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toi Play

1. (noun) tip, point.

Ka tae mai tōna waka ki waenganui pū o te moana, ka haere ake tōna atua i raro ka mau ki te toi o te hoe a te kaiwhakatere o tōna waka, arā ko Tūtangatakino (TWMNT 23/3/1875:65). / When he had got out into mid-ocean, his god rose from the depths and seized the point of the paddle of Tūtangatakino, the steersman of his canoe.


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2. (noun) summit.

Ko Whaitiri te kuia o Tāwhaki rāua ko Karihi. Nānā rāua i tohu ki hea rāua piki ai ki te toi o ngā rangi (Te Ara 2013). / Whaitiri was the grandmother of Tāwhaki and Karihi. She instructed them on where to climb to the summit of the heavens.


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3. (noun) native, indigenous, aborigine, indigene.

He toi mātou nō te moutere nei (W 1971:431). / We are indigenes of this island.


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4. (noun) origin, source (of mankind).

Ki te toi o te tangata i rauhītia ai e Iomatua i Te Honoiwairua (W 1971:432). / To the source of people gathered together by Iomatua in Te Honoiwairua (The Place where the Spirits Join Together).


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5. (noun) art, knowledge.

Kāti, anei tēnei o ā tātou taonga kua puta hei whakamīharotanga mā te tangata. Ko ngā momo toi e whakaata ana i tā ēnei whakatipuranga titiro ki te ao (HM 1/1997:7). / Well, this is our treasure that has appeared for people to admire. The types of art illustrate how these generations look at the world.


toi Play

1. (noun) vine, long slender root.

He aka te toi, i whakarewaina ki te rangi (M 2006:86). / The 'toi' is a vine suspended from the heavens.


tōī Play

1. (noun) broad-leaved cabbage tree, mountain cabbage tree, Cordyline indivisa - found from 450 to 1350 m altitude in higher rainfall areas from the Coromandel Range to Fiordland on the West Coast and Banks Peninsula. Has a stout, unbranched trunk topped with a large head of sword-shaped leaves with a reddish midrib 1-2 m long.

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toi Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to trot (horses), move quickly.

Ka haere atu tō mātau ope, kua puta mai te tamaiti, i roto i ana kākahu Māori, e toi haere mai ana me tona taiaha (HP 1991:84). / When our group went on the boy emerged in his Māori costume trotting along towards us with his taiaha.


2. (verb) fish for eels with an eel-bob - flax loops with bait attached used for entangling the eels' teeth.

Ko tētahi tikanga hopu tuna ko te toi, ko te tautau rānei ki ētahi (Te Ara 2013). / A common method of catching eels was bobbing, called toi, or tautau by some.


toī Play

1. (verb) to tingle, be irritated.


toi moko Play

1. (noun) art of tattooing.

He pūkenga ngā tohunga ki ngā momo toi whakairo, toi moko, te waihanga whare me ngā mahi ā-wairua (Te Ara 2013). / Tohunga were specialists in areas such as carving, tattooing, building houses and spiritual matters.


2. (noun) tattooed preserved head - done for two reasons, either to venerate a loved one, or as a trophy of war to ridicule an enemy. In the nineteenth century toi moko were traded with Pākehā in exchange for muskets and gunpowder.

E rua tekau ngā toi moko Māori e hoki mai ana i Parī ki te wā kāinga nei. Neke atu i te rua rau tau aua tūpuna e takoto ana i roto i ngā whare pupuri taonga o Wīwī (Te Karere 12-1-2012). / Twenty tattooed preserved Māori heads are returning home from Paris. Those ancestors have been in the museums of France for more than two hundred years.


toi whakaari Play

1. (noun) performing arts.

He āhuatanga nui te toi whakaari Māori i roto i te ahumahi tāpoi Māori (Te Ara 2013). / Māori performing arts have been key features of the Māori tourist industry.


toi mino Play

1. (noun) derivative art.

Ko te toi mino he mahinga toi ka takea mai i mahinga toi kē atu. Hei tauira, he toi mino Te Tangata Whai Rawa o Wēneti, inā tōna takenga mai i te tuhinga a Rurutao (RMR 2017). / Derivative art is artwork that is based on a previously completed artwork. For example Te Tangata Whai Rawa o Wēneti is a derivative work based on Shakespeare´s Merchant of Venice (RMR 2017).


toi rārangi Play

1. (noun) line art.

