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ahu Play

1. (verb) (-a,-ngia,-ria,-tia) to tend, foster, nurture, fashion.

Nā Tūparimāewaewa, nāna i ahu, ka kīia he tangata (NM 1928:12). / It was Tūpari-māewaewa, it was he who brought you up to be a man.


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2. (verb) (-a,-ngia,-ria,-tia) to treat.

'A kite iho au tō kiri i ahua ki te wai ngārahu, tō mata i haea ki te uhi matarau (M 2004:256). / I see your skin which was treated with charcoal pigment, and your face incised with the multi-pointed chisel.


ahu Play

1. (verb) to heap up.

Kātahi ka ahu rāua i tā rāua tūāhu (W 1971:3). / Then the two of them heaped up mounds for their tūāhu (sacred place for ritual practices).


2. (noun) heap, mound, sacred mound.


ahu Play

1. (verb) (-a,-ngia,-ria,-tia) to move in a certain direction, point in a certain direction, face towards, extend, stretch from.

He taraka hoki e haere mai ana, e ahu ana ki Nuhaka he pouihi raima, roroa hoki e haria ana (HP 1991:8). / And a truck carrying long concrete posts was coming, heading for Nūhaka.


2. (noun) orientation.


Ahu-mairangi Play

1. (location) Tinakori Hill - Wellington.


Tari Ahu Moana Play

1. (loan) Marine Department.


Manatū Ahu Matua Play

1. Ministry of Primary Industries.


Tira Ahu Iwi, Te Play

1. (noun) Iwi Transition Agency.


Hine-ahu-one Play

1. (personal name) also known as Hine-hau-one, she was the first woman created by Tāne-nui-a-Rangi and Io on the beach at Kurawaka.

E kī ana ā tātau nei kōrero, ko Tiki te tangata tuatahi, ko Hine-ahu-one te wahine tuatahi i pokepoketia ki te one i Kurawaka (TTT 1/8/1925:275). / Our narratives say that Tiki was the first man and that Hine-ahu-one, the first woman, was shaped with earth at Kurawaka.
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 48-51;)

See also Hine-hau-one


Wāhu Play

1. (loan) (noun) Hawaiian – originates from O‘ahu, the name of the most populated of the Hawaiian islands.

Kotahi anō te take o te Māori me te Wāhu, kotahi anō hoki tō rāua reo, engari nā te maha o ngā tau i wehe ai ka rerekē ngā reo (TP 10/1907:5). / The Māori and the Hawaiian share a common origin, as does their language but due to the many years of separation the languages have become different.


ahutoru Play

1. (modifier) three dimensional, solid (shape) - also written as a hyphenated word, i.e. ahu-toru.

He āhua ahutoru te rango, he porowhita te āhua kei ia pito, ā, he mata kōpiko e hono ana i ēnei porowhita e rua (RTA 2014:146). / The cylinder is a three-dimensional shape, circular at each end and a curved surface joins these two circular ends.


ahurua Play

1. (modifier) two-dimensional - also written as a hyphenated word, i.e. ahu-rua.

Ko te porowhita me te tapawhā ētahi āhua ahurua (RTA 2014:76). / A circle and and a quadrilateral are two-dimensional shapes.


tūāhu Play

1. (noun) sacred place for ritual practices by a tohunga, consisting of an enclosure containing a mound (ahu) and marked by the erection of rods (toko) which were used for divination and other mystic rites.

Ka taki te wahine, ka mauria e te tohuka kā mōrehu ki te tūāhu (MT 2011:53). / The woman wept and the survivors were taken by the tohunga to the sacred place for ritual practices.
Kātahi ka titiro ki ngā toko o te tūāhu, ko tā Te Arawa, he mata ngā toko o tana tūāhu, ko tā Tainui, i tunua ki te ahi kia hohoro ai te maroke (NM 1928:64). / Then they looked at the tūāhu (sacred place for ritual practices) and that of Te Arawa, its rods were fresh and green, whereas that of Tainui, theirs had been roasted in the fire in order to speed up the drying process.
Ka mahia he tūāhu ki reira, he mea hāpai tētehi kōhatu ki runga i tētehi kōhatu hoki, ka ingoatia ko Kōhatu-whakairi. He wāhi tapu i te wā i ngā tūpuna (NIT 1995:39). / They made a tūāhu (sacred place for ritual practices) there by placing one stone on another, naming it Kōhatu-whakairi. It was a sacred place in the times of the ancestors.
He maha ngā āhua tūāhu: he tūāhu anō te tūāhu tapatai, he tūāhu anō te ahupuke, he tūāhu anō te tōrino, he tūāhu anō te ahurewa - tēnei tūāhu ka taea te hiki, he tūāhu pai tēnei - me te tūāhu ahurangi he whakaora tangata. Ka taea te hamumu e te tohunga ko tōna ringa tonu he tūāhu mō ōna karakia (JPS 1894:207). / There are many types of tūāhu: the tapatai is one, the ahupuke another, the tōrino another, the ahurewa another - this kind is movable, it is a good one - and there is the tūāhu ahurangi that restores a person to good health. The earth can be removed by the tohunga with his own hands for a tūāhu for reciting his karakia.


Hine-nui-i-te-pō Play

1. (personal name) Hine-tītama was the eldest daughter of the atua Tāne-nui-a-Rangi and Hine-ahu-one. She had several children to her father, but on learning that her husband was her father she fled to te pō (the underworld) where she receives the souls of the dead and is known as Hine-nui-te-pō.


(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 48-51, 96;)

See also atua


Hine-nui-te-pō Play

1. (personal name) Hine-tītama was the eldest daughter of the atua Tāne-nui-a-Rangi and Hine-ahu-one. She had several children to her father, but on learning that her husband was her father she fled to te pō (the underworld) where she receives the souls of the dead and is known as Hine-nui-te-pō.

Kātahi ka kī atu a Māui ki ōna taokete, 'Kaua koutou e kata ki a au ina tomo au ki roto ki a Hine-nui-te-pō.' (TPH 30/11/1911:9) / Then Māui said to his brothers-in-law, 'You must not laugh at me when I go into Hine-nui-te-pō.'
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 48-51, 96;)

See also Hine-tītama, atua


Hine-hau-one Play

1. (personal name) also known as Hine-ahu-one.

Ko tō rātou haerenga ki te ahu i te puehu o te one i Kurawaka. Koia a Hine-ahu-one, arā a Hine-hau-one, te wahine tuatahi (TTT 1/6/1924:63). / They went to fashion her from the dust of the earth at Kurawaka. Thus was Hine-ahu-one, that is Hine-hau-one, the first woman.


Hine-tītama Play

1. (personal name) daughter of Hine-ahu-one, who was formed from the earth, and Tāne. Became Hine-nui-te-pō, the atua of the dead, when she fled to the underworld after discovering that her husband, Tāne, was also her father.


ahutahi Play

1. (adjective) one-dimensional - also written as a hyphenated word, i.e. ahu-tahi.

He ahutahi te rārangi (TRP 2010:96). / A line is one-dimensional.


2. (modifier) one-way.

Kaua e huri pēnei mai - he huarahi ahutahi tēnei. / Don't turn this way - it's a one-way street.


3. (noun) monoculture.

Ko te ahutahi he mahinga ahuwhenua, ahumāra rānei ina kotahi anake te momo kararehe, momo huakai rānei e whakatupuria ana (RP 2009:161). / Monoculture is an agricultural or horticultural practice where only one type of animal or crop is grown (RP 2009:161).


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