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whā Play

1. (numeral) four, 4.

Ko ōna tumera e whā (TP 4/1912:3). / Its four funnels.


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2. (numeral) fourth - when used with this meaning it is preceded by te and followed by o.

Nō te whā o te ahiahi, ka hoki mai te kātipa rā (HP 1991:162). / At 4 pm the constable returned.


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3. (numeral) fourthly, four - when preceded by ka it is used in counting out things or people or when there is a sequence of numbers.

Ka puta atu te tuatahi ki te whai i te kahawai e rere rā. Ka tahi, ka rua, ka toru, ka whā, te otinga o te inoi a te minita, titiro rawa ake, kua riro kē te nuinga o te minenga (TWK 16:5). / The first one came out to chase the kahawai that were running. One, two, three, four, and when the minister's prayer was finished and he finally looked up, the majority of the congregation had already left.


whā- Play

1. (particle) to cause something to happen - prefixed to some words as a shortened form of whaka-. In some cases there is no difference in meaning between the two forms, e.g. whākao and whakakao (to collect). In other cases the two forms have different meanings, e.g. whāngongo (to administer food to someone) and whakangongo (to neglect, pay no attention).

Kua whāngote te wahine i tana pēpi. / The woman is breastfeeding her baby.


whā Play

1. (noun) leaf - especially those of plants such as harakeke.

He harakeke iraira, he mumura te kākāriki o ngā whā, he kōwhai ngā tāekaeka, he karaka ngā tapa me te tuaka, he mā, he mōhinuhinu te muka o tēnei harakeke (PK 2008:603). / A variegated flax, with bright green leaves, yellow stripes, orange edges and midrib, while the fiber of this flax is white and shiny.


tekau mā whā Play

1. (numeral) be fourteen, 14.


(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 16;)


2. (numeral) fourteenth, 14th (following te).


ngahuru mā whā Play

1. (numeral) be fourteen, fourteenth (following te).


(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 12;)

See also tekau mā whā


Karu Whā, Te Play

1. (personal name) Henry Williams.

I te tau 1840, i te marama o Hānuere, ka haere rāua ko Te Korohiko ki Pēwhairangi i te taha o Te Karu Whā, o te Rōpū Hāhi Mihinare, ki ngā hui whakawhitiwhiti kōrero mō te Tiriti o Waitangi (TTR 1990:187). / In January 1840, he and Te Korohiko travelled to the Bay of Islands with Henry Williams of the Church Missionary Society to the gathering discussing the Treaty of Waitangi.


Whā o Mahuru, Te Play

1. (personal noun) fourth lunar month of the Māori year - approximately equivalent to September and traditionally used by Ngāti Awa.

Ko te putanga mai o Matariki te tohu mō te marama tuatahi, ko ngā ingoa hoki ēnei o ngā marama katoa: Te Tahi o Pipiri, Te Rua o Takurua, Te Toru Here o Pipiri, Te Whā o Mahuru, Te Rima o Kōpū, Te Ono o Whitiānaunau, Te Whitu o Hakihea, Te Waru o Rehua, Te Iwa o Rūhi-te-rangi, Te Ngahuru o Poutū-te-rangi, Te Ngahuru mā tahi, Te Ngahuru mā rua (TP 1/3/1901:6). / The appearance of Pleiades is the sign for the first month and these are the names of all the months: The first is Pipiri, the second is Takurua, the third is Here o Pipiri, the fourth is Mahuru, the fifth is Kōpū, the sixth is Whiti-ānaunau, the seventh is Hakihea, the eighth is Rehua, the ninth is Rūhi-te-rangi, the tenth is Poutūterangi, the eleventh and twelfth months.

See also Mahuru


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