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hūri Play

1. (loan) (noun) jury.

He mea whakatū ngā tiati nā te Kuīni; ko rātou hei whakamārama i te ture ki ngā hūri (TWMNT 26/4/1879:411). / Judges were appointed by the Queen; their job was to explain the law to juries.

See also rūnanga hūri


huri Play

1. (verb) (-a,-hia) to turn round, turn, grind (e.g. wheat), revolve, rotate, turn upside down, go round.

Ka huri mātau ki tua o tētahi tau, ka kitea atu e mātau ngā tēneti e mā mai ana me ngā wākena hoki, i te taha mauī o ngā tēneti e tū mai ana ngā pū repo a te hoariri (TPH 15/1/1900:7). / We rounded a ridge and saw the the white of the tents and the wagons, with the cannons of the enemy standing to the left of the tents.

See also ka huri


2. (verb) (-a,-hia) to overflow, spill over, overwhelm.

Kei Hune te tīmatanga o te waipuke, ka rere tonu a Hūrae, Ākuhata, kātahi ka huri, ngaro ana ngā whenua, ānō he moana nui te āhua, tū ana ngā pā i waenga wai ānō he motutere (TH 1/6/1861:2). / June is the beginning of the flood, and it continues in July and August, then it overflows, the land disappears and it looks as if it is a large lake with the forts standing in the middle of the water like islands.


3. (verb) (-a,-hia) to convert, change.

Ko te āhua nei, kore i roa i muri mai ka huri a Taukē ki te Pai Mārire (TTR 1990:163). / It appears that it wasn't long after that that Taukē converted to the Pai Mārire faith.


4. (noun) revolution, rotation, mill, grindstone - anything that revolves.

Kātahi ka tapatapahia anōtia e ngā kani paku iho kia puta ake te āhua o te taonga. Whāia, ka auahatia ēnei mā te huri waruwaru, mā te kani taimana rānei ka puritia ki te ringa (Te Ara 2015). / Then they are cut down again with a small saw to the shape of the object. These are fashioned, using either an abrasive wheel or a hand-held diamond saw.


huri whakatekatau Play

1. (verb) to turn right.

See also whakatekau


huri kōaro Play

1. (noun) retrograde (dance).

Nuka tito nekehanga: Ko ngā momo rautaki ka whakamahia e te kaitito nekehanga, pēnei i te tāruarua, te tāwhai, te huripoki, te huri kōaro, te tāpiripiri me te whakakaurahi (RMR 2017). / Choreographic device; Strategies used by a choreographer, such as repetition, imitation, inversion, retrograde, accumulation and augmentation (RMR 2017).


huri whakakatau Play

1. (verb) to turn right.


huri whakamauī Play

1. (verb) to turn left.


huri whakatemauī Play

1. (verb) to turn left.

See also whakatemauī


rūnanga hūri Play

1. (loan) (noun) jury.

Ko ō rātou hoa whakarongo i ngā kōrero o te whakawākanga, ko taua rūnanga hūri, tekau mā rua nei (MM.TKM 1858:v). / They are assisted by the jury, of the twelve.


huri kaweka Play

1. (verb) to be destroyed, devastated, ruined.

Ka nui te mate o ngā Māori o Kaituna, Rangiuru, Maketū, i ngā waipuke o ngā rā tīmatanga o Pēpuere. I ngaro katoa te whenua i te wai, huri kaweka, huri maunga, ngaro ana te kai ki te kore, ka mate rawa ngā Māori, tahuri atu, tahuri mai ngā mātua ki ngā tamariki, ngā tamariki ki ngā mātua, he tangi te taonga, he roimata ngā kai nui i te mea kua kore rawa he oranga mō rātou i te tau hou e haere mai nei (TWMNT 27/3/1877:78). / The Māori of Kaituna, Rangiuru and Maketū, have suffered severely from floods in the early days of February. The land was all submerged, all the crops destroyed, and the Māori reduced to a state of utter destitution. Parents and children turned to each other and wept tears of despair because there was no livelihood for them in the approaching year.


2. (noun) change of attitude.

Engari ka hihira a 'Te Wānanga', te nūpepa o te kaupapa Whakahētanga Hoko Whenua, ki a Te Kākākura rāua ko Wī Kātene mō tō rāua huri kaweka i te ekenga ki te Kaunihera Matua (TTR 1994:80). / But 'Te Wananga', the newspaper of the Repudiationist Movement, became suspicious of Te Kākākura and Wī Kātene for their change of attitude towards the Executive Council.


huri hīteki Play

1. (verb) to pirouette.


ka huri Play

1. that's over, I've finished, it's over to you - a phrase used to mark the end of a speech, letter, etc.


huri rau tau Play

1. (noun) centennial.


hai Play

1. (particle) Replaces e to form a negative imperative with kaua.

Kaua hai titiro ki raro rā anō, engari ki ō waewae noa iho i a koe e tāwhai haere atu ana (HP 1991:58). / Don't look at the bottom, but just at your feet as you stride along.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 67; Te Pihinga Study Guide (Ed. 1): 40-41;)


2. (particle) Replaces e in the future grammatical structure that emphasises the agent of an action. (Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 62.).

Kātahi au ka kī atu ki a rātau, 'Taihoa, māku hai pātai ki a Pine Taiapa.' (HP 1991:70) / Then I said to them, 'Hang on, I will ask Pine Taiapa.'
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 62;)


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