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hapū

1. (verb) to be pregnant, conceived in the womb.

Kei Te Autereti tonu a Eruera e mahi ana, kei Hekerangi tonu e noho ana, ka hapū anō tō mātau whāea (EM 2002:49). / While Eruera was at Te Autereti working, and still living at Hekerangi, our mother became pregnant again.

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2. (modifier) pregnant, expectant, with child.

Ki te kai te wahine hapū i te hikareti, ka kai tahi te pēpe e noho ake rā i roto i a ia (TP 1/1908:4). / If a pregnant woman smokes cigarettes, the baby that is inside her partakes too.

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3. (noun) kinship group, clan, tribe, subtribe - section of a large kinship group and the primary political unit in traditional Māori society. It consisted of a number of whānau sharing descent from a common ancestor, usually being named after the ancestor, but sometimes from an important event in the group's history. A number of related hapū usually shared adjacent territories forming a looser tribal federation (iwi).

Ko tōna ingoa hapū i reira ko Te Whānau o Tūwhakairiora, koia nei hoki te hapū tūturu ake o Wharekahika (HP 1991:24). / His hapū name there was Te Whānau o Tūwhakairiora, and that was the true hapū of Wharekahika.

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mangō hapū

1. (noun) spiny dogfish, spotted spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias - a fish brownish-grey above with irregular white spots and white below. Body elongated with both dorsal fins preceded by a sharp spine. Reaches 1.2 m. Found in temperate waters around the world.

See also pioke

hapū hōia

1. (loan) (noun) regiment - unit of an army usually commanded by a colonel and divided into several companies and often into two battalions.

ārai hapū

1. (noun) contraceptive, birth control.

pire ārai hapū

1. (loan) (noun) contraceptive pill.

Ko ia tonu tētahi o ngā tākuta tuatahi ki te tūtohu i te pire ārai hapū i ngā tau tōmua o te tekau tau atu i 1960 (TTR 200:124). / She was one of the first doctors to prescribe the contraceptive pill in the early 1960s.

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hapū i te pūkano

1. ectopic pregnancy.

Kātahi anō ka mōhio te rata ko te hapū i te pūkano te mate. / Finally the doctor realised that the problem was an ectopic pregnancy.

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