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iri Play

1. (verb) (-a) to hang, suspended.

Ka whakaeke atu rātou ki te pā o Rua, ka kitea anō tētahi haki e iri ana ko ngā kupu ēnei i runga: "Kotahi te ture mō ngā iwi. Rua Maungapōhatu." / They came onto Rua's village and again a flag was seen flying with these words on it: "One law for all peoples. Rua Maungapōhatu."


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2. (verb) (-a) to rest upon.

E kore te taewa e tupu ina waihotia i runga i te whata iri ai, engari me tou ki te whenua kātahi ka tupu, ka pakari hoki ngā hua (TKO 5/1914:5). / The potato will never grow when it's left to lie on the storage platform, but it must be planted in the ground, then it will grow and the tubers will mature.


keo iri Play

1. (noun) stalactite.


tūkāuki Play

1. (noun) New Zealand iris, native iris, Libertia ixioides - a native plant seen beside tracks and streams. Leaves turn yellow to orange in full sun and are smooth, stiff and long, growing in fans forming a tuft. Flowers are white and three-petalled while the fruit is yellow pear-shaped capsules.

See also mīkoikoi


tūrutu Play

1. (verb) to screen, shelter.

Ka haramai tēnei ka tūrutu, ka paetau noa au kai te whare (M 2005:354). / This one comes and shelters, and I just sit apart in the house.


2. (noun) tūrutu, New Zealand blueberry, Dianella nigra - loose tussock forming evergreen perennial herb, forming dense to open, diffuse clumps; rhizomes horizontally 150 mm (or more) long, strong and well developed. Leaves 250-800 x 12-18 mm, uniformly green to dark green, upright to strongly curved and distinctly drooping, more or less flat. Green or white flowers November - December and berries from grey-white and dull to strongly violet-blue and glossy.


3. (noun) New Zealand iris, native iris, Libertia ixioides - a native plant seen beside tracks and streams. Leaves turn yellow to orange in full sun and are smooth, stiff and long, growing in fans forming a tuft. Flowers are white and three-petalled while the fruit is yellow pear-shaped capsules.

See also mīkoikoi


mānga-a-Huripapa Play

1. (noun) New Zealand iris, native iris, Libertia ixioides - a native plant seen beside tracks and streams. Leaves turn yellow to orange in full sun and are smooth, stiff and long, growing in fans forming a tuft. Flowers are white and three-petalled while the fruit is yellow pear-shaped capsules.

See also mīkoikoi


mīkoikoi Play

1. (noun) New Zealand iris, native iris, Libertia ixioides and Libertia grandiflora - a native plant seen beside tracks and streams. Leaves turn yellow to orange in full sun and are smooth, stiff and long, growing in fans forming a tuft. Flowers are white and three-petalled while the fruit is yellow pear-shaped capsules.


tuke o rangi Play

1. (noun) pāua, abalone, sea ear, Haliotis iris - edible univalve mollusc of rocky shores that has flattened, ear-shaped shells with a row of small holes for breathing. Has a strong grip on rocks but move about at night grazing on seaweed. Haliotis iris, the largest pāua, has peacock-like colours on the inside of the shell.

See also pāua


Synonyms: pāua


tiwha Play

1. (verb) to be conspicuous.

E kore koe e ngaro i te uri o Tongohiti, ka tiwha ki te ao, ka tiwha i te pō (W 1971:427). / You will not be forgotten with the offspring of Tongohiti, conspicuous by day and night.


2. (verb) to be chipped, scarred, scratched, defaced.

Kua tiwha te peita o taku waka i te ara kirikiri (HJ 2012:204). / The paint on my car has been chipped from the gravel road.


3. (verb) (-ia) to appeal for assistance in war - sometimes by a hint in a song.

Ka tono a Te Rangimōwaho ki a Ngāti Koura, i runga i te kaupapa kia pūtahi rātau ki te pakanga ki te hoariri. He mea tiwha e ia (TTR 1990:237). / Te Rangimowaho made his request to Ngāti Koura that they join in the war against the enemy. He did this by an appeal for assistance in war.


4. (adjective) be black.

He kūao tāriona, kotahi tau, he O te parani i te kūhā mauī, he tiwha te rae (TW 1/8/1875:133). / A young stallion, one year old with the brand O on the left thigh and the forehead is black.


5. (noun) patch, spot, bald patch.

He whero pūmangu, he tiwha nui kai te rae, he mā kai te matamata o te ihu, e toru waewae mā, he raho-poka, he hōiho āhua nui, he parani rānei kai te papa katau, he mate rānei, kīhai i mārama (TW 14/12/1878:631). / It has a blackish rump, a large patch on the forehead, the tip of the nose is white, it has three white legs and is a gelding. It's quite a large horse and has a brand on the right flank but the problem is that it isn't clear.
Ka herua e ia ana makawe kia kore ai e kitea tana tiwha. / He combed his hair so that his bald patch couldn't be seen.


6. (noun) scar (of a landslip, etc.).

Ka whakatōkia he whiro ki te tiwha, kia kore ai e horo anō (PK 2008:948). / A willow tree was planted on the scar of the landslip, so that it wouldn't slip again.


7. (noun) scratch.

