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aho Play

1. (noun) fishing line, cord, string, line, medium for an atua in divination.

Pupuri tonu tētahi ringa ki te aho kia mau tonu ai te pōro i te taha o te kānara, ko te matikara o tētahi ringa hei āta koropana i te pōro kia āta takahurihuri mārire ai (TWMNT 5/6/1877). / Hold the string with one hand so that the ball is beside the candle and with a finger of the other hand carefully flick the ball so that it slowly revolves.


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2. (noun) weft, woof - cross-threads of weaving or a mat.

Whatua mai te aho kia kāwitiwiti, kia kātoatoa mō te oti wawe, e hine! (TTT 1/4/1929:s178) / For an earlier completion, weave the cross threads so that they taper and contract, girl!


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3. (noun) line of descent, genealogy.

I heke iho a Tini i te aho ariki o tōna tupuna, o Tūhuru o Te Tai Poutini, me tana pānga anō hoki ki a Ngāti Toa o Porirua (TTR 1998:216). / Tini was descended by the senior line from her ancestor Tūhuru of Westland, and was also related to Ngāti Toa of Porirua.


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4. (noun) chord (maths).

He rārangi tōtika te aho e hono ana i ētahi pūwāhi e rua i te paenga o tētahi porowhita (TRP 2010:94). / The chord is a straight line joining two points on the circumference of a circle (TRP 2010:94).


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5. (noun) sine (maths) - for an angle, the ratio of the length of the side that is opposite that angle to the length of the longest side of the triangle.

Ko te aho he ōwehenga e hono ana i tētahi koki o te tapatoru hāngai ki te tāroa me te tapa tauaro (TRP 2010:94). / The sine is a ratio which connects an angle of a right-angled triangle with the opposite side and the hypotenuse (TRP 2010:94).


aho Play

1. (verb) to shine.

Ka aho mai te māramatanga o te rā (W 1971:3). / The sun's light shone.


2. (noun) radiant light - as opposed to diffused light.

Me kore ake te rā me tōna aho i ora ai ngā mea oraora katoa o te ao (PK 2008:5). / We are fortunate with the sun and its radiant light whereby all living things of the world benefit.


aho whaikano Play

1. (noun) coloured light.


Aho Matua Play

1. The philosophical base for Kura Kaupapa Māori education for the teaching and learning of children. Te Aho Matua is presented in six parts, each part having a special focus on what, from a Māori point of view, is crucial in the education of children: 1. Te ira tangata – the physical and spiritual endowment of children and the importance of nurturing both in their education; 2. Te reo – principles by which this bilingual competence will be achieved; 3. Ngā iwi – principles important in the socialisation of children; 4. Te ao – those aspects of the world that impact on the learning of children; 5. Āhuatanga ako – the principles of teaching practice that are of vital importance in the education of children; 6. Te tino uaratanga – the characteristics aiming to be developed in children.


pūngao aho Play

1. (noun) light energy.


aho tuaiwi Play

1. (noun) spinal cord.

E haere ana te aho tuaiwi mā roto i ngā tangai o te tuaiwi (RP 2009:346). / The spinal cord goes via the inside of the vertebrae of the spine.


aho ratarata Play

1. (noun) incandescent light.

Ko te aho ratarata - ka puta mai i te kakā o tētahi mea (pērā i te rā, i te pūrama rānei) (RP 2009:156) / Incandescent light comes from the glow of something (such as the sun or a light bulb).


aho hīnātore Play

1. (noun) luminescence.

Ko te aho hīnātore - kāore e wera te whakaputaina o tēnei momo aho (hei tauira, ko te aho ka whakaputaina e te titiwai (RP 2009:156). / Luminescence - there is no heat when this type of light is produced (as an example, the light that is produced by a glowworm.

See also hīnātore


aho horahora Play

1. (noun) diffused light.


aho tāhuhu Play

1. (noun) first weft - the first line in weaving that sets the rest of the pattern.

Ko te aho tāhuhu, koia te aho tuatahi o te whatunga tāniko. Ki ētahi, ko te aho tapu. Ko tā tēnei aho, he pupuri i ngā whenu, he whakatakoto hoki i te tūāpapa o te tauira e whatua ana (RTA 2014:74). / The first weft, which is the first weft line of tāniko weaving. Some call this the sacred weft. The purpose of this weft is to hold the warp strands and to set the foundation of the pattern being woven.

See also aho tapu


tātari aho Play

1. (noun) light filter.


tau aho Play

1. (noun) light year.


aho poka Play

1. (noun) bias weft, bulge in the middle line of cloaks - insertion of short weft rows during the process of weaving to form slight bulges in the parts of the cloak that fit over the shoulders and the buttocks.


aho kōaro Play

1. (noun) inverse sine (maths).

Kei te tātaitai tētahi pātuhi mō te aho kōaro (TRP 2010:95). / There is a key on a calculator for the inverse sine.


aho maitai Play

1. (noun) steel string (music).

He rerekē te hā o te oro ka puta i te aho ngaiaku me te aho maitai (RTP 2015:61). / The tone of the sound that comes from a nylon string and a steel string are different.


aho ngaiaku Play

1. (noun) nylon string (music).

He rerekē te hā o te oro ka puta i te aho ngaiaku me te aho maitai (RTP 2015:61). / The tone of the sound that comes from a nylon string and a steel string are different.


herenga aho Play

1. (noun) bridge (stringed musical instrument).


hihi aho Play

1. (noun) ray of light.

Ko te whakapikonga o tētahi hihi aho ina whakawhiti taua hihi mai i tētahi whaitua pūataata ki tētahi. Hei tauira, ka hakoko te hihi aho, e whakawhiti ana mai i te hau takiwā ki te wai. Ka hakoko te hihi aho nā te mea he pōturi ake te ngaru aho i roto i te wai, tēnā i te hau takiwā (RP 2009:183). / The bending of a ray of light when that ray passes from one transparent medium to another. For example, a ray of light bends when travelling from air into water. It bends because the light wave travels slower in water than it does in air (RP 2009:183)


aho tapu Play

1. (noun) sacred first line - the first line in weaving that sets the rest of the pattern.

E kīia ana e ngā kaumātua ko te aho tāniko tuatahi he aho tapu tērā (TAH 21:27). / The elders call the first cross-thread in finger weaving the aho tapu, the sacred thread.


whatu aho rua Play

1. (noun) double weft twining.

Ko te whatu aho rua, koia te whatunga takirua i ngā aho (RTA 2014:75). / Double weft twining is the weaving of the weft in pairs.


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