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tuarā Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to assist, help, support, maintain.

Ko tana tāne ko Īnia Te Rangi; ahakoa rā te pihi kore o te rito, riro ana nā ngā uri o ōna tungāne, nā Tāmati rāua ko Tīemi te kāwai i tuarā (TTR 1996:171). / Her husband was Inia Te Rangi and although they had no children, the lines are maintained by the descendants of her brothers Tamati and Tiemi.


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2. (noun) back (body part).

Ko taua mahi hoki, ko te katikati, he mahi mate te ringaringa, me te tuarā, me ngā wāhi katoa o te tangata (TWM 17/10/1863:2). / That occupation, shearing, affects the arms, back and all parts of a person.


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3. (noun) ally, support, defender.

Nō muri mai, ka patua e Te Pareihe rātau ko ana tuarā, a Te Momo, kātahi ka panaia ngā mahuetanga o Ngāti Te Koherā (TTR 1990:177). / Later Te Pareihe and his allies killed Te Momo and then drove out the remnants of Ngāti Te Koherā.


ngau tuarā Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to backbite, defame, cast aspersions, denigrate.

Ko te tangata i ahu mai nei tētahi wāhi o tōna mātauranga i te Pākehā he tangata e whakatōngātia, e haea, e whakatātaretia, e ngau tuarātia e ngā tāngata kūware (TKO 31/8/1920:5). / The person whose knowledge comes partly from the Pākehā is a person who is criticized, envied, scrutinized and subjected to backbiting by ignorant people.


2. (modifier) slanderous, defamatory, malicious, backbiting, disparaging, scandalmongering, spiteful.

He kōrero ngau tuarā ngā kōrero o taua reta; kāore hoki i tāia atu e mātou, engari i haehaetia e mātou - —he ingoa kore, he kino hoki nō ngā kōrero (TWMNT 8/5/1872:63). / The contents of that letter are slanderous; and we did not publish it, but we tore it up - because it had no name and the contents were terrible.


3. (noun) slander, backbiting, denigration, disparagement, scandalmongering, spitefulness.

Ko te tino take o te ngau tuarā he hae (TTT 1/3/1925:193). / The main reason for backbiting is jealousy.


hoehoe tuarā Play

1. (noun) water boatman, Sigara arguta - common in lakes, ponds, drinking troughs and weed-clogged streams.


hoe tuarā Play

1. (noun) backswimmer, Anisops assimilis - common in lakes, ponds, drinking troughs and weed-clogged streams. Swims jerkily along on its back.


tuarā wharau Play

1. (noun) roof of a shelter - sometimes written as one word, i.e. tuarāwharau.

Mōrunga rawa ake te rā ka puta ngā iwi i pōhiritia rā; ana, me he tuarā wharau ki te waha mai i ngā ika tauraki kua maroke (JPS 1911:21). / The sun was already high when the tribes who were invited appeared; they were like the thatched roof of a house carrying the dried fish.


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