Ko te toi rārangi he tikanga toi, inā ka whakamahia te rārangi torotika, rārangi kōpiko rānei, koia anake hei whakaputa i te mahinga toi (RTA 2014:183). / Line art is an art technique where only straight or curved lines are used to produce a piece of visual art (RTA 2014:183).


toi puni Play

1. (noun) installation art.

He momo toi ataata te toi puni, inā ka hangaia te mahinga toi mō roto i tētahi whaitua, pērā i te whare toi, i tētahi whare tūmatanui rānei (RTA 2014:182). / Installation art is a type of visual art, where the artwork is created for a specific space, such as an art gallery or a public building (RTA 2014:182).


toi piripiri Play

1. (noun) collage.

Ko te toi piripiri he tikanga toi ataata, he whakatōpūtanga o ētahi taonga, o ētahi hanga maha, ā, ka whakapiria ki tētahi papa hei whakaputa mahinga toi (RTA 2014:180). / Collage is a visual art technique where different things and forms are assembled together and glued to a surface in order to create the artwork (RTA 2014:180).


toi huarewa Play

1. (noun) suspended way - explanations vary as to what exactly this is but it seems to refer to the way that Tāne and Tāwhaki ascended to the heavens, or sometimes the whirlwind path to the uppermost of the heavens. Some versions say that it was a spider's web hanging down from the heavens.

I whakamārama mai a nehe mā i piki ētahi mā te toi huarewa ki te toi o ngā rangi, arā ki tō runga rawa o ngā rangi tūhāhā (TTT 1/8/1923:6). / The old men and women explained that some climbed via the suspended way to the uppermost heaven, that is the the highest of the spaced heavens.


toi rōpinepine Play

1. (noun) mosaic.

He momo toi ataata te toi rōpinepine, inā ka hangaia he āhua i te whakatōpūtanga o ētahi mara kōata whaikano, mara kōhatu, matapaia, mara uku, mara rawatoi kē atu rānei (RTA 2014:184). / Mosaic is a form of visual art whereby an image is created by assembling together small pieces of coloured glass, stone, ceramic, or other materials. (RTA 2014:184).


toi waihanga Play

1. (noun) construction art, assemblage.

He momo toi ataata te toi waihanga, he whakapiri i ētahi rawatoi, i ētahi wāhanga wehewehe rānei kia hua mai te mahinga toi (RTA 2014:185). / Construction art is a type of visual art, where materials or separate parts are put together to create the finished artwork (RTA 2014:185).


mātauranga toi Play

1. (noun) art education.

Kei ngā whare wānanga, ngā kuratini, ngā pūtahi, ngā kura tūmataiti e akohia ana ngā mātauranga toi (Te Ara 2011). / Art education is taught at universities, polytechnics, centres and private art schools.


toi ataata Play

1. (noun) visual art.

He whānui tonu ngā momo toi ataata, pērā i te whakairo, te raranga, te peita, te tā pikitia, te mātātuhi, te mahi uku, te matapaia, te toi pūeru, te tārai, te waihanga me te hopu whakaahua (RTA 2014:178). / Visual art is a broad grouping that includes carving, weaving, painting, drawing, printmaking, clay and ceramics, wearable art, sculpture, construction and photography (RTA 2014:178).


toi whakairo Play

1. (noun) art of carving.

He pūkenga ngā tohunga ki ngā momo toi whakairo, toi moko, te waihanga whare me ngā mahi ā-wairua (Te Ara 2013). / Tohunga were specialists in areas such as carving, tattooing, building houses and spiritual matters.


toi rapirapi Play

1. (noun) sgraffito - an art technique.

He tikanga toi ataata te toi rapirapi, inā ka rapia tētahi paparanga peita, paparanga pene hinu rānei, kia kitea ai te paparanga o raro iho (RTA 2014:183). / Sgraffito is a visual art technique where one layer of paint or crayon is scratched through to reveal the layer underneath (RTA 2014:183).


kōpaki toi Play

1. (noun) art folder, folio.


whare toi Play

1. (noun) art gallery.

I te whare toi, he rahi tonu te mokowā i waenga i ngā mahi a tēnā, ā tēnā ringatoi (PK 2008:468). / In the art gallery, the space between each artist's works was quite large.


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