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ika Play

1. (noun) fish, marine animal, aquatic animal - any creature that swims in fresh or salt water including marine mammals such as whales.

Ka kite a ia i te kekeno e noho ana i te ākau, ā ko te mea i te ringa o taua tamaiti he tarapu tera hōiho, ā, nā taua tamaiti i patu taua ika ki taua tarapu tera (TW 31/8/1878:432). / He saw a seal sitting on the shore, and the thing in that boy's hand was a horse’s saddle stirrup and the boy beat that animal with that saddle stirrup.
Ka kī ngā pihapiha o te ika rā i te onepū, ka mate (NM 1928:29). / When the blowholes of that whale were full of sand, it died.


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2. (noun) slain warrior, victim.

Kei te urupā o Muruika, i Ōhinemutu i Rotorua, te rangatira nei e okioki ana, kei te taha tonu o tōna matua tipuna, o ōna whanaunga, me ngā ika a Whiro o ngā pakanga e rua o te ao (TTR 2000:52). / This leader rests at the Muruika cemetery at Ōhinemutu in Rotorua right beside his father and other relatives and the veterans of two world wars.


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3. (noun) prized possession - a figurative use.

Ka haramai a Ngāhue ki te whai mai i tana ika, arā i te pounamu (JPS 1899:49). / Ngāhue came in pursuit of his prized possession, that is, of greenstone.


ika Play

1. (noun) cluster, band, troop, group, company, heap.

Ki te kore he ika kahurangi pēnā i a koutou nā hei ārahi, hei taki i tēnei kaupapa tērā ka pōnē, ka koritaka tēnei waka utanga nui (HM 2/1994:7). / If there wasn't a distinguished group such as you to lead and steer this project then it would be in difficulties and this canoe with its important cargo would be unsteady.


āpure ika Play

1. (noun) local non-commercial fishing zone.


hī ika Play

1. (verb) to fish with a hook and line.

He toa kē ake au i a rātau ki te hī ika (HP 1991:16). / I was more skilful than them at line fishing.


2. (noun) angling, line fishing.

I Koukourarata ana pakeke e noho ana, arā, he nohanga kāinga nei kei Horomaka, Hakaroa rānei nō tētahi hunga hī ika, hunga mahi pāmu itiiti noa nei, ā, otirā he hī ika nei te mahi a tōna pāpā (TTR 2000:201). / Her parents were living at Port Levy, that is at a community of fishermen and small farmers on Banks Peninsula, but fishing was what her father did.


ika huirua Play

1. (noun) second person slain in battle, deaths (two at once).

Tau rawa ake te puehu, e tīraha ana te ika huirua o Maungapōhatu. Ko Te Māipi Te Whiu tētahi, ko Toko tētahi (TTR 1996:133). / When the fighting was over, two people of Maungapōhatu lay dead. Te Māipi Te Whiu was one and the other was Toko.


taunga ika Play

1. (noun) fishing ground.

Ka kitea tōna tau hei whiriwhiri i ngā raruraru e pā ana ki ō rātou whenua, ki ō rātou taunga ika (TTR 1990:225). / It was seen how skillful he was at sorting out problems concerning their lands and fishing grounds.


tauranga ika Play

1. (noun) fishing ground.

Nō ngā tau 1907, 1916, me 1919, i tuku petihana ai a Ngāti Hinepare rāua ko Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Pāremata, tono atu rānei ki te Kōti Whenua Māori, kia whakamanahia, kia tiakina hoki ō rātou tauranga ika me ērā atu o ā rātou taonga i Te Whanganui-a-Ōrotu (TTR 1998:235). / In 1907, 1916 and 1919 Ngāti Hinepare and Ngāti Kahungunu petitioned Parliament or applied to the Native Land Court to recognise and protect their fishing grounds and other rights in Te Whanganui-a-Orotu (the Napier inner harbour).


ika moana Play

1. (noun) whale - a general term.

