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atu Play

1. (particle) away - indicates direction away from speaker, or from the person (or thing) who is the focus of the utterance. Also indicates onwards following verbs of motion. Like the other three directional particles, mai, iho and ake, it always follows manner particles (i.e. kau, , noa, rawa and tonu) if they are present in the phrase.

Tīkina atu he tūru mōku! / Fetch me a chair, please!
Titiro tonu atu ana ōna kaumātua ki te whakamahi i ōna kaha ki te kōrero, me tōna pai ki te whakatau i ngā whakahaere i waenga i a ia me ngā āpiha Pākehā a te kāwanatanga. (TTR 1994:73). / His elders were continually observing his ability in speaking and dealing successfully with the Pākehā officials of the government.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 27, 120;)


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2. (particle) away, in a direction away - used with verbs which designate perception or attitude.

Kātahi au ka titiro i taku ringaringa, ka kite au e heke ana te toto. Ngoikore tonu atu au. / Then I looked at my hand and saw that it was bleeding. I became quite faint.


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3. (particle) other, others, next but one, before last, beyond that - when used following tērā and ērā in time expressions. When speaking of future events, atu  is used to indicate a time further into the future than that just referred to or about to be referred to.

Ā tērā atu wiki haere ai mātou ki Heretaunga. / The week after next we travel to Hastings.
Kei Tāmaki-makau-rau rāua i te rā nei. Hei tētahi rangi atu, ka tae ki Te Kauwhata. E rua rangi atu, kei Rotorua. / They are in Auckland today. The next day they arrive in Te Kauwhata. They're in Rotorua in two days time.


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4. (particle) Used when comparing things. This includes iti, although it may often be followed by iho.

He roa atu te whiore o te kau i tō te poaka. / A cow's tail is longer than that of a pig.
He iti atu te kapa kotahi ki te pereiti mā ngā minita, i te rau pauna a te tangata hei ako i tana tamaiti i ngā kāreti nunui (TKO 30/4/1920:9). / One penny in the plate for the ministers is smaller than a person's hundred pounds to teach his child in the large colleges.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 101;)


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5. (particle) Used with a verb repeated with mai to indicate reciprocal action.

atu ana, tū mai ana rāua i tētahi taha o te awakeri. / They stood facing each other beside the ditch.


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6. (particle) further - used to emphasise distance.

Kei tua atu ia i a Hine. / She is beyond Hine.
Te āhua nei kei waho iti atu o Kaiwaka tō rātou tawhiti ki waho (JPS 1957:230). / It would seem that their position was a little further out from Kaiwaka.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 45;)


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7. (particle) other, another, some other, someone else - especially in the phrase tētahi atu.

Homai tētahi atu pune! / Pass me another spoon, please.
Tokowhā ngā kaiako, ā, i tēnei tau kua whiwhi te kura i tētahi atu. / There were four teachers and this year the school has another one.


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8. (particle) including - when referring to different kinds of people or things using nouns followed by atu but without a determiner.

I hīkoi atu te tira ki Maungapōhatu, koroua atu, kuia atu, pakeke atu, tamariki atu. / The travelling party walked to Maungapōhatu, including elderly men, elderly women, adults and children.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 97;)


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9. (particle) Used in time expressions, seemingly for emphasis.

Nō mua atu tēnei aituā i te Pakanga Tuatahi o te Ao. / This disaster was before the First World War.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 121;)


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10. (particle) apart from, other than, aside from, other, others - followed by i. Also used to indicate things that are additional to those already mentioned.

Atu i a koe, kārekau aku hoa. / Apart from you, I have no friends.
E whā i mate, e waru atu i taotū. / Four died and eight were wounded.


hoki atu, hoki atu, ... Play

1. I'm sick of hearing about, time and time again, it's the same old story - an idiom to convey one's boredom with something repetitious.

