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tāhae Play

1. (verb) (-ngia,-tia) to steal, cheat, rob, embezzle.

Ka tipu te kōhuru, patupatu tonu i ngā tāngata heke mai, ka tāhae i ngā whata kai (JPS 1913:184). / Treacherous acts developed with the killing of immigrants and the theft of stored food.

See also hoko tāhae, whānako, whēnako


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2. (modifier) stealing, thieving, dishonest, fraudulent.

Ka haere mai a Puru-aute ki te mahi tāhae i ngā kai o aua whenua (JPS 1912:83). / Puru-aute came to carry out the task of stealing the food of those lands.


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3. (noun) thief, cheat, robber, crook, theft, dispossession.

I te kāinga o Māhanga a Hotu-nui e noho ana, ka whakapaea ia he tāhae (NIT 1995:105). / While Hotu-nui was living at Māhanga's home he was accused of being a thief.


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4. (noun) young fellow, bloke, chap.

I pania e te kōhine tana kakī ki te hinu taramea me kore ngā tāhae pūrotu e kōingo mai ki a ia (PK 2008:114). / The girl applied taramea scent to her neck in the hope that the handsome fellows would desire her.


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5. (noun) excrement, filth.

Ka hangā hoki e ia te heketua hei whakareinga mō ngā tāhae (NM 1928:27). / He also built the lavatory to dispose of the excrement.


taha Play

1. (verb) to pass by.

Kua taha ngā rā i hao ai i te ika o te moana, o te wai māori (TP 1/1/1901:6). / The days have passed to net the fish of the ocean and fresh water.


2. (noun) side, margin, edge, bank (of a river), beside.

Ka ahiahi ka kite rāua i tētahi tohorā, ko te upoko i mā, e mānu haere ana i te taha o tō rāua poti, mōhio tonu ake rāua he raiti wēra (TP 10/1902:10). / When it was evening they saw a whale and its head was white and it was floating along beside their boat, so they knew that it was a right whale.


3. (noun) part, portion, section.

Kātahi ka kōwhakina tētehi wāhi o tōna kōhatu kiripaka - ko tētehi taha i mahue atu i Moehau (JPS 1893:224). / He then broke off a portion of his flint-stone - the other portion was left at Moehau.


tahā Play

1. (noun) calabash, gourd.

Ka haere mātau ki te koutu wai i te puna ki roto i ā mātau tahā (HP 1991:18). / We went to fill our calabashes with water at the spring.


taha pounamu Play

1. (noun) blue shark, Prionace glauca -  sometimes as taha-pounamu or tahapounamu. Light-bodied with long pectoral fins. Body slender, tapering from the snout. The top of the body is deep blue, lighter on the sides, and the underside is white. The male blue shark commonly grows to 1.82 to 2.82 m at maturity, whereas the larger females commonly grow to 2.2 to 3.3 m. They feed primarily on small fish and squid, although they can take larger prey. Common throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand.

See also aupounamu


hoko tāhae Play

1. (verb) (hokona tāhaetia) to sell illegally, sell dishonestly.

Kei te rongo mātou e hokoa tāhaetia ana te waipiro ki te takiwā o Te Rohe Pōtae (TP 4/1908:7). / We hear that liquor is being sold illegally in the King Country district.


2. (modifier) selling illegally, selling fraudulently.

I ēnei marama ka hori ake nei, ka tomokia e ngā pirihimana tētahi whare hoko tāhae i te waipiro i Pōneke (TPH 31/1/1912:6). / In the past months, the police entered a building in Wellington selling liquor illegally.


3. (noun) fraudulent transaction.

Kua tae mai ki konei te taniwha kai whenua nei, a Te Make, he hoko tāhae i tō mātou whenua i Wharekahika (TWMNT 1/2/1879:275). / Mr Mackay, the land devouring taniwha has been here, for the purpose of fraudulently purchasing our land at Hicks Bay.


moe tāhae Play

1. (verb) to commit adultery.

E ono marama i muri mai ka whakahaua e Īhāia a Rīmene o Ngāti Ruanui kia patua. Nā tērā i moe tāhae a Hāriata, te wahine a Īhāia (TTR 1990:214). / Six months after this Īhaia had Rīmene of Ngāti Ruanui killed for committing adultery with Hāriata, Īhaia's wife.


2. (noun) adultery, fornication, consenting sex involving someone unmarried.

Nā, whakamatea ō koutou wāhi i runga i te whenua; te moe tāhae, te poke, te minamina ki te hē, te hiahia kino, me te apo, he karakia whakapakoko hoki tēnā (PT Korohe 3:5). / Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry.


pae taha Play

1. sideline.


purei tāhae Play

1. (loan) (verb) (-tia) to cheat (at games).

Kei te purei tāhaetia kōrua e Paki rāua ko Pētera (HW 1969:86). / Paki and Pētera are cheating you two.


taha Māori Play

1. (noun) Māori identity, Māori character, Māori side, Māori heritage, Māori ancestry, Māori descent.

Kitea ana tōna kaingākau ki tana taha Māori i te nui o ngā whakataukī nāna i kohi mai, he mea āta tuhi ā-ringa tonu e ia ki runga kāri (TTR 1998:6). / Balneavis's interest in his Maori heritage was evident in the large number of whakatauki (proverbs) that he collected, which he meticulously hand-wrote on cards.


2. (noun) part-Māori.

Ko tana tangata tohutohu i a ia ko Tom Jones, he taha Māori, he taha Pākehā hoki nei ōna (TTR 1994:91). / His adviser was Tom Jones, who was part-Māori and part-European.


he tahā wairere Play

1. (noun) leaky calabash - a term for an unreliable person.


(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 119;)


kōrero wāwāhi tahā Play

1. (noun) inflammatory comments, radical comments.

Manana kau ana ngā mata o ētahi i ngā kōrero wāwāhi tahā a te kaikauwhau (HJ 2012:269). / Some eyebrows were raised at the inflammatory comments of the speaker.


whaka-tētehi-taha Play

1. (modifier) towards the other side.


taha o te rangi Play

1. (noun) edge of the heavens, horizon.

Ko Kahukura rāua ko Tūāwhiorangi, he atua ēnā, tō rāua matua ko te imurangi e mau mai nā i te taha o te rangi (W 1971:77). / Kahukura and Tūāwhiorangi, those are atua and their father is the fragmentary rainbow that is held on the edge of the heavens.


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