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Found 29 matches

ihu Play

1. (noun) nose, snout.

Kātahi ka huia ngā nahonaho katoa, ā ka kōrero atu ki a rātou mō te wēra, ā tau ana rātou ki runga i te wēra kātahi ka ngau i te ihu me ngā karu (TAH 9:48). / Then all the midges were gathered together and discussed amongst themselves what to do about the whale and they landed on the whale and bit its snout and eyes.


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2. (noun) prow, bow (of a boat/canoe).

Ka tuaina ētehi tōtara mō te ihu me te kei, hei hanga anō hoki i te waka nei (TTR 1998:143). / Some tōtara trees were felled for the prow and stern to rebuild this canoe.


Ihu Play

1. (loan) (personal name) Jesus.

Kua taka aua tau 490, rere iho ana tētahi anahera ki te whare o tētahi wāhina mea mai ai ko ia hei whaea mō Ihu, Kaiwhakaora o te ao (TH 1/1/1862). / When 490 years had passed, an angel flew down to the house of a virgin to tell her that she would be the mother of Jesus, Saviour of the world.


ihu kurī Play

1. acute sense of smell, strong sense of smell.

He ihu kurī tō te tangata rā, ā, kei tawhiti noa atu kua mōhio kē ia mehemea he tangata kei ngā wharau e noho ana (TTR 1998:48). / That man had an acute sense of smell and from a long way away he could tell if there was someone living in the huts.


2. (noun) nosy parker, busybody.


ihu oneone Play

1. (noun) hard worker, labourer - a kupu whakarite for someone who works hard.

Hei aha te pai āhua, rapua he ihu oneone hei tāne māu. / Don't be influenced by beauty, look for a hard worker to be your husband.


ihu parahe Play

1. (noun) flat nose.


ihu tū Play

1. (noun) snob.


tō ihu Play

1. don't be nosy! butt out! - an idiom to tell someone not to interfer.


ihu pongare Play

1. (adjective) be flat-nosed.

He uru pango, he ihu pongare te Māori i mua. Ināianei, kua urukehu, kua ihu roa noa iho ētahi (HJ 2017:34). / Māori were dark haired and flat-nosed in former times. Now some are fair-haired and have quite long noses.


2. (noun) broad flat nose.

Atu i tana ihu pongare, e kore koe e mōhio he toto Māori ōna (PK 2008:662). / Apart from her flat nose, you would never know that she had Māori blood.


Ihu Karaiti Play

1. (loan) (personal name) Jesus Christ - the central figure of the Christian religion.

Ko te pukapuka o te whakapapa o Ihu Karaiti, tama a Rāwiri, tama a Aperahama (PT Matiu 1:1). / The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

See also Ihu


ihu koropuku Play

1. (noun) elephant seal, Mirounga leonina - huge seal with plain, dark grey fur, no external ears and the male has a unique trunk-like proboscis which it inflates when it roars during sexual combat with a rival male.


ihu hūpē Play

1. (modifier) inexperienced.

He pai pea hei whakaoho i te hinengaro o te tangata ihu hūpē ki ngā take reo Māori, engari taro kau iho, kua nenewha anō ngā kamo, kua muhukai anō ngā taringa o te nuinga (HM 4/1993). / It's probably good to stimulate the mind of the novice to Māori language matters, but after a while, for the majority, the eyelids begin to close again and the ears become inattentive.

See also tangata ihu hūpē


2. (noun) inexperienced person, novice, greenhorn, apprentice.

Me kimi he waewae kai pakiaka, kia kore ai e pau ō tātou hau ki te whakangungu i te ihu hūpē (HJ 2012:18). / We must look for an experienced person, so we don't use get tired with training the greenhorn.


ihu pāwera Play

1. (noun) hay fever.


ihu pātiki Play

1. (noun) nose with a flat bridge.

He kanohi paraha, he ihu pātiki, ko te pongare o te ihu he kaupararī (JPS 1913:169). / The face was flat, the bridge of the nose was flat, with the nostrils bulging out.


tangata ihu hūpē Play

1. (noun) novice, greenhorn, apprentice.

He pai pea hei whakaoho i te hinengaro o te tangata ihu hūpē ki ngā take reo Māori, engari taro kau iho, kua nenewha anō ngā kamo, kua muhukai anō ngā taringa o te nuinga (HM 4/1993). / It's probably good to stimulate the mind of the novice to Māori language matters, but after a while, for the majority, the eyelids begin to close again and the ears become inattentive.


tā te ihu Play

1. (intransitive verb) to feel relieved, restored, revived - after being hungry, thirsty, cold, hot, etc.

Ka hiakai te tangata, ka kai, ā, kua tā te ihu (W 1971:355). / When the man was hungry, he ate and felt revived.


tū te ihu Play

1. (verb) to put the nose in the air, become snooty, turn up the nose (often indicating disdain), be offended - an idiom.

I te wā i puta ai ngā kōrero mō te whakamātautau, ka tū ko ngā ihu o ētahi, ka tū ko ngā pihi o ētahi atu, ā , tata tonu ētahi ka pōkai anō i ō rātou tueke, ka takahi i te huarahi (HM 4/1996:3). / At the time that the discussions about the test were raised, some put their noses in the air, others became angry and some were on the verge of packing their bags and heading for the road.


Ihu o Hineraumati Play

1. (noun) summer solstice.

Ko te Ihu o Hineraumati hei ingoa mō te tuakaihautanga ka tau ki Aotearoa i te marama o Hakihea (te 22 o Hakihea) (RP 2009:363). / The summer solstice is the name for the solstice that occurs in New Zealand in December (22 December).


Ihu o Hinetakurua Play

1. (noun) winter solstice.

Ko te Ihu o Hinetakurua hei ingoa mō te tuakaihautanga ka tau ki Aotearoa i te marama o Pipiri (te 22 o Pipiri). / The winter solstice is the name for the solstice that occurs in New Zealand in June (22 June).


puta te ihu Play

1. escape, escape from disaster.

I te tau 1872 ka puta te ihu o Te Kooti ki Te Rohe Pōtae (Te Ara 2013). / In 1872 Te Kooti escaped to the King Country.


pari te ihu Play

1. (verb) to be overpowered, overwhelmed, defeated, vanquished, beaten.

Kāore i roa e whawhai ana ka pari te ihu o Tiamani i ngā Anzacs (TKO 15/5/1916:9). / It wasn't long before Germany was overpowered by the Anzacs.


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