1. (loan) (noun) water paint.
Ko te peita wai: Ko te ranunga o te kano me te wai, ā, i te nuinga o te wā, he pūataata te āhua o tēnei momo peita. Ka kīia ko te peita waikino te mahinga toi ka hua ake i te whakamahinga o tēnei momo peita (RTA 2014:131). / Water paint: The mixture of colour with water and usually this type of paint is transparent. The art work resulting from the use of this type of paint is called a watercolour.
1. (loan) (noun) fermented corn eaten as a delicacy.
Tērā atu anō ētahi kai a te Māori, te kōuka, te pikopiko, te tuna, te kōtero, te taro - kāore aku kupu mō ēnei - engari me whakahua ake pea e au te kānga wai, te kānga kōpiro (TKO 30/6/1919:7). / There are other foods of the Māori, cabbage tree shoots, fern shoots, eel, fermented potatoes and taro - I have nothing to say about these - but perhaps I should mention corn steeped in water, fermented maize.
1. (noun) dam.
I te tekau tau atu i 1970, ka parea ngā wai e rere iho ana i Tongariro ki te awa o Whanganui, kia rere kē ki ngā pā wai o Tongariro (Te Ara 2011). / In the 1970s the water flowing from Mount Tongariro into the Whanganui River was diverted to flow instead to the dams of Tongariro.
1. (noun) freshwater, mineral water.
E kīia ana, kua tae mai ngā ika o Karapōnia, e kīa nei, he tarauta (e pēnei ana me te kōkopu wai māori a te Māori) ā kua tukua atu aua ika ki tētahi o ngā roto i Waikato (TW 2/11/1878:546). / It is reported that fish from California have arrived, which are called trout (and are like the Maori’s fresh water kōkopu) and those fish have been released in one of the lakes in Waikato.
1. (noun) scent, perfume, fragrance, aftershave.
1. (noun) spouting, gutter, tap, funnel, water pipe.
I te 8 o ngā rā o Tīhema nei, ka ngaoko te whenua o Whanganui nei i te rū, ā, i pakaru ko ngā kōrere wai mai ki te tāone, i kino katoa (TJ 4/1/1898:6). / On the 8th December the land here at Whanganui shook from the earthquake and the water pipes to the town were badly damaged.
2. (noun) tap, faucet, valve.