Ka kitea te ika moana e pae ana i uta (W 1971:76). / The whale was found stranded on the shore.


ika tauhou Play

1. (noun) recruit, apprentice, greenhorn, initiate, novice, rookie, trainee.

He ika tauhou tino pai kē nei ia, ā, nuku kē atu ana ōna mōhio i ērā o ngā tauira o tōna karaehe mō ngā marama e ono e whakaakona ana ia i te kura whakangungu o Ngā Pirihimana o Aotearoa i Māwaihākona (TTR 2000:81). / She was an outstanding recruit and she out-performed the other cadets of her class during the six months she was training at the New Zealand Police Training School in Trentham.


karu ika Play

1. (noun) fish eye lens.

Ko te karu ika tētahi atu momo arotahi, he tino whārahi. Arā, he tino tawhiti mai i tētahi pito o te whakaahua ki tētahi, ā, ka hakoko te whakaahua (RTA 2014:81). / The fish eye is another type of lens that is very wide. That is, it is a great distance from one end of the image to the other and the image is curved.


mahinga ika Play

1. (noun) fishing grounds.

Kua whakaae te Karauna ki te mana o Te Arawa ki ngā mahinga ika a ngā tīpuna mai rā anō (TTT 1/4/1922:15). / The Crown has agreed that Te Arawa has mana over their traditional fishing grounds.


ika oneone Play

1. (noun) amphibian.

He kīrehe noho oneone te ika oneone, engari ka tuku i ana paratau ki te wai, ki reira whakaputa uri ai. Ko te poraka hei tauira (RP 2009:223). / An amphibian is an animal that lives on land but breeds in water. The frog is an example.


ika whenua Play

1. (noun) main mountain range.

Ko ngā ngahere tawai ngā ngahere nui ki ngā ika whenua o Te Wai Pounamu, mai i Whakatū ki Te Rua-o-te-moko (Te Ara 2015). / Beech forests dominate the mountain ranges of the South Island, from Nelson to Fiordland.


kauranga ika Play

1. (noun) aquarium.


meroiti ika Play

1. (noun) zooplankton.

Ko te nuinga o ngā meroiti ika he mawhiti, he pūhouhou ika rānei (RP 2009:287). / Most zooplankton consists of crustaceans and fish larvae.


pākā ika Play

1. (loan) (noun) fish burger.


ika a Whiro Play

1. (noun) experienced warrior, war veteran, old hand.

Kei te urupā o Muruika, i Ōhinemutu i Rotorua, te rangatira nei e okioki ana, kei te taha tonu o tōna matua tipuna, o ōna whanaunga, me ngā ika a Whiro o ngā pakanga e rua o te ao (TTR 2000:52). / This leader rests at the Muruika cemetery at Ōhinemutu in Rotorua right beside his father and other relatives and the veterans of two world wars.


Ika-tere Play

1. (personal name) son of Punga and grandchild of the atua, Tangaroa. He fled to the sea with his children, the fish, to escape the wrath of Tāwhiri-mātea.

Nā Tangaroa tonu hoki ko Punga, nā Punga tokorua o āna, ko Ika-tere, ko Tū-te-wehiwehi, ko tētahi ingoa ōna ko Tū-te-wanawana, e rua ōna ingoa (NM 1928:2). / From Tangaroa came Punga and Punga had two children, Ika-tere and Tū-te-wehiwehi, also called Tū-te-wanawana. He had two names.

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ika i te ati Play

1. (noun) first person slain in battle, first victim.

He toa reia, kāore he tirotiro ki te ao mārama; māna te ika i te ati, te mātāika o te parekura (M 2006:124). / A warrior much sought after, he does not seek the world of light, but for the first victim, the first fish in battle.


Ika-a-Māui, Te Play

1. (location) North Island.

Ko ia tonu tētahi o ngā rangatira o te ope taua a Ngā Puhi i pōkai roa i Te Ika-a-Māui i ngā tau 1819 ki 1820 (TTR 1990:64). / He was one of the leaders of Ngā Puhi's war party that travelled the length of the North Island in 1819 and 1820.


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