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māunu Play

1. (verb) (-hia,-tia) to bait.

Kāore, ehara i te mea tūpono noa mai, engari he mea āta māunu ki te māunu e rite ana mō te pātiki - he toke, ko ngā toke ririki noa nei (TP 10/1911:10). / No, it is not as if they were caught by chance, but carefully baited with the bait appropriate for flounder - worms, just small worms.


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2. (noun) bait.

Kāti, ko ngā māunu tino kino a te Pākehā kei runga i a tāua, i te iwi Māori, e hī ana kia mate, he waipiro, he hoko whenua, me ērā atu mea e rite ana ki ēnei (TP 10/1911:10). / Well, the really bad baits (temptations) on us, the Māori people, that we are fishing until we die are liquor, land sales and those other things like these.


maunu Play

1. (verb) (-hia) to draw out, pull out, withdraw, loosened.

Ka maunu te toki a Kahukura, ka whiua nā te mauī, nā te katau, ko te tukunga atu i reira, kua rewa a Kahukura i roto i te toto (JPS 1895:94). / Kahukura drew his axe, and struck left and right, so that when he left that place he was covered with blood.


2. (verb) (-hia) to withdraw, retreat.

I te atapō tonu ka maunu te pā nei, ka haere, ka ahu whaka-Waikato (JPS 1899:180). / Just before dawn they retreated from this pā, departed and headed towards Waikato.


3. (verb) to come out, emerge, emigrate, leave.

E kore te taniwha e maunu noa i tōna rua, engari mā te take nui rawa rā anō kātahi ka maunu ai (TKO 15/5/1916:4). / The taniwha will not come out of its lair, but only if there is a very important reason will it then emerge.


4. (verb) to be taken off (of clothes, etc.).

Ko tā rātou whakatangi whakamutunga ko te waiata mō te Kuīni, ka maunu anō ō rātou pōtae (TP 1/11/1899:11). / Their final tune was the anthem for the Queen for which they took off their hats again.


5. (verb) to loosen, come out, dislodge, come free.

Maunu mai ana ngā kōhatu nunui, hurihia haeretia ana ki raro ki te raorao, tāwhāruatia ana ngā rori i ngā tāone i te karinga a te wai (TWMNT 6/10/1874:256). / Great boulders dislodged and were carried down to the lowland, and the roads in the towns were gouged out by the strength of the water.


6. (verb) to be drawn from a belt, etc.

I taua wā ka maunu i a Tamehana tōna oka ka okaina tōna taina, a Te Hamana (TP 6/1912:11). / At that moment Tamehana took out his knife and stabbed his younger brother, Te Hāmana.


māunu Play

1. (noun) grey duck, Anas superciliosa superciliosa - a dark brown duck of remote wetlands with a striped pale head and greenish-brown legs. Distinguishable from the female mallard by having a green speculum without white edges.

See also pārera


pārera maunu Play

1. (noun) a moulting grey duck, someone who can't swim.

He pārera maunu ki te kau i te moana (TW 16/9/1876:341). / Like a moulting duck swimming in the ocean [i.e. out of one's depth].


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