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ahi Play

1. (noun) fire - according to most creation narratives, Māui obtained fire from Mahuika. The power of fire was recognised and sacred fires were associated with the tohunga and the tapu of the tūāhu and with rituals.

I te mea ka tae mai te ahi ki reira, kātahi te tangata nei ka rere ki roto i te taika wai rāua ko tētahi atu tangata, ka whakamākūtia hoki he paraikete mō rāua (TPH 10/1/1906). / When the fire reached that place then this man and another one fled into the tank of water and they doused blankets with water.
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 86-87;)


ahi kā Play

1. (noun) burning fires of occupation, continuous occupation - title to land through occupation by a group, generally over a long period of time. The group is able, through the use of whakapapa, to trace back to primary ancestors who lived on the land. They held influence over the land through their military strength and defended successfully against challenges, thereby keeping their fires burning.

See also ahikāroa, ahikā, ahi-kā-roa


ahi tipua Play

1. (noun) demon fire, volcano, volcanic activity, geothermal activity.

Ko Te Hoata ko Te Pupu ngā tuāhine a Ngātoroirangi. I a ia i mate ai i te huka i runga o Tongariro, ka karangatia ki ōna tuāhine kia haria mai te ahi tipua i Hawaiki; koia ngā puia (M 2004:200). / Te Hoata and Te Pupu were the sisters of Ngātoroirangi. When he was dying from cold on Tongariro Mountain he called to his sisters to bring volcanic activity from Hawaiki, hence the geysers.


ārai ahi Play

1. (noun) fire screen.


kaitinei ahi Play

1. (noun) fire fighter.


kutukutu ahi Play

1. (verb) to make meaningless talk, rave, talk nonsense.

Anei e whai ake nei ētahi kōrero hei whakapati i te hunga whai mai i tā mātou e kutukutu ahi nei! Arā, ko ngā kōrero a Pou Tēmara mō te pūnaha ringapoto a Te Pēhi (HM 1/1993). / Here follows an account to titillate the people who follow our raving! That is, Pou Tēmara's account about Best's shorthand system.


2. (noun) delirium, raving, nonsense, meaningless talk, drivel, gibberish, waffle.

I ētahi wā i a au e pānui ana i ngā tuhituhinga reo Māori a tētahi o aku akonga, tē aro i a au āna kōrero, he kutukutu ahi. / Sometimes when I'm reading the writings in Māori of one of my students I have no idea what she's saying, it's nonsense.


3. (noun) incessant grumbling, harping on a subject.

Kāti te kutukutu ahi mo ōku hē (Ng 1993:196). / Stop harping on about my faults.


ahi mātaotao Play

1. (noun) cooling fires of occupation - a term used where the customary title to land may be lost through lack of occupation over two to three generations.

Ki te whakarērea te whenua ka mātao te ahi, ka ngaro ngā tika ki te whenua. Hei te tīmatanga ka iti te ahi, kīia ai he ahi tere. Ka tae ana ki te wā ka weto te ahi, ko te ahi mātaotao tērā (Te Ara 2013). / The legitimacy of any claim diminished over time if the land was abandoned and the fire allowed to die out. Initially, the right started to wane and became ahi tere (unstable fire). Eventually the fire was extinguished which was ahi mātaotao (cold fire).


ahi tere Play

1. (noun) flickering fire, unstable fire - a term used when members of a whānau have not returned to their tribal lands to 'keep the fires burning' for three or four generations and their rights have almost been extinguished.

Ki te whakarērea te whenua ka mātao te ahi, ka ngaro ngā tika ki te whenua. Hei te tīmatanga ka iti te ahi, kīia ai he ahi tere. Ka tae ana ki te wā ka weto te ahi, ko te ahi mātaotao tērā (Te Ara 2013). / The legitimacy of any claim diminished over time if the land was abandoned and the fire allowed to die out. Initially, the right started to wane and became ahi tere (unstable fire). Eventually the fire was extinguished which was ahi mātaotao (cold fire).

See also ahi tahutahu


ahi tahutahu Play

1. (noun) intermittent fires of occupation - customary title to land that has been maintained only by limited occupation of that land.

Kei waenganui ... te ahi tahutahu i te ahikāroa me te ahi mātaotao. Ko te ahi tahutahu e tohu ana, haere ai koe ki reira i ētahi wāhanga ... engari ehara i te mana ahikāroa (RT 2013:1). / The ahi tahutahu is between the ahi kāroa and the ahi mātaotao. The ahi tahutahu indicates that you go there sometimes but it does not have the same status as the ahikāroa.


ahi taitai Play

1. (noun) ceremony to remove tapu, sacred fire associated with the tapu removal ritual.

I te huakina o te tau tāhere manu ka whakahaerehia te kawa kīia ai ko te ahi taitai. Ko tēnei mea te ahi taitai kia ora ai ngā kai, ngā kākano, ngā manu. Ka tunu, ka tāpae ngā manu tuatahi mā ngā atua (Te Ara 2013). / The fowling season was opened with the ritual called the ahi taitai ceremony. The ahi taitai ceremony was so that the various foods, seeds and birds would flourish. The first birds caught were cooked and offered to the gods.

See also taitai


ngutungutu ahi Play

1. (intransitive verb) to make meaningless talk, rave, talk nonsense, delirious.

Ki te ngutungutu ahi te tūroro, me mātua mahi kia heke te wera o tōna tinana (HJ 2017:136). / If the patient is delirious, you must concentrate on reducing the body temperature.

See also kutukutu ahi


2. (noun) delirium, raving, nonsense, meaningless talk, incessant grumbling, harping on a subject, drivel, gibberish, waffle.

Ko te take i pērā ai ko te kōrerotanga i ngā kōrero wairangi, arā pōrangi, he ngutungutu ahi (JPS 1929:48). / The reason that they did that was because of the irrational talk, that is she was demented, it was delirium.

See also kutukutu ahi


tāmi ahi Play

1. (noun) fire blanket.


ahi whakaene Play

1. (noun) fire for mākutu rites - rites performed by a tohunga to destroy a person by slaying the āhua or semblance of a person causing death.

Ka tahuna te ahi whakaene, ka karakia te tohunga, ka hoatu te taio makawe (W 1971:27). / The mākutu fire was lit, the tohunga performed ritual chants, and a lock of hair was thrown in.


ahi kōmau Play

1. (noun) smouldering fire, volcanic fire - a term for volcanic activity.

He ahi kōmau nā Rūaumoko e kore e keto (JPS 1928:170). / A smouldering fire of Rūaumoko will never be extinguished.


whakapoko ahi Play

1. (noun) fire extinguisher.


ahi hinu Play

1. (noun) primus.


ahi kōpae Play

1. (noun) camp fire.

Ka tae te tipuna nei ki Tahora, ka whakatū tōna puni, ka tahu ia i tētahi ahi kōpae mōna (TWK 36:29). / When this ancestor reached Tahora, he set up his camp and lit a camp fire for himself.


whatinga ahi Play

1. (noun) fire exit.


pahū ahi Play

1. fireworks.


pupuhi ahi Play

1. (noun) bellows, pair of bellows - a device with an air bag that emits a stream of air when squeezed by its two handles.

E toru mano e rima rau pupuhi ahi (TW 16/9/1876:341). / 3,500 bellows.


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