Kua hōhā katoa au i ngā kī taurangi a Tame. Hoki atu, hoki atu, he horihori katoa. / I'm fed up with Tom's promises. They're all tedious lies.
Kua hōhā katoa au i ngā oati a ngā mema whare pāremata. Hoki atu, hoki atu, he rūkahu katoa (HKK 1999:97). / I'm sick of the promises of the Members of Parliament. Over and over it's the same thing and they're all lies.


tiki atu Play

1. (verb) (tīkina atu) to go and get, bring.

Ka mahi i te ika te iwi rā, ā, ka mōhio atu a Tū-pāhau kua nui, ko te tukunga atu i āna tāngata ki te tiki atu i ētehi mā rātou (NIT 1995:155). / The tribe fished and Tū-pāhau, knowing that the fishing was successful, sent his people to fetch some for themselves.

See also tiki


neke atu Play

1. (verb) to move away.

Ka āta neke atu ia ki rahaki kia pai ai te haere atu o te waka (TWK 57:7). / Then she deliberately moved to one side so that the vehicle could go by.


2. more than, or more, beyond - with this usage neke atu is always followed by i.

Neke atu i te 30 ngā tāngata o Pāpāwai nā rātau i haina taua pepa (TTR 1996:54). / More than 30 people of Pāpāwai signed that document.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 94;)


tētehi atu Play

1. (particle) another, some other, someone else - variation used in Western dialects of tētahi atu.

He tino whānui rawa atu te mōhio o Te Kāhui ki ngā tikanga ā-iwi o Taranaki me te rerenga kētanga o te whakahua o te reo o tētehi iwi i tō tētehi atu (TTR 1996:216). / Te Kahui had a wide knowledge of Taranaki traditions and of dialectal variation between tribes.


noa atu Play

1. long ago, long since, a long time ago - indicates that something took place quite some time ago or a long time prior to something else.

Kua mate noa atu ō mātou tūpuna. / Our grandparents died long ago.


2. well before, well in advance, a long time prior - when noa atu follows mua it indicates that something happened a long time prior to some other event.

He kupu tawhito tonu anō a 'Māori', nō mua noa atu i te Pākehā nei (JPS 1894:30). / 'Māori' is quite an ancient word, from well before the Pākehā arrived.


3. long after, well after, a long way away - when noa atu follows muri, or another word of time or place, it indicates that something happened a long time after some other event, or was some distance away.

Ka haria ngā papa me ngā haeana hei hanga whare karakia anō mōna ki Otamaoa. Ka whakatūria ki muri noa atu i tō mātau whare (EM 2002:55). / The timber and iron was taken to build another church for him at Otamaoa. It was erected a long way away from our house.
Kua whakahokia e koe te ingoa nei, me Māui ki muri noa atu o Wahieroa, o Whaitiri, i a Hāpai- ariki, i a Tupuaterangi. E Tuhi, e hē rawa ana tēnei. Ēnei tāngata kei muri noa atu o te waipuke (TTT 1/11/1929:1915). / You have placed this name with Māui long after Wahieroa, Whaitiri, Hāpai-ariki and Tupuate rangi. Tuhi, this is absolutely wrong. These people are long after the flood.


4. much more - when following an adjective noa atu can indicate comparison.

Nō tētahi tangata nui noa atu tōu hāte. / Your shirt belongs to someone much bigger.


karawhiua atu Play

1. go ahead and do it then, go ahead then, go on then, go for it, give it heaps - an idiom used to warn someone that if they go ahead and do something problems will result. Sometimes said to someone who will not listen or take advice.

Kua roa mātou e kī ana he taniwha kei tēnā wāhanga o te awa, engari kei te hiahia tonu koe ki te haere ki reira hī tuna ai. Ā kāti, karawhiua atu. / We have been saying that there is a taniwha in that part of the river, but you still want to go there and fish for eels. Well, go and do it then.


āpiti atu Play

1. (particle) in addition, added to that.

