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tāne

1. (noun) husband, male, man.

Ka mea ngā tāne me pao te māhunga ki muri o te pane o te toki (HP 1991:20). / The men said that the head should be struck with the back of the axe head.

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tāne moe tāne

1. (noun) homosexual man.

tupuna tāne

1. (noun) male ancestor, grandfather, great grandfather, forefather.

Ko te tupuna tāne o Peka nō Tahiti, ko tōna tupuna wahine nō Hawai‘i (TP 9/1907:4). / Baker's grandfather was from Tahiti and his grandmother was from Hawai‘i.

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tūpuna tāne

1. (noun) grandfathers, grand-uncles, great-uncles, male ancestors - the western dialect form of tīpuna tāne and plural form of tupuna tāne.

He epeepe tonu nei rāua, ā, i te wā e kōhungahunga tonu ana i puta ai te whakahau a wō rāua tūpuna tāne rā, kia taumautia rāua i runga anō i te tikanga o te tomo (TTR 2000:68-69). / They were distant cousins and when they were still quite young their grandfathers decreed that they be betrothed under the customary practice of betrothal.

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tīpuna tāne

1. (noun) grandfathers, grand-uncles, great-uncles, male ancestors - the eastern dialect form of tūpuna tāne and plural form of tipuna tāne.

Kātahi anō ka tuku te wahine ariki, te tāne ariki me te tamaiti ariki ki raro o te paparoa, ka whakarewaia mai te ua o ngā kahu o te paparoa, ka mauria e ngā mātua tāne ranei, e ngā tīpuna tāne rānei, ka tīmata te hoki ki te kāinga (JPS 1929:266). / The highborn woman, husband and child now moved under the paparoa, the garments were lifted by the collars and carried away by the male parents or male grandparents, and the return to the village commenced.

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hoa tāne

1. (noun) husband, male partner.

I reira hoki ka tūtaki a Hoani Wiremu Hīpango ki a Arapeta te Piriniha, te hoa tāne o Kuīni Wikitōria (TWK 16:11). / At that place Hoani Hīpango also met Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.

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mate tāne

1. (stative) be lustful (for a man), have an affair (with a man).

Heoi, ka taka he wā, ka whakarērea a Tāwera e Pareārau, ka haere ki te mate tāne haere me whetū kē (Te Ara 2011). / However, in time Venus is abandoned by Jupiter, who goes off to have affairs with other stars.

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tamaiti tāne

1. (noun) boy.

He tokomaha ngā tamariki a Te Ata-i-rehia rāua ko Tapa-ue. Ko tētehi he tamaiti tāne ko Pāpaka te ingoa (NIT 1995:287). / Te Ata-i-rehia and Tapa-ue had a number of children. One was a boy named Pāpaka.

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tāne irawhiti

1. (noun) trans-man.

tū tāne

1. (noun) male stance - upright stance in haka with the right foot back.

Ko te tū kakara, te tū tāne rānei: He matika te tū, ko te waewae matau ki muri (RMR 2017). / The tū kakara or male stance: The stance is upright and the right leg is at the back.

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taiaki tāne

1. (noun) testosterone.

Ko tā te taihema toa, he whakaputa i te taiake tāne e tika ai te whanake o te tānetanga me te whakaputa wai tātea (RP 2009:350). / The purpose of the male reproductive organs is to produce testosterone so that the development of maleness and the production of semen occur correctly.

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tamariki tāne

1. (noun) boys, sons.

E rua ngā tamariki tāne a Tapua, ko Eru Patuone, ko Tāmati Wāka Nene, ko te mana o te papa ka tukua iho ki a Tāmati (TWMNT 23/4/1873:38). / Tapua had two sons, Eru Patuone and Tāmati Wāka Nene, and the father's mana was passed on to Tāmati.

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tipuna tāne

1. (noun) male ancestor, grandfather, great grandfather, forefather.

Ko ngā kāinga noho o ōna mātua me tōna tipuna tāne, me Muretū, ko Te Uretā, ko Waka-ā-pāua, me Wharehanga (TTR 1990:24). / Her parents and her grandfather, Muretū, lived at Te Uretā, Waka-ā-pāua and Wharehanga.

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tāne tāwhai wahine

1. (noun) female impersonator.

Ko ngā kaimahi he kuīni whakarākei, he tāne tāwhai wahine, he tangata kahuwhiti, he taihemawhiti, he tāne moe tāne, he tāne moe wahine, he wahine moe wahine. (Townsend, 2018) / The staff were a mix of drag queens, female impersonators, transvestites and transsexuals, plus a few gay men, straight men and lesbian women.

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Tāne-mahuta

1. (personal name) atua of the forests and birds and one of the children of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku.

Ko te māoritanga o ngā ingoa o ēnei tamariki a Rangi rāua ko Papa: Ko Tangaroa, he ika; ko Rongo-mā-tāne, ko te kūmara; ko Haumia-tiketike, ko te aruhe; ko Tāne-mahuta, ko te rākau, ko te manu; ko Tāwhiri-mātea, ko te hau; ko Tū-matau-enga, ko te tangata (KO 16/9/1886:6). / The explanation of the names of these children of Rangi and Papa is: Tangaroa is fish; Rongo-mā-tāne is kūmara; Haumia-tiketike is fernroot; Tāne-mahuta is trees and birds; Tāwhiri-mātea is wind; Tū-matau-enga is humans.

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tāne moe wahine

1. (noun) heterosexual man.

Tāne-tūturi

1. (personal name) one of the offspring of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku who was the first to see the sun shining under Rangi's armpit (according to some versions of the narrative).

(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 40-42;)

Nō te kitenga o Tāne-tūturi i taua māramatanga ka kōrero atu ia ki ōna tuākana, "Kua kitea e au tētahi māramatanga e kohara mai ana i roto i te kēkē o tō tātau pāpā. Kei te hunaia e ō tātau mātua te māramatanga i a tātau, kei whiti mai ki a tātau." (HWM 4). / When Tāne-tūturi saw the light he said to his elder brothers, "I have seen some light shining in the armpit of our father. The light is being hidden from us by our parents so that it can't shine on us."

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Tāne-whakapiripiri

1. (personal name) personification of buildings that provide shelter for people.

wahine moe tāne

1. (noun) heterosexual woman, married woman.

Ka nui te whakamihi me te whakamīharo ki a Mere mōna e kaha nei ahakoa he wahine moe tāne, ā, tokorima rawa ā rāua tamariki (HM 3/1998:1). / We congratulate and are impressed with Mere for her strength in raising five children, despite being married.

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waha o Tāne

1. (noun) singing of the birds, bird chorus - a metaphor.

Kia whakarongo tō taringa ki te waha o Tāne, e kō i te ata (M 2005:292). / Listen to the chorus of the birds, singing in the morning.

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