Ko ngā tiwha āhua kirimoko nei o te kōpae puoro, ka taea e te mīhini te whakakore (HJ 2012:205). / These somewhat superficial scratches of the audio CD can be deleted by the machine.


8. (noun) appeal for assistance in war - sometimes by a hint in a song.

Kua mōhio a Te Maitaranui he tiwha taua waiata (W 1971:427). / Te Maitaranui had known that that song was an appeal for assistance in war.


9. (noun) iris (of the eye).

Ko te tiwha he paparanga e uhi ana i te arotahi o te karu hei whakaiti, hei whakanui rānei i te aho e uru atu ana ki te karu (RP 2009:245). / The iris is a layer covering the lens of the eye to reduce or increase the amount of light entering the eye.


kararuri Play

1. (noun) young pāua, Haliotis iris.


karoro Play

1. (noun) seagull, southern black-backed gull, Larus dominicanus - a common large gull with a heavy bill. Body plumage entirely white except for wings and back which are black above. Bill is yellow, eyelid orange-red and iris white. Legs and feet are olive. Young bird in its first winter has a black bill, dark brown feet and is mottled below and barred above grey and brown (see illustration).

Ānō he karoro e topa ana i runga i ngā kaimoana (TP 12/1903:4). / Like a black-backed gull soaring above seafood.


2. (noun) bar-tailed godwit, Limosa lapponica - a brown-and-white migratory wading bird with a long, slightly upturned, black bill and a pink base which breeds in the northern hemisphere and summers in the southern. This term is applied to the godwit when it is feeding during the southern hemisphere summer and the breast is accumulating large amounts of fat and the plumage is the basic pale plumage.

Tuatahi mō te karoro: Ko tōna uma katoa he mā ngā huruhuru, ko ngā parirau me te tuarā i rite ki ō ērā atu (HKW 1/11/1901:1). / Firstly about the karoro: The feathers of its breast are totally white, and the wings and back are like those other varieties.

See also kuaka


3. (noun) ribbed venus shell, Protothaca crassicosta - an oval-shaped bivalve mollusc found on open sandy beaches just below low tide.


pāua Play

1. (noun) pāua, abalone, sea ear, Haliotis spp. - edible univalve molluscs of rocky shores that have flattened, ear-shaped shells with a row of small holes for breathing. They have a strong grip on rocks but move about at night grazing on seaweed. Haliotis iris, the largest pāua, has peacock-like colours on the inside of the shell.

Ka tahuri rātau ki te koko rimu hei takotoranga mō ngā pāua me ngā ika maroke kia mākūkū ai, koi kino i te rehu waitai (JPS 1913:111). / They proceeded to pull up seaweed as receptacles for the pāua and the dried fish so that they would be moist, and so that they should not be spoiled by the sea spray.


Synonyms: tuke o rangi


2. (noun) spinner, fishing lure with a pāua shell inlay.

Ka tae ki tana pāua pounamu, ka hoe ki te moana, ka whiu i tana pāua ki te wai (Biggs 1997:43). / He took his greenstone and pāua spinner, paddled out to sea, and cast it onto the water (Biggs 1997:42).


3. (noun) hoof.

Hei te haruru o te takahi o ngā pāua o ōna hōiho kaha, hei te rorohū o ōna hāriata, hei te ngaehe o ōna wīra, kore iho ngā mātua e tahuri ki muri ki ā rātou tamariki (PT Heremaia 47:3). / At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong horses, at the rushing of his chariots, and at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers shall not look back to their children.


pēpepe Play

1. (noun) butterfly, moth.

Ko ētahi o te aitanga pepeke ko te waeroa, te pūrerehua, te pēpepe, te pūngāwerewere, te namu (Te Ara 2012). / Some of the creatures of the insect world are mosquitoes, butterflies and moths, spiders and sandflies.


2. (noun) pēpepe, Machaerina sinclairii - a sedge found throughout most of the North Island, often on damp cliffs and road banks. It has long, slightly drooping bright green iris-like leaves. The flowering stems are rigid with drooping, fine, rusty red flowers.

See also tūhara


toetoe tūhara Play

1. (noun) pēpepe, Machaerina sinclairii - a sedge found throughout most of the North Island, often on damp cliffs and road banks. It has long, slightly drooping bright green iris-like leaves. The flowering stems are rigid with drooping, fine, rusty red flowers.

See also tūhara


kiriwhatu Play

1. (noun) cornea - the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber. It refracts light.

Ko tā te kiriwhatu he whakahakoko i te aho e uru atu ana ki te karu, kia tau atu ai ki te arotahi (RP 2009:245). / The purpose of the cornea is to bend the light entering the eyeball, so that it reaches the lens.


tūhara Play

1. (noun) pēpepe, Machaerina sinclairii - a sedge found throughout most of the North Island, often on damp cliffs and road banks. It has long, slightly drooping bright green iris-like leaves. The flowering stems are rigid with drooping, fine, rusty red flowers.


rāpunga Play

1. (noun) seagull, southern black-backed gull, Larus dominicanus - a common large gull with a heavy bill. Body plumage entirely white except for wings and back which are black above. Bill is yellow, eyelid orange-red and iris white. Legs and feet are olive. Young bird in its first winter has a black bill, dark brown feet and is mottled below and barred above grey and brown.

See also karoro


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