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heru Play

1. (verb) (-a) to comb.

Me whakaako i te wā e iti ana kia heru, kia paraihe i ō rātou māhunga (TTT 1/4/1923:2). / They should be taught to comb and brush their hair when they are small.


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2. (verb) (-a) to adorn with a comb, place a comb in the hair.

Kātahi te tamāhine ka tahuri ki te tātai i a ia, nā ka heru i a ia, nā ka rākei i a ia ki ōna kaitaka, ka tia hoki i tōna māhunga ki te raukura - —ko ngā raukura he huia, he kōtuku, he toroa, ka oti (NM 1928:198). / Then the daughter set about adorning herself, placing a comb in her hair, dressing herself in fine kaitaka cloaks, and placing feather plumes in her hair - feather plumes of huia, white heron and albatross feathers, and then she was finished.


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3. (noun) comb (for hair).

He mea pai kia whai heru, paraihe a ia tamaiti mōna anake (TTT 1/4/1923:2). / It's a good thing for each child to her own comb and brush.


heru Play

1. (verb) to flow, rise (of the tide).

Kei te aha te tai? Kātahi anō ka heru mai (W 1971:46). / What is the tide doing? It has just started to rise.


2. (noun) flowing, rising (of the tide).

Kīhai i roa e whanga ana ka tīmata te heru mai o te tai, tere tonu te haere mai o te wai. Kīhai i taro kua tae mai ki te wāhi i noho ai a Parapoa rātou ko ōna hoa (TWMNT 2/5/1876:104). / He was not long waiting when the tide began to rise, and the waters rushed in. It wasn't long before they reached the place where Balboa and his companions were sitting.


hēru Play

1. (verb) (-a,-ngia,-tia) to wipe (the anus).

See also whēru


2. (noun) toilet paper.

Nōhea hoki te heru e whakamahia hei hēru (HM 4/1995:7). / There's no way that a 'heru' (comb) can be used as 'hēru' (toilet paper).


heru tuki Play

1. (noun) ornamental comb.

Tīkina taku heru tuki kei raro i te pihanga (JPS 1893:221). / Fetch my ornamental comb below the window.


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