Ka rikarika a Hongi ki ngā mihingare he kore i pai ki te hokohoko, ki te whakaora rānei i ana pū pākarukaru. Āpiti atu hoki, ko tō rātou kiriweti ki a Te Kēnara mō tana whai i te wahine Māori (TTR 1990:19). / Hongi was annoyed with the missionaries because they did not like the trading or repairing his malfunctioning guns. And added to that, they were irritated with Thomas Kendall for his affair with a Māori woman.


kē atu Play

1. other, otherwise.

Me pēhea kē atu? / How could it be otherwise?/What else can be done?


2. Often used following adjectives in comparisons.

Kei te mahi te tangata ki te wāwāhi i ana taiapa kia pakupaku kē atu. / The man is working to split up his paddocks so that they are smaller.

See also pai kē atu


tētahi atu Play

1. (determiner) another, some other, someone else.

Homai tētahi atu pene! / Pass me another pen, please!

See also tētehi atu


whakamutua atu! Play

1. (verb) that's enough of that! cut it out!.

Whakamutua atu ēnā mahara (TWMA 2/5/1884:5). / Stop thinking like that.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 43;)


waiho atu Play

1. (verb) leave him/her/them/it be.


waho atu Play

1. (location) out from, off from, offshore.

I taka iho ki runga i a Rāhui te mana whenua o Te Kiri i Pākiri, i Ōmaha, i Aotea, i Hauturu, me ērā anō o ngā motu i waho atu i te tuawhenua (TTR 1994:176). / Rāhui inherited Te Kiri's land rights at Pākiri, Ōmaha, Great Barrier Island, Little Barrier Island and other offshore islands.


tērā atu Play

1. that other, there are, there were.

Kāore ōna uri ake. Tērā atu ētahi o tōna ake whānau, he tāne katoa (TTR 1990:45). / He had no direct descendants. There were others of his immediate family and they were all males.


kō atu Play

1. (location) the farther side, beyond.

Ko te rā tuarua tēnei, arā, ko te 24 o Whiringa-ā-nuku o te tau 2009, mai i te hokinga mai i te uhunga ki a Mate Huatahi Kaiwai i te marae o Mangahānea, i paku kō atu i Rua-a-Tōrea, i te rohe o Ngāti Porou (HM 4/2009:1). / This is the second day, the 24 October 2009, since returning from the funeral of Mate Huatahi Kaiwai at Mangahānea marae, a little beyond Rua-a-Tōrea in Ngāti Porou territory.


oti atu Play

1. (stative) gone for good.

He mea whakatau pēnei taua take, arā, i haere ohorere atu he marau i te maruawatea ki te tango mai i te pere i tōna wāhi whakairi i te whare karakia o Hāto Maria, kātahi ka haria atu ki te whare karakia hou i Te Puna, ā, oti atu ana ki reira (TTR 1994:96). / That matter was settled when a surprise raiding party took the bell from the belfry of St Mary's Church in broad daylight and removed the bell to the new church at Te Puna, where it remained.


koni atu Play

1. more than.

Ko ia te whakamutunga o ngā rangatira kaumātua o Te Aupōuri, e kīia ana i koni atu ōna tau i te 100 (TWMNT 11/7/1876:161). / He was the last of the elderly chiefs of the Te Aupōuri tribe, and was said to be over 100 years old.

See also koni atu rānei


nuku atu Play

1. more than, or more, beyond.

Ka haua e ia te pōro mō te nuku atu i te kotahi rau mita (Ng 1993:205). / She hit the ball over 100 metres (Ng 1993:205).
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 93;)


topa atu Play

1. (verb) zoom out.


arā atu Play

1. (particle) and other, there were/are other.

Arā atu anō ngā rangatōpū ā-rohe i pōtitia atu ia ki runga: ko te poari hōhipera o Te Wairoa, ko te poari hiko me te poari wahapū (TTR 1998:12). / There were other local bodies that he was also elected to: the Wairoa Hospital Board, the Electric-power Board and the Harbour Board.


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