Clear Search
Found 13 matches
  • filters Arrow
    • Include Idioms
      Exclude Idioms
      Only Idioms
    • Include Phrases
      Exclude Phrases
      Only Phrases
    • Include Proverbs
      Exclude Proverbs
      Only Proverbs
    • Include Loan Words
      Exclude Loan Words
      Only Loan Words
      Include Historical Loan Words
    • Close
Found 13 matches

auahi Play

1. (verb) to be smoky.

Kātahi ka haere atu a Te Make ki te tihore i te wāhi e auahi ana (TPH 30/1/1900:3). / Then Te Make went over to uncover the place that was smoky.


Found 13 matches

2. (modifier) smoky.

Ka whakaauahitia tōna tinana ki roto i tō mātau whare, ko tētahi o ngā taitama tāne i te pupuri whakatūpoutia ki runga ake o te ahi auahi (HP 1991:19). / Her body was hung over smoke in our house and one of the boys held her above the smoky fire.


Found 13 matches

3. (noun) smoke.

Ka whakaauahitia tōna tinana ki roto i tō mātau whare, ko tētahi o ngā taitama tāne i te pupuri whakatūpoutia ki runga ake o te ahi auahi, kia uru te auahi ki roto i ngā pōngāihu me te waha, kia ruakina mai te wai me ngā para rākau ki waho (HP 1991:19). / Her body was hung over smoke in our house and one of the boys held her above the smoky fire so that smoke would enter her nostrils and mouth and the water and bits of plants would be regurgitated.


munamuna auahi Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to dry out with fire and smoke.

Ko ētahi rākau munamuna auahitia ai (HP 1991:14). / Some sticks were dried with smoke and fire.


puta auahi Play

1. (noun) window opening, vent, smoke outlet.

Ka karanga a Rongokārae, "Wāhia te apai o te whare." Kātahi te whitu tekau tāngata rā ka turaki i te apai o te whare, o te puta auahi, hinga katoa (TP 5/1913:10). / Rongokārae called, "Smash down the front wall of the house." Then the seventy men demolished the front wall of the house and the window opening, it all fell.


mina auahi Play

1. (stative) be smoked, tasting of smoke.


pūoho auahi Play

1. (noun) smoke alarm.

Kia rongo koutou i te pūoho auahi e ngawī ana, me ngōki ki waho o te whare. / When you hear the smoke alarm squealing, you must crawl out of the house.


auahi ana Play

1. how fast it travelled! how good was that! - an expression to praise the speed of something or to compliment some action or achievement.

Whewheo ana te haere a Piri i tana kutarere hou. Auahi ana! (HJ 2012:276). / Piri whizzed along on his new scooter. How quickly he travelled!
He mihi nā te hui katoa mō te pai me te kaha me te matareka o te atawhai o te pāriha o Te Kawakawa i te hui. Auahi ana te nui o te manaaki (TP 10/1910:10). / The whole gathering praised how good, pleasant and generous it was of the Kawakawa parish to hold the meeting. The hospitality was outstanding.


auahi kore Play

1. (modifier) smokefree, non-smoking.

He wāhi auahi kore ō mātou whare wānanga. / Our universities are smoke-free.


matira auahi Play

1. (noun) fire alarm.


whakaminamina auahi Play

1. (verb) to affect by smoke.

Engari me whakairi ki te tāhū o te whare rūnanga o Uenuku, ka tahu he ahi ki waenganui o te whare, ā, mā te auahi e patu. Ka rite te kōrero, ka whakaoraia a Whakatūria, ka tahuna te ahi, ā, ka piki te auahi ka whakaminamina auahi i tā rātou herehere (TAH 13:13). / But he should be hung from the ridge pole of Uenuku's meeting house, a fire lit in the middle of the house and to let the smoke kill him. This was done and Whakatūria was allowed to live, the fire was lit and the smoke affected their captive.


minamina auahi Play

1. (noun) to dry out with fire and smoke.

See also munamuna auahi


whaitua auahi kore Play

1. (noun) smoke-free environment.


auahiroa Play

1. (noun) comet - sometimes written as auahi-roa or auahi roa.

Ka tū te pakanga i te tau 1843 ki Ōruru, i waenganui i ngā iwi o Te Rarawa me Ngā Puhi, ka puta te auahiroa i te rangi. Kotahi marama e tōroherohe ana i tana whiore i te paerangi (TTR 1990:99). / When a battle occurred in 1843 at Ōruru between the tribes of Te Rarawa and Ngā Puhi, a comet appeared in the sky, its tail sweeping across the horizon for a month.

See also auahitūroa


auahitūroa Play

1. (personal name) Comet - sometimes personified as in the example.

Ko tō ētahi Māori whakaaro tērā pea a Rotorua e mate anō hei ngā rā o te hui, ina hoki i mua atu o te pakarutanga o Tarawera ka kitea a Auahitūroa (HKW 1/6/1901:11). / In the opinion of some Māori, Rotorua might be devastated again in the days of the gathering because before the Tarawera eruption a comet was seen.


2. (noun) comet - sometimes written as auahi-tūroa or auahi tūroa.

Ko ētahi o ngā ingoa mō te auahitūroa, he auahiroa, he upoko-roa (Te Ara 2015). / Some other names for the comet are 'auahiroa' and 'upoko-roa'.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 171;)

See also auahiroa


Books + Apps

Download

The App

This Māori dictionary is now available as an app. With the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android app you can use the dictionary anywhere without the need to be online.

iPhone / iPad / Android

Buy

The Book

Te Aka Māori-English, English-Māori Dictionary and Index by John C Moorfield. This dictionary comprises a selection of modern and everyday language that will be extremely useful for learners of the Māori language.

More info