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huka Play

1. (noun) snow, foam, froth - also a general term for any of the other white forms of precipitation, i.e hail and frost.

I āwangawanga ngā tohunga e kore e pai te eropereina ki te rere ki te pito o te ao nō te mea i te nui o te huka ka pērā ano hoki te hinu o roto o te mīhini (TTT 1/2/1928:731). / The experts were concerned that the plane will not function flying to the Pole because of the amount of snow will cause the engine's oil to freeze.
Ka tata ki te ritenga ki Ruapehu ka tīmata te ua, kātahi anō ka rere te hukātara, titiro rawa atu ki te whenua e rere ana, pēnei tonu me te kōwhitiwhiti nei te āhua o te huka e rere ana i roto i te otaota (TPH 20/3/1905:3). / When we approached the vicinity of Ruapehu it began to rain, then hail fell and looking at the ground as we were travelling the hail was like grasshoppers moving in the grass.


huka Play

1. (loan) (noun) sugar, sucrose.

He huka māu? / Would you like some sugar?


hūka Play

1. (loan) (noun) hook, sickle, slasher.

Ka whakamaumau i ngā tīni ki ngā hūka o te hemi, ka here i ngā reina ki te paraire (HP 1991:25). / I attached the chains to the hooks of the hames and tied the reins to the bridle.


mate huka Play

1. (loan) (noun) diabetes, diabetic.

I tana pānga e te mate rehu ohotata i te tau 1993 me te poronga atu o ōna waewae i te mate huka, haere tonu ai ia ki ngā hui a Te Ohu Kai Moana mā runga tūru wīra (TTR 2000:49). / After he had a stroke in 1993 and his legs were amputated because of diabetes, he continued attending the meetings of the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission in a wheelchair.


puehu huka Play

1. (loan) (noun) icing sugar.


waha huka Play

1. (verb) to blow one's own trumpet, brag - sometimes as one word, i.e. wahahuka.


2. (modifier) bombastic, boastful.

Anei tētahi whakataukī mō te tangata kaha ki te whakahīhī, ki te rūkahu; 'Whaitiri papā, he tangata waha huka' (PK 2008:1044). / Here is a saying about an arrogant and untruthful person; 'A crash of thunder, a boastful person.'


3. (noun) braggart, boaster, bragger, loud-mouth.

Kei whea hoki rā te £60, 000 i kīia nei e taua waha huka, ka puta mai i roto i tana mahi? (TM 15/5/1881:1). / Just where is the £60,000 that that loud-mouth said would result from his work?


tarahī huka Play

1. (noun) light flakes of snow that melt as they fall.


huka kairākau Play

1. (noun) severe front, blizzard.


huka makawe Play

1. (noun) mousse for hair.


horonga huka Play

1. (noun) avalanche.


taiaki huka Play

1. (noun) insulin.

Ko te taiaki huka ka whakaputaina e te repe taiaki huka (RP 2009:381). / Insulin is produced by the pancreas.


repe taiaki huka Play

1. (noun) pancreas.

Ina koa tonu, i tīmata ai tana māuiui, ā, whakataua ana he mate pukupuku nō tana repe taiaki huka tana mate (TTR 2000:230). / However, his illness began, and cancer of the pancreas was diagnosed.


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