahanga (TP 12/1899:6). / It only has strength in Utah.

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uta

1. (location) the shore, ashore, land (from a sea or water perspective), inland (from a coastal perspective), interior (of a country or island) - a location word, or locative, which follows immediately after particles such as ki, i, hei and kei or is preceded by a when used as the subject of the sentence.

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 15-16;)

Nā, ka hoe mai rātou, ā, ka tae mai ki uta. / They paddled and reached the shore.

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mīhini uta

1. (loan) (noun) loader.

tuku uta

1. (noun) north-north-west wind - probably a Ngāti Porou term for a land breeze.

He aha ra te hau e pā nei? He tuku uta, he patu moana (M 2004:40). / What is the breeze that blows here? It is a north-north-west wind that calms the sea.

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raru ki uta

1. (noun) minor problem - a problem that can easily be remedied.

Tamaiti (me te pōuri anō): Māmā, kua mīia e au taku moenga. Māmā: Kei te pai e te tau, he raru ki uta. He māmā noa iho te horoi i ngā hīti (HJ 2012:22). / Child (very upset): Mum, I wet my bed. Mother: That's alright my love, it's a minor problem. It quite easy to wash the sheets.

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tūwāhi

1. (noun) locative, locative noun, location word - those words which follow immediately after i, ki, hei or kei in the sentence. When they are the subject of the sentence they are preceded by a. Names of places, mountains, regions, rivers, marae, etc. are included in this class. Also included is a small group of words which designate place, e.g. runga, mua, tātahi, tāwāhi, uta and waho.

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 15, 121; Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 54-55;)

Me haere tātou ki tātahi. / Let's go to the beach.
Anei ētahi tūwāhi o te reo Māori: runga, muri, tua, waho, konā, uta (PK 2008:1024). / Here are some locatives of Māori: runga, muri, tua, waho, konā, uta.

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tai

1. (location) the sea, coast (as opposed to uta when referring to the hinterland) - a location word, or locative, which follows immediately after particles such as ki, i, hei and kei.

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 15-16, 29;)

He waka ki tai, he hōiho ki uta. / A canoe at sea, a horse on the land.

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2. (noun) tide, sea - used as a noun.

E timu ana te tai. / The tide is